Thursday, 29 April 2010

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Let's Talk About Sex

Yes thats right, VA makes it's Timeout debute in The SEX Issue... Grab a copy today, and turn to page 26 to see VA's new Notting Hill store described as an 'Old World Boutique', where 'the fashion is phenomenal'....

Monday, 26 April 2010

VA are having a Party!

Email - for details..

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Anna Popovich!

The VA store has a regular stream of gorgeous visitors. Yesterday Anna Popovich, breeezed in on the spring air. By day she mends costumes for the Holland park Opera. By night she sews her own collections of whimsical dresses in her Fitzrovia apartment, which was (most likely) once a frequent haunt of Virginia Woolf. We convinced her into our 1960s Givenchy haute couture top. Corduroy shorts and gloves, Anna's own designs.

look at this one!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Im - Press - ed

VA are in the news this week...

Thanks to for featuring VA's Jess, and her jewellery designer mate, Lauren Adriana, deciding what to wear to the incredible Grace Kelly Party last Thursday at the V&A.

Also... We Love Candy! - as in Daily Candy, the holy grail of fashion press, who reviewed our new store yesterday.
More on it's way.....

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Grace-ful Attire

The Grace Kelly private view at the V&A is fast approaching.

Here at the VA HQ panic has set in about what to wear... Balenciaga would be the obvious choice, and it has to be haute couture....Should it be from the 1950s? Maybe a Dior gown would be better? Without a Hermes Kelly bag, our hands might look a bit bare, does anyone have an Oscar we can clutch?

Dior Haute Couture - Vintage Academe Private Collection

Monday, 12 April 2010


Thankyou to the lovely people at Wonderland Magazine for putting the new VA store and shopgirl on their website this week....

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Way We Wore

It is such a sunny day in the vA shop.. we have been so busy with buyers/press/friends/flowers... please come down this weekend if you are in Notting Hill!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

You're so vain...

No, we didn't think this song was about us. But it's Easter - and thoughts of resurrection abound. If VA were to come back in an another life as a music video, it would be this.

Happy Easter!

Sign of The Times

We have signs! They are beautiful!

Friday, 2 April 2010

Our Love Affair with Elizabeth Taylor....

Whoops! Our florist at One.Two.Five Ledbury had misread this week's order. Blue hyacinths. Yes, flowers do come in colours other than white. Apparently... The colour immediately inspired us to create a humble hommage to one of the greatest Hollywood stars of all, Dame Elizabeth Taylor. The books are opened on pages with violet hues, our favourite jewels are on display and of course, our inspiration takes centre stage.

A lady who wore a diamond tiara while swimming, would let strangers come up and stroke the diamonds she was wearing and who said of Bush “I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact, I'm not sure he even knows how to spell Aids.”

Elizabeth Taylor, we love you.

Playing Shop

The disappointing spring weather will not dampen our enthusiasm here at VA. Especially as we have our beautiful new shop at 125 Ledbury Road in Notting Hill...