Saturday, 29 December 2012

She's In Parties


We won't be partying on New Year's Eve as we've got to be at the airport on New Year's Day at 6am so, rather than miss out on all the fun, we brought the celebrations forward a few days. Up went the hair, out came Helga's 1960s crimplene jumpsuit, my stripper heels and the biggest false eyelashes in my possession.


We OD'ed on snacks from the Gujarati sweet centre but still managed to squeeze in a curry later.


...and I dusted.


Look! No cobwebs on the chandelier.


The gang! 


After a few jars they couldn't resist going through my stock rails and dressing up. 


...and, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Look at us, like we're right back at the 1984 sixth form disco (minus the sobbing in the toilets).


All too soon the taxi rolled up and the gang were transported back home.


  Leaving us to dance the night away on our own.


We love having no near neighbours, we can play music really loud without anyone getting upset.


 This is me earlier, testing out my flamingo Xmas umbrella on the way out to pick up a Guardian. I've no idea where we'll be this time next week but I'm damned sure they'll be no need for a brolly, tights or a coat! 

Leather coat (from the fabulous Lucy) worn with a 1960s blouse, suede mini & boots (all second-hand, naturally)

I'm strictly booze free for a couple of days now (hmm..famous last words) so it's a quiet weekend consisting of catching up with blogs, watching films and finishing my packing.

Have a good one and see you soon.

68 comments:

the gardener's cottage said...

looking so fab vix. you and your friends are all so stylish and know how to have fun. so excited for your trip. make sure you pack that purple bikini! xo janet

Fiona said...

Looks like a great night with the gang, curry with no cobwebs! Lurve the ruby glassware and your crimplene frock. Wish I was flying off to the sun too, are you going from Manchester ?
Two grog-free days??? that's willpower!
xx

silkpathdiary said...

Fantastic! I love your chandelier so much! Have a great time! xx

Ronnie (RR) said...

Looks like you had a great evening, happy early new year. Your dresses and outfits were fab as ever. Not long now til you jet off x

Krista said...

You are a total glamour puss! I love how dressy and fun this outfit is and your stripper heels well hot dam girl! This picture of the guys is really the best yet and it looks like it could have graced the cover of any Beastie Boys album! Sabotage yo! I love seeing the gang and when you guys play dress up it really makes me wish I was there. All of you girls look so cute and buzzed in your dress up shot.

I'm super excited about your trip to India and can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it. It's always hard when you are gone from our blogging world, you are my favorite thing on the internet :) I WILL MISS YOU MORE THAN CHIPS!!!!

LOVEYOUandHAPPYNEWYEAR!!!
XXOOXXOO

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

That looks like a great party. I am hoping for a few booze free days too.
Have a wonderfull time on your hols. Hopefully, the rain wil have stopped and you can show off the tan when you get back.

freckleface said...

Just wonderful, you and your friends are like a manual for how to have fun. Your outfit from Helga is gorgeous. Bet you are getting so excited now! xxx p.s. how light do you travel, can we see a shot of the case/bag?

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear!! Looks like you've been having a fantastic time and you look just gorgeous in all of your different outfits, I so love your patchwork maxi skirt in your last post! Have a fab weekend! xxx

Llara G said...

Tat's the spirit! Why miss NYE when you can just bring it forward! Dress up looks super fun - LOVING your gold sequins!

Annie said...

I'm so behind with my blog reading, but have a brilliant time in India, and I'll see you when you get back. xxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

I love your chandelier !! And all of your fab outfits ! You are such a inspiration even if im just boring and fed up with all the snow right now - i wanna party when i see you ! Hugs from the snow hater !

Elise said...

Haha excellent drunk dancing, loving the costume change too, gold is clearly the way to go :)

Hippy at Heart said...

Haha, I love your disco pic, I was actually born in that year ;)

Kelly said...

Love the first outfit, and the disco outfit too! Both are fabulously glam.
I'm currently at home with a poorly Holly dog, so it's reading and knitting for me tonight. Did sneak out for a few ciders last night though.
x

Alice said...

You all sure know how to party in style! It must be fabulous having no neighbours and no fear of blasting up the music! xxx

Joni said...

A great farewell post. Hope your trip is a fantastic one and we get to see lots of photos.
Was that your music up so loud last night? I thought I could hear it. ;)
Happy New Year!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

that photo really is hilarious. Get them to dress up like that more!! You girls look great too. Looking fab and colourful in the rain, bet you can't wait to get away from it all. Your house is looking fantastic too, it's making me envious. xxxxx

YvonneSedition said...

Have a fab time in Goa, I'm sure you will! I've never been but it's on my list for sure xx

Ivy Black said...

Do love that catsuit!
Lovely to see you all having a good time, and don't you girls look lush together.
I shall be thinking of you both heading off from this grey and dismal weather!
Have a wonderful weekend.
xxxxxxxxx

Mum said...

Happy New Year to you both. Have a fantastic holiday.
Love from Mum
xx

Linda Wolf said...

You are SO channeling 60s glamour there, Vix! AMAZING! And you have the most gorgeous girlfriends, too! As I've said, you guys have WAY too much fun! :)

Your curries always make me hungry. I could live off Indian food.

The countdown to Goa is on!

Happy New Year! xxx

Marla Robinson said...

Oh my, I used to have a Barbie as a kid that had a similar blouse to the one you are wearing in the last pic. I always loved it. The last outfit is truly amazing. All those colors go so wonderfully together. I really like your leather coat. That color is fabulous.

Forest City Fashionista said...

What a fabulous send-off for your trip! All of you look like you're having such fun playing dress-up, and you are definitely the MOST glamorous hostess I've ever seen. Have I told you how much I love when you wear your hair up (I think I did, in your previous post..).

pastcaring said...

Another legendary night round Vicky'n'Jon's! Next time, I'm gate crashing. And I probably will wear something 80s and sob, and not necessarily just in the toilet. Hahahaha, thankfully that is NOT going to happen, though I would love to join in with the dressing up and the boozing and the Indian snacks!
I adore you in that jumpsuit, somehow it's very Helga-ish though totally you. You look all elegant hostess with a naughty twinkle in your eye! Your daytime outfit is so cool, that jacket from Lucy is always fabulous, and I love all the bright colours.
Not long now, grit your teeth, wave your brolly at the skies, and be very very happy that you will be in Goa soon. Man, I'll miss ya! Might have to book in a meet up for when the wanderers return...
PS. I know it's an LBD, so beloved of those shitty essentials lists, but I do love that black dress I got in Second to None. £5! A fiver! Madness! It was waiting for me, wasn't it! xxxxxxxx

Rose&Bird said...

Wonderful jumpsuit, so you! Looks like a great night. Like Curtise I want to gate crash and dress up too! Love the '80s boys' picture. The blue coat is gorgeous, shame about the rain! I know you're counting the days til Goa x

Trashsparkle said...

Great pics - wonderful frocks on you girls. Have a fantastic, well-earned holiday - we'll try to banish the wet weather by the time you get back! xx

Kezzie said...

Heee hee, you look like you are having so much fun!!!! PLus you look awesome, that purple outfit is fabulouso!!!!

Eeek said...

Winter adventures are the best thing ever. India....and heat....how perfect!

Little Blue Mouse said...

That purple jumpsuit is the bee's knees, I love it!
Your trip to India seems to have come round so fast, I hope you have a great time, and wish you all the very best for 2013.

Lucy Nation said...

Dressing up, drinks at the ready and guilt free loud music sounds like a blast. I will miss you when you go to India. Please don't leave us for too long!! Xxxx

Style Sud-Est said...

Looking gorgeous all of you!
This purple jumpsuit is behond words!
Have a great vacation in India And a Happy New Year

Ariane xxxx

Helga! said...

Farking DELISH in that crimplene dream junpsuit, you are, my darling lucious one!!! I'd quite forgotten about that stunner, and you are MAGIC in it! Perfect idea to bring the celebrations a few days forward! Looks like just the kind of night I LOVE! Great friends, booze, frock up's and hawt MEN!! Huzzah!
You were looking pretty damned sweet earlier too, quite the Wintery inspiration, must save that for later...yeah,later!
You fecking ROCK!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy guacamole that purple number is FRICKIN AMAZING!!! I love love love it - and your hair is perfect! And the last outfit is exquisite from head to toe - the jacket is GORGEOUS and I LOOOOVE the colour combo (I would be buried in that beautiful top). I'm super excited for you - the planning must be great fun - but I'm missing you already! How long will you be away?

Love you more than suede boots! Sarah xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy guacamole that purple number is FRICKIN AMAZING!!! I love love love it - and your hair is perfect! And the last outfit is exquisite from head to toe - the jacket is GORGEOUS and I LOOOOVE the colour combo (I would be buried in that beautiful top). I'm super excited for you - the planning must be great fun - but I'm missing you already! How long will you be away?

Love you more than suede boots! Sarah xxx

Loulou said...

What a fun (and good looking) bunch you guys are! Your party sounds like it was a very good time. Wish I was there.

xo

Vintage Coconut said...

Omg your parties must be the best. Especially because you dusted before the event. ;) *hehehe*
All you look like you were having a serious blast.

Sue said...

I love your hair all piled up on top, and both your party outfits are gorgeous!!!

joyatri said...

Nasty weather certainly doesn't put a damper on the festivities round your place, does it? Here everyone hibernates inside for months.
What fun, playing dress-up mid-party. You all could probably do a different decade per hour. Your certainly the hostess with the mostess in that fabulous jumpsuit.

Bella Q said...

You sparkle and shine whether or not you're wearing sequins! Absolutely delcious wet or dry. Have a great weekend-week-New Year!

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

Smart thinking moving festivities up a few days! Gorgeous outfit, the house looks grand (dust is my enemy grrr) and good friends with which to celebrate! Soon enough you'll be off and I'll be thinking of you whilst freezing my bum off in NY. It snowed so bad here today we had to postpone my husbands birthday plans! XXX

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

With your look, your closet and the warm-up party with your beautiful friends, I'm sure you will start 2013 in the best way in Goa!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Aahhh, you disco queens! Happy New Year, Vix, and wishing you an A-MA-ZING time in India! xoxo

delia hornbook said...

Ahhh you all look fabulous men included ;-) Looks like another great evening and another loving memory to treasure. Good luck with your packing etc i can't believe thats come around again so quickly i bet your so excited. Take lots of care lovely and heres to another exciting year ahead, dee xxx

Young at Heart said...

oooh have a fabulous trip.........if you go south give my love to Patnam bom shankar!!x

songbird said...

love the outfits and all..have a great time!!

Rosalind said...

We're going to MISS you when you jet off Vix, but will be thinking enviously of you in your crochet bikinis, all relaxed and warm on a beach... What a wonderful way to begin the new year. And talking of wonderful - that purple jumpsuit - oh my, simply stunning.

That's Not My Age said...

Looks like you've been having a fab festive time. Happy New Year (we're thinking of staying in too - That Is My Age!) & have a fantastic time in India!

carrievintage said...

you're stunning with this jumpsuit, your best outfit ever!

edie pop said...

80's glamourous party!!
You and the girls look fab in those stunning black dresses and the guys should wear those Beastie Boys jackets everyday!I love your hair and both the dresses, I wish you and Jon the best time in Goa, I'm going to miss you so much, but I can't also wait to see all the photos from those amazing places that last year cheer me up in the colder months of the year!
Happy new year!
Lots of love!!
xxxxx

triskelos said...

I LOVE the last outfit - so many great colors! It's so amazing for winter - breaks all the gloomy mood at once))

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Have a wonderful holiday! Wishing you safe travels and all the best for 2013. X

menopauselsupermodel said...

How gorgeous do you look in your purple frock!! Looks like you had an awesome party!!
Have a Happy New Year and I can't wait to hear all about Goa!! I'll miss you!
{{{{hugs}}}}}

grunge-queen said...

Love the purple jumpsuit/frock - you look so gorgeously retro in it with your silver shoes and hairdo. Nice that you could party away with your pals and not feel that you missed the New Year's festivities. I hope we see you one more time before you leave on your trip, but if not, have a super fab vacay! xoxo

DeniseAngela said...

That purple jumpsuit is stunning you & I love the colour! A great way to celebrate a few days ahead & I wish you a safe happy holiday in the sun & look forward to seeing your beautiful photos when you get back!

Please may I? said...

Looks like you had an amazing time Vix and you all look fantastic too. Enjoy your next few days before you trio. Bet you can't wait x x

Mary Lou said...

woooah i love your hair again and this purple dream!
darling i wish you all the best for 2013 and enjoy your trip!
kiss,mary
http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

two squirrels said...

Looking just stunning Miss Vix and perfect for a party.
Happy happy new year to you and Jon!!!!!!
I am so excited that you will be winging your way to India very soon.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful wold with us and beinging part of ours. Your comments are always so lovely.
Happiness always beautiful Lady.
Vanessa

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I just want to come party at your house! Everything, just everything here, looks perfect and fun :))
Have fun at the beach now!

Ofelia said...

The Bauhaus will be proud and will probably try to join you guys in all the fun!
The boys remind me of The Beastie Boys and you girls remind me of Martha and the Vandellas.
Have lots of fun, catch lots of sun and make lots of friendships during your India travels.
With Love, Ofelia

Fashion art and other fancies said...

The first outfit is so divine and the colour is especially lovely on You. Walk good, happy landing, enjoy India, eat well, smile at the sky and smell the vibrant flowers. XXXXX

Eeek said...

Good journey and enjoy the hols!

i love the chandelier!!!

eek

Cristi said...

OMG-You look so amazing!! I really love your hair in your header shot so much, and love it with that pantsuit! Helga has such a great eye and style, it's perfect for you! One of my favorite things in Mad Men was all those up-do hairstyles, and yours is one of the best!
Your celebration looks like a blast, how fun to play dress up! The gals look beautiful in their party dresses. And, the shot of the boys reminds me of a Beastie Boys album cover.;)
I also have to thank you for putting that song in my head, perfect start for the day!
Hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy lots of curries and sunny days. Will look forward to the pictures and getting a peek into someplace so exotic.;)

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

It looks like you had a great time! I might have said it before, but I will say it again: I adore that chandelier!

Susan Partlan said...

So funny that you moved up New Year's :).

You look great in purple. Good to see the guys in their stylish hats.

Heather said...

Time for your holiday!! how exciting :) you look like a Goddess in the purple dress and it looks like you had a blast over the holidays!! Happy New Year and Bon Voyage!!! Love Heather

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Lynne DeVenny said...

That jumpsuit is totes amaze-ballz. And your house looks like the most fun place on earth :)