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New for Autumn/ Winter 2014

27 Oct

A-W 2014 (3)A-W 2014 (7)A-W 2014 (8)A-W 2014 (10)We have new things on sale in our little shop! We continue our love of leopard with The Bunny, found absolutely beautiful lamé fabric that resembles golden feathers for The Avis and sourced an amazing digital print and adorned it with origami butterflies for the Yara. For us, Winter just wouldn’t be Winter without some tweed and we loved making these tattered tweed butterflies for our Aurelia teardrop hat. We’ve got new tailored collars coming soon and will have news of a Pop-up shop soon so keep in touch!



The Veronica

19 May

The Veronica

New for ss14 the Veronica, a wide teardrop shape cocktail hat with a kittenish, stand up bow. This one is available in our Etsy shop or can be ordered in any colour to match an outfit

Our shop is open!

8 Feb

Contact SheetWe closed our (virtual) shop for refurbishments after new year but is is now open for our first collection this season – the Sweetheart collection. Perfect for spring in shades of Red, White & Blue (with a bit of Faux leopard thrown in for good measure!)

We’re rather pleased with it! Pieces are limited so grab yours before they are gone!


“For last year’…

8 Jan

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot

Well our new years resolution is quite obvious…actually blog! We got so caught up in designing and making that we forgot to tell everyone what we’ve been up to! Never fear – lets start as we mean to go on this year…

Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.

5 Aug

Still captivating the world, here are some of our favourite photos of Marilyn fifty years after her death.







Everyone needs someone to dream about.


New collection and the chance to win a hat! Yay!

13 Jul

ImageWe seem to be using this blog of late mostly to apologise for being tardy! We know it is an age since we last spoke but we have lots of new things to show you and a chance to win a Strumpet hat from our new collection so we hope that makes up for our absence!

ImageBack in June we colluded with Miss Dixiebelle and the Red Bus on a photoshoot. Inspired by the Jubilee, it was all very pretty, patriotic & pin-up! Starring top Strumpet Tara Nowy and shot by the wonderful Paul Marr (who else?) we got a gloriously sunny day and a great result!

ImageAlong with our tiny cocktail hats we also got some photos of our new Strumpet essential beret. We will be adding this collection to our etsy shop very soon and would love to know what you think so leave us a comment here, or on Facebook, or tweet us @hellostrumpet – you know where to contact us…

One of the reasons we have been silent (barring a few tweets) lately is because we have both had exciting holidays abroad – Kitty to Gay Paris and Wanda to Kawaii Japan! We have come back relaxed, refreshed and inspired – brimming with ideas for our new collection (we are talking mohair and origami people!) As summer seems to have passed us by our thoughts are turning to autumn and layering up in silks and wools – it’s our favourite season. We couldn’t resist teaming this ravishing leopard print beret with a repro vintage bathing suit from Miss D’s and expect more faux animal print as the season changes.

Image“So how do we win a hat?” we hear you cry…pop on over to Love My Dress – our very favourite wedding blog. We are giving away a £65 gift voucher to spend in our Etsy shop to one lucky reader – just leave a comment for Annabel telling her what you’ve got your eye on and how you’d wear it…easy!

ImageWell, we must be off, we’re meeting with a bride tomorrow and have some designing to do before bedtime! So toodles for now – we positively pinkie promise we won’t leave it so long next time!

Love and glamour

Kitty & Wanda xxx

Lots of news and a few reviews!

17 May

What a busy old month it’s been so far for us Strumpets! First of all we decided to open a seperate Etsy shop for our bridal pieces – Strumpet Bride! We thought it would make it easier to differentiate between the ready-to-wear and bridal collections. We are rather pleased with it!

Warning…temptation inside, seriously hard to resist!

Next we finished our very first order for Miss Dixiebelle! We love this fabulous boutique in Edinburgh’s Bruntisfield, stocking fabulous repro dresses and underwear along with well chosen vintage pieces. They also have their very own Beauty Parlour in the basement. So if you live in the Edinburgh area and want a Strumpet hat, a pin-up dress, a glamourous swimsuit or a becoming beehive – you know where to find them! We are also colluding with Miss Dixiebelle on a photoshoot soon – we’re keeping it on the down low for now – details to follow soon! Vanity Thrills, who works in the Miss DB beauty parlour has done hair for us before – we’d give anything to look as groomed in the hair department!

We also joined the Twitterati this month – follow us @hellostrumpet for our vintage inspired ramblings, suggestions & quotes!

Chiara sporting a Big Mamie hat

We are excited to launch a few new designs later this month – including the essential Miss Strumpet Beret.  Sitting to the front of the forehead, they look fabulous on a peek-a-boo bang – in fact here is a sneeky peek-a-boo of our Big Mamie design, abley modelled by Emma Peel-alike Chiara!

4711 cologne

Miss Kitty has a couple of fabulous finds she’d like to share with you, dear readers. Whilst on the scent for a new fragrance she came accross 4711 cologne (interestingly from cologne!) This fragrance was originally launched in 1792 – it is a refreshing citrus-based fragrance that warms to a light floral, woody base and can be worn by ladies, chaps or by both! Best of all it comes in a beautiful bottle – lovely enough to adorn the prettiest of dressing tables! Known as the original cologne, it can be bought from an incredibly reasonable £7.00, for those on a budget requiring a pampering treat. The only downside is that the scent is very light and wears off quickly, so decant some into a purse sized atomiser and regularly re-spritz.

Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

Her next beauty find comes in the form of a beautiful Lip Butter from Revlon. Encased in a rather glamourous case, this is a light, non-sticky, sheer lipstick – perfect to enhance ones beauty rather than for full on glamour and very nice it looks too. Kitty’s colour of choice is Candy Apple, a good pinky red.

We’ll be queuing at the local Picture house!

Miss Wanda has been keeping an eye on the newest film from director Wes Anderson for some time now and Moonrise Kingdom has just opened the Cannes film festival. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you simply must watch it…immediately! Shot beautifully, it looks like it comes from another, more magical time – we love the styling of the teenage heroine, great collars! With a cracking ensemble cast and two unknowns in the lead roles – we’ll be at the cinema with bells on as soon as it comes to a cinema near us!