Monday, 28 May 2012

Parcels Of Joy!


She may have been cavorting with fellow Antipodean minxes Kitty and Desiree this weekend but darling Helga didn't forget me. A parcel of joy arrived this morning and just look at my treats.

Catsuit worn with Melissa jelly sandals (£3.50, Scope), 1960s pearlised clip earrings (50p, car boot sale) and huge hair (gravity)

There's this fabulous futuristic crimplene catsuit by Louise Fashions of New Zealand which makes me feel like a 1960s Bond bad girl.


An Indian adventure.


Vintage patterns


She also sent a1970s cord maxi skirt by David Grey (presumably not the wobbly headed singer). Also in the parcel was a1960s St Michael lurex mini dress and a flower child nylon halter top, which were both from everyone's favourite squirrel, Vanessa.


There was a pouch containing a pretty Indian silver chain & a kitsch poodle brooch from fab Kiwi, Sue.


Jon got a fabulous acid-bright psychedelic tab collared shirt by vintage London label, Rael Brook.


This fringed turquoise leather waistcoat (also from the divine Miss V) is just perfect with my curtain couture skirt, Barry M nails & brass trinketry.


Aren't bloggers the greatest?

1960s scarf (75p, Salvation Army), Curtain maxi skirt made by me (seen HERE )
Don't worry, soon after I ripped open my parcel I donated two vests, 3 books, a sarong, three belts and a bag to the Salvation Army and gave away 5 bottles of nail polish to a friend's daughter.
Ten in, fifteen out, balance maintained.

Off to get cracking on one of my new vintage patterns, I may be some time.

80 comments:

  1. How wonderful they are.
    You look so amazing, ahhhhhhhhhhh
    I hope you are enjoying the nice weather.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  2. Oh the glorious Helga hits the jackpot!!! What an incredible catsuit - aarrrrggggghhhhhh yes you look just like a Bond girl and with the hair and those eyelashes you'll be charming that gorgeous shirt off Jon!!! Patterns and doggy brooch - eeeeeeeep!!!!!!

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  3. You look lush as ever.Your outfit posts are making me very jealous as I have recently got an obsession with 70s fashion.I have been searching for a jumpsuit and maxis that wont break the bank and cant find any! xxx

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  4. lovely outfits Vix and I am loving that poodle brooch-I have the exact same one it's so amazing isn't it!! Love the patterns too and I adore your DIY bikini in the post below. Your bod is amazeballs, do you exercise to keep in shape or are you just naturally very slim?
    xxxxxxxxxx love Amie xxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. Fantastic treasures, especially like that leathre waistcoat.

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  6. Looking good Vix! I love all the bangles and bracelets. xxx

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  7. That catsuit is just fabulous! A gorgeous colour on you. Your wardrobe is just amazing too, all the clothes & vanity cases look so raid-able! XO.

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  8. It's true the catsuit is bond-astic and Helg-icious!!!You look FANTASTIC!! (Yes I'm screaming a little)...I love your big hair bun, you are stunning and so your amazing rings and bracelets, I really like everything from the lurex dress to the curtain maxi skirt.
    Oh!and the poodle brooch of course!
    Can't wait to see your new work!!
    Kisses

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  9. That catsuit is lush!!!!!! I adore it!

    I love your maxi too! :-)

    Oh and I emailed you btw!
    xo

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  10. You are a child of the universe.

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  11. That catsuit is gorgeous, and I'm looking forward to seeing you styling the flowery halter top. On a seperate note, your garden is looking heavenly.

    I've dropped you an email about meeting up, but I know you're pretty busy right now, so if you can't make it, no worries. xx

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  12. Ooh you lucky duck! You look fab!

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  13. What a wonderful gifts! Think my favourite item is your curtain maxi though, the colours are beautiful.

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  14. You look fantastic - I'm having problems coming to terms with summer ( blistered feet, pasty skin) but thankfully there's a storm brewing so it'll be back to normal tomorrow!

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  15. Wow what a parcel :)

    Thanks for your comments about my frock :)

    Oh btw frock in - sons old school shoes out - thats how it works isn't it ;)

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  16. That skirt you made is amazing - it fits you so well and the waistcoat too!! Gorgeous!

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  17. How kind! You got some lovely things! I think the purple of that first outfit is gorgeous! As is the big hair!

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  18. I'm sure you must get the best parcels ever! and you look fab in them too.

    X x

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  19. Helga and Sue have indeed sent you
    some wonderful treasures! How amazing do you look ion that catsuit? Sarah will have an apoplexy at the sight of it! The high high hair and the saucy glance - a sexy Bond villain, not to be trifled with!
    Vintage pattern heaven, lurex and silver and podles, and Jon got in on the action too, what lovely treats.

    I love your leather waistcoat, it's perfect with your curtain couture maxi and that fabulous scarf. And after the all that - the balance of the universe is maintained, Vix-style. Now THAT'S why we love you! xxxxxxxxx

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  20. What fab pals! Cool loot!
    I cna't wit to see a dress you make with the dress pattern, a perfect look for you!
    Big forever hugs
    Reva

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  21. Bond girl suddenly sprung to mind as soon as I saw you in that catsuit, either that or some kind of beautiful goddess cavorting at the Roman baths!

    The curtain couture skirt is awesome! I really love the pattern and it looks great with that leather fringed top but isn't it making your lady lumps a bit sweaty in this heat?! Hahaha! :p

    LOVE the poodle brooch! xxx

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  22. Helga! Sue! What delights, and what pleasure you must get from seeing them modelled and appreciated so enthusiastically here.
    Electric blue looks so good with the tan of all tans.
    'Brass trinketry' I love it! Must try to slip that into conversation some time.
    I think bikinis are all you're going to need at this years festivals, so get busy...

    Great parcels fora great lady, and tell Jon he has to model that shirt for us.

    Lucy x

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  23. Aw isn't she a swell dame. I love Jon's swirly shirt.

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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  24. I love the purple catsuit and the earrings, heck I love the entire outfit. So stylish as always! What lovely things you received too x

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  25. You actually are the most stylish woman in the entire universe xxxxxxxxxxxxx love all of it, every piccy is just lovely!

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  26. Your friends are gems! Getting 2nd hand clothes from New Zealand is very special, and you look super-special in each and every piece! xoxo

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  27. You look fantastic, that dress is luscious. I like the maxi skirt too. Amazing colours. Aren't you a lucky lovely
    V
    xxx

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  28. Amor,
    You do like a James Bond classic biatch or some kind of Goddes.
    You deserve all the parcels of delight and more. Helgita is like yo sister.
    Yes, I agree Jon has to model that groovy shirt for us.
    green vest goes perfectly with fantastic curtain maxi skirt.
    The lurex mini is going to look so good on you. purple catsuits were made for you.
    I thought the woman in the green bikini was you.
    Luv Ya

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  29. Vix in flat shoes shocker. I'm not sure I've seen you in flats before. That purple dress is fantabulous! xx

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  30. Fabulous goodies! The leather waistcoat and poodle brooch are so darling xxx

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  31. you look as chic as always, and your eyelashes are incredibly glam! Love this colour nailpolish, so summery. Nice to be back to blogging world, had missed your posts!
    xox

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  32. I thought your regular curtain couture was brilliant until I saw your shower curtain couture in your previous post. It's a dream of my mine to make a shower curtain raincoat with a glue gun. (My friend has threatened to make shower curtain culottes!)

    So many new goodies! The eggplant catsuit snarls in your jungle, and what's the beautiful light thingy in the bottom photo? It must look splendid at night, especially with a flashlight on it.

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  33. What a lovely parcel - that jumpsuit is just perfect for you and I'll be looking out for the post where you model the new bikini that you've made yourself. I have to say the weather is looking rather lovely - I am quite jealous!

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  34. Lovely gifts!! You did a wonderful job on that maxi skirt. The fabric is to die for!!

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  35. I would pay to see a Bond movie if you were the Bond girl! Especially in that catsuit! Helga certainly has spoiled you this week.

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  36. She knows you so well! How fab is that jumpsuit? I can just see you in the hippy halter neck too x

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  37. So glad you like the poodle brooch, it just screamed out your name the day I got it!!! And lovely Helga was happy to send it with her parcel of goodness to you. I am in awe of your curtain skirt!!! Love the colours!! I made a skirt out of a posh table cloth when I was a teen that my grandmother gave me much to the horror of many an elderly woman!!

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  38. What a fantastic parcel! xx

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  39. love love love that skirt!

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  40. You have hit the jackpot! I love the catsuit and the leather vest. And I can't wait to see the hi jinx Desiree and Helga have been up to.

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  41. EEEEEEEEK!!! So glad that arrived!
    I forgot to say that the tops were all from Vanessa!!! So remiss of me! Hail Vanessa!
    You look frigging amazing in that catsuit,I KNEW you would!! Divine!
    That leather vest only fit my thigh,you tiny Goddess you!!!
    YAY!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  42. You look gorgeous in these pics! I really love the colors and print of your maxi skirt.

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  43. Everything is exquisite and PERFECT on you, amor! The colours of your maxi BLOW MY FRICKIN MIND WITH AWESOMENESS and that crimplene jumpsuit is incredible. Since I can no longer close the zip on my nai lpolish bag, I think it's time to do a polish cull too. Love you more than Barry M! Sarah xxx

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  44. Everything is exquisite and PERFECT on you, amor! The colours of your maxi BLOW MY FRICKIN MIND WITH AWESOMENESS and that crimplene jumpsuit is incredible. Since I can no longer close the zip on my nai lpolish bag, I think it's time to do a polish cull too. Love you more than Barry M! Sarah xxx

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  45. Truly delightful gifts! The purple catsuit and the fringed leather waistcoat were made for you. The lurex mini dress is amazing as well.

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  46. What a lovely group of friends you have! Love!

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  47. You look just like a Bond Girl. What fab friends.

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  48. You must wear that first dress to the Oscars!

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  49. Oh Miss Helga is such a sweetie, it was so lovely of her to pop in the parcel some treasures. It was so exciting when I gave them to her as we both squealed "Vix"!!!!!
    You look amazing Miss Bond Girl. I love your hair.
    Wow the leather vest is incredible on you. I hope you enjoy the other pieces.
    Yay Vix, happy wee squirrel!!!
    Love v

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  50. Glorious!!
    Purple always suits you so well, and you know, as I was explaining to Helga! the other day, silver is the fastest colour, and purple is a close second, so how can you lose?!

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  51. More gorgeous than any bond girl love your hair like that you look very glamous you remind me of Audrey Hepburn. Love the catsuit and all your lovely goodies. dee xx

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  52. Love that purple dress - Grecian goddess! :) x

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  53. WONDERFUL swag!! Lovely to see it all & that purple is a glorious colour xx

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  54. That leather waistcoat is all kinds of amazing! Love the colour.
    And appreciate a close up of the jewels. :)
    xx

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  55. Oh Vix, you are my summer style icon - so effortless!xx

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  56. What fantastic goodies! Your wardrobe really must be a global mixture of clothes!

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  57. Ialways try to do the something in something out rule only mine always seems to go 5 things in 2 things out....hmmm

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  58. Th purple catsuit is amazing by the way!

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  59. Thanks so much for following Vix! I look forward to doing more Indian- inspired posts and seeing what else is up your sleeve as always!

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  60. MeOWWWIE!!! LOve the catsuit and killer silver cuffs best Vix! Helga's gifts are sublime and Jon's shirt is hippie posh :)

    The pattern and colors on your curtain skirt are so cool and the fit just so. Look at that little waist and adorable smirk:) Blogging rules and so do all of the ladies who do it! Lots of love!
    Krista

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  61. I love the curtain skirt! the pattern is fabulous. Helga sends you the best things, I'm jealous of the poodle brooch though. Love the Grecian dress! Gorgeous! xxx

    ps: your amazingly heavy mad parcel will be posted tomorrow! xxxx

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  62. Amazing dress, accesories...the lot! You look fabulous, love it!

    I only stumbled across your blog recently, but have loved it since the minute I got here! As a way of saying thank you, I have given you the 'One Lovely Blog award' over on mine. Cannot wait for your future posts, really been enjoying your adventures!


    Emma
    xxx

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  63. Oh wow everytime I see a dresson you I think you look stunning and then the next day I see another one even more stunning! Its beautiful,

    I know what that old lady means about cheap tan lol you see loads of them around. Your tan is always nice xx

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  64. What great pressies! You look positively regal in that purple catsuit and I always love your bracelets. Thanks for the birthday wishes xx

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  65. Amazing gifts!
    Best catsuit ever, best outfit ever, you look ues indeed bondesque! Ursula Andress is just a pale copy of you fabulous Vix!

    Love the last pic, love, love the colors!

    Lots of love

    Ariane xxxxx

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  66. agh so many nice things!!! i especially like all of your bangles - have been on the hunt for some myself lately)

    >'.'<

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  67. Your magic mailbox and your amazing friends you are the luckiest girl I know!! You got some fantastic stuff My Duaghter loves purple I will have to show her all your wonderful new treasures and Purple looks beautiful on you good color~Those vintage patterns look great ugh I can't wait to be united with my sewing machine once again ~Have a great week xx Heather

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  68. Your magic mailbox and your amazing friends you are the luckiest girl I know!! You got some fantastic stuff My Duaghter loves purple I will have to show her all your wonderful new treasures and Purple looks beautiful on you good color~Those vintage patterns look great ugh I can't wait to be united with my sewing machine once again ~Have a great week xx Heather

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  69. Stunning you are- as are the Helgathropic gifts.

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  70. Gosh your letterbox sees some delish treats! The colours and kitschness is all too much for my jealous eyes. I wish I could part with clothes the way you do. xx

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  71. You definitely have a hint of bond girl about you in that catsuit!

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  72. wonderful purple catsuit and you really look gorgeous as a Bond girl! and love that little fringed vest, it suits you so nicely with the pretty printed maxi skirt!
    Amazing stuff!
    besos

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  73. *ooooh* You got some great stuff in the mail.
    Helga is a fabulous women!
    You look gorgeous in purple and I love the floral skirt.

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  74. Soooo many fabulous treasures - your blogger pals are spoiling you rotten! That purple jumpsuit just screams "VIX!!". I am curious about the "every-body bikini" - a rather bold claim, I think. Jon lucked out with that shirt; love the pattern.

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  75. My favourite bit of all the bobs is no doubt the little doggie brooch. I can't see anything with cutesy animals without squealing in joy hehehe.

    The purple catsuit is amazing too, I love it how you can pull off all these amazing things!

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  76. Wow you look so beautiful in purple...I love this dress!

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  77. I love the leather waistcoat, it looks great on you.

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  78. oh girl, i could die for the second outfit ... the leather waistcoat and blue/purple maxi skirt are absolutely adorable.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  79. That cat suit is the cat's meow. I LOVE it! Those patterns are making me pretty happy with the anticipation of what you will create, and that book looks like a fun read.

    Your items out, items in policy is great; I really need to set one for myself. I may have one or two too many collections around here!

    xo, A.

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  80. Oh my oh my that jumpsuit is one of my fave Vix looks ever! xxx

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