Tuesday, 3 March 2015

All Fine & Dandy



For the second time this week I awoke to snow so what better to counteract the bitter cold than a pink Crimplene catsuit, big hair and some massive sunglasses?



It was a bit too icy to negotiate the hill of doom, our usual walking route into town, so we went via Dandys Walk, an atmospheric Georgian alleyway. You'll find a great photo HERE.

  
Today's mission was to pick up a pair of brogues we'd left with the cobbler last week and to replace my beloved Barry M lipstick (shade 52) and Cobalt nail paint, which had run out after two years of near-daily wear.


Naturally we had to pop into the chazzas. The 1960s St Michael nylon shirt and 1950s Mohair & Alpaca car coat are now in Jon's wardrobe. Sadly the green leather Made in Milan riding boots and red gloves are far too small for me so they'll be off to Vintage Village this coming Sunday to find a small-footed, dainty-handed vintage lover. Melamine's a big seller with the VW crowd so this vintage aqua set will be on one of our festival pitches over the Summer.

Wearing: Bri-nylon blouse (dearest Curtise), wooden beads (darling Tania), 1960s psychedelic maxi (£10, Vintage fair, 2007), Vintage 1950s Maflline specs (20p from a flea market, re-glazed to my prescription by Glasses Complete)

As our inbox is gradually filling up with festival organisers wanting some Kinky Melon action at their events, I thought I'd knock up a few summery skirts for our pitch to use up some of my overflowing Ottoman of vintage fabric. By the rate I'm going I should be able to close the lid by the end of the week.

1970s catsuit (Baboushka Vintage), Fake fur & leather coat (£10, British Heart Foundation), vintage Ted Lapidus sunnies (£2.99, Acorns Hospice, 2009)
Right, back to the sewing machine, I've a nightmare of a blouse which I'm determined to finish if it kills me...

See you soon!

Linking to Sacramento's Share-in-Style (and here).

51 comments:

  1. 1st yay! Love that pink catsuit! Very Emma Peel! Mod and bright! :)

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  2. Always a stunner! I'm loving those skirts too! XXX

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  3. You look great wearing a pink jumpsuit. I repeat - you look great wearing a pink jumpsuit. !

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  4. Love the skirts vix , It has put me in the mood for some sewing xxx

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  5. wow! that pink catsuit with the lilac shoes and that furry coat are gorgeous on you my dear!!!! you look very hot - no wonder the snow melt!!
    your skirt sewing looks pretty flowery :-) great idea! they will sell like sliced bread!
    xxxxxx

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  6. LOVE your attitude, when in doubt meet obstacles with colour and verve! This alley sounds interesting, like some of the old parts of London. Hope all well there, have much catching up to do with all the blogs. x

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  7. We can always rely on you to brighten up a dull day! x

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  8. Ooooooohhh I want one of those skirts! You coordinate fabulously with that old brick wall -- dandy indeedy!

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  9. Dandy's Walk indeed. Really, that coat is in Jon's closet now? No surprise there. The sun is out today, I may have to go outside

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  10. You look so summery even in the depths of grey winter. Those skirts are lovely, I keep thinking I should return so dressmaking but I just don't seem to have the mojo! Happy Tuesday xx

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  11. I've been thinking about doing stuff to old white tee shirts - including dyeing them and altering the neck.

    Btw I've re-carved the sitar lion - I knew it was back to front and it irritated me!

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  12. You look great in that jumpsuit ! Love the colours in your kitchen .
    Wish that my bad neck would let me use the sewing machine , got tons of stuff to fix .
    xxx

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  13. Your Crimplene catsuit is a beautiful shade of pink. Your big hair and sunnies look great. I love that bright yellow puffy sleeved Bri-nylon blouse. You look (and obviously are) very highly skilled sitting at that sewing machine - it looks like a very good one too. Best wishes for success at your pitches and for enjoyment of this upcoming (hopefully warmer) Spring starting two and a half weeks from now.

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  14. That cat suit is beyond amazing Vix! xxx

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  15. Yay, flash the Crimplene, baby! You do indeed look fine and dandy in candy pink and fur, all the better to stick two fingers up at the bonkers weather!
    Ooh, shame about the boots and gloves, they are fab and they'll make someone very happy. As will your wonderful skirts, bright and cheery and gorgeous! Such fun to see you hard at work, and of course it's a brilliant idea to have some of your home-sewn pieces to sell in the summer. I can see a whole Kinky Melon retro fashion line being developed...
    Good luck with the blouse - you'll crack it, I'm sure. Love you! xxxxx

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  16. You look like you've just stepped out of a seventies tv series! Your cat suit looks incredible on you.
    I'm sure the skirts will be snapped up pronto at your festivals. I'm very impressed with your little production line!
    xxx

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  17. Great finds, especially those boots - too bad they don't fit but I am sure you will make some money pretty quickly off them. Happy Sewing!

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  18. I want a dandy to walk with on Dandy!

    Your sewing photo is so cool - look at your blue nails!!!!! And have a blast Sunday.

    xox

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  19. Those skirts look beautiful!

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  20. that catsuit was made for you...you're so smoking hot in that one!

    the fake fur and leather coat is amazing!

    Vintage clothes is really the best. They don't make the clothes as fun as they used to...I don't know why.

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  21. What better indeed? (Than a pink, crimplene catsuit) - until you have to take off the warm coat to nip to the ladies' - but well worth the momentary chill.
    I sighed over the boots. Hope some Cinderella-tiny-shoe-size person experiences great joy when she tries them on and finds that they fit!

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  22. Dandy Walk is the ideal backdrop for that superb outfit and pink crimplene the perfect pick me up on cold snowy days.
    Love that scene of you hard at work on the Singer (?) in your reading specs. Your kitchen is a riot of colour...I'm eagerly awaiting Thursday...it is this week, isn't it? xx

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  23. You are smokin' in that catsuit, Vix! xox

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  24. Oh such a beauty! What an answer to the unwanted snow! Love, love, love you in the pink jumpsuit and this gorgeous fur coat. Happy sewing! I'm positive you'll make a fortune with your happy Spring-y skirts! xxxxxx

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  25. You look gorge and mighty dandy x

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  26. You are the only person I know that can wear a pink catsuit and look this gorgeous! In the snow no less!

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  27. You are rocking that catsuit Vix! I've never seen a crimplene one before - I just love it! x

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  28. Only you, dear Vix, could regard those purple boots as 'basic' footwear! They appear to advantage with leather mini's, velvet maxi's and now, tra la!, pink crimplene catsuits.

    Is there a retro-fad beginning for retro-fitted massive sunnies? (Just came from admiring Goody's at Eat the Blog.) Must delve deeper into my drawers and see if I can find a brassy pair I adored back in the day when my hair was longer and my eyesight keener.

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  29. I absolutely love you in that pink catsuit, you look bloomin' fantastic! And with your post India glow, you are such a welcome antidote to the British winter. Your huggy bear coat is perfect with it. I hope you weren't flashing for too long - it's been bitter! Dandys Walk is a top name for a thoroughfare and I love the lettering too. I bet Walsall was amazing in its heyday. Look at you looking all cute and industrious at your machine - knocking those Kinky Melon skirts out. This blouse with a truculent nature is intriguing me now. Must be quite something! Xxxxxx

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  30. I sure would love to live in your town and then be able to clap my eyes on you in real life, dressed in one of your marvelous outfits. You must just make peoples' day!

    The catsuit is so good on you, and it was great to get a little look at you at your sewing machine. xo

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  31. Nope it's no good I just can't feel love for pink. I was at the opticians this week and the girl helping me choose new frames brought a pair of pink ones and was all look lovely pink frames and I'm like NO!!! NOT pink! she did look a bit startled poor thing.

    I love the name Dandy's Walk it brings to mind the most wonderful images. x

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  32. Those old Georgian walls must be gasping at your audacious frippery. They'd be begging you to walk down there more if they could talk. Pink crimplene with a honking huge pendant, big hair and a fake-fur-trimmed coat. There is nothing quite like it - you're in a class of your own. Divine. Truly.

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  33. Pink cat suit that says take that Winter!! I love the look of a cat suit but they aren't very toilet friendly are they? Maybe that is just me, small bladder!! Those skirts should sell fast, so beautiful and summery.

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  34. Properly fine and dandy you are! That glorious pink catsuit gives winter a kick in the bits. Come on spring!
    I love those skirts. I agree with Curtise...a Kinky line in the future. You'll ace the blouse...can't wait to see it.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxx

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  35. What a fab street name! Just the outfit to be able to show off walking along there too!
    Watching the sewing bee and seeing you sat there sewing has made me desperate to get my sewing machine fixed xxx

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  36. Hurray your own range of clothes line at long last :-) those skirts are sure to be a winner I love the blue ones gorgeous fabrics. Wow only you can rock a cat suit and look flipping fabulous. Feel like I have stepped right back to the 70's today you look amazing. dee xx

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  37. Hope the blouse goes well. I am now filled with envy at the thought of a whole trunk full of vintage fabric.

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  38. Superb finds and you are pretty as a picture in that hot pink catsuit :-)

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  39. Oooh I love your outfit! the jumpsuit is amazing, you look so good in it! gorgeous coat and big hair! yes please! Dandys Walk is a bit special isn't it? and your skirts, fab fabric and I love the shape, you looks so serene and elegant sewing, love your glasses x x x

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  40. I LOVE those riding boots! And, look at your fabulous outfit, only you can rock anything and look that brilliant. x/M

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  41. Hello Pink Panther!!!! Loving it- trulyloving it!!!
    Hey, those skirts are pretty darn cool- is that really a cartoon jungle print one!!>!>>!x

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  42. Looking stunning as usual!!
    Those boots are gorgeous ... what a shame they didn't fit.
    Good luck with the sewing ... hope you survive the blouse ;0)
    xx

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  43. You look as fabulous at Dandy walk as you do at home. Love the bright yellow blouse you're wearing and the wooden beads.

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  44. Hi Vix, love your hair up like that and of course a good catsuit is definitely your thing.

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  45. All fine as candy, that's for sure. woo-hoo Vix. And I love seeing you at work on the sewing machine. Those skirts are a delight. What a grand idea for selling at Kinky Melon. What's next in your fashion line-up?

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  46. I wonder what dandy was responsible for the naming of the very atmospheric (creepy) alleyway? You certainly brightened it up with your wowzer pink crimplene!
    You are right on the money with those skirts.
    Love seeing you at work. You specs are magic! xo Jazzy Jack

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  47. AAAAAAAH, Awesome outfit and the perfect photo set for it! the pictures are adorable!

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  48. Now THAT is one spunky outfit! I would likely have grabbed you and thrust myself against you, had I come across you looking that fabularsehole on my travels. Sadly, I will have to make do with thrusting against the computer screen.
    Love Helga XXX

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  49. Meow! You tell that snow who's boss!

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  50. That's so weird you mention Barry M shade 52, because I used to have it! I literally threw it out this week because I don't go to burlesque nights anymore and it was never really 'me' anyway.

    Incidentally, have you seen the Topshop ads featuring Cara Delevigne in a very '70s brown minidress? Found a pic on this blog post here:
    http://www.mtv.com/news/2040536/cara-delevingne-topshop-campaign/

    I think you'll have much more of a market for those skirts this year than usual, it's all looking very retro!
    x

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  51. Great catsuit! and even better coat!

    Cool look - great for share-in-style.

    Greetings from Prague!

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