Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Retro Room & 2good2Btrue @ the Vintage Bizarre (Part 1)

It's been a very busy month for Retro Room & 2good2Btrue! In addition to having a Christmas market stall in Manchester, and our three shops open, last weekend we were at the Vintage Bizarre at Event City near the Trafford Centre, with two stalls, five models and two half-hour catwalk shows!

The compere for the event was Kiki Deville, who some of you may recognise if you watch The Voice. Kiki certainly does have a stunning voice and she treated us to a few songs between the catwalk shows. She also loves retro and vintage, so she loved our stalls, especially the crystal brooches and statement Porr's Collection necklaces!

Our first catwalk show was for Retro Room with gorgeous premium vintage dresses and statement Porr's Collection jewellery...

For the next look, the girls were dressed all in black to really make the jewellery stand out. Effective isn't it..!

Next we had some more summery looks including some of our floaty kaftans..

and some more beautiful dresses..

..and that was the end of the show!

In Part 2 we'll have a look at the 2good2Btrue catwalk show photos...


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Steal Her Style - Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

It's been a while since our last Steal Her Style post! Now even if you're not a fan of the X Factor you've probably seen pictures of Cheryl and Mel B frequently on the newsstand over the last few weeks. The nation loves a good style battle and both ladies have been rocking some gorgeous looks recently. 

Our favourite look so far has been Cheryl's Hollywood Glamour retro look which was for the Movie week theme, a stunning floor-length black dress and dripping with diamonds! 

Would you like to create the same look?

Here at Retro Room we have fabulous vintage black dresses starting from just £7.50... and show-stopping jewellery like this diamante necklace (£14.95) and matching earrings (just £8.95!)

Be sure to call in and see our other styles!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Retro Room @ Knutsford Loves Fashion

October 8th 2014 was an exciting day for Retro Room! We took part in the Knutsford Loves Fashion event at Curzon Cinema on Toft Road, with four beautiful models - Jennifer, Hannah, Deena and Lauren. The make-up was done professionally by the fabulous Lynette Page who has a make-up bar on Minshull Street, a few doors up from our shop! 

Here's Lynette at work on Jen, and we love how amazing she looks in a Retro Room vintage purple & gold top. You have good taste Lynette. ;o)

In the afternoon we headed off for a catwalk rehearsal...

and took a few photos outside in the remaining daylight.

Don't our girls look stunning? We tried our best to stay true to each individual's sense of style but with a retro twist. The vintage blue fox fur coats are available to purchase from our Knutsford shop @ £115 each.

Back to the event... and thankfully the catwalk show went without a hitch! Peter Murray from POP Perfumery on Princess Street was the compere for the evening.

Other businesses supporting the event included:

Zapatos | Pulse of Perfumery | Glamorous of Knutsford | NXTEP Personal Training | Willow | Roberta Beauty Redefined | Florentyna Dawn | Bare Necessities | Cocaranti | Lynette Page Make-up Artistry | Boutique D’Or

Thanks were given to Lucy from Cocaranti for organising the event...

and the catwalk finished with everyone on the platform as confetti rained down!

Lots of money was raised for the two charities - B Positive and Cystic Fibrosis, so a huge thank you goes out to everyone who got involved.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Choker Loca!

Chokers are a huge trend we're enjoying at the moment.. and here are just a few of the choker necklaces we sell through Afflecks online
Which one will you be wearing this season?


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Shop Online with Afflecks!

We have some exciting news this month! You can now shop at Retro Room from the comfort of your own home via the Afflecks website! We've expanded our range within Afflecks itself, and now you can shop online too. 

We've handpicked some of our favourite vintage pieces, colourful kaftans and Porr's Collection costume jewellery, which are now being added to weekly. Have a peep at our initial collection and feel free to leave a comment below!


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Cheshire Show & the 2good2Btrue Bus

If you were at the Cheshire Show last month, you might have noticed our 2good2Btrue bus and shop, where everything is just £1 each! Here are some photos from the event...

and we had a Retro Room shop too, with kaftans proving very popular...!

We now have a Retro Room & 2good2Btrue shop inside Afflecks, Manchester (on the third floor) and our next pop up shop will be at the Manchester Markets in August so look out for that! :o)


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spring Vintage Styling at the Retro Room

On Saturday the lovely Hannah modelled some beautiful vintage clothing for the Retro Room. All of the dresses and the skirt are now available to purchase through our ASOS Marketplace shop online starting from just £15! 

Much of the jewellery is also available through Porr's Collection online