Tag Archives: themed events

  • Halloween scene: from Marilyn to Lurch

    October 17, 2011

    Halloween is fast approaching and we have been helping some of our customers put together unique vintage outfits for their upcoming  parties.

    From movie icon Marilyn Monroe, Marion Crane (Psycho) Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Jackie Kennedy and Mad Men 60s style, to Abigail's Party 70s fashion and Alex Drake's 80s style, with a few mods, punks and rockers thrown in, dressing up is as popular as ever.

    Our mannequin Arthur is standing by to menace and is planning on exchanging his old raincoat for vintage tails to make the right impression as Lurch for our own Addams Family party.

    Arthur the menacing mannequin

  • Frocks for all eras

    January 30, 2008

    It has been a case of ‘frocks around the clock’ since the turn of the year as The Frockery has been coping with an increase in orders from customers new and not-so-new. Vintage and retro party dresses have been in particular demand throughout January and many of our own favourites have found new appreciative homes. 

    Meanwhile, there is evidence of some serious green resolutions being made and kept by a number of our customers who are moving house, downsizing or just having a good clear-out. This has resulted in The Frockery taking delivery of some fabulous pieces for our catalogue, so look out especially for the arrival of some glam 80s frockery which would have had Joan Collins and Victoria Principal tearing each other’s hair out over back in the good old days of Dynasty and Dallas! 

    The 80s look certainly seems to be enjoying something of a revival among the younger set, who are once more embracing shoulder pads and over-the-top statement outfits like we all used to (without even a hint of embarrassment!) Frank Usher dresses are endlessly appealing for posh parties and proms and the more colourful and dramatic the better! 

    Vintage and retro themed parties appear to be gaining in popularity and The Frockery has recently helped dress a newly 40 year old for her 1960s themed birthday party, as well as a newly 50 year old who wanted a memorable 1950s look for her half century celebration. Meanwhile, one of our younger fashionistas stuck to a 1980s theme for her 21st birthday party when she and her friends got fully into the spirit of the era, ably assisted by The Frockery team, a supply of sparkling wine, some retro fashion magazines and an original December 1986 copy of Vogue. 

    Still on the subject of vintage themed events, we have also just had notice of the dates for this year’s Culzean Autoclassica international heritage motoring event in Ayrshire which will be another great opportunity to dress up in period costume from the 40s, 50s, 60s or 70s to reflect a particular transport era. Billed as Scotland’s equivalent to the Goodwood Revival weekend, it promises to be a fantastic event for all the family and will take place at Culzean Castle, Maybole, Ayrshire from Thursday 21st to Monday 25th August 2008.