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Friday, 12 January 2018

Upcoming S/S Trends You Can Work Now

Spring/Summer may seem like a long way off but here are the key retro trends you should have on your radar!

Embellished Dresses

Sequins, sparkles, glitter you name it, it'll be popping up everywhere next season! So why not get ahead of the fashion game and grab a gorgeous embellished dress for  your next fancy occasion? If this all seems a bit OTT then pop on a  simple flapper headband or a beaded clutch bag to try out the odd bit of ornamentation. 


Whether it's wearing candy-coloured shades in your hair or selecting saccharine filters on your phone, pastels are still going strong! Don a sugary shade in a long-sleeved flapper  dress for a winter-appropriate stab at the style. 

Fringed Dresses

Fringing is making a fabulous come back for all your Gatsby themed balls or nights out with the girls.  Nothing says sass quite like a fringed dress that sways when you sashay or strut! Love it!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Shop The Pantone Colour Of The Year : Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet

Celebrate this dazzlingly dramatic Pantone 'Colour Of The Year' by coveting our 
pretty purple collections. We're relieved to rock a much more versatile shade than 
last year's lime green hue and think that this certainly is a brilliantly bright colour
 to take our cues from this season!
This celestial shade is both evocative and extremely elegant which is why we think it's a must-have choice for your clothing collection . Why not be a little braver and bolder this year and don a tea dress or accessory in this powerful purple tone? Working ultra-violet into your wardrobe is much easier than you think.  We've provided you below with some of our favourite sale styles to shop right now and how you can rock this cool colour with confidence.

  Featured: Cloche Style Hat Now £33.60

Experiment by add a ultra-violet accessory to a neutral outfit - like this Cloche Style Hat.  Pair this with a navy tailored coat and team with faux-fur lined gloves.  

Featured:  Ski Print Tea Dress - Emily & Fin Now £51.80

Make a bold statement and get creative with the colour! Mix it up and try out a multicoloured print like the one on this Ski Print Tea Dress. It's truly time to have fun with your fashion choices. Pop on a quirky brooch or animal pendant to add even more character to your look. 

Featured:  Tatty Devine Cocktail Ring Now £14.70

For  a more subtle way to introduce this shade into your everyday wardrobe, wear it in small sections. This Tatty Devine cocktail ring will do the job just perfectly!

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Friday, 29 December 2017

Get The Look! 1920s

Fearne Cotton is the picture of elegance in this form fitting, 1920s style flapper dress! We adore this take on the Gatsby glamour trend! Proving that 'vintage' need not be old fashioned, we love how she has combined this stunning embellished dress with a slick of shocking red lipstick and a pretty chain-mail clutch bag.  
The best looks are often influenced by the past, yet we think it's key to give them a modern edge. If you're a fan of Fearne's fabulous flapper look then why not don this demure Long Sleeved Flapper Dress and style with a sleek chignon?  Pop on some crystal studded earrings and combine with dark, smokey eye makeup for added drama and finesse. 

Friday, 15 December 2017

Try This Trend! Drop Waist Dresses

The Drop Waist Dress

Whether you're looking for something casual or classy the drop waist dress will always create the impression of effortless elegance and attitude. It first appeared on the fashion scene in the glamorous 1920s era, when flapper dresses were all the rage! As a rebellion against the restrictive clothing that came before it, the flapper dress embodied utter freedom with its contrasting loose-fit and daring  embellished detailing. 

Not only does the drop waist silhouette create the illusion of height, it also elongates the torso! Attention is naturally drawn to the neckline, so flapper girls would often make the most of this and show off lavish layers of beaded pendants and strings of pearl necklaces to emphasise the lengthy look! 

Get the look and check out our awesome art deco jewellery!

No wonder some many celebrities are dropping it like it's hot! 

Peruse our dazzling drop waist dresses here: 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Guide To Surviving The Party Season In Style

 It might seem a little early but we think it helps to be a little prepared. Whatever your plans are this party season, we've got a few tips to help you steal the spotlight this year...

Plan A Killer Party Look

It's seriously time to throw out that tired LBD and plan a killer party outfit that'll knock the socks off everyone you know.  Preferably miles in advance so you're not struggling and rushing around that crucial week before the festivities begin...

Awesome Accessorising

Strapped for cash but want to make a statement? Easy, simply pop on a striking art deco accessory like this stylish sunburst necklace to add a dash of dazzle to your look.

Send Your Invites Out On Time

An essential part of planning any party is remembering to invite your guests, so our advice is don't leave it until the last minute. Being vintage enthusiasts we recommend going the whole hog and writing them out by hand.  A facebook group simply won't cut it in our book. 

Create The Ultimate Playlist

 Nothing gets you in the party mood, quite like a banging tune! Crank up the volume and put on all the cheesy classics to help pre-plan a showstopper. 

Have A Backup

When the moment comes, there's nothing worse than realising you've got the dress code of the evening totally wrong - after all who the heck knows what smart casual REALLY means! So we'd be prepared and cover both options. Don't worry there's plenty of smart, yet sassy styles on sale at RMV to save the day.  

Shop Our Party Collection Here:

Friday, 22 September 2017

How to re-create Emma Stone's Oscar winning look!

We adore this modern take on the 1920s trend by the fabulous Emma Stone and want to embody it immediately this Autumn! Getting dolled up full on Gatsby style is not for everyone so if you love the vintage look but are too afraid to go the whole hog we think that this is a sleek alternative.  
Midi dresses are marvellous for this time of year too as they look uber glam and you can play the sophisticate  as well as remain cutely covered when the weather gets chilly. Emma has gone for a loose fitting black number with chic cut out detailing. Steal her style and bag our black crochet midi dress for a similar sassy vibe.  Next simply smooth your hair into gentle waves and don a retro ruby lip to channel your inner silver screen siren. 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Lights Camera Action!

With the new season set in full swing , we thought we'd share with you a behind the scenes snippet of our latest photo shoot to give you an inside scoop of what goes on behind closed doors at RMV! There is a lot of  dedication, time and downright fun that goes into our images, so gather round for a closer look. 

We were incredibly lucky to have access to the stunning Crescent Theatre in Birmingham which provided the perfect backdrop to showcase our fabulous new flapper dresses. 

And action!

There is no end to some of the absurd things we ask our models to recreate! We are lucky Charlotte is such a good sport. 

Strike a pose Paul :)

 Never leave props lying around Charlotte :D!

It's amazing the hidden treasures and locations you can find in a theatre. 

Working mum!

 Here's a sneaky peak at the new styles we have coming in soon ;) ...