It has been an exciting beginning to Spring here at Christine’s. The weather may have been somewhat unpredictable but WE haven’t! We keep bringing you a non-stop selection of gorgeous dresses in florals, prints and plain colours.
There have been lots of new fabrics so far this year for example we have taken tropical floral prints straight from Hawaii to make our Circle Dresses and Sarong Sets, so if the weather doesn’t get temperatures rising, YOU WILL in these fabulous hot or should I say cool summer prints.
Also LOOK for the lovely LANA’S, they are most elegant! They have a dramatic draping collar and lightly padded shoulders which give a great contrast to the fitted bodice. The skirt has flattering gathers at the front whilest having an A-line at the back to slim the hips. We have added some pockets for extra detail everything a gal needs to look like a 40s goddess!
Lana comes in stunning prints or it is also back in a range of beautifully classic plain fabrics – We guarantee all eyes are on you from day through to evening, in this elegant cut that drapes and flatters all body types.
Check out our amazing prints below, then head to our website to get yours!
Have you got your Mother’s Day presents sorted yet?
…If not why not pop along to Vicious Venus, the fabulous shop in Brunswick street for our Mother’s Day lock-in on Friday night. Christine’s and Vicious Venus are working together to create this event especially for those who can’t shop during work hours or who haven’t yet secured a pressie for mum or yourself for Mother’s Day.
If you can’t find the right thing on the day you can always grab a voucher! We will also have a bargain rail with lots of lovelies for you bargain hunters!
On entry you get a go at our free ‘Lucky Dip’ which contains all kinds of cute jewellery accessories which are either genuine vintage or reproduction! – A little Mother’s Day gift from us to you even if you’re not a mum yet.
Look forward to giving you a little ‘ME’ time and celebrating with you, Mum or not you deserve it.
Whether you need a retro dress to dazzle them on that special occasion, a circle skirt to swing dance the night away, or you’re getting married and want the whole wedding party to look picture perfect, Christine’s brings you beautiful clothing made in England to authentic vintage designs, all in Aus sizes 6 – 20.
Looking for the perfect ladies’ day out or a treat for someone special? Get in touch to find out more about a styling session at Christine’s.
More fabulous new locations
Christine’s is now stocking a select few stores across Australia and New Zealand which means you can find your next Vivien of Holloway favourite at the following locations:
Heading to Greazefest at the weekend? Here are our top picks to help you stand out at this huge Kustom Kulture Festival.
Work big hair and even bigger skirts! A petticoat is a must for any gal planning on hitting the dancefloor. Match or clash with the rest of your outfit, and why not wear more than one for maximum impact?
Be authentic! You’ll be surrounded by ladies and gents who know their stuff when it comes to style, so why not stock up on outfits based on authentic 1950s designs? All our 50s-style dresses give you that enviable mid century look but provide all the benefits of modern fits and modern fabrics – perfect if you’re planning to dance the days away!
Mix it up! If you’re planning on making a whole weekend of it, you’ll want a very different look for each day. Why not go for a fifties inspired full skirt one day, and a sultry 1940s style Sarong Dress the next? Once you have your outfit sorted, simply swapping your red lippie for pink, or adding a flower to your hair will instantly complete your brand new look, and they won’t take up much room in your bag if you’ve got to travel to get there.
All the clothing and accessories mentioned here are available in-store at:
Did you make it to our recent ‘Meet the Maker’ party featuring the one and only Vivien of Holloway?
If so, thanks for making it such a fun evening! If you missed it, here’s a cheeky peek at what we all got up to…
At 4pm the shop doors shut and all our gorgeous guests had their glasses filled, snacks were served, and the chatting, browsing and insider secret-sharing began!
Our guests got the unique opportunity for one-on-one style advice from Vivien – creator of the world’s largest range of 1950s reproduction clothing, while Christine’s owner Christine helped guests find that show-stopping outfit.
Needless to say, there was much excitement, plenty of trying on, and of course PHOTOS! as the lovely ladies and gents put all this expert advice to the test. We don’t want to boast, but we’ve seen quite a few photos pop up of happy customers showing off the gorgeous goodies they bought!
When they arrived, all guests were given a free $30 voucher to spend on the night – a treat we’ll also be giving to guests of our upcoming ‘Pin-Up Lock-In’. (Find out more about that here, or call 0417 144 169 during open hours to book).
There was also the opportunity for an exclusive Q&A session – something the fabulous Miss Dottie Demure was sure not to miss! Check out her blog post about the evening, and be sure to keep an eye on her blog for her upcoming write-up of her chat with Vivien.
Gorgeous Maddy from Miss Maddy Sews also had a chance to chat with the designer, and Maddy shares her own interview with Vivien on her blog here.
It was a fantastic night and a great way to bring people together, with everyone bonding over their love of a more glamorous era.
We can’t wait to see you all again at our upcoming events, which you can find out about on our Facebook page and by checking back on our blog.
There are less than two weeks to go until that rockabilly vibe takes over Ballarat CBD, and we know you can’t wait!
Sorry hang on, less than two weeks?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR?!
Rockabilly festivals give us the perfect excuse to really go for it – after all, everyone else will be! But what if you’re not sure where to start?
At Christine’s we’re experts in helping guys and gals find their inner rockabilly icon, so follow our top tips to looking fab at one of Melbourne’s most rockin’ events. Oh and we’re going too, so we’ll see you there!
Stand out in a stand-out crowd
Pinups aren’t afraid of eye-catching colours, so make sure you stand out in the crowd with a print that’s truly unique. We recommend a Frangipani print sarong dress for a fresh tiki vibe, or come and see us in our Fitzroy store for halterneck tops in gorgeous limited edition prints. They look great with Capri pants, full skirts or high-waisted shorts.
Create the perfect pinup shape
You’ll feel a million dollars when you create that authentic 50s bombshell silhouette – and we’ve got the clothes to do it! Our dresses and tops feature clever boning in the bust and waist, along with a sweetheart neckline – the result? Support and lift for a pert look, while your middle is cinched in for a wasp-waisted finish.
Trust us, you NEED to see your figure in one of these beauties!
Accessorise. Always accessorise
Make sure you have the finishing touches ready to slip on before heading off to join the fun; they’ll make all the difference to how put-together you’ll feel. We recommend a hair flower or two, some long-lasting lipstick in your favourite shade of red, and even a ladylike pair of gloves if the mood takes you.
A full petticoat is a must if you’re planning on sashaying into the stylish crowd in a circle dress. Match it with any colour in your outfit or make a statement by choosing a contrasting shade. They look SO good when you dance or twirl – if fact we challenge you not to dance the night away when you’re wearing one!