Thursday, 3 November 2011

Inherited Treasures



I nearly passed out with excitement when the postman arrived bearing a parcel from my fabulous friend, Krista yesterday. 


A patched-up denim mini, studded hair band, scented oils, a beaded shawl, a touring guide to Scotland (we've chatted about how we'd both love to do a road trip there one day), a Shiva fridge magnet, a mystic keyring, fairy dust, a rocking CD compilation .............


....... the most insanely fabulous selection of jewellery...


...and these trousers!

I must have lusted after some perfectly fitting black leather pants for over a quarter of a century. The second-hand ones I've always found have that typically 1980s unflattering tapered leg with a waistband that reaches my armpits. These hipster Fly Girls beauties were Krista's when she was in college and now they're mine. I love them!


It seems only right to wear Krista's pants with another inherited piece, my Great-Great-Grandmother's mourning jacket, circa 1860.


Rock chick leather pants and a jet encrusted bustle? My namesake, poor old Queen Victoria, would be spinning in her grave at the audacity.



 Barry M's looking a bit tired today, luckily my bling takes the attention away from my tatty fingernails. I'm been on a creative roll this week and my nail varnish has suffered.


Leather pants & Victorian jacket worn with purple vest (50p, car boot sale), Suedette platforms (£5, local boutique) and 1970s Panda hat with metal band (£4, Birmingham Settlement)
Krista, you rock!


61 comments:

  1. umm, hello! you'd fit right in southern california in this outfit. rocker chick chic gorgeous.

    xo
    janet

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  2. Krista definitely has good style and how sweet of her to think of you. I'm loving all the fancy cool jewellery, your hat, your presence and the outift;-)

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  3. That Krista TOTALLY rocks! What a wonderful parcel! that jewellery!!So perfect for you!
    Who else but you would think to pair funky leather trous with a Victorian jacket?!Fecking fabulous,I just love this look!How very special to have the jacket,for starters!!!You're special,Krista's special,we're ALL special!!!!
    LOVE YOU MADLY!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  4. Wow Krista hooked you up rocker style. your nails are getting longer.
    you look hot in these leather pants amor. bustle coat is so steampunk. I been lusting over bustles for awhile.
    besos

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  5. Hi my dear-wow, what gorgeous pressies from Krista, no wonder you were so excited, the pants rock and the Victorian jacket is simply awesome!! This is such a stylish and unique outfit, one of my favourites on you xxx

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  6. The back of that jacket, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. Krista sure does rock, as do you, you gorgeous be-bustled creature!
    You are the queen of audacious styling, so the combination of Victorian mourning jacket, leather pants, mega jewellery and 70s pimptastic hat is perfectly you!
    Great parcel, great outfit, great balls of fire!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. ohhhh, so fabulous leather pants, and so awesome ensemble, love you're wearing an inherited piece with so much style!
    and really love that purple touch and your magenta hat!
    besos

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  9. This is gorgeous! what a fantastic parcel xxx

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  10. Vix those leather pants are divine! what good taste your friend has xxxxx

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  11. I think it's a case of "Vix, YOU rock!"
    Fab-u-lous, gurrrlfriend! (Don't forget the little zig-zag hand wave!).
    Love the colour mix too. How amazing to have inherited such a family heirloom AND be able to fit into it. Jammy!
    Don't know Kristas' blog...think I'll have to make a little visit!
    Z xx
    PS I think Queen Vic'd just be dead jealous!!!!!!!

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  12. those trousers ROCKS!

    And, I love the purple with the outfit! Très Chic!

    Jules

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  13. Check out all that loot! And those pants hubba hubba. I'm highly inspired by ur jewelry as well. Thanks.

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  14. I love your fashions and also your taste in music.

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  15. Oooh if only I would look so good in leather trews!

    God I abosolutely love this outfit and that mourning jacket is absolutely amazing. The stuff of dreams back in the day when rocking the goth look. In fact those sorts of things are still in my dreams but due to to much expansion they are staying there! lol.

    What a great haul and how kind of Krista. Loving all that jewllery. What a brill post!

    That definately is one rocking look.

    Vix I may well have to start living my life vicarously through your amazing outfits.

    MBB x

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  16. Totally amazing combo. I can't believe that a) you've got a jacket from the Victorian era and b) it fits you like a dream.

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  17. Looking fantastic as ever, not many people could pull off that look Vix!x

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  18. What a lovely package to receive! All those jewels on your fingers look amazeballs x

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  19. That is a pretty amazing package if I do say so myself.
    And you really suit this look too.
    You look like a bad ass Chic! ;)

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  20. What an amazing friend. This outfit looks great. I love the leather trousers.

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  21. Krista is so perceptive, always seems to know the right time to come up with something to lift the spirits. LOVE those leather trousers, I know exactly what you mean about the 80's style ones, usually slightly baggy on the thigh too - awful! I always see ones with 'CLASSIC Woman' on the label - catalogue I think.
    The stories behind today's look are priceless, nobody could recreate it. That is very special.

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  22. amazing outfit, love your jewellery collection!

    xoxo.

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  23. Krista's definitely tuned into the same wavelength as you, Vix! Bloody Kisses is a great album too.
    xxx

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  24. Krista does rock!!!!!!!!!
    I am at this very moment trying to stretch my size 8 leather pants into 10's! It is working except for the waist!
    I'm using shower steam and putting them on wet (which is a feat in itself) and they are forming to my arse and thighs.
    I suppose only losing a couple inches will make the waist fit,LOL!
    You look awesome and I am so jealous ;)
    xXx
    Reva

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  25. Wonderful, WONDERFUL outfit. I love the mix of leather and Victorian, so rock chick. And how sweet that Krista made you a mix tape, awww! xx

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  26. You HOT BABE!!!!!!! I am so happy those pants have your sweet ass in em'! They show off your amazing figure!! I am sleeping better now knowing they have a new exciting life ahead of them :) Your great grandmothers mourning jacket is just perfect with the pants, the detailing on the back is so gorgeous! That jacket is 150 years old, no way~ that totally blows my mind! I love that you have that!

    The hat I am in love with too, the big silver band my fav. I love all your chunky rings, you wear bling like nobody else girl! Thanks for always inspiring me to be FRIGGIN FABULOUS.
    ILOVEYOUBUNCHES!!!!!
    Krista

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  27. What an incredible outfit!

    As for the parcel, well you get the best post! I am very jealous. All I get are bills. bummer or what.

    X x

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  28. Vix I`ve just come back from a fashion show in town and one of the sections was vintage and honestly the stuff was awful. I said to my Sis that your stuff would s**t on it!
    You make outfits with serious style!
    Dx

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  29. Love everything but lusting for the hat and the jacket you lucky lady to wear family history.Have you a heap of old family pics too?

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  30. You finally got into Kristas pants!? You look amazing! Woo for Type O !
    I love your necklace, it's so hard to find that type of jewelry here.
    Who notices your nails (though pretty color!) when you have two arms full of gorgeous bangles?
    Karlene

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  31. I just love that mourning jacket. It's fantastic that an item like that is being worn today as everyday wear. I used to have a Victorian satin handmade skirt with loads of excess fabric at the back where the bustle would have been. I wore it to death til it started falling apart.

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  32. What a fabulous parcel of goodies. You really must do Scotland some time, though Scotland as you may be aware is my Goa (and from your posts I feel I must do Goa some time too!) The outfit is amazing, just wish I could do justice to a pair of leathers the way you can. xxx Linda

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  33. Where's your band? ;D The hat is outstanding!

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  34. I cant believe that your family kept that jacket for all this time, and that it looks so perfect right now with your outfit! I love getting nice parcels off my friends too :)

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  35. Wow, the outfit is incredible...It's amazing that the jacket has survived so well! The little tail at the back with jewels is to die for! And those pants fit you like a dream! You look divine Xoxoxox

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  36. Wow, that mourning jacket is amazing. I love that you paired it with leather pants. Your whole outfit probably spans three centuries. Now that is some mad style mixing skills.

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  37. you sure rock this outfit & what a lovely friend....love the whole package too! It is so amazing that you have your great grandmothers jacket......so cool!

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  38. I'll let you off the tatty nails as the outfit is AMAZING!
    xx

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  39. You ARE a rockstar lady! Such an AMAZING outfit. I am getting a little jealous of the epic packages you receive in the mail - this one was like a days worth of epic second hand shopping delivered to your door:D

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  40. Yet another great look on you, Vix, is there anything you cannot wear!?

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  41. hmmm I just left a comment but I don't think it went through sometimes blogger in the Middle East is all in Arabic and I can't understand what I am doing lol!! Sorry if this is a double comment I will try and remember my previous rant....You look Amazing and I agree with the first comment so So~Cal...makes me miss California totally normal to be in a flower dress one day and then all black the next thats Cali!! My house is near Mexico and I heard someone call my area Lo~Cal is that funny had me giggling apparently So~Cal is more North!.....Enjoy your new treasures from your Magic Mailbox...your are so Blessed to have such wonderful friends!! I had amazing curry last night for dinner my neighbor traded me a plate of her dinner for a plate of my dessert(tiramisu)...her house keeper from India made it I need to figure out how to get the recipe I was in curry Heaven!!hehe Have a Fantastic Weekend Love Heather

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  42. We should work on that.
    travel the world enriching each other. I would take you tapas and pintxons any time.
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  43. I LOVE the mourning jacket, but my fat ass would never fit into it.

    I hope you and Jon have a great weekend. Wish we could meet at the pub for drinks.

    Love you, Vix!

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  44. Yes Krista you rock, what fabulous items you sent Vix!
    The hat is Vix is fabulous, like the color violet - the laced boots you have in the other post can not find them here, so jealous!

    Feel better today - the aches and pain moved around but i am off the couch today which is good!

    Have a good weekend my friend - lots of love - Ariane xxxx

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  45. The mourning jacket is absolutely magical and looks great with your new leather pants. A pre weekend visual delight!

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  46. You look fabulous. What a gorgeous package and wonderful memories in the clothes makes them all the more special. Have a lovely weekend, dee xxx

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  47. Krista totally rocks, what an amazing parcel and you look incredible in the leather pants. I also love how you layer your jewellery, you inspire me every post Vix. Scarlett xx

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  48. Oh, you should so do a Scotland road trip. I'd love to see the pics and meet up if you came to the central belt. I can see you having a blast at the Clachaig Inn at Glencoe (live music and lots of dancing in the boot bar is a must!). xx

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  49. Is that a METAL BAND on your hat?! Incredible!

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  50. Wow. U r so stylish. Beautiful pieces on your hands and fingers. You have a great taste. Love your outfit.amazing boots..
    Im a new.Blogger. feel free to check out mine.
    I'm following you.
    www.thesanktuary.blogspot.com

    Xoxo

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  51. All good things come to those who wait (especially the leather pant kind) xxx

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  52. Hiya

    Thanks so much for your comments on my blog you are very kind.

    Ilove your outfit you look fab xx

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  53. KRISTA ROCKS! She knows you so well.

    Those pants are KILLER and that coat is AMAZING and together, this is the MOST FABULOUS OUTFIT ever!

    Honestly, my FLABBER is GHASTED!

    Love! Sarah xxx

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  54. Cool stuff.You look amazig ad I love the bustle and those pants.xx

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  55. This is possibly one of my favourite outfits ever - and that's saying something! Love love love rock chick chic - and your accessories as usual. 10/10 for Krista! xx

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  56. OH.. MY.. GOD! This is the most amazing outfit EVER! The leather trousers, gorgeous gothic mourning jacket, and purple vest and hat.. perfect!

    The parcel of goodies from Krista is out of this world! I love Type-O-Negative! Black No1 and Christian Woman was all me and Pyf were singing last week! He can do a great impression of Peter Steele's singing voice.. it's quite creepy! R.I.P Peter Steele! xxx

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