We like to keep you all updated so if you are a Vine user, you might have spotted our behind the scenes videos. If not, we've collected them all below so you don't miss out on the glamour or hilarity!
This is Katie, who we styled to look more 1940s and she is in the brand new Honey Dress in purple (coming soon to the website)
Also in brand new Trashy Diva
, Gracie, our 50's doll, is modelling the Trixie Dress in Peacock (online soon) with a raspberry chiffon petticoat
. She said she felt like a My Little Pony - an excellent style icon we think!
Back to Daisy now...
This time she is in the brand new Green Velvet Classic 50's swimsuit
. Again this isn't yet online (this week hopefully!) but you can see the rest of the collection here
Photoshoots at Deadly are a lot of hard work but also just so much fun!
The final look we captured was Gracie dressed as a classic 50's style sailor girl pinup...
Lauren at Lolita Noir is also a big Vine fan - she captured a bit of the feel behind the scenes....
We couldn't have a photo shoot without having an outtake! It was a long day with lots to get through. Daisy decided to speed things up with a quick petticoat change - here is what happened...
We hope you have enjoyed your tour behind the scenes of our pinup photo shoot. If you use Vine be sure to look us up - search for Deadly Female and Lolita Noir!
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:23 pm
We have been rubbish at keeping our blog updated recently, we must try harder.
To get us back into the swing of things, here is some of the press we've been in over the last little while.
Sadly they used a slightly older photo and the bags we have in stock have a paler pink flower but they are JUST as fabulous.
Our Sunglasses have been getting a lot of love too. They have been in the Daily Express (twice!), Closer Magazine, Diary of a Clothes Horse, My Daily, Emerald Street AND Reveal!
We are also over the moon that 2 of the contributing authors to this summer's must read holiday book Sunloungers
are wearing Deadly dresses.
And here is Lucy Lord in the Poppy Dress
, looking just beautiful
If the book (available from July 1st) is half as much fun as the promo photo shoot looks, it should be fabulous!
So there you have it, a little update about what has been keeping us out of trouble over the last few weeks!
We have also had lots of exciting deliveries, some of which have made it straight onto the website in our New In
section and some of which we are shooting this weekend - so watch this space...
Posted on 16 May 2013 | 8:50 pm
Yep, you read that right, this is your chance to win a Deadly dress of your choice in our new Facebook
The rules are simple...
It can be from the shop or the website and it can be from any season - it doesn't have to be something we currently have in stock. It can be a dress, shoes, lipstick, whatever you like as long as you bought it from Deadly.
3 Tell us why it is your favourite Deadly purchase.
When you are uploading your photo you can add in your reason why you love it so.
Does it make you feel like a million dollars? Did you wear it to your wedding? Do men fall at your feet? It doesn't matter why - we just want to know what makes it special to you!
And that is it! You must complete all 3 steps to be entered into the competition.
We haven't yet set an end date but we will post updates on the Facebook page, so please check back to stay up to date.
We will pick one winner based on the photo and the reason why they love their Deadly purchase combined.
This winner will be able to choose a 50's style dress
from ANY of the styles available (in their size at the time the winner is announced).
At the same time we will also have a lucky dip from all the entries and whoever we pick will get a Handbag of their choice - again subject to availability!
The image above is the winning entry from our last competition. The beautiful Ruby in a Magenta Honey Dress, Red Petticoat and even a Rose ring in April 2012.
We are SO excited to see your entries this year!
And a final note - please feel free comment on each other posts & photos but keep it friendly and positive. Any mean comments are just unnecessary and will be deleted.
Winners will be notified through Facebook & given 7 days to reply with a choice. If we do not hear within that time a new winner will be announced.
Posted on 11 March 2013 | 4:49 pm
Last week Deadly owner Claudia was interviewed by Angella Johnson about Nigella's Red Wiggle Dress
for the Mail on Sunday and some of their conversation has been included in articles in the Mail on Sunday (27th Jan 2013) and on the Mail Online
"The scarlet design evoked the most glamorous aspects of Fifties fashion – and immediately invited comparisons with Marilyn Monroe’s style and traffic-stopping curves."
"Classic curves: Nigella Lawson's hourglass figure was enhanced thanks to this figure-hugging frock"
We are so pleased Susanna Constantine of Trinny and Susanna talks about the dress in the article too. She is quoted as saying
"Nigella looks stunning. This dress does everything to show off her luscious figure without falling into the trap of trash. It’s not like she has laid out her wares, yet we know she is all woman. Curvy women must honour their bodies by showing them off like this."
Not bad for a tiny West Country store hey?!
Lots of you have been busy buying your very own Deadly Red Wiggle Dresses
so stock is starting to run low again... If you have fallen in love with this timeless look we recommend that you don't hang around!
We'll be getting more in early next month along with a black version. Also please be sure to take a look at our other fabulous fifties inspired dresses
- we always select dresses which will help enhance your curves and make you feel (at least) a million dollars!
You can read the full article here
Posted on 27 January 2013 | 10:59 am
Did anyone in the US see The Taste last night?
If that wasn't exciting enough, Nigella even tweeted to say it was from our boutique!
We think Nigella looks fabulous in her red dress and we are happy to announce we now have them in stock in all sizes from a S-3XL (8/10 through to 18/20 UK sizing).
And don't forget - this stunning dress qualifies for free UK shipping! Just be sure to select the option when checking out.
Posted on 23 January 2013 | 5:36 pm
Available in sizes S-3XL.
Order as usual and your dress will be sent out from the 25th of January.
This dress has Free Shipping!
Posted on 12 January 2013 | 1:50 pm
This time she is promoting her new US TV series 'Taste' which airs on the 22nd of January.
The Mail Online
had a whole piece on how fabulous Nigella is looking and how wonderful the dress is - well of course we agree! It seems like you did too as this dress promptly sold out
We are trying our very best to get some more of this fabulous dress back in stock as quickly as possible and promise to keep you posted.
If you'd like to be added to the waiting list please email info@DeadlyistheFemale.com and let us know your size.
In the article they go on to decscribe how Nigella's Red Dress
"accentuates her waspish waist"
and praise it for showing off her curves.
You may notice we are more than a little bit excited! We hope the show airs over here in the UK too.
Posted on 11 January 2013 | 7:06 pm
We are absolutely smitten with this Hollywood style wiggle dress
. We had them in black and red before Christmas & they sold out faster than any dress we've ever had before!
This soft satin dress with a warm red rose print is an instant classic. We've had several versions of Pinup Couture's Birdie Dress
in over the years and the fit is wonderful.
The simple 50's style details like the portrait collar and nipped in waist make you feel feminine and sexy without being over the top!
Finally, for now at least, meet Erika!
You may remember the Evelyn dress we had with a full skirt, well the Erika wiggle dress
is her grown up vamp of a sister!
Cut with a classic peasant style top and little cap sleeves, the dress is fitted through the waist & into a wiggle skirt.
It comes with a little removable & reversible bolero which can either be worn to show luxurious black velvet or matching rose printed satin.
As always we are always bringing new stock in, but we just had to share our excitement about these 3 new Pinup Couture dresses
Posted on 9 January 2013 | 5:31 pm
Full of understated class, the cut of this dress is exceptional. Designed to show off your curves while offering support, this dress says it all without being flash.
The dots are printed with a metallic finish, putting a quirky & glamorous spin on a retro classic!
Our last dress is an XXL (US14 - UK 16/18) and has 40% off.
Was £185 Now £111
Posted on 9 January 2013 | 2:04 pm
Happy Birthday to the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
We are celebrating his birthday watching some of our favourite Elvis clips.
Jailhouse Rock is a real favourite - Elvis has some moooves!
Here at Deadly is the Female
I don't think there is a version of Elvis we don't adore, but 50's Elvis has to be our favourite (no surprises there!)
Which is your favourite Elvis era?
Posted on 8 January 2013 | 9:29 pm
We missed a couple of days but we are back with our Sale Item of the Day!
This great little bikini was featured on Lady.co.uk
- the website for Elegant ladies with elegant minds!
We currently have this fantastic 2 piece in sizes 14 & 16. It was £65 - Now £45.50 so if you are lucky enough to be heading off for some winter sun - make sure this oh-so flattering bikini is coming with you!
Posted on 8 January 2013 | 8:48 pm
Was £120 Now £84
The wide waist section helps cinch in your waist and full bust & skirt help create a balanced hourglass shape whatever your size.
Limited sizes are still available. Check the website to see if we have your size!
Posted on 5 January 2013 | 12:21 pm
Was £115 Now £69 - that's 40% off!
This sweet little dress is perfect for proms, parties and weddings - it would also make a great bridesmaid dress.
It can be worn with or without a petticoat.
Like it could have hand jived its way straight from the prom scene in Grease - this coral organza 50s prom dress
is great fun & very authentic looking
We currently have all sizes in stock S-XL.
Posted on 4 January 2013 | 4:47 pm
We just love these ballet style pumps - so comfortable & versatile.
These were £90 but now have 44% off and are down to just £50.
We currently have all sizes in stock except UK size 6.
Posted on 3 January 2013 | 6:49 pm
Happy New Year to all our gorgeous friends & customers.
Thanks again for all your support in 2012!
This is going to be a very exciting year, starting with a big January Sale!
Choose from selected wiggle dresses, Vivienne Westwood shoes, retro swimwear, 50's swing dresses, accessories & oh so much more.
Prices start from as little as £6, with some dresses reduced to below £50. Shoes start from just £17.50 too so be sure to stop by and check it out!
SALE ITEM OF THE DAY.
This fabulous little wiggle dress has 25% off and is now £48.75.
This dress really lives up to it's name and looks great when worn with a wide 50's style belt
The Vamp Dress is currently in stock sizes small, medium & large.
Also available in black with striped sleeves.
*** Please Note - all prices & availability are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change without prior notice.***
Posted on 2 January 2013 | 5:03 pm
We don't want you to miss out whether its on buying a fabulous retro gift for a loved one or a vintage style party dress to make sure you knock 'em dead this holiday season.
The Frome boutique's hours are as follows
Thursday 20th December - 10 - 5
Friday 21st December - 10 - 5
Saturday 22nd December 10 - 5
Sunday 23rd December - Closed
Christmas Eve - 10 - 2.30
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
Thursday 27th December - Closed
Friday 28th December - 11-4
Saturday 29th December - 10-5
Sunday 30th December - Closed
New Years Eve - 10 - 2.30
New Years Day - Closed.
Wednesday 2nd January - Closed
Thursday 3rd January - 10 - 5
Friday 4th January - 10 - 5
Saturday 5th January - 10 - 5
And then back to our usual opening times.
The website is always there, day or night, but please keep in mind it will take us a little longer than usual to get back to you as well as to get orders out and process returns.
If you are hoping to get a gift in time for Christmas or a party dress for New Year's Eve then we recommend you order by 10am on Thursday the 20th (that's tomorrow!)
We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Thanks to everyone who has popped in, bought goodies & supported us.Much love from Claudia, Gomez & the Deadly gals.xxx
Posted on 19 December 2012 | 3:29 pm
Just enter the code ShipShipHooray when you are checking out an order of £50 or more & your UK shipping will be FREE!
The code expires at 11pm on Wednesday the 19th of December and will be sent with next day delivery - so you can be sure your Deadly gift
or party outfit
will be there on time for the big day!
Posted on 12 December 2012 | 5:25 pm
Here at Deadly HQ we only need half an excuse to be overdressed - and this time of year is just full of excuses to put on a party dress
We've put together 5 key 50's party looks
based on some of our favourite dresses....
First up is the Screen Siren
look - glamorous with just a hint of danger.
For an effortlessly chic look which is guaranteed to turn some heads, may we present the Retro Bombshell
The Faux Vintage Chic
look is perfect if you aren't sure just how dressy your do is, this look is not too flashy but we promise you will look and feel fantastic.
Our final outfit takes a walk on the wild side with our Femme Fatale
Everyone loves a bad girl and this outfit hints at yours while leaving plenty to the imagination...
So there you have it, 5 different looks with lots of accessory suggestions.
Posted on 6 December 2012 | 6:16 pm
Coupon code is DEADLYIS4_20 and can be used for 20% off everything* on the website from midnight tonight until midnight on Friday the 30th of November 2012 GMT.
There is no minimum spend and you can order from anywhere in the world.
If you would like to use the coupon in store please show us this email on your phone or print it out - you can use it to get the 20% off between 10 - 5 on Friday the 30th of November only.
We will not be accepting requests to collect internet orders from the boutique - if you order online it will be posted.
Online the coupon can only be used when checking out and is valid once per customer. We cannot apply the discount at any time after midnight on the 30th of November 2012.
*discount cannot be applied to Gift Vouchers or shipping
Orders will be sent out the following week.
Posted on 29 November 2012 | 10:31 pm
Here are our cut off dates for orders to arrive before Christmas this year.
They are earlier than you might think - so take a look and try not to leave it to the last minute!
Sadly we are not Father Christmas and we cannot personally hand deliver each of your orders (though it would be fun!) so we cannot pinky promise that the postal service won't screw up...
If you can't face the thought of Christmas morning without your gift or party frock then PLEASE order a day or 2 before the deadline.
If you are in the Highlands or Northern Ireland Parcelforce will almost certainly take an extra day so please factor this in and if you are outside of Europe your parcel may get held up in customs and however much we'd like to, we cannot know how long this may be.
We want you to have a wonderful holiday season filled with glamour and sparkles so please please please don't leave it until the last minute!
Posted on 27 November 2012 | 6:17 pm
the Last Chance section and cannot be applied after the order has been placed or after the cut off time.
Valid once per person, anywhere in the world & with no minimum spend.
Discount available online only.
As the name suggests, these are items we won't be getting back in so sizes are limited!
Be sure to check it out and grab your self wonderful items at a steal!
Posted on 19 November 2012 | 12:12 pm
We are really getting in the Festive spirit now here at Deadly is the Female.
Yesterday Claudia dressed the Christmas Window while Lauren looked after all our lovely customers and unpacked 2 huge boxes of stunning Stop Staring Party Dresses
Everyone loves a bad gal & this is one hell of a wiggle dress - cut to enhance your curves and ensure you turn plenty of heads.
For a totally different look, may we introduce the Carolann dress
- a elegant grey vintage style dress which can be worn in the day and then glammed up for the evening. £175
Next up is the Edie dress
- we think this dress would be right at home on the set of Mad Men - we love its understated sex appeal and curve skimming fit! £170
The Fortune dress
is pure old fashioned Hollywood - from the fit of this striking wiggle dress to the shimmering platinum fabric - in this dress you are sure to knock them dead this party season. £185
And last but by no means least we unpacked the Samantha dress
- this is a little different for us as it is a knitted swing dress in black and white polka dots. It is so elegant and can be dressed right up with a petticoat underneath. £175
Posted on 14 November 2012 | 4:48 pm
We LOVE halloween and the Day of the Dead so this year to celebrate we decided to have a mini photoshoot.
The idea was to have some fun with it and not focus too much on getting products in shot, although we did include lots of Deadly Accessories
like hair flowers (all of them!) and twinkly rings.
We love working with Hair and Makeup artist Lolita Noir
and wanted to work with our friend Sophie Jones again - she was the first Deadly model!
We were also keen to shoot with our friend Gayle Glover for the first time too & have a fun girlie day at the same time - which is exactly what we did!
Here are a couple of our favourite shots from the day...
Lolita Noir did a stunning job on the hair and make up.
We are so pleased that we filmed it as a quick tutorial with some handy hints for if you'd like to try it yourself.
We hope you like the Sugar Skull Make Up Tutorial
and the photos too. We had lots of fun putting this whole look together - as I think you can probably tell.
Thanks again to Gayle, Sophie and Lolita for a fun sunday afternoon!
Posted on 25 October 2012 | 8:51 pm
We picked this adorable Hula girl up on our last trip to Vegas from Charleston Antiques Mall
- one of our most favourite places in all the world!
Only thing is, we don't know what the tune is and it is driving us crazy! Do you know what it is? If so, please tell us, before our neighbours complain!
Posted on 17 October 2012 | 9:16 pm
A short guide to Quick & Easy Victory rolls by Lolita Noir
At the weekend we had a photoshoot and we noticed our wonderful Hair and Make up artist using a handy cheat when doing Victory Rolls on our beautiful model, Gracie.
We managed to grab some behind the scenes snaps and asked Lolita Noir to share her secrets.
Here is her 7 step guide to quick and easy Victory Rolls
Section hair off into 3 sections – one either side of your parting, just behind the ear and one large section at the back. A good tip is to put the hair at the back in a low ponytail to keep it out of the way for now.
Decide where you would like your parting to be and clip 1 side up to keep that out of the way while you work on the first side.
Lift the hair up and out to the side. Back comb the whole section from the back (so the front remains looking smooth). Spray with a good firm holding hairspray and keep back comb until the hair stands out by itself. If the hair is silky and fine, spray with hairspray first and then back comb.
If the front looks messy when you are finished you can use a soft bristle brush to smooth things out at this point.
Lolita Noir recommends a great hairspray from Schwarzkopf called Silhouette Black Hairspray, Invisible hold
When the hair has been prepared, spray the whole section with hairspray. Then take the ends of the section in one piece and clamp them in a set of large barrelled tongs.
Tong away from the face and vertically, it doesn’t matter if the section is messy or not all touching the tongs, this is just a little cheat way of creating smooth rolls and getting the bend needed in the hair.
You may hear a slight sizzle or see a little steam when the tongs hit the hairspray covered hair, do not worry, this is just the product NOT you hair!
Lolita Noir uses the Babyliss Pro Curling Irons, either size 24mm or 32mm
When you release the hair from the tongs, don’t pull them out in a rush! Loosely uncurl the tong on itself and then when it’s slack release the clamp, letting the hair free but keeping it in position. Cup the hair as you pull the tongs out so you don’t lose the perfect curl/roll that you’ve created.
While still cupping the roll, mould it to where you want your roll to be by positioning the top curl and then pin in place using kirby grips or bobby pins. This might take a few tries but don't worry!
Start by pinning the bottom of the roll so you can manipulate the top curl to where you want it to be without worrying about the rest of it falling out.
When you have it where you want it, secure with a grip, give it a good coating of hairspray and do the same on the other side.
Once you have done both sides and created your victory rolls, you can decide how to style the back of your hair! Lolita Noir created a dramatic 'horizontal roll under' for Gracie, shown here modelling the Sophia Dress
However, the back can be styled in many different ways, including horizontal roll-up, a bun or something as simple as wearing it down with curls or wavy.
So there you have it - 7 Steps to easy Victory Rolls.
Huge thanks to Lolita Noir for her trade secrets. If you'd like to know more about her you can find her on her website
, Facebook Page
Posted on 3 October 2012 | 5:23 pm