Hair Braids are BIG right now and there is a style out there to suit us all.
Reminiscent of my school years the simple French plait has taken on a new lease of energy and design.
Be on trend, weather you’re a rock chic and the love a messy bedhead look or adore, glam red carpet chic. The braid has so many different variations to offer.
Halo braids ,fishtails, Unicorn to name a few.
Perfect holiday hair. Braids are not only a practical hair choice but stylish too !
But let’s start with the basics with this French braid tutorial By Luxy Hair .. Great for beginners and those looking to Improve their technique.
Take a look at @cpresso for more tutorials including fish tails.
When you have mastered the basics get some inspiration from theses A-list celebs.
Take a look at our own beach edit hair braid look below !
Once again Open Culture hosted another successful Summer Arts Market. The venue was the nostalgic St Georges Hall in Liverpool city centre and took place over Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016.
The established arts market is held twice a year and is a big event in the craft ,arts and vintage calendar.
Visitors get the opportunity to meet and buy direct from the makers and designers.
With over 100 stalls selling the most unique ,not on the high street items from Art to chocolate ,children’s wear and soft furnishings.
CoCo & VeVe had a stand and spent the weekend with one of my favourite vintage traders Miss” Mary Jones Vintage ”
Take a look below at the images I took over the weekend of my stand and fellow stall holders stands including Fairytale Vintage I love their bespoke vintage cake stands and hanging planters created using cups and saucers . Pillbox Vintage and Retro Girl Vintage.
Bags for the Beach
Summer is just around the corner and there is some beautiful straw beach bags out there !
When choosing your summer bag use these 3 handy tips.
- Function: Will it fit all my beach essentials ?
- Style : Do you want a back-pack or tote ?
- Colour : Do you choose neutral tones to co-ordinate with all looks or go for a pop of colour that really makes a statement ?
I always like a bag that I can use for the beach ,but is also suitable for sight seeing and shopping.
Here is a few of my favourite bags for this summer.
Above left SAINT LAURENT fringe beach tote
Above right http://www.candvboutique.co.uk/tassel-fringe-summer-beach-tote-263-p.asp
Above left SOPHIE ANDERSON beach tote
.Above right http://www.co.uk/handmade-straw-woven-bag-265-p.asp
If you like something smaller and pack light for holidays try our gorgeous frilly clutches in vibrant colours . http://www.candvboutique.co.uk/frilly-straw-hot-pink-clutch-305-p.asp. Handmade in Bali and exclusive to C&V in the UK.
We had a fabulous day on Sunday at Southport Fashion Show !
The day was organised by GModels and Casting director Lisa Hames . The Venue Southport Theatre and Convention centre.
There was a really buzz about the venue with pop up boutiques from women’s fashions ,bridal boutiques, children’s wear and beauty bars.
CoCo & VeVe had a stand next to MAYA .
MAYA is an amazing hair product made with 12 natural oils to find out more visit becomeMAYA on instagram.
We enjoyed the day soaking up the atmosphere chatting to customers and being entertained by vocalist and dancing in between the catwalk shows.
Our Runway show was at 1.45pm and was hosted by Claire Simmo . The GModels and Miss Southport Brea did a great job on the catwalk wearing our designs .
Thanks to Andy Forster Photography
Looking forward to the next Southport Fashion Show !
We had a fabulous evening yesterday at The Lord Mayor of Liverpool annual Charity Fashion show.
The venue was dressed in white with pink,black and white feather accents.
Doors opened at 6pm and guests where invited to browse the pop up shops and had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets ,with all money raised on the night going to The Lord Mayors chosen charity’s, Alder Hey Ronald MacDonald House, KIND and Lister Steps.
Everyone took their seats at 6.30pm for the fashion show ,hosted by Reese Ryan and directed by Amanda Moss pr.
Karen Gold of London took to the runway first with an opulent collection featuring luxe velvets and pearls.
Sofia Spencer sung and entertained with her fabulous voice in between designers.
C&V where up 4th .We showcased a collection of 15 looks from our new look label CoCo & VeVe to a receptive audience.
The show came to a close with talented local students from Holly Lodge and Liverpool College exhibiting their hat designs and garments based on “take a selfie”. !
Just A few pictures from our recent event hosted by My Liverpool Life .
The Location was The Raquet Club , Chapel Lane Liverpool. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception ,followed by a 3 course lunch.
C&V launched our new look label CoCo & VeVe ,the models hit the runway wearing our new designs.
A charity raffle was drawn in aid of the James Bulger Memorial trust . Guests where also treated to live acoustics by Clare and an after party at Circo.
Christmas is over and I have begun 2016 working on some new designs.
My design process begins with a few ideas being sketched with notes added of inspiration along side. I then begin patterns and try out my designs . I will alter my design sometimes as I’m working if I feel for example hemline should be shorter than my original sketch.
This week I have been working on The Lilody wrap dress,Named after my nieces Lila and Elody . As always vintage inspired the dress has large wrap around sash tie ,feature sleeves and gathered skirt. It still needs a few alterations before I’m completely happy with it but its not far from complete.
It will then be available to order from my website and my ETSY store . In a range of Vintage fabrics and new fabrics designed by myself and exclusive to C&V collections.
Expect Lots more to come from C&V Boutique this year.New Designs ,focusing on our own label CoCo & VeVe.