Sunday, 2 January 2011

Presents of Mind


My friends know me very well. I've yet to meet the lovely Amy from Blighty Boutique but she sent me a fabulous parcel on New Year's Eve crammed with vintage frockery, just my style and a perfect fit, too. This yellow crimplene number is just one of them.


I love vibrant eyeshadows, black eyeliner, in-your-face lipstick and shocking pink blusher, my dear old Mum used to call me "Subtle as a brick". These birthday gifts mean I won't need to buy any more make-up for months.


TopShop creme blush in Pinch, TopShop Brighton Rock lipstick, Lancome Ellipse eyeshadow in Aqua Pool and TopShop gel eyeliner in Etch. TopShop makeup is brilliant, I'm really impressed with the bright colours and staying power.


My oldest friend Liz creates bespoke, handcrafted bags. Knowing my love for poodles she made me this fabulous clutch for Xmas.


It's knitted and resembles poodle fur.

Isn't it amazing?


I was alcohol-free yesterday but hope to rectify that later as we're hitting the town with some friends. It's either going to be the biker's bar or a real ale pub, we'll let them decide and try not to bore them too much with tales of Goa.

Best not overdo it, we're out again tomorrow....my poor liver!

65 comments:

  1. Loving the dress but even more loving the poodle bag! xx

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  2. I've never tried Topshop make up before, love the funky packaging though. Lovely dress too what a lucky girl you are! Have fun this evening xx

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  3. Aw that dress is gorgeous! You lucky thing :) x

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  4. The poodle clutch is so amazing <3. Liz is really talented! She should open up an Etsy shop or something

    x x x

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  5. omg I'm such a thick. I just clicked the link and realised that she already has a site *palmtoface*

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  6. Hi there-gorgeous pressies for a gorgeous lady, love the poodle clutch and your dress looks lovely! Have a really great night too! xxx

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  7. Vixcita,
    that dress is vibrant and mysterious..like you amor..oooh top shop make up sounds lovely..I love loud colors more than light colors.."subtle as a brick." hahayy
    that poodle bag is just adorable..I didnt really drink for New Year's too..a little champagne to toast thats it.
    *hugs mamas*

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  8. Poodle clutch is fab, and a poodle in a headscarf is simply wonferful!
    Kandi x

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  9. Ha, that bag is ace! Loving the nail varnish too.

    Happy New Year!

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  10. pretty dress, hope you enjoy your night out
    xx fee

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  11. What a lovely dress, so bright and colourful, it really suits you. Thanks for the very kind comment on my blog, it's nice that everyone in blogland is so supportive. xxx

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  12. How lovely of her to send you those goodies. I have that blusher and i agree its fab. The poodle bag is AMAZING! x

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  13. The dress fits you perfectly, love the shape of the sleeves. And the clutch is so cute!

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  14. Love, love the dress, and it fits you like a glove. The sleeves are fantastic.
    What a brilliant idea parcel sending happiness.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. That is a beautiful dress and so flattering. I love those 70s leg o'mutton sleeves especially when they taper down to a narrow wrist. Crimplene is so practical too! That poodle clutch is a delight with its woolly 'fur' - camp yet cool.

    xxx

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  16. What a gorgeous dress! Who wants to be a shrinking wallflower anyway? No fun in that. You look amazing as always! xx

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  17. Poodle bag. Such fun, dahling. As Patricia Hodge says a lot in 'Miranda'. I need to be Patricia Hodge.

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  18. Wow, what an amazing friend! I love the dress your wearing, as if it was made for you!

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  19. That is an amazing dress on you and she must know you very well. Enjoy your evening and Happy New Year xoxo

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  20. Aw I love your clutch bag and wonderful haul of Topshop make-up, which I've never tried. Your dress is just ethereal - so beautiful! Happy New Year by the way! xxx Comtesse xxx

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  21. Great dress - I love leg of mutton sleeves! Been tempted to try Topshop's make up range - I like the shades of lippie they turn out especially the reds. Love your ring and matching nail polish too!

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  22. happy new year! im back from my family... back to blogland.
    this dress looks so amazing. i really love the details at it's arms!

    http://www.wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  23. The dress is stunning; it looks like it was made to fit you Vix. What a wonderful print and perfect colour. I haven’t tried Topshop make-up, I tend to stick to what I know (pretty boring I know), but the shades and colours look fabulous.

    Oh goodness the poodle bag too is so thoughtful and lovely xx

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  24. Fantastic dress Vix, and i love your poodle bag its gorgeous! Have a great night xxx

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  25. Oh I do wish you would tell me about the great picture of you at the top of your blog ,have a great evening and a Very ...love Jan xx

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  26. (continued)Happy New Year to you Both ...love Jan

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  27. I don't know how well I know you, but I sure love your enthusiasm for colour and black eyeliner. How sweet of Amy to send you this wonderful dress - you look amazing in it! xxx

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  28. I'm so glad the dress fits! It looks fab on you x

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  29. Another fab dress, they just keep coming, would love a nosy in your wardrobe! You sound like my friends - we have to go to real ale pubs when we're out haha :)

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  30. So lovely to have you back, Vix! Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and Christmas in Goa.

    Loving the dress and all the makeup! I'm a huge fan of Topshop cosmetics too - they're great quality for the price.

    Happy New Year! xx

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  31. OMG I love all these fabulous things!!! EEeeeek!
    Hasn't Liz made a gorgeous job of that clutch!!Soooo jealous!And of that frock,bloody HELL.
    And lovely makeup treats!To make you even more gorgeous!Wowza,baby!!!
    Love Helga! xxxXXXxxx

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  32. You look great in the dress and I love your green nails and rings.
    Had to laugh at the poodle in the headscarf!

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  33. You have some very kind friends Vix. Xmas and new year everyone's liver is on overload. OUCHY! x

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  34. Dear Vixy,
    the first thing that sprung to my mind when I saw you in this dress was 'My Fair Lady'...you look gorgeous!
    I don't know anybody who wears vintage maxis better than you do!
    I hope the post party haze has abated & that you feel rip roaring ready to take on another year of FABULOUSNESS Vintage Vixen stylee.
    Marky sends his love & best wishes too.
    ...xXx

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  35. For a minute there I was afraid you had sworn off the libations!

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  36. love, love the color and style of this dress. have fun!!

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  37. The color is making me think of Royalty as yellow is the royal color here.

    Christmas spent in the plane? That's interesting : > I was basically sick for 3 days but enjoyed it!

    Donuting,
    Berlin

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  38. The dress is amazing and you look so beautiful in it Vix! I also LOVE crazy coloured eyeshadows - and not applied discretely either!

    That poodle clutch is truly inspired - what an amazing and creative friend you have!

    Sarah xxx

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  39. Gorgeous dress and amazing fit on you. Love the little nipped waist
    You're looking glorious as ever!
    Great clutch and agreed on the topshop make up. I've became no.1 fan of their lippy's, fantastic staying power
    xxx

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  40. Hello gorgeous....LOve your dress....Happy Happy New Year:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Statements in Fashion Blog♥

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  41. Gorgeous dress, loving that poodle bag! Have a great night out ... :0)

    S xxx

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  42. Fantastic frock and your friend's bags are amazing.

    I've not tried topshop make up yet, make up for me is usually a case of merely colouring in my extremely pasty visage but I do feel the need to try out some colour. Maybe a lippy would be a good start?

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  43. Lovely dress darl! Great makeup too, reminds me I need some more! Thanks for putting me on to Amys blog.xx.

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  44. I've already commented, but just had to mention - Charlotte from The Style Rail went to a 'bar boot' - ie a car boot without the cars, but with cocktails. How fabulous does that sound?!

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  45. Happy new year beautiful girl !

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  46. Dear Vix, fabulous dress and I love the poodle clutch! I've never been good at natural make up either! Hope you had a great night. Speak very soon, love C xx

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  47. Subtle as a brick-- that's why we love you Vix!

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  48. That dress is magical- I love the clean but floaty lines of a 70s maxi!

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  49. Gorgeous pressies, Vix. How brilliant is the bag!xxx

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  50. Lovely dress!

    Fabulous post title, too!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  51. I love your dress! And I absolutely ADORE that poodle clutch! How adorable! Your friend is so talented. :)

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  52. That gorgeous maxi fits like a glove(gorgeous)and was simply made for you(love, love it:)!

    xoxo

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  53. Happy new year, Vix! Wishing you an amazing 2011. Hope your liver's recovering a wee bit (mine's not!). xx PS Yellow looks lovely on you.
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  54. I haven't tried Topshop make-up yet, I assumed it would be cheap and nasty so I will need to rethink that opinion and properly try it out. The dress from Amy is fabulous, she got you down to a tee x

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  55. Gorgeous dress. You look lovely in yellow.

    I haven't used Topshop makeup before. Will need to check it out.

    x

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  56. oh lovely dress, it looks wonderful on you.
    and how very talented your friend is to make such a lovely kitsch bag!! :)

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  57. Gorgeous dress, and the sleeves are prefect xx

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  58. Staying power in lipstick particularly is difficult to find, I think...The dress is SO "you" and the clutch purse adorable! Happy New Year, Vix!

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  59. By the way, am I just dense or have you never directed us specifically to your Etsy site?

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  60. My poor liver wishes your poor liver a Happy New Year!

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  61. That dress is amazing! Oh I wish I had the knack of hunting down such wonderful vintage bargains - I wish I could shower you with constant parcels of goodies.

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  62. Oh my gosh, the poodle hair! That is so clever! And the picture is very cute. Love that frock, it fits you beautifully!

    Lucky girl! xox

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  63. You have fabulous friends hon.... but that's because you're rather fabulous.

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