Wednesday, 3 September 2014

You Tear Men Down Like Roger Moore


My fantasy of channelling a 1970s action film heroine went up in smoke when the first words Jon uttered when I clomped downstairs in my vintage safari suit were Oooooh, very Roger Moore.


But being compared to the worst ever James Bond didn't deter me as I strutted my stuff down the avenue, my bastard massive flares flapping in the breeze, much to the amusement of the carers from the nearby nursing home taking a lunchtime stroll.


Come to think of it I can think of worse comparisons than to Roger. Neither of us are adverse to a spot of sunbathing.

Yesterday afternoon, I'm wearing a crochet bikini, hand made for me by my talented mates, Create Some Time

Or a bit of canoodling with a good looking actor,

At Moseley Vintage Fair on Sunday, the very lovely Cameron is a friend.

and we're both rather fond of a classic car.

That's Ebbie, our 1970 VW Variant.
Mind you, Jon's a fine one to talk.


That's his favourite jacket.

Vintage Bronson of California trouser suit (bought for a song on eBay), 1960s Alfred Tricker Crafts stainless steel choker (car boot sale) 
Just when you thought Vix had been replaced by some freakish Stepford Wife here I am with gratuitous bikini shots and unseemly behaviour. There might be a crumble baking in the oven but it'll be swilled down with a gallon of booze later, you know that I'm no good.

See you soon.


69 comments:

  1. I needed a good smile this morning .
    Humor , wit, vintage fashion and beauty ~ you've got it all Vix .

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  2. I love it! Yeah, Roger might have been passed his best when he got the Bond gig, but don't knock a safari suit! Of course, the fact that it's canary yellow and probably visible from space does help. You look fabulous marching down the road, ready for action, and you'd make a kiss ass 1970s heroine!
    It's not bikini weather here today, that's for sure, but you look gorgeous in yours, and all the Roger-esque shots are just great. And you're right - Jon has NO room to talk!
    Love you! xxxxx

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  3. Hello Vix,

    Well the sun may be hiding behind the clouds here rather more than we should like but you certainly offer a fabulous replacement in your dazzling sunshine trouser suit. Yes, let us hold on to summer for as long as possible and you, dearest Vix, are leading the way.

    We can well imagine the stir as you went for your pint of milk, but that can have been as nothing compared with the bikini shot. Surely, not even Ursula Andress, emerging from the sea, could compare since, whatever, you must have braved double pneumonia to get these images!

    We trust the fair went well for you......whatever, the other stallholders look friendly enough!

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  4. Oh my goodness ... So Funny! Thanks for the laugh, you delightful person.

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  5. How can you look so good in bright yellow! Good work Vix. :)

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  6. Liquor and crumbles - two of my very favorite things! Was the weather warm enough for a bikini? Ours has suddenly turned colder.

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  7. You will never be dull and boring lol , crumble and alcohol with a figure like yours i cant believe it xxx

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  8. I also think this looks like it could have come from the set of Charlie's Angles. Wasn't Jaclyn Smith wearing one exactly like that at one time?

    Hottie Tottie in the bikini!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  9. I also think this looks like it could have come from the set of Charlie's Angles. Wasn't Jaclyn Smith wearing one exactly like that at one time?

    Hottie Tottie in the bikini!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. Can you do the eyebrow thing though?? ;-)

    I should have known you would be out there in a bikini the minute the weather got hot again. x

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  11. You would be my favorite James Bond ever

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  12. You are a fab bond girl, dear vix ;) love the suit.

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  13. A Bond babe you could totally be and a super fine one at that, not Roger Moore, we'll leave that to Jon. I think you are sunshine spilling over into our lives brighting the darkest days, that is just one of many reasons I love ya!
    Speak soon!!!
    XXXXXXOOOOOOO
    LOVE YOU!

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  14. Fantastic! I love it and you look wonderful! Jon's looks pretty good too :-)

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  15. You were that suit well 007. :) love it!! xo

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  16. Roger Moore's version of the James Bond role aside, I seem to recollect that his hair was neatly coiffed and that his suits were neatly tailored, but the tailoring of your gorgeous yellow vintage safari suit is considerably better that his was and your hair is much prettier. You do look like a star in your crochet bikini. You looked lovely at the Moseley Vintage Fair too. Jon's favourite jacket does look a bit James Bond like.I can just imagine your 1970 VW variant outfitted with some of "M's" James Bond style gadgets. The white peplum top and pink print maxi-skirt you were wearing whilst posing by your car are lovely.

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

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  17. Hi there!! Oh yes, so Charlies Angels, I agree- you can pull any vintage style off and look amazing! Fabulous pictures and I hope you're having a great week! xx

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  18. your gallery is just very nice .graphics are very nice . your website it just super. best of luck . do come visit me some time. that goes to everybody who see this. WE.HOBBIESANDCRAFTS.NET. and please sign my guestbook at the bottom of my webpage to let me know you came to see me do send your very good friends ( thank you ) it good to meet new friends. love a beautiful thing.

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  19. I'm so glad you are no good. I wouldn't want you any other way! Interesting comparisons with Roger, and I'm almost convinced but you look so much better. Definitely better looking in a crocheted bikini and I doubt he can look smashing in a yellow safari suit AND bake a crumble. Versatile Vixen!
    xoxo

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  20. I bloody love it! Crappiest Bond ever yes, but what a total gent and did you know he used to go out with Yootha Joyce when they were youngsters? How fab so the Rog comparison is brill.
    You'd make a terrific Seventies heroine mind you. Wwe'll have to find you a heroine, kick arse name...like Havoc...that sort of thing!
    xxxx

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  21. Love Roger Moore, always so funny when interviewed. When it comes to 'suits' Sean Connery in that blue towelling sunsuit with the front zip and peter pan collar - well, seeing is believing and Mrs Connery certainly drew the short straw in the bedroom!

    http://clothesonfilm.com/goldfinger-sean-connery-in-a-towelling-playsuit/20021/

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  22. I'll take no good over goody good any day. LOVE that yellow pant suit. The concept of a palazzo pant suit is so '70s kick-arse super heroine. Your comparison made me laugh! At least Jon's safari-esque has boom boxes in the background. He's way cooler than Mr. Moore.

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  23. Thank you for bringing a good mood and sunshine to my day, dear! I had a good laugh! You look lovely, fun, elegant and unexpected in this safari suit, and I adore the photos of you walking down the avenue. Jon is very stylish in his favorite jacket. You are such a lovely and unique couple. Hugses! xxx

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  24. I grew up with Riger Moore as James Bond, so to me this is a compliment :)

    ANd regarding your last post; there is no feeling quite like harvesting one's own food. I totally get it.

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  25. You knew I'd love this, my favorite color! And from the 70s! What could be better! I think I need to make myself a pantsuit one of these days! :)

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  26. Oh my word but you'd give Roger Moore a run for his money - he'd be shaken AND stirred. If the producers are ever looking for a new Bond actor I reckon they should look no further than Vix Bond 007. You could dispatch some serious villains with a mere flick of your trouser hems and a quizzical eyebrow.

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  27. How very topical, Roger Moore was on the news last night, I can't tell you why tho' cos I came in halfway through it. Not a great James Bond but a witty raconteur and interviewee...he's on Steve Wright quite often.
    Wow you certainly lit up the streets of Walsall today, loving the lemon look.
    Just one thing, where IS Cameron's hand? xx

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  28. Ah, you nailed it! Fabulous post and yellow-licious pants suit!

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  29. Ha, ha that's funny! CBC said something equally unexpected recently when I wore some Balinese-handmade trousers, I forget what!!! You do look a vision though- wow, yellow heaven!x

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  30. I thought Roger was the funny Bond, I liked him! and your pant suit! they are kick ass and ready for action apparel, and in a snazzy colour, always fabulous! you are a total hottie too, the bikini shot! gorgeous! love your car too, I have a thing for vintage vehicles in duck egg blue (there probably is a proper car colour name for it haha!)enjoy your boozy evening! I'm sharing a glass with you right now x x x

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  31. That suit is truly fantastic! I do love the colour, you don't see yellow clothes like that anymore for some strange reason.

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  32. Oooh, this is good (as are you!)

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  33. Well I like your trouser suit, but I can't get the James Bond theme tune out of my head now!

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  34. Love the suit - such an awesome colour! x

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  35. I had that song on full blast on my way to work this morning, so I guess we were on the same wave link this morning (even though I live State side).

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  36. Love this blog! Jon is hilarious calling the kettle black. ;-) you do look great in that bikini, its cute. I'm drooling over your VW though! :-D

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  37. Do you really think he was worse than Timothy Dalton? Either way, you look fab!

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  38. I love this outfit! I don't think many women could pull this one off, but you certainly do! Sooo jealous!

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  39. Whatever you do, dear Vix, don't wear that crochet bikini in the rain! My brother-the-diplomat suffered terribly when, hosting a private gathering on his boat, a lady wearing a fluffy crocheted bikini was drenched in spray...one of the few known occasions when he blushed (and shed his tee shirt to cover her)!
    Snicker, says his sister, these many years later.

    However, that yellow suit is gorgeous! Yes, indeed, stride in pride to the James Bond theme! You only live twice!

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  40. bright and bold! love!!!!
    roger moore? who cares. but would you like to be hairy like sean connery? ;-)
    have fun! xxxxx

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  41. My husband would've got a punch for likening me to Roger Moore! He could've said David Attenborough though, which is arguably worse. He had his fair share of safari suits.

    Yours though is awesome. Love the yellow on you.

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  42. Loved Roger Moore in the Saint, but he wasn't a great JB! His cars were a bit poofy too!Sean was my fav until Daniel Craig got the part, I could get so damned naughty wiv that fella I can tell ya! Phwoar!

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  43. You go girl you look flipping fabulous not many people could wear that yellow suit and look as fabulous as you do :-) You beat the Bond girls hands down. Enjoy your crumble and the sunshine sadly for us its not burning through the cloud but its warm so that's good :-) dee xx

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  44. I bet there's loads of laughter in your home. :-D And mine now!

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  45. Utter heaven, this, Vix! It's about time we had a bikini shot! You're a better tonic than Sanatogen wine. I can't think of anything more uplifting than seeing you striding down the road in a bright yellow trouser suit. Great suit, what a find. Now I'm thinking Stephanie Powers in Hart to Hart or Charlie's Angels, but if Roger Moore had encountered you back in the day, I think you'd have got the full treatment, if you know what I mean. Get that girl on the big screen! Xxxxxx

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  46. LOL ... much more Charlie's Angels than James Bond :0)
    xx

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  47. those flares though! I love how wide the legs are! and how bright and happy the yellow is. would Rog have worn yellow do you think? I actually think the 90s one is the worst... forget his name, but he is stiff as a board. no safari suits for him! Heck you could even be the new Bond girl - Vixy La Vamp or something like that! haha

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  48. A bit of Donovan singing 'Mellow Yellow' wouldn't go amiss either! The perfect background song for you strutting your stuff in the safari suit xxx

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  49. mwahaha, you made me smile sharing that comment about Roger Moore!, you look way more glamourous in your yellow suit, cool and elegant and absolutely visible!
    Obviously, love your pictures and all those inspiring ol'good style particularly when you're wearing it!
    besos & yellow

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  50. fun post! the yellow 70s suit is so awesome!!!! very bond like!

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  51. My spouse and i undoubtedly have to think a lot more in that course to see what i can do regarding it...Cccam Server

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  52. You gotta promise not to be mad... what you're wearing is completely fashionable! No hitting, please.
    That said, you're often "that way" (right on the money and current as anything in your vintage-coolness), but know you look freaking, flipping gorgeous in everything 'cause you just are.
    Jon is so off about you're looking like Roger Moore. I instantly thought of the very young Diana Rigg.
    You will always be my much younger, more gorgeous hero. Bikinis and all.

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  53. You look brilliant in yellow!

    I think Jon's must be jealous that it didn't fit him ;) xx

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  54. I can just imagine you racing after a villain in your glowing pantsuit and platform sandals, pant legs flapping madly as you corner him and then do a karate kick that knocks him to the ground. You and that leisure suit could have your own tv series.

    What time's the crumble going to be ready - I'll be right over ;)

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  55. I don't know what to write other than you make me chuckle. You look like a ray of sunshine walking down the street. Brilliant.

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  56. You are my hero, and I see half of the wolds women population, lol
    You look soooooooooooooooo good in yellow.
    Tons of love, my dear friend
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  57. Hilarious!! Somehow I could see Farrah Fawcett in that suit! I love your car, BTW.

    Sending love!! ....J. XXOO

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  58. Oh Vix , this post made me laugh, really cheered me up!!! best wishes to you .

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  60. Schwing! Doesn't the CIA chick have a suit like this in Live and Let Die?! Roger Moore was a great Bond, and suited the 70's era Bond films beautifully! I wonder what your Bond girl name would me?! I adore the sunny yellow and your foxy strut!!! Perhaps Foxy Strutter?! Jon would make a divoon Bond.......
    Love Helga XXX

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  61. Love the yelllow suit and the comparison with Roger Moore. Crumble and booze sounds like a pretty good combo.

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  62. This suit is freaking amazing and you rock it!! This ALMOST makes me want to wear pants and not a dress or skirt, that's pretty high praise ;)

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