Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Cool For Cats


I know I've got enough retro catsuits to sink a battleship but when I spotted this psychedelic 1960s acetate number up for auction on eBay last week with no bids and twenty minutes left to run I just knew it had to be mine.


It's fabulous having a combination of weird taste and being smaller than your average Brit, there's rarely any competition for the kind of stuff I like and 20 minutes later this was mine for 99p.

Barry M Turquoise worn with three cuff bangles, a 1960s Denmark-made ring in beaten metal & amber and a Lamani tribal coin ring.

I've chipped my nail varnish in a frantic attempt to fill the garden recycling bin before the bin men get here.

1960s catsuit worn with Swedish Hasbeens (from the fabulous Sarah), Indian velvet tote (25p, jumble sale), Huge paper hat (£1, car boot sale), Bone & turquoise wolf choker (50p, car boot sale)

I love this sunshine but it sure makes finding a shady spot to pose in a headache.

No Man's Land aka the top of our garden.

Bleached to buggery!


I received a parcel of joy today from the lovely Louise containing an off cut of suede, a seersucker table cloth, nail foils, some fab jewellery including a groovy 1960s bracelet, a pretty purse and a book about relocating to France which I'd commented on when she reviewed it on her blog...thanks, Lou!


Off to catch a few more rays!
Check out my interview over on my friend Janet's blog if you get a minute.

See you soon.

71 comments:

  1. Loved reading your style interview especially as I had spent the afternoon culling my own wardrobe.

    As for the pictures - I think the light adds a psychadelic retro feel to the pics.

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  2. Aren't you creating your own shady spot in that hat? It's fab, I approve of large hats - no wrinkles for us!
    Too much to be envious of in this post as usual - ebay skills, fruit of your labours and your fab figure!

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  3. Oh my 99 cents are you kidding me!?! I would have bought it too! I love the mad pattern and with that floppy hat and the sunshine on you it makes me want to play in the garden with you! I wanna see those shoes!!! I love that coyote necklace too.
    See you soon you gorgeous creature!!!!
    ILOVEYOUMORETHANCATSUITS!!!
    Krista

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  4. Your garden looks really interesting, like secret garden. I'd love to go exploring in it :)

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  5. Another fab psychadelic find! You certainly have a gift for finding things - and at SUCH good prices :)

    I love a large sunhat too, they're our own personal parasols! Xx

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  6. It looks great and you spared the suit a boring life packed away in a box! You really are amazingly slim, Vix - perfect for all these cool 70s clothes. xoxo

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  7. Ahhh, the Cure! You really are too cool for cats, but not catsuits. Having a taste for, shall we say, the more "out there" clothing items, and being small is definitely an advantage on Ebay. My ever expanding waistline has greatly reduced my online shopping.

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  8. Wow 99p what a bargain! It looks fantastic.
    Can`t believe you chipped the Barry M!
    What a lovelt parcel of goodies too.
    Dx

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  9. OOh you must be warm in all that acetate! Love the hat.

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  10. Oh my God! If I was the recycle dude and saw you preparing my pick-up I'd sweep you up and drive you into the sunset in my dump truck! Of course in my imagination the dump truck would turn into a VW Camper Van. ;) And there would be plenty of cider to drink!

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  11. What a fab book!
    And love that parcel, I want that book! X

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  12. Vix you always look so gorgeous. I love the colours in this outfit and I have serious ring envy, they are lovely! Nature can be very savage, it's true. xxx

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  13. i don't have a single catsuit and that is a shame. so glad you put another little announcement so more of your readers can read what you've said. in my mind it is brilliant.

    love and california sunshine,

    janet

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  14. Obviously you can never have too many catsuits! And that one is simply gorgeous. It fits you perfectly, and looks so good with that hat.

    I love the dappled lighting in these photos. Future proof for the historians that we did have SOME sunshine in July 2012!
    Annie xxx

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  15. You look great in that cat suit especially in that sunshine!

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  16. loved your 'bleached to buggery' line! just had a skype with my parents in UK where mum said in answer to a question, 'will I buggery!' Dad said, 'I love that word." ha!

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  17. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and it looks absolutely amazing! As do you, your style, your house and your garden! X

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  18. That catsuit is divine, I need one like that in my life... *goes straight to ebay*.

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  19. you really look so fabulous wearing catsuits!, and love this one print, so psychedelic and floral!, and your hat is perfect!
    besos & cats

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  20. You sure can rock a catsuit! I've never been able to pull them off, too long in the body =too short in the catsuit length.....ouch! Love the hat

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  21. Fantastic outfit, ADORE that floppy hat! Hope you've been enjoying the sun, it's a bit too hot for me.

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  22. You've gotta love a catsuit. Not that I could get one leg in one, but really, you rock it! LOVE the enormous hat too, and makes me think I should dig out one of my sunhats while the weather allows.

    I can't say I remember getting anything for 99p, so you are now the Official Gold Medal Winning Bargain Finder. (It should be an Olymic event, doncha think?

    Cheers,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  23. Only you can rock that fabulous catsuit! You minx! Xxx

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  24. Only you can rock that fabulous catsuit! You minx! Xxx

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  25. Sure one more won't hurt, how could you resist it! looks fab x

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  26. Looking hot! (as in sexy kinda hot). I love catsuits but don't think I can pull them off just yet.

    idrivevintage.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I don't think you could ever have too many catsuits when they looks so dam fine on you!! The hat is perfect and I am overjoyed that you have sunshine. Long may it last!!!

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  28. I can understand why you love catsuits because you look fab in them. Love how you've accessorised this with a rather wonderful floppy 70s hat.

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  29. Love the catsuit - I wish I could have such a fantastic wardrobe for so little money.

    The parcel looks fab and I'm so jealous of your garden too

    Nikki x

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  30. Amazing catsuit! It often pays to have slightly different taste to everyone else. I've bought things secondhand & when people see them on the hanger they hate them, but when I wear them they love them. You've definitely got the eye for what will work for you!

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  31. love the jumper! so perfect bohemian goddessness! xoxo

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  32. You were born to rock the psychedelic catsuit my dear!!!

    You look like you stepped off the set of one of those boom-chicka-wow-wow trashtastic 70's movies!!!!

    Tamera

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  33. Jaysus,you OWN that catsuit,baby!
    I love the button up front!Saucy! I bet Jon loves it too.....fantabulous score!!!
    That coin ring is rocking my socksPoos to chipping your nail varnish,I think you should relegate such heinously unladylike activities to Jon!

    Ooo,I'll go check out your interview,you splendid wench,you!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  34. MEOW! You are positively purring in that gorgeous catsuit, amor - and for 99p!!! The jewellery is exquisite - especially love that wolf choker - and the hat is perfection. Happy sunshine!!! Love you more than cats and suits! Sarah xxx

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  35. The catsuit is brilliant and I see that your wide brimmed hat is made of paper. I would not have guessed as it looks like fabric from here. Couldn't be more perfect now that the sun has finally arrived.

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  36. What glorious sunshine you're having! I love the hat and I'm amazed at how well the 99p catsuit fits.

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  37. Hi Vix, you look groovy sister! I enjoyed reading your little interview about style of which you have a ton of :)

    xo. Bonnie

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  38. I love these photos - so glad you folks in the UK are finally getting a summer!

    I love your big floppy sunhat - I used to have a similar one, I don't know where it went though. I remember taking it on holiday with me once, but I'm a little unsure that it came back home.

    You look so amazing in a catsuit Vix - you are indeed the queen of catsuits:D

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  39. Oh Vix you are like an egyptian Queen so beautiful and worshipping the cat in catsuits!!!!
    That is a fabulous 70's example.
    Yay the sun has finally made its way to you lovelies in the UK.
    Perfect for wearing a floppy hat.
    Love v

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  40. Yep, that suit is groovy! What a good find.


    xoxo mama wolf.

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  41. Yep, that suit is groovy! What a good find.


    xoxo mama wolf.

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  42. Yep, that suit is groovy! What a good find.


    xoxo mama wolf.

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  43. Yep, that suit is groovy! What a good find.


    xoxo mama wolf.

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  44. You are definitely the catsuit queen. I love the print and you can't beat 99p.

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  45. We know Vix's first law (if it doesn't make you feel fabulous,, get rid of it) but I think we should add a second - one can NEVER have too many catsuits! When you look this wonderful in them, it would be a crime not to wear them, and for 99p? You had to buy it! Love the big floppy paper hat (recyclable when you've had enough of it, proper green fashion) and those cuffs. A great parcel from Louise AND sunshine, all is well with the world! xxxxxx

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  46. Fabulous outfit! Suits your gorgeous figure perfectly and looks so summery :-) Yay for sunshine at last!

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  47. This is one great devastatingly gorgeous catsuit...brilliantly adorns you

    I have great admiration for your accessories..

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  48. Love the catsuit on you, Vix!
    I'd look like a baby if i put on that catsuit-i'm so short!
    Also in love with your two rings! Turquoise looks fab on your nails, and they have been turquoise as far back as I can remember!:D Its like they are naturally so!

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  49. This weather was made for your catsuits and maxi style! So bright and dazzling (you and the sunshine)! :)

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  50. Ebay - it's all or nothin', isn't it? There's either some bastard sitting at the other end ready to bid $1,000 for some old rag i have my heart set on... or I am the only bidder and I get my old rag for $10! hope you got it for a song.

    And remember - one can never have too many pyscadellic jumpsuits. ;)

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  51. Only you could rock a catsuit like that and look so cool in this heat! M x

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  52. that is the most amazing catsuit - you just had to have it. Lucky for you I'm not a gorgeous slim elfling like yourself of we'd be fighting over weird clothes. It looks fab on you as does that amazing hat! Lucky you getting a parcel of delight, I must sort out your jacket and add a few prezzies in there too!

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  53. Such a bargain, but aren't you hot?! It's 30 degrees down south! Lovely parcel, you're a very spoilt blogger! x

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  54. I am loving the print on that catsuit! Also, you are making me want to come back to England :)

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  55. You hot catsuit prosti!
    That floppy paper hat was made for you amor!
    You spoiled gorgeous puta!
    Loving the wolf necklace.
    Besonones

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  56. Lol, that is so true about finding a spot to pose in the sunshine, it does my head in too. Your jumpsuit looks pure retro, I love the white buttons going down. I can't feel it, but just looking at the print and the fitting, it seems very comfortable and skin soothing. I will surely check out your interview Vix
    Thanks for your lovely comment.
    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk

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  57. You are the only person I know who can slip into a cat suit and look fabulous!

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  58. You look stunning in that catsuit! The colours are just perfect for this weather! xx

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  59. Gorgeous catsuit! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine xx

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  60. the interview is really great Vix, congrats. I would love to wear a catsuit, I have to say. You make them look so effortless. Please bring me bargain hunting with you - you find the best, eclectic things!
    Hope you're well
    xox

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  61. No one does vintage catsuits better! Glad you spotted it in time!

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  62. my new fav blog!!!!
    love the bracelets!!!

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  63. Aha! You are very small ... I should have guessed. The finest vintagegarments are usually too small for someone who is 1.83 m :-( I sewed an extension of another vintageclothing yesterday, so from now I can use my jumpsuit ... Your jumpsuit is adorable, and YOU are soooo hot!

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  64. Ooh, suck up that sunshine lovey, sounds like it might not last for you :( Is your garden overgrown, or am I imagining things?? But then I guess snakes are not so much a problem for you as they can be here!
    If you can find me a catsuit that makes me look as good as you I'd love you forever, LOL!

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  65. Awesome Catsuit! You pick up so many great bargains, half the time I wonder if you're using magical powers!

    I've been cursing the sun recently as it has been way too hot and humid but since my jewellery bust has arrived to use in taking pictures of my necklaces for my Etsy shop it has been a no show!! Boo Hiss! xxx

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  66. Wow Vix you look amazing in your catsuit. After my hols I am having real trouble fitting in anything!

    X x

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  67. So jealous of you amazing ebay skills! You look gorgeous as always! I've nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award:) x

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  68. Wow. I have just begun searching for clothes on Ebay, and haven't had such luck but your catsuit gives me hope. Gorgeous as ever.

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