Desserts and Dresses: Our Photoshoot in Laduree Dublin

Photographing our new stock is always a pleasure, but when we get to use a fun, or in this case a delicious, location it is all the more exciting.  We try and switch things up as much as possible, and we are very lucky to have lot’s of great places to shoot around this fair city.

This week our neighbours at Laduree Dublin let us use their pastel and pretty surroundings to photograph some of our new arrivals, and boy did we have a sweet time.

Laduree dublin vintage style dress

This location really transported us, it didn’t feel like we were in Dublin anymore! It was like stepping back in time to the court at Versailles, a tea (dress) party held by Marie Antoinette herself! Macaroons and sugared almonds galore.  We just had to indulge post shoot – Pistachio being the groups favorite.

Laduree Dublin shop photoshoot

We welcomed two new shapes to our collection this month.  We have the ‘Cora‘ (below) and the ‘Sadie‘  that are two very different styles, but both have that nostalgic vintage inspired look that we are all about!

Laduree Dublin with the Cora 1940s inspired dress

The ‘Sadie’ (below) features an ascot style collar and a simple shift shape.  It comes in a cool cotton so its perfect for Summer.  Then once Autumn is upon us you can team it with navy tights and a cardi.

Laduree Sadie boats dress lookbook

The ‘Cora’ is a 1940’s tea dress dream and slotted right in to our setting. It has a wide waistband that cinches in the waist beautifully with cap sleeves and a shirt collar.

Laduree dublin Brigitte dress morning tea

We have also gotten some of our best selling and timeless classic shapes back in stock, in new colours and patterns for summer. These include the fit and flare Brigitte dress (above), now available in a fresh and fun botanic pattern. Back by the popular demand, the darling Ava dress in green (below), covered in an adorable pattern of swooping swallows and cute clouds, in now also back in stock, and available here.

Laduree Dublin vintage style maccaroons

Laduree Dublin Vintage Ava dress Dublin

Thank you to Laduree Dublin for allowing to use your beautiful surroundings. We think the combination of vintage inspired dresses and pretty macaroons is a match made in heaven!

Vintage Inspired Looks from Carousel on Xpose

We caught ourselves on camera earlier this week on Expose! – did you see us? made it onto the small screen with some celebrity vintage inspired ‘get the looks’.  Our style is often compared to the likes of Taylor Swift, Zooey Deschanel and Imelda May to name a few!

The two celebrities chosen were the ever chic Alexa Chung and ladylike Kate Middleton who both have very different styles but do have one thing in common and it’s a love for vintage inspired style.


Alexa – who has been a poster girl for plaid and peter pan collars since she popped up on the celeb scene was a dream to dress.  We teamed our ‘Diane’ contrast top (which has just come back in to stock in a range of colours) with our  ‘Peggy’ check skirt.  This outfit super interchangeable and trans-seasonal which is very handy considering the dodgy weather we are currently having!  Add a Jumper and brogues to this and hey presto hello Autumn!

vintage inspired style trend on TV3 Xpose

Our second outfit based on Kate Middleton is fit for a Queen (I am sorry, I had to!)  The ‘Ava’ swallow and clouds dress is back in-stock and boasts a very flattering shape.  We are throwing back to the fifties with this shirt dress and is an absolute dream to wear.  Curvy of straight it nips in at the waist giving a sensational silhouette.

You can watch the feature here for further styling tips.

Sneak Peek! Circus Autumn Winter Collection 2016

We know autumn and winter are the last things everyone wants to think about as the summer sun is still shining, but here at Carousel we are always looking forward to what new treats we can bring to you every season. A new season brings a host of new colours, patterns and shapes, and we are always so excited to share them with you, as they are designed by our team here with you in mind. We always take customer feedback into account when we are making every new range. Our Circus autumn winter collection will be no exception this year.

Circus autumn winter color palette by Circus

The Circus autumn winter collection, as always, is very influenced by the vintage style of decades such as the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. We’ve used a colour palette of rich, earthy shades, mixed subtly with darker colour patterns that are inspired by nature. Cold weather dressing doesn’t have to be dull and drab, and these combinations will add just the right amount of fun and vibrancy to your autumn/winter wardrobe.

circus winter preview lookbook

Many of the pieces in the new collection come with sleeves ranging from half to full lengths. Also, most are made using thicker cotton twill fabrics also, making it easier to keep the chill out this winter, while also staying stylish! Our winter skirt lengths will be a bit longer than our summer collection, and many of the shapes have a formal but feminine vibe to them, making them perfect versatile pieces to take you from work to after work soirees!

Circus autumn winter lookbook

Keep scrolling to see more sneak peeks of what to expect from our Circus autumn winter collection, arriving online and in store at the end of August. Have you spotted any favorites?

winter vintage inspired fashion

Vintage inspired dress by Circus

vintage inspired winter dress

vintage style outfit for winter 2016

Circus autumn/winter collection

circus winter style preview

Winter vintage Vivien dress from Circus

winter ss16 preview from Circus

Black winter 1960s vintage inspired dress

Thankfully there is still lots of summer weather ahead of us, so why not take a look at our current Circus summer collection here now.