Thursday, 27 December 2012

Reel Around The Fountain



The last few days have been a heady mix of visitors bearing bottles, pub crawls, late night curries and non-stop music. We visited a newly re-opened pub on Christmas Eve and, with beer at £1.70 a pint, I really was reeling around The Fountain. 


It's a much-needed booze-free day today, Jon's lit the wood burner, Moonrise Kingdom is waiting and there's an indoor picnic planned for later.


I couldn't wait to give the 1960s suede waistcoat Liz gave me for Xmas an outing. My gifts, like the ones I gave, were a fabulous mix of vintage (1960s skunk money box, Vernon Ward print, framed cutting of 1867 newspaper article), useful (electric toothbrush, Havana Club rum, Lush stuff) or just plain crazy (scorpion vodka).


The mad hair? My roots are in dire need of re-doing but I'm holding on till Monday so I have good hair for Goa. 

Dragon ring, moonstone earrings and tribal cuff (Krista), Green glass rings (Em)
No rest for the wicked, I'm having the gang round tomorrow so my poor old liver's going to take another battering. I suppose I really ought to think about getting the duster out some time soon. 

Vintage patchwork maxi (eBay), Tribal choker (Edie Pop)
Hope you had a cool Yule.

See you soon.

62 comments:

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

That hairstyle is total cuteness! Love todays outfit too. You look fabulous! x

thorne garnet said...

Love the patchwork skirt and your 'do.

Joni said...

What a sweet little vest/waistcoat. Love that color on you.
The best way to clean out the liver is to douse it in more alcohol. A little trick I've learned along the way. ;)

Pennyblossoms said...

Loving the topknots and your lilac eyeshadow. And the waistcoat is fab too!
Z xx

Alice said...

That waistcoat is fab, and your patchwork maxi almost matches your curtains!
Moonrise Kingdom is by far a gem of a film, I adore the costume and set design, so beautiful - hope you enjoy xxx

Bella Q said...

You are ravishing! I love the hair- love it! Up do and downtown all at once. I love the vest, and the tantalizing have unstrung front. The patchwork is pure Vixen, and you are vintage gorgeousness! Be kind to your liver, Vix! Milk thistle tea!

joyatri said...

Peplum, patchwork and topknots are all fabulous. Sounds like quite a festive few days.
Countdown is on!

makinggooduse said...

I really like your 'mad' hair-do, it suits you and is very Princess Leia!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Love the hairdo!! The new vest is smashing and whats not to love about a patchwork maxi skirt??

I need to check Moonrise Kingdom out!

Have much fun at your get together!! This time next week you shall be on a beach in Goa!!!!

Rebecca said...

At first I thought maybe you'd taken down your curtains and made them into a skirt - Sound of Music style!

Sweet outfit - though it gave me a chill. Must be warmer there than HERE.

grunge-queen said...

I love the choker and your do, and your purple eyes are fantastic! Your gifties look/sound cool, except the scorpian vodka! Yes the countdown is on - we're all excited for you! Xoxo

Linda Wolf said...

LOVE your hair up like that, Vix! One has to have the right features to pull that look off and you have them in spades.

Edie sure gifted you with some awesome tribal jewelry. What a nice friend. That neckpiece looks stunning on you. And the patchwork skirt is a real find; they didn't always make them so pretty back then; they're often a bit hippie frumpy. I'm cutting up some hopeless vintage clothes with neon bright prints from the 70s that I've collected to make a tablecloth. You've inspired me to do some patchwork!

You must be beside yourself about going to Goa soon! Hoping to make it to India next year myself.

Happy New Year and take care.
xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

So stylish despite yummy alcohol. You are wonderwoman!

Fiona said...

Blimey, £1.70 a pint! No wonder you got hammered, I paid £3.80 for a pint of cider recently, daylight robbery!
You are so pretty with your hair up in that style, it really shows off your features. Have waistcoat envy, isn't it FAB-U-LOUS? Goes perfectly with your gorgeous patchwork maxi, the sight of you with bare arms is making me feel, chilly tho', brrrrrr!

delia hornbook said...

Good to hear you have had a great christmas. Loving your outfit those colours are so warm and cosy. Have a great new year lovely, dee xxx

Barnsley Bargains said...

Hi Vix and a very merry Christmas to you. Great blog you have here.

I have a second hand store in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and have recently started a blog if you would like to visit it. It is new so not much on there yet.

Keep up the good work and I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year.

daisychain said...

You look amazing! x

pastcaring said...

You look ravishing as ever, Vix, roots or no roots! Love that patchwork, and the waistcoat from Liz is perfectly you. I always like getting a suitably eclectic set of gifts from pals too, shows they know you well!
Your Christmas festivities sound fab, as does cheap beer!
Have lots of fun with the gang tomorrow after your quiet evening tonight, won't be long till you are on that beach and sunning yourself. Bet you can't wait! xxxxxxx

Kelly said...

Vix you look absolutely gorgeous! Didn't even notice the roots.
That waistcoat is beautiful with the skirt.
xx

pao said...

Love the two knot do on you. What roots? And the come hither vest is a nice touch for an at home picnic next to the wood burner watching Moonrise Kingdom, uhuh.

Vintage Coconut said...

I love that maxi skirt! (It is totally awesome.) Glad you had a great Christmas.

señora Allnut said...

love your patchwork maxi, it's a fabulous piece and absolutely you! and also love your waistcoat and hairstyle, pretty cool!
And wish you take care of that poor liver!, glad you're enjoying a nice party time!
besos

Ofelia said...

An up-do Princess Leia!
You look divine in this color scheme.
I hope that your new year's celebrations are full of fun, food, drinks, dancing for your and your love ones!
Con mucho amor,

Sacramento Amate said...

Your eye shadow is pure fabulousness, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Rose&Bird said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! What a great present from Liz, your friends know you so well x

Carina Rosenholm said...

Looking absolutly gorgeous as always!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Liz knows you very well indeed, that jerkin/vest doodah is very sexy indeed. Love your hair like that too! I also adore your skirt, I always kick myself for getting rid of mine. What is dusting? xxxxxx

Emalina said...

You're a total sexpot in that outfit Vix, I love the hair! Glad you've been having a fabulous Christmas, here's hoping for a wonderful 2013.

Style Sud-Est said...

Very cute hair Vix!
Gorgeous top
We are having a quiet day as well there is a snowstorm today!

Love darling

Ariane

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

Pretty pretty! I wish I was in a whirlwind of partying and excitement... fighting with my iPhone, boo! I love your hair like that! When Gwensday Addams had waist length hair once in awhile she'd let me do that, and I'd put in Manic Panic coloured extensions and make them poke out at all angles! I'll have to post the pic of her at 4 going to CBGB like that. I'm undecided, kinda want to grow out my greys (silver really) and let it get long. Otoh, I'm freaking sick of seeing that ugly halfway look... maybe I'll steal your hairstyle! Loved the last "Hope you had a cool Yule" I have a vintage dish (maybe it was an ashtray, its little) that says "Have a cool Yule and a Frantic First!" (gotta pull that sucker out! XXX

Trees said...

I LOVE this hair on you - looks so great! Also I really love the purple eye make-up, its really striking. You have also made me really want a patchwork skirt! Perhaps I can make one myself. I am SO jealous you're going off to sunny Goa - its mean to be summer here at the moment, we had a week of lovely weather - but now I'm back in tights again. Oh well - there's worse things I suppose. I really hope you had a lovely Christmas Vix. Thanks for all the kind comments you left on my blog in the past year, you have a heart of gold and are such an inspiration to me - rock on lady xoxo

the gardener's cottage said...

one must have good hair for goa!

that vest is just gorgeous the way it ties in the front. what a find.

moonrise kingdom, soooo gooood and perfect with an indoor picnic.


xoxo

Kezzie said...

A very happy Christmas to you dear Vix, even if you don't celebrate Christmas, as such! You look very lovely here- a vision of vibrancy! x

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

My gosh that skirt is amazing. I love colorful clothing but colorful clothing just doesn't love me back the way I want it to!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I will miss you when you go away. The waistocat is stunning.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Love the patchwork maxi and club kid hair knots!!! And the jewelry! Always your jewelry!

Shubhi said...

That hair do is soo cute! and the pachwork skirt-perfection! Happy holidays vix!!

Hippy at Heart said...

your tribal jewellery is awesome as hell! xx

Helga! said...

O,fark the duster, you hot wench you!!!
PHWOAR!
You'll be reeling when I get my hands on you, baby!!! Sounds like you have been having a HOOT,despite the liver punishment! (I hear you!) Hurrah for that! Great friends, bargain booze, scrummy food,fabularse pressies and frocking up divoonly=PERFECTION!
Yeehah!
Frigging LOVE this outfit, such an awesome skirt and sexy waistcoat!!! The hair is looking gorgeous, and a great way to wear it when it's at that stage before desperately needing the roots done;it loses texture, I find!
Love you MADLY and COMPLETELY!!!
Love HelgaxxxXXXxxx

Loulou said...

Sounds like you've been having loads of fun! And you look terrific whole doing so. The beautiful vest fits you to a tee. And that scorpion vodka is really out there.

xo

VintageVicki said...

I have skirt envy!

I also have a liver which is crying out for a day off but we've got a party to go to tonight so no chance there! Perhaps tomorrow.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I LOVE this outfit. That skirt is stupendously gorgeous. And I must say I love your hair like that too. I hope you enjoy the next few days before you head away to the sunshine. Xx

Marla Robinson said...

Sounds like you have been having a wonderful time. I love that suede waistcoat. I haven't seen anything like that in awhile. It looks great with that patchwork skirt and your hair is so cool. You are your usual amazing self.

edie pop said...

I love the braided hairdo, it's a great idea and it's lovely with that vest and skirt, another funky tribute to Heidi's style!The colours are beautiful, it's the perfect outfit to watch Moonrise Kingdom!!!
I hope this Holidays madness is going to stop soon here!I'm afraid there won't be booze free days for me until January and I really need to stop drinking and eating like a pirate!
Lots of love!
xxxxx

Ivy Black said...

Dusting? I'm with Mr Quentin Crisp on that subject.
You are ravishing and look like you've had a great Chrimbo.
Loves ya,
Em
xxxxxx

songbird said...

everything is awesome about this look..and you are coming to goa?

Kandi said...

Naaaah let the dust wait, enjoy yourself! Scorpion vodka sounds terrifying I'm imagining a sinister tequila worm type situation, ewwww !! Xx

rosyragpatch said...

Great outfit - I love your skirt & the waistcoat. You look fab!

The Vintage Knitter said...

Still looking stunning after your celebrations! And I love your 'twisty' up-do! xxx

freckleface said...

That is such a gorgeous outfit, it fits you perfectly and I love that hairdo. When I do it, I call it the Minnie Mouse, but somehow you manage to make it look more sophisticated. Also, how on earth do you manage to look so fresh-faced after so much partying? I've had a couple of late nights and look about 95. xxx

carrievintage said...

amazing bangles!

Susan Partlan said...

I love your new hair do. It's whimsical and fun, like your style.

Have I mentioned how much I love your ring collection?

Happy New Year to you and Jon!

xoxo

FASHION TALES said...

Loving this hairdo! The waistcoat is the best! Happy New year dear Vix! xx/Madison

Mary Lou said...

i love love love this hairstyle, you are a hotter version of princess leia ;) and that patchwork skirt is a dream!
love and kiss,mary

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy arsebiscuit - that skirt makes me WEEP with JOY! Your hair is splendid and as always, I LOVE your indoor pics. LOVE!!! Sarah xxx

Stacey said...

I adore everything about this ensemble - the hair, the patchwork, the waistcoat! You are amazing.

Forest City Fashionista said...

I love when you do your hair up in the bun rolls! With your patchwork skirt and gorgeous orange waistcoat you look beach-ready!

Ronnie (RR) said...

You can't go wrong with a patchwork skirt. Love the new waistcoat, it goes really well with that outfit. Glad to hear that you are all booked for Goa again.

CityScape Skybaby said...

I love your hair like this Vix, you look so cute and impish. Your outfit is lovely too, you look ready to take off for Goa right this instant. Hope you and Jon have a wonderful New Year. xx

Melanie said...

It sounds as though you had a lovely (and boozy) Christmas! Indoor picnics are fun, I did one a year or so again and had forgotten about it until now, so may have to do another and soon!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Cute skirt! Scorpion vodka? I'm scared!

Lynne DeVenny said...

Will there be pics of the skunk money box? I know you've had your roots done since this post, but that's were I am now, tired roots and trying so hard to grow the dang hair a few inches.

You look smashing in orange.