Friday, 22 March 2013

Don't Have Nightmares - It's The Vintage Swimsuit Edition



 A scarily large amount of people find my blog every week using the keywords "Mature woman in bikini" and occasionally "Hot over 50 in bikini" (Cheeky, I'm only 46!) so, just by way of a change I thought I'd treat them to some "mature woman in a swimsuit" pictures instead.

1960s St Michael denim swimsuit (Maisie's Closet Vintage)
My friend Reva wrote on her blog today about camouflage and what we do to enhance our appearance, be it Photo-shopping the wrinkles and flabby bits out of photographs or by using cosmetics and magic undies in real life.

What about me? Effects-wise I've cropped the crap from the side of the wardrobe. My blonde hair is dyed black, my eyebrows are tattooed on, I'm wearing 6 inch heels, eye shadow, kohl, false eyelashes, nail varnish, blusher and lipstick, 


and I'm sporting a state of the art prosthetic hip joint, which, if you look closely you can see the scar running down the hip closest to you.

1960s St Michael psychedelic skirted swimsuit (40p, jumble sale), Candy-coloured platforms (£5, local retail)
My body is due to a vegetarian diet, limiting my booze intake to just four days a week, loathing of sugar and junk food and a 30 minute a day exercise routine. I'd rather spend 10 minutes a day doing sit-ups than subject myself to the horrors of beige control pants, thanks very much! 

So, how much of a fake are you?


I could show you the blizzard raging outside or the 6 inches on snow on the ground but I'll leave that to someone else, I'm off to the pub in my fake fur, Cossack hat and wellies and I promise to substitute a vintage dress for a swimsuit.

Have a fantastic weekend!

99 comments:

  1. Lurve the vintage swimwear!!! You look like a fabularse, swimsuit edition Barbie (only nicer looking). Have a pint on me!!

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  2. Love your clothing and accessories Vix!!! Keep posting those FAB pics!!

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  3. Those swimsuits look stunning on - think the favourite is the psychedelic pink one - very you!

    Now get some clothes on you lass before you catch your death! ;)

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  4. I am so sorry but I had to laugh about those keywords. I must check mine. See how some peeps find me. :D
    But wow, you look great in your swimsuits! I love that pink one.
    And I really have to admit, I have a pair of those horror control pants. And a shirt.... But I never will wear that shirt again. It started to roll itself up under my dress and it was really tight up around my waist. Marcel had to get it of of me. Wasn't funny. (Marcel thought it was....)
    And still snowing at your place also.... bleh I want spring.... and sunshine....
    xxx wish a lovely weekend!
    Jolanda.

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  5. You are stunning Vix! Swimsuits should only be worn with heels and never exposed to damaging chlorine in my opinion!
    I grew up in the Miss World era!

    When I was a child I announced I was going to be Miss World when I grew up. My dad said I could bring my friends round anytime...xxx

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  6. Ah you look amazing everyday Vix - the sounds of 6 inches of snow however isn't! I wish I could say it was warmer over here but it's not. Certainly far from swimwear weather :(

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  7. wouuuu, you look gorgeous wearing your pretty swimsuits, that pink one is stunning!!, you're a summery vision and so cheerful!!
    and I think there's a great distance between presenting a fake image of yourself and presenting yourself as fabulous as you can!, dear lady, you're genuine and love your false eyelashes and pink lipstick!
    besos & wish you a nice weekend!

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  8. You look BRILLIANT!! Why d'you think We're the same age and I'm trying my hardest eat more veggies. If it helps me get a body like yours, it's worth it! I love the styles of both btw.

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  9. Love the Pink one!
    My hair has fake colour ... and i use make up ..but not much ,
    Size 40 - thats normal - for me any way who has size 40 too! The reson i asked is that some were in my messy storage i have a pair of shoes i think you would love! But - they are not easy to find .

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  10. I adore both suits, but the first one is my favourite, love the colour and style.
    My hair hasn't been dyed for 7 years, I can't be arsed with fake tan. I paint my nails if I'm going out (like tonight, woohoo) and my make up bag is pretty empty.
    BUT I've let my sensible eating and exercise regime fall by the wayside , so huge pants tonight, I'll cram my flab into Have a a too-small dress, plaster red lipstick on and drink way too much before I go out. The clothes are all cheap charity chic, as is the jewellery. Fake or real, you'll not catch many of us going out in a hundred quid dress drinking fancy cocktails!

    Have a great weekend

    Lucy x

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  11. Hi there! Bravo on the swimsuit parade on the coldest days of the year, you look totally amazing and the suits are gorgeous especially loving the pink and white one! Have a great weekend! xxx

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  12. Drool... those are magnificent swimsuits on a magnificently beautiful you! (Don't ever let me in your house, I will steal the pink one!) Ack I'd rather have a "real" body, bumps, lumps and all rather than those painful control garments (vintage corsets not included, they're sexy!) I don't know how to photoshop so my pics (especially on my most recent post) are of me, sleepy and face wrinkled from my bed. I could've waited, but sun has been so scarce, I took the plunge pre-coffee and there you have it. I get all kinds of weird fetish search words, of course can't think of one now. But they are quite amusing. Ack a blizzard! Its freezing here, but no snow. Where is pretty spring? XXX

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  13. YOU ARE FOR REALZ. I love your smokin' hot 46 year old body, and adore your timeless attitude. Thanks for the swimsuit treat!

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  14. Love the natural look, it only takes 45 minutes....haha

    Let's see; well, I confess, my hair is dyed. And I'm getting an implant. A tooth implant, as an old root canal broke. I wear glasses, but get grossed out about contacts.

    Make-up is fun!

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  15. Funny I also get people coming to my blog from the search term "mature woman in a bikini" after writing a post about being one!
    I love your attitude to take a stance and treat them to your fab bod in vintage bathers. You look utterly fabulous in each and every one!
    No magic undies for me - I'd rather excercise too, and my only appearance enhancing camoflage on my blog is to chop my head off in blog photos!

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  16. Another in adoration of the pink swimsuit.

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  17. What a bod! You look amazing in those pretty swimsuits, Vix! I so admire a woman who throws on sweet nothings when it's snowing outside.

    How fake am I? Not very much, not that I have anything against it but I'm simply WAY too lazy to put in the time and effort needed for a fake tan, clever foundation and fake eyelashes etc. I have silver streaks forming in my mostly unbrushed hair, I do yoga once a week and breath in to hold in my tummy for the blog photos! Hell I haven't even got around to painting my toenails since last summer! Don't know how to use photoshop, and only take blog photos in natural light (quite a challenge at present) which is why they're always so hazy.

    Sounds like you have an impressive exercise regime, sweetheart, and we can see the results pay off big time with these images of your beautiful figure.

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  18. I need a cold shower now :) I love the idea of us having a snowball fight in our bathing suits, imagine the horror from all the young peeps as we prance around in barely nothing, fuck em! You are a beauty inside and out and a true friend till the end. You know I want that pink suit right :) I love that what you see is what you get with you Vix, it's refreshing and I can't imagine you any other way. I'm off to get a massage but I'm dying for a catch up. I miss you more than 4 inches of snow.

    Your are GORGEOUS!!! Tell the gang Hello from me!
    XXOOXX

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  19. I want your legs!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're stunning *_*

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  20. YOU are the HOTTEST thing in high heels EVER! Those swimsuits are just divoon, I think I likey the pink one best!
    My hair is hennaed, and I do like a spot of makeup.If I knew how to hide my double chin with photo effects I totally would! Ha!I'm pretty much as you see, o yes, excess flesh and all.
    Goddess! I worship thee!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  21. We are having snow and very cold temperatures over here too - definitely more like January than March!

    My two piece bathing suit days are over, so I love these one piece ones. Both of them look great on you!

    How fake am I? Well, I haven't seen my natural hair colour in about 25 years, and some days the girls get a boost with a padded bra, but otherwise everything is pretty much the real me. I have been known to use the healing brush in photoshop on some of the dark blotches on my face though ;)

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  22. i love the cut of vintage swimsuits. so much more flattering and pretty than suits of today.

    hmmm, i don't know how to use photoshop and if i did i would probably use it.

    what you see is what you get on my blog. i die with a bra on much less spanx. i wear lipstick and mascara and my hair is going gray. it ain't that pretty but it is me!

    xo
    juanita

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  23. Oh you look
    Amazing!!

    Can't believe you are wearing a swimsuit in all that snow mind. Wooly jumpers all the way for me til it gets warmer

    Have a lovely weekend x

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  24. You are so good looking that I probably have a girl (woman) crush on you. I believe we have the same attitude to a lot of things. Food - I don't eat meat and "meaty" fish, but I like mussels though ... Exercise - about 2.5-3 hours / week, AND I like booze (rather often), but actually in moderate amounts (with some exceptions ...). Lots of makeup, always high heels (pure vanity - better proportions) and colored hair. In other words - plenty of fake!

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  25. Stunning and fabulous everything you wear is magic. I'm kicking myself I didn't buy the first ever pair of vintage swimsuits I saw a few months back. But in all honest I didn't have a cent left in purse and the shop didn't have card facilities.

    I'm fancying the denim swimsuit but agree that the pik one is stunning on you. X

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  26. You look absolutely amazing! Enjoy the pub!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  27. Looking very cool today Vix, I love both the swimsuits. I still think of one of your photos after being in India is my favourites - you are outside in the winter weather in a bikini and a fur coat. I read Reva's post too about camouflage, I think you look fabulous - the pigtails really suit you.

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  28. Phwoarrr! Bloody hell love, you look fab. I love that pink one. It's lush.
    Not much of me is fake really. Dyed hair for sure but I thin of that as a cover up, much like my blunt cut fringe which is not only brave for a woman my age, so I'm told but hides my frown line a treat! Make up as well oh yeah, and a the occasional padded bra a bit of extra help to fill those vintage frocks every now and then.
    Well, this weather is pure shit. More snow, so stay warm and have great weekend. Yes, we must sort some dates out for a girly get together.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxxxxxxx

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  29. Loooove this post! Those suits are killer gorgeous! And so are you! :)

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  30. ooooo...! *wolf whistle*
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I shall be your regular visitor =)
    Also I really love the grey swimsuit xx

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  31. ooooo...! *wolf whistle*
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I shall be your regular visitor =)
    Also I really love the grey swimsuit xx

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  32. Blimey, I'm not sure which swimming costume I like best, possibly the pink one, but they're both amazing, bet you're looking forward to festival weather so you can wear them with a pair of wellies. My computer wanted to change that to willies...
    I occasionally fiddle with my eye bags on pic monkey but not always, obviously my hair is the fakest part of me... and I love it. You look bloody gorgeous in a swimsuit, I need more self control so I can slim my figure. It may happen. Have a great time at the pub xxx

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  33. These swimsuits are so fabulous, and you are HOT, HOT, HOT! The shoes are amazing; great colors. I need to hunt for some candy-coloured goodness. Love the accessories, too. :) Enjoy the pub! XO

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  34. As I am over 46 (47)I will try the over 40 in a bikini gig but I know I will disappoint. unlike you.fabulous darling.

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  35. I swim every day at the same time as an 84 year old woman named "Mary" who is so delightful. Her latest gripe is that everyone expects a woman her age to wear suits with the low cut thighs. I've given up my goal to be the fittest lady in the pool -- I want to be like Mary who is the oldest lady at the pool and still cool!

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  36. I'm so jealous, your thighs don't meet in the middle! Sigh, I so wish mine didn't, 30 mins exercise.....a day? Mmm may have to ponder that one lmao. Wrap up warm and watch out fer chapel hat pegs!

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  37. You look totally gorgeous in this swimsuit. And your not much fake at all.
    *SQUEEZE MYSELF IN CONTROL PANTS* No thank you.... I HATE ANY FEELING OF RESTRICTION ON MY BODY!
    Even socks that are a bit tight around the ankles get thrown off in seconds. *lol*

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  38. Veggies unite :o) I have finally given up fish as well. You look fab. My only fake bit is the blonde hair.

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  39. You look fab in a swimsuit. I love that pink one. Have a great weekend... maybe you will find your sewing mojo? Xx

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  40. Wow you could be 'Miss Birmingham' in those cozzies, although I'm surprised you haven't got goose pimples on a day like today. My fake bits are highlights/lowlites (whatever they're called) in my hair every few months but grey bits showing at the moment. Full make-up every work day and I do have a pair of those hideous Bridget Jones knickers but I only wear them about twice a year.

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  41. Damn you fine!!! I want that pink suit!! You don't eat sugar! I wish I was like that-- I am a sugar fiend!
    becky :)

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  42. That 1st swimsuit is lovely...!

    Since I have started the gym I have noticed my thighs are getting a lot more toned, hopefully one day they will be as nice as yours ha ha x

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  43. great post vix. you look great. i'm going to try some of your tips. the sugar part is the hardest. keep looking good lucy x

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  44. You look fabulously and really sexy!
    I do all that I can to keep myself out of the plastic surgery office and all that I can to be as healthy as possible so I can continue to dress in my thrifted clothes and enjoy my daily sunny life and my family.
    And like you said: we have to give some things up (sugar, junk food, inactivity) in order to stay in good shape.
    Besos,

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  45. You look so great in both of these swimsuits (I especially like the denim one), that I hope you actually wear them. Your India pics always show you in a bikini (which you also look great in, of course).
    My main artifice is editing. I take 20 photos to get one good one. As you know, I don't dye my hair (I like stripey bangs). I get comments on my blog expressing surprise that I can wear clothes I wore 30 years ago.

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  46. Gorgeous you! Love both those swimsuits, Vix and you look smokin hot. I'm a veggie too, and I exercise every day but mother nature still has her way with me. Hair is colored blonde, else it would be all silver!

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  47. I am speechless yet again, stupified by the blinding awesome-ness that radiates from you! LOVE the vintage suits and you are the perfect person to show them off...I think we should meet up in Goa, I HAVE to see you in person! xxx

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  48. HAHAHAH 'hot women over 50 in bikini'.. that's hilarious. Well you don't even look 46, you are too gorgeous!I actually really like the blue swimsuit, it almost looks like denim. My mid rif isn't my strongest feature, so this covers up perfectly!

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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  49. Ok first love the pretty in pink skirted bathing suit & the candy platforms! I don't have the time to edit my photos so what you see is what you get! I have fake hair as the grey arrives every freaking 3 weeks & I wear heels most days too as I am 5'3
    Denise

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  50. I love both those swimsuits!! I guess the "fake" part of me is my hair - I've died it black for years (but I'm in good copy right?)

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  51. Absolutely stunning, Vix! So beautiful. Thanks for modeling those incredible bathing suits for us. Once again, you are the vintage queen of the internet.

    Fake? My hair is colored sometimes, make-up and nail polish; you know, the female usual. I do like to wear tall shoes even though I'm nearly 6' already. I do wear less extreme shoes these days to preserve my feet. It's an over 50 thing which is ...... okay. Cowboy and combat boots can be fun too.

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  52. Divine. You have a body that could wear a string bikini. But I love you choose to go vintage. xo

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  53. I doesn't really matter what you put on, bikini or vintage one-pieces - it's the foundation body underneath that makes everything look amazing.
    I like sausage casing for cramps or clothes that feel too tight. Lipstick is my go-to but today I went Full Face, yikes.

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  54. You look amazing in both these cozzies Vix, I know a lot of young girls who would kill for that bod. I dye my hair, though I'm lazy about it and let my roots grow out far too often, tried fake tan years ago and just looked stupid, it's just not me,and I wear make up and a padded bra. No control pants though, I always feel like if I ever gave into those things then I would need them all the time, so it's better to never start. Plus I don't think I could stand the discomfort, I hate feeling cooped up in clothes. Must admit, if I could afford it I would be tempted to have a boob job, four kids have taken their toll. When I see a badly done boob job I think, oh no, I'll just stick with my pancakes, but when I see a good one it makes me wish I could look like that. xx

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  55. Lady if I had a body like yours I would do swimsuit posts every other week lol. Fake? These days its mostly just my dyed hair and large dobs of concealer and mascara. On a night out once (in my late 20s) my friends and I were laughing our heads off about any poor man who woke up with one of us (if we should ever decide to have a one night of passion thing). Dyed hair, fake tan, false eyelashes, false nails, make-up, make-up and more make-up, pants to pull tummies in and bras to push boobs up, and shoes to make us look at least an inch taller. Not fake at all then really haha.
    Val
    xxx

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  56. Despite my veggie diet, exercise and limiting my alcohol intake to less than 4 days a week I'll never look like this! You look fab! Damn my genetic make up :o(

    It does make me laugh how people find our blogs, I haven't looked for a while, but I remember it being rather bizarre when I did!

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  57. You can't beat a vintage swimming costume, love them, and your figure is perfect, who needs touch ups!

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  58. Love the pink one!
    Fakery? Um, hair dye, that's it, I mostly forget to even put on make up! When I do, it's usually eyeliner, mascara and lipstick with a bit of powder, I loathe foundation as it never goes on properly.

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  59. Wolfwhistle! You win the title. Miss Heavenly Blogger 2013.

    It's the pink one for me, just love it. You still look so lovely and brown. It's good to hear how you maintain your lovely figure.

    I had my hair dyed a couple of months ago, I occasionally put fake tan on my legs in the summer and I wear eye make up when I go out in the evenings. Generally I am quite lazy. An awful lot of the time I walk around with bad hair and panda eyes, which is why I am so in awe of you looking this amazing every single day! xxxx

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  60. You got it so flaunt it for all of us, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Much love, my dear Vix.
    Please where can I purchase a body like yours?hehehheheheheh lol
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  61. Oh my, you still look so bronzed and lovely...my pathetic excuse of a tan faded away ages ago. As much as I think you look gorgeous in a cossie, they really don't hold a candle to you in a bikini. In all truthfulness it would be a crime to cover up that sassy midriff of yours on a beach. If you've got it, flaunt it! You can always (like you mentioned in a previous post) use the cossies as substitute leotards at festivals and just in your fabulous daily ensembles.
    Yup, you've definitely given the "mature woman" googlers a treat with these pics...I really don't like that expression "mature woman", the word 'mature' makes me think of ripe old cheese...they should call it something more lovely than that...xXx

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  62. Vix - you are amazing - there's no doubt about that, but all you other ladies who are beating yourselves up about your lumpy bumpy bits ! I wonder how many of you have had children ? if you've had 2/3/4 or more and had your bod stretched to the size of a barage balloon several times, - you're never gonna look as gorgeous as our Vix are you ? unless you have a tummy tuck or have it all sucked away ! so stop putting yourselves down you Mum's out there !!

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  63. You look amazing and both the swimsuits are fantastic, especially the pink one is a treasure! I'm not so brave to show my body (wait a minute..in my last post I was wearing a Bra!) I think I have some mental issues and I never accepted completely my appearance, now I'm in a repent moment because I think I Put on some weight and I always want to be skinny as I used to be, so it's a constant fight!
    I should probabily follow your lifestyle and try to be thin with more exercise, I'm sure that even 30 minutes a day are enough judging by your fabulous results!
    In my blog I'm often a drag queen and I love to work on my photos as if they were paintings, but not always, in real life I can't live without make up, especially foundation because I'm very pale and wedges, even if I probabily don't need heels, I love to be taller!
    I'm a 30% fake!
    Have a wonderful Saturday!
    Lots of love
    Xxxxxxxxxx

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  64. You are gorgeous in you vintage swimsuits! You are an inspiration as I gaze out the window at our raging blizzard in this part of the planet.

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  65. You do look great in a bathing suit Vix! Well really, you would look great in a brown paper sack.

    The thing I try to fake are my eyebrows. I've never plucked them in my life but they are so fine that they need colouring in if I'm to look like I have any at all. And I have two scars on my face from childhood accidents that I work around when selecting which photos to use on my blog. But I don't worry about covering them in real life (any more) because they would only be apparent if you were really close to my face, and there is really only one person who gets that close, and he's already seen them!

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  66. I wish I looked good as you do wearing a swimsuit! I'm not the biggest fan of my body but I accepted that it's the only one I have haha And about how fake I am: my hair is not ginger but blonde, both of my arms, legs, my back and my hips are tattooed, my lashes are fake and my eyebrows just wish they were pigmented! xxx

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  67. How fake am I? As fake as I can get away with! I'd do false eyelashes, except I can't be bothered. I exercise, sometimes. Luckily, haven't needed to replace a hip, or any other joints. My hair could use a dose of magic, I need a face-lift, but other than that, I'm good to go....

    Cheers,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogsot.com

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  68. You look gorgeous!
    I'm in Thailand now, but Kyiv is buried under the show now. It's crazy - they have more snow now, in the end of March, then they had all winter))

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  69. You look so lovely Vix and your swimsuits are gorgeous. You are great advocate for healthy eating.
    Love Pam in TX.x

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  70. You look lovely in your vintage swimsuits.
    Fake bits? I dye my hair red & I wear make up. And do glasses count?xx

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  71. I loved Reva's and now I love this post, Vix. First, you could rock a burlap sack, so your rock quotient is through the roof in these swimsuits!

    I think fake is ok - whatever makes you feel good - though I must admit to being a pretty low-maintenance babe, especially these days. Can't live without mascara, liquid eyeliner, and lipgloss. In the summer, must have bright toenails and fake tan. Luckily I take after my 72-yr old Mom, who still has brown hair and doesn't dye it. Her friends would hate her if they knew. :) xoxo

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  72. Being comfortable in your own skin is probably one of the biggest challenges for a lot of people. You inspire followers world wide with your words of wisdom and gorgeous photos. Take a big bow you fabulous woman you!

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  73. Oh Vix I have been a bit, hmmm just not into blogland. Decided to have a wee peek tonight, and pow!!!!! Look at you, looking frickin amazing!!!! Oh my goodness, what fabulous bath suits.
    love V

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  74. I'm sure you'll give all those seekers of "mature woman in a bikini" quite the thrill. You look fabulous. I especially love the pink swimsuit. Mmm...I don't photoshop my pictures but I do dye my hair and wear makeup and heels so I guess semi-fake.

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  75. What a breath of fresh air in this sodding snow , you look amazing, just looked up your secrets on keeping your figure , I am definatley going to stick to my exercise dvd now xxx

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  76. You look amazing, both swimming costumes are fabulous, and with you in them, they look even better!
    I tweak the odd crease or spot on PicMonkey, dye my hair and wear makeup, and I LOVE my control pants, they are a marvellous thing! Other than that, not a lot of fakery going on here, but a whole lot of laziness! Distracting people from the imperfections by wearing mad clothes is a good tactic! xxxxx

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  77. Thats a great body to have....and both the swimsuits looks awesome!!!

    vegetarian diet rocks, I have on one since childhood (when I could not stand the smell of any meat or fish!!) ..i eat eggs sometimes and rest vegtables, fruits.....have left aerated drinks since teenage years and when i get compliments for my skin (without make up) I thank that day in school when I decided not to have any more cokes or pepsi!!

    Excercise especially yoga and running are my favorites!!...
    so i guess the secret to good body and skin is universally same - good food, excercise and being happy :)

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  78. You look amazing, I have no words. You should wear a bikini all summer, you look THAT good wearing one.

    <3

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  79. You look fabulous, Vix. Those cossies look as good as your bikinis, and it's not every-one can wear a vintage swimming suit.

    I've no shame in slapping on the fake tan, and you've inspired me to get myself in gear and dig out the St Moriz!

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  80. That psychedelic swimsuit is so you – it reminds me almost a little of the wallpaper on your stairs! Also the denim swimsuit really reminds me of Charlie’s Angles for some reason. Further proof that you not only rock amazing clothes, but swimwear too xxx

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  81. Ha ha! I too 'crop the crap' from the sides of my blog shots! Oh the horror if anyone actually saw my house (though I did spend the afternoon tidying up whilst dancing around to Django Reinhardt!) that's pretty much the only editting I do to my blog shots apart from putting them in Picmonkey to enhance the colours when the weather is drab and washed out!x
    The thing I love about vintage swimsuits is the low legs- I've always preferred that type of swimming costume! You look brilliant in them both!x

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  82. I ♥ your story! You're definitely the "real thing". Well, except for a couple of things.

    I need to get back to the "30 minute" thing...No make up or hair coloring for me and I'd LOVE a shot at wearing either swimsuit!

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  83. I crop my images so my rolls don't show but thats pretty much it I do like being tan!

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  84. I saw your vacay pics on Facebook and know you can rock a bikini without any sort of enhancement at all. I do love these vintage one pieces; I haven't worn a bikini in years although Desiree has made me think about it a lot.

    I don't have PhotoShop, just free Picasa, so no wrinkle-removal feature. I definitely have dyed red hair (and brows when done in the salon). I try to hide my acne rosacea under foundation, but I hate wearing it. I've been trying to master liquid eyeliner for ages. And if a dress is super tight, I'll add a shaper slip just to keep everything from slipping...lol.

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  85. You're amazing and in amazing shape. How beautifully honest and real you are! I'm delighted to read that you're a vegetarian as am I - I also don't drink but I haven't done the 30 minute a day exercise routine and had been looking at shapers and such. I like your pretty pink 60s psychedelic print skirted swimsuit - you really rock it.

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  86. I love your pink St. Michael psychedelic print skirted swimsuit. I love that colour. It's nice that you're a vegetarian :) I'm a vegetarian too. Your 30 minute a day exercise routine works well. I'm afraid I haven't been exercising enough and had been looking at shapewear. You're amazing and amazingly real and open. Your eyes are made up beautifully and I like the look of your hair and lipstick as always. As fore me, my grey hair, wrinkles and midriff bulge are all real but unfortunately most of my teeth are fake (dentures).
    Thank you for the sweet comment on my last post :)

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  87. AMAZING bod & AMAZING togs darling Vix! You never cease to amaze me with your beauty & style. I'd fake it if it meant I look as hot as you in a swimsuit! Xx

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  88. You look incredible!! I have a very similar lifestyle/diet to you although unfortunately I do sometimes like junk food and sugar is probably my biggest downfall! I'm trying to eat more vegetarian food though and have found it makes a big difference to my skin and digestion.

    Lx

    www.whatlisawrote.blogspot.co.uk

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  89. You are a doll, Vix. I would love to be built like you.

    I still read. Just don't comment much. The office job precludes it.

    We can't get rid of the damn snow here in Ohio either.

    Love you loads,

    SB

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  90. Wow look at you, you look absolutely gorgeous! I love the swimsuits.

    Fake? well my hair is dyed and straightened and I never leave the house without makeup on. I actually don't think people would recognise me if they saw me with curly hair!

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  91. Stunning body and beautiful swimsuits
    I too watch what i eat and work out
    you have to put in a little effort and you do and look great
    How do you manage to answer all your comments?

    Ariane xxx

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  92. Just one word today "STUNNING" love dee xxx

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  93. i love the suits..it is refreshing to read about how much we use to fake it everyday..my long hours i college,sweaty days don't allow me to wear more than kajal .. and i have chipped nail polish on my toes..i don't wear heels at all..i can't walk on the roads here with those anymore due to an injury a few months back..i hate those slimming underwear.my mom bought them once,they made me feel tragic..i would rather enjoy my food and the company than have to shift uncomfortably wearing something so restricting..
    p.s-i had marked this post for so long.i wanted to read it and finally have the time now..wish i could play holi with you and tanaya(i think you know her blog,all things bright and bling and everything in between)

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  94. I found your post by searching 'HOTTEST CHICK EVER IN FABULARSE VINTAGE SWIMSUITS'!

    You are so amazing - I especially love the PINK swimsuit and the hot pink lippy!

    Love you more than lentils!

    Sarah xxx

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  95. great post! your vintage swimsuits are so adorable. and they looks stunning on you!

    this post made me think ... did i ever post a swim wear picture of myself?!

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  96. Ahhh, finally a chance to catch up on all the loveliness of the world of VIX!! I've been looking for a quote of Nora Ephorn's for you about wearing a bikini every day. I'm sure you remember her advise to the young 26 year old gals to put one on and wear it everyday until your 35.

    Well later she said she was wrong and that she wished she wore one up into her 50's!!! We'll I'm sorry I can't find that direct quote, but it does apply to you, Honey! Cuz, with your rocking bod and nicely shaped waist you need to take her advice and not hide that under a onezie.;) So, I totally agree with Miss. Frocktasia, and ditto what she said!

    I also have to add that I love your old club stories I know we'd have some fun ones to exchange!

    And, Drag Queens are my favorite stylish gals! I always feel like one when I've done it all up to 100% and then some, glad to know we are in such good company!:)

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