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 pieces.......it'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 too....so 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 go....so I chopped and trimmed and this is the result (above)  I think it looks rather cool in an urban-mess kinda way.....

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

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

ANOTHER UPDATE:
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 Romance......by 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 Rose.......so 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 wear.....so we had her try on pink dresses, pink bloomers, pink skirts and coats and shawls...pink, 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 sweater.....so 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!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Enchanting Rose



Alongside our romantic clothing and jewellery are some equally romantic home decor items....from roses on canvas pictures to angel statues & busts to rose-embellished tables to a 1930's (solid) wood dresser...and so much more.

So enchanting!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Something's in the Air...

We are smack dab in the middle of summer and yet there looms in the invisible not-so-distant future a hint of things to come.....that season between Summer and Fall that I like to call "Perfection".  Not too hot not yet cold.....a few crisp days here and there smattered with unusually warm days that remind us summer isn't quite done with us yet.






There are still plenty of warm days left but something in the breeze gives you a glimpse of what lies ahead, with the evenings that cool off just enough to wear that new jacket or sweater you recently purchased for Fall and couldn't wait to wear.......and you know that boots and coats are soon to follow....not the heaviness of winter gear but the slightly warmer layers of clothing that flatter and conceal, that move with the wind and make you feel cozy and beautiful.

Perfection.....coming soon to the weather channel and already present at Tattered Rose.

*Note:  Images are borrowed from the Internet with gratitude and for inspiration.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sneak Peak at Fall 2014 Tattered Couture

One of the items from our new Fall lineup of Tattered Couture....available exclusively at Tattered Rose.

Where Have We Been?

We haven't posted much for a while....sorry about that. In preparation for another photo shoot, we've been busy designing some new clothing.....soon to be available at Tattered Rose.

Stay tuned or better yet, come in for something similar and yet quite different.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Glamourous Rose

Tattered Rose has been known to rock some glamour with our clothing & jewellery.....

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tattered Couture...by Tattered Rose

This design project has been in the works for about 15 years....one that is near and dear to my heart & soul:  Tattered Couture

For Fall 2014, watch for a designated area in the shop for all of our one-of-a-kind clothing designed by the owner of Tattered Rose. 

Customers often ask "Where are your designs?" and I reply by saying they are just mixed in with everything else. But now I want to present all of my designs in one area, which will show the design philosophy I am trying so hard to evoke as it is in everything Tattered Rose stands for....imperfect, beautiful, wearable, collectible clothing that no one else has.

We hope to have everything in place no later than October 1st of this year.....stay tuned!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

"That's So Tattered Rose!"

One of our customers this week told me that she wore one of her Tattered Rose outfits to an event and several people came up to her and asked if she had purchased it at Tattered Rose. That is such a compliment, especially considering that what we carry is so eclectic and this is such a huge city!
....and then another friend/customer who stopped by for a visit yesterday was wearing one of the dresses she bought recently at Tattered Rose as well as an adorable grey hat with roses.  

I couldn't help but love her hat, exclaiming that it was "so Tattered Rose"....so I gently removed it from her hand and placed it on the head of one of our mannequins. 
"See...it really suits her!"
My friend agreed but somehow, the hat ended up back in her possession.  As she was leaving the store, and in great need of this sun hat, I boldly asked if the hat could stay for a while....and perhaps adorn one of our mannequins for a while (I was thinking)
She kindly agreed to loan the hat to Tattered Rose and so it sits on top of this lucky mannequin's head, making a perfect finish to her outfit.

I LOVE my customers/friends!