Monday, 1 December 2014

Mod For It!


If you've been with me for the five years I've been blogging you'll know I don't do reflective posts, my clothes may be vintage but my life's very much in the here and now. So, what could be a better way to celebrate my 1000th post than a party? 


The venue: Wednesbury museum and art gallery, purpose built in 1891 with a exterior featuring busts of such luminaries as Christopher Wren and Isaac Newton. Not only home to fine art, Boer War memorabilia and interesting artefacts but also boasting the most amazing collection of Ruskin Pottery, which I suspect I bang on about so much that if the place ever got done over I'd be number one suspect.

Photo courtesy of Black Country Echoes

Meet the Crew: Jordi & Barrington, demons on the decks.


Boomerang's Steve and Lyndsey providing the stylish Sixties decor.

Photo courtesy of Boomerang Vintage & Retro

Photo courtesy of Boomerang Vintage & Retro

Kinky with the groovy gear.

Photo courtesy of Boomerang Vintage & Retro





The wheels: Gorgeous scooters galore plus our dear pal Tony's beauty of a vintage Jag.


Lets get this party started.

Photo courtesy of Boomerang Vintage & Retro



Photo courtesy of Black Country Echoes

Next to Steve in the archway there's Cliff, our stylist, taking time out between snapping the cool party goers. Jon's being the host with the most.


Retro board games kept everyone happy. Did I mention the museum has an entire room packed with vintage toys and games?  

Photo courtesy of Black Country Echoes

The free party nibbles and old fashioned fizzy drinks on offer went down a storm.


 The fun spilled out on to the street.



Tony arriving in style.


...and me being a car perv.

Photo courtesy of Barrington King

Photo courtesy of Barrington King



Meanwhile, back indoors.....

Photo courtesy of Black Country Echoes

Our friends turned out in force,


 This gorgeous girl is normally a 1940s enthusiast but the lads thought the Kinky Melon makeover suited her even more.


 Here's Deb, the party planner looking gorgeous in pink polka dots. Dresses, beehive wig, plastic beads and gold shoes from our rails.


Looking cute in Kinky Melon's 1960s Priscilla-style wedding dress and silk velvet evening gown.


More Kinky gear- psychedelic pants suit, polka dots and a poncho modelled perfectly on Boomerang's dinky retro suite.


With over 700 visitors from far and wide (including Jane & her family from Ireland) I think we can call Mod Mania a massive success.

Photo courtesy of Boomerang Vintage & Retro
If you missed out, don't despair. There's another Black Country Echoes event, a Retro Xmas Fair, (featuring Kinky and lots of friends) happening on 13th December at Walsall's amazing Leather Museum.

See you soon!

Linking to Patti's Visible Monday and Judith's Hat Attack.

57 comments:

  1. Aw, this looks like so much fun!! I'd love to be given a Kinky Melon makeover. One day, maybe!!

    Here's to at least another 5 years of blogging!
    x

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  2. What a fab event! So much style and getting to squeeze you! Xx

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  3. Love this! Looks like you had a blast. I want a go! xx

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  4. It looks like you all had a great time! If they hold it again I'll definitely try to attend.

    Congrats on 5 yeras of blogging too! x

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  5. Congratulations!

    Looks like you had a fab day - look how great everyone looks in their Kinky get-ups ;)

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  6. Congratulations on your milestone!
    That Jaguar is stunning! Mark II Jags are my absolute favourite cars and one day I hope to be lucky enough to have a ride in one xxx

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  7. Congrats dear Vix on 1000 posts and here's to many more. Wednesbury museum looks like an amazing place to explore and the perfect venue for Mod Mania. Loving Tony's Jag and haircut, grooovy!
    xx

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  8. Congrats on 1000 posts!
    The mod party looks amazing and fun. Everyone is having a blast! I love the picture of you on that gorgeous car.

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  9. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! Love those Boomerang vintage trinkets and that gorgeous green curtain! I adore Ruskin too, ooh lustreware!! You both look groovy!

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  10. Looks like fun, except for that crying boy print (those are so creepy!)

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  11. Congratulations on 1000 posts, Vix! The lilly pink gown is so pretty against that lush green curtain. It even makes the avocado green uphostery look yummy.

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  12. Well done! On the party and the blogging. I'm not sure how you've kept it up.
    I always notice what succinct but totally spot on comments you make. You have a very neat turn of phrase.
    Maybe i'll be as good after another 4 and a bit years!
    The makeovers look incredible and that car!
    I would be perving on the car from the other side...maybe a little drool as well! I'm classy that way. Xo JJ

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  13. May I please just live inside this post?! So much amazingness! Happy 1000th post! XXXX

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  14. They all look like fun people, I love that Jag and Tony's outfit and hair - what a great get together. Congrats on your 1000th post - I love your blog. Betty:)

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  15. What a blast! And it looks like you found the perfect spot for the party.

    Congrats on your five years!

    Your buddy with the fab wheels reminds me a bit of Andy Warhol.

    You need a photo of yourself laying on top of the hood of that car in your pink gown. That would be frame-worthy.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  16. Fantastic blog vix , Its nice to see somebody has finally put Wednsebury on the map xxx

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  17. Congrats! 5 years time flies
    What a great event and i love the fact that people tried on the clothes and took pics- It suits a lot folks that style...
    I love what Jon is wearing

    Love

    Arianexo

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  18. Looks like the most-fun bunch of friends ever- congratulations on the fabulous-ness and longevity of your blog, and blog forever! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

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  19. Sure wish I could attend, it looks like it was a blast! Congrats on 100! :)

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  20. everything and everyone is gorgeous but that jag! so beautiful, i'd be laying on it too. :)

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  21. A very festive affair, and more so with the addition of Kinky attire! I'm loving the photo of Jane and her family in hats. Very excited to see them on Hat Attack. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Congrats Vix on your 1000th post!!!! And what an event - you are look fabulous! (I esp like Lyndsey's cool shoes) That building - wow - it is absolutely breath-taking.
    xo

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  23. Kudos to you for five years of sharing your style with the world - 1,000 posts is definitely something to celebrate, and when I get there I likely will too. It looks like a great party, with a cool location and fun-loving guests. Love the fancy wheels!

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  24. I love your blog and am very happy that you keep it. It's always a pleasure seeing what you two get up to. From the moment, nearly 3 years ago to the day, that I first discovered the cool world of Vix online, I havent (and won't) miss a single post. You are one interesting and fun pair.

    This party looks like it was a blast. I love all the photos and the smiling faces. And Tony's car!

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  25. you and jon are the coolest!!!!!
    love his blue,red and gold combo and your pink dress, white boots and wonderful hairstyle are totally princess!
    looks like a fun party :-) wish i was there! i would hug that car too!
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  26. Congratulations on your 1,000th post! That's quite an achievement considering the amount of time, effort and content you put into each of your posts. with each of those posts. The photographs and window into your world of vintage curating, cooking, traveling, tailoring, gardening, vintage fairs, your home, the vintage fairs and world of Kinky Mellon's Retro Boutique are all amazing!
    I love the outfits you and Jon were wearing at the party. Your satiny pink dress is gorgeous and Jon's outfit looked amazing as well. I love the colour combination of the red dress shirt, gold tie, blue blazer and socks and striped navy blue trousers - very dapper and spiffy! Your hair looked beautiful. The vintage themed party looks like it was a thoroughly enjoyable celebration.

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

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  27. Congrats on your 1000th post Vix! Those green curtains are lush - in fact I'm surprised you haven't snapped them up and transformed them into a fab frock! Old fashioned fizzy drinks - was there Tizer? xx

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  28. Wow, 1000 posts - well done. I love the picture of you and your man at the top, very nice!

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  29. I can't imagine life without your blog Vix- congrats on this milestone! You crank out such engaging, inspirational and genuine content the fact you show quality wiht quanity gives me such a thrill. You and your pals looks like you are all having so much fun- thanks for letting us into the party. xo. BQ

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  30. Hurrah, five years, and 1000 posts, that's a great achievement, and a party was definitely in order to celebrate! Wednesbury museum is a beautiful building, and the Mod decor from the Boomerang gang is glorious. Those green curtains make a fabulous backdrop, don't they? And don't you and Jon look great? Gorgeous pink frock, and Jon is always a dapper dude! Everyone looks amazing all Kinky-ed up, but I think cool Tony and his car stole the show!
    Sounds like a great day was had by all, I just love community events like this that take an alternative theme and do something a bit different - no bunting, is that even allowed?!
    Keep posting, darling; here's to the next 1000, and many more frocks and meet ups in the coming years! xxxx

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  31. PARTAY!!! Wow this looks like a killer day of friends, and fun all mixed in with beautiful love of vintage goodness! Everyone looks so into it and you and jon look fab in front of Tony's beautiful ride, OMG! I would have perved on that thing too!
    I think a room full of vintage board games sounds like a blast and I dig seeing everyone dress up. You and Jon sure know how to party!
    LOVEYOUBOTHXXXXXOOOOOO

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  32. Woah! 1000 posts! That's a lot of posts. Well done you and what a fabulous day. xx

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  33. yay, congrats on 1000 posts!
    WHAT a fun party this looks, how very cool! x

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  34. Utterly fabulous, darling! Five years and 1000 posts...get in. What a lovely celebration post full of luscious Vixness and Kinky fun. LOVE the car perv photo and you all look amazing.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxxx

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  35. Looks like an amazing day - I love the clothes.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  36. It's looks Fab! I'm so glad the day went well.

    5 years? blimey where did that go??

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  37. Coool Vix! You look like you had a ball and this is your perfect setting!x

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  38. Well, it's all really rather FABULARSE, innit?!
    I'd love to have been along. A great party to celebrate 1000 posts! FARK!
    Gorgeous wheels, 2 and 4. Love 'em all.
    And amazing frockage throughout!!!
    HUZZAH!
    Here's to the next 1000, babycakes!
    Love Helga XXX

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  39. Wow, 1000 amazing posts over 5 years, what an achievement. Congratulations you lovely thing! Looking so so pretty in pink. You and Boomerang have become quite a team lately. Your stuff really complements one another. This looks like one great big party with all your fabulous mates. That car!!! Jon's looking great too. I love that photo of you two snuggled up on the sofa. So cute! Hope you've had a lovely Monday chilling out in Wetherspoons after all your hard work. Xxxxx

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  40. WOW 1000 posts ... good on you ... and what a FAB party to celebrate :0)
    xx

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  41. Love the building, costumes and all the groovy sixties goodness :D

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  42. Hi Vix, Looks like a blast! All the cool clothes modeled by guests, wish I could have been there. That building is amazing, if walls could talk. You and Jon are adorable. Love the Jag, nothing wrong being a car perv! :-D

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  43. hurrah for 1000 posts! And hurrah for fabulous partytime with friends and lots of visitors, and love that everybody was looking so fabulously retro and cool!!!
    amazing!!
    besos

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  44. You and Jon are so cute, and that old Jag is the best!!

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  45. You guys certainly know how to have fun it looks amazing :-) Congratulations lovely on your 1000th post. dee xx

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  46. Congrats on 5 years and 1,000 posts of fabulousness! Can it really be that long? Have so loved reading about your adventures and drooling over your Stitch Witchery creations. Glad you celebrated in style. Love that Jag! x

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  47. I can't believe how cool you guys are. You'll soon be too famous to write your own blog, I reckon. Have to have your peeps do it. Woe be us then. Congrats on the first 5 years. They're the best!

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  48. 5 years and 1000 posts? Happy Birthday!

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  49. Congratulations on five years and 1000 posts! Mod Mania event looks like loads of fun and I do like your pervy car pose. I also love the photos of you and Jon on the sofa. You guys are so cute. The girls in the wedding dress picture are so adorable too!
    xoxo

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  50. Vix - just had to tell you, one of my students included a picture of you in in a moodboard for her 'seventies' trend project. Gave her a good grade, obviously! x

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  51. That looks like so much fun! You sure do look good draped over that sexy car. Va va vooooom!

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  52. What fun!! Congratulations, Vix! You created such a colorful, fun and absolutely inspirational blog! I think you turned your readers' brains upside down more than a few times - I know you did mine. Many happy years of blogging and whatever you do in your life! xxxx

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  53. I'm so happy to get to virtually visit with you at this event! Everyone looks fabulous, and I'm tickled to see you looking as beautiful as usual.
    Quite right ... leave the ruminative posts to those of us who are prone to navel-gazing. A good reminder that style isn't a static, stay at home thing, and that it's seen at it's best out and about in context. I'm always delighted by your big visual posts and that you show me things I'll never get to see otherwise!
    Nobody does the era so properly as you do. You don't mind if I say you're proper, do you?

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  54. congrats on the 1000th post .... the venue for the party looks great!!!!

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  55. Dang what a blasty blast! And 1,000 posts? Really? Woah.

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  56. Congrats on 100 posts lovely lady! This event looks like a total blast - I know I ALWAYS say this, but I wish I could have come along. You look perfect in pink!

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