February 18, 2011

Giveaway! Empire Choker

Good morning and happy Friday! I can't think of a better way to kick off a weekend, than with a giveaway! So exciting!!

This giveaway comes to us from Vivien over at Candy Violet.  You may recognize her company because I have posted favorites such as her Marie Antoinette inspired collection, and Jane Eyre-esque jackets!

I have always loved her designs and colors so I knew it would be perfect for the Gossip Guide!

A little about Vivien's collection:
Inspired by Antique Georgian jewelry, and using mid 20th century techniques the pieces in this collection are sure to make a statement whatever your quaintrelle style! The pieces are handmade and come in three different colors.

For the giveaway Vivien has selected a handmade Empire Choker in Coral.  The choker is one size fits all, and as she pointed out, the coral color is perfect for day and evening wear so you will get the most out of it!  The choker also features a removable drop pendant, so you have two styles in one. 

When you remove the drop pendant, the choker looks so Madame du Pompadour, don't you agree?


Here's how to enter: 



1.  Leave me a comment along with your favorite piece from Vivien's collection. You can view all of her jewelry designs here and clothing designs throughout the shop.

2.  Giveaway is open to U.S and International Readers.
~ All entries must be posted by Friday, February 25th, 11:59pm ET.  Winner announced Sunday Feb. 27.~

Good luck and I can't wait to see what items you pick out!!


59 comments :

  1. I love Vivcore! I check her store since I discovered 'lolita fashion' (Rococo inspired japanese trend), and since I love vintage styles too I found her shop amazing.

    My favorite? Day trip dress ♥ http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-015&Category_Code=2CV_DRESS_SETS

    Is cute and chic.

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  2. Divine!! I didn't even know this place existed. I am now fulfilled at life, I think ;)

    My favourite would definitely have to be the Bombshell Cape. Mmm fur.
    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV02-009&Category_Code=5CVFur

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  3. I love her pieces! Have you seen her tutorial site? http://www.quaintrellelife.com/

    My favorite thing has got to be the Chemise a la Reve: http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-014&Category_Code=2CV_DRESS_SETS

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  4. I had not even know of Vivcore's exsistance before this post, but now I completely love her stuff! I'll have to bookmark it and check back often. :)

    This piece would be my favorite "Rococo Lady" Completely gorgeous!

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CVAT-018&Category_Code=5CV_ATELIER

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  5. OMG, I am in looove! I have to say that my favorite piece is the one you have for the giveaway! I am in shock by its' beauty...ahhhhhh!!!

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  6. my favorite would have to be the Chemise a la Reve, thats my favorite portrait of the famous queen! I've known about her shop for a few years now!

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-014&Category_Code=0CV_Special

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  7. oh gosh, it was difficult to find a favorite

    In the end, this lovely is what I chose (ribbon cloche)

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CVAT-020&Category_Code=5CV_ATELIER

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  8. I about fainted when I saw the jewelry collection! So hard to pick. I *really* fell in love with the entire jet parure. Beyond stunning!

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  9. Stunning collection -- what a talented craftswoman! Picking one is impossible -- how badly do I want that tiara?! -- but I am desperately, desperately in love with the Ribbon Cloche! How divine!!

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  10. I love the victorian heart bracelet. Gorgeous!

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  11. Vivecore has always been amazing! I checked them out when I saw their ad in "Shojo magazine!"

    My favorite item is the "Trianon Party" dress! So precious!

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-019&Category_Code=2CV_DRESS_SETS

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  12. I love Vivcore. My favorite new piece of hers is the Empire Tiara here.

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  13. I've liked Vivcore for years now but I especially love the Rococo lines that have been coming out. My favorite Vivcore piece is actually a tie between the Empire Choker and this dress:
    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-014&Category_Code=2CV_DRESS_SETS

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  14. I've been following her blog since I started with Lolita. All of the items in their shop are beautiful and it's really hard to pick out just one. But the Trianon Party dress in black is my favorite! ♥

    This giveaway is really awesome! :))

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  15. Ahh, this collaboration between you two is perfect! I've adored Vivcore for quite some time!!

    The jewels are lovely (I love this choker in Jet!), but I think the piece I'd love to wear the most would be this cocktail dress in gold. http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-017&Category_Code=2CV_DRESS_SETS

    It's designs like this that flatter me most and is so classy like everything else Vivien does!

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  16. I love all her beautiful things, but actually, my favorite and what I'd choose for myself is actually this choker! :) And how great that it's two necklaces in one! Keeping my fingers crossed...

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  17. Following and entering! I think my favorite piece is the Empire Tiara. It looks like the crown Anastasia wears in the animated Anastasia movie :D

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  18. I just discovered your blog, and am already in love with it! Joined to read, also. <3

    I would like to enter the giveaway too, and here's my favorite: http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV05-005&Category_Code=5CVJewels - Empire Cuff! It's just adorable, but so is the choker too. :D

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  19. Ooh, so many of her designs are gorgeous! My favorite one would have to be the "Chemise a la Reve" dress though- it's fresh and classy and 18thC looking all in one... yum!

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  20. Everything is so lovely!!
    But one of my favorite accesories was the Trianon Garden Hat. It's so cute, pretty and chic.

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV07-005&Category_Code=7CV_ACCESSORIES

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  21. I actually own my favorite of all her pieces, and it's no longer up. It was the Sugar Lolita Coat, I believe. My boyfriend spoiled me with it.

    I own other pieces of hers, as well, and from the current selections, I believe my favorite is either the Victorian Promenade set or the full Madison cocktail wiggle dress which would look perfect with that choker. *le sigh*

    Thank you for the opportunity to be considered for such a work of art.

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  22. Vivicore's stuff is exquisite! To enter the giveaway, I'll tell you my favorite jewelry of hers currently is the Empire Broach: http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV05-006&Category_Code=5CVJewels

    But I also love the Victorian promenade dress. It's got that gothic lolita feel, makes me wanna have tea and listen to Bauhaus!

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  23. Oh that is so pretty, I think my favourite piece is the Empire Tiara, it's so regal :)

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  24. After viewing everything (again, because I love this site) I'm still drawn to the Victorian Heart Bracelet:

    http://goo.gl/OOrKG

    Simple, elegant and pearls go with anything. I can wear it with jeans as much as a little black dress.

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  25. The Empire Necklace is such a beaaaaautiful shade of green.

    Love the Day Trip collection in the clothing, too.

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  26. Beautiful, drool-worthy stuff!

    My favorite piece is the Empire Necklace. I love that it's just dripping with gems. The Peridot is stunning!

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV05-009&Category_Code=5CVJewels

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  27. I adore the empire tiara! I think it would look so amazing in jet for any special occasion!

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  28. OMG I am in love with the Trianon Party dress!!!! I want everything Vivicore sells! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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  29. Chemise a la Reve is my current drool over....well the one im drooling the most over! Its so perfect! While i appreciate the lolita style and find it lovely, it doesnt really fit ME, nor do i find it practical for my life. The Chemise a la Reve is a cleaner, simpler style i can see myself wearing out anywhere!

    My husband said he prefers the Trianon dress though ;)

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-014&Category_Code=2CV_DRESS_SETS

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  30. I must admit that the Empire Choker in Coral that you are giving away is my absolute favorite of all of Vivcore's exquisite creations. The ribbon has the color and ruffled texture of just-born leaves glimpsed through the haze of a cobwebbed morning. The coral-colored cabochons are treasured eggs of a bird formed of shattered dreams and soap bubbles, or perhaps those little pink flower buds, smooth and waxy, that are so brazen when the weather warms for good! As for the rhinestones: they are dew-drops, of course! And the pearls were plucked by the mermaid queen herself from her chamber's wall of living oysters!

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  31. The Empire Cuff is my favourite. So sweet and elegant!

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  32. Cannot make a decision! It seems that I need to have more parties so that I can wear it all! BUT there are two that I have to admit I am reaching for my bank card...
    The Duchess Stole (apt don't you think?)
    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CVAT-019&Category_Code=5CV_ATELIER
    But my absolute favourite, is the Feather Tricorn.
    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CVAT-017&Category_Code=5CV_ATELIER
    Sends shivers down my spine!
    And exactly the pick me up I needed after last night.
    Your one and only,
    Duchess of the Shire

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  33. My favourite was actually the 'Visions of Versaille' collection from a while ago. She has created such wearable and practical 18th-century-inspired garments!

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  34. I love the "Trianon Garden" hat!!! :D
    -Julia
    coenobita54 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  35. i personally love the Bombshell Cape! Its to die for! It is so classic yet still in style for today!

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV02-009&Category_Code=5CVFur

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  36. Simply divine! I absolutely adore Vivicore!

    As for my favorite, it is hard to say, but I am going to go with The Trianon Party Dress:
    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-019&Category_Code=0CV_Special

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  37. Vivcore is such an amazing site! I have been casually following it for quite a while now.

    I would have to say my very favorite item is the Enchanting Lipstick in Champagne found here: http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=VC&Category_Code=8CV_BEAUTY

    It is just the prettiest lipstick case I have ever seen and the color is gorgeous as well. I am a stickler for beauty products in luxurious, beautiful packaging.

    However, I get the impression that you are looking for clothing or jewelry posts, so I will also share my favorite of that category. It simply must be this faux fur muff. I think muffs are fantastic and it is such a bummer that they are not really in fashion right now. I was fortunate to find one this past winter that even came with a small zipped pocket and a little wrist strap so one would not need to carry a purse. The vivcore muff is here
    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV06-011&Category_Code=5CVFur

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  38. How precious! Her stuff is so gorgeous, I must buy some when my 18th century English gown is ready!

    My favorite, though, is her take on the Chemise a la Reve: http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-014&Category_Code=0CV_Special. How adorable is that? I could see Marie cooing over it and showing some leg well before her time!

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  39. Beautiful! My favorite is the green gemmed "Empire" line...tiara, necklace, bracelet, or broach...they are all very nice.

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  40. I love the Empire Necklace.
    -Shelli
    mljcwsu at yahoo dot com

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  41. There are so many things to love, but my fave would have to be the Opera stole in the Atelier section. I am an opera singer after all, and a singer must keep the throat warm. The Empire choker is lovely. I am singing in Mozart's "Cosi fan Tutte" in the fall, and the choker would add a special touch. Concerts, everyday, anyday! Good luck to us all! And thank you Viv!

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  42. Life could be a dream in my black Trianon Party dress. It says I am all women. I think a coral choker would look fabulous with it. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  43. I actually just bought a Petticoat from Vivcore. Love their stuff.
    My favourite piece of jewellry are the Empire earrings. Lovely!
    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV05-007&Category_Code=5CVJewels

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  44. Viv's things are out of this world!

    I adore her Chemise a la Reve: http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV03-014&Category_Code=2CV_DRESS_SETS

    But I'm most excited about her Custom Salon, where you can get a custom-made piece!

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  45. My favorite item is ribbon cloche

    So pretty amazing!

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CVAT-020&Category_Code=5CV_ATELIER

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  46. My favorite is the chemise a la reve. I'd be happy wearing it for easter or to the tea house...even a hot summer day at renfaire. :) That choker would go with lots of nice things. <3

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  47. This is such a cool blog! I found it via Vivcore. My favorite piece of her collection are the Victorian Promenade dresses. They are so beautiful!

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  48. I am in the midst of making the pictured Pompadour dress....so of course the Empire Choker in Coral would be the perfect Pompadouresque accessory! Viva la Vivacore!!!

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  49. Oh dear... There are so many fantastic choices.

    The ribbon cloche and the daisy cutter circle skirt are beautiful. As are some of the less practical looking pieces.

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  50. Darling! I was very swayed by the day trip dress in green, but I've decided my favourite piece is definitely the Trianon hat. What can I say? I'm a sucker for hats!

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  51. I've been following Vivcore for ages. Her Versailles inspired limited collection was simply FABULOUS.

    Anyway, I am particularly partial to this, the Trianon hat: http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV07-003&Category_Code=7CV_ACCESSORIES

    I'd love to wear the black version pictured especially. Very fabulous!

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  52. My favorite has to be the Victorian Promenade set- it's so darling and beautiful.

    Love this blog, also!

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  53. Vivcore/Candy Violet is a delicious blend of historical whimsy and wearable fashion. Incredibly brilliant fun!

    I am of the firm belief hats are making a comeback :) My favorite item is the Trianon Garden chapeau.

    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV07-005&Category_Code=7CV_ACCESSORIES

    Thanks for sharing a new (to me) online storefront.

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  54. Beautiful Giveaway! I love Marie Antoinette!
    My favourite jewerly is this: http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV05-003&Category_Code=5CVJewels

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  55. I love the empire choker! It's sooo romantic!

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  56. I've always had a bit of a fascination with everything that happens underneath the dresses (petticoats, pockets, stays etc.) so my favourite piece has to be the Fluffy Petticoat.

    I have to admit I'd probably never use it, but who is to say that i'll never feel the urge to volumize my skirts one day?

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  57. I would INVENT somewhere to go in order to wear the "Day Trip Wiggle Dress"! You would have to be happy all the time just putting it on!

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  58. Well my favorite piece is actually the Empire earings that match that choker :D The classic bolero and the victorian heart necklace are also really close to my heart <3

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  59. I just love the Empire Cuff!
    http://www.vivcore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VC&Product_Code=CV05-005&Category_Code=5CVJewels

    My other favourite is definitely the Empire Choker, which is amazinggg.

    I'd like that whole Empire set!

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