Thursday, 13 January 2011

A Case Of Mistaken Identity

I had an appointment earlier today with a GP I hadn't met before. You look amazing, the doctor said, what on earth do you do for a living? What do you think, Doctor? I challenged her. She guessed at either a clairvoyant or a medium.

I wonder what gave her that idea? It must have been my aura, I wasn't dressed like this.
Black sheer dress by Ghost (Courtesy of Christina) and my new pendant (Dear Ivy) worn with gothic lace-up boots, velvet opera gloves, vintage beaded skull cap and a snake armlet (All vintage finds)
I'm always being wrongly labelled, Indian, Pakistani, Italian, Israeli, Romanian or Spanish are my most oft-assumed nationalities and if I'm not being taken for a lap dancer then it's a being mistaken for a lady of the world's oldest profession. Charming, perhaps I should reconsider those killer heels and fake fur coats but there again, perhaps not.

Ghost dress (darling Christina) worn with the usual silver jewellery (India)
Weird assumptions aside, I've been thoroughly spoilt again. The fabulous Ivy Black sent me a surprise parcel ...

....containing this stunning vintage gilt pendant, isn't it beautiful?

Antik Batik embellished silk kaftan (courtesy of darling Christina) worn with a vintage turban and TopShop wedges
...And Christina sent me all the dresses I'm wearing plus a rather fabulous nightgown and the Keith Richards book which I've wanted since it came out. After chatting to her on the phone earlier I laughed so much I cried my eyeliner off.


I never wear red, I think I'm a convert

I do love my blogging friends!

66 comments:

  1. Christina is so amazingly generous - she's sent you some divine dresses! Love you in that red one, you should definitely wear red more often.

    I don't think anyone's ever compared me to anything quite so exotic! Or to anything interesting really. I must just be a plain Jane!

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  2. Oh wow! The Ghost dresses are truly wonderful! You lucky girl you.

    Also, stick two fingers up to the ones who say you're anything but amazing! :D x

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  3. You always bring a smile to our faces, and our feet to the ground, no wonder we all adore you.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. You never wear red? Are you MAD? Ahhhhhh..

    I don't think clairvoyant is a bad shout. Burlesque artiste? And you KNOW that's a compliment. Something off the wall. There's no way anyone is going to peg you as anything boring.

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  5. Wow! You lok lovely in all those dresses and that pendant is gorgeous! God bless all ur blogging friends ;)

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  6. you do llok Ethic mamas..your mom does too..those clothes make you looke more mysteriously beautiful..love turbans..and yes you should wear read because your a fire sign amor...your so spoiled ,but that is so sweet of your kind friends.the pendant would go so well with all your witchy clothes...you celebrity.

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  7. That red dress is gorgeous and you look stunning. Love the ruffle down the center of the dress - gives it a very ethereal touch. You should wear red - u totally rock it!

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  8. What beautiful, beautiful dresses. What a wonderful friend.

    I often find it sad we define people by what they do for a living, most people are far more interesting than their jobs. You look fabulous always Vix and never let anyone ever tell you otherwise xx

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  9. So much fabulousness!! My God you look amazing in all of these dresses and you could so pass for a Spanish flamenco dancer in the red frilly one! Hand on heart! I'm a bit of a genetic mish mash myself and so am mistaken for every nationality in the book. Loved this post.

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  10. I love the psychadelic number but the red flamenco dress has stolen my heart - if I was slim I would defo wear that one!!

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  11. You look amazing, seriously amazing in that Red dress. Beautiful.
    You do look rather exotic, think it's the dark long hair.

    xxx

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  12. Wow! You are rocking all of them. I knew you would. They look perfect on you. The red is totally stunning on you! You must wear it more often.

    I'm still laughing about the Doctor thinking you were a medium. Genius. Lovely to talk to you earlier, you're brilliant xxx

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  13. Fabulous dresses - I love Ghost. I really regret selling a pale blue one that I had.
    Red is a great colour on you - wear it more!
    As for the labels - well, you're obviously indefinable, darling (in a good way)x

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  14. You look beautiful in all of those amazing dresses and I have to agree with the other commenters - you look FABULOUS in red and I'm really surprised that you don't wear it. I struggle to wear any other colour as I am so DRAWN to red that even when I want to wear annother colour I often struggle NOT to wear red!

    I especially love your Antik Batik dress - that is such a stunning print.

    You are beautiful, as always.

    Sarah xxx

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  15. Ah...you know what they say about assume! You do look exotic and you are definitely YOU!! Glad you like the pendant, it looks fab on you. The Ghost dress is stunning.
    xxxxx

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  16. I love the red dress and have added Christina to my daily reads. DH and I purchased a new vehicle last year. The salesperson looked at our hands and pretty accurately guessed what we each did for a living although we were dressed weekend casual. Creeps me out when people try to size one up based on external details.

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  17. Red really suits you!!! it gives you a natural tan !!!!!! :)

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  18. Aw, you do look great. I thought there was some Indian heritage when I first met you, but that's a compliment as I think it's wonderful to look exotic and interesting. At least the jobs she put to you were interesting ones. xx

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  19. Well one thing you will never be called is boring! You are an amazing and exotic lady and we love you here in blogland xxx

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  20. Vix that red dress WOW!! My mum is a psychic, you definately have that kind of aura. I have had 2 people convinced I am Russian lately!

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  21. You are very beautiful, Vix. There is something about you, and I can see why people would jump to exotic conclusions when trying to suss you out! I can only imagine how enchanting you would be in real life!

    I adore the shape of the red dress, so glamerous!

    xx

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  22. Hi my dear-all I can say is a big 'wow'!!! You look amazing in all these dresses and you so suit red, I'm very surprised you don't wear it more often, you look fabulous!! xx

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  23. I think you look fantastic in red! xxx

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  24. Oh, please do let me know what you think about the Keith Richards book as I haven't read it yet but am v tempted to buy it. xx

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  25. Red is amazing on you Vix, you must wear it!
    I can understand some people thinking you're from some exotic far flung place, always look wonderful ;)
    x

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  26. You received the most amazing dresses - and yes, you should definitely include red in your colour scheme, Vix. You look amazing! xxx

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  27. How generous! you look so fabulous in all of those dresses, Christina obviously knows you well. And red - definately wear again. I bought my other half that Keith richards book for Christmas, though he hasn't had a chance to read it yet. xxx

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  28. It's your ethereal qualities Vix! I think you have a Romany Gypsy vibe about you... only when you wear long, floaty things though. In your denim shorts, knee high boots and pussybow blouses you're definitely more 60s!

    Love the headpiece. x

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  29. I think it's awesome you are so often mistaken for another ethnicity. It just shows how glamorous and mysterious you are! ;)

    I love all these outfits. Sigh.

    PS. I never paid much attention to Cillian Murphy until Pluto. Now that I know what an amazing actor he is, I want to see all his films. Thanks for the recommendation. xoxo

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  30. You are quite simply stunning! I love those beautiful dresses on you - you MUST convert to the red. Smiling at all the wondrous possibilities of guessing what anyone does for a living. xxx xxx

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  31. Vix, you look amazing in everything!! Thanks a lot for this posting. Brought a smile to my face and I really needed to smile a lot today.

    Must Wear Red from now on!!!

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  32. LOL I'm not ethnically English but always get mistaken for that, or central European (which is one of the few areas NOT in my bloodline!).

    I love the cap and maxi, very mystical and magical!

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  33. LOL you are one of those people who could wear a bin liner and make it look gorgeous.
    You definitely don't look run of the mill and never will.

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  34. Woaah! You are a very very lucky lady! That pendant is divine!! I am drooling..

    You look fantastic in that red dress, it hugs your figure perfectly!

    Beautiful as always!

    xxx

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  35. Wow, Christina is really clever isn't she - you look divine in every one of them. I am so surprised you don't usually wear red, it suits you so well and is vibrant just like you. Speaking of psychic bloggers, I got your Indian socks in the post today - thank you so much, I LOVE them. I was wearing them around the house earlier but don't want to wear them through so am going to use them as my new bed socks instead. I actually just wore holes through mine so it is perfect timing! Thank you so so much, you are a dear xx

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  36. Lucky lady you are! I never used to be a fan of red either. But that red dress is GORGEOUS on you xxxx

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  37. You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens
    Oh living Aten who creates life.
    When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your beauty.
    You are so beautiful: you are great; gleaming and high over every land.
    Your rays embrace the lands and all you have created;
    You are Re and reach out to all your creations, and hold them for your beloved Son.
    You are afar, but your rays touch the earth;
    Men see you, but know not your ways.

    Thanks...sweet Lady!

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  38. people never belive what I do for a living either, although in my case it serves me well and helps me at work!
    I love the Antik Batik dress so much!

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  39. AMAZING! so bohemian

    www.pinstripeprince.blogspot.com

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  40. Gorgeous, just gorgeous, I don't know why you wouldn't wear red, it's fantastic on you.xx.

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  41. wow! people think you are indian... people never think we are indian. ha.. ha.. but its great what the doctor thinks of you:)

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  42. I love that red dress!

    Never mind what 'people' think you look like, as long as your happy with your clothes that's all that matters is that you're happy. Fashion should be fun after all :)

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  43. Red looks fabulous on you! My husband always gets mistaken as a native of whatever latin country we visit, me on the other hand, never get mistaken as anything other than British, apart from in New York, people seem to think I'm a native - until they really hear me speak!

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  44. I love the dresses, aren't you lucky ! :)
    And I can't say I've ever been mistaken for anything exciting, perhaps I'm super boring! xx

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  45. The red dress is stunning on you. I would take it as a compliment all these different identities, a life full of dressing up is far more fabulous than a life full of black trousers and dull blouses xxx

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  46. That is quite an array of assumptions people make! And a lap dancer, outrageous!
    My friend always gets asked if she's from Hawaii. She's Thai.

    What fabulous spoils from Christina. The red dress is utterly fabulous on you!

    x

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  47. Ooh lucky you, those dresses are fab! Love the job assumptions, don't think I'm interesting enough to be taken for any of them! :)

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  48. I agree = blogging friends are wonderful! You do need to wear red more often - it's perfect with your dark hair.

    Oh Vix, as my body begins to show signs of falling apart in middle age - you continue to be my inspiration. You look so fabulous!
    - Susan

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  49. You look absolutely beautiful.The outfits all suit you so well, especially the red one!I'm forever envious of your amazing style.

    xxx
    jessycalouise.blogspot.com

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  50. Red is a gorgeous colour on you, Vix! And those assumptions are hilarious! What were you wearing when your GP assumed you were a clairvoyant?

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  51. You should wear red and lots of it. You look mahvelous, dahling!

    Love,

    SB

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  52. Wow, red really suits you, you definitely should wear more of it. I used to think I couldn't wear it, but now it's my favourite colour! All these dresses are so stunning, you own the maxi dress. And the turban is incredible. Love that your doctor asked if you were a medium, random much!

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  53. I'm in love with the second outfit, very beautiful!<3

    ♥ kisses ♥

    http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

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  54. You look stunning in all those dresses - you really do suit a maxi dress. You look fabulous and I think it is a great thing that nobody can really guess where you for from or what you do - an enigma! Great post and thank you for commenting on my blog. Much appreciated.

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  55. Wowzers you are rocking some fabulous frocks there! A medium huh quite an odd thing to come out with as a haphazard guess. I often think of what people's perceptions of me are based on my appearance. I suspect they think me abit odd..I can't think of anyone I know who even wears lipstick, let alone bright red never to be missed lipstick! x

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  56. I love the glamour in your look. . you do have an international look, and I used to think you were a clairvoyant at first too!

    Your photo reminds me to go back to some shop to get a turban. I love how you rock it x

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  57. i love the red dress on you. it's a perfect colour on you.

    keith richards. i'd love to have met him in his twenties or thirties. his way to dress is/was soooo awesome. it's only rock n roll ... but i like it.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  58. PS. I forgot to say that pendant is GORGEOUS!!! xx

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  59. haha I don't think I'd want my doctor commenting but you must have really amazed her!

    loove the dress with the turban, the matching stone on the turban and your ring is just too cool!

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  60. I'd send you something, too - if I had anything that was your style.... Alas, I'm rather plain. Your exotic (and very natural) appearance leads to all SORTS of speculation, I see :)

    The red dress is fabulous. You look great in the color, but the style and shape of the dress is simply stunning - and on you, gorgeous!

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  61. All of those dresses are perfect on you! Red is definately your colour!

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  62. OhMYfreakinGOD!!! [apologies if my awe offends!]

    You look SO beyond divine!!! Christina chose such perfect dresses for you and that red! Ohmy gosh!!! GORGEOUS!!!

    Huh??? Lap dancer?? and a hoo... the hell thinks that???? HOW??? The clairvoyant thing, hmm, yes, okay but that's a movie stereotype... although you do remind me of Solitaire in the Bond movie... to me you're Vix Extraordinaire.

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