Sunday, 19 June 2011

A Gift From The Goddess


When I got up yesterday morning I was greeted with a surprise parcel from my style inspiration, the vision of loveliness that is Desiree. Look at those colours. There's nothing that gets my pulse racing more than a splash of psychedelia.

Want to see them on?


A stunning pure silk jumpsuit that fits to perfection and which I was so excited by that I had to go out in last night. I was showered with compliments from my friends and random strangers alike and managed not to spill curry or lager down it either.



Such gloomy kitchen shots but a sudden shower meant a quick indoor photo before we dashed off to get the bus. The kitchen wall behind the sink needs plastering, it's all I'm noticing.

Silk jumpsuit worn with 1960s clutch (£4.99, British Heart Foundation), blue suedette platforms (£5, local boutique), Gilt and turquoise Apache Indian pendant (50p, car boot sale), brass and printed bangles (all secondhand)

This 1970's tab collared blouse compliments Gilbert perfectly. When we go to CamperJam, a Volkwagen-themed festival in July, I like to wear plenty of orange to match our bus.

Psychedelic blouse worn with Kate Moss at TopShop hot pants (£1, car boot sale), vintage Ted Lapidus over sized sunglasses (I have two pairs of these, when I bought my beloved white ones the manager threw these in for free as the arm was wonky), 1960s silk headscarf (50p, Salvation Army)


My vintage Dunlop wellies got a thorough clean earlier in readiness for next week.


How divine is the print on this monochrome maxi? 

Groovy maxi skirt worn with 1950s beaded top (£2.95, Acorns Hospice), jumble sale turban and huge silver filigree earrings (present from my lovely friend, Cheryl)

Don't faint but I did some housework yesterday (I always clean manically when I'm going away) so there was actually floor space in the bedroom. Can you see my poodle collection on the fireplace?

Yet more surprises from beautiful bloggers this week:


After admiring the domino brooch darling Lakota had made on her blog she very kindly offered to make me one. I choose a 4 and a 5 to mark the age I'll be in December. Isn't it fab?


The fabulous Kitty sent me this stunning jesso frame with a flier promoting the Brisbane Vintage Fashion Fair in which she recently took part and got to meet up with Desiree at the same time. The vintage lace, peacock feathers and flower are just gorgeous.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekends. Jon's threatened to lock me in the bedroom until I've packed for Glastonbury so that's my afternoon taken care of.

79 comments:

jaljen said...

*opens mouth and gasps like a fish*

The jumpsuit.
The wellies!

Maybe if I am a very good girl and get myself some very good karma I'll have your taste and beauty in the next life....

La Dama said...

Vixcita,
that jumpsuit is lovely, like and Indian Goddess.I am in love with the colors too. Makes you even more exotic amor.
sweet Desiree did very well,
domino brooch with your age is such a fab idea.love the frame from Kitty , Such darling blogger amigas.

La Dama said...

BTW
you look hot in your tiny shorts, I could never pull off wearing small shorts.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

You look fabulous in that jumpsuit! How tiny are you! wow! The sunnies look amazing, lets hope the are required for next week!

LUCEWOMAN said...

Are you sure the jumpsuit wasn't tailor made? I scrolled through all of your outfits when I discovered your blog, this is one of my top 5 outfits for sure. Really interesting pattern on the monochrome maxi, makes a refreshing change from giant florals. Every time you pop up a post I feel the urge to go shopping (charity and bootsale/fete of course).

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-that silk jumpsuit is simply stunning, I agree its one of my favourite outfits on you, it really is a gorgeous cut, colour and pattern and you do look amazing! Love the maxi skirt and the domino brooch really thoughtful lovely gifts. Have a lovely Sunday too xxx

pastcaring said...

Oh my goodness me, 3 fantastic outfits in 1 glorious post! You spoil us, Vix!
Desiree is a clever lady, that jumpsuit is so perfect for you. And Kitty's fabulous idea of adding the lace, peacock feather and flower to the frame is definitely one I'm going to pinch. Another clever lady!
Sooo envious of those pins in your teeny tiny shorts, and the monochrome skirt is wondrous.
Going to stop ogling you now, it's unseemly...

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

aaaah, the jumpsuit is my fave, so gorgeous on you and I like the fact that its made of silk!

Ofelia said...

Vix, you look stunning, dinamite and beautiful! I didn't notice anything on the kitchen wall until you point it out.
The 3 outfits are just amazing!
Have a fun and stlylish Sunday

Mimi and Tilly said...

That jumpsuit is the cat's whiskers, and it looks like it was made for you! And can I just say, you absolutely ROCK hotpants! I so look forward to reading your blog and looking at your photos, you are an inspiration. Big hugs, lovely lady, Em xxx

delia hornbook said...

wow look at you today ;-)) You look amazing i am loving the shorts outfit that is so fun and bright and fresh you wear vintage so well. Love the jumpsuit you have such a tiny waist it shows of your figure so well. I am trying to be nosy and look around your bedroom at the same time ;-)) you have some gorgeous things. Happy packing an enjoy the rest of your sunday, dee xx

Shewearscrazywell said...

Ha ha ha! Happy packing! That jumpsuit looks like it was MADE for you! All your outfits are just perfectly styled, I love it! Hearts, Janna Lynn

Perdita said...

Amazing jumpsuit! The colours are eye poppingly fab.

Love, Love, Love said...

That jumpsuit really suits your hair and skintone perfectly and (I am sure that I have said it before) you legs are simply amazing and you totally defy your age :)

Miss Rayne said...

I love those early cullottes dresses and yours is particularly fab. the legs are so wide even i could wear them.

bonfire of my vanity said...

sweet jesus, those little hot pants look phenomenal on you, girl! i LOVE the scarf, too. and i am so envious of the wellies. i NEED SOME SO BAD.

That's Not My Age said...

That jumpsuit is fabulous - and outfit number 2 is perfect for Glastonbury. I have a little Glasto gift for you, when are you off? Please email me your address again.
x

daisychain said...

what a perfectly you parcel!

Sophie said...

Wowzers that jumpsuit is perfection. Its the sort of thing I dream about landing in a charity shop! Suit you to a tee!
Sophie
x

Amie K said...

Wonderful looks, Vix!

The lovely jumpsuit is gorgeous and those wellies and shorts are perfect Glasto style-Miss Moss would be jealous!!

Love Amie xxxxx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

The jumpsuit looks like it was made for you! Fantastic.

jen wardle said...

OMG the second outfit is seeeeriously hoooootttt!!

Louise said...

That jumpsuit is just too cool, I bet you're glad you didn't spill anything. I've never seen anything quite like it. Xx

Rose&Bird said...

The jumpsuit is stunning - I'm going to brave orange one day, you and Helga have inspired me!

I'm the same with cleaning - only when it really needs doing.

Had to laugh at Jon's threat!

Speak soon x

trashsparkle said...

awesome! hope jon's let you out now - surely your packing's done by now? brilliant b/w print on that maxi - looks fab with the sparkly top and the turban. ha - love the idea of co-ordinating orange with gilbert! x

Alexandra said...

Fantastic gifts! Love the jumpsuit! xxx

Make Do Style said...

I love that blouse and I always get a clean frenzy before going away can't abide coming back to mess! xx

Franca said...

the orange caught my eye immediately! and its a jumpsuit! love!

Robyn said...

I love the way you put outfits together. That jumpsuit fits you beautifully and it's stunning! I laughed at the curry comment - I would totally have done something like that!

CameronPoe2409 said...

Wow, what lovely gifts and I really love your new outfits and that jumpsuit is a perfect fit! Hope you've got packed for Glastonbury! xx

Smashingbird said...

What a fab parcel, I'd have been excited too! It all looks super on you of course my dear! xxx

Emma said...

WOW! This is an Amazing haul! Very lucky girl! You look Beautiful as always. Great looks!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

That jumpsuit is so cool! The print and shape of it is amazing :D Plus i'm Glastonbury jealous!
xxx

Em x said...

That jumpsuit is AMAZING, i'm not suprised you received compliments on it! I may have said it before but you look awesome in hotpants! x

sacramento said...

You are stunning in all the outfits, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Alice said...

That jumpsuit is so fabulous and the colours are spectacular Vix. Oh gosh I am aching to see more of that poodle collection!

Thank-you for your kind words, I am so glad I discovered your world; I will always be engrossed by your taste and style in clothes, homeware and pure nostalgia xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

OooOo Des spoiled you!!

Gorgeous colors in that gift.

Holy hell that jumpsuit fits you like the maker had you there while the sewing took place!
You look gorgeous in it!! And you always know how to rock the real colorful bits!

Those stripey shorts you have on look marvelous around yoru legs! lol
I would be living a dream if I had legs like yours Vix!

The domino brooch is very sweet, what a nice present.

Happy Packing! =)

VainGlorySinner said...

I don't know where to start..

What a marvellous bundle of surprises you've been given! I am especially jealous of the flapper photo/postcard and also that GORGEOUS framed advert from Kitty! You are such a lucky lucky lady!

You look very sexy and sassy in that jumpsuit!

I love the turban and beaded top pictures! Super amazingly splendid! xxxx

wardrobeexperience said...

lucky girl, this jumpsuit is so stunning! it fits like a glove! wow, love it.

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Helga! said...

O KERIST on a MOTORBIKE!!! That JUMPSUIT!!!!! OMG,it fits and suits you like a DREAM! Love,love,love it! O,and so many other treats-it's all too much for my addled brain! Yumminess!!!
Love YOU!!!
Tonight,yes,if my head comes right!!!
Helga xxxXXXxxx !!!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

What an amazing jumpsuit - looks perfect on you. Loving your nail varnish as well (you know I'm a bit obsessed). So glad you like the domino brooch.

They should base a dress up paper dolly on you - how fab would that be?

WeShop said...

Love the black & white maxi. Hope the packing's going well! xx

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Wahoo! Lucky gal! I wish I had pins like yours to wear hotty shorts like that!
Spectacular!

Fashion Tales.... said...

Oh Vix darling, I love your style... that touch of psychedelia is amazing! I love it all! It's nice to get surprise parcels from bloggers. xxoo
Madison

Alex said...

Oh wow, that jumpsuit is just marvellous. I'm not surprised it drew compliments from all and sundry.

When do you go to Glasto?

Kitty said...

The jumpsuit is AMAZING!!! I never find things like that!! Good scores all around, YET AGAIN! Obviously your karma is fantastic, and deservedly so. Love ya babe.xx.

Nelly said...

Beautiful VV you are so loved DD showed me that pantsuit when ai was there said it was for you I knew you would look hot in it but you look hot in everything lol

Terri said...

It is obvious that you and Desiree are kindred souls!

Miss Peregrin said...

That jumpsuit! *squeals* Absolutely gorgeous. I still love your Kate Moss hotpants as well, they suit your lovely legs perfectly. And, totally digging that monochrome maxi as well. You get some lovely presents darling!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Hello hotpant hotness!! The pics tell the story - one happy camper:)). Stunning Vix, simply stunning. I'm so glad these goodies have reached the best home they could possibly find:)). I love the domino brooch - I think L may have to start up a shop and what a beautiful effort Kitty went to. The poster will be such a talking point coming all the way from Oz! xoxoxoxo

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Gosh you put together some phenomenal outfits. You look stunning! (That beaded top was an amazing find!)

PJ said...

you're right ... that jumpsuit fits you perfectly and is the most gorgeous combination of colours.
You look fab!

My Heart Blogged said...

That jumpsuit looks like it as made for you! I really like the domino brooch. I used to play them with my father when I was little.

Young at Heart said...

forget about the clothes it's those legs I'm looking at....fabulous...that's it, no more solids till 2012!!x

Rachel said...

The jumpsuit is just wow. I love your poodle collection too!x

Ronnie Rabbit said...

You look great in your catsuit, and I love the way you match Gilbert colours too. X

Vintage Jane said...

Amazing styling. Love the jumpsuit but am so envious of your legs in those teeny weeny shorts! M x

Maya said...

Oh gosh! You look truly beautiful!
Orange is such a great colour. All this vibrancy is amazing :-))

my van is me and I am my van! :-p That festival must look so pretty with all the hippy vans everywhere, those are one of my favourite things to see vehicle wise- they always look so happy!

I was hunting for the poodles and then I saw them- cute cute.

Kelly said...

That jumpsuit looks incredible on you. Such a stunner Vix.
Hope you have a great time at Glasto, jealous! Hope the weather holds out and can't wait to see some pics.

xx

pip a la chic said...

SO jealous of al your goodies. ESPECIALLY that silk jumpsuit. Fits you like a dream Vix. And once again, KILLER legs xxx

Scarlett said...

You look incredible in the jumpsuit and of my your legs are to die for! You are seriously rocking those shorts, glastonbury will bow down to your fashion prowess - love it! Scarlett x

Forever Miss Vanity said...

You look beautiful in those outfits :)
xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

You look amazing in everything but that psychedelic silk jumpsuit BLOWS MY FRICKIN MIND WITH AWESOMENESS!!!

The colours are just spectacular and it fits you like a DREAM.

The domino brooch is gorgeous and isn't Kitty clever - I love the peacock feather detail.

Amor - I will miss you so much but I can't wait to hear your Glasto tales!

Loveandlove, Sarah xxx

DearHelenHartman said...

A feast of Fabulousness. Great clothes and you wear them with the kind of confidence and elegance and sense of fun that not many can accomplish. Now about that doing housework... if the urge continues, please do take something for it. A stiff drink should do the trick.

Dusk said...

grrrrrrrrr woman!!! Could you be any sexier???

love love love love LOVE L.O.V.E. love everything that divine Creature Desiree sent you. I remember that post about that jumpsuit and ohmygod she was right. Made for you!
...and oh mannnnn I love you in that hot pants ensemble!!!

Tanvi said...

OMG!!!! Too much fabulous-ity wrapped up in one post ... How hot and sexy are you!!!! Dont thnk anyone can carry hot pants like you do!!!

♥ from © tanvii.com

Please may I? said...

Love the jumpsuit. Stunning.

X x

Baby Budget Blog said...

I actually love the vintage feel of your kitchen and I LOVE that onsie! The color, the cut is fabulous on you! The second set of shots are just fabulous as well! Love how you put your clothes together! So fun, so unique, so refreshing!! Come pop by my blog and perhaps we can follow each other?

www.plentyforpennies.com

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Oh my oh my how amazing is the jumpsuit on you?! And the domino ring is so sweet. What awesome ladies! xxx

Mrs Bossa said...

Have you had a blog revamp? My god, I am behind in my reading. Vix, as ever, you look hot to trot in every piece. The jumpsuit is just gorgeous, but I love the short and welly combo too. Have a fabulous time in Glasto!! xxx

Alex M said...

Gees Vix... you soooo make me wish I had a bigger closet, more of a social life... and better taste!

How gorgeous!!!

Faff said...

Wow I love the jumpsuit so much! Think I'll make myself one (annoyingly long legs and body means its the only way to go!) :)

Penny Dreadful said...

That jumpsuit is stunning, and the print on that maxi skirt is gorgeous - very Beardsley xx

bollywoodstylediaries said...

I love the hot pants outfit. So colorful, so vibrant, so you:-) Have fun at Glastonbury!!

keshling said...

You look incredible in all of the outfits!! The jumpsuit is amazing, and your legs Vix....what did I do wrong in a previous life that I haven't got legs like yours???!

K xx

Veshoevius said...

What wonderful items and I love how you've styled them up. The pyschedelic shirt looks wonderful with the shorts and I love that monochrome look with the print of the maxi skirt combined with the sequins!

DeniseAngela said...

Wow such inspiring so cool outfits! Love the jumpsuit! It does fit like it was made for you!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Wow! That jumpsuit is amazing! Desiree has chosen brilliantly for you. Love the others too.

Lakota and Kitty's gifts are gorgeous. Love you xx

Samantha Schroeder said...

What I would do for a closet swap with you [or even better a day spent playing dress up} You are amazing! xo Samantha