Tuesday, 15 February 2011

With Friends Like These


 A lovely friend gave me these earrings on Sunday and I received a wonderful surprise parcel from the fabulous Christina this morning, the perfect antidote to a miserably wet week day.


One of her friends used to do PR for the designer Warren Noronha and Christina had never got around to wearing this amazing dress. By freaky coincidence, when I googled his name I discovered he had Goan parents.




We've yet to meet but she's definately got my size sussed.




Behold more treats:


A beautiful card, a vintage cotton nightdress which I'll wear as a dress, Breakfast at Tiffany's (as I've never seen it) and a stunning silk dress which I'll show off another day.



How honoured am I to be included in Bella's Over 40 Fashion Bloggers post today? If you're a proud forty-plus woman get over there, add your name to the list and check out the awesome links. Blogging's not just for the kids, don't you know?

66 comments:

  1. OMG! That dress is absolutely gorgeous and fits you to a T! I love the Harlequin style diamond print! How lucky you are! That card is beautiful! Can't wait to see the other dress! xxx

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  2. You are very lucky to have so nice and genrous friends. But i am sure you absolutely deserve it!

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  3. Hi my dear-you look positively radiant and stunning in this dress, it looks made for you, lovely gifts indeed! xx

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  4. Beeootiful dress, Vix. Loving the earrings and I can't quite see the ring but love the colour.

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  5. Thats a rockin dress, both mod and hippy at the same time.

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  6. Score!!! That's an unusual and gorgeous frock!You look mega hot in it,you tasty wench.Adoring the earrings!! OH!
    And what lovely treats!! Just the kind of pick-me-up a girl likes!
    Love you!! Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  7. The dress looks great, what a good fit!

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  8. Dear Vixy,
    Wow, you look truly sophisticated not to mention SPECTACULAR in that dress, it fits you like a glove too. Well-done Christina!
    Those earrings are amazing too, stunning colour.
    You have a warm glow today honey…want to share your secret with a pasty-faced bloat like myself ;)
    I’ve got the sniffles again, buhu!
    Take care my love,
    Jem
    …xXx

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  9. Lovely dress and its goes well with those green accessories and the nail polish; blimey those earrings are stunners! I checked out the post and its great to see so many gorgeous and chic women - it just goes to show that with age comes confidence to buck the current fashion trends and dress for yourself. Love it! xxx

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  10. I want to see the SHOES! Very interesting dress fabric. VERY.

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  11. love this dress!it fits you perfectly.

    after three years blogging i decided to start 'following'. vintage vixen is the first blog i follow.

    http://www.wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  12. Vix you look stunning! That dress is beautiful. What a wonderful pakage to recieve. How come all I every recieve is bills!!

    X x x

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  13. Going to check Bella's blog right now. Where are those fabulous earrings from?

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  14. Mrs That's Not My Age: They are George at Asda believe it or not! xxx

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  15. You look an absolute fox!! Sorry Vixen! ;)
    Gorgeous dress on you, and love the earrings. Your hair seems to have grown quite a bit! Looking lovely.

    xx

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  16. I love this outfit on you .. you look fabulous xx

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  17. The dress is absolutely fantastic and it suits you grrreat!

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  18. That dress is absolutely fabulous on you x

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  19. That dress could have been made for you! I got Breakfast at Tiffany's from ebay months ago and have still not had any piece and quite to watch it, Ive never seen it either!

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  20. Fabulous green earrings and the dress fit you perfectly.
    People response to your amazing spirit and want to share their goods with you!

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  21. u havent see Breakfast at tiffanys??u need to see that pronto!!

    Congrats on being included in the list! u r fab!

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  22. You would think that dress had been made especially for you, it's absolutely gorgeous and fits like a glove. xxx

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  23. You've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's? You'll love it... it's fabulous! I love your frock little lady! x

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  24. You look absolutely dashing in that dress Vix!

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  25. congratulation for making it on to Bellas blog, you deserve it blogging is new to me and i have been following your blog for some time now and it has given me a gentle nudge to wear what I want when I want and to feel good about it, i have finally got round to organizing my wardarobe and i am having fun with my clothes after loosing my way for a while so thank you from someone you have helped without even knowing it ...
    Carol xx

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  26. @ Carol: What a lovely thing to say, I'm touched. Thank you. xxx

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  27. Hi Vix, wow I LOVE the dress, it's fabulous! Sarah x

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  28. Wow, what a dress - it fits you like a glove. Hope you love Breakfast at Tiffany's, it is one of my favourites xx

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  29. wow, wow, wow! you look absolutely amazing, and i'm so deeply in love with your earings!

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  30. This dress looks fantastic Vix! xxx

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  31. Dearest Vix, you deserve every good thing that happens to you because you're wonderful.

    I must say you are looking particularly radiant today. Hope you had a good Valentine's!

    The dress looks totally fabulous on you, I knew it would. I didn't pay that for it. It came in a bundle from the PR. How mental that Warren has Goan parents - I never knew that!

    You will make that nightdress look brilliant as a dress. Can't wait to see what you do with the silk one and what you think of the film. Call you tomorrow. Love you xx

    PS. Off to visit Bella's blog, it's sounds great! And she obviously has marvellous taste.

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  32. Congratulations on your feature at the Citizen Rosebud! And what a stunning photo of you there!

    I was talking about you in a comment on Bella's January No Man's Land feminism in fashion blogging post. It was a long comment, but I noted about you,

    "One blogger who popped right into mind as not obviously feminist but certainly feminist-friendly is The Vintage Vixen. I mean, she's lean, longhaired, sexy, dresses daringly, sensuously, and to flatter her form, but it's always been to please herself. She cooks and shops -- to please herself, and her partner cooks and shops too, to please himself."

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  33. That dress fits you perfectly!

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  34. You make that dress look amazing Vix and I ADORE the earrings! Thanks for the heads up - I'm heading over to play with the grown ups!

    Sarah xxx

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  35. wow Mamas love the diamond print..you have a hot body.your special and deserve loads of gifts.you will love Breakfast at Tiffanys, I never tire of watching it.those earrings are a fantastic color and shape amor.

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  36. That dress was made for you! It fits like a glove!!! Lucky you :) Xxoxox

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  37. Fantastic! You are so lucky to have such generous, fabulous friends, Vix! That dress looks stunning on you xxx

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  38. What a striking dress Christina sent you! Must go visit Rosebud.

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  39. What a great dress! You look absolutely stunning in it. I've never seen B@T's either, I always mean to. Also, I have to say that those green earrings are fab fab fab - I LOVE that colour on you.
    xxxxx

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  40. Wow! That dress is absolutely amazing, so unusual, such great fit. It looks like its custom made for you with that little oriental looking print in the white and all.

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  41. That dress fits you so incredibly well and looks gorgeous!

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  42. That dress looks perfect on you. Fits like a dream. Well done on making the list, though it is no surprise, you are fabulous, wear what you want and look amazing at all times. x

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  43. you certainly do deserve all of the lovely things you get as you are lovely !! :)
    and i can't believe you have never seen breakfast at tiffany's - i love it!! Xx

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  44. Beautiful dress! I love getting random parcels that brighten up the day.

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  45. Wow you look absolutely stunning in that dress! Hope you enjoy the film - I know it off by heart, I've seen it that many times.

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  46. Fab dress, really suits you! ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  47. Oh I only watched Breakfast At Tiffany's for the first time last year and that was only cos it was a special showing at my fave cinema. It's good but I find Audrey a little too perfect. George Peppard is bloody gorgeous in it though.

    That dress genuinely looks as if it was made for you. Christina has such a knack of picking the perfect things!

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  48. Oooooh what a lovely gem of a dress - it shows off your stunning figure and my oh my the EARRINGS!!!! I'm getting goosebumps right now:). I was going through some of your recent posts and have to say your trip to Goa must have been just what the dr ordered - you are looking so stunning beautiful - you could cut diamonds on those amaaaaaaaazing cheekbones!! xo

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  49. That dress is stunning and such a perfect fit on you. I adore Breakfast at Tiffanys, I may say it is one of my favourite films xxx

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  50. Damm, I've still got 3 months to go til I can proudly add my name to the over-40s blogger list. Will check it out now though. xx

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  51. The dress fits like a pair of gloves. And those green earrings, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so fabulous.
    I am glad to know that it is Christmas in your home everyday. I am not at all surprised.
    Much love and besos my dear Vix.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  52. That dress is beautiful and looks stunning on you xx

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  53. Thanks Vix for your comment on my blog.

    That dress definitely suits you, lovely x

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  54. That dress could have been made for you - she's certainly got an eye. Particularly love it against the backdrop of those curtains - lovely to see someone who embraces colour!

    Hope you enjoy Breakfast at Tiffany's...I was determined to like it because it was the favourite film of a man I once loved - but I can safely say it stands alone! xx

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  55. Isn't blogland just a wonderful place where you meet the best, most creative and most generous people?? :P :) Love it all, and just proves my theory that every single thing can and will look good at you Vix!

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  56. The dress is gorgeous! Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favourite movies, and Christina is such a doll.

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  57. You and your fabulous friends. Making me jealous of all your gifts! Looking great though :)

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  58. Vix, you do have the bestest and most generous friends! And she really needs to tell me the trick to figure sizes out... xxx

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  59. That dress looks amazing, you have such a fab figure. I can't believe you've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's! x

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  60. What ever happened to Warren Norohna? You look absolutely stunning in that dress! What a great figure you've got!

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  61. the dress is just beautiful, it fits you so perfectly! you've never seen breakfast at tiffany's before? have you watched it yet, what did you think? i adore the movie, my favourite audrey hepburn film alongside roman holiday. xx

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