Miss Bamboo has been a huge fan of Trashy Diva for well over a decade, having originally come across their New Orleans boutique on a USA trip back in 2002 and subsequently reintroduced to the brand by the lovely Caroline of Rose & Co at Haworth 1940s weekend around the mid 2000's. From this time Miss Bamboo started building up her personal collection of what has become her all time favourite brand.
|at a 1940's dance with Caroline of Rose and Co ...both in Trashy Diva|
|...wearing Cinnabar print|
|'Green Mum's Sweetie' aboard the Queen Mary|
|'..Time for tea..in a silk Ashley'|
|Silk Trixie in Asia Holiday print, was perfect for a friend's vintage wedding, regret not buying the Day Dress at the time!|
It really was love at first sight! The vintage inspired dresses are just beautiful, in fabrics such as rayon, silk and quality cotton poplins with the most amazing prints. Many are based on authentic vintage patterns from the 30s, 40s and 50s or vintage inspired but are all unique creations, made to fit modern figures.
Candice Gwinn designer and owner says "each piece (is) both timeless and ageless with inspiration taken from antique and vintage clothing with a strong emphasis on feminine styles that flatter a variety of body types. We strive to bring back fine details that are rarely seen in clothing today. Most of our clothing is not “hand made”, but you find that each piece has a one of a kind feeling. You might see the clothing and think “vintage reproduction, but believe me it is most often FAR from the case”. We base many of our styles on vintage, but totally fashion each style to be above all else flattering- which usually means weeks of refitting the garments and recutting patterns."
When Miss Bamboo set up her online boutique www.missbamboo.co.uk in 2011, the first brand she wanted to stock with a passion was of course Trashy Diva. She has since continued to bring the brand to the UK and European market and tends to carry one of the largest online collections as well as taking the beautiful dresses to many 1940s, 50s and rockabilly events within her pop up boutique. Miss Bamboo also sells worldwide of course with very reasonable shipping rates.
Miss Bamboo was thrilled to visit New Orleans and Trashy Diva in 2015, a dream come true.
Some of the dresses Miss Bamboo has stocked and continued to wear herself since the business started...
|an all time favourite sweetie in turquoise birds|
|Tropical print sweetie at Hepcats Holiday|
|Pearl Harbour print trixie sarong at the hotel Bamboo!|
As you can see, Miss Bamboo stocks Trashy Diva for the love, not just because she can....!
So finally here is just some of the beautiful stock currently on our website...
|Honey Dress in Jade watercolour (beware of poorly made copies of this elsewhere, this is the original and most beautiful quality) now on sale|
|Lena dress in Geisha fans - now on sale|
|Jenny Dress in Deco Daffodil|
|Ashley Dress in Crimson Clover|
|Bonita dress, now on sale|
|Candice Gwinn Lena Dress|
|Norma Jean -Now on sale|
What else can we say except Trashy Diva, we love you!! Oh and my 'desperately seeking' dress is The Day Dress in Asia Holiday size 10 or possibly 8 thank you!!