• Feeling the heat

    July 2, 2009

    The heatwave has hit Scotland with a vengeance, but we're not complaining (yet!) We are off to London next week to check out New Designers (where Kirstin is showing some of her prints) and to do some shopping, sightseeing and catching up with friends, so we will do a catalogue update with some fab sundresses before we depart. Enjoy the sunshine!

  • Weddings and a degree show

    May 26, 2009

    Apologies for the absence of updates as we have been so busy thanks to all our lovely customers, two more of whom have walked down the aisle resplendent in frockery from The Frockery!

    The bank holiday weekend was an opportunity for us to take a bit of a breather from the routine, and the sun even shone sympathetically for  much of it. There was no prospect of relaxation for Kirstin, however, who has been madly busy in the studio preparing for her degree show at the Glasgow School of Art. We are all so looking forward to seeing the fruits of her loom labours next month.

    We will be updating the catalogue with some nifty numbers this week so keep checking the What's New link!

  • Ashes to Ashes fuels 80s fashion revival

    May 11, 2009

    At last the sun is breaking through in this corner of north east Scotland. Let's hope it lasts so that we can give the woolly jumpers a bit of a rest.

    It's been a busy couple of weeks, with many of our recently added Clearance items having been quickly snapped up. We have also managed some successful sourcing of items for customers with specific requirements and have received some great feedback. We were especially delighted to hear that another bride-to-be will be wearing some of our frockery at her wedding next week.

    The return of Ashes to Ashes seems to have fuelled a growing demand for 80s fashion, which - like Marmite - you either love or hate. As we have previously mentioned, what we all agree on here is that the gorgeous Philip Glenister (Gene Hunt) is unmissable!

  • The Burberry effect

    April 26, 2009

    Burberry certainly hasn't lost its appeal, given the number of enquiries we receive from lovers of this classic label. So it was no surprise that the trench coat we catalogued last week was gone within hours and we had several emails asking when we might have another in stock. The truth is we never quite know, which means it's a good idea to keep dropping by to see what's new on the site - or you can always ask us to contact you if a particular item comes in.

    The long anticipated new series of Ashes to Ashes started last week, which pleased us no end as we absolutely love Philip Glenister and his  various sidekicks. The 80s music and fashion flashbacks are great reminders of the days when life seemed a lot simpler, although we confess we are happy that the sexism which permeates this and other retro series has now largely been consigned to history.

    On the fashion front, Gok's Fashion Fix influence has been evident on high streets everywhere, with accessories such as belts being used to jazz up otherwise dull outfits without busting the budget. We are particularly liking the self-tie leather cummerbund style belts, some of which we have in stock. It seems that belt tightening is now more fashionable than ever!

  • Gok will fix it for you!

    April 15, 2009

    We admit to being fans of Gok Wan's Fashion Fix, which returned to our screens last night for a new series. However, we aren't so sure about his ebullient, over confident sidekick, Blix Smith-Start, whose designer label obsession seems a bit unhealthy in the present economic climate. Although Blix's designer outfits may have won the audience vote in the first programme of the new series, Gok's high street chic wasn't far behind, but still on the expensive side for us.

    For real credit crunch chic, you need look no further than The Frockery (we would say that wouldn't we!) You really don't need to spend a small fortune on fashion when you can put together a unique outfit for less than £50, or, if times are tight, jazz up your look with stylish accessories for under a tenner. We have a great selection in stock to help you revive a tired wardrobe without resorting to fast fashion faux pas - and without breaking the bank.

  • Cool in a cardigan, Mrs Obama

    April 3, 2009

    Michelle Obama has certainly raised the First Lady fashion stakes in London this week with her effortless elegance and unique, often quirky, style.

    For the 'first wives club' visit to the Royal Opera House and on a later visit to a  girls' school in London, Mrs Obama wore a fab teal dress by Jason Wu topped with an unusual but stunning asymmetrical cardigan by designer Junya Watanabe, which caused something of a stir among cardigan lovers and haters alike!

    Indeed she has worked the cool cardigan look all week , sporting a sparkly cream number by J Crew over a mint green pencil skirt for a visit to Downing Street and, for meeting the queen, a black  cardigan (reputedly by Azzedine Alaia) over a sophisticated Isabel Toledo dress with white bodice and black skirt.

    As our regular visitors will know, we are big fans of the humble cardigan and are glad to see Mrs O raise its profile so stylishly. Only the other week we were in full cardi praising flow on our Frockery Talk update, and we have a wide selection  in  stock in all colours, shapes and sizes.

    Like Michelle  we love the cardigan, not only for its its versatility but for its comfort and practicality. Cardigans are now cool, it's official!