Vivat Veritas $50 Guest Giveaway

September 8, 2010

I have a new favorite designer on etsy. Vivat Veritas. I wish she lived closer so we could be best friends;)


Her designs are young, hip and elegant. And the backs of her dresses are to die for! Not to mention her prices which are surprisingly affordable for handmade items!
Chie Duncan, the designer behind Vivat Veritas, is a Japanese Seamstress based out of Philadelphia PA. Fashion and sewing were just a hobby started when a friend lent her a basic sewing machine to make a few odds and ends (pillow cases and whatnot). 


Over the next few months she started making clothes and could not stop sewing. She personally designs all items found in her shop and takes pride in making each piece by hand.
Some of her items here are order made, and some are ready to be shipped. If you see any item that you like, but the size doesn't fit you, please contact her. She can make one that's fitted to you (same fabric might not be available). Chie will also make bride's maid dresses. 

For some of her latest creations and fabulous tutorials check out her blog. I think you'd like the "big buttons dress" and "Kimono top" tutorials.
Please note that 10% of the profit will be donated to the Christian ministry in Thailand, where they help women who were forced into prostitution.


If you would like to win a $50 gift card to Vivat Veritas please see below: 
Grosgrain Giveaways can be entered by any one of three ways

1) By linking about this giveaway (to your blog, facebook, or any other site) button is below.
2) By leaving a comment

3) By FOLLOWING Grosgrain


Just remember to please leave me a comment telling me what you did so that I can go back and look for your entry. Either give me the link that you posted for the giveaway to or tell me that you began to follow me.
 
If you are leaving a link just use the 'create a link' at the bottom of this post or simply creating a post on your blog and including this link.If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would.

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missjulierae said... Best Blogger Tips

What cute stuff! Count me in. AND I'm a follower!

cupcait said... Best Blogger Tips

i have been wanting one of her creations forever!! love the backs.

Ag said... Best Blogger Tips

those are beautiful dresses! i want all of them!


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Ag said... Best Blogger Tips

i'm a follower!

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Joe, Christina, & Rocky said... Best Blogger Tips

I realllllllly love that blue, flowey dress!

Joe, Christina, & Rocky said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower too!

Adventures in our army life said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great designer! I posted a link on my blog: http://adventuresinourarmylife.blogspot.com/2010/09/vivat-veritas-50-guest-giveaway.html

Lynne said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful dresses! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lynne said... Best Blogger Tips

I also follow. Thanks!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! I'd love to win!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said... Best Blogger Tips

I also follow!

Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty dresses! I love her style...and the fact that she donates some of the proceeds!

Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow this blog! It's one of my favorites!

Hele said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, she´s great, hope to have good luck this time.

there are a couple of desses I have fallen in love with (and they are not expensive at all)

Andrée Lachapelle said... Best Blogger Tips
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Bobbie Mackey said... Best Blogger Tips

i am a follower!
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Betty Crocker wannabe said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are so cute!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

So effortless and fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a follower too!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute and a great cause!
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Kelsey Jo said... Best Blogger Tips

Love love love her stuff!

Link posted on my tumblr: http://thesewinglibrarian.tumblr.com/

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

Very, very cute & I'm already a follower!

K.D. Mullen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, those dresses blow me away. Going to her blog to see more!

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kate sawrie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these dresses, especially the first one, so cute!

Karin van D. said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yes, she is very talented. I love her dresses. What a great giveaway!

By the way, I am always confused about the 'following' rule. Do you mean google especially, or does any rss.reader count? Because ofcourse I am subscribed to your feeds!

sookhyuniee said... Best Blogger Tips

i'm a huge fan of vivat veritas.. thanks for the giveaway :)

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

All her work is seriously lovely! So excited to look over her blog!

theteo5 said... Best Blogger Tips

Such cute stuff! I love that she donates to a worthy cause too. rachelteodoro@yahoo.com

theteo5 said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower. :)
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Claire said... Best Blogger Tips

Her clothing is beautiful. The school year keeps me from sewing, but the inspiration keeps flowing in!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

These designs are all so lovely. Great style!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the giveaway :)
I'm a Grosgrain follower

Renee said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow - I love everything. The white dress is my favorite.

cheekymonkey said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh, her clothes are to dieeeee for. I am definitely eyeing the Midnight Blue Keyhole Cocktail Dress.

cheekymonkey said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower, of course!

Katarina said... Best Blogger Tips

The designs are stunning. I posted it on my blog:

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Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for introducing me to such wonderful dresses!

shelly said... Best Blogger Tips

Such pretty designs - I would love to win!

shelly said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!

Weatherbee ;) said... Best Blogger Tips

What adorable stuff! :)

Weatherbee ;) said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a Grosgrain follower!

Tamina listening said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I just love her creations! Count me in

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Tamina listening said... Best Blogger Tips

and I'm a follower

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Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Those dresses are gorgeous!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Those dresses are gorgeous!

Hannah said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! She does all of that herself. Talented!
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Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips

Her clothes are so cute, that is exactly the kind of sewing for myself i want to do!

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely collection of dresses, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute Cute!

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!

Jacinta said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! I love all the amazing details!

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

I also follow. What cute dresses; the backs are great!

charity said... Best Blogger Tips

Such cute things!

charity said... Best Blogger Tips

And a follower :) Thanks!

Rowboat said... Best Blogger Tips

hey count me in!

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

Count me in as well! those are beautiful!

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

I have always been a follower. :)

kittie98 said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm following you ^__^

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

I've seen her work on burdastyle.com and have marveled at her creativity and talent.

kittie98 said... Best Blogger Tips

I also posted a link on my blog http://odd-angles.blogspot.com/2010/09/vivat-veritas-50-guest-giveaway.html

Lidi Di said... Best Blogger Tips

These are adorable! she is very talented.

Also am a follower. :)

-Minna- said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!

Lynsie said... Best Blogger Tips

What cute work she does!!

I am a follower!

CelyFrenchie said... Best Blogger Tips

Whoa, beautiful dresses !
Enter me please :)

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CelyFrenchie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh and I follow you as CelyFrenchie !

Thanks and good luck everyone :)

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Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous! I especially like that blue drapey dress.

Bird R. said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow - what beautiful garments. I still haven't progressed to making my own clothes yet...
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Rochelle Barlow said... Best Blogger Tips

I love them all! I am a follower as well!

erin said... Best Blogger Tips

such lovely dresses!! and what a great little shop and concept.

i've been a long-time follower--what a great giveaway, thanks!

erin.lindell@gmail.com

Katharine said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh those are beautiful. It made me literally itch to take out the sewing machine after a long hiatus.

Katharine
cookka@gwmail.gwu.edu

I'm also a follower!

MoveYourAsana said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute! and I love a entrepreneur who gives back!

Anna Depew said... Best Blogger Tips

Oohhh, this is great! I'm always looking for great designers on etsy. Count me in! And I'm a follower too.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a new crush! Thanks for introducing us!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

I've been a follower of your lovely site!

Johanna said... Best Blogger Tips

I love all her beautiful dresses!

grace said... Best Blogger Tips

ohmygoodness. gorgeous!!!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome stuff!!! :)

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rhilborn said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower and I posted a link to the giveaway at HilbornHappenings.blogspot.com .

bethany said... Best Blogger Tips

so beautiful

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

How inspiring! LOVE those dresses!

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

And I follow grosgrain!

Tania on the Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW, THOSE DRESSES ARE STUNNING!

One Fish said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the backs of her designs. Fabulous.

Tania on the Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

Devoted and Proud Follower of Grossgrain. yeah!!!

Bethany said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooooh I just love the coral floral dress! Count me in!

theanthropologieconnoisseur said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm leaving a comment as my entry and hope to win! Such gorgeous pieces!

Bhoomika said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower, and would love to win!- great dresses and fabrics...

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips

These dresses are so pretty. Count me in! :)

Mindy said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable styles! Would love to have one.

Camille said... Best Blogger Tips

OH pick me!
--Camille

Camille said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a follow of grosgrain on google reader

Elaine said... Best Blogger Tips

nice stuff!

piccola samurai said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful dresses and gorgeous giveaway!!!! I'm also a follower!!!

staceykt22 said... Best Blogger Tips

These dresses are absolutely gorgeous! Love them all!

staceykt22 said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower.

Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips

How amazing!

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brittany, steve, gabe and ezra said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous! she makes beautiful things!

tamara said... Best Blogger Tips

I love her creations! The design/fabric combos are just perfect.

Arathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower too!

Estee said... Best Blogger Tips

I too love the back of the dresses!

Estee said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower.

shauna0923 said... Best Blogger Tips

checked out her site on etsy and her dresses are so cute! and i'm a follower:)

lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow all of her stuff is so so cute. Love it all.

momentary lapse said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Always nice to find beautiful handmade dresses.

momentary lapse said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a follower.

Amanda M said... Best Blogger Tips

Those dresses are beautiful!! I'm a follower

Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been following Vivat Veritas for a while now and love the beautiful things she makes!

jhelene said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a charming style!

jhelene said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked to this post on my blog! See here: jhelene.blogspot.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute cute cute set of outfits! I follow:) TFS!

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips

I lovvve these dresses.

you're right - the backs are amazing

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Serena said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I especially love the one with orange flowers! (I follow you.)

Danni said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh!!!!!!!!! I soooooooooo hope I win! I love here designs!!!!!!!!!!!

Stacy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the white dress! So pretty.

elnajay said... Best Blogger Tips

What lovely things! Thank you for sharing.

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elnajay said... Best Blogger Tips

Also, I am a follower! :)

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Landon and Kylie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!
ky.jackson@gmail.com

Danse De La Fleur said... Best Blogger Tips

I am on a "cut-out back" dress trip and those dresses look amazing!

Danse De La Fleur said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow you too! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

corvustristis said... Best Blogger Tips

You're already in my google reader feeds. As for a link, does twitter count? http://twitter.com/Corvustristis

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Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower already but would love to be entered! Thanks :)

Summer Lewis said... Best Blogger Tips

What beautiful stuff. It looks so effortless to wear, and classy too. I'm a follower as well!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Just WOW! Love! Love! Love!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow her clothes are gorgeous!

Alexis Olson said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with that jumper! poor girls in prostitution :(

Alexis Olson said... Best Blogger Tips

follower!

Savannah said... Best Blogger Tips

love these dresses, and I'm a follower

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Love her simple lines :) Fantastic stuff!

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Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Her dresses are beautiful! Please count me in!

Melinda said... Best Blogger Tips

These are gorgeous - I have noticed her work on the Burdastyle website. Her pieces are very distinctive.

Melinda said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm also a grosgrain follower :)

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow I love her clothing!!! I wish I needed to buy a dress right now so that I would have an excuse to buy one!
Thanks for the chance to win!

e.ann said... Best Blogger Tips

What gorgeous creations and a neat story! I love following your blog!

elisb said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous!

Jennifer Rzasa said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous stuff!! I'm in love with the Stripe Tuxedo Dress- I'm definitely getting that if I win. (If I don't win, I'll have to save up some $$!)

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Jennifer Rzasa said... Best Blogger Tips

And I follow you!

Elena said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! I especially love the surprise open back. Very sultry!

Elena said... Best Blogger Tips

Following on Reader! :)

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

Been a follower of hers AND yours for EVAH!

Would LOVE to win this!! :D

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooo! That blue dress is just to die for!!

sy said... Best Blogger Tips

i linked on twitter http://twitter.com/syytta/status/23960772709
songyueyu at gmail

sy said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the Ajisai Skirt.

sy said... Best Blogger Tips

i'm a follower

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

What adorable stuff! I love all of the dresses!

Angelina S. said... Best Blogger Tips

That mustard yellow dress looks so pretty and comfy! Count me in for this giveaway!

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Angelina S. said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow through google reader. Thanks for the chance to win!


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aucoeur said... Best Blogger Tips

You weren't kidding about the backs of the dresses. Going to check out her shop now!

aucoeur said... Best Blogger Tips

And I'm a follower!

The Sew Convert said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love all her stunning back cut out creations! I'm in!

Tales From My Empty Nest said... Best Blogger Tips

Love her dresses, especially the backs! So pretty! Love & blessings from NC!

Tales From My Empty Nest said... Best Blogger Tips

I am already a follower. Count me in again. Thanks so much! Love & blessings from NC!

StitchBrawl said... Best Blogger Tips

Vivat Veritas is one of the very first blogs I followed when I started sewing. Many of her creations are on my inspiration board and I get excited every time she has something new. I love your blog as well...and now I'm finally a follower!

Samantha Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my oh my oh my! How precious are her dresses!? I want them all! :)

Samantha Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips

I am also a Grosgrain follower. How could I not be? :)

Mia said... Best Blogger Tips

All of her clothes are lovely!

mama k said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!

mama k said... Best Blogger Tips

Her dresses are great!!

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, yes please! What beautiful clothes!

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

And I'm a loyal follower!

CAG said... Best Blogger Tips

Great designs, I especially love the open backs!

sbcmom said... Best Blogger Tips

Her work is wondrous! Thanks for introducing me to her site.

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

What beautiful designs!

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a faithful follower!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!! Beautiful dresses- love them!

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Preppy Pink Crocodile said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh and I am a follower too- love your blog!

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LeeAnn said... Best Blogger Tips

I would loooove something from her shop! I've been admiring her stuff for quite some time :)

flynn said... Best Blogger Tips

those necklines are so flattering *and* she gives to charity! what's not to love?

Shammy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes please! Im a follower!

April and Mark said... Best Blogger Tips

They're lovely!!

April and Mark said... Best Blogger Tips

Also, I follow. :)

Shay said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful creations!! Count me in!! I'm already a follower!

Hanna ♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

The backs ARE to die for... ♥ please enter me :] paintinggirl [at] gmail [dot] com

Sarah O. said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a Grosgrain follower and I linked this to my blog.

http://www.ohsaraho.blogspot.com

~Sarah

Hanna ♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

The backs ARE to die for... ♥ please enter me :] paintinggirl [at] gmail [dot] com

Hanna ♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower on Google reader as well! :]

Cadie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love vivat veritas, especially all the cut out back dresses she does :)

Clay said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, she has amazing stuff in her Etsy store. I can't stop looking at it!
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becks said... Best Blogger Tips

Those dress backs are STUNNING!

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becks said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a blog follower! :]

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Teri said... Best Blogger Tips

Such talent!
Thanks for the giveaway, and
I am a follower.

Hanna said... Best Blogger Tips

cute!

Gillian said... Best Blogger Tips

What delicious dresses! Count me in, please!

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

love!

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, wow! Seriously cute stuff.

Camila F. said... Best Blogger Tips

Such pretty designs! I love those dresses!

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Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

That mustard dress is so charming!

PS - I follow you. :)

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~Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely charming designs. ~Heather

Kiki burleigh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love them all! The backs are such a special surprise. Personal fave is the Yukina dress in mustard!

I am a follower! My number one favorite blog!!!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! and I love that 10% is donated to such an important aid.

Meekiyu said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely adore her dresses >_<!

Samantha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a new follower!

Dana said... Best Blogger Tips

I love all the backs on the dresses! Thanks for the giveaway!

Atlanta said... Best Blogger Tips

These are all so lovely!!

Atlanta said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

These dresses are GORGEOUS!! I wish I could have all of them!!

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Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

her dresses are adorable!

Emily Cummins said... Best Blogger Tips

Those dresses are adorable! She certainly has a creative mind, thanks for sharing! <3
~Emily
(emilyalaska22@yahoo.com)

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

follow

Shilohmae said... Best Blogger Tips

oh how lovely! i want to wear things like that. i so want to know how to make my own patterns.

Kristine said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely stuff! I wish I could make dresses that pretty...

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

i linked.
i comment.
i follow.


...and i want -
the olive dress!

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