Christmas opening times in store & online at Deadly is the Female

We don't want you to miss out whether its on buying a fabulous retro gift for a loved one or a vintage style party dress to make sure you knock 'em dead this holiday season.

The Frome boutique's hours are as follows

Thursday 20th December - 10 - 5
Friday 21st December - 10 - 5
Saturday 22nd December 10 - 5
Sunday 23rd December - Closed
Christmas Eve - 10 - 2.30
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
Thursday 27th December - Closed
Friday 28th December - 11-4
Saturday 29th December - 10-5
Sunday 30th December - Closed
New Years Eve - 10 - 2.30
New Years Day - Closed.
Wednesday 2nd January - Closed
Thursday 3rd January - 10 - 5
Friday 4th January - 10 - 5
Saturday 5th January - 10 - 5

And then back to our usual opening times.

The website is always there, day or night, but please keep in mind it will take us a little longer than usual to get back to you as well as to get orders out and process returns.

If you are hoping to get a gift in time for Christmas or a party dress for New Year's Eve then we recommend you order by 10am on Thursday the 20th (that's tomorrow!)

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thanks to everyone who has popped in, bought goodies & supported us.
Much love from Claudia, Gomez & the Deadly gals.

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Get your treats before Christmas with Free Shipping when you spend over £50

Just enter the code ShipShipHooray when you are checking out an order of £50 or more & your UK shipping will be FREE!

The code expires at 11pm on Wednesday the 19th of December and will be sent with next day delivery - so you can be sure your Deadly gift or party outfit will be there on time for the big day!

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Style suggestions for your Deadly 50's style party dress!

Here at Deadly HQ we only need half an excuse to be overdressed - and this time of year is just full of excuses to put on a party dress!

We've put together 5 key 50's party looks based on some of our favourite dresses....

First up is the Screen Siren look - glamorous with just a hint of danger. 

Our Screen Siren look is based around the fabulous Gia dress by Pinup Couture - this is one knockout dress which is fabulous for flashing a hint of cleavage while disguising any flaws with the beautifully draped fabric. This dress is full on glamour but we know not every occasion calls for an over the top look (sadly!) so we've toned things down just a touch with flat black glitter pumps and a glossy Cruiser bag in black patent. We'd love this look with a black biker jacket too and a slick of Red Hot Red Besame Lipstick, naturally. 

Our Hollywood Glamour outfit is a much dressier look!

We've based this look around our Tempest Dress (which is also available in a fabulously flattering shade of blue). This look is designed for stepping out on the red carpet, or a wonderful formal evening. This dress is a classic and we love it with or without a 50's style petticoat (who are we kidding, we always want to wear a petticoat!) To accessorise we've chosen classic Vivienne Westwood Skyscrapers in velvety black, a mink coloured faux fur stole and our glitzy Getaway Bag in Champagne. To finish off we think this look could be taken to the next level with seamed stockings, long black gloves and some time spent with our Vintage Hairstyling book by Lauren Rennells

For an effortlessly chic look which is guaranteed to turn some heads, may we present the Retro Bombshell outfit.

The fabulous Jasmine Dress by Stop Staring! is the inspiration for this look. This dress is a real knockout and doesn't need too much in the way of accessories - your killer curves will do the talking! But baby it's cold outside so we've teamed this stunning wiggle dress with a luxurious black faux fur stole, black satin pumps and a black Mini Gambler bag for all your essentials.

The Faux Vintage Chic look is perfect if you aren't sure just how dressy your do is, this look is not too flashy but we promise you will look and feel fantastic. 

Our Faux Vintage Chic style has been built around the Alika Dress by Bettie Page Clothing - a dress which suits just about everyone. This little red dress has been designed to cinch in your waist and flatter your curves from XS-3XL. Like all our Swing Dresses it can be worn with or without a crinoline, but if there is even a hint of a chance of dancing, may we recommend a crinoline petticoat! We've paired the dress with  the delightful black Vivienne Westwood Skyscrapers (which are also available in several other colours including red glitter!) a black lace Capette and a black Sin City bag which is big enough to fit a pair of flat shoes in for later in the evening!

Our final outfit takes a walk on the wild side with our Femme Fatale outfit. 

Surprisingly, we've designed this outfit around the Femme Fatale dress by Stop Staring! - a faux leather wiggle dress which will rock your curves and put a smile on everyones face! We just adore matching shoes and bags so we've added leopard print Satin Pumps and the black and leopard Mini Gambler bag. This is a festive outfit though so we've finished off the look with a sparkly jet Crystal Twist necklace.
Everyone loves a bad girl and this outfit hints at yours while leaving plenty to the imagination...

So there you have it, 5 different looks with lots of accessory suggestions. 
We love to see how you accessorise your favourite Deadly outfit too though - so if you have a photo we'd love for you to share them with us via the Deadly is the Female Facebook or our DeadlyFemale Twitter

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20% off everything* at Deadly is the Female

Coupon code is DEADLYIS4_20 and can be used for 20% off everything* on the website from midnight tonight until midnight on Friday the 30th of November 2012 GMT.

There is no minimum spend and you can order from anywhere in the world.

If you would like to use the coupon in store please show us this email on your phone or print it out - you can use it to get the 20% off between 10 - 5 on Friday the 30th of November only.
We will not be accepting requests to collect internet orders from the boutique - if you order online it will be posted.

Online the coupon can only be used when checking out and is valid once per customer. We cannot apply the discount at any time after midnight on the 30th of November 2012.

*discount cannot be applied to Gift Vouchers or shipping

Orders will be sent out the following week.

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Christmas last ordering dates for posting worldwide!

Here are our cut off dates for orders to arrive before Christmas this year. 
They are earlier than you might think - so take a look and try not to leave it to the last minute!

Sadly we are not Father Christmas and we cannot personally hand deliver each of your orders (though it would be fun!) so we cannot pinky promise that the postal service won't screw up... 

If you can't face the thought of Christmas morning without your gift or party frock then PLEASE order a day or 2 before the deadline. 
If you are in the Highlands or Northern Ireland Parcelforce will almost certainly take an extra day so please factor this in and if you are outside of Europe your parcel may get held up in customs and however much we'd like to, we cannot know how long this may be.

We want you to have a wonderful holiday season filled with glamour and sparkles so please please please don't leave it until the last minute!

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30% off items in the Last Chance section of the Deadly website!

Get 30% off items in the 'Last Chance' section of the Deadly website with the coupon code BYEBYE30 - valid until 11pm on Sunday 25th Nov.

Discount can only be applied to items in
 the Last Chance section and cannot be applied after the order has been placed or after the cut off time.

Valid once per person, anywhere in the world & with no minimum spend.

Discount available online only.

There are lots of fabulous 50's style dresses, retro accessories and more in the Last Chance section of our website. 

As the name suggests, these are items we won't be getting back in so sizes are limited! 

Be sure to check it out and grab your self wonderful items at a steal!

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New in - 50's Style Party dresses by Stop Staring!

We are really getting in the Festive spirit now here at Deadly is the Female. 

Yesterday Claudia dressed the Christmas Window while Lauren looked after all our lovely customers and unpacked 2 huge boxes of stunning Stop Staring Party Dresses!

First out of the box was the Femme Fatale dress in Faux Leather £175
Everyone loves a bad gal & this is one hell of a wiggle dress - cut to enhance your curves and ensure you turn plenty of heads. 

For a totally different look, may we introduce the Carolann dress - a elegant grey vintage style dress which can be worn in the day and then glammed up for the evening. £175

Next up is the Edie dress - we think this dress would be right at home on the set of Mad Men - we love its understated sex appeal and curve skimming fit!  £170

The Fortune dress is pure old fashioned Hollywood - from the fit of this striking wiggle dress to the shimmering platinum fabric - in this dress you are sure to knock them dead this party season.  £185

And last but by no means least we unpacked the Samantha dress - this is a little different for us as it is a knitted swing dress in black and white polka dots. It is so elegant and can be dressed right up with a petticoat underneath. £175

Don't forget we have lots of fabulous accessories to choose from - everything from limited edition Vivienne Westwood heels, twinkling jewellery, seamed hosiery, retro hair accessories, vintage inspired make up from Besame and oh so much more!

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Celebrate Halloween & Dia de los Muertos with Deadly!

We LOVE halloween and the Day of the Dead so this year to celebrate we decided to have a mini photoshoot.

The idea was to have some fun with it and not focus too much on getting products in shot, although we did include lots of Deadly Accessories like hair flowers (all of them!) and twinkly rings.

We love working with Hair and Makeup artist Lolita Noir and wanted to work with our friend Sophie Jones again - she was the first Deadly model!
We were also keen to shoot with our friend Gayle Glover for the first time too & have a fun girlie day at the same time - which is exactly what we did!

Here are a couple of our favourite shots from the day...

Lolita Noir did a stunning job on the hair and make up.
We are so pleased that we filmed it as a quick tutorial with some handy hints for if you'd like to try it yourself. 

We hope you like the Sugar Skull Make Up Tutorial and the photos too. We had lots of fun putting this whole look together - as I think you can probably tell.

For more photos please check out the Deadly Facebook Page

Thanks again to Gayle, Sophie and Lolita for a fun sunday afternoon!

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Help us Hula!

We picked this adorable Hula girl up on our last trip to Vegas from Charleston Antiques Mall - one of our most favourite places in all the world!

Only thing is, we don't know what the tune is and it is driving us crazy! Do you know what it is? If so, please tell us, before our neighbours complain!

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7 Steps to quick & easy Victory Rolls!

A short guide to Quick & Easy Victory rolls by Lolita Noir

At the weekend we had a photoshoot and we noticed our wonderful Hair and Make up artist using a handy cheat when doing Victory Rolls on our beautiful model, Gracie. 

We managed to grab some behind the scenes snaps and asked Lolita Noir to share her secrets. 

Here is her 7 step guide to quick and easy Victory Rolls

Step 1

Section hair off into 3 sections – one either side of your parting, just behind the ear and one large section at the back. A good tip is to put the hair at the back in a low ponytail to keep it out of the way for now.

Step 2

 Decide where you would like your parting to be and clip 1 side up to keep that out of the way while you work on the first side.

Step 3

Lift the hair up and out to the side. Back comb the whole section from the back (so the front remains looking smooth). Spray with a good firm holding hairspray and keep back comb until the hair stands out by itself.  If the hair is silky and fine, spray with hairspray first and then back comb.  
If the front looks messy when you are finished you can use a soft bristle brush to smooth things out at this point.

Lolita Noir recommends a great hairspray from Schwarzkopf called Silhouette Black Hairspray, Invisible hold

Step 4

When the hair has been prepared, spray the whole section with hairspray. Then take the ends of the section in one piece and clamp them in a set of large barrelled tongs.  
Tong away from the face and vertically, it doesn’t matter if the section is messy or not all touching the tongs, this is just a little cheat way of creating smooth rolls and getting the bend needed in the hair.  
You may hear a slight sizzle or see a little steam when the tongs hit the hairspray covered hair, do not worry, this is just the product NOT you hair!  

Lolita Noir uses the Babyliss Pro Curling Irons, either size 24mm or 32mm

Step 5

When you release the hair from the tongs, don’t pull them out in a rush! Loosely uncurl the tong on itself and then when it’s slack release the clamp, letting the hair free but keeping it in position.  Cup the hair as you pull the tongs out so you don’t lose the perfect curl/roll that you’ve created.

Step 6

While still cupping the roll, mould it to where you want your roll to be by positioning the top curl and then pin in place using kirby grips or bobby pins.  This might take a few tries but don't worry!
Start by pinning the bottom of the roll so you can manipulate the top curl to where you want it to be without worrying about the rest of it falling out.  
When you have it where you want it, secure with a grip, give it a good coating of hairspray and do the same on the other side.

Step 7

Once you have done both sides and created your victory rolls, you can decide how to style the back of your hair! Lolita Noir created a dramatic 'horizontal roll under' for Gracie, shown here modelling the Sophia Dress.
However, the back can be styled in many different ways, including horizontal roll-up, a bun or something as simple as wearing it down with curls or wavy.

              So there you have it - 7 Steps to easy Victory Rolls. 

Huge thanks to Lolita Noir for her trade secrets. If you'd like to know more about her you can find her on her website, Facebook Page or Twitter.

Don't forget you can also grab a copy of our Vintage Hairstyling Book for lots of other Vintage Hair ideas.

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Nigella Lawson in our red Billion Dollar Baby Dress on the cover of the Radio Times

We are over the moon that Nigella Lawson is in our Billion Dollar Baby dress on the cover of the Radio Times this week.

We knew there was a tiny chance and had feedback that she had loved our 50's style dresses but you can imagine my face when I popped into W H Smiths and spotted it!

Here is our image of the Billion Dollar Baby dress in full.

 We also found the same image in today's Daily Mail - but without the cover writing so we can see it more clearly.
Without wanting to get into the debate too much we feel really bad for Nigella (we like to pretend we are now on first name terms!). It wasn't so long ago she was getting stick for being too big. And I don't think there was a cover on the WH Smith shelves which hadn't had some Photoshop magic applied. We always think she looks fabulous & don't mind admitting to a girl crush.That's our two pennies worth anyway.

But back to the Radio Times, we were also cock-a-hoop that they used our leopard print chiffon scarf to accessorise a white dress (not from us).

So, to sum up, we think Nigella Lawson is a fox and are just too excited she is wearing a dress from our little shop on the cover of the Radio Times.

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A little info about Crimson Cabaret in aid on Positive Action on Cancer

We are so excited to be involved with Lolita Noir's Crimson Cabaret on Saturday the 15th of September at Rook Lane in Frome, Somerset.

With some amazing acts including The Flaming Feathers, Tabitha Taboo, Dulcie Demure, Muriel Lavender, Gemma Sheree & Miss Cherry Bomb there will be plenty of entertainment for everyone. 

Advance tickets are just £12 and are available here or will be available on the door for £15. All proceeds will be going to Positive Action on Cancer.

We will be there - dressed up and manning a stall for any last minute outfit needs. We will also be providing a raffle prize which will be raffled off along side some other fabulous prizes.

Doors open at 7pm and the show is over 18s only.

If you stopped by the St Catherine's Artisan Market on Sunday the 2nd of September you may have spotted the live models in our windows helping to promote it...

All photos thanks to Ed at

Special thanks to Muriel Lavender, Dulcie Demure, Sarah Wingrove, Jade Thomas, Tamara Dibsdale & Gemma Sheree for working so hard and looking so glamorous in our windows.

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Deadly does Vegas!

It's that time again & I'm off to Las Vegas to do the buying for Autumn/Winter. I'll be stopping by some of our favourite suppliers like Stop Staring!, Bettie Page Clothing, Trashy Diva and Bernie Dexter.

The shop will be open as usual from 10 - 5 Tuesday to Saturday with Lauren & Fi looking after things in Frome so make sure you pop by and say hello!

The website will be running as usual but shipping may take a little longer than usual and it may take us a little longer to reply to emails. We will do our best to keep things running as smoothly as possible but please keep this in mind. 

If you are in a rush please call the shop on 01373 469914 to get the most up to date info on shipping times.

We'll do our best to keep you updated with our Vegas adventure on Facebook as usual!

Thank you!

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New Vivienne Westwood shoes for Autumn/Winter

We've had our first delivery for Autumn/Winter and we couldn't be more excited!

We have been looking forward to these shoes for months and at last they are here!

The Vivienne Westwood Skyscrapers in Red Glitter are now available in store and online.

We popped these on Facebook yesterday and we had the best response we've ever had to a photo! 
We have really limited sizes & have to say, they are even better in real life!

Also new in stock are flat versions in Black Glitter and Gunmetal Glitter.

We love these as they add shimmer and sparkle to any outfit!

We love these as an alternative to killer heels with our favourite 50's style dress or just with our jeans.

These are such classic shoes - they are timeless, oh-so comfortable and smell like strawberry bubblegum... We just adore them!
A little birdie told us this is the last season Vivienne Westwood will be doing these so don't miss out!

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