Saturday, 27 February 2010

Interview With The Vampire

 
 


Living a life that centres around second-hand shops and you enter a whole new world, one not disturbed by fashion, celebrity or trends. There's a lot of odd-balls out there and I've come to know quite a few over the years. The guy who lives with his mum and is convinced that I'm Cher, Indian Elvis and the woman who dresses her poodle in baby-grows and wheels him about in an old Silver Cross pram. 


 
Women in the queue for the jumble sale will greet you with a cheery "Hello, darling" but have no qualms in ripping your arm off if you grab a coat at the same time as they do.

Recently a guy dressed head to toe in black siddled up to me in a charity shop whispering "On the scene, aren't you?" He reckoned that my long black hair and penchant for silver tribal jewellery was the sure sign of a fellow bloodsucker. He lowered his shades to wink a reddened eye and drew back his lips revealing sharp teeth, filed down into fangs. As he bade me farewell he rasped "You'd make a f***ing great vampire".

I picked this 1960's two piece up today in "Save The Children" for £5.99. I reckon I look like a demonic trolley dolly. 
Ga-Ga Airlines, anyone?


20 comments:

  1. Oh I've just had a good chortle reading this. What on earth did you say back to the fake vampire?!

    The hair is fantastic - did you shape it round something or just pin it into place?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ha ha! that's so funny. I find those vampire wannabes really odd! You do look rather scary today, but in a stern headmistressy way. The hair is incredible, how did you do it? That suit looks like it was made to measure,totally gorgeous.
    Vicki xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Alex, you know what it's like, you always think of a witty retort when the moment's passed.
    I used a You Tube tute for the hair bow - dead easy to follow.
    Vix
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Tosca (again)
    ;D
    are u fall in love with that colour???

    and yes, beautiful hair. just like gaga,,,

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh this is such a perfect colour on you, and I'm loving your hair.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh man he sounds like a character and a half! Loving the colour of that suit - very lush!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi there-I adore this look-very chic and prim, you wear it so well and another gorgeous bargain too!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. hehe, this post made me smile! I love that blue, it really suits you! Also your hair is amazing, I am still waiting for mine to grow long so I can do fun things with it again!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the hair bow and the new layout! Myself and Eddus over at BIG BISCUITS did a bit of light chazzing in your honour yesterday. I've started volunteering at a vintage clothing charity shop, which is fantastic. I get to root through the bags before it all goes out on the shelves! Not to mention a bit of staff discount... the place is fabuuuuu! So many amazing items, thought the consistent quality does mean the shop isn't the cheapest in town. Expect to see some photos of us modelling our modest finds soon over at BIG BISCUITS. Oscar. x x

    ReplyDelete
  10. thanks for my fab parcel Vix - really kind of you xx
    the vampire guy did make me smile, and you are right you can always think of 100 great retorts after the event!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ga Ga Airlines?! I am soooo there!! I forgot to say yesterday that I am l;oving the new layout,by the way!!!
    You totally rock this 2 piece.I must have got your vibe today.........!!!xxxxxxxxxxxHelga

    ReplyDelete
  12. You're hair looks soo good, i've had a good chuckle at this post xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. hahaha! that is hilarious! Loving the blog layout too.

    Your looks great too, perfect with that two piece! x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Haha, great post. I love the color of that dress & I adore your hair!

    ReplyDelete
  15. nice outfit! you are truly amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks to all of you! After such lovely comments I hit the town wearing this get-up and was much admired by the locals.
    Vix
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. ‘Ga-Ga Airlines’…YAY…what a fantastically mind-boggling concept :)
    I’ve been meaning to comment on this post for a few days now but apart from the fact that I’ve been chained (not literally) to a counter for the past few days, working my bee-hind off, I was also suffering from an acute lack of expressions of praise, superlative enough to convey quite how I feel about your look here.
    I’ve decided it deserves a new word…you look absolutely ‘FABFANTACULAROUS’ – that’s fabulous, fantastic & spectacular all rolled into one….yup, that’s you my dear!
    The 60s two piece is stunning & fits you like a glove!
    By adding the alluring black lace tights & the splendiferous hairdo you’ve brought a sixties ladylike look bang up to date.
    As regards to oddballs hanging around in charity shops…in my local one there’s a burly, bald man who likes to have a good old rummage in the ladies undergarments box, much to the uneasiness of the lady that runs the shop.
    She once voiced her concern about him to me but when I told her not to worry cause he’s probably a TV; she just stared at me blankly whilst nodding, no doubt she voiced her concerns about me to the next customer :)
    The way I see it, it takes all sorts to make a world!
    …xXx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hey Jem!
    Thanks for the stupendous compliment. I'm always a bit wary of wearing my hair up in such a severe way as I reckon I look a bit scary.
    Horray for odd-balls. You certainly wouldn't get them in Matalan, would you?
    I feel more comfy in charity shops as I tend to get folowed round by the security guards in "normal" shops.
    Vix
    xxx

    ReplyDelete

Don't be shy, if you enjoyed your visit leave a comment, I can come and visit your blog if you do.
Love from Vix
xxx