Monday, 15 April 2013

Go Wild In The Country



Fifties fashion? Never wear it. Well except for trips to Asda and roaming the forest, obviously. 


Wearing feminine nipped-in waistlines, full skirts and the demure midi length makes me feel such a fraud. I'm clumsy, noisy and stomp around in a way that belies my size but the space-age shoulders and sparkly lamé fabric have meant that I've held on to this jumble sale dress for longer than I intended.


The weather was so windy yesterday I quiffed and sprayed my hair to oblivion to save being blinded by a stray lock and this frock seemed like the perfect accompaniment.


Worn with my trademark neon brights , clumpy platform heels and a pile of bastard jewellery I definitely felt more Vix than a clean-cut 1950s housewife.

Those of a nervous disposition look away now - freaky arm alert.
We're trading at two vintage fairs (HERE and HERE) this weekend.  This was the photo shoot I blogged about doing. Despite being locked out of the venue, Sunday's relentless wind & wind, having to scale a couple of fences and getting lost in the wilds of the Staffordshire countryside they didn't turn out too badly.





I'm linking me and my vintage gang to Patti's Visible Monday.

1950s cocktail dress (jumble sale, 2012) worn with Urban Outfitters belt (present from Liz), a stack of bright jewellery (Including gifts from bloggin' babes Sarah Misfit, TaniaKrista & Helga), £5 candy platforms and a hair flower made by me.

Our weekend was busy but brilliant, hope yours was too. We even managed to get to our first car boot sale of 2013. I'll share my bag of swag with you later!

See you soon.

81 comments:

  1. You look great in 50s fashion, your figure is perfect for it, but I know I hardly ever wear it myself too. I feel much more comfortable in other eras. You all looking great in the line up.

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  2. The look suits you! Lovely to hear that you had a great weekend! Friday was great but then i had to work ...

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  3. Magnificent! I ADORE this fabulous Space Age 50s frock and the accessories are PERFECT. Love your hair like this too - now I want to wear MY hair like this... I just want to be you, amor! The tights and shoes are frickin exquisite. Like you.

    Love you more than porn!

    Sarah xxx

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  4. That dress is amazing! I love that it has space age shoulders and the shiny silver fabric is fab! It reminds me a bit of the dresses worn by the characters in the Jetson's cartoon series I used to watch as a kid. Best of all you've made this dress so very you!

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  5. Oh Vix you a much much more than a 1950s housewife could even dream to be! The dress worn with you Vix accessories is perfection! Love those scooters I would have to have me a pink one!

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  6. Aah love the retro scooters, the photos are fab! And you in your midi dress are absolutely fantastic even more so after you Vix-ed it up with bright stockings and jewellery xxx

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  7. GAH!!!! Of course that frock's keeper. Lurex, shoulders, baaaaaastard jewellery, fecking gorgeous tights and shoooooooooz - you've Vixified that 50s frock, which I shall christen Mother's Little Helper (not sure if you're a gin drinker though) ;). Yay for boot sale season - eeeeeeep!! The brolly shot is hilarious - the bloke looks like he's saying/doing something very norty! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  8. Hmmm ... I never use fifties fashion, but what if I am wrong. You have been wrong because you look super feminine, beautiful and not clumsy at all - in fact very slim etc.

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  9. GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! I'm in love with this dress! I was browsing through vintage section of Etsy last night and there were so many nice stuffs! But never this good.. this dress rocks and you are truly the Vintage Queen :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  10. Well you know that I love the 50's and im loving your dress you look gorgeous. Looks like you had a fab weekend love the scooters. look forward to seeing your carboot finds, dee xxx

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  11. Your spin on the look makes it so totally YOU..beautiful! :D The shoulders are super fun; I can't get rid of anything that sparkles either. lol It really is lovely, and you look divine! XOXO

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  12. Fabulous in 50s flair, my dear Vix.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  13. Loving that frock - definately not frumpy on you :)

    Also loving the scooters.

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  14. You look fabulous - you should definitely dabble with 50s style a bit more often (though you are a 60s/70s hippy kitten at heart, I know.

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  15. Oh Vix - I love your take on vintage housewife! Its so much more fun then trying to be a "perfect" 50's housewife xoxox

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  16. love how you've styled that 50's frock your own way, that neon tights, fabulous platforms and colorful bijouterie are just You!!, love your great attitude and style!, and love your 'vintage gang' photos, you're über-fabulous!!!
    besos

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  17. love me some lurex, and especially you in a space age lurex upholstered shouldered dream dress - glad you had a magninficent weekend, us and froglets found best park ever! x

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  18. I do love 50s fashion, I think you've made it your own with this outfit though, and it is gorgeous. Glad your weekend was good though. Xx

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  19. I never wear 50s clothes but you made me want it! The dress on it's own may look like a classic 50s one but with all the accessories you made a fantastic look like you always do! xxx

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  20. I love how you can really make any era your own! Beautiful as always Vix. Sounds like a brilliant weekend. xx/Madison

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  21. Oh Vix you know I am going to love this dress, its just gorgeous, you look fabulous in it!!! I love that you wear it your way and it fits into the wonderful style you have.
    Your hair looks divine with the flower(water lily??), so pretty.
    Can't wait to see the car-boot finds.
    love V

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  22. I really do like this dress Vix, it's just lovely. I think I remember when you got it xxxx

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  23. I love it, the shape suits you so much. And the material is gorgeous.
    Looks like you had a fun weekend. xx

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  24. Ooh I love this dress, looks great after being Vix-ified! :)

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  25. Looks like you were having fun with the scooter boys! Lovely dress - it shows off your tiny waist to perfection. Hope you picked up some good stuff at the first boot sale of the year! I haven't been to one yet! xxx

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  26. Hi there-this dress looks awesome on you and definitely should be a keeper, the style is so you! The photo shoot looked a lot of fun and well done for getting to a booty too, ours were cancelled due to the rain, boo!!

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  27. What a gorgeous dress and I LOVE your eye makeup here x

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  28. This is such a great look, I love it! x

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  29. it is quite a gorgeous dress..i am not into the demure 50s at all..but i can see the charm of this one here...

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  30. Muy bonito el vestido!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  31. So glad this dress got to come out and play - you look too gorgeous in it, Vix, and not like a 50's housewife in the least : > Great photo shoot, thanks for sharing with Visible Monday xoxoxo

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  32. Your are so funny Vix! I do know what you mean by the 50's style but I gotta say I like how you make it still Vix! The fabric on that dress is shimmertastic and you look like candy fairy in the forest.

    Your vintage photo shoot looks like fun! You are the cutest one in the lot:) can't wait to speak soon, hopefully I'll get the time right;p
    Loveyoubunches
    Xxoo

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  33. You did the '50's with a Vix twist; that included lots of bastards jewels and those funkylicious platform shoes and ties.
    It was definite worth all the troubles to get some pictures like the 3 group ones.

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  34. Well it might not be your usual shape or length, but the shiny silver fabric, a ton of your trademark jewellery, and the big old platforms means the 50s dress has been totally Vixified!
    You look amazing, of course, love your quiff and your freaky arms!
    The photo shoot looks great, and yes, it does look as though the bloke next to you in the last shot is pinching your arse. He didn't, did he?!
    Looking forward to a tour of your car booty! xxxx

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  35. I'm a big fan of fifties dresses and you look fabulous in that little lurex/lame (what's the difference?)number. What a teeny tiny waist you have. xx

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  36. You totally turn that beautiful dress into a spectacular-Vixified outfit!!
    I love the shape, the silver fabric and the shoulders and I think that the colorful, childhood inspired accessories are perfect with it!
    The mod photoshoot is fabulous and I like your freaky arm too (I'm sorry that I haven't inherited but both my mother and my sister have it!)...
    Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxx

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  37. Donna Reed you'll never be, my dear, and thank goodness for that! You're rockin' that sweet, vintage dress for sure.

    Best of luck for continued success at your vintage fairs. Visited your website recently and WOW, I was SO impressed! Nice work!

    xxx



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  38. The dress is gorgeous and you look great in it. '50s dresses look so much better styled the way you have done it than with all '50s stuff.xx

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  39. I LOVE your unique 'Vix take' on 50's style seeing as you said it's not usually your cup of tea.

    You look incredible and made the look all your own.

    Lx

    www.whatlisawrote.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. You look gorgeous, love the green eye shadow and that 50s lurex number is spectacular!! The pic of all of at the vintage fair is so cute!
    Becky :)

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  41. Same pinch for the neon coloured belt! You looks so colourful here,love the chunky beads and rings! You have lifted this drab coloured dress into a carnival-esque outfit!

    Love
    Shubhi's Revels

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  42. I love that silver green with the neon pink is just perfect. I love it, you could never do 50s housewife, way too boring. All those other mods look great! And that girl is my new clothing hero! xxx

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  43. Totally love the space age shoulders. You look delightful in that dress Vix.

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  44. Fifties fashion may not be the decade you usually reach for in your wardrobe, but my, your reinterpretation here looks SO glamorous.

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  45. Really love this outfit. The silver lame with the splashes of pink and those gorgeous colourful beads are perfect for a spring day xxx

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  46. You look so beautiful in that dress! I love the 70s does 50s look, so much more interesting than real 50s fashion which like you I think tends to be rather prim and drab. Loving that dress on you, and the gorgeous hair do! Hope you enjoyed being feted for your press day, my dear, great pics.

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  47. Is there anything you DON'T look good in, woman ??? ha ha, Think this one should be a keeper, it looks fab on you, love how you accessorised it. Cool Vespa's.

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  48. 1950's with a touch of Vix I like it, I ca. See very much so why you held onto it. Lovely. X

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  49. You DO have the perfect petite figure for all the 50's frocks I come across! I think you rock it beautifully;it goes to show that you can make any look/era your own with some imagination and personality! I love the forcks, but I reckon you and I would have been hanging with the rockers, as they would have been having much more fun!
    It's a lovely frock, and you are wearing it like a star! You certainly outshine the other peeps in the pix!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  50. Oh how gorgeous you look! I adore this frock on you! Let me know if it ever finds its way onto Kinky Melon!! Love your biker babes photoshoot too!x

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  51. Love your fifties dress. I know what you mean about fifties fashion, I absolutely love it but never feel graceful or ladylike enough to wear it.

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  52. You know I'm partial to a Fifties frock and that one is a delight. Despite wearing them myself, I'm not at all graceful...rugby player thighs and have to fight the urge to wear DM's with then all the time!
    You own that look and it's been truly Vixified...love it.
    Those photos of you all are brilliant.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxxxxxxx

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  53. What an amazing dress to have picked up at a car boot! I love those shoulders, they make the dress a little bit quirkier :)

    Charlotte Adele

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  54. Love the look so different but you still have you mark on it!
    The fair's photo shoot looks so cool
    Wish i was there and going through your racks of wonderful frocks!

    Hugs and love

    Ariane

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  55. Love all you girls in the photo shoot pictures; I just wish I could've been there too!
    Mr B has drafted a post and would like to use your girl on a motorcycle piccy and link to you. Is that OK?
    Z xx

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  56. Love the outfit -- it's so bright and cheery!

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  57. Oh my gosh! Your green eye shadow is gorgeous! Lovely outfit! I love how you mix colors!

    x

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  58. Love your belt! What a fun bunch of people to hang around with :)

    xx
    maya

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  59. I'm totally blown away by your outfit! Not only is it gorgeous but it brings the 50s back to life! I ought to know because I lived through the 50s (and attended the 1964 World's Fair). Your gorgeous dress brings the Space Age back to life for me. It reminds me of seeing the many of the movies (and TV shows like Flash Gordon) mentioned in the lyrics of the song from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" titled: "Science Fiction Double Feature". If you know me you'd probably not surprised to learn I loved it and watched Rocky Horror in theatres 11 times. I apologize for explaining ad-nauseam and digressing, but old codgers like me do tend to bend one's ear like that (I know that's not a good excuse).

    The vintage 50s look of your outfit and hair is perfection! With that gorgeous sparkly silver lamé fabric and 50s style puffy shoulders fabric, you look like you could be queen of a planet having just stepped out of Flash Gordon's space ship! The beautiful hair-flower looks perfect for the Garden of Eden the space ship obviously time-traveled to, and the pink colour (my absolute favourite) of your belt buckle and hosiery contrasts and coordinates perfectly with the lush foliage - are those rhododendrons? You made that hair-flower? You're amazing! It's beautiful!!!
    I'm not surprised that you hung on to that dress. It would also be a lovely dress to wear to any high-class gathering (including cocktail parties).

    My, you're busy with those vintage fairs! Your crowd looks interesting. The jumbles and vintage fairs must be fascinating to shop at. The adventure continues! Love it. :)

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  60. First let's talk about your hair shall we ... perfection! I love it poofed up like that and with the flower. And the dress is beautiful on you. What a neat see-through belt.

    You all look so terrific ... That must have been lts of fun to participate in.

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  61. You look stunning it that dress Vix and I can see why you held on to it. the photo shoot turned out well and good luck with the vintage fairs.

    If I get chance I might pop into the Wolves one.

    X x

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  62. I adore 50's fashion and boy you can rock it and make it your own! The tights and shoe combination killllllllllll me!!! xx

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  63. No wonder you've held onto it. It's trans-generational fashiontastical. Yes, a loverly mix of Vix and the Jetsons, together at last. And it feels so right.

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  64. The dress is gorgeous! Love the photos with all of the other lovely ladies, too :)

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  65. You Vixified that 50's dress!! i love how you styled it--it looks more like you--in a space-agey way!!

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  66. I love this dress and the way you style it. It looks so space age and so fab with the pink and platforms.

    xxx

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  67. You may not love the fifties, but this fifties dress loves you! With your addition of accessories and the flair that you bring to everything you wear, this look is fabulous!

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  68. The pink tights totally make this look for me. AWESOME :O)

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  69. Love that dress and the belt! You could really rock '50s dress if you wanted to - just put your hair up like Helga's and you're there!

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  70. I think you should go to Asda and be a forest nymph more often! You look so lovely. You have the perfect figure for that gorgeous space age ice blue dress and the colourful accessories make it perfectly you.

    This vintage fair you are doing this weekend looks rather exciting!Looking forward to hearing all about it.
    xxxxx

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  71. I really should stop commenting on your blog Vix. I only say the same thing over and over. But gah, I love your posts- love you. Looking as magnifique as ever, love.

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  72. You look just wonderful Vix! What a great day for all! xx

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  73. woooow you look absolutely stunning! i love that flower in your hair! and what a fabulous dress! also love your pink tights!
    kiss,mary

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  74. Well I think you can rock 50's fashion pretty cool!
    Denise

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  75. this 50s dress is awesome! loooooove it!!! also i like all these pictures with those vintagey girls and vespas ...

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  76. Wow love this look on you - you look great :D

    Hope you are well? .. havent been on for a while ...

    Sal x

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  77. Oh Vix I'm so far behind but had to say how much I liked this post. Like you, I don't feel like 50's style suits me, though I do love it. I always feel like you need neat hair and a demure walk among other things, whereas I have wild hair and I lope along so I look better in more 60's or 70's styles. But this look is great on you, I like the futuristic feel mixed in with the 50's, even in a crowd of vintage, you still stand out as being very individual. xx

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  78. I love this dress and the space age look of the shoulders with that little fabric detail!

    And, remember there were the perfect 50's housewives and then there were the Teddy Girls and that's the look I'm reminded of here...better watch out for those Mods-gonna get ya!;)

    I must admit though, seeing all those scooters I can barley see your dress cuz I can't stop looking at them-cuz I have crazy scooter envy!!! I love this post, but hate it too, sorry, it's not you...but, it reminds me of my Uber Cool 1959 Vespa, 2 leopard seats, with the most beautiful wide curved calings on the back...heavy sigh, WHY WHY WHY did I sell it WHY...Rosebud!;)

    You all look like you had a great time and I agree with Clare, the gal in the orange is 60's perfection.:)

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  79. I love this frock so much I bought it :P Vix, your store website is SO cool!

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