“Royal Palm” sarong dress
In today’s post I proudly present you my collaboration with one of the best vintage brands in Europe – Vivien of Holloway.
I’ve always been a big fan of their creations, especially 40’s style dresses . I just fell in love with their sarong dresses with wrap skirts and matching boleros, that are perfect for my “hourglass” body figure. I also adore tropical and tiki prints/style but here in Croatia you have to dig for dress/fabric of this sample.
All Vivien of Holloway floral sarongs are inspired by 1940’s starlet Dorothy Lamour, who starred in a number of South Pacific-themed films and musicals back in the Golden Era.
“Royal Palm” dress details:
1940s Style Sarong
Made in London
Accessories are style essence so I am wearing blue “Royal Palm” dress with amber jewelry set, red sandals ( hick heel, Carmen Miranda style) and RockRockabilly hair orchids.
Who is Vivien of Holloway?
A life-long Fifties lifestyle and fashion enthusiast, Vivien began sewing vintage-style clothes for herself at a mere ten years old. At eighteen, she opened her first shop in the world famous but now sadly gone Kensington Market, selling her hand-made 50s reproductions to fellow followers of 50’s fashions. Many satisfied customers later, we can fast forward… oh, a couple of years to 2000, when the Vivien of Holloway brand was born, and Vivien’s signature Fifties style soon took the world by storm.
Our focus has always been on producing beautiful dresses and separates with all the look and the charm of authentic vintage, but in a range of sizes to fit and flatter modern figures and ease of care to suit modern lifestyles.
With period perfect fabrics and cuts only slightly adapted from genuine vintage styles, in Vivien of Holloway you can be transformed into a cheesecake pin-up, a femme fatale, a saucy Mad Men-era office girl, or a WWII working girl – the choice is yours! All our clothes are proudly made in the UK and are loved by well-dressed women (and men!) across the globe; from rockabilly gals and swing dancers, to re-enactors and even celebrities! As well as producing gorgeous vintage-style clothing, we also pride ourselves on good old-fashioned customer service. For us, it’s not just about looking the part, it’s about the whole lifestyle. We’re just trying to make the world a more fabulous and glamorous place, day by day.