Monday, 10 March 2014

Model Behaviour - When Vix Met Hattie & The Dame



When Kerry asked me to model a couple of her handmade cocktail hats for her website, The House Of Harrie Hattie, I jumped at the chance, especially when she bribed me with the chance to dress up in her Vivienne Westwood cape.


We met on the vintage fair circuit and became firm friends. She's a huge Dame Viv fan (if you can't already tell) and like any mate of mine, she adores car boot sales, charity shops and not taking life too seriously. 


Kerry makes all her creations by hand using the finest Harris Tweed, tartan and British tweed fabrics. You don't need to be going anywhere fancy or be a posh country type to wear one. I'm an urbanite through and through, I'll wear a ball gown to Asda. After all, a day without dressing up is a day wasted. 


I'm loving how well tartan sits with psychedelia, who'd have thought it? 


Jon's a star, abandoning his chainsawing activities to photograph a pair of cackling women!
Linking us both to Patti's Visible Monday and to Judith's Hat Attack # 9

I'm wearing 1960s psychedelic maxi (eBay, 2009), Velvet platforms (Office, 2012), Wooden beads (made by Tania), House of Harrie Hattie cocktail hat and a Vivienne Westwood cape. Kerry's wearing Vivienne Westwood with a House of Harrie Hattie cocktail hat.
It was a bit of a wrench giving the cape back to Kerry, I can tell you.



Its been a glorious couple of days, not that I've seen much of it as I've been indoors working on Kinky's website (with a brief respite for socialising, naturally). I've a gazillion blog posts to catch up on and its my turn to cook tea, such is life!

See you soon.

Updated to share our plaid with Mrs Allnut for Plaidurday

69 comments:

  1. Love the tartan - fabulous! Nice to see some sunshine too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. You two are a pair of supermodels! Love Kerry's creations, and she looks so beautiful in her Dame Viv. As always, you are rocking the psychedelic maxi, but look, tartan too! That cape is an amazing piece, isn't it? Great to see you both frolicking in your garden, did Jon even get a word in edgeways?
    Fab photos, looking forward to seeing them on Kerry's website. International modelling career, here she comes!
    Love you! xxxx

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  3. And what beautiful Tart strutters you are ;)
    Love it .

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  4. ou both look so gorgeous!!!! I love the cape and her shoes are so awesome!!!!

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  5. I'm am drooling all over my keyboard as I type this. Holy hell you gals are the best eye candy I've had all year long. I'm smitten with Kerry's outfit it's a sherbet dream come true and you in that cape I can see why you had a hard time giving it back. HOTNESSS! I would have loved to played with you gals modeling her bad ass hats! Jon was loving every minute.

    Here's to creating something beautiful and sharing it with the world. Hugs and kisses to you both.
    Love you!!!!!!!

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  6. I'd have thunk! Plaid goes with everything! Both of you are so freakin' gorgeous, it makes me silly- and I love her toppers! The fact that she's using Harris tweed, is so awesome- and I bet those hats go with every mood. You're a super model, and both of you show how unique shopping for personal style and not fashion can be.

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  7. the gorgeous twins!!
    pretty pretty hats and i have a westwood-envy now!

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  8. Look how brilliant you two look!

    I adore the plaid she has chosen for those hats. Such pretty colours.

    Those knee high socks and booties are just ...wow. And of course your maxi looks just marvellous.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  9. Oh you two are some gorveous ladys !
    love those tiny hats but do wonder how you put them on and how you get them to stay on !
    Xxx

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  10. You both look so good.
    I love her dinky hats ...
    M x

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  11. You both look gorgeous!

    I do love the cape and hats :)

    xx

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  12. You pair of stunners, you! Beautiful.I love Kerry's hats, they are inspired and plaid rocks.

    Loves ya gorgeous.
    xxxxxx

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  13. Cute cocktail hats and the models aren't bad either! Pleased to hear Kerry's creations are all British made with quality materials. Make sure you grab yourself some sunshine this week.
    xxxxx

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  14. You both look amazing in your tartan. Loving the hat too.

    All the time spent on the website was worth it hun. Hope you make lots of sales.

    X x

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  15. You both look amazing in your tartan. Loving the hat too.

    All the time spent on the website was worth it hun. Hope you make lots of sales.

    X x

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  16. I love both of your outfits, and the headpieces are so much fun!
    I'd love to raid Kerry's closet, especially for her little tartan skirt and knee socks.

    Yes, I hear you have Spring over there, lucky you! At least it's not snowing over here and the temperature is above freezing.

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  17. What fun and what an amazing cape! Jon is a sweetie.

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  18. Ooh all the tartan! Those hats are gorgeous - as is that VW cape!

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  19. Oooh, gorgeous, gorgeous hats!!!! I love her outfit too!! Funky tartan rocks!! X

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  20. I kept smiling while reading this and am still smiling! You are two gorgeous beauties, indeed! All of you did an amazing job - Kerry, you and Jon creating this fun photo shoot. I bet there was so many giggles - I wish I was there!! Thank you for introducing Kerry's creations to me. She is fun and talented - and so are you! The cape is magical, and you styled it so beautifully with your dress... and with yourself. :)

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  21. What a pair of fecking hotties!!!!
    I rather like Dame Viv's work too, and that's a fine specimen of a cape!!!
    The wee cocktail hat is a sweetie!!!
    Ah, a good old cackle with a like minded lovey-how gloriarse!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  22. oh my! you both look fabulous. so much tartan! The only place id like to wear a hat, other then to a picnic is to work and im not allowed to (security or some BS) otherwise my massive collection of floppy hats and berets would have worn out by now. I love Kerrys hats, and both your outfits! lovely!

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  23. Two beauties in tartan and Dame Viv. What more could a woman want to see? LOVE it! (And yes I would have had a hard time giving back that cloak too!) XXX

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  24. Lovely outfits, both of you! I adore tartan, so many different colours!

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  25. you rock tartan and psychedelia! you two are my type of supermodel, you gorgeous women! the hats are fab, you both look amazing in them and I do like Dame Viv too! x x x

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  26. I didnt realise tartan could be so psychadelic. You both look amazing.

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  27. Oh my, what wonderful hats, I love them!

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  28. What fun and what a stylish pair you make. I love tartan and I love VW - I'm sure I saw her once on the tube wearing hair curlers and doctor martins in the 80s but I didn't appreciate who she was or her style in those days and thought she was some mad woman in curlers! Anyhow, tartan and psychadelic prints clearly do work as you have proved!

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  29. You both look fabulous, I just love the tartan! x

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  30. This takes print mixing to a whole new fabulous level so much love for these photos x

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  31. Well there's a gorgeous burst of colour ... that should brighten up even the gloomiest of days.
    xx

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  32. Look at you two gorgeous babes! Love the hats, I think cocktail hats can be worn for any given occasion. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

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  33. I love these pictures! You both look fantastic and the little hats are so cute. And what a cape ... it suits you perfectly and I can certainly believe you had trouble relinquishing it. xo

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  34. This blog was sunny and happy. You both look so pretty and those little hats are the bomb! Thanks for cheering me up. :-)

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  35. Birds of a feather! It's neat how those little hats go with two fairly different outfits. Very cool!

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  36. Wonderful !
    The great fun you both had radiates from your gaze and smiles ...
    On the third picture you really look like a Fairy goddess Vix !
    It's all harmonious : the tartan , the colours , the velvety boots and little coat that match ...

    ~Magical greetings from another Fairy creature~

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  37. I meant the fourth picture !

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  38. Wonderful and inspiring pair.
    i wish i could join in the fun.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  39. LOVE these Cocktail Hats. You two model them well - beautiful ladies.
    x

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  40. What a cute little cape! It suits you so well and looks fabulous with this dress.

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  41. Oh wow Vix you both look amazing! A mess that you had to give the cape back it suits you wonderful!
    The cocktail hats are so lovely too!
    xx Tani

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  42. How lovely the pair of you girls are!
    Those cocktail hats are so adorable!
    I understand why giving back the cape was so hard, wow what a beauty and it was made for you!

    Hugs

    Arianexo

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  43. Jon's Vix and Kerry photos are beautiful. The two of you are admirably busy, and the Kinky Melon's Retro Boutique website is coming along nicely. Your 1960's psychedelic maxi is lovely.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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  44. The hats are adorable, your posts always inspire me to get crafting!

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  45. I miss seeing your fabulous outfits!!! That dress, is gorgeous. Love the bright colours in it. Hope your well x

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  46. doubled fabulousness!!, both of you look so awesome, and those little hats are so Cute and Gorgeous!
    love your psychedelic and tartan mixed outfit, and love you're wearing that pretty cape!
    glad you're enjoying some sunny days!
    besos

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  47. how fabulous you both look..... as soon as I saw that first pic I just thought, you are Dame Vivienne!!x

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  48. I'm in the midst of a Hat Attack with the two of you smiling in your "House of Harrie Hattie" cocktail hats. And that cape is to live for! Vix, you're the perfect model for this website, which I adore, by the way.

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  49. Thank you all for your lovely comments, we had do much fun, Vix & Jon are fear friends and such beautiful people. I'm afraid I've abandoned blogger at the moment to work on my website and sharing time to create my cute hats for the world to see.
    I hope you'll stay in touch I am over at facebook too www.facebook.com/HouseOfHarrieHattie pop over and say Hellooo
    Much love Kerry Xxxxx

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  50. I always knew you were International supermodel material, and look how amazing your friend is too! I love the idea of you frocking up and cackling in the garden. Good old Jon to the rescue doing his David BAiley! Bet that was fun wearing An original Vivienne westwood cape. Xxxxxxxx

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  51. Love the cape and the hat Vix. beautiful

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  52. I like your blog, it's so interesting! And the hat is beautiful.

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  53. That teeny hat really suits you and i'm in LURVE with your dress! xxx

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  54. You both look fantastic - love all the colours and tartan! xx

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  55. you two are so cute in your little hats! She's a very talented hat maker and you're a fabulous model!

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  56. I'm always one the last to comment, and get with the program, but not because I'm in anything but complete admiration of your wee bonny hats and all the gorgeousness. Of course psychedelia goes with tartan. I see it clearly here ... a print mixing triumph. You lovelies look like you had the best dammed time!
    Yep. Jon's an ace. And I wouldn't trust Dan within a long mile of a chainsaw.

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  57. I frickin love tartan with everything and now you've introduced me to the psychedelia-tartan combo, there's no looking back! Bloody amazing pics of you two cackling in the sunshine. xoxoxooxxo

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  58. Love Kerry's look and think her little fascinators are gorgeous. And I wouldn't want to give the cape back either - couldn't you just "borrow" it a bit? XXX

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  59. Loving your friends tartan skirt & scarf!! And the little hats are adorable too :)

    Sal xxx

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  60. I'm not sure my comment posted or not, loving your friends tartan skirt and scarf and the mini hats are adorable :)

    Sal xxx

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  61. So gorgeous, You look like sisters!x

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  62. you both look fabulous .... wow ... i love her little hats.

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  63. I so LOVE this post! Been away from blogger awhile and had lots to catch up here. You both look smashing. Love, love love! x

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  64. What a lovely funny series!
    greetings from Germany :-)

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  65. You are kindred spirits! Adorable. The cape is freakin' fabulous. Too bad you had to give it back. Glad to see you enjoying a bit of sunshine!! XXXOOO

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  66. Thank you for sharing the hats by Kerry on Hat Attack! The two of you model these works of art to perfection. Inspiring!

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