Sunday, 31 July 2011

Our first fashion show and pop up shop!

OH MY GOD! We absolutely loved our first fashion show and shop, hosted at Bar 1 in Sunderland, in association with 'Run for Cover' the premier swanky 60s night each month!

We were so excited to show off our creations, and felt a real buzz when we could actually come face to face with our customers. We had a great response, and loads of support when our gorgeous models (nervous as they were!) came strutting onto the stage.

We thought we'd share a sneak peek of 'behind the scenes' of the show; it was manic to say the least! But an amazing manic, if that makes sense. It really hit us that, we were really doing something we were passionate about and people were supporting us.

We met some other local businesses and had a little chat about our concept and how much we loved it. The DJ's, Kris and Liam, made sure the venue had amazing music all night, and we couldn't help but dance along as we were selling our vintage goodies.

A big thanks must go out to all of the staff at Bar 1 who let us hijack their little 60s night, and our gorgeous models who wore our clothes so beautifully.

Anything that wasn't sold on the night will be available on our eBay store, so if you liked anything on the night if you were there, or if you want to have a peek to what we sell, click away!

Love and kisses,

the Amour girls Xo

Sunday, 24 July 2011

New Service for all!

Hi dolls, sorry we've been noticeably M.I.A from the blogging radar as of late; we've just been soooo busy with our first fashion show!

For local fans, it's at Bar 1 in Sunderland, on the Priestman roundabout (round the corner from The Cooper Rose). It's a really cool, relaxed venue, so why not grab a drink with friends this Saturday night (30th), and see what we have to offer!

The main purpose of this post was to let everyone know about our new customisation service. If you have seen a top in a store with a cute collar or detail and would like to emulate it, let us know! We're loving lace, crotchet, and cute prints at the moment! Interested? Drop us an email at and we can talk over what you'd like.

We've had a hectic weekend, juggling our part time jobs, looking for better jobs, and trying to make this fashion show the best ever! Now, we just want to relax with a cuppa and a good film. My film of choice? (500) days of Summer.

Lots of love,

Laura xo

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Coffee and Customising

Good afternoon ladies!

We're spending this awful cloudy day getting ready for our catwalk show! We thought we'd give a little sneak peek of what to expect! We're popping out for a coffee and some more supplies now, including LOTS of lace, cutesy buttons and amazing fabrics!

Here's some snaps of us at work!


The Amour girls


Monday, 11 July 2011

Graduation, 5 star spas and fashion shows!

Good afternoon everyone, thought I'd write a quick post as to what we've been up to this past week...

It's been all go for me (Laura), as I completed work experience at a North East magazine. I was so nervous on that Monday morning, and hoped I'd get thrown in at the deep end. Well I was right! Within 20 minutes of arriving at the office, I was making phone calls, putting together stories and features.

Then came the major perks! I was sipping diet coke on a roof terrace on day 1 (interviewing a bar owner), a 5 STAR SPA ON DAY 2! Called Rockcliffe Hall, all I can say was Oh my God, I thought I'd died and went to heaven. We had work to do first, interviewing staff about upcoming events and offers, then I was allowed to completely CHILL. This was exactly what I needed, considering I hadn't even had time to celebrate completing my degree at Uni before being thrust into the workplace.

I also got to interview a very interesting lifestyle coach; so many things he said I could relate to my own life! In between these perks was absolute bedlam. The editor had to close two issues of the magazine, as well as contribute to local newspapers, and I was there to help. So busy, but so enjoyable! I'm hoping to go back sometime soon, as I had started to build relationships and could really see myself working there.

Not too sure what Melissa's been up to, she's been floating back down to Earth, squeezing in some shifts at work after her amazing week in Paris.

In other news, Melissa and I are about to graduate! We both achieved a 2:1 degree, yay for us! Our ceremony is this Thursday, so we'll be sure to post a few pictures of us in our Harry Potter gown getups, oh how will we accessorise this?!

We're also getting to work on our fashion show! At Bar 1 in Sunderland, we're showcasing a collection of customised pieces available for sale that night! Local fans, let us know if there's anything you'd like to see! Prices are purse friendly, so grab a vintage customised bargain whilst sipping on a cocktail!

Off to work now :-(, hope everyone's having a good start to the week.


Laura Amour xo

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Paris, Je'Taime...

So, I finally get around to blogging after my departure from the country last week. Me and my boyfriend jetted off to my favourite city in the whole world for my 21st birthday, and I had THE best time!

I thrived on the chance to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and all the other beautiful sights Paris has to offer. There's just something about the place, they embrace music, fashion, art and culture in a way other countries don't seem to grasp. Being in that environment was very intoxicating!

Luckily I spent my 21st in Disneyland, (my first experience) and I'm not ashamed to say I LOVED it! I got to meet Mickey and all the Disney Princesses, and the parade was just to die for! I can't believe I haven't been before! (We have every intention of going back in September, hehe!)

So, yeah... the best week of my life, although I did miss Amour to death, and I'm back and ready for action on our fashion show, (BREAKING NEWS!) at Run for Cover in Bar 1 (Sunderland) on the 30th July. So come see us and grab a vintage goodie after we showcase our 60s inspired summer collection with our gorgeous models!

Local followers, keep up to date with our tweets or take a look at the live tweet box to the right! WE CAN'T WAIT, Laura and I screamed sooooooo loud and skipped along the sunny streets of Sunderland after our meeting with the guys at Bar 1!

Love you all,

Melissa Amour Xo