Friday, July 31, 2009

'nuff said

need we say more?

(okay, in stock dresses only)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This offer from Jenny Yoo BLUE us away!

Feeling blue?

We hope so! For the month of August, one of our featured designers, Jenny Yoo, is offering an additional 10% off their discount tiers for dresses ordered in blue. This includes all of the fabulous teals and aquas we're continuing to see for 2010 weddings.

If you're inspired by the sea, the sky or otherwise thinking blue for your bridesmaids, rehearsal dinner dress or other special event outfit, August is the month to come into one of the Frocks locations.

Please call ahead to book an appointment so we may assist you (and your girls if necessary) with your selection.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Party for your toes

You may have partied all night or even just hobbled your way to a party in your finest Louboutins, but how are you going to make it home with your tootsies screaming in pain? A lovely British MAN has the answer. God save the Queen and god bless this *brilliant* (said with British accent) man.

When your littlest piggies have raised the white flag and you just can't take anymore, hobble your way over to the closest vending machine, yes, vending machine and pick up a pair of Rollasoles to get you from your soiree to home pain free. And, you don't have to give up style or wander the streets in bare feet. Silver, gold and even pink, these are adorable!

Don't dance in your stilettos quite yet. The vending machines have yet to make their way to Canada, but we're keeping an eye on their global movement and will keep you posted. We've got your toes' best interests in mind.

Your bridesmaids will be kissing your feet when you pull these out for them at midnight!

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Frocks PSA for Facebook Users!

Little did you know, (the following is from Facebook): "Facebook occasionally pairs advertisements with relevant social actions from a user's friends to create Facebook Ads. Facebook Ads make advertisements more interesting and more tailored to you and your friends."

Translation: A photo of you could pop up in an ad on your friend's Facebook page unless you opt out! To opt out:

Click on SETTINGS (located on top of page in blue bar, next to logout); Select PRIVACY SETTINGS; Select NEWS FEEDS and WALL; Select the TAB that reads Facebook Ads. There will be a drop down box; Select NO ONE.

It may seem like a hassle to log onto Facebook and opt out, but if you don't, beware! Your smiling mug could end up in a "hook-up" ad on your friend's (our spouses!) Facebook page. The blog link below tells this tale.

Thanks to Angela Hubbard (photographer extraordinaire) for bringing this to our attention

Bag it!

We're so proud of our very own Jenny Andrews. As the founder and creator of Satchel, she has found an outlet for her stylish eye and creative talents (ahem, aside from helping our clients find their wedding and event style).

Jenny graduated from the Advanced Fashion Arts program at VCC in 2007. Her incredible graduation line included a great deal of leather. . .foreshadowing this line perhaps?

The perfect make-up bag, the leather she uses feels like buttah and she will customize the lining colour (all silk) so that the inside of your bag reflects your inner style. A fab bridal bag that you will actually reach for after the wedding, an ideal bridesmaid gift (matched to your wedding colours??) or a treat for yourself, Satchel is not your typical makeup bag.

Grab it as you head out the door and use it as a clutch. It's the perfect size and if you choose the triangle bottom, it will stand on it's own while you hunt for your ID. After all, we still look 18, right?
Find Satchel exclusively at Frocks' Vancouver location.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Made in the shade (of perfect pink)

Yes, the quest is over! It's true, the seemingly endless quest for the perfect pale pink nail polish, which seemed to result in little more than a drawer full of polishes that were slightly too. . .


is finally over!

This quest may not have been the most intellectual of pursuits, but the result is incredibly satisfying. THE perfect shade for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, close up hand shots when you host your own cooking show, or for finally getting that clean, polished nail look that you've seen on celebrities but could never quite match.

It won "best neutral" in InStyle's Best Beauty Buys 2009 poll (See? We weren't the only ones on a somewhat vain quest!) and had Charlize Theron's nail pro (who knew people had 'nail pros'?) saying, "I have 300 polish shades in my kit, but this is the one I use 60 percent of the time."

It's the perfect clean, sheer pink shade. It's made by Essie, known for it's great colours and quality. It's name is, wait for it, Mademoiselle. How perfect.

Any ideas for a new lifetime quest for us to pursue?

We suggest you get yourself over to Bloom Essentials in Kitsilano and treat yourself. While you're there, book a facial. Hey, think of all the money you're saving on not-quite-right shades of pink!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Let it flow!

So many of our brides, bridesmaids or party go-ers come into our stores looking for 'something flowy'. We understand the sexy appeal of a fluttery and flowy frock as you strut your stuff or dance the night away. Now is your chance to take advantage of a special Jenny Yoo promotion until the end of July. Choose any Chiffon, Charmeuse or Crinkle Chiffon Jenny Yoo dress and receive a special discount.

This is a great opportunity for 2010 brides to outfit your bridesmaids in a selection of our most popular styles!

Please feel free to call or email us with any questions
about this special offer.