Monday, 19 March 2012

Spanish Eyes


Hola, amigos!



Seeing as the velvet flamenco dress I snaffled at the weekend got loads of love yesterday and I'd received a charming request to model it from my dear friends Kathryn, Agnes, Lucille, Esther, Helen, Dolores, Mary, Marcella, Annabelle and Prissy in St Louis, it seemed only polite to frock up and share how it looks on.


Jon loves me in it but wonders whether Walsall town centre is quite ready for me.





Spain was the first country outside of the UK that I visited and I've always had a fondness for the country, people, art and kitschy souvenirs.

My favourite Spanish lady, the beautiful Sacramento

Clockwise from top left: 1950s donkey cruet, one of my kitchen chairs I reupholstered in vintage souvenir tea towels,  a framed Spanish lady found in a friend's attic, 1950s occasional table, 1950s Flamenco print, kitchen chair close-up, Bernard Buffet Matador print, close-up of Flamenco print, 1950s Spanish gypsy prints, Ink bullfight sketch my parents received as a wedding present in 1966.


Vintage flamenco dress (20p) worn with jelly sandals (£2, car boot sale), lace tights (20p, jumble sale), Huge earrings (95p, Acorns Hospice), brass bangles and Victorian hand-painted fan (inherited), Opera gloves (20p, jumble sale), hair flower and choker (refashioned from bits found lying around)

Total cost: £3.55

I'm linking this to Style Eyes ethical bloggers challenge to create an outfit for less than £10.


How excited am I? I've only been crowned a Vintage Queen! Check out my interview HERE.

See you soon.

Besos xxxx

82 comments:

Vintage Jane said...

Wow, you look glam - no wonder Jon loves you in it! And how do you maintain that pancake flat tummy?! M x

Fiona said...

Ole! Looking fantabulous in your flamenco dress Vix with all those ace accessories. Loving those lacy tights too, I had a pair in my youth but sadly my legs are no longer up to being shown off unlike yours. Going to check out your interview now before my 12hr night shift.
xx

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Wow Vix you look stunning in that dress!

Kelly said...

No wonder Jon loves you in it! You look fit! ;)
Love love love your hair.
xx

Preziosa said...

Gorgeous!!

Lucy Nation said...

Yay Vix - congratulations on becoming a Vintage Queen! That flamenco dress looks absolutely stunning. You so need to have a fancy dress party!! x

Jacqueline From Da Block said...

Bonita!!! Love love love!!!

the gardener's cottage said...

you OWN this look vix! i'd love to see you walking into town in this!

sacramento said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh My beautiful Vix, sooooooooooo proud of your beautiful Spanish style.
I welcome you into my Spanish arms, while I rest in your beautiful eyes.
Best body in the world, too
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Melanie said...

Wow, you look absolutely gorgeous! I love your hair like that!

xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I'm drooling over your Spanish art and knick knacks!

you look like a J S Lynch print come to life! amazing!

I bought loads of cathloic tat whilst in Spain, so much great stuff to be had! xxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

and congrats on being Vintage queen 87 but you really should be higher up the list!!!

Bombshellicious said...

Lovely xx

Le Material Girl said...

yay congrats on being a vintage queen!

and I'm with Jon on the dress - I love it on you too but you should definitely wear it on a night out! :-)

Oh and I sent you an email by the way!

xo

Katrina said...

Wow. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the dress and you are so gorgeous! And the shoes and the tights - ah!

>'.'<

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Of course you're a vintage queen, no doubt about that one. You look muy bonita (hark at me and my limited Spanish) in that dress. xx

La Dama said...

Amor your just too much fabulousness in this Spanish dress.
I knew you would frock it up so amazingly.your hair looks gorgeous in braids.
in love with your giant hand painted fan.
I am lusting over your gorgeous shoes and lace rose tights.
Sacramentita is the sweetest Spanish Mama.
Congrats on being s vintage Queen!
luvya

RETRO REVA said...

You are ready for anything my beauty!
Hugs always!!!!
reva

DeniseAngela said...

So glamorous.....love the mermaid style of this dress. Your hair is fabulous too & anytime by chance you visit Vancouver I would love to have you over to play dress up!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Senorita, you were born to wear that dress - Rock it out for evenings out, the odd salsa, even...

As others have said, it's small wonder Jon loves you in it - Wowser!

Fhi xxx

Emsipop said...

I cannot believe that was 20p, you look simply amazing!
xx
emsipop.blogspot.com

theequinebovine said...

whoa , dang! *whistle whistle*

Perdita said...

I love the dress and those shoes/tights are to die for. I've also always had a soft spot for Spain - the kitsch dolls especially.

Elise said...

Wow amazing dress! And I'm totally loving those shoes too :)

Krista said...

VA VA VOOM! Dam chica you make me wanna salsa with you!!! Your body looks banging in this dress! I can hear the Spanish horns playing in the background as you stomp your feet and wave your fan so seductively! I love the shoes with the lace, sexy!!!! Sacramento has tons of latin flare in her style!
LOVE YOU!
Krista

Heather Jean said...

Dress is to die for!

Rachael said...

So glad you tried this on! It's fabulous!

Couture Coco said...

You look fab! I absolutely love flamenco dancing so much so that I tried to learn it once but couldn't count in 6's and of course the Spanish guitar - Ole!

Melanie said...

Perfecto. I want to see you raise dust, stamp your feet and clap and twirl in this baby! And you know what they say, "ready (or not), here I come!" You've mixed regions and style periods so wonderfully! The fan is particularly beautiful.

Mrs. Exeter said...

Vix - you look magnificent here - I just love the dress an the way you've styled it up. You need to drop in on Spain and show it off on the way home from Goa! xxx

delia hornbook said...

WOW you look amazing no wonder Jon loves you in it ;-)) And im not suprised you have been crowned the vintage queen either you are indeed. I love the 50's table its beautiful i am always amazed at how much art work you have to. dee xx

Jan said...

Oh I hate you ,Hmm? you look so,young and beautiful slim and sexy in this out fit,no wonder Jon likes it 'gorgeous '...love Jan xx PS I hate you really !

Jan said...

PPS That should read don't Hate you ..love again Jan xx

Rose&Bird said...

One sensational senorita!! I doubt anyone else in the town centre would be wearing a flamenco dress - I'd go for it next time you head out x

Trudie said...

All I can say is that you are a goddess.

lasophia said...

Well well well, you finally got your crown! Congrats. I have never seen a flamenco dress on a blog. This is exciting for me, and gorgeous! Great find.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh Vix, you look like the Spanish flamenco dolls I adored so much as a little girl - I'm not surprised that Jon loves the look (and I think you should do a video if you decide to walk down the highstreet) in this dress. xoxo

Please may I? said...

No wonder Jon loves you in it, you look stunning. Definitely enter it for the ethical blog outfit!

X x

Scarlett said...

You are stunning! Wowsers,totally rocking the spanish look. You have always been the vintage queen chickadee :o) Scarlett x

Love from Poppy said...

Wow Vix this is a stunning outfit.
Dx

Helga! said...

O,GOOD GOD!!!
Darling amor,you look scrumptiously delciously AMAZEBALLS in this outfit!!! Fark me,the hair,the fan,the sultry Spanish eyes!SQUEE!
I am so frigging enamoured of your fabulous Sapnisy collection!
I feel a bit faint,and this fantasmo outfit is a bargainacious killer!
Love YOU!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

Kezzie said...

Oh my goodness, you look a complete babe! It's soooo flattering! Only 20p! I stand amazed!

Vale ♥ said...

Loving you in the flamenco dress, you have the right attitude to wear it as well as the right body shape =) and your hair is fab !

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Idee Fixe (punk.glam.queen@gmail.com) said...

Muy bonita! (And that, m'dear is the extent of my espanol! No wait I can swear in Spanish as well as about 12 other languages as well!) I love how you added lace tights too! Such a glam look, I think Jon will have to find someplace equally as glam to take you and show you off! Now I'm pining for Barcelona... def someplace I need to return to!
XXX
Suzanne

Love, Love, Love said...

Love it, love it, love it :)

Pippy O Hara said...

Awwww Vix you look stunning in that dress! Love you're hairrrr!!!!!

Missy Vintage said...

Brilliant post! 20P dress?? What a bargain. Love a bit of flamenco kitsch x

Fashion Tales.... said...

Ahh I love this Vix! Outfit perfection darling. You wear this quite well, of course I love the bargain as well. -xxoo

señora Allnut said...

whouuuuu, you look absolutely killer and wonderfully elegant!!, love all that fabulous accessories, the lace tights, the fan and the flower, so typical and funny!, you look Matadora!!!!
besos

Young at Heart said...

oh my....you have excelled yourself!!x

Louise said...

Wow, this look is so you, you look stunning. Maybe its the black hair but you look very authentic. Congrats on becoming a queen of vintage too, although we all knew that anyway. X

Sue said...

Vix I am speechless!! Super WOW!!!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Hola yourself, you hot tamale you! You make a gorgeous Flamenca; Jon would have to be blind to not love you in that outfit. I'm very envious of your Flamenco-themed furniture and paintings.

Terri said...

Shades of Frida Kahlo in the first pic and the full profile brought Veshoevius at Taxonomy of my Wardrobe to mind. The dress fits you like a dream. You are indeed a queen.

VintageBirdGirl said...

No surprises on being crowned a vintage Queen. You can rock a frock like no one else! Xx

Trees said...

You look so beautiful Vix! Everything is amazing, I love your hair!

Tanvi said...

You are definitely looking one hot Spanish bella! :o)

∞ © tanvii.com ∞

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Bonita.

Little Blue Mouse said...

Wow, the flamenco dress looks even better on than I thought it would!

WendyB said...

Total glamour!

Miss Peregrin said...

It looks incredible on you! Gorgeous.

Ronnie (RR) said...

You look so glamorous, am sure there is no outfit you couldn't wear, off now to read your interview, well done :)

pinktutu72 said...

How exciting! Vintage Queen! You look amazing in that dress wowzers! The fan is perfect with it too, astounding!

two squirrels said...

You are a truly wonderful Vintage Queen and we are all so very lucky and blessed to have you part of our worlds.
Thank you for sharing your fabulousness and for all the time you take to leave gorgeous comments. Xxxxx
Spanish eyes to knock your socks off!!!! Wow I can see why Jon is loving this look, divine!!!
Love v

Miss Magpie said...

Awesome! You work that dress so well.
Tch. We all knew you were a queen already :-)

Vintage Sweetheart said...

I love it! It fits you and suits you perfectly. xxxxx

Sangu Mandanna said...

You look stunning! Like you really belong in a Spanish opera house! And what a fantastic selection of bargains.

Congratulations on the crown xx

Anita said...

That dress is perfect on you; it looks as if it was cut just for you! I had to look at those sandals a second time when I read they were jelly; how great!

Congratulations on being crowned Queen of the Vintage; so fitting!

xo, Anita

Maya said...

AMAZING.

Mary Lou said...

olé guapa, you gorgous flamenca ;) I love you in this dress, even more because i´m so obsessed with spain, it will be forever the home of my heart, since i lived there for 2 years and learnt spanish quickly to comunicate with my first really big love haha well we broke up but my love for the country and culture will last forever;)
really a great post dear!
love and kiss,mary

Emma said...

Wow! You look Stunning! You remind me of a Beautiful Spanish doll my grandmother used to have.

The Brunette said...

Looking lovely Vix xx

Veshoevius said...

Ole guapa!! Now we need to get you into some flamenco shoes and dancing on the table!! I swear it's in your blood somewhere - there's duende in that soul of yours xxx

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

We've always known you're a vintage Queen! Hot Chica!

blogmoodeuse said...

Just a single word : GUAPAAAAAA !!

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Style Sud-Est said...

Congrats Vintage Queen!
Yes you are one of the best!
This spanish outfit is fabulous
No your home town is not ready for this Jon is right!

Ariane

Lots of love xxxx

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh My GAAAWWWDDD! You look absolutely STUNNING, amor! I love this fabulous vintage velvet number and you have always been MY Vintage QUeen! Love! Sarah xxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

OMFG! You look amazing Vix! Ole!!

Lisa G said...

Wow, Vix you look wonderful. The dress, the hair, the accessories, all fabulous!! You're so lucky to have a lovely partner/husband like Jon who thinks you look amazing in all your cool clothes and appreciates and encourages your individual style.

I've actually never been to Spain, I think I should!!

Lis x

wardrobeexperience said...

oooooooh, wow! this is just adorable!

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vintage_kitten said...

You look absolutley beautiful.That dress is amazing.I am loving it and love those sexy stockings.Your gorgeous.xx

Shubhi said...

Found this look of yours on google image search, and you look smashing, lady!
*swoon*
love
Shubhi's Revels!