Thursday, 6 December 2012

Are Friends Electric?


No, but they're fecking fabulous! I'm not one to make a fuss of birthdays, I like to have fun all year round rather than live for just one day but my blogging buddies have made today very special.


1970s Madras check maxi and sequined trim from Krista (tomorrow's birthday girl).



Two gorgeous maxis from Liz. The top one's Richard Shops and the handmade beauty below was originally a worn as a wedding dress in 1970.


Groovy 1960s sleeveless sweater from Em.


 Crochet poncho, souvenir Oz tea towels, a crazy koala and the Viyella pinafore dress (labelled to fit "age 12 years") I'm wearing in the top photo from Sarah





Retro sewing book, poodle clothes brush and sparkly eye shadow also from Liz.


Indian photo frame, tribal cuffs, bow bobbles and festival socks from Krista.


1960s pattern, lattice work ring and silk scarf from Em.


Hours of entertainment from Helga!



 Hippy chick print and bikini coffee table book from Curtise
I should be wearing a bikini today never mind admiring others wearing them. Shouldn't be long now!


Jon woke me today with a mug of tea and a vegetarian mince pie ablaze with birthday candles, we've been charity shopping, eaten chip shop chips in the car , we're about to have a bowl of Lidl's spicy noodles washed down with a birthday rum & coke and then we're off on the bus to Wolverhampton to see Gary Numan.

 I know, I live such a glamorous lifestyle and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!



As it's my 46th birthday I thought I'd break a few "what not to wear over the age of 40" rules so I'm going for leggings worn as trousers, a cropped top, neon pink lipstick, false eyelashes with too much black eye liner, visible body piercings, a velvet overload and far too much bastard jewellery.

1960s lurex go-go top (£6.50, Second To None), 1980s crushed velvet leggings (20p, jumble sale), 1960s Bermonda Trend  velvet beret (£3, Relate charity shop), velvet platforms (£9, Office sale, 2011)

And now I'm off to get hopelessly drunk and probably make a right tit of myself. Why change the habit of a lifetime?

Love ya!

88 comments:

Jules said...

Who cares about breaking rules?! You look fabulous!! I would've thought you were 30!!! Have a great rest of your birthday & enjoy Gary Numan!!
XO

Miss Rayne said...

Whoa!! Go girl and happy birthday.
Rules are for other people.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Havet lots of fun and say hi to Gary ! Happy birthday !!

illustratorclaire said...

Vix, you are the raddest, and you are gonna keep being so.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Miss Magpie said...

You look FAB-U-LARSE! Enjoy, enjoy tonight, send Gary a smooch from me, I shall raise a glass in your honour when I get home. x x

Love the two dresses from Liz by the way maybe I'll become a maxi girl yet

Sara said...

Happy B-day, dear Vix!! Have a fabulous day, and you look awesome no matter what you wear, so you definitely must break all those "rules" ;)

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Vix,
Sounds like a pretty perfect birthday to me :)
I love your outfit today, those crushed velvet leggings are fab-friggin-tastic!
I've said it plenty times before but it's worth repeating...if anyone happens to have stunning pins like yours, regardless of what age they are, it should be compulsory to show 'em off!
Have a fun birthday evening :)
Lot's of love,
Jennie
xXx

grunge-queen said...

Happy B-day, Vix! You look stunning in your party outfit. Have a fab time out tonight.
Kelly xo

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

There's no doubt that you will have fun in that outfit. Have a dry martini!

pastcaring said...

Happy Birthday, darling Vix!
What an amazing selection of gifts, testament to what a wonderful friend you are - we all want to shower you with gorgeousness!
I can't believe you are wearing an age 12 dress, that's hilarious. All the frocks are stunning.Your friends know what you like - vintage frockery, patterns, kitsch, films, bling, sewing, poodles, and souvenir tea towels!
You look fabulous in your velvet overload, that fringed lurex go-go top is a beauty.
Now go - enjoy Gaz, show those young uns how to have a good time, and make a right (and left) tit of yourself in style!
Love you more than Cars! xxxxxx

delia hornbook said...

Happy birthday lovely i didn't realise it was your birthday until seeing it on fb. You look bloody gorgeous have a fabulous evening and enjoy all your lovely gifts. Big Birthday hugs, dee xxx

Ana Stevenson said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you're having a great one! All those presents are so nice but I'm crazy about the 70s handmade wedding dress! xxx

Pennyblossoms said...

Sounds like a fabulous way to spend a day.
HAPPY BIRTHDY!
Z xx

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday Vix, glad you're lashtastic too and glam as ever. Have a fab time tonight.
x

WeShop said...

Like like like like like! Loving your rule-breaking style. Have a fab evening birthday gal! xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Of course you should be made a fuss of - you deserve it. Happy birthday Vix and enjoy Gazza. xx

Kezzie said...

What gorgeousness you received, especially that wonderful wedding dress!!! (Julie Andrews maybe?)
Hope you have a lovely rest of evening on your birthday in your beautiful outfit- it looks good! How you can you be breaking 'rules' when you look so good!

makinggooduse said...

Many Happy Returns, Vix. Hope you have a brilliant birthday.

Bella Q said...

Whatever your age- Vix you are the poster child for fabulous. Happy Birthday!

Mum said...

Happy Birthday to you - have a wonderful time.
Love from Mum
xx

elegancemaison said...

Wow! That first pic reminded me of something: see this link ( I hope it works)

bhttp://www.graziadaily.co.uk/fashion/news/victoria-beckahm-channels-the-1970s-in-comme-de-gar-ons-but-which-era-suits-her-most

Happy Birthday Vix!

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Happy birthday! You look amazing! Have a wonderful evening. Your day sounded simply sublime! xx

Marla said...

Omg, you amaze me!! That last outfit with the fringe is stellar!!

edie pop said...

Happy birthday!!!This post makes me so happy with all the amazing presents, the clothes and Gary Numan, the title quote from his song perfectly describes all the love that everyone has sent to you!!
I adore the 70's galaxy girl outfit you are wearing this evening and all the rules are unvalidated with a figure like yours,leggings worn as pants are my kryptonite, I'd love to look as good as you in them!
Have the most wonderful evening my darling Vix!!
Lots of love xxxxxxxxx

Kestrel said...

Happy Birthday - have a great night out x

Vintage Coconut said...

Happy Birthday Beautiul!!
I cannot even imagine the fun you will have celebrating your 46th.
I love all the outfits and the clothing, all THE RULE BREAKING and your fabulous personality.

<3

Emalina said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous Vix! I adore that birthday outfit, the crop top, the leggings, you look totally HOT like a rock star! Heavenly dress at the start of the post too. Have a wonderful booze up of a celebration tonight!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Have a wonderful birthday you gorgeous girl. Wish I looked like that on my 46th.

Hook, Line and Sink Her said...

What a fabulous sounding birthday! I'm now feeling the need to re-watch The Castle. I ruddy love that film (especially the serenity) :)

Rose&Bird said...

Glad you like the dresses and the other goodies! You've got some fab things in the other parcels too, especially the glittery top from Em! Is it bad that the only Gary Numan song I know is Cars?! Have a great time tonight and you look amazing anyway!

Trudie said...

Oh my you've been spoilt, you really do have such wonderful and dear blogging friends. Pie, rum and music sounds like a wonderful way to top your day.

All your gifts are wonderful, I particularly love the "wedding dress" it's rather like to pieces I have at present to be sold one of which is an actual hippy wedding dress.

Happy birthday once again

emmapeelpants said...

Looking incredible in your bastard jewellery there Vix!

(Are Friends Electric is my birthday number 1! Enjoy Mr Numan tonight xx)

A Handmade Lifestyle said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy Gary Numan. I had all his records back in the day... xxx

Paula lalaboo said...

Break them all Vix!

Happy Birthday to you hope you have a an epic night out!

You got some great pressies too.


P x

the gardener's cottage said...

you look beautiful today on your birthday. what friends you have! that green sleevless lurex top is AMAZING. please do make a tit of yourself. i've never heard that phrase before but i think it is quite wonderful! happy birthday!

xo
janet

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Have the happiest of birthdays, gorgeous!

Helga! said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!
Fark YES!
Looking totally, utterly DIVOON for a night out with Gazza!
And how gorgeous are you in that sweet pinafore maxi?!
YAY for treats, so much fabulousness! So glad all my pressies made it,Snakeskin is my friend Gill's film! If you're quick, you'll catch me licking a mushroom in the party scene...and loads of our friends are in thats cene as well.
I'm SO pleased you got spoiled rotten, you deerve it as the sexiest 46 year old ALIVE!
Loving you like MAD!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

tralala said...

HAPPY BIRTHADEEE!!!!!
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope your evening is FANTASTIC and that its just the start of a Birthday Weekender lol.

Keep breaking the rules xxxx

Please may I? said...

Such fabulous gifts Vix. A huge happy birthday to you hun, have an amazing time.

X x

Lynne DeVenny said...

Best birthday evah. And it's not even mine! You are the most fabulous 12-year old I've ever seen :) I especially love you wearing the combo of clothing, accessories, and make-up the 40+ crowd are supposed to avoid - it all rather mixes together nicely to make a magic fountain of youth and beauty. WOW.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Vix! Hope you have a great time at the gig xx

Sacramento Amate said...

Happy Borthday again, my gorgeous. That last number is so unique, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

señora Allnut said...

wish you're enjoying your birthday as fabulously as possible and break all that stupid rules with your usual gorgeousness!!, so pretty dresses and so lovely ladies!, glad you're having so great presents!
besos & felicidades

simplyvintage said...

Happy Birthday!!!! What fab gifts. Enjoy Gary - you are looking ammmmazzzing. Linda xxx

Nat said...

Happy birthday to you Vix!!!
Looking gorgeous, as always... an inspiration :-)
Hope you're having a fab evening....

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Gah!!! My stuff hadn't arrived then? I love everything, get modelling those dresses!! The Taschen book is wonderful. I adore you in crushed velvet, you're so damn glamorous. Hope you have a wonderful night and dance your arse off. Sounds like you've had a brilliant day and you've been rightly spoiled xxxxx

carrievintage said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Wolf said...

Happy Birthday, you gorgeous creature you!

You look slammin' in that rule breaker birthday outfit!
xxx

P.S. Just climbed back off the edge of the Earth and posted again today! ;)

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday, Vix! I ♥ the way you celebrated ~ it's definitely YOU :)

That's Not My Age said...

Happy birthday! Love the floppy hat x

Sophie - CGDN said...

happy birthday indeed! what amazing presents, you are loved x

DearHelenHartman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Loving your gifties and the joy of sharing it with you.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Wow, you definitely got spoiled with mountains of awesome prezzies, birthday girl! I love that you are incorporating every possible fashion magazine "don't" and look bloody gorgeous while you do it! Stay true to yourself, and keep on having a blast. Sending you a big Birthday hug!

Patti said...

Happy birthday, gorgeous girl! Thanks for sharing a peek at the goodies. xoxoxo

Thrift Bee said...

A very Happy Birthday to you. Sounds like you had a fab day.
Enjoy GN. So jealous, he was my first real pop crush.

joyatri said...

Happy Birthday, Vix! Sorry to be late to the party but I'm without a reliable computer at the moment. That 1970s wedding dress alone would have been the best present, but all those other glorious treats, well, are just icing on your birthday cake (and not one made from rice cakes). Wishing you many more wonderful birthdays. XOXO

The Style Crone said...

You know how to celebrate in style and Jon's early morning celebration was very sweet. Happy Birthday Vix, and may this year bring all that you desire (I think you already have it).

thorne garnet said...

egads! Velvet leggings as pants! Outrageous! Happy Birthday!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

you break the rules quite well. I am inspired.

judes07 said...

You look awesome! Happy happy birthday! (have you seen "The Castle" before - one of my all time favourite films!)
Cheers Judy in Oz xx

Lune Munro said...

Happy birthday foxy lady. Show me the way to rock forever, I will follow thee!

Frugal Queen said...

stunning clothes and ive started buying vintage dress and clothes patterns

Janice Tutone said...

Happy Birthday Vix! Sounds like a great day & you look fab as always. XXX

CityScape Skybaby said...

Sounds like you had a great day Vix, loads of lovely prezzies and a great night out. I want those crushed velvet leggings so badly! Here's to making a tit of ourselves regularly. xx

WendyB said...

My birthday's coming up to. I'm a year behind you. You are most definitely an inspiration!

Hippy at Heart said...

happy late bday, dear vix! love that indian photo frame!

Ronnie (RR) said...

HAPPY happy birthday :)

Style Eyes said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday. What a beautiful maxi dress and that Hippy Chick print is amazing! I hope you had a lovely day.

Maya; said...

Oh I love the outift at the top, ah =)

Happy birthday! December whoop! Hope you enjoyed the gig :-) Celebrations! Really lovely things! Velvet! :)

freckleface said...

Happy 46th birthday Vix! I've road tested it for a few days for you and it all seems OK. That pinafore dress takes me back, only you could squeeze into an age 12 and make it look amazing. I vote you as the pin up model to represent all 46 year olds. xx

Loulou said...

Happy Birthday to you, dear lady! A day to celebrate a good friend to so many. Clearly you are well loved. What wonderful loot you received.

By now you will have been to the Gary Neuman show. I bet it was a very good time. Yeah for you. The world is a better place with you in it!

Misfits Vintage said...

EX-FRICKIN-QUISITE FROM HEAD TO TOE!!!! Honestly, why do you not have your own tv CHANNEL, never mind a shoe - you need an entire CHANNEL PLUS a series of BOOKS!

You are so beautiful and amazing and fabularse - I hope you had a fantastic birthday and hoe you have the BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE. The parcels are all fabulous - I love the two maxis!!!

Love you more than tassels and velvet and silver and rockstars! Sarah xxx

Melanie said...

Look how lucky you've been! I hope you had a wonderful day.

pao said...

Happy Birthday Vix! Although it's already happened by now, I'm sure you get to celebrate more than 24 hours. Yea for all the bloggers who sent you the loverly things only a Vix could love.

Pippy O Hara said...

Happy Birthday you fantastic woman! :)))

Camelia Crinoline said...

Happy Birthday! Screw the rules. You look fabulous. I love those velvet platforms.

Lisa G said...

Happy birthday to YOU!!! You look like an effing rock star, hope you had great fun at Gary Numan.

Lxx

Lynn Dylan said...

You are a gorgeous 46! Happy Birthday!! xoxo Lynn Dylan

mrsmsmeanderings said...

Sounds like a fabulous birthday, Vix - many happy returns xx

Alice said...

You’ve been truly spoilt by your amazing pals! I adore the hippy chick print- that’s going to look fab on your wall. What better way to celebrate a birthday xxx

Heather said...

Break all those rules!! :) Hope your birthday was a blast!! Love Heather

The Brunette said...

Good on you. I am so sorry I missed your birthday but I hope you had a fab day. Happy Belated birthday and you are looking great.

46......you have the body of a 26 year old! Love the outfit.

It angers me all this 'oh you cannot wear that ovber 40' business! Load of rubbish x

The Brunette said...

Good on you. I am so sorry I missed your birthday but I hope you had a fab day. Happy Belated birthday and you are looking great.

46......you have the body of a 26 year old! Love the outfit.

It angers me all this 'oh you cannot wear that ovber 40' business! Load of rubbish x

SabinePsynopsis said...

See, you go away from the internet and immediately miss important dates... HAPPY late BIRTHDAY, Vix! Thank you for proving the world that age is but a number and that we're only as old as we feel inside. XXX

Krista said...

This has to be the hottest I have ever seen you, OMG!!!! Break burn and bannish fashion rules. I am so happy you had such a killer Birthday loaded with tons of fabulous gifts, booze, music and friends (also a ton of prepping for your fairs). I have missed you and I am so swamped with work right now I can barely see straight. I have your gift waiting to be opened after I finish work today.

I love your new pictures with the new camera you are even more gorgeous and I didn't think that was possible. Here is to looking hot in our 40's!!!

ILOVEYOUBABYGIRL!
XXOOOOOOOXXXX

Cristi said...

OMG-Vix-WOW!
I can only think-STONE COLD FOX!

This is one of my favs-I agree with Krista!

Glad you don't bother with the rules, rather you school em in how it's done! ...Vix's Rules!:)

And, big shout out to Helga for sending you "the Castle" one of my favorite comedies of all time. Not only super stylish but a great since of humor!;) You'll have to tell us how you liked it...

Little Blue Mouse said...

Ha ha, I loved this post. I'm a bit behind with my blog reading so happy belated birthday.

Susan Partlan said...

You DO live a glamorous life! Happy Birthday, albeit belatedly. xoxo