Sunday, 23 October 2011

Desperately Seeking Sobriety


We had a bit of a mad one last night starting at 7pm and ending up boozing into the early hours with the Hell's Angels at their new club house. We're both a bit delicate this morning and poor Jon nearly had heart failure when I appeared in the kitchen dressed like a reject from Desperately Seeking Susan.

1980s Hunza body-con dress (40p, jumble sale), vintage Ray-Bans (PDSA), lace tights (Xmas present 5 years ago), Alexa boots (£20, Topshop), 1960s fishnet gloves (jumble sale)

This is how I spent a large part of the 1980s dressed, big blonde spiral perm and all, except the boots were 16 hole Doc Martens and the dress would have been way shorter.



I'm on the wagon until at least Tuesday.



Thanks for Friday's fur collar love. Here's how to make your own.




Get yourself a cheap fur trimmed coat or cardi. This tweed jacket was 10p from a jumble sale yesterday.


Using a seam ripper unpick the collar from the garment, leaving any backing attached.


Machine or hand sew around the edges and attach around 18inches of broad ribbon or braid to the inside at the top of each side.


The finished result should look a bit like this:


Hope you're having a good weekend.

I'm off to examine my huge double jumble sale haul from yesterday and then catch up with my favourite blogs.
See you soon.

64 comments:

  1. Ah, I love it when you flirt with your inner muse;-)

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  2. Ha - you look so much better than Madge - well done!

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  3. Holy guacamole... WHO'S THAT GIRL? You look faaaabulous! I wore that dress too - with lace leggings and fluoro jelly shoes and a mega spiral perm and at least a can of hair spray! Looking forward to your jumbo bargains.

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  4. Hey you're back to blonde! That body con beaded dress is amazing! You're the sexiest throw back to the 80's I've clapped eyes on!

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  5. You hot mama! You look great in that body con dress and I adore the way you styled it! The boots are sexy! We must see pictures of you from the 80's with your permed blonde ringlets!

    Love those pictures so much! xxx

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  6. Wow I was sure I had the wrong blog when I saw you as a blonde and doesnt it suit you well.

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  7. Great hangover attire! Love the round-the-globe DSS theme this weekend... I had some uber kitsch fluoro-pink and black kitten heels with my black'n'lacey 80's wardrobe. And an old-lady cotton bra that came way down over my ribs, that I dyed flamingo pink... if I hadn't moved house umpteen times since then I would have hung onto all my vintage stuff ;) xx

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  8. I have to say I prefer you as a brunette but you look fab, you can so pull this off.

    How you made the fur collar was fab xx

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  9. How creative - I'll be looking out for a collar I can canabalise! Don't talk to me about hangovers - I get one after two glasses of wine nowdays :(

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  10. You look so cool! a perfect outfit to hang out with The Hells Angels.
    blonde hair totally suits you. love,love, your body con dress. You know how to rock it with them hot ass boots.
    genius fur collar tut. I love the ribbon so much.
    besotes

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  11. .... and..... I think the Guardian's been checking out your blog! Did you see capes are on their Wishlist this weekend? xx

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  12. Get you and Helga today, double Madonnas, brill!
    I spent most of the 80's and a fair chunk of the 90's with a massive black perm, crunchy and diffused loved it!
    Kandi x

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  13. such a fantastic hungover outfit, so funny watching you looking so fabulous!!
    And love the fur collar DIY, I think it's easy to do and fabulous to wear!!, perfection!!
    besos & fun

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  14. Stunning, so totally RIGHT, with you there on the DMs, thank the 80s fo sensible shoes!

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  15. You're such a tease, I want to SEE the 1980s you! Where are the photos? x

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  16. Oh my... You look soooooo different as a blonde! The whole blogosphere has gone DSS crazy... I need to get my act together lol. Sounds like you had a great weekend. Xx

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  17. You are too clever, even to manage a little fur-cape love-in teach-in while horrendously hungover...

    You remain a bloggy inspiration, Vix! Love the poodle-perm wig! xxx

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  18. I love your DIY collar. I made something similar with an old furry collar from a cardigan.
    Looking forward to seeing your jumble sale haul. I went to one yesterday but by the time I got there all the clothes were gone! :( They were doing fill-a-bin bag for £3!
    x

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  19. Great DIY. I like how you turned something affordable looking into chic. Keep in touch <3

    -Joyce
    www.carouselstreet.com

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  20. Haha you totally rock that look girl!

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  21. Gosh sounds like you had a good night!

    That look remind me of me all those years ago! I didn't have such long hair mind!

    Thanks for the tutorial.

    X x

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  22. That dress is AMAZING! & you're so clever at remaking things, I've been reading for a while and am always very impressed, I feel truly robbed now having paid over £10 for a fur collar from H&M today, I'm pretty sure I could've got an old coat at this mornings booty and re-worked it, doh!x

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  23. Really? The HA's? You're an adventurous gal. They can be a tough bunch. (I know -- I have several outlaw-biker friends.)

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  24. I love that picture, it's so not you! Hope you're feeling better :o)

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  25. O My word don't you look amazing as a blonde ;-) I would never have said that was you...you have the best fun ever ;-)) look forward to seeing your jumble finds. dee xxx

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  26. Heeeheehee! Not your usual style but you still look amazing. The crazy curly hair actually really highlights your incredible cheekbones - you could cut onions with those things xx

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  27. You look so freaking amazing in that dress!!!! You've got the perfect body for it. I do like you in blond...I still can't believe you used to be blond all the time! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  28. You are looking smoking hot Vix! Madonna who?
    Sophie
    x

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  29. I'd love a night out with you vix - bet its crazy fun. You look hot in the 80s get up. Also gret tip with the fur collar - brill :o) Scarlett x

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  30. I wondered what was going on when I saw a blonde haired woman under your name in my blogroll picture.
    I thought you had been Hijacked by an insane person. *HEHHEE*
    THANK GOD that's not the case, its YOU.

    My goodness I have not seen someone so 80's.....
    since the 80's. lol

    You surely can rock the look. I imagine Jon DID nearly have a heart attack!!! He probably had thought someone broke into your house *AHAAH*

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  31. NO way where did my dark delicious Vix go and who on earth is this tasty sweet but a bit trashy blonde?!?!?! Friggin killer outfit oh my God you look banging your body is smoking hot sweetie! Hats off to you for pulling this off after a night of partying with the Hells Angels. I'm sure that loved you!

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  32. and I almost forgot thanks for the fur collar tutorial I'm so gonna make one.

    BTW I can tell you don't have any eye make up behind those sunnies and you are a natural beauty!!!!!

    Tons of love and saucy kisses~
    Krista

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  33. Thank you so much for the fur collar tutorial! I'm going to try this out, I love this look <3

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  34. Hi there!! Wow you rock as a blonde and the hunza dress is soo gorgeous on! Fab fur collar tutorial, thanks for sharing! xx

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  35. Wooo hot mama! You look fab in that get up! Not as good as the black hair mind you but seriously quite a dish!
    Zowie
    Karlene

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  36. Wow vix! Incredible, love the transformation! <3

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  37. Desperately Seeking Vix. You look hella fabulous. There's always something so magical about black and white photographs xxx

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  38. Ha you look fantastic!!! I love it, enjoy your two booze free days :)

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  39. Bloody Hell! Bet it wasn't just Jon who nearly had heart failure! Hot Hot Hot!

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  40. I adore that 80s-esque outfit Lisa!!

    and great DIY - anyone can do that!!!

    Jules

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  41. O,holy fecking AMAZINGNESS!!! Feck me,I wouldn't have recognised you!!!Tee hee!You naughty little shits,up to the birds chirping pissing it up!I think I could do with a little detoxing myself,probably from tomorrow!Poor Jon,he must have got quite the shock to come across you looking wild and woolly!!!
    Oooo,did you say jumble?!Hurrah!
    Love YOU!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  42. Pouffiness notwithstanding, the blonde colouring really suits you! I am impressed how you can pull off looks from seemingly any era.

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  43. You look stunning! I spent much of the 80's dressed that way as well; lace tights, gloves and all. Fun!

    Thanks for the fur collar tutorial; I am going to hit the thrift tomorrow in search of one for myself.

    I hope that you're feeling better; hangovers are a bitch!

    xo, Anita

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  44. FAV post of the day lady!!! You look haute no matter you wear....totaly love this look...feel better...rest sweets:)

    Win a FAB frock from Shabby Apple!!

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  45. HA Fantastic!! That is some hair!! I did the Papa don't Preach 80's look platinum pixie .....my hubby says that no matter what I do he can always see me like that hehehe very memorable I guess lol!!...I was always in Doc's as well ....Love what you did with the collar that looks fantastic what a great idea!! ~Well sounds like you had a blast a few days of detox and you will be good as new!! how was your Diwali activities :) Have a Great week Love Heather

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  46. You rock the 80's look! Also thanks for the wee tut. I quite fancy making one of these - but I have so many things I want to make and I rarely seem to get around to making anything:(

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  47. Oh my goodness, stunning blondie! you look incredible in the dress, and clever with the fur-cardi.

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  48. Love the 80s look! Hope you're feeling better by now. Double jumble? Lucky you, looking forward to seeing the goodies x

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  49. Hee hee! Love it! You would have looked at home at the Hell's Angels pad if you were in that get up too!

    Love the collar.
    x

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  50. the blonde makes your face look so different! Quite like Cher, how bizarre is that.Love ya babe, forgive my crap, late comments lately, I'm sick as a dog with bronchitis, boo!

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  51. Did you have more fun as a blonde? Great take on the crazy 80's! Loving your stockings and booties.

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  52. That's exactly how I dressed and I think I had about three spiral perms in total till my hair looked like a brillo pad!

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  53. Clever you re the collar and am loving the Desperately look.

    Good luck with keeping off the sauce until tomorrow!

    Ali x

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  54. I thought I hated fashion from the '80's but clearly you can change my mind about anything. Oh you look tasty, wet or dry.

    Were you really hangin' with Hell's Angels? You are one serious rocknroller! xo. Bella Q

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  55. I really want to see the real 80s Vix - get that scanner going!

    Great idea on the how-to, I'd never have thought to massacre an old anorak.

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  56. WOW! I thought I was having flashbacks. I don't much remember the 80's and definately not the 70's, but I do have some pictures with glorious permed hair cut in a mullet. -T

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  57. hello blondie, did we met before?
    so fun!

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  58. The title is so funny!
    Sounds like some interesting proceedings, you suit the rocker look!

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  59. Sorry to be SOOOO late commenting but I had to let you know how amazing you look!
    Bet the Hell's Angels LOVED you!
    I spent the 80s with a perm and used Insette hairspray like there was no ozone layer to worry about. Which there isn't now, thanks to all that spraying... whoops. My hair was dyed, permed, hairsprayed, and crispy. Nice.
    You've still got it, Vix, as we can see in that fab dress. Woo hoo!!!! xxx

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