Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Pop Up Shop and Sample Sale

As you may have seen all over the social medias in the last couple of days I am going to be doing a fabulous pop up shop and sample sale with some wonderful designer pals. I am going to be selling a mixture of special one-off pieces made exclusively for the Pop Up as well as lots of previous season stock and editorial pieces and it is all going to be at very special pop up prices.

The Pop-Up Shop is on Friday 28th November 5-8pm and Saturday 29th November 10am-6pm
at Hill Street Design House, 3 Hill Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JP

Exclusive New dress for Pop Up - Witchy Dress
Retail Price £125 Pop Up Price £85

 A/W 2012 Silk and Lace Dress
Retail Price £295 Pop Up Price £225

A/W Full Length Black Grace Dress
Retail Price £395 Pop Up price £295

S/S 2012 Kitty Cotton print dress
Retail Price £115 Pop Up Price £55

Along side me at the pop up there are 3 fabulous other designers Bebaroque, Rene Walrus and Poosac.

Rene Walrus is of course my fantastic studio mate who creates the most delicious and glittery headpieces and Jewellery. This is the perfect opportunity to grab yourself something truly fabulous to wear on all those christmas nights out and completely out dazzle everyone else.

Bebaroque are the ladies responsible for the best tights you could ever dream of. Illustrated, embroidered and bejewelled there is no end to the possibilities of fabulousness these tights will bring to your life, it is most definitely worth investing in a pair.

Tattoo Me tight!
Retail price: £35.00 --- POP UP PRICE: £22.00
For the final stall of our pop up you will be entering the wonderful world of Poosac, the home of ridiculous creatures, dangly dolls and original illustrations. Kim's creations are perfect presents for kids big and small and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

One of Poosac's creatures

So please come along, say hi, start your christmas shopping or treat yourself and remember by shopping at our pop up you will be supporting local businesses and designers.

Rowan x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Rowanjoy August Brides - Caroline and Rebecca

I had 2 lovely August brides who both got married on the same day this year. 

Caroline chose for her dress the classic version of the Ava dress and she looks absolutely gorgeous in it. In her email with the photos she wrote me the loveliest testimonial about the process of getting her dress made.

"So the dust has settled and finally coming to terms with the honeymoon being over and no longer being in Paris, it’s been tough! Catching up on my admin bits and bobs since the wedding and wanted to get in touch firstly to say hi but send you a couple of pics too from the day. I felt amazing Rowan and truly adored my dress, it was absolutely perfect for the day and I’m so glad I went with my heart and picked out this beauty, it was so so special.

Thank you for making the whole process so easy and so much fun, I cherished my wee trips to Edinburgh and coming to visit you for fittings. So, as I say, some pics attached for you to see, I hope I done your gorgeous design some amount of justice!"

There is nothing nicer than hearing something like this back from one of my customers and just knowing that I have helped contribute to making a bride have a wonderful wedding day truly is the best thing about what I do.

Rebecca was the first of my brides to order one of my newer designs - The Harlow dress. The original Harlow dress has the V detail at the back and high neck at the front, however Rebecca chose to have her dress made the opposite way round with the V at the front which I think looks just as good! (I now encourage all brides trying the sample on to try in back to front as well as the right way round!) Apart from that one change the dress was kept exactly as it was using the same fabulous beaded lace, and doesn't it look gorgeous on her. 

I was super jealous of Rebecca's wedding plans which involved doing a canal trip down the union canal and I had actually planned to do a teeny bit of stalking on her wedding day as I live about 5 minutes away from the canal. Unfortunately I ended up being away that weekend, although Rebecca was probably immensely grateful she didnt have some mad woman waving at her down the canal!

Rowan x