Thursday, 1 May 2014

Vote For Me!



Remember that I mentioned the exciting news I had to share? 
I've only made it to the short-list for Vintage Personality of the Year in this year's National Vintage Awards!


Vote for me would ensure that the much-maligned 1970s would finally get the respect it deserves.


If I win I'll continue in my quest to prove that the era was the greatest decade in vintage fashion.


 I'll continue to challenge prejudices and make sure that even the most fervent non-believers give catsuits, psychedelia and maxi dresses a try.


 I shall spend the year, as I have done for my entire adult life, living and breathing vintage and promoting it to anyone and everyone willing to listen.


Having a title won't change me, of course. I'll still go to work in feather boas....


Go down to Lidl in lurex...


Do festivals in head to toe vintage,


and ramble in full-on psychedelia.


A fancy title wouldn't change my life but I promise I'll party for all of us at the awards ceremony and wear something suitably 1970s-tastic

This dress is a strong contender.


And talking of outfits what on earth am I going to wear to our big blogger day out on Saturday?

Vote Vix for Vintage Personality 2014 HERE
(Its free to vote, you won't be bombarded with spam or asked for any personal details.)

Linking to Judith, The Style Crone's Hat Attack #10

92 comments:

citybushisland said...

Have voted and will be nagging everyone I know to do so as well, big hugs darling xxxx

Willow said...

Congratulations! You have my vote. Gorgeous array of pictures and dresses, I find that green striped and checkered maxi particularly covetable.
Good luck. x

Helen Le Caplain said...

Ooh best of luck! I'm also up for the blog side of things - exciting times :)

xxx

Sarah said...

You have my vote Vix! Wishing you lots of luck - not that you need it. I just adore the boots you are wearing in the first picture, if only I could find some like that to fit my feet! xx

myshabbychicvintagefrugallife said...

I have voted for you , i think you are a winner anyway and i definitely think you will win , your blog is so interesting and you are unique and lovely xxxx

Paula lalaboo said...

Just voted for you!

You should walk this competition as we all know you are queen of vintage.

P x

Clairejustine oxox said...

Whoo best of luck.. your my favourite :) off to give you a vote now x

tanaya said...

Voted and shared :D

Rachel Jaques said...

Voted. You definitely deserve the award. Good luck x

Jazzy Jack said...

I have cast my vote on Vix waters! You look amazing as always in these pics. Particularly like the lured shopping outfit. I'm sure people were rushing to caste their coats before you to allow such wonderfulness a soft footing! Fingers crossed for a win! But congrats on being a finalist! You're a star!!

Fiona said...

I reckon you've got it in the bag darling. After three attempts, you got my vote. Did I tell you how sad I am to not be there on Saturday trailing in your 'celebrity' wake? Have a pint of cider for me and a fab time of course. xxxx

Vintage Jane said...

Darn ... just tried to vote but the link is blocked at work. Will try again later at home. M x

Elsie Davies said...

Voted. Hope you win. xoxo

Sue said...

Good luck!! Enjoy your get together with fellow bloggers.

Gayle said...

voted! good luck to you!!

auxhorizonsreves said...

Voilà ! Just voted for you my dear ,
you really deserve the title Vix !
Love your black and red outfit ...
Good luck !! Even though you are already our favourite vintage personality anyhow ...

Magical kisses

~La Dryada~

topchelseagirl said...

Done! You should win hands down! x

Patti said...

Voted! You're ahead, dear Vix and I hope you win. xox

Northern mum down South said...

Well done you. Will vote when I get home from work. x

Country Wife said...

I've voted, good luck to you! Your blog always makes me smile xx

Maureen said...

Duly voted Vix!

Hippy At Heart said...

you'll win, I'm sure!!

Please may I? said...

Vote for you hun and I will keep everything crossed for you Vix. It would be very well deserved.

X x

Carina Rosenholm said...

Done ! Of course!
love you - xxx

Winter Moon said...

I've voted, looks like you're in the lead too :)

Have a lovely day out on Saturday...can't wait you see everyone's pics xx

Laurie M said...

you got mine!!!!

silkpathdiary said...

Voted - would done it a dozen times over if I could :-) That white dress is one of my favourites of all! Best of luck Vix - win it for all us 70's babes! xx

Laurie Duncan said...

Obviously I voted, you and the 70s deserve some recognition! :)

freckleface said...

World peace! You forgot world peace! I love this blog post. It is the most wonderful thing and I am going to vote for all I'm worth. I'd vote a dozen times if I could! Oops just saw someone else already said that. Never mind. I vote colourful and delicious for Saturday. With thermals if necessary! I tell you what, any of those fantastic outfits would do on the night. Don't think I've seen the fabulous gypsy outfit before. Love it! Xxxxxx

The Style Crone said...

Done! This is very exciting news and looking forward to the celebration of Vix as the Vintage Personality of 2014. No one deserves it more than you.

Thank you for sharing you and your fabulous hat with Hat Attack!

Liz said...

Good luck, Vix. Hope you win - you have done more for the 70s than ... well ... eh, brown and orange florals! Actually its my favourite decade, the music was just superb!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Olga Rani said...

You have my vote. I don't know anybody who deserves this award more than you. I hope you will win it. Good luck!

thorne garnet said...

Done, good luck

ThriftyParka said...

Done!!! You look amazing as usual!!

Krista Gassib said...

Vix has my VOTE!!!! I just cast my vote for you darling! How exciting!!!! So many beautiful pictures of you! I have to tell you that I am in LOVE with that picture of you lounging on your sofa, you look like a supermodel of the finest vintage kind. I think I'm gonna have to print that one, I am also dying at the picture of you in your top hat and pink dress. You have made me smile this morning and for that and so much more I love you to bits! Have a blast with the gals and please know how very much I wish I was there. Good luck in the contest!
LOVE YOU!!!!
XXOOOOOOXX

vintage honeybee said...

I voted for my favorite vintage lady. I hope you win.

Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

pastcaring said...

Yes yes yes! I am fervently behind you, and will vote immediately! We need an alternative vision of vintage, it's not all about Victory rolls and lindy hop and chintz, you'll be a blast of patchouli-scented air!
Love the glorious retrospective, look at all your fabulous outfits. Yes, the white Grecian maxi is red carpet-worthy, but you know I have a massive soft spot for the Ossie Clark!So excited - I might even get a ticket and come down to watch you win (because you WILL win!)
Saturday? Wear what the hell you like, you're such a joy to be with, you could dress in head-to-toe fleece and I wouldn't care! Love yooooou! xxxxx

Citizen Rosebud said...

Voted! You are certainly an international, vintage personality of the year!

Citizen Rosebud said...

Voted! You are certainly an international, vintage personality of the year!

the gardener's cottage said...

done and done. you are the best vix. x

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Done!!! Perfect post too!

Maureen said...

My beloved, who also thinks you are something special, has voted for you!

I am planning a trip to your part of the world in the summer to see Kinky Melon and you two! I shall introduce myself.

Betty said...

I'm voting,it's thanks to your blog that I dug out my old 70s self and bought a few maxi dresses, I have found myself!

That's Not My Age said...

Fantastic news! I'm clicking over right away...

Diary of a penny pincher said...

Have voted, good luck! That white dress is indeed a strong contender, but who knows what you will find between now and the award ceremony??

Natalia Lialina said...

Voted! I'd vote for you any day, my dear!!

What a brilliant collection of your photos! Love the bright blue dress with your funky green boots! And you in the orange/yellow/brown dress on the sofa - oh! Just a diva! And you really are, only of a very warm, human and fun kind!

Love and hugses!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

You got my vote. That white dress is drop dead gorgeous.

Bobbi said...

Voted! That white dress? Amazing on you!
Can't wait to hear about the blogger meetup - they always look like such a blast.

Kelly Jackson said...

Done! Huge congrats. You'll wear the crown (do you get a crown?). :) xo

Helga said...

That white frock ALWAYS giveth me the HORN!!!! It shows off your hot bod the BEST of all your gorgeous frockage!
Kelly is right, you'll need a CROWN.
Rock the feck on, I'll go and see if I can vote, as you totally deserve to WIN WIN WIN!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Angels have Red Hair said...

I've voted ... hurrah ... you'll win for sure ... and then I'll say "I knew her before she was famous ... famouser I mean"
Good Luck
xx

Tamera Beardsley said...

The 70's never looked better my dear! You are a true inspiration my dear! I just love You!

xoxo
Tamera

Panty Buns said...

Congratulations on being nominated at the The National Vintage Awards 19 June, 2014 at Fazely Studios in Birmingham England in the category Vintage Personality 2014! I just visited the VOTE! page, scrolled down to "Vintage Personality 2014" and voted for someone named Vix Brearley whose description read: "Vix is a successful blogger and vintage seller (Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique website, and at fairs and festivals). She has a glorious vintage wardrobe and home, and is the loveliest woman ever!".
I see you decided to reaffirm that with all the lovely outfits and settings in this post! What a lot of fabulous frocks, poses and settings!
Best of luck, I hope you win!

http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

Goody said...

Anyone reviving the 70's gets my vote!

Good luck, I hope you win.

Val S said...

I may not share *exactly* your views about 70s style (I spent a lot of time in jeans and smock-tops), but I will vote for your right to defend psychedelia in the epic battles ahead! Good luck!

Beth Waltz said...

At last! An opportunity to vote for someone I'd actually be delighted to welcome into my home!
(These are dry scrag times in the voting booths, here in the States.)

cherre henderson said...

Hey Vix, I'm here in California but at least I voted for you. You are an awesome woman and an inspiration! You're a winner no matter what! U look beautiful in all those outfits but you should definitely wear the white one to the celebration! I know you'll win:-D

Kelly Roy said...

Υou have my vote and good luck!The white dress you plan to wear is absolutely stunning!I love the photo in lidl.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Another vote for you Vix, love the top hat pic, good luck! xx

Erica Louise said...

Voted!

señora Allnut said...

You Are a Vintage Personality, and you've got my vote (and Mr.A's vote too), you're inspiring, brilliant and talented!!!, and love your psychedelic colorful vibe!!
besos & 70's

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Voted! You deserve this and I'm happy to hear it won't change you one bit. Although I have a feeling you *may* be charging for autographs after the fact ; )


bisous
Suzanne

FASHION TALES said...

Just voted, of course! Good luck beautiful! x/Madison

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Voted! Good luck Vix! xxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I voted, I stand by my vote and I will eat my flamingo earrings if you don't win! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Loulou said...

Wow, neat! I have voted. They sure got their description accurate stating that you are 'the loveliest woman ever'!

peaches mcginty said...

I've voted for you! it's giddily exciting, good luck and I'll see you tomorrow *woop* woop doesn't remotely cover how excited and slightly jumpy I am right now x x x

Linda said...

You've got my vote Vix! I really hope you win this it would be well deserved! Keeping everything crossed for you xxx

tralala said...

Ooooh - voted - wear whatever you want your way - bastard it up!!

Laurie Duncan said...

Hey I'm back! Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Shine On award, http://happy-as-a-lark-designs.blogspot.com/2014/05/shine-on.html Don't feel like you have to participate, just thought I'd share your blog! :)

Forest City Fashionista said...

Of COURSE you have my Vote! Three cheers for the 1970's ;)
The white goddess dress and gigantic earrings would be the perfect celebratory outfit.

Sounds like another envy-inducing blogger meetup this weekend - can't wait to see photos.

Kate Haxell said...

I've voted for you: yea for the 70s!

Cheapchick said...

I voted, as if there was a choice! It really should be more of an International award though. Good luck,like you need it.

Catherine said...

heck yes ill vote for you! time the 70s and 60s had their time in the sun! (again)

beate grigutsch said...

DONE!
:-)
in the middle of the 90´s i had a big seventies love - all vibrant maxis, tall boots, sheepskin coats and hair parted in the mid....
but i lost my suitable slim figure - with d-cup a 40/50´s look is more fun.....
xxxx

dawn rose said...

Voted for you hun I hope you win because your epic. Xxx

two squirrels said...

Oh oh of course.........you will win sweet!!!!!! Because you are amazing!!!!!!! I have just voted.
Love v

Wee Wendy said...

Done! How exciting and of course you'll win, who else could possibly compare?! x

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Yup, cast my vote! I absolutely hope you win. No one does it with more panache!! I love all the outfits you showcased in this post, and the white dress is a stunner, especially with those earrings.

Keeping my fingers crossed! XXXXOOOO

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Vix!
It was a blooming brilliant day yesterday! I still can't believe I met you! and I want to thank you again for my gift, I didn't thank you properly. My apron will be worn with pride! lots of love, Sandra x x x

The Vintage Knitter said...
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The Vintage Knitter said...

A well deserving vote cast by me :-) Good luck on the night Vix! xxx

Sara @ A Frugal Wife said...

Voted and shared. Good luck! x

The VIntage Mexican Seamstress said...

Voted and hope you win!! sending love all the way from Baton Rouge, La. USA. :)

Amie Kewley said...

Hey lovely, I voted! I really hope you win, you deserve to and your amazing personality shines through in every post you upload. I think it's testament to how much it does that I feel as though you are a dear friend of mine despite not having met you in person, which must be rectified this year! Let me know if you ever come down this way, Cardiff isn't too far from me or if you ever bring kinky melon on the road down this way! Much love xxxx

The Black Opal said...

I voted!

Connie said...

Well of course I'm voting for you Miss Vicki. I honestly can't even believe there is anyone else in the race!

Ariane Lasalle said...

Hi there lovely
You got my canadian vote! Hope you win!

Arianexo

Ms Misantropia said...

I love that purple outfit!
Good luck in the contest.

wardrobeexperience said...

congratulations to be a nominee of the national vintage awards ...

ok, let's vote ...

Lucy Nation said...

I voted for you - for sho :) xx

Man firer 40 hur man vill! said...

Mission completed