Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A Rockin' Dolly & Dollyrockers



Emma, a lovely reader, sent me this especially customised vintage Xmas fairy and I absolutely adore her. Dripping in bling with her black hair piled into a top knot, lurex hot pants and go-go boots, who on earth could she have got her inspiration from?

The postman's been a busy boy today. I also got a fabulous parcel from the gorgeous Kitty.


 I do love a Dollyrockers label and was beside myself with excitement when she sent me this fabulous velvet & taffeta halter-neck mini dress to add to my collection. Dollyrockers was a collaboration between Samuel Sherman and Dolcis shoes and modelled by Pattie Boyd, one-time girlfriend of George Harrison and active between 1963- 1975.


Along with the frock and a heavenly vintage waistcoat (to be seen shortly) Kitty also included an amazing Woodstock DVD and a fab maxi dress pattern.


It's freezing here today and there was a covering of snow when I got up this morning. I'm hoping to wear this frock when I'm out with the girls on Friday night but by the look of the weather forecast it seems like it'll be accessorised with my wellies and a thermal vest..brrrr!



I made this muff (stop that Sid James'-like sniggering) from reconstructing a couple of fake fur hats and lining them with a red fleece all found at jumble sales. The gold muff chain was my Great-Grandmother's. My awesome witchy pal La Dama sent me the brass choker.


Here's some of my other Dollyrockers numbers:


Mine. all mine!



I may be a hardy Northerner but even I'm not brave enough to show my bare back to the world today.


There's no excuse not to have a Xmas tree up now, looks like Jon'll be sent out into the garden with his chainsaw later!

81 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that doll is sooooooooooooo gorgeous,and soooooooo you. What a magic present!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  2. Well im smiling from ear to ear after seeing the doll ;-)) That will be one wonderful decoration to admire and love every year ;-))dee xx

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  3. How wonderful. It's like a hybrid of you and La Dama - imagine that!
    Muff jokes, I shall resist, difficult, but I will.

    Love that dress, my favourite style.

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  4. OOh you must be well 'ard to have that dress on at all, it's a Qld summer dress at the best of times!! glad you like it, keen to see what you do with the tie-less waistcoat.xx.

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  5. sO NICE I love reading ur post, I already told u, u inspire me a lot !! I put u to my blogroll hon !!

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  6. sO NICE I love reading ur post, I already told u, u inspire me a lot !! I put u to my blogroll hon !!

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  7. sO NICE I love reading ur post, I already told u, u inspire me a lot !! I put u to my blogroll hon !!

    www.like-mousse-au-chocolat.com

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  8. She's brill, I love her sassy attitude. Can't think who she reminds me of. And I'm fiinding it hard not to snigger at the word "muff". Gets me every time. Em x

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  9. Wow great present!
    That doll is perfect!!! and so you!!
    Vix, you have a beautiful smile, yeah!

    xx
    Pippy

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  10. Hahaha, laughing a lot at Lucy's comment that the doll is a hybrid of you and La Dama. It's uncanny. Love it. Lovely muff!

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  11. thanks for explaining the dollyrocker label to this californian vix. you look fabo in your gift. and i love that you can send jon into the woods to get your tree. how darling is that? stay warm my friend. xo janet

    ps - thanks for posting on the ethical fashion bloggers too!

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  12. Haha, the dolly is fabulous! An the frock is an excellent addition to your collection. (You should start charging admission, I'm sure there's fashion museums with fewer pieces than you)

    x

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  13. Ooh, I do like a muff (fnar fnar). I'm dreading wearing my little frocks in this bitter cold too. Xx

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  14. the doll is really different & interesting!!

    and u luk really cool..especially the neck piece is nice!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com/

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  15. your hair looks really, really pretty today and I loooove the outfit!

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  16. Loving your muff, Vix! (I do apologise but I couldn't resist... I'm the Carry On generation, double entendres are obligatory!)
    That doll is just brilliant! If she doesn't make you feel festive, Vix, nothing will - get her on that tree immediately!!
    Your Dollyrockers collection is superb - I've only ever come across a couple in vintage shops with high price tags... One day, I'll find one for under a tenner in a chazza. Along with an Enid Collins bag for £2 and a Biba original for a fiver. It will happen!
    Great little frock from Kitty, looks wonderful with your beautiful coat. Wrap up warm, love! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  17. The doll is, well, a total doll! The minidress is adorable. Stay warm and have fun putting up the tree.

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  18. thats the best tree topper ive ever seen!!Its definetly gotten drastically colder hasnt it! But the muff (hee hee is it bad i cant even type that word without giggling like a school kid!) is perfect for this cold weather!! xx

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  19. It looks like you have generous friends, too! Nice gifts.

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  20. Oh god, she is brilliant! A properly fab fairy. Your frockage ain't s'bad either. Stay warm.
    xxxx

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  21. Great outfit today, I especially like the coat! You amaze me with the projects you are taking on considering you haven't been sewing all that long. You are fearless!! Can't wait to see the tree!!

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  22. Hi my dear-what a gorgeous addition to the Dollyrockers collection, it really looks fabulous! Your Xmas tree dolly is great too, very cute! xxx

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  23. I wish I lived closer so I can shop with you........and have wine of course! Love the style!!

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  24. WHAT A DOLL FOR A DOLL! AND THE DRESS YOU HAVE ON IS GORGEOUS, I WOULD WEAR THAT MYSELF ALTHOUGH A FEW SIZES LARGER! LOL! X

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  25. Hehe muff, sorry can't help but titter. :)
    I LOVE that little doll, sure you have a dress like that tucked away somewhere. You must! It's fab.
    xx

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  26. that doll is so gorgeous! I love your outfit, and all your goodies sound fab! :)

    Jules

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  27. The doll is simply amazing Vix!
    I love the dress the waistcoat - I have waistcoat here you might like...i was thinking of maybe sending to you - you being so small and has been sitting in my closet for a long time - it is leather and fabric with a hood - I will take a picture and send it to you - I wonder how much it will cost to send it to you -

    Our tree has been up for a while

    Lots of love - Arianexxxxx

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  28. Hahaayyy! Our hybrid mona! she sure man stands like me and has my creepy stare ,but she has your hairstyle,lurex frock and boots.
    You look ravishing in your new Dolly mini dress.Kitty is such a sweetheart! I want your coat and muff. Brass necklace looks gorgeous around your delicate neck.I been thinking of muffs. What a great idea! since it has been to cold for me to walk down the village.
    Besotes

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  29. Wow that doll has some Fantastic Eyes lol!! The better to see you with my dear hehehe......And wow I am always amazed to see your dress collection you have gorgeous dresses. I have not heard of Dolly Rocker....learn something new everyday :) And what a genius you are great way to use those fur hats!! Super cute muff!! Oh bare back in winter you would have to be a polar bear indeed!! ~Have fun putting up your Christmas tree xx Heather

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  30. G and I are admiring your MUFF!!!!
    (Yay,Sid James!!!) I think G wants to get out the werthers originals....(not sure if that's a local joke)
    Yay for Kitty,what a sweet and fabulous frock!!And all the way from Oz!I think you fully qualify as a Dollyrocker collector now!!!
    Goes fab with those amazeballs boots and tights!
    SNOW?! Ugh.Not a fan.Humpers is a fan of you though,he's purring away in G's arms as we all perve at your muff.
    That doll is frigging hilariously brillant!!!!She has an evil glint in her eye,she must be eying up some booze!Hurrah!
    Love you like luciousness!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  31. I'm so pleased you like her! She's lost a few fingers but one hand is doing the thumbs up and the other is in a heavy metal salute so it's all good!

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  32. Fabulous doll! As a doll collector I am seriously Loving this! Amazing outfit too!

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  33. Love your hair here. Fantastic doll

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  34. Awesome pressies! The doll is fab but her scary possessed look is creeping me out a bit! :)

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  35. Great presents, but I'm with Faff - the doll has creepy eyes! You're getting quite a collection of Dollyrockers numbers x

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  36. That doll has made me smile so much! Aren't you lucky getting sent these kinds of things?! Emma :)

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  37. You have a mini me! Not quite as stylish as you though ;) What a wonderful present to recieve!
    Sophie
    x

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  38. Mwahhhh that fairy is fabulous, get a tree up her bum quick!
    Kandi x

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  39. That doll is amazing, she knows you well.

    X x

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  40. That is quite possibly the best angel i have ever seen, she is lovely :)

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  41. I love your fairy Vix! its fantastic xxx

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  42. That's a fantastic present!!! Readers can be so sweet! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  43. Gorgeous dress, you're the only person I've ever seen who can rock a drop-waist!

    xoxo.

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  44. wow thats fabulous I would love a doll of myself xx

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  45. Holy Moly - that dolly must become a car mascot immediately - I can just see her leading the way on your festival adventures, sat on the campervan dash!

    As to Dollyrockers - what an utterly FANTASTIC brand name - and what fab frocks - you should write a histoire and self-publish it on Blurb or Lulu.

    And now I must go find fake fur goods to eviscerate and make me own muff ... Here's a Sid James laugh for you - oooh Matron.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj7D65SFOhM

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  46. The doll really like you in the banner picture. Personally i like you are free to express boho or gypsy style,if i am not wrong saying this.

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  47. You & Dollyrockers go together like peas in a pod. You look amazing in every single one of your Dollyrockers garments!

    I absolutely adore your rocking Xmas fairy as well! I'd make one myself, but I don't even have a tree to put it on this year.

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  48. Oh oh I loved looking at the collection of "Dollyrocker" fab frocks, you are the perfect model for all of them. Time machine please move over Pattie, Vix is the lady for the job. Sending happy rays of sunshine to you, so you can wear that gorgeous dress with out thermals. Love V

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  49. Love that adorable fairy--you should make it the official blog mascot--lol.

    And that coat you're wearing is fab.

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  50. Love that dress.very cute and the furry muff.Love it.That dolly is so cool.What a great present.Also love the choker Dora sent.She always has cool jewelry.I will try to send some warm weather to England from the dirty south.We get chilly mornings at the moment but by 11 or noon it's in the 60's I end up not needing my little sweaters.It's frustrating down here.xx

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  51. For some reason the doll looks TOO alive to me, like it might suddenly move!

    I love that mini, especially the frill round the skirt.

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  52. Love your muff, and the Dollyrockers dress (how about wearing a fur coat on top?) - absolutely terrified by the doll. She might be a disco queen, but for me she belongs to the 'creepy children'. xxx

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  53. That doll is amazing - got a very creepy stare - love it! The dress is awesome too and what a great collection you have! Scarlett x

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  54. Your hair looks amazing. I think you should wear the dress with some thigh-high boots. I'm sure you have some in your closet. You're a lucky girl to get such nice gifts.

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  55. This doll is friggin killer, so sweet and creative, LOVE IT!!!!!! Dollyrocker, with a name like that it's bound to be killer! Such a sweet little dress on you and those legs Vix they just go on forever! I love your MUFF :) but you knew that :) Yeah for shopping down a real tree, can't wait to see. Stay warm love!!!!
    bigkisses~
    Krista

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  56. very cute dollyrockers dress ... and such a fun angel doll... she looks so cute, hot and a little scary at the same time.

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  57. Oh please show us some photos from inside the Woodstock annual! That Christmas fairy looks like she wouldn't stand any messing from Santa & his elves.

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  58. That doll is so glam and fabulous - it's so you! xx

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  59. oh i love your adorable maxicoat! hey the doll looks as sexy as you;) and how clever you are making the muff of fake fur hats love that idea!
    kiss,mary

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  60. I had not heard of Dolly rockers until today, but thanks to this post I will be on the lookout for a fab frock of my own. I love it!

    And the doll iadorablele; what a great excuse to put up a tree. I really must get around to that myself!

    xo, Anita

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  61. That doll is totally a mini you! Although those eyes look slightly scary to me x

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  62. Oh jay-sus, life is incomplete without a muff. I am muff-less and pining for one, but never to be found (or probably needed) here. Kitty showed me the gorgeous Dollyrockers frock and said it was earmarked for you and I squealed in delight ... yes, it certainly is YOU!!! And you are the best model for all your beautiful, precious Dollyrockers frocks:)) xoxoxo

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  63. what an awesome present! That fairy is so cute and so you. Very cool dress, I had never heard of dollyrocker before.

    xx

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  64. love, love, love your dollyrocker's dresses! and that you snapped each of them for less then a tenner is amazing, too!

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  65. What a great collection of dresses! I love your coat and boots too.

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  66. I hadn't known about Dollyrockers before, thanks so much for mentioning it, I'm in love!x

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  67. I want a muffler so badly!! Great doll as well, what a lovely thought :)

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  68. lovely doll, love it!!! you really are so gorgeous and you really got a great sense in fashion... admire you so much!!!

    visit my blog for my giveaway!!!

    http://voguelyvan.blogspot.com/2011/11/international-christmas-giveaway.html

    kissess!!!

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  69. loving the muff....if I can say that.....and so want some suede boots, my pink ones have finally gone bald!! Wish I was in Goa now....hey-ho-ho-ho xx

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  70. It's a lovely dress! I really like it! I'm so envious of your muff- I looked longingly at one at Spitalfields market last week or so, really wanting one!

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  71. It's a lovely dress! I really like it! I'm so envious of your muff- I looked longingly at one at Spitalfields market last week or so, really wanting one!

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  72. That jacket is so freaking good!! Love love loooove.

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  73. That frock is gorgeous - YOU are gorgeous and I love your muff too! I have never found a Dollyrocker in my size... I suspect they didn't make them!

    That doll is KILLER - honestly, there is no better xmas decoration for you - a silver lurex jumpsuit and heaps of black eyeliner? PERFECTION!

    Love! Sarah xxx

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  74. Brilliant Chrimbo fairy! And I adore your Dollyrockers collection xxx

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  75. I have not seen a muff since I was a little girl & had a white one that I wore to church! Fabulous idea to make your own....love your Dollyrockers collections too!

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  76. Hahaha you wouldn’t want to mess with that fairy! She sure does put the angelic ones to shame xxx

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