Tag Archives: holidays

  • Skeleton staff next week!

    March 1, 2016

    Just a note to advise customers that our dispatch of orders may be slightly delayed next week as the chief frocker will be away in London, leaving a minor frocker in sole charge, whose packing skills are not yet quite as refined as his techie expertise!

    All orders placed from Saturday 5th March will be sent at the very latest on Saturday 12th March. Normal service will resume thereafter, with same day or next working day dispatch.

    Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Holiday snaps and new arrivals

    August 24, 2014

    Apologies for the lack of Frockery Talkery, but we have been in catch-up mode since the chief frocker's short break and it has been very busy here. We are feeling the Google love at the moment and our website traffic has increased significantly, bringing  lots of lovely new customers with it. Thank you all!

    brighouse valley

    View across the valley from our Yorkshire hosts' land -  not a frock in sight!

    Despite the rain - some of it of the distinctly stair rod variety - our whistle-stop trip to Yorkshire and Liverpool was  a wonderful opportunity to escape the frock face for a few days and catch up with friends and family. Our first tango in Halifax was everything we could have hoped for, and the weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of a sizeable gathering of old friends from across the UK. The fog (and swell) on the Mersey meant we didn't catch the ferry, but it was a delight to see the redevelopment of Liverpool since our last visit to the city.  Many of the modern buildings are dramatic in appearance and in stark contrast to the iconic Liver building and parts of the sympathetically re-developed harbour area, but it all melds together beautifully and the city's musical history is celebrated everywhere.

    Billy Fury statue Liverpool

    Billy Fury statue


    Fab Four tribute barge

    The highlight of the trip had to be meeting three week old baby Lilly, the latest addition to the frockers' family, who is just beautiful! And talking of new arrivals, we  have lots of lovely new stock which will be appearing soon on the website. We thought we'd post a sneak preview of some of our favourites and once they are added to the catalogue, we'll add the links to the product pages.

    navy polka dot swing dress

    Navy and white polka dot rockabilly swing dress

    80s does 50s rose print swing dress

    80s does 50s rose print swing dress

    emerald green dirndl skirt

    Amazing emerald green dirndl skirt

    Monsoon brown velvet skirt

    Monsoon brown velvet skirt

    Nicowa stretch velvet dress

    Nicowa stretch velvet dress

    Ghost bias cut ivory dress

    Ghost bias cut ivory dress 

    Emerald green evening gown

    Emerald green evening gown

  • Last orders!

    December 14, 2009

    We would like to advise our customers that 'last orders' for Christmas delivery within the UK should be placed by midday on Monday 21st December, which is the last posting date for first class mail. Rest assured, we will still be sending out orders until Christmas Eve and will be back at the frock face on Monday 28th December. In Scotland, we always need an extra day to recover from Hogmanay, so we will be resuming normal service on Tuesday 5th January.

    For these end of year parties we have been busy adding some lovely cocktail dresses and glitzy sequinned tops. We also have a stunningly beautiful size 8 chocolate brown silk slip with luxury lace trim and embellishment from French designer Lolita Lempicka, which is in unworn condition and going for a bargain price - the perfect gift for a discerning lady.

  • 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!

  • Back from the deep south

    June 10, 2009

    We are back from a whistlestop tour of the south west of England and even managed a short visit to Wales where it rained non stop! Having enjoyed glorious weather the previous week, we  packed some cool summer dresses in anticipation of enjoying continuing sunshine, but alas, we spent most of our time wrapped up in jumpers and jeans with a brolly premanently to hand.

    Now that we are back, we have just completed another catalogue update, so please feel free to take a browse through our latest selection of frocks, tops, skirts and jumpsuits to see if anything takes your fancy!

  • Happy May Day holiday

    May 1, 2009

    Happy May Day to all and a quick reminder that we will be closed on Monday, so all weekend orders will go out on Tuesday 5th May.

    Having just taken delivery of a large consignment of dresses, skirts, blouses, coats, jackets and even a couple of jumpsuits, mainly from the 70s and 80s, we will be working overtime to sort them for the catalogue.