Sunday, 8 January 2012

Jean Genie


A laid-back Sunday calls for suitably lazy clobber. 


I love this catsuit as much now as I did when I bought it five years ago but, let's face it, when you're confronted with a wardrobe bursting at the seams with lurex, velvet, crimplene and psychedelic printed nylon denim ain't that exciting an option in the grand scheme of things.


Huge brown shell bangle on left hand side courtesy of Lakota, the rest are second-hand discoveries

I can't deny that it crops up with alarming frequency in my outfits. Along with second-hand battered leather, vintage suede and fake fur it makes my clothes feel less dressy and far more me.

Here's some previous outings in denim:


My favourite item of clothing ever:


Bought for 99p in 1992, it's been to North Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and travelled extensively around Europe. I don't know what I'll do when it inevitably falls apart.


Denim catsuit worn with 1970's St Michael tee shirt and tooled leather belt with horse head buckle (both car boot sale buys), River Island leather boots (Salvation army), vintage fringed shawl (Acorns Hospice)

Did you have a good weekend? Last evening was spent with the crazy gang and went well, no-one ended up in tears, paralytically drunk or disgracing themselves over dinner and, despite it being a late one, we were up bright and early this morning.


My hands were steady enough to apply my eyelash extensions earlier and I've just got my feet and my roots to sort out.

See you soon.

63 comments:

  1. Aah denim, I can't help it, I do love it. It's sadly practical for the amount of crawling about on the floor I tend to do. Your waistcoat really is a really versatile piece, could you make yourself another do you think? I bet you could.

    Thought the bracelet would fit well with the rest of your vast collection and I was right!

    x

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  2. You make casual denim look anything but! How can you make everything so stylish?!

    Glad to hear you all had a good night.

    X x

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  3. I'm not a natural denim lover but I do love all your pieces! The all in one is so special and unusual.

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  4. I don't think you ever need to worry about denim looking too casual or normal, with the way you wear it. By that I mean, you seem to seek out pieces with unusual cuts, so while it may dress down the overall look a bit, it doesn't look boring.

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  5. hi vix,

    i just got back from skiing yesterday and went straight to a yardsale and found a 60's maxi dress that made me think of you! i adore your denim catsuit. i know i wore one in the 70's and loved it. wish i still had it.
    am amazed that you can party so hard and look so great the next day. i'd be a shambles. xo janet

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  6. Fab denim look Vix, I spend most of my life in denim but alas don't have your panache with it. Loving the boots and shawl especially.

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  7. You look amazing in denim Vix! Its versatility means it looks fab with a whole host of patterns and colours. I adore that waistcoat of yours, it's so you xxx

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  8. And why not add it to loads of outfits if you love it? Plus, with your style, it never feels 'done' or overused! It looks unique every time xx

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  9. I am in love with your outfit Vix - jeans are perfect for relaxing in!

    Enjoy your relaxing day!
    Xx

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  10. You look great in the denim catsuit! You are soooo bloody tiny!

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  11. I think this is one of my favourite items of yours. So unexpected, considering your usual style, but utterly amazing x

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  12. You always look extra hot in denim and jumpsuits.belt and tan boots give your outfit that extra added touch.
    denim waist coat goes with everything! you will just have too make a back up denim vest.
    luv ya

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  13. Ah a little nod to the Bowie birthday? :)
    It's weird because I don't think of you as a denim queen, probably because there is always so much fab stuff to take in with your outfits - but the waistcoat is a Vix (and mine) fave. It's perfect.
    xx

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  14. Every time I see you in denim,I say the same thing-no one makes me covet denim more!You just rock it!This catsuit is rather sexacious,I reckon it would be fabbo glam style too! You are looking scrumptious despite a late night,wish I could say the same for myself!!!
    Love YOU! SO MUCH!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  15. You look fab in all those outfits! Love the way you put items together :)

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  16. I must confess I am a denim girl through and through, I'm back in the jeans today!
    I had an amazing demin catsuit, the only problem was I was too tall for it so it was bloody uncomfortable to wear so I sold it. Sigh

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  17. You rock denim. I love a good pair of jeans (rockabilly styled turn ups of course *wink*). You look amazing in the cat suit! Scarlett x

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  18. OMG I had this jumpsuit Vix! I wore it until it fell to bits, I absolutely loved it, I used to take the top part off, fold the bra cups down inside and wear it with a waist belt as uber-high jeans!! I've got some pics knocking about somewhere I'll have to find them!!
    Much love Amie xxxxx

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  19. Love your little tribute to Bowie in the title on his birthday, even if it was accidental! You look gorgeous as per, I'm pretty sure you could pull off anything!

    xoxo.

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  20. Hi my dear! You rock that catsuit, it really was a fabulous find and your waistcoat truly is a key versatile piece too! Sounds like another wonderful weekend! xxx

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  21. I mean this as a big compliment - nothing looks 'casual' on you! You still manage to look head-turningly cool and stylish in denim because you don't go for the dreaded look of comfort.
    I'll keep my beady eye out for an identical waistcoat, I plan on shopping (charity) like mad once Sonny starts school, which is tomorrow!

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  22. Love your denim outfit collage! I love how you rock a catsuit too with the gypsy scarf and all that glorious hippy jewelery. The print on the top is great!

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  23. You definitely can't beat a bit of denim every now and again. I love that shawl though, that's fabulous. I love shawls... they aren't utilised enough nowadays. Bet you're on the countdown to the sunshine now?!?! xx

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  24. Love that denim cat suit, I especially like the fitted look of the bust/waist area. WAY better than dungarees!

    You little denim waist coat always looks gorgeous no matter what you pair it with. xxx

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  25. So glad that you had such fun last night! You look great in denim, and it really is the perfect lazy day choice. I adore the addition of the hounds tooth tee and the shawl. Stunning!
    xo, Anita

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  26. I can see how that denim waistcoat would be your fave piece. If you can stand to part with it for a couple days, why not take some worn denim jeans and the waistcoat to a tailor in India and have a duplicate made? I did that with a favorite top. It took the tailor a day to make the top, when it would taken me far longer than that.

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  27. Vix this looks so different yet so you at the same time. I Love it!! you make denim jumpsuits look soooo good!!
    And that deni waistcoat looks like such a good wardrobe staple!
    xx

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  28. That denim waist coat is such an awesome piece in your wardrobe!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  29. I do love denim and after dressing up all week for work i do wear denim to at the weekends its more relaxed you can just slob out so to speak. Love the jumpsuit you do really suit denim and that waistcoat is just so lovely and practical. Enjoy the week ahead, dee xx

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  30. That catsuit is awesome and really suits you!

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  31. Man, that catsuit fits you like a very well-fitting glove - it's perfect! And of course you can style it up differently depending on what you wear underneath.
    I think you look great in denim, it could never boring on you!
    Your denim waistcoat and your leather or suede jerkins are your unique Vix signature, I love them!
    Glad to hear there were no dramas last night (no eyelashes on the fridge? You're slipping, love!) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  32. Can you believe Bowie's 65?!
    You look fab - nothing casual about denim on you! One day I will own a fantastic denim catsuit like that - whether I would look as fantastic as you in one is unlikely!
    Like Lakota, denim is usually the order of the day for me - active toddlers and flowing dresses don't really mix that well!

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  33. Love denim! But rarely i will wear jeans, but i will wear a jean skirt , shirt or vest
    Love your catsuit
    Is mild in your part of the world? I see you take pics outside
    Here cold, snow and humid
    But you will escape the dreadful weather soon!

    Lots of love

    Ariane

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  34. I love denim! So versatile, and as always you bring a whole new meaning to the word style. I havent been on here in ages but your posts always fill me full of inspiration. Happy New Year!

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  35. A good pair of jeans is totally irreplaceable. I love all things denim, anyway, because you can do so much with it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  36. the catsuit fits you so well and the vest is wonderful. Here, I thought you had already departed for sunnier climes.

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  37. 1992? No way!!! That awesome waistcoat is the hardest working piece of clothing I have ever seen and whenever I see you wearing it, it's like seeing a dear old friend:)) I love your denim wrap-up pics!!! The only denim I have is a jacket that I love and jeans, which I put in storage nearly a year ago. xoxoxoxo

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  38. Eyelash extensions??? We need a tutorial please! I've never seen them and had no idea you could apply them yourself.

    You know I LOOOVE a jumpsuit - and you look AMAZING in your fab denim! I love your round up pic and all of your divine bangles - you are as stunning as always, amor!

    I think I'd better do my roots in anticipation of our chat later - I'd hate to scare you off with a big grey skunk stripe!

    Love! Sarah xxx

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  39. Lazy clobber, ahhh I love saying that! No way you look killer in this jumper and those boots and so Foxy Brown!! I love that chunky belt and all you jewelry is just dam sexy VIX!!! The round up is FEIRCE so many different looks with denim, who would have thought...the little vest that could :) I love you all tan showing off those beautiful legs and abs :0

    I loved seeing your face today I hope I didn't talk too much I was so excited to catch up! I miss you already. Have whatever you need India, please take pictures!!!!

    LOTSOFLOVEandaKristabearhug~

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  40. No one disgraced herself? That's not very much fun! :-D

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  41. I love denim Vix. If I could I'd cover the world in it! I've enjoyed catching up on all your posts. To borrow from a song, looks like your bags are packed and your ready to go! Have a great trip and Happy New Year!

    xo, Bonnie

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  42. Wow - you look amazing Vix!

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  43. Some vintage lovers don't do jeans/denim but when I'm feeling lazy I love it. I'm currently wearing high waisted denim shorts and they're comfy!! I have never seen a denim catsuit before, it's very cool. xx

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  44. Your blog is creative and the fashion is very cool. I wear fake eyelashes too. Hope you had a nice sunday and these are very pretty pictures. Glad I found your blog, following you now

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  45. That is one fabulous collection of great denim pieces, you wear it so well!!!!
    If I ever ever come across a denim vest like that I am so buying it and sending to you!
    Happiness to you V

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  46. That's my favourite: your denim vest is truly a gem! I'd say you have quite a history with that vest, definitely wear until there's no threads left. Enjoy your trip. :)

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  47. Fabulous cat suit!! Love the montages of last two posts! How do you do it - I need to learn.

    Looks like the packing is going well and bet you can't wait.

    xx

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  48. Is there another denim waistcoat that's as well travelled as yours? Probably not - unless its one of Status Quo's Francis Rossi's!

    Working outdoors I wear jeans as they're so practical, but you can't beat a classic denim number. Funnily enough, I was wondering the other day of where my 70s Levi flares have disappeared to. I haven't seen them in years (they're probably at my parents house somewhere), but I doubt whether the waist will fit me now!

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  49. Happy New Year, Vix! I love a waiscoat too - and you just have to keep mending it when it shows sign of deterioration and it will last you for EVER!

    Ali x

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  50. lovely catsuit!, and love the idea of adding some leather, suede or denim to make an outfit looks less dressy!
    You look fabulous, dear hippie-chic queen!
    besos

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  51. I love that sexy denim vest! Your hair is so beautiful and takes center stage in this outfit. I wish my tresses would grow that long! =)

    pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com

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  52. Denim, it has to be like THAT - beautifully aged and faded (ideally naturally not in a company washing machine filled with stones). Love your denim influences, Vix! xo

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  53. Some people just look 'right' in denim - and you are certainly one of those people. You could saunter anywhere in this outfit and have everyone you pass thinking,"godammit, how does she make denim look so good?"

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  54. Wow! You look Fabulous! I want a jumpsuit like that.

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  55. Love that denim onepiece.You always look good.Love the boots and your jewels.xx

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  56. That denim suit is awesome! wish I would have nice slim body that I could wear something as rocking.

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  57. I love you in denim. You look very laidback, but still super stylish. That catsuit is AMAZING.

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  58. I adore those boots and I do love your denim waistcoat xx

    I want to get a denim waistcoat this summer. xx

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  59. Love love love the denim; you are rockin it!

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  60. I love the vest that's traveled with you to exotic places. Maybe before it falls apart you could trace the pattern and resew with some distressed denim?

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  61. I live in Tucson, Arizona, in the U.S......have no interest in fashion... yet I LOVE your blog. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading it daily.

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