Friday, 2 January 2015

Spy Story (& Some Disgraceful Behaviour)


As we've spent much of the past week gripped to the vintage BBC espionage dramas Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy & Smiley's People I was pleased to find a mac of the same era in my favourite charity clearance shop a couple of days ago. There's no attire more fitting for a wannabe spy than a belted raincoat (although with its massive collars and dip-dyed skirt this one probably wouldn't have helped Alec Guinness blend in with the crowd.)


Made by Miss Dannimac it didn't take a lot of intelligence to work out the vintage, the dry cleaning label from 1974 was still attached.


 Here's Twiggy modelling a splendid yellow mac for the same label back in the 1960s. 


As you know, every good spy has a dark secret and here's mine. I often don't wear any clothes under my coats.


My Tits Ahoy* bikini I bought from Second To None when the bloggers took Walsall by storm a couple of months ago.  

*Blame that minx, Curtise.

I'm a shameless hussy, me and a new year ain't going to change a thing. I predict a 2015 filled with bikinis, overly bright make-up, booze and unsuitable shoes.




We threw a New Year's Day party for the gang (New Year's Eve parties are so last year). This was us at 2am this morning after everyone had gone home and Jon got the vinyl out. The tune is Only Love Will Break Your Heart by St Etienne, the dress is Ossie Clark and the liquid refreshment by Smirnoff. God knows what we're doing.  Step away from the vodka, kids.

Vintage 70s Miss Dannimac raincoat (£1, charity clearance shop - I could reveal my source but then I'd have to kill you), white leather go-go boots (the divine Emma-Kate)
Wishing all my friends, real and virtual, a very Happy New Year!

See you soon.

87 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE your trench! It's perfect with the ombre effect!
    I read a long time ago that trenches always look best with very little worn underneath .... Thanks for proving it right :-)
    Happy New Year!! xx

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  2. I love the trench and the video nakes me wanna come over for a party !
    happy new bikini year !
    xxx

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  3. I want a drunk-dial voddie-call from Vix. And your record sleeve photo-bombing deflection dance is PERFECTION.

    Also, my Aunty used to make Dannimac raincoats.

    Love you xx Tra-la-la

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  4. I am nearly speechless with joy and laughter - great party vibes twanging away!

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  5. Hahahahaha! Smirnoff-induced dancing and tits ahoy, that's how to start a new year - as you mean to go on! Jon wasn't having it, was he, he was on a show-my-singles roll so no dancing!
    Loving the Miss Dannimac, and the bikini, of course (though I think it might have been Fiona who coined the Tits Ahoy name actually - I'm going to lay the blame at her door anyway!)
    Hope your party was a good one (I suspect that it was, judging by the après-do shenanigans) and that 2015 brings plenty of laughs, vintage glory, and a few meet-ups thrown in. Love you! xxxxx

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  6. You both rock hard!

    We just finished bingeing on "Hinterland".

    LOVE love love the video!
    What a fab bunch of singles! Wowza - had a lot of those albums, but gave away my vinyl years ago to a student so he could lug those heavy things around.

    Happy New Year to you both!

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  7. Happy New Year Vix! Very jealous of your mac ;)

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  8. Happy New Years Vix & Jon, you guys are fab. I felt quite lonely this year, your wee vid cheered me up and reminded me that we all have a soul mate out there someplace. Your bikini body is to die for naughty girl xxx

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  9. Fab coat I love it.

    As ever I was in the other room and only appeared towards the end so missed the whole tits ahoy bit, typical! It looks magnificent.

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  10. Ha! You're blooming gorgeous! I absolutely adore your New Year's video and Jon's vinyl collection :D

    That coat is stunning, I love the colour and it fits you perfectly.

    xx

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  11. Happy new year Vix! The coat looks wonderful on you. - Mia

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  12. Happy new year!
    Awesome trench coat, but you're far too stunning to sneak up on anyone - they'd already be entranced.

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  13. I watched those two shows over xmas as well. (I had a lot of fun locality spotting in episode 2 of Smiley's People when he was wandering around my neighbourhood -- fascinating to see how it had changed). That mac has a great shape to it, almost fit-and-flare, which is not a look you usually wear...

    I love Saint Etienne, but tell Jon to stop showing off his seven inches!

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  14. Party hardy!!!!! you look great in that coat,,,, I love that coat!!!!! You two put on a great show!!!!

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  15. Ahh, I hope that bikini is going to Goa!

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  16. Brilliant, you are the most glam flasher I have ever seen :) Happy New Year to you both
    Twiggy xx

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  17. Poor Jon being manhandled ! Happy New Year :-)

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  18. You certainly look great in a bikini with or without raincoat! Happy 2015

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  19. Never mind the coat.....that bikini & those boots are gorgeous!
    Happy New Year Vix!
    DeniseAngela

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  20. Happy New Year to you and Jon! May you both have an awesome 2015!

    And in your video there is a lesson there. Never interfere with a man when he intent on showing off his seven inches nothing will work! Lol. You two remind me and my other half if we have had a few partying away doing mad dancing and stuff like that!

    Look forward to more posts like that in this new year.



    P x

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  21. vix - you look like a million dollars in that mac!!!!!
    actually when i bought mine i had exactly that color in mind - but could´t find. now you´r the lucky gal in the pale green spy coat :-) fab!
    love the bikini - and envy your awesome body....
    i wish you and jon a wonderful, happy, healthy new year!!!!!!! xxxxx

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  22. Looks to me like you are having way too much fun there! Love that song! Happy New Year you two! :)

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  23. Oh my, don't you look a vision!!! What a find that was!! Amazing bikini too!!! X

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  24. Amazing find!

    Happy New Year :)

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  25. That coat is unbelievably fantastic! Just gorgeous. Happy New Year x

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  26. You are too fabulous for words, and me very lucky to have you in my life.
    Happy New year, dear Spy
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  27. Best new year's post of the new year! Tits ahoy! Bwa-ha-ha. The video is up for an award somewhere, somehow. Of course the clothes are great, and we encourage Curtise to encourage you when shopping, but it's seeing you and Jon be real that's the real winner. Look out, India!

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  28. Fantastic (both of you!). Looks like you really know how to enjoy yourselves. Great friends, great music, and great booze! Happy New Year!

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  29. It's hilarious ... the video not the trench .. but they're both fabulous. It gives a whole new meaning to a sticky beak into your place ;0)
    But Jon ... you should have danced too ... oh well next time perhaps ;0)
    xx

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  30. A super glamorous spy-worthy trench if ever I saw one! Love the no-clothing underneath policy too, ha! Brilliant video also, who knows what you were doing, but you were having a blast! Happy New Year!! x

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  31. so darling. i watched this 3 times just to see jon's vinyl collection!
    happy new year to you both! x

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  32. Tears are falling I am laughing so hard at that video. I can imagine what fun your party must have been.

    I love the song too. I saw St. Etienne perform live, when they came to Toronto years ago. They're great.

    I sometimes run to the corner mailbox with my leggings and pj top on under my coat, but I haven't tried the bikini trick yet!

    Happy New Year to you two. Sent with lots of love and the best wishes for 2015. xo

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  33. That coat! And the flashing-scene - love it. My husband's head twisted a good 180 degrees when he caught glimpse of your fab bikini's self! A belated and huge thank-you, for turning me on to Peaky Blinders. Now I have to see if we can get TTSS on the BBC America. xoxo

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  34. HAhahah loved this Vix Off Her Tits vid and seeing Jon's vintage vinyl. (Never knew Ronnie Biggs was on the cover of the Sex Pistols) That must have been some party of yours.
    Talking of tits... I think my description was 'tits go North' as I seem to remember the cups of your bikini pointing skywards but they look OK now...maybe it was that Lidl mojito?
    The Dannimac fits you like a dream and I bet it cost you a lot less than nine guineas. Btw Spirale is back tomorrow.
    xx

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  35. The Mac is glorious I loveeeee the dip dye. The video clip is utterly hilarious it totally cracked me up that you and Jon were very much into your own things.

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  36. I am disgraceful too! Just snorted at your comment on Janet's post.
    x

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  37. My goodness you have a magnificent figure. You should be a supermodel!!

    Lurve the trench coat!!

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  38. I want to snort at your comment on Janet's post too, but unfortunately I don't know her. I love this video, that record collection practically sums up my youth. I could almost hear my ex saying, look, I've got SLF in yellow vinyl. Annabella, Poly, Siouxsie and Debbie, all the best girls there. So funny you too, trying to get Jon to dance and then pretending to play his guitar with the stand still attached. Hahaha!! Yeah, finally, Tits Ahoy! We used to call that Dolly No Knickers, wearing a coat with not much on underneath, love it! Here's to plenty of that in 2015. Happy New Year you beautiful spy, From Nottingham With Love! Xxxxx

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  39. great video!!!! all the best for 2015!
    s

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  40. Ah thank goodness for the voice of reason in matters of prediction: a "2015 filled with bikinis, overly bright make-up, booze and unsuitable shoes." I'll raise a glass to that too. Wishing you a bright and brilliant new year Vix. x

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  41. I was excited by the bikini flash and then I saw the VIDEOOOOOO! Best ever! I am running away from home tonight to come live with you guys!

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  42. Somehow the bikini under the trench was not a surprise!! Absolutely love the video of you two. Fabulous fabulous people!! Happy 2015, I say bring on more of the same and even better.

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  43. Home with what feels like the 'flu, and lying low -- then I discovered the best possible feel-better-faster video one can imagine! Thank you, Vix and Jon! May 2015 continue as it's begun!

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  44. Thank you - I laughed my arse of at your video! Cheers and happy new years to you both.

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  45. Well I was torn between watching you dancing and Jon's excellent vinyl choices and saying "yayyy" a lot!! Love it!! Happy New year both. Xx

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  46. That trench is incredible but the fact that you are wearing a bikini underneath is even better! You are so naughty naughty naughty I can't stand it! ; P

    I love how Jon is just interested in showing off his record collection. Here I was all ready for some kinky sex tape. Ah well...next time!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  47. hahahaha...hahahaha....that video is priceless...and new year's eve parties so last year...OMG that's funny! My husband and I got a good chuckle seeing you and Jon and records, lots of records!

    Great coat, great bikini...but the BOOTS are killer!!!

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  48. May I please come over for some dancing, vodka and listening to 45's? Pretty please ;) XXX PS-Jon's record collection=drools.

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  49. I love the video - such a delightful way to start the New Year!

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  50. Happy New Year, looks like you had a fab evening. The coat is amazing, I love the colour and the dip dye, most of all that you wear a bikini under it!

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  51. That raincoat appears to be in pristine condition. Love the rounded collar and shaped pockets.
    Wishing you and Jon a happy and healthy 2015!

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  52. Happy New Year, Vix! I enjoyed watching the video, you seemingly had much fun dancing to that song and John was just busy showing off his collection and nothing could distract him. Wonderful coat, looks fantastic with the white boots.

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  53. you are hands down the most amazing and adventurous blogger I know. I wish to know you personally some day.
    Happy New Year!

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  54. you are hands down the most amazing and adventurous blogger I know. I wish to know you personally some day.
    Happy New Year!

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  55. you are hands down the most amazing and adventurous blogger I know. I wish to know you personally some day.
    Happy New Year!

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  56. Ha! Bloody fabulous you are, you have properly brightened up this dreary old day...it's the Tits Ahoy bikini,the dancing and the record collection! I know that was a fecking brilliant party.
    I do love a Dannimac. I have a smart red one that makes me look like I go to a girls school circa 1965.
    No, love don't change a bit. Loves ya.
    xxxxxxx

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  57. Priceless. From undercover bikini spycoat to after party dancing vixen with record showing jon music video. Happy New Year!

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  58. Love John's dogged determination to show his record collection - which is very similar to my vinyl 45s box. Awesome dancing Vix x

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  59. Well, that certainly gets the award for the most entertaining New Year's blog post ever. You two are bonkers, you are! Jon has an enviable punk CD collection, and you have some mad moves.

    That is the coolest trench coat I've ever seen. Love the dip-dyed effect. I'm partial to the shape of the one that Twiggy is wearing in the ad which is more my style. However, I could not get away with only a bikini underneath. You are a mad, brilliant, shameless hussy and that's why we love you. Big hugs to you and many wishes for a fabulous 2015!

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  60. mwahahah, you're the Queen and I adore you!! dancing in your pretty dress and looking fabulous (even when a little incoherent, mwahaha), and I'm admiring Jon's vinyl collection and sure Mr.A. is going to look at it with greedy eyes as soon as I show him this little piece of fun!!!
    Obviously, you look gorgeous in your bikini!! you positively Rock!!! a bikini under a spy coat!!, that's überfabulous!!
    besos & fabulousness

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  61. Lovely coat and as for the bikini, well, I for one am shocked! Keep on doing what you're doing...

    xoxo
    -Sonia

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  62. Happy New Year Vix - if only I looked half as good in a bikini I would brave the January chills too.

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  63. Yay! Loving the flasher mac look especially when teamed with that knock-out killer bikini - scorching!
    Great video too - brilliant stuff.
    Happy New Year to you two xxx

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  64. Happy New Year you bloody wonderful woman!!! Dave's just gone out for booze *fingers crossed it's Smirnoff* your video gave me every reason to want a voddy right now!! best. video. ever!!! you two are flaming legends!!! LOVED IT!!! and your spy outerwear and bikini, you are a total babe! Viva la Vix! and thank goodness for the Disgraceful Behaviour, I flaming love it!! x x x

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  65. Oh Vix I feel sooooo cold thinking of wearing nothing under my coat. I wear tights under jeans, two pairs of socks, two sweaters, a scarf and fingerless gloves just in my house! I am really feeling the cold and damp this winter. I love the colour of that rain coat-is it grey or green? It looks a grey-green ombre in the photo. I also love John Le Carre and am reading Our Kind of Traitor right now. Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Vix. xoxo

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  66. I really like that trench on you! That was a cool video, I bet u guys had a blast. I enjoyed you dancing and showing us covers of some really cool bands. I wish I could be there! :-D

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  67. What an amazing coat!! The colour is fab and with the boots it's just too brilliant for words! Love your dancing, so fab especially in the amazing Ozzie dress (still v.jealous of that find!). Hope you have a very happy year. XXX

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  68. Love the trench and the bikini shot! It was so unpredictable, that's why I love your blog. Have a great year!

    www.delabellesbeautyblog.com

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  69. Happy New Year, Vix. Bikins,booze and unsuitable shoes sounds like great fun for 2015!

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  70. i love this ran coat! what a great piece!

    happy new year!

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  71. Gorgeous trench and happy new year to you! You're jetting off to Goa soon aren't you? xxx

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  72. Haha! You crazy kids. Jon is obviously trying to record his music collection for posterity. And you are after his posterior!

    Those boots look great with everything!
    Happy new year! xxx

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  73. I love shape and overall look of your 1970s Miss Dannimac belted raincoat and I LOVE your flasher pose in it! The colour of your pretty Tits Ahoy bikini complements the green colour of your vintage 1970s Miss Dannimac belted raincoat beautifully. What an incredible bargain that raincoat was! What a beauty! That cleaning label looks as good as new.
    I wish you and Jon a very happy healthy and happy year 2015 as well!

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

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  74. P.S: I love your New Year Madness with Vix & Jon - YouTube video and added it to the "Liked videos" playlist on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/misterpantybuns). :)

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  75. You are adorable! The coat, the boots, the bikini!! It's a shame I am not able to watch the video, but I trust it is wonderful. Happy 2015, my dear friend - you are your own planet indeed, and I love this planet! Love the coat as well - just perfect! xxxx

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  76. I can't get over Jon's single collection, my son in law would kill for such a collection!
    Your trench is amazing and what is underneath as well!
    Happy New Year to you 2!

    Arianexo

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  77. that coat is epic! So awesome to finally see you in motion!

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  78. FECK ME, your mac and that divoon video totally grab my heart, squidge it up and make it a molton mass of LURVE!!!!!
    Best thing I've seen in AGES!
    Frigging love ya.
    Love Helga XXX

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  79. Haha Vix, love your coat and the bikini. Happy New Year!!!

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  80. Oh I just love that St Etienne song (and your dancing too!). Wishing you a fab new year Vix xx

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  81. Splendid coat! I got a Dannimac from a chazza too, but mine is a boring old beige one (very me - I'd make a great spy, I'm so unobtrusive). As for the tits ahoy bikini - yowza! That's one way to ensure 2015 gets off to a good start.

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  82. I am utterly scandalized and I LOVE it! Happy New Year to you and Jon. And a huge Thank-You for your blog. It has inspired me to try my hand at blogging this year!

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  83. dancing around drunkinly at 2am while sharing your record collection? winning! I loved that video, and your minxy little dancing around with your boa! hehe i love it! I do love that trench coat. and ombre too! so as we have seen now, fashion always repeats itself! and here i was thinking ombre might be new?!

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