Friday, 17 September 2010

What a Jem!


My darling friend, Calamity Jem sent me another beautifully packaged parcel of surprises this week.


We've yet to meet or even speak to one another but over the past eleven months she's become a very dear friend to me. Look at the trouble she's taken with the beautiful packaging, I could hardly bear to tear the paper apart.

Can you spot the sweet little face brooch? He looks rather like Brahma.


The parcel included this rather slinky Cotton Candy frock. We're at a dinner party tomorrow night christening our friends' newly refurbished Sixties pad and this could be one of the dresses I'll wear. I'm a nightmare when I go out, I'll try on everything I own before I make a final decision.


Mind you, I'll be needing sleeves and a pair of tights if it's as chilly on Saturday night as it is now.
 Other goodies included a funky purple cap, some vintage hoisery, a rather inspiring book on fabric scrapping and just to keep the man in my life happy, a 1950's issue of a conjuring magazine.

Dress (Courtesy of the beautiful Jem), Marabou trimmed fan (Present from my friend, Jacqui), Suede platforms (Debenhams sale £4.50), Vintage pearl earrings and cocktail rings (Found at car boot sales)
Have a fabulous friday. We're staying in with an Indian takeaway and a bottle of Havana Club.

38 comments:

  1. What a lovely parcel of suprises! Bloggers are a fab lot, no?! Gorgeous dress too...as ever, as foxy as the foxiest fox! Have a top evening in...we're having a curry and followed by a Father Ted-athon night!
    xx

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  2. What a dear friend and such a beautiful dress. The parcels look absolutely beautiful. It was the book on fabric scrapping that caught my eye though and it's already on my amazon wishlist, it looks amazing!

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  3. You guys are so cool! I love hearing all about your cool little finds, Vix! That dress fits you beautifully! XX!

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  4. you look hot:-) the beautiful dress fits u like a glove..and so sweet of ur friend to put so much thought in packaging it!!

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  5. Dear Vix, the dress looks fabulous on you! I love one shoulder.

    How lovely of Jem, she's put so much thought into that. I have only just discovered her blog and it's great.

    How funny! I'm imagining you trying on everything you own before going out, that could take some time! Have a great weekend whatever you do xx

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  6. Lovely parcel! I'm loving the dress! xxx

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  7. What a lovely gift, I just love how kind the blogging community are :) it really inspires me to write, knowing that people out there read it, and think about us in real life!

    Beautiful dress, definatley one to wear out tomorrow I'd say!

    Enjoy your curry, my mum's cooking thai green and thai red curry for her dinner party. Yum.

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh! you look like you are going to dine out on the Oriental Express in that fabulous dress! And those plumes! And I adore those shoes - those shoes are amazing - £4.50???? You must wear it!

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  9. Very sweet and thoughtful 'tis bloggers! Lovely hue and style that was made for you(fabulous figure you have there:):)

    xoxox

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  10. What a lovely gift. My first thought when I clicked on your blog tonight and saw the first photograph was WOW - that dress looks so right on you, so slinky and sexy. xxx

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  11. What a fab parcel to receive. Gorgeous dress, it fits like a dream x

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  12. I love one shouldered dresses, I bought one last year for the first time and really surprised myself with how much I loved wearing it, plus I think the style is quite timeless too. You look sophisticated and elegant, that fan is fabulous, and what a wonderful parcel to receive xx

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  13. What a fabulous dress and such a kind friend - lucky you! xx

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  14. Yes I try everything too! It can be so exhausting. the dress and the packing are both lovely. There is something oddly fascinating about one shoulders no?

    xx

    purple-peeptoes.blogspot.com

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  15. You look stunning in that frock Vix.It's almost as ethereally sensuous as you. :)

    And oh, your hair! Take my advice and rub some kohl into it every morning, or the Evil Eye shall so get you.. ;)

    LOL, JK.

    Loads of love and huggles!

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  16. Oh it's perfect. What a thoughtful thing for Jem to do.

    Enjoy your Friday - hope the weekend holds much bargain hunting joy for you :)

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  17. Beautifully wrapped! :) And you are absolutely working that dress! I am sure you will make head turn tomorrow! Enjoy!!!

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  18. What a beautiful gift, i love that dress xxx

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  19. A perfect party dress, and Va-Va Voom!

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  20. Va va VOOM indeed!! Crikey,that BOD! Bodacious!!!
    You look like a wet dream in that gorgeous frock,my darling.Jem is totally a Gem!!! Such lovely treats!
    LOVE Helga XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  21. Ahhh... you have lovely friends honey!...but i can't say much more because my jaw has dropped open and therefore I can't type... :D!!

    You look absolutely HOTTTTTT!!!!!! HOT. That dress...and on you... sigh...

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  22. Yowza Vix, the dress looks totally amazing on you my darling!
    You look like a quintessential Femme Fatale, especially with that alluring marabou fan.
    I've just come home from work & am due back in again at noon tomorrow...or that should be today!
    I start getting that "Friday Feeling" around nine o'clock tomorrow night when there's only a couple of hours before I can clock off for another week; then I usually celebrate with a couple of bottles of Becks Blue, I'm so rock n' roll ;)
    Have a fab weekend my lovely friend & give my regards to Jon.
    ...xXx

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  23. WoW, you look HOT Vix! There is no room to hide anything in that form fitting dress. You are rocking an awesome bod!

    How nice of Jem to send you that gorgeous dress and other lovelies in the post. have a great weekend, Bonnie

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  24. what an amazing package. . and you make this dress your own! love how you've thrown in the fan too. . have you ever worn cheongsams? i think you could really rock them!

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  25. Thank you so much for your SUPER SWEET comment on my blog today....:)
    I LOVE your new dress...sounds like an awesome package to have received:)

    You look fantastic!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Statements in Fashion Blog

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  26. you are blessed with lovely friends. enjoy your goodies!

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  27. What a lovely package of surprises. The dress is lovely too.
    Dx

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  28. Swit swooooooo look at you! Let me go chav for a minute..."You is fit!" :)

    Hope you have a lovely time with your friends, and that you enjoyed your takeaway (snap!) last night.

    xx

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  29. Hi there-yes a very big WOW, you look amazing in this dress, the colour and style suit you perfectly!! Hope you have a lovely time tonight, whatever you choose to wear!! xx

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  30. Gosh you look gorgeous in that dress...woo! xx

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  31. this dress is a dream! SO FEMININE, AND YOU LOOK SO FABULOUS!

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  32. The dress is lovely, the black fan and shoes are perfect accessories to it.

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  33. That dress is so perfect for you Vix! Quite different to your usual style but it looks beautiful. And a conjuring magazine - wow! =) x

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  34. Awesome parcel you got there. the dress looks fabulous on you. you have one killer body Miss Vix. x

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  35. You look stunning, Vix! Love that colour on you, and the shape is perfect. Hope you enjoyed your night! x

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  36. That dress is gorgeous! I hope it got an outing!

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