Friday, 8 October 2010

Paper Heroes




A bit of a paper-themed post today. First let me show you the amazing vintage frock my dear friend Jem sent in her brown paper parcel yesterday. Although I'm not a massive 1980's fan the futuristic styling of this beauty really appealed. Jon declared "Phwoar, Blakes's Seven" whereas I reckoned it was more in the style of Robert Palmer's backing band in his "Addicted To Love" video. Either way, I love it! Thanks, my darling! Perfect for adding an injection of much-needed rock class next time I'm down the biker's pub with the girls.
Vintage dress (Courtesy of the beautiful, Jem), Urban Outfitters purple net tights (Banardo's 48p), Black patent platforms (Local market £5)
As usual it was wrapped to perfection.


Also included was some fabulous monochrome fabric which I've got in mind for a 1960's style shift dress, vintage buttons, ribbon and net and a groovy dogtooth checked scarf.

Whilst we were clearing out the guest bedroom in readiness for decorating we unearthed some of Jon's rock star past. He's the pouting beauty on the far right. Gorgeous! No wonder he was a Just Seventeen pin-up of the Fortnight on more than one occasion.
Finally , now it's in place I couldn't wait to show off our Cole and Son hand-blocked wallpaper I scored off eBay ages ago. It retails at around £85 a roll but I got two for £7 including postage. Now that's what I call a bargain.

I've got an early start in the pub this evening, we're meeting at 7pm and I haven't even washed my hair yet. 


Must dash, have a great night whatever you're planning. xxx


52 comments:

  1. That dress looks gorgeous on you :) What a lovely parcel - as always.

    Ooh check out your pouty other half! When was that poster from?

    That wallpaper is lovely, but £85 a roll! Blimey! I'm v.impressed with your bargain - tis v.effective..

    Have a great night x

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  2. The dress is stunning, I really do like the fit and the length, it really suits you perfectly. Oh my the wallpaper the wallpaper! I am in love. That is an incredible bargain, my Super Fresco wallpaper was around £10 a roll and it’s primarily basic compared to yours! I can’t wait to see your new room xx

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  3. Oh my goodness. Firstly you reference Blakes 7 and make me VERY happy (and I love that dress)....then I find out that your man is a Charlatan??? Wow....!!

    Love that wallpaper too.

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  4. Love that dress..it does remind me of Servelan from Blake Seven, and how hot was she?! You look great in it. Your other half was a Charlatan! How excellent.
    That wallpaper is stunning and a total bargain...I've seen it go for silly money.
    Have a top night out!
    xxx

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  5. Gorgeous dress Vix. I love the style. The scarf is fab too!
    Dx

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  6. Such stylish wallpaper and you look positively Addicted to Love in that gorgeous dress. You need to wash your hair, I was thinking it looks fabulous! Will probably do some thrift shopping today as it is a positively gorgeous sunny day.

    ~Bonnie

    PS - how sexy is that young Charlatan!

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  7. The wall paper is just fabulous and so glam!!The dress is really great and the fit and length is just perfect on u..Have a great weekend!!

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  8. The entire outfit is fabulous and the wrapping is just so lovely.:D

    Have a wonderful weekend!:D

    ***** Marie *****
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  9. Waaaouhhh !!!
    Vix, you're FANTASTIC !!!

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  10. A fascinating post. Gorgeous dress, gorgeous wall paper and gorgeous Jon! Enjoy your night out!

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  11. The silhouette of that dress is amazing. In fact, I'm slightly in love with this entire post.

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  12. Dear Vix, gorgeous as always! Love the presents (and wrapping) from Jem! That will make an amazing dress! I adore Cole and Son's papers I was just about to ask where it was from. I can't wait to see the finished room.

    That's so funny, I thought I recognised Jon from somewhere! Isn't he lovely! I only wish The Actor would let me post pics of him...

    Have a fantastic weekend xx

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  13. Vix - I had no idea your Jon was in the Charlatans. At first I thought you meant Jon Brookes, whom Google tells me collapsed a few weeks ago and was diagnosed with a brain tumor Eek! Hoping that's not your Jon, and instead Jon Baker. I'll have to check out some of their early tunes.

    I look forward to pictures of your guest room decorating! And I think you would be fabulous as a Robert Palmer backup girl -- you just need a black and white keytar or something.

    Love the black, beige, and silver shimmer of this post.

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  14. The dress suits you to perfection ( I love the 80s). The photo with the wall paper backgroud look so good.
    Have a super time, you lucky girl!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. Hi Vix, you look fantastic in that dress! Great poster of Jon. That wall paper is stunning, i love it. Have a wonderful weekend xxx

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  16. Wow, the wallpaper is lovely! I picked up a similar bargain with some Timorous Beasties thistle print wallpaper last year, just need to buy a hoiuse to hang it in now!

    I agree with Jon btw - not enough cleavage for Addicted to Love ;)

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  17. That dress fits your like a glove! Perfection! Have a good weekend :)

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  18. Yes, Jon,s right Glynis Barber would definately have worn that, probably with suitably silver kinky space boots.

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  19. I'm getting on eBay to look for wallpaper to make up for missing the Charlatans tonight on account of having no money. Er, how am I gonna pay for wallpaper?!

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  20. OH my god! I love that dress on you Vix. You look gorgeous. That's even cooler Jon was in a band.!!! xxx

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  21. Stunning. You are just absolutely STUNNING in these photos. :)

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  22. I think the dress is amazing and fits you to perfection. Happy pub evening, Vix! xxx

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  23. I love that Cole and Son wallpaper and why am I not surprised you got it off ebay! Honestly your look is wonderful and such a great pressie. I had no idea Jon was The Charlatans Jon!

    Hope you have a good time down the pub and next week I have a giveaway of sixties style!

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  24. That's what I immediately thought - addicted to love girls!
    Love the new wallpaper it's amazing and a wonderful bargain. And fancy that being your Jon how young he looks!
    Kandi x

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  25. That may be the most beautiful wallpaper ever! Love love love it! :)

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  26. Woah can't believe I didn't realise Jon was THAT Jon! Amazing.

    That wallpaper is beautiful, I am supremely jealous of your bargainous find! x

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  27. Wowza,very Blakes 7 AND Robert Plamer babe-ish!!! Looking like a hot tamale,really!!
    Love that wallpaper...how I yearn for bordello wallpaper for the lounge!!
    I reckon you and Jem could be brillant personal shoppers!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXoff to Kaikoura now,love you!!
    Helga!

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  28. The wallpaper is divine and what a bargain too! I love prints like that, so beautiful! & your dress is beautiful too!

    oh my, I remember Just Seventeen mag from my early teens! x

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  29. it really is wrapped to perfection! :D

    p.s. i am a new follower. :)

    <3, Mimi
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  30. u look HAWTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT....

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  31. As amazing as the dress is, my eye was immediately drawn to that gorgeous wallpaper. What a bargain!

    Check out Jon! That's quite the hair do.

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  32. I'm SO distracted! I've gone back to your post twice to see if you said what room the wallpaper is in....Don't see it. But what I SEE, I adore - the dress is so chic & the wallpaper is very elegant. I know you'll knock 'em out at the pub in that dress!

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  33. Wowzers! you look amazing! I adore your choice of wallpaper too... will look fantastic up.
    x Comtesse x

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  34. I love the dress on you...you look fabulous...have fun tonight!!


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  35. Jesus H Christ what a great post Vix! What a darling Jem is to send you such a pretty and thoughtful gift:). And hang on ... I remember the name of that band - now you've got me interested in doing some research. I'm sure the Phoenix will be a big help there. You snagged the best boy in the band!! Wallpaper. I'm dying. Dress, tights and hair ... Jon better keep an eye on you - you look so gorgeous! xo

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  36. The wall paper is amazing! And you rock that dress.

    xx Claire

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  37. You are right...the packaging is absolutely pretty and so is the dress and so are you wearing it!

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  38. Wow! You look super. The darts must stop mid flight when you walk into that bikers pub. Very jealous of your wallpaper haul - love the design! Thanks for pointing out your man, I was watching a Charlatans video the other day and wondering which one he was.

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  39. You look amazing in that dress. I wish I could pull of an up do but I have the same face shape as Lurch.

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  40. What a bargain! Looks fab.

    Love the dress, I think Addicted to Love vid definitely, you only need a flash of red lippie now to complete it. :)

    Have a great weekend gorgeous!xxx

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  41. Hi there-thats such a fabulous dress my dear!! have a great weekend too! x

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  42. Oh, Vix, you look stunning! So sleek and sexy! I love this look, personally! Charlatans??? Get on! "The Only One I Know"?? That was my teenage anthem! That is way too cool! XX!

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  43. this is one of my favorite outfits presented here! absolutely chic and feminine! looove it... <3

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  44. Oh Vix... you look ahhhmazing!!!
    I can visualise you in a Bryan Ferry or Duran Duran video! All mysterious and sultry...and yes for sure one of the Palmer babes! BUT... to me you look like you should be in a Bond movie!!!

    That wallpaper!! oh my! Jem's packaging... sigh... you and Jon!!! wow. Just WOW.

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  45. Great dress! :D And bless your Jon, I bet he has some great memoriblia!

    Sal xXx

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  46. Gorgeous wallpaper and gorgeous looking boy - lucky you! xx

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  47. YOWZA YOWZA YOWZA!
    You look absolutely wicked…I love it!
    I just knew that even though the 80s is not your fave fashion era, the dress would look brill on you...and I was so right!
    Fun for a night out, then you can always pass it on to a 80s devotee on eBay & get a few pennies to buy something you'll really love.
    Jon looks so cute in that flyer, what a devastatingly pretty young boy he was back then! I love looking at Marky pics from before we met; there are some rather uproarious ones from the 80s, all permed hockey hair & spray-on jeans...I still think he was gorgeous though ;)
    Both Mark & I love that wallpaper, it looks almost holographic.
    Yet another astounding Vix bargain of unspeakable proportions.
    The plumber came this morning, so the leak is fixed, thank goodness!
    I’m totally shattered now from spending several nights listening out for dripping noises & just generally being super paranoid & as my mum would say “painting the devil on the wall”…imagining the bathtub falling through the ceiling.
    Take care my love,
    Jem
    xXx

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  48. You look smashing in that dress. Timeless and very, very classy.

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  49. That dress is fab on you, can't wait to see what you do with the material!

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