Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas Jumpers!

Its freezing outside and its definitely is starting to feel a lot like Christmas!
Here at Godiva we have selected some great vintage inspired Christmas jumpers featuring frolicking reindeer and snowflakes to get you in the spirit and keep you toasty over the season and of course on  trend. Here is our selection of new jumpers created by Pop Boutique.
All £36 each online and in store. Get yours today!

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Designer Profile: Death by Diamond & Pearl

Many a designer walks through Godiva doors wanting to sell their work in our showroom and local girl Amanda was one of these upcoming designers.
 I see a lot of people doing the same kind of thing, but sometimes you get that designer who does it just a little differently and skillfully making them that cut above the rest, Death by Diamond and Pearl is definitely one of those labels.  I was so please she walked through the door that day.
Death by Diamond & Pearl is a fantastic and very affordable accessory label based in Edinburgh and for sale in our shop showroom and online

Here is Amanda's response to our designer Q&A.........

Hello, I am …
Amanda from Death by Diamond and Pearl

I design ……… Mostly Accessories at the moment such as statement collar pieces  and various sizes and shapes of bows and bowties. 

When I am creating my typical day involves ………A big coffee, composing a rough list to work through and then making a whole lot of creative mess around my flat with fabrics and threads everywhere! 

When I am not designing and creating I am………….also working part time in a costume shop, reading or catching up with friends and family.

I get inspiration from ……… various places really, I keep an eye on current/upcoming trends. I love fabric stores, charity shops and fairs because the fabric can often inspire the idea for a design. Also talking with people and friends is an invaluable input and a wander around exhibitions and museums can be the well needed motivation to get creative! 

Being an independent designer is important to me because……it’s what I love doing and it’s a great feeling to create and work in your own style. I’ve always supported and admired designers who do it all by themselves.
I knew I wanted to be a designer when I was……designing costume ideas for my childhood hobby which was majorettes ha! 

My greatest achievement so far is …………launching myself into independently designing this year. Even though it’s still early days it’s great to finally be on the ladder and I’m excited about the future. 

I cannot live without……a notebook to jot down ideas that randomly pop into my head and keep a check on the “to do” list, also peppermint tea it’s a staple part to the end of my day, yum.

My favourite thing I have ever bought or found is ……… a red button necklace, I’ve had it for years and often scared to wear it in case I break it! 

White leather Stud collar by Death by Diamond & Pearl 

Thanks Amanda for answering our Q & A! 

Next week Mollie Brown 

Sunday, 18 November 2012

This Week At Godiva #1

What a week we have had this week at Godiva Boutique! Preparations for Christmas are well underway and the deliveries have been flooding in from all your favourite designers.  

Last weekend saw the return of our bestselling sequin and beaded collars by designer Faye Taylor Hackers. These sold out fast from her last delivery, and with more styles and shapes to choose from we are expecting the same reaction again. Snap yours up in store or online here, prices range from £30 - £45.

All images from Pop Boutique

Another exciting arrival in store came from Pop vintage, delivering a top notch batch of amazing Christmas jumpers! From a classic Fair Isle knit to crazy novelty sequin numbers, there's now something for everyone here at Godiva.  The Fair Isle knits are available in our online shop for £36, but pop in store to see our range of vintage festive sequin jumpers.  We also got in an amazing range of vintage wool coats to add to our range alongside furs, macs and pea coats!

Mustard eternity scarf £55, Forest green mittens £25
Plum button hat £29, Forest green snood £29
Last but not least, Godiva favourite and long-time designer friend, knitwear brand EKA is back in stock! We have hats, snoods, eternity scarves, mittens and cute bow headbands, all hand crafted and eco friendly.  This winter's collection from EKA comes in the amazing seasonal colours of mustard, plum and forest green, and is such an affordable was to perk up your winter wardrobe.  Currently only available in store with prices ranging from £19 - £55.

What are your favourite pieces from our new winter collections? Will you be buying pretty party collars or cosy eco-knits this season?

Keep up to date with all our new deliveries and goings on in the shop with our Facebook and Twitter!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Godiva wants to share the Euromillions with you!


Today we bought a Euromillions Lottery ticket for Friday 16th November. 
It's an estimated £11 Million and we have bought 3 tickets to share with you all! 
So do you want to be "in it to win it" and do your bit for MOVEMBER! 

How this works is you must be a fan on our facebook page

We will share with you if you share with us, anyone who 'LIKES' our 'FAN PAGE' and 'SHARES' this lucky ticket then you will automatically get an equal share of the
the Euromillion winnings!

Whats even better is we also plead to give away a share of the winnings to this month's charity - MOVEMBER
So get involved and remember you gotta be in it to win it! 
you have nothing to lose so help us help you. 

 We have crossed our fashionable fingers & fashionable toes and feeling lucky! 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Designer Profile: RowanJoy

Ever wondered about our independent designers? Who they are? What makes them tick and float their boat?
Well wonder no more as we have a weekly blog featuring each and every one of them. We have presented a range of questions for them to answer and thus share with you. 
This week we kick start with the longest running designer in store, someone I have personally worked with for 8 years now, drank many a bottle of wine, mused some fantastical and great ideas, and who has been a very valuable and great support to Godiva.
She also runs her label from the Studio in Store here at 9 West Port.
It's the very lovely Rowanjoy

Hello, I am …Rowan of Rowanjoy

I design ...... Mostly dresses but have been known for the odd pair of shorts, skirts to capes too. All of my designs are either one off or limited editions with a mix of fabrics, prints and textures. I also now create vintage inspired wedding dresses.

When I am creating my typical day involves ........
It varies between running my own one woman production line if I am doing a run of dresses or taking longer to create a one off piece where I play about more with my fabrics and design of the piece.

When I am not designing and creating I am .....
.....logging, keeping my website up to date, arranging photoshoots, avoiding doing my accounts.

I get inspiration from.....
a huge variety of sources, I love watching film and get a lot of inspiration from the costumes, also just seeing what people are wearing on the street and how they put their outfits together is always inspiring to see.

Being an independent designer is important to me because...... I get the freedom to do what I love everyday and get to control my business and hopefully steer it where I want to go.

I knew I wanted to be a designer when.... I was pretty young I think it was a combination of my girls world fashion wheel and watching the clothes show on a Sunday afternoon that got me hooked.

My greatest achievement so far is ......really just being able to say I am still in business, I know many people who started fashion businesses and weren’t able to continue for various reasons so to still be going I feel very proud.

I cannot live without diary it keeps me right and I haven’t yet managed put my trust in using the calender on my phone.

My favourite thing I have ever bought or found probably my miu miu glitter boots who can resist a bit of sparkle.

The Elsie Dress by Rownjoy 

Shop with Rowanjoy at her Etsy shop or with us in store or online.

Thanks Rowan for everything.

Next week..........Mollie Brown with be answering our Q's


Friday, 2 November 2012


Available online & in store!

Available online & in store!

Available online & in store!

With the arrival of the cold weather and the return of ski Sunday on television it's time to embrace this winters fashion must have - the retro ski headband. This retro patterned wool/polyester headband like the legwarmer is the ultimate 1980's fashion item and it's time we brought them back! 

£8 each these are a steal, how can you say no.
Gift them, envy them, love them, these bands are the ultimate winter accessory for the end of the noughties!
We have a great selection to choose from on our online shop!

Visit the SHOP today and get your winter look!