Thursday, 23 September 2010

Vintage Hairstyling Challenge - Day Four (Flower Power)



It's Day 4 of Kitty's challenge and our theme is "Floral", sadly the weather here in the UK is anything but summery, we've got torrential rain and thunder and we're confined inside for photographs today. Please excuse all the madness in the background.

Todays rules and tools;
1. 6 hairclips OR bobby pins OR small decorations
2. 2 large hair decorations
3. Brushes and combs, as required

 
My hair got a thorough drenching at this morning's car boot sale, I can't be bothered washing it and I'm off out with the girls later so I've incorporated a floral theme into both my outfit and the hair. I backcombed the front and pinned it back with hairgrips then I stitched the petals from a fake flower on to the waistband of an old pair of black opaque tights.

I bought the John Marks velvet poppy print maxi from Vintage Village at the Clothes Show (using birthday money, it was mega expensive for me), the vintage brass bangles and Lord Python pendant are vintage boot sale finds. 

You can't see them but I snaffled a pair of black thigh boots at this morning's car boot sale, very rock chick and perfect for tonight's visit to the biker's pub. All I need is a spangly leotard and the local weirdo who thinks I'm Cher will be totally convinced.

Here's a few things I picked up this morning before the rain started - Vintage lampshade (£1), two large pieces of 1950's fabric (50p) and an Art Deco wall sconce by Dartmouth Pottery (25p). I really wanted a 1930's ottoman with a quilted lid and a Galleon carved into the side, the nice man said I could have it for £3 but Jon put his foot down.

Off to down some Strongbow and scare the locals.

43 comments:

  1. Oh I do like a quiff type arrangement - I used to wear my hair like that but with a ponytail, very good style to have when the hair's a bit greasy! Love all your hair pics and can't believe you're a natural blonde - tell that to the weirdo in the pub who thinks you're Cher!

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  2. Beautiful! And I love your dress x

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous dress! I wish I could wander around your house and ogle your clothes and jewellery and shoes and the house itself! :-)

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  4. Beautiful dress and i love your hair. Have a great night out xxx

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  5. Gorgoues hair! If only my hair could stay put in a quiff!

    Awful rain wasn't it? I was rushing down the high street earlier laden with bags for the charity shop - I got wet too! Your hair looks a lot better than mine right now!

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  6. LOVE the dress. sorry to hear you got caught in the rain, but other than that you seem to have had a great day :)

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  7. It is pouring down here too and I just got drenched! You are totally rocking the flower power and making us envious as per usual with your great finds!

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  8. you'll have such a brilliant time at london fashion weekend. such a shame, i'm going on sunday, i would love to have met you!

    hmm, any tips... perhaps create some diy business cards, the people at each stall will definately be more open to you taking photographs if you tell them you have a blog! but nevertheless yo will get some great shots outside and in the courtyard of somerset house! how long will it take you to get to london? if the weather is nice i'd recommend walking to somerset house from waterloo, beautiful views! :)

    apart from that, i have no other tips for you! i know you get practically everything you own secondhand, but it would be nice to treat yourself to something little there! they have some great cheaper stalls, i bought the most gorgeous audrey hepburn umbrella for £15, and you can buy plenty of jewelry for under ten pounds!

    you look beautiful, as always. i wish i could be as adventurous with my hair and clothes as you! xx

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  9. OMG you look sensational! That dress is gorgeous on you! Love the poppies (and love how it picks out the flowers on the chair cushion beside you)

    Please show a pic of the thigh high boots!

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  10. Fab dress and hair Vix! Also just wanted to say I LOVE your house style too.
    Dx

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  11. Lovely dress, hot hair... but i need a closer look at that pendant~!!! :(

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  12. Look far too summery for our crappy English weather lovely! :)
    I wish my hair was as long as yours, one day I hope!

    xx

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  13. Love the print on your dress. the flower looks great in your hair too. Have fun at the pub! xxxx

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  14. I love the 1950s vintage fabric you bought, so wonderful and whimsical. I really miss having long hair, yours always looks so radiant (even if you think otherwise) your homemade flower headband is lovely too xx

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  15. O,my darling Vix,you look gorgeous!!! I adore that frock-worth every penny,as it totally suits you,and it a stunning piece!
    The whole look,and the background, is magnificent!!!
    I hope we get to see you in your new boots,pref WITH a spangly leotard-you've got the body for it after all!!! Esp just to freak out the local weirdo!!!
    LOVE Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  16. You look gorgeous with your hair like that (you always do though!)!
    That dress is so lovely too xx

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  17. So Hawaiian and summery! Enjoy the strongbow, Vix! xxx

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  18. Dear Vix, you look fabulous in that dress!

    I love the way you've done your house as well. You have some great vintage pieces and fantastic style. I love your lamp and new lampshade. You have such a good eye for things, I'm always amazed what you get from boot sales. Good on you for braving the weather. I don't even brave an early morning!

    It has poured down all day here too. I woke up at 11am and looked out of the window and decided I wasn't getting out of my PJ's all day. I've even popped a coat over them and been down to the corner shop. For chocolate of course... xx

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  19. can you somehow sneak a photo of creepy guy who thinks you look like cher? that is my challenge to you. i am wishing i could see the combs in your hair. successful for rainy day. it is still hottish over here. i love the yellow submarine military jacket behind you! i could drink some tea in that lovely chair. you should add some egg whites to your hair for punk hair day.

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  20. Vix, you look like you are going to a luau and not the local pub! It's not raining here, we are actually enjoying very sunny and warm weather. Love everything in the background of your photos and of course great finds at the boot sale!

    ~Bonnie

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  21. John is a strong man to put his foot down! Ed always bows to my pressure.

    Loving your hair here, have been really enjoying this challenge!

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  22. Love the hair. so very pretty! and wow, that dress is super! such a great print. and what great finds! gosh, every time you talk about car boot sales I want.to.go.so.bad!!!!

    you are lovely and fun and I like you.

    heart: miss furnellie

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  23. SOrry for your rain..the flower looks super cute!

    Statements in Fashion

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  24. You're way prettier than Cher! Love the idea of tights as a headband, so clever, Miss Vix! XX!

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  25. Dear Vix,
    sorry I haven't been commenting the past few days but as you know I've been roped into WORK my tail end off; it actually feels a bit like I live there at the mo! It's all so worth it though, so that I can have a wicked Saturday off with YOU...huzzah!
    I'm loving all the hair styles & I just have to say that I think you look spectacular in your photos.
    See you soon...YIPEE YAY!
    I feel like a little kid awaiting santa :)
    xXx

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  26. beautiful dres! and the flower in your hair is so gorgeous! you look very nice (:

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  27. I love this look!! Very vintage!! Very inspiring blog - beautiful!! xo

    http://time-is-fleeting.blogspot.com

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  28. The background is divine. I always get such serious interior envy when you post pictures in your house. Your dress certainly cheers up a dank day. And you made the headband from the waistband of some tights? That is absolute genius!

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  29. Beautiful dress and lovely hair, I hope it brings you some sunshine :)
    And regarding your house, it's adorable, I like it when you do posts about it, too :)
    Have a great Friday!

    xoxo


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  30. Ga!! You look like you should be knocking back a martini with Mr Bond - you nailed the 70s hair today girl and the dress is delish. And oh man, more bargains - damn shame about the ottoman. Enjoy your night xo

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  31. Awesome hair! Plus some fab bargains :D

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  32. That dress is great on you. And love the hair. Do have a great weekend.

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  33. Scare??? Bedazzle more like it!!! And you do look like Cher!!! I LOVE Cher! I love her cool sexiness (apparent in her movies) and you have the same aura of cool and sexy!

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  34. Beautiful! And I love the dress you paired with your hair :)

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  35. Ohhh you look so gorgeous, i love the dress, its just beautiful(and obviously the hair rocks). Have a fab time xx

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  36. I do love a car boot sale, yeah!!!!
    None in the South of Spain, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    You have done a great flowery job.
    Have a super time with the girls.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  37. Gorgeous Hair-do! The photo background pictures are fab - it really sets the tone to your fab outfits!

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  38. Loving the hair! Have a fabulous time at LFW with Jem xx

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  39. Vix luv... I was going to write some silly quip about "funny you bought a lampshade when you light up any room you walk in to" but i won't because it just sounds silly. BUT it's true!!
    ...and you remind me of Saira Banu here...

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  40. Love your outfit, a nice reminder that it was summer not that long ago! Great DIY hair accessory!

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