Friday, 13 July 2012

Frida Forever


 Today I'm inspired by Frida Kahlo.


I got back from a morning spent charity shopping in another town to discover not one but three parcels of joy awaiting me. Tamera's parcel contained this incredible card she'd made featuring our mutual idol.


By weird coincidence this 1970s tiered gingham maxi dress I scored in Cancer Research Clearance for £1 this morning seemed just the kind of thing Frida would have loved. (I know, a quid, it's quite ridiculous!)


 No mono-brow for me, my own eye brows are so pitifully sparse I've had them tattooed on.


Check out this amazing pendant Tamera made with her own fair hands, 


 I can even wear it back to front!





These earrings were hand made by Tamera using African trading beads.


This fabric Tamera sent's so gorgeous I'm afraid to cut it, it shall be made into something marvellous very soon! The peacock earrings are so very me and the disco ball ones she refashioned from some she found in a bargain bin!


Can you tell Tamera's got a degree in Fine Art & Multimedia Sculpture? She made this wall plaque for me, too. Jon's already laid claim and snuck it into Gilbert.


Right now there's a cat making himself at home on the rest of my charity shop scores so I'll have to share my buys and the two other blogging buddy parcels with you another time.

Thank you so much to Tamera, Ronnie and Mrs Allnut , you've made my week!

Welsh tapestry and Indian cotton await.


I'm spending the day with a rather fabulous blogger tomorrow, I'll try not to get over-excited and remember take a couple of pictures.

 Have a fabulous weekend and see you soon.

PS Thanks for the well wishes, the man 'flu's on the wane and we were able to get to the pub last night!

65 comments:

  1. I really love you're outfit, dear :)

    A lot of kisses.

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  2. Yes, going monobrow would perhaps class as an homage too far...

    You're looking fab as always. A quid for that skirt is madness. Even if you decided you didn't want to wear it, there's so much great fabric in it!

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  3. Yes, Frida is such an incredible Inspiration and Free Spirit! Love your ensemble and especially your Tamera Necklace!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  4. Gorgeous ut fits, and I adore your gifts - those disco ball earrings. WOW!

    Just emailed ya.
    Have a fab weekend!!
    xo

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  5. You "do" Frida even better than Frida! Tamara definitely got it RIGHT!

    YOU have a fabulous weekend, Vix!

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  6. I am so glad to hear you did not come down with Jons man flu. Hope he is feeling better.Love that gingham maxi skirt. (And can't believe the parcel arrived did not think you would get it till the weekend). Happy friday night x

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  7. Wow, what a fantastic parcel of goodies. How talented is Tamera! I love the pendant and the earrings and that fabric is deliciously colourful. What a lovely gift.
    That gingham dress for a quid is just too much. How do you do it?!
    Can't wait to find out who you're meeting next. Have a lovely weekend xxx

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  8. Three packages? And this one is soooo good. It definitely sparked a wonderful outfit for you. I love the 3 layered gingham frock! Can't wait to see your other goodies!

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  9. Perfect down to every detail. That Frida pendant is awesome. Gives me a few ideas for another menopausal necklace. ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend Vix!

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  10. Wow Vix I love your makeup today so bright and cheerful.
    Your maxi is great too. I`ve just been looking at a tutorial on how to make a dress using fabric and a vest which looks very similar.
    Dx

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  11. Salma Hayek didn't pull off Frida's monobrow so I think avoiding one was wise!

    I love those peacock earrings. What a wonderful parcel to receive.

    Caroline
    xxx

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  12. What a lovely cute kitty! My daughter is mad about animals, cats in particular, so I shall show her your photo. I love the idea of blogger parcels - it's something myself and other members used to do on the Read it Swap it site a few years ago (no longer a member). Have a great weekend x

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  13. Love your gingham maxi and those goodies from Tamera are just divine - she is sooo talented. What's not to love about Frida Kahlo (well, maybe the monobrow!!)

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  14. Who doesn't love Frida? I have such bushy eyebrows I could grow a Frida. How talented are all of those gifts? Fab. Have a great weekend

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  15. What great gifts, you do the Frida of the pendant very well - maybe Liam Gallagher has the edge in the eyebrow stakes though! I see you swerved the tashe too ;-)

    Curtise tomorrow? I'm sure someone was dropping hints. Have the best time xx

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  16. Wow to all the wonderful gifts! Everything is so damn unique and just amazing! And your style will never disappoint - the best styling ever. I adore you!!!

    >'.'<

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  17. Frida rocks, and whenever I wear flowers in my hair I think of her. Wow, Tamera sent you some effing brilliant stuff - the necklace is amazing! Three packages in one day? YOu lucky girl!

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  18. The dress is so gorgeous! I bloomin' love Frida Kahlo, I based so many of my a-level art projects around her, and you're definitely doing her proud with this outfit! XO.

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  19. wow big cat eyes!
    That's such a coincidence because my maxi summer dress (from ebay) arrived today and guess what it's made of? Why, gingham of course! It's quite similar acutally!

    I love your full on love with your matching Frida flower. Lovely earrings, they look really twinkling with your necklace.

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  20. It's like the dress wanted to come to you to be in perfect company with Tamera's gifts. What a treat! xoxo

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  21. You rocking the Frida look amor!
    You and your Mama have that ethic look going on.
    That gingham colorful maxi skirt is divina like your eyelashes and prosti eyeshadow.
    Frida pendant is just too pretty. I would like a Morrissey one like that one.
    Besotes

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  22. You're rocking that dress - its perfect for the summer. Or what should be the summer if the British weather wasn't being an arse!

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  23. Gingham gorgeousness, what is there not to love.

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  24. I like all you new earrings!!!!! <3 <3 <3

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  25. Well, despite the dreadful weather, you have managed to bring some Mexican colour and glamour to the British summer, Vix! A wonderful tribute to Frida, love that gingham skirt, what a bargain.
    Such a great parcel from Tamera, and there are more lovely gifts too! You get back what you give in life, which is why you get so many delightful parcels from friends. The pendant is amazing, and I love the look of the fabric.
    Oh look at darling Stephen Squirrel, cats ALWAYS sit on your stuff, it's their awkward instinct!
    SOOO excited!!! xxxxxxxx

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  26. 1. Your makeup looks extra amazing in these photos.

    2. I LOVE that skirt.

    3. Have a wonderful weekend.

    xo

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  27. Love your gingham glamour and what a serious bargain at £1. Fabulous creations from Tamera, such a talent.
    My puss always sprawls on my chazza scores too and my newly ironed clothes before they are put away. I think it's cat law!
    Your fabulous blogger told me she's coming to see you tomorrow and I hope you have a tremendously splendid day together. PLEEZE don't forget to take photo's. xxxxxx

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  28. Honestly you have totally ruined me - Wycombe will never be good enough - I want to go back to the Walsall charity shops! Can't wait to hear all about tomorrow! That dress is a beaut and such a bargian. I need to get into Frida - she was amazing

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  29. Tamera is really clever, the jewellery is great. The peacock earrings are fab, just my style as well! Looking forward to finding out who you're meeting tomorrow!

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  30. PS have you seen Tatty Devine's new range - inspired by Mexico.

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  31. I am CRAZY over your skirt!! *ooohh it's flipping awesome*

    The pendant and earrings are totally gorgeous.

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  32. Ooh I love your gingham skirt and the jewelry is so gorgeous and colourful! I am excited to see what the welsh tapestry is??? I love tapestry coats (especially with fur collars-just what we need for the English Summer!!) xx

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  33. I want that dress!

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  34. Lovely presents you got! I love Frida Kahlo, she is such an inspiration- not only in terms of style but also as a Woman.
    Glad to hear you are on the mend... it's this stupid weather!
    Have fun tomorrow!

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  35. You look fab! You have a lovely look as well, very unique and I love it. Great blog :) xoxo

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  36. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! Love your outfit today!!xo

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  37. Gingham is one of my favourite patterns - right up there with stripes and spots.

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  38. There are no words to describe how I love Frida and your beautiful tribute to her, the flower and the dress are just perfect! Tamera is so talented too and the necklace is one of the best Frida inspired jewel that I ever seen, amazing colors!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xxxxx

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  39. You are totally rocking this Frida-inspired ensemble! I love the tiered frock, and completely agree that Frida herself would have loved it. And that pendant! What a work of art!

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  40. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!
    I've missed you SO much!!! Gagging to catch up! You are THE most gorgeously Frida-esque minx,and so spoilt with delights!!! Gasping to dribble through all the posts I've missed,so much must have gone on!!!!!
    LOVE YOU,my darling rock n roll wench!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  41. You look as fabulous as Frida. I love the gingham maxi and the flower in your hair.

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  42. You look/are POSITIVELY DIVINE! What a perfect tribute; Frida is one of my favorites, too! Your hair and the flower!!!! My heart's a-flutter! :D And that skirt, oh my goodness, what an amazing steal. Made for you! And the necklace: SO. FREAKIN'. COOL. Wow! Love, love, love. You are just beautiful! XOXOXO

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  43. Love your Frida inspired look - and that gingham maxi is such a bargain!

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  44. I love the maxi - especially love the idea of similar fabric in different bands of colour.

    What a fabulous package you received too - Frida is one of my favorites as well.

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  45. Wow, you really do look like her! Lovely parcels!x

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  46. Holy helll what an amazing parcel of joy to behold!!!! The necklace is absolutely INCREDIBLE - and it's double-sided eeeeeeeeeeeep!! Oh yes, Frida would def want that skirt, I think she would have invited you to sit for her in it, sent you home with your portrait in exchange for that gorgeous number!!! xxxxx

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  47. frida was an outstandig talented artist and she is also as a person so inspiring! really love that look with the gingham maxi skirt and the flower on your hair, the most fabulous hairdo ever;)
    kiss,mary

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  48. A wonderful book came out a few years ago showing all the clothing that had been found in Frida`s home.

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  49. love your gingham skirt, so summery and pretty!, and love all that Frida inspiration on everything!, so artistic and original!
    glad you're enjoying them!
    besos

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  50. Lovely look, Vix. Frida is my favourite...I adore her too.
    xxxx

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  51. I bow to your Fridaness!!! I'm glad you like the goodies. I can't wait to see what you make from that awesome fabric.
    I'm thrilled that my artwwork shall be decorating gilbert on his festival travels this summer!!

    Tamera

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  52. What a wonderfully filled parcel. I love that skirt tiered Vix and such great inspiration! xx Happy weekend dear.

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  53. Now then gingham has to be a favourite fabric design of mine, if I had seen this I would be cutting it up and making stuff with it, however if I had your figure I would of course be wearing it. You look stunning in it as always! H xx

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  54. That skirt is fab, what a steal for a quid! I'm so jealous of Tamera's talent, that necklace is ace x

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  55. 3 different colours of gingham what could be better?? What marvelous treasures you have received, that pendant is amazing. Your kitty is a cutie and has good taste too. xx

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  56. Truly a great Frida Kahlo-interpretation. I visited an exhibition of Frida Kahlo in Gothenburg in November. Very inspiring!

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  57. Hi Vix!

    This skirt is magnificient! What a score!
    I am on holiday for 3 weeks and will be able to hit the cheap charity shops!

    Looking super great Vix

    Ariane xxxx

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  58. Love your groovy Frida look! Beautiful jewelry!

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  59. I see your wearing another gorgeous skirt
    xx

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  60. I venture to say that Frida would have heartily approved of this look!

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  61. I love Frida and you my sweet Vix. This necklace is absolute killer! Tamera has some mad skills! Your Frida tribute outfit rocks too and all the other goodies!
    Missyou~
    Krista

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  62. You do a fabulous Frida! Love the flower in your hair with the tiered gingham maxi dress, and of course the jewels. Vix, I think you would adore Mexico City!

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  63. omg, the first thing i thought about this dress: german flag-gingham dress! black red gold gingham! i would love to wear a dress like this to soccer world cup! so fun.

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  64. Frida is an absolute style icon - as are you! xxx

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