Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Juno Says Hello behind-the-scenes video...

On a cold day in October a team of models, a make-up artist, and an assistant headed up to a photographic studio in Golders Green.

We were joined by Dani Riot, our photographer for the day and owner of the studio. Sonny Malholtra shot the video you see above. A special thank you to Elodie Russo who helped the day run without a hitch.

We managed to get some great shots. It's so good to see these beautiful vintage dresses come to life. Blogger Clara Wood wore one of our stunning evening gowns (below). This dress is a late 1960s garment by legendary American designer Adele Simpson, whose gowns were worn by first ladies and socialites throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The dress is available to buy online here.

Another friend of Juno Says Hello, Rebecca Thacker, modelled our vintage sequin maxi gown (below). To view this dress in our online boutique click on this link.

Our next late-night shopping event at our London studio is on Thursday 2nd February, 2012. Come along for a glass of champagne, browsing and discounts. All are welcome but RSVP is essential as space is limited - please get in touch via this link if you would like to be added to the guestlist.

A selection of our stock is online but we always have more garments in the studio, so if you are looking for something specific please drop us a line.

Merry Christmas and see you in the New Year!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Vintage Scent Sessions at Les Senteurs

London's haute parfumerie Les Senteurs has just opened a second branch in Marble Arch. The new space includes an events room, where perfume expert Odette Toilette will be giving a series of talks on vintage perfumes.

Juno Says Hello is providing original vintage dresses as part of the display for each talk. The first event will focus on perfume and costume from the Belle Epoque period, and the ticket includes cocktails, cakes from Konditor & Cook as well as perfume samples.

19th November: Belle Epoque - 1919

28th January: 1920s

10th March: 1930s

19th May: 1940s

14th July 1950s

15th September: 1960s & 1970s

Tickets: £35. Advance booking via this link.

Les Senteurs, 2 Seymour Place, London W1H 7NA

Photo: Odette Toilette wearing Juno Says Hello

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Dalmatian Spots...

Black and white polka dots were all over the AW11 shows. The pattern has been popular since the 1950s and this photograph of model Mary Jane Russell by Louise Dahl Wolfe for Vogue was one of the iconic images of the time:

Designers including Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney used spots as the main theme for their collections:

We have a stunning original 1960s nude illusion cocktail dress for sale right now - it has sheer sleeves with black and gold spots woven through the chiffon. To view in our online boutique click here.

This cocktail dress would look fabulous with Stella McCartney's polka-dot kitten heels, available from Net-a-Porter:

Alexa Chung wore a vintage polka-dot evening gown to Elton John's White Tie & Tiara Ball earlier this year:

For a similar look we have a gorgeous vintage dress for sale now in our boutique. Click here to view the dress online. have an oversize clutch in black and silver polka-dot print that would look great with this dress, available to buy via this link..

Hitchcock Blonde Tippi Hedren was photographed for Vogue in 1954 in the Plaza Hotel lobby wearing a Jacques Fath gown:

We have an original 1950s monochrome dress with a similar silhouette, available to buy on our website via this link.

For more polka-dot vintage dresses check out our new collection on Juno Says Hello's main website. If you would like to make an appointment in our Kings Cross studio, please get in touch via this link. We can open up any time between 7am and 10pm, including weekends. There is no obligation to buy and all visitors receive a Juno Says Hello tote and scented candle.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Mitzi Gaynor: Vintage Style Icon

If you follow Juno Says Hello on Twitter, you might have seen that I often post pictures of vintage style icons on their birthday. Today is a particularly special occasion - gorgeous Mitzi Gaynor turns 80 years old. There are too many lovely photos of her to choose just one, so this birthday gal post has turned into a mini-blog. Enjoy!

Mitzi is an actress and dancer. The camera loved her and she started her career in showbusiness as a chorus girl.

Her dancing was legendary and Mitzi was often given her own TV 'special'. Here she is a program recorded in 1969:

In addition to her dancing career, Mitzi had a column in The Hollywood Reporter for many years.

Some of her routines are wonderfully camp and have no doubt influenced contemporary burlesque performers.

Like fellow dancer Ann-Magret (who tore it up with Elvis in Viva Las Vegas) she had gorgeous red hair.
Mitzi is best known for her role in 1958 movie South Pacific. I remember singing along to this with my mother when I was a little girl...

Mitzi toured her one-woman show, Razzle Dazzle: My Life Behind the Sequins (told you she was camp) in the United States throughout 2009 and 2011, and the show will be continued into 2012.

Many happy returns!

Monday, 15 August 2011

New to the boutique: 1960s hostess gown as worn by Julianne Moore in A Single Man

Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man came in out in 2009. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood and stars Colin Firth, who was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of George Falconer, and Julianne Moore.

Based in California and taking place over the course of a single day, November 30th 1962, the film places emphasis on the culture of the 1960s; the production design is by the same team that designed TV show Mad Men, which is set in the same era.

One of the movie's most memorable moments is the dance scene with Firth and Moore:

The monochrome caped column dress worn by Moore was made by Neusteters, an upmarket department store that closed in 1985. Costume Designer Arianne Phillips sourced this dress for the movie. I'm informed there would have been about 40 dresses made for the store and I've have managed to track down the exact same design.

The dress is size 10-12 and is available to buy here. The back of the gown is covered with a floor-length monochrome cape, as seen in this photo:

The front of the dress has a high neckline and a tapered white panel down the centre:
If you would like to make an appointment to visit our studio in Kings Cross, please get in touch via this link.

Moore's 60s look has inspired several online hair and make-up tutorials:

Stephanie Theobald wrote a really interesting piece on Julianne Moore's character in A Single Man, explaining why a vamp on the verge of a breakdown is irresistible. Read the full article here. The Times called Moore's style 'sloshed chic' when the movie came out - read my previous blog post here.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Grazia Hot Trend: Embellished Collars

Jewelled Peter Pan collars are all over the designer collections & high street this season. Grazia magazine featured this style as one of their hot trends this week:

We have three stunning vintage dresses with unusual collar details in the boutique. Our Naomi Party Dress is an original 1960s handmade garment in metallic fabric with grey and gold woven thread. It has a cream lace collar with ribbon detail - very Alexa Chung - and the dress is fully lined.

Our second dress is a gorgeous 1960s-inspired design with white plastic 'gemstones' sewn onto the neckline. Available to buy here.

Finally we have a stunning Peggy French Couture late 1960s dress with embellished collar detail, available to buy here.

If you would like to make an appointment to visit our Kings Cross studio, please get in touch via this link. We can open up any time between 7am and 10pm, including weekends. There is no obligation to buy and all visitors receive a Juno Says Hello canvas tote and scented candle.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Two beautiful actresses in Juno Says Hello

Actress Annabel Scholey is playing Lady Anne opposite Kevin Spacey in the Sam Mendes production of Richard III at the Old Vic. For Press Night she picked out a 1930s crimson evening gown from our boutique. Annabel looked absolutely stunning - here she is with Kevin Spacey at the Savoy Hotel in London:

Annabel was accompanied by actress Maimie McCoy - a good friend of Juno Says Hello and pâtissière extraordinaire.

Maimie - also known as Mary - set up Mary's Tea Parties, specialising in elegant afternoon teas; the perfect way to celebrate any occasion, from birthdays to baby showers, to hen parties. Each party is made entirely the way you want it. She will suggest a selection from her carefully prepared menus with delights such as raspberry “fantasy” cake, or delicate lavender shortbread stacks, and together you can create a wonderfully bespoke party. Everything is handmade by Mary in her little kitchen and is delivered to your home, served by professional Afternoon Tea waiting staff, and then cleared up and whisked away, leaving you to play host and delight in cakes.

Mary surrounded by her delicious confections

Mary has supplied delicious treats for several Juno Says Hello late-night sales... the cakes and tarts are so irresistible they are in danger of outshining the dresses! We've had miniature Bakewell tarts, passion-fruit meringues, ice-cream cone cupcakes... all absolutely mouthwatering.

Mary picked out our stunning Scarpetta dress to wear to the Press Night with Annabel. Doesn't she look amazing?!

The chevron-pleated fabric is a black silk-cotton mix and the dress comes with matching belt. Click here to view the dress online.

We're doing another studio sale this afternoon and Mary is about to drop off another tray of delicious goodies... it's very difficult to resist eating all of them before the customers arrive!

If you would like to come along to our next event and sample her cakes for yourself, please get in touch via this link and let us know.

Rebecca x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Princess Catherine works a black lace shift

Princess Catherine arrived in Ottawa, Canada wearing a black lace shift by British-based Canadian designer Erdem Moralioglu:

I had to do a double take when I saw this picture... Juno Says Hello has a dress that is almost identical. A stunning vintage 1960s 'nude illusion' black lace dress with peach silk lining:

The dress is similar to size 10 and is available to buy here. If you would like to make an appointment to visit our Kings Cross studio, please get in touch via this link. We can open up any time between 7am and 10pm, including weekends. There is no obligation to buy and all visitors receive a Juno Says Hello canvas tote and scented candle.

Black lace dresses are absolutely foolproof - you will always look sexy and chic. Here's a picture of Marion Cotillard from Vogue Italia wearing a similar dress:

Thursday, 16 June 2011

70s Fashion Icon: Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface

Brian de Palma's award-winning film Scarface isn't the most obvious choice for fashionistas, but this epic crime drama set in the late 70s and early 80s also features some of the most glamorous moments in movie history thanks to Elvira Hancock, played by a breathtakingly beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer.

Elvira is Tony Montana's wife - a spoilt, pouting diva - and her cream skirt suits and satin maxi dresses have had a particularly strong influence on designer collections over the last few seasons.

Nightclub ennui. We've all been there.

Elvi's froideur as she struts past her husband Frank is one of the best entrances in film history:

Even when the wheels start to come off, she still looks amazing...

How the hell does anyone get their hair so shiny?

Here's a video tutorial on how to get her make-up 'look':

When we started out we didn't buy many 1970s dresses for the boutique, but they have turned out to be such a popular request that we recently sourced about 25 original 1970s evening gowns - all absolutely stunning and in excellent condition - that will be uploaded to the site soon. If you want to make an appointment for a preview, please get in touch via this link. We can open up the studio any time between 7am and 10pm (including weekends) and we're 2 minutes from Kings Cross station. This leopard-print maxi gown is one of our 1970s dresses currently in stock, available to buy here:

These YSL gold wedges complete the look:

I'm going to be posting on Studio 54-inspired fashion next week, including a selection of our amazing disco dresses. Here a sneak peek of a sequin maxi gown (size 12) we have in stock - not yet online - it arrived with original tags and has never been worn! If you want to come in and try it on please get in touch.