Monday, September 22, 2014

Grey Monday

Favourite colour:  Grey
Favourite animal:  Cat
Favourite colour for pumpkins:  Grey?! What?

I didn't know that pumpkins could be found in grey.....THAT would be my colour of choice for decorating with pumpkins because I am not found of orange.

Grey is a lonely colour...there is no other colour that evokes the same mysterious cool perfection, as far as I am concerned. That is why Tattered Rose will always carry grey clothing & jewellery, accessories and home matter if it is "in" or not.
There must be more of you out there who love the colour grey as much as I do........

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Western Romance by Tattered Rose

A little western influence will always be part of Tattered Rose (1999-present) is where we started (Way Out West, 1995-2001).  
Now that we are in the Prairies of Alberta, it is a perfect fit.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tattered Rose Steps Out!

Samantha Grant, actress and gorgeous Tattered Rose customer wore one of our one-of-a-kind creations, a garnet red velvet maxi dress, to the premiere of "Forbidden Playground" recently.......what a fun evening that must have been! 
Thank you so much Samantha for allowing us to post this lovely photo of you!

Forbidden Playground 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Modern Romance from Tattered Rose

After a whirlwind few weeks of frenzied shopping by our customers, today was a relatively quiet day, which enabled me to get caught up with merchandising of some of the new arrivals for Fall.......such an array of my personal favourite types of clothing items like sweaters, jackets, skirts, shawls, etc. in colours that are so perfect for right now...........*sigh*

Sympli the Best Re-stocked and Ready for Fall at Tattered Rose!

Sympli the Best clothing is Made in Canada sold in abundance and with style at Tattered Rose.

We just received our last Fall order...the one with the sweater knits mixed with jersey.....oh my GOSH!! Simply gorgeous and so wearable....and with pockets! 

We women love our pockets, no?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Snow Day by Tattered Rose

This morning, many of us in Alberta woke up to a blanket of snow on the ground, with even more falling from the sky.....a wet snow, overcast, cold grey day.  This is the view from Tattered Rose around 10:00 a.m.
You can't really see the snow in this image but you kind of get the idea of the dreariness of the weather and wet ground. So......what do you wear on such a (depressing) day?
Something like this raw femininity outfit from Tattered Rose:
Now,don't you feel a little bit better already?
You're  welcome. xo

Sunday, September 7, 2014

September Tattered Rose

(This image does not belong to Tattered Rose....found somewhere on the Internet and used for inspiration only)
One cool September morning, a young woman (Rose) decided to wear her new black burnout mesh dress on her walk along the lake near her home.
It had been a week since she purchased the dress and she was so eager to wear it that she could wait no longer for "an occasion" to come up.....
And so, along with her new black combat boots and new charcoal leggings, she wore the dress outside for her walk, hoping that something extraordinary would happen.
Suddenly, she spotted something in the water and heard crying sounds...not like a human baby but something else. She had to investigate and luckily it was close enough to the shore for her to lean in for a look. What she saw was utterly surprising and unexpected.......

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hauntingly Romantic

Shades of darkness......the kind of clothing that Wendy, Joanna and Freya ("Witches of East End") might wear......romantic, sexy, dark velvet, lace, challis in silk, cotton, linen or rayon.


Friday, September 5, 2014

"Frankly,'s our sexy new boyfriend shirt!"

Sheer sides on this not-so boyfriend shirt will make heads turn. 
*Please wear responsibly (wear something under it)

50 Shades of Grey.....and Red and Brown and Cream and Black and Burgandy and Green.....

Yesterday, "we" unpacked 5 boxes of new arrivals (clothing) for Fall...............! Some of the most delicious subtle colours, textures and styles any woman would want, including me.  
Be still my heart♥

The long knitted sweatercoat (shown above in grey) is one of the most versatile pieces for layering and adding texture to any outfit...jeans or dresses and skirts.......I kept one of the grey ones for myself, as a reward for all of my hard work in unpacking all those boxes!

There are SO many new items, I don't even want to try and take pictures of everything....a lot of steaming in my immediate future.

Come in and see what we have for you this colours synonymous with Tattered Rose....oh...the rose intarsia sweaters trimmed in raw edge chiffon....gasp!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Darkly Romantic Rebel

Romantic Gothic clothing is one aspect of Tattered Rose...for those of us who like to occasionally live on the dark side, clothing-wise, that is.
We are rebels with a cause!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

See You in September......

SEPTEMBER is a magical month for "fashion".....the September issue of VOGUE is the hugest one of the year, it is the month where we receive most of our Fall season items and it is the month where things seem to turn around, going from summer to definitely feeling a Fall chill in the air, so we all start thinking "what new things do I want to wear?"

Tattered Rose received early Fall things in July & August, but as we are at the mercy of the "fashion suppliers" the bulk of our Fall clothing, jewellery and accessories is arriving in September....starting next week! I can hardly wait!

Please visit us in SEPTEMBER for some of the most desired items you will want to add to your wardrobe.  Expect some of the most romantic, wearable, textural, gorgeous clothing you will find anywhere!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wild Prairie Rose

THIS is Tattered Rose in a nutshell/photograph (not our photo, unfortunately)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wild Prairie Rose

Grabbed this photo on my way out of the store after I closed......I love how lace & ruffles look blowin' in the wind.

Have a safe & happy Labour Day weekend everyone. 
We will be open Saturday 11-2.

New Arrivals: 13 Cats

We could write about all the beautiful clothing we have in for Fall, but you already know about that, so here are some lovely felines wearing fur, where fur belongs!

P.S. These cats do not live at Tattered Rose; they are not mine, nor do I even know them, in case you were wondering. Meow♥

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Worn in the West

Western women are eclectic so we need a place to shop for clothing, jewellery & accessories that is eclectic and has the best diverse collection of all of these things.......Tattered Rose has that.  
We may not be all things to all people but we are a place to shop for romantic clothing that will stand the test of time.....something for just about any woman, especially those of us who live on the Prairies. Most women want to be different but some of us need encouragement to be who we really are and dress how we really want to! Tattered Rose will do our best to help you with that.

One thing is for sure: Western women are never boring♥

P.S. Shown is one of our fav maxi skirts in new colours (steel grey, mocha brown and indigo)for Fall 2014!

Back to School.................Tattered Rose Style

Have you ever thought of shopping for back-to-school clothing at Tattered Rose? Not everything in the shop is hand-made...we have a lot of lovely, inexpensive, romantic clothing available, like this cable-knit zip-front cardigan and lots of Sympli the Best & Cut Loose for students & teachers....and parents.....really!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Urban Bohemian Clothing Found at Tattered Rose!

The word "bohemian" is highly over-used but it is still one of the best words (for now) we can use to describe the clothing we have in the shop that is feminine yet modern, haute hippie, urban peasant, Victorian cowgirl meets Helena (Bonham-Carter) Gothic, ruffled, lace, velvet, flowing madness that we like to call our favourite's all in the mix.

Get a taste of it at Tattered Rose....your life will literally change as you enter the shop and your dreams will be fulfilled a little easier while wearing some of our fabulous, vintage-inspired grooviness.

Love, love, loving the colours & textures for Fall 2014!

P.S. We have a LOT of our Fall-ish clothing in for fall, with much more to come.......♥

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Victorian Romance Coat

This adorable tweed fit 'n' flare coat is in the store now! Chanel-like fabric with frayed edges and a romantic, vintage-inspired feminine shape

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Want a Haircut? A Scary Short Story by Tattered Rose

I know this sounds odd but I cut hair too.....OK, not professionally but I seem to love cutting hair and have been not only cutting my own hair for about 16 years but my husband's as well. *Gasp* 

Back in Winnipeg, there were several young ladies who worked for me who, for some inexplicable reason, wanted me to cut their hair I did. No precision cuts....but rather the shaggy, tousled kind of hair cut where imperfection is the desire.

C. told me that it was the best haircut she had ever had....I'm sure that has changed by now. After all, it's been years since she had one of "my" haircuts.

And B. has had one of "my" haircuts several times over the years since she worked with me at Tattered Rose.

So, yesterday while a customer was trying things on in the change room, I began to chop the locks off on one of the mannequin's wigs.  Her hairstyle was outdated and I figured a shaggy blunt cut was the way to I chopped and trimmed and this is the result (above)  I think it looks rather cool in an urban-mess kinda way.....

Don't won't see a shingle hanging outside my shop any time soon that reads:
"Imperfect, Shaggy Haircuts.....available Here" 

The red head gets a shaggy bob too.....
 P.S. Looks better in person.

While on Facebook, I happened upon the image of Jerry Hall, famous for her long locks, with a new haircut, called a "lob" (long bob) I had no idea when I chopped off my mannequins' wigs that they would be in such chic company! (I think she looks WAY younger & more chic with her hair chopped off!)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sympli the Best & Cut Loose for Fall

The colour is way off in this photo 'cuz this it taken with my smart phone and I don't have the hang of editing yet....but the combination of this stormy dark blue/green mixed with chestnut brown is exquisite for Fall.......

Western Tattered Rose

Inspired by the past....our own past, when Tattered Rose existed inside a western store called "Way Out West".

Way Out West was my first store, and I had to find a way to make it my own version of romantic western. After 4 years, it became apparent to me that a separation of the two stores was necessary and that is how Tattered Rose was born in 1999. It was a spin-off of my western store, with more whimsical, girly, romantic, vintage-inspired clothing that still had a hint of the old west but was also firmly planted in the present. It needed it's own look and name and thus the name of Tattered Rose was chosen for it's very personal meaning to me.

Western romance clothing....found at Tattered Rose in abundance. Wahoo!

Monday, August 11, 2014

♥Junkyard Diva♥

If you love the idea of finding hidden treasures amongst a pile of seemingly incongruous items...then, look no further.
We've mentioned it before, but at Tattered Rose, the shop with some of the most beautiful clothing & jewellery around, there lurks in and among the displays, a number of decorative treasures....some old, some new, all Tattered-Rose-worthy.

Please note:  Some items are not yet for sale as they are in the shop for ambiance....but be patient. You never know when they will be sold. Now and then, the owner DOES part with some of these props. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

We Have the Best Customers at Tattered Rose!

I cannot say it enough:  Tattered Rose has the best, most loyal and friendly, wonderful customers!
Today, one of my favourite customers who has the hair of a silver screen goddess of the 1930's, allowed me to take a picture of her wearing an outfit from Tattered lovely. Thank you, Ms. Goddess!

~Urban Romance at Tattered Rose~

Urban Romance jacket available at Tattered Rose.  A lovely, sexy, edgy, romantic urban, sophisticated jacket made in a jersey/mesh combination that, when belted, takes on a whole new look.....reminiscent of something that Donna Karan would design.....smashing with jeans (as shown) or over just about anything.....wear it out for dinner, to the Citadel or even grocery shopping. Yes, it's THAT versatile!  

Available in dozens of colours. We currently have it in black or cinnamon brown.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Marie Antoinette stopped by Tattered Rose one day in May.....

One day, and please keep in mind this is a fictional account, Marie Antoinette stopped by Tattered Rose to see what new pink clothing we had in...this was back in May, when the buds weren't even out on the trees yet and PINK was the hot colour of the month.

Anyway, she was tired of wearing her powdered humongous white wig and wanted some new, slightly more modern clothing to we had her try on pink dresses, pink bloomers, pink skirts and coats and, pink, pink!

It was a fun day of wardrobe consultation (on my part) and Marie left the shop a happy woman.....with lots of new pink clothing to be added to her wardrobe and a giant rose pinned to her head.

Moral of the story:  You don't have to be Marie Antoinette to shop at Tattered Rose and you certainly do not have to wear a giant rose on your head.

Photography: Breanne Marie Kshyk
Model: Alana Rentelis
Makeup & Hair: Elysse Conley-Gnauck
Clothing & Accessories: Tattered Rose

Saturday, August 2, 2014

You know that perfect little cardigan you've been looking for?

"Oh, perfect little wrap cardigan soft and warm but light and ever so comfortable.......where are you from?"

"Why, Tattered Rose, of course!"

New Clothing for Transition & Fall 2014!!

It is always exciting when new clothing arrives in the shop for the upcoming season, in this case, Fall.  Plenty of new Sympli the Best with new styles and colours to tempt you.

And then there's the romantic, ruffled, lacey, baroque, vintage-inspired clothing.....this is what makes my heart swoon. 
New arrivals this week.....gorgeous embroidered black silk coats.....the cutest pantaloon pants ever and a whole lot more.
"Tattered Rose is one of the most unusual & beautiful stores in Edmonton" spoken by Meghan, July 2014      Thank you from Tattered Rose!