Saturday, 26 November 2011

Wig Out!



You've seen this Bernshaw dress before (courtesy of the divine Curtise ) but what's that on my head?


..and on Jon's?


We threw a little party last night, the guests had to bring a bottle and wear a wig and rose to the challenge splendidly. During last weekend's Skype chat Krista talked me through making chilli Martinis and they went down a storm, I wish I'd made more.


The Lizs channelling their inner Hollie Golightly.


Al as Ozzie.


The party tree was decked out with seedless grapes, cherry tomatoes, mature Cheddar cheese, cornichons, silver-skin onions and various olives. The 1960s Apollo 8 vase held sesame sticks and Dee's party platter was filled with pistachio nuts, cashews and Seabrooks' jalapeno chilli crisps. The donkey cruet got his first outing.


Jon made his famous pizzas, Chicken Tikka and spiced German sausage for all but me.. my Gorgonzola, mushroom and mixed pepper one was cooked on a separate tray.



There was Greek-style salad and spicy jacket wedges, too.


Angel Delight with Smarties served in retro glass cups and a Lazy Susan filled with retro sweets.


I spotted these macaroons in the freezer at Lidl.


After a few drinks the madness started with an impromptu hairstyling session.


Stick to the day job, Liz.


Wigs got swapped around .....


...the hat cupboard got ransacked.


..and a good time was had by all.


 We're off to the pub later and visiting a vintage fair tomorrow, that's if Jon's sniffle doesn't develop into full blown man 'flu.

Have a fabulous weekend.

75 comments:

  1. Haha, everyone looks amazing! Great idea for a party, doubt any of my friends would really take to the idea though!

    xoxo.

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  2. Looks like a great night. I saw those macarons at Lidl; were they any good? Angel Delight is the best thing ever; great frozen too :)))))

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  3. A wig party how fun! Looks like everyone got in to it. The food looks delis too you sure know how to throw a shin dig.

    xx

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  4. Angel Delight with Smarties! I love it. Looks like a great party x

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  5. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh It would have been so good for my leg that martini, jejejej.
    You all look wonderful with wigs. I love your eyelashes and those gorgeous earrings, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Are there really macarrons in Lidl???
    I have to have a look here.
    You all know how to wnjoy life, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    100000000000000000000 kisses
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  6. Hahaha love it all, Vix!

    You look totally different with that wig on but still just as gorgeous!

    Jon's pizza looks so bloody good. He needs to open up his own home made pizza parlour! I bet the crowds will be piling in for a taste!

    I can't help but notice the plate holding the macaroons, it's gorgeous! I'd love to know what make it is!

    Good luck at the vintage fair tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing your spoils! xxx

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  7. awww, It was certainly a great party... you all look wonderful. And that food looks delicious, yummy!!!

    xx
    Pippy

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  8. Great dress - you wear it well! Looks like you had a good night ... I like looking at your party pics ! xXx

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  9. You certainly know how to party, looks amazing fun. ..and the food looks so heavenly, esp the pizza and potato wedges...oh and the retro sweets yum!

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  10. I went to a hat party once, it was most excellent. John's pizzas look ace - does he do takeaway?

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  11. damn, you guys know how to throw a party!! all the food looks great, and the wigs are fabulous too :)

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  12. You look fantastic in your dress and wig Vix! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, it made me feel heartwarmed. I'm resting up and will be back tittering again very soon! Em xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. What a great idea for a party! I love wigs. My new one is my favorite of all time. BTW, your eye-makeup looks terrific.

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  14. This looks like loads of fun! I love small parties with good friends, they are the best. -T

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  15. ha ha love Jon's wig hilarious!

    The 1st one really suits you I would love to own a wig just so sometimes you can pretend to be someone else and be different.

    You look fab as always, fab photos xx

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  16. your parties look so fun, everyone's outfits are fab!

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  17. Excellent wigs! Seems we like the same sweets too, the Lidl Sugarland stuff is amazing! :)

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  18. Eee, what a fun party! Those desserts look awesome xx

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  19. I'm coming over for some pizza, wig party and dress up;-)
    XX

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  20. Looks like a fab time was had by all, but is it safe to mix alcohol and angel delight?

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  21. Looks like a fabulous night was had by all :-) Love your photos!
    I threw a little dinner party last night too... it went well, apart from the kitchen almost burning down :-)
    Hope John has not succumbed to the dreaded Man Flu...

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  22. That's just my kinda party: friends, food and fun. Reckon I'll have to check out Lidl's too for those macaroons.
    xxx

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  23. Looks like a great party!

    How were the macaroons?

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  24. What a wonderful selection of pictures. Looks like a fab party.

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  25. That does look fun - its a shame wigs aren't more widely worn. I love the sound of your pizza topping (I'm a veggie too) - my husband makes great pizzas as well so I think I'll put in a request for a Vixeniana! xxx

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  26. You are a vision in this sexy lime green dress, MEOW! You are so tiny and have such a cute figure! I love that colorful chandelier too, your house is so homy! You guys all look amazing and I'm so happy the chili martinis were a success! I love all the yummies on the party tree, everything looks so amazing, but Jon's pizza has my head spinning, does he delivery :) I can't stop ogling at the pizza! You guys look like such a fun bunch I am sitting her pouting now because I missed out! I wanna live in Walsall!!!!

    I love the picture of you and Jon, you guys always look so happy!
    missyouevenmorenow~
    Krista

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  27. Your parties always look like fun! Loving the look of those macaroons! xo

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  28. Macaroons from lidl? Guess where I am headed this week!

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  29. What fun, and what a bod, you sexy thing in your line green number. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Good luck at the fair in the morning, I'm hoping to pop into a car boot sale. X

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  30. haha wigs in numbers looks so bizarre!

    very merry and happy photos :-) All of the food looks absolutely delicious, pizza, sweets, WEDGES yummy.

    Glad everybody got into it!

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  31. lmao! What a hoot! :D A blast from the past there seeing the Angel Delight!

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  32. This looks like so much fun! That dress is amazing on you!

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  33. Aww, my eldest went to a party today, when's it my turn? I want to go to a party at your house! You're looking gorgeous in green, and any gathering is improved by retro sweeties!

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  34. What fabulous fun and shenanigans. Looks like such a tremendous time. I love the party tree, it's ingenious, but I'd fill it up and eat it all myself lol. I love pickly things. Can't wait to see tomorrows spoils and hope Jon feels better soon. Xx

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  35. You always have the best times and you sure know how to entertain. The food looks fab, I'm too a lover of retro sweets.
    Seriously Vix, I am always thrilled to discover more about you. These posts especially remind me how free spirited, loving and wonderful you really are xxx

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  36. Looks like you had a great time!
    Wig party is a great idea.

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  37. A bring your own wig party - love it! Your parties always look like so much fun, I wish I could join you one day! Hope Jon feels better soon x

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  38. I love your dress vix!!!

    And cashews, pizza and angel delight?! Sounds like my kind of party!

    Jules
    http://andsuddenlyisee.blogspot.com

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  39. I love the wigparty idea! You look a bit like Sophia Loren :) That dress is just so pretty I love the color! Looks like everyone was having a blast!
    Karlene

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  40. Looks such a fun night. The second to last picture is really lovely, you look so happy :)

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  41. Looks like a brilliant time. You know how to throw a party,lovely.xxxx

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  42. You all look so very fabulous!!! What a very hip party you have had. So cool to see the pics from it, thank you.
    Green dress on you AMAZING!!!
    Happiness to you! V

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  43. oh, what a night! so fun!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  44. HAhaha that looks so much fun! And the smarties added to the angels delight is delicious.

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  45. Vix.....I love your dress! What a awesome idea for a party....my fave is the pink wig......that pizza looks so good!
    The wall picture behind you in your first picture looks very familiar as my grandfather bought one similar from his many travels.....either from India or the U.K!

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  46. What a fabulous night! You look AMAZING in the STUNNING dress - the colour is wonderful on you and I love your earrings and choker and eyelashes! Everybody else looks pretty gorgeous too and I love all of the fab patchwork going on (the cushions!) and the yummy bits n pieces. I am inviting myself over!

    Love! Sarah xxx

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  47. Wigs, hats, vintage clothing, delicious food (including macaroons!) and cocktails--definitely my kind of party! You and your gal pals look adorable in your wigs and party dresses.

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  48. AAAAAAAAAAAARGGGH!!! Fark ME what a splendid night you fabulous feckers had!!! O SQUEE I so wish I was there,I love a good wing/hat thrashing around with the MOST delicious looking food I've seen outside of a foodie mag for ages!!!
    You frigging FOXY wench,I adore you in that heavenly frock!!!You're all toooooo divine,I want to make love to you aaaalllllll!!!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  49. You wiggers look amazing! You wearing one my many fave frocks. everything and everyone looks so gorgeous. I want Jon's spicy pizza. Oooo the macaroons, I been wanting to make some from scratch.
    Besotes

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  50. So awesome--love all those wigs, though of course your real hair looks the best. Looks like a fantastic party.

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  51. Ah Vix, how I have missed reading your blog. You and your mates look like you have the most fun out of any one on the planet!

    I'm not blogging much these days as life has taken a whirlwindish turn: I am now packing up my apartment as I am marrying my British hunk in a month and immigrating to your part of the world in January! I know from your blog and from my hunny that the vintage pickings and jumble sales rock in Jolly Old - and since I am getting rid of almost everything before I go I am looking forward to vintage shoppping in England in the New Year!

    Kelly/aka Grunge Queen xo

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  52. You certainly know how to throw a party! Everything looks fabulous, from the food to the wigs to the decor. And the green gown is stunning!

    Have fun at the vintage fair!

    xo, Anita

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  53. A fun night had by all! Your patch curtains are amazing!

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  54. damn woman you look hot! and I might have to go buy macarons now...

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  55. now that's a house party! Looks like you have a rad group of friends - i love a good theme party too!

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  56. You look so gorgeous in green! I feel like I was at the party too. We even got to see the pizza and snacks! Well documented, and a great idea.

    Sophia

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  57. What a fab party that is! Your friends all look like great fun people! xxx

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  58. What a fabulous party! Everyone looks amazing! Your dress is fabulous!

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  59. brilliant....feel like I've been to a party!! actually have been up a ladder all weekend and seemed to have painted my kitchen ....tangerine!!xx

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  60. Hi my dear!! What a fantastic party, you and Jon certainly know how to put on a delicious spread and it looks like everyone had a brilliant time-I love your maxi dress too! xx

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  61. Superb wigs and great party!

    Macaroons in Lidl..? I am so THERE. I love the unusual bits Lidl sells at Xmas.

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  62. You all look so awesome! This looks like such a fun time.

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  63. Oh my goodness, totally drooling over the eats!!!!!

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  64. looks like you guys had loads of fun :D

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  65. amazing,everybody looks great


    www.fashionbong.blogspot.com

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  66. So happy to see that frock getting an outing, Vix, you look so wonderful in it!
    LOVE the idea of a wig party (no surprise there!) You and Jon throw the best parties, you always have great food and great mates and just a great laugh!
    Can we all come next time? Of course you've got room! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  67. Looks like you all had a lot of fun. Loving your fabulous house especially the patchwork curtain and cushions, gorgeous.

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  68. Love the dress and the accessories! And did I mention how that food looks too yummy?

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  69. What a great night,food looks yummy :)

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  70. What a great idea for a party. And the pizzas look scrumptious.

    I love it that hat cupboard got ransacked :).

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  71. Oh WOW you all amazing and fun ;-) Well you look stunning Vix that is one beautiful dress and one gorgeous shade on. It warmed my heart to see the party platter all filled up and being used ;-)) And wow that angel delight and smarties looked fab ;-) Hope Jon is feeling better, dee xx

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  72. I love everything about this party - I want to have a wig party!!

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