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Vintage Vixen 17 Jul 18
Have I mentioned how much we love the Cornbury Festival? Previous years have been brilliant and this year, our fourth, was phenomenal.
Vintage Vixen 6 Jul 18
Lets Be Frank – Forgotten Frocks, Refashioning and Ten Quid Vintage
What is it those strange minimalist types tell you? If you haven’t worn it in six months then get rid of it or some such nonsense.
Vintage Vixen 2 Jul 18
On The Ball
When the lovely volunteers in my local hospice charity shop asked Jon to take some photos of me wearing this vintage John Charles chiffon strapless ballgown I bought from them last week we had to oblige.
Vintage Vixen 27 Jun 18
England 2 – Belgium 2 : A Trip To Attingham Park
This time tomorrow we’ll be up against one another when England take on Belgium in the World Cup but today we played nicely when we met up with our friends, Polyester Princess Ann and husband Jos, at the magnificent Attingham Park in Shropshire.
Vintage Vixen 22 Jun 18
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Car Booty, Charity Shopping and a Night Out With a Rock God
After the relative inactivity of recent times, it’s all go this week and, if trading in London and meeting the gang in Chester wasn’t exciting enough, on Wednesday night we saw Lenny Kravitz on his current UK tour.
Vintage Vixen 19 Jun 18
Down In The Bus Station On Monday – A Blogger Day Out
Yesterday Jon and I made the two hour journey to Chester to get together with long-time friends, Lynn and Philip and to meet Ann and her husband, Jos, currently holidaying in the UK from their native Belgium.
Vintage Vixen 17 Jun 18
It’s Vintage, Darling
Yesterday, after what felt like an eternity away from the vintage selling scene, we got to take Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique back on the road trading with the fabulous Pop Up Vintage Fairs in Walthamstow in East London.
Vintage Vixen 4 Jun 18
Picture This – Four Days in Photographs
Thank you so much for all your kind words, messages and advice about Jon’s back.
Vintage Vixen 31 May 18
Pain Stops Play – The Festival That Never Was
Acoustic Festival, 2017 You’re probably thinking, Shouldn’t they be away trading at a festival? and you’d be right, we should.
Vintage Vixen 21 May 18
Bell Bottom Blues
Jeans? Even Jon was surprised.
Vintage Vixen 18 May 18
Down The Rabbit Hole – More Mini Adventures
I found this miniature making book at the car boot sale the introduction by author, Christaine Berridge, could have been written by me.
Vintage Vixen 3 May 18
The Long Good Buy
You’ll be relieved to hear that this week we’ve been wearing clothes.
Vintage Vixen 25 Apr 18
Goin’ To A Go-Go
Whenever I wear this insane vintage Shubette of London fringed Go-Go suit I can’t help but dance around the bedroom.
Vintage Vixen 16 Apr 18
Florals, ahoy! The weather’s a balmy 12°C and there’s a suggestion of spring in the air.
Vintage Vixen 2 Apr 18
Cool In A Kaftan
I bought this crazy 1970s cotton kaftan for a song in a charity shop last week.
Vintage Vixen 23 Mar 18
From Bed Covers & Babouches to Bollywood & Books – This Week’s Charity Shop Finds
I’m probably the only person in the world to create an outfit entirely around a bag but just look at that handsome Indian prince astride his horse.
Vintage Vixen 21 Mar 18
What’s Cooking? My Mini Kitchen Makeover
Wanna to see my kitchen? This is my latest mini make, like my real one HERE , its furnished entirely from inherited bits and pieces, other people’s junk, hand-made stuff and lucky eBay finds.
Vintage Vixen 19 Mar 18
Maximum City – 48 Hours In Mumbai
I was planning to write about our weekend of vintage fairs but the weather put paid to that.
Vintage Vixen 16 Mar 18
Charity Shopping & Mini Makes
Look! I’m finally out of the doll’s house and back to full-size.
Vintage Vixen 28 Feb 18
Slumming It – Touring Mumbai’s Dharavi Slum
Courtesy of Reality Tours If you’ve ever flown into Mumbai you’ll know that there’s no avoiding the third largest slum in the world, Dharavi, a sprawling mass of corrugated tin, cardboard and blue tarpaulin running alongside the international airport…
Vintage Vixen 22 Feb 18
Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Textile Heaven
Kutch is famed for it’s rich textile heritage so what better way to spend our final day than overdosing on them.
Vintage Vixen 20 Feb 18
Indian Epic- Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Birding in Banni
Just before sunrise on Friday morning we were collected from Devpur by an ecologist his driver fromthe Centre for Desert and Ocean ( CERO ) and taken to the Banni Grasslands, a semi-arid region skirting the Great Rann of Kutch for a morning of bird…
Vintage Vixen 18 Feb 18
Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Around Mandvi
Wednesday was spent with fellow Devpur house guests Carey Gary, exploring the area around the coastal town of Mandvi.
Vintage Vixen 16 Feb 18
Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – The Desert, Crafts & The Party Monks of the North
Wednesday got off to slow start after we got caught up in a traffic jam caused by a herd of water buffalo taking a morning stroll.
Vintage Vixen 14 Feb 18
Indian Epic – Travels In Kutch, Gujarat – The Temples, Ruins & Tombs Of The West
Shortly after 8am accompanied by fellow Devpur house guest Susan, a German-born architect living in Zurich, we set off to explore Kutch’s west coast.
Vintage Vixen 12 Feb 18
Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Bhuj’s Museums, Palaces, Temples & Crafts
Ready for more? On Monday morning, after a sociable breakfast spent chatting to K and the other guests, Ramji drove us to the Medieval town of Bhuj.
Vintage Vixen 10 Feb 18
Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Devpur Homestay
Namaste! We’re back! Be afraid – be very afraid, we took so many pictures during our stay in Gujarat you might be sick of the sight of India by the end of the week.
Vintage Vixen 5 Jan 18
In It For The Long Haul – Travel Outfits, Packing & Charity Shop Finds
Compared to what I’ve worn earlier this week I’m looking rather muted today.
Vintage Vixen 2 Jan 18
Absolute Beginners – Vix’s Adventures In Crochet
Happy New Year!! WEARING: Inherited crochet maxi coat with 1970sRicci Michaels of Mayfair psychedelic dress (bought from Vintage Relics at The End of the Road festival, 2016) You may have noticed that I’m rather fond of crochet clothing.
Vintage Vixen 29 Dec 17
India Comes To Coventry – Visiting The V&A’s Crafts Of The Punjab Exhibition
All dressed up and somewhere to go! This week seems almost interminable so realising that today was probably our last chance to visit an exhibition we’d set our hearts on seeing, it was the perfect opportunity to jump in the van and shake off the …
Vintage Vixen 22 Dec 17
The Woman In White
When I spotted this 1970s gown in a charity shop window a few weeks ago my heart skipped a beat.
Vintage Vixen 20 Dec 17
Ready To Go – Travel Packing & Some 1970s Inspired Finds
The Seventies are dead…
Vintage Vixen 18 Dec 17
Proud Mary – Today’s Outfit Plus Some Charity Shop Tat
It’s the Dead Relatives Society bash.
Vintage Vixen 15 Dec 17
Dressed To Impress (Yourself)
Catching up with my blog reading after an afternoon spent in the pub, I was blown away by a post Hollie published yesterday which mentioned several of my favourite bloggers / ex-bloggers – as well as me! Aging is what you make it.
Vintage Vixen 8 Dec 17
Lamani Love – The One Where I Share My Tribal Collection
It’s all a bit grim here today, heavy snowstorms and positively Arctic temperatures with weather warnings issued for the weekend, even our schools are closed.
Vintage Vixen 6 Dec 17
Trust In Me – Georgian Splendour In Sleepy Shropshire
A rock gig and a boozy Wetherspoons all-dayer, what my birthday week was lacking was some culture so this morning, wrapped up in big coats, hats and thermal undies we headed across the border to the county of Shropshire.
Vintage Vixen 1 Dec 17
Exotic Styling – Fashion Porn For Vintage Lovers
When I was clearing the book shelves at The Cottage I came across a book which must have belonged to my mum.
Vintage Vixen 29 Nov 17
Recycle, Reuse – From Cot Blanket to Blanket Coat
In late November 1966 with the arrival of her first born imminent, my 24 year-old mother got out her crochet hooks.
Vintage Vixen 27 Nov 17
Sod unpacking the van from yesterday’s vintage fair, a stroll into town to pick up Jon’s new glasses and a rummage around the charity shops sounded far more appealing.
Vintage Vixen 24 Nov 17
Technicolour Friday – Charity Shop Treasure & Some Hardcore Drum ‘n’ Bass
Black Friday? Not on your life or on my body.
Vintage Vixen 17 Nov 17
The Keeper Of Lost Causes -Tackling The Family Albums
I come from a long line of hoarders.
Vintage Vixen 15 Nov 17
Down Mexico Way – Cool In My Roberta Vencillino Kaftan
Blame on a blogger! When I commented how fabulous Betty looked on a recent post about her holiday in Costa Rica she replied that kaftans were really hard to find so, although I already own a few, I thought I’d have a quick browse on eBay.
Vintage Vixen 13 Nov 17
The Colour Purple
It’s no secret that I hate winter but rediscovering this coat almost compensates for the plummeting temperatures.
Vintage Vixen 10 Nov 17
The House That I Grew Up In
The parental home is finally empty and ready to go on the market.
Vintage Vixen 8 Nov 17
Charity Shop Finds – The Holy Grail of Hippiedom For The Price of a Pint
Such is my love for Indian textiles that this January we’re touring the traditional craft villages of Gujarat, India’s textile state, where we’ll witness at first hand age-old techniques like patchwork, embroidery, tie-dye, weaving and block printing…
Vintage Vixen 6 Nov 17
Grey Is The Colour Of Indifference….
said the artist, Gerhardt Richter, quoted on a current affairs programme we listened to on Radio 4 on the drive back home from London on Saturday night.
Vintage Vixen 3 Nov 17
Little China Girl
If you only fill your wardrobe with clothes you love they’ll all go together.
Vintage Vixen 1 Nov 17
Somebody Else’s Guy & Another Woman’s Husband
Am I happy that Halloween’s over! I spotted this dress on a mannequin in a themed window display in one of our regular chazzas three weeks ago where it was accessorised with a pointy hat, a bin liner cape, a besom broom and a plastic pumpkin lantern …
Vintage Vixen 30 Oct 17
Rockin’ In The Crypt
As a child I could never quite get my head round how Dad travelled the world on business but claimed never to see much of the places he visited.
Vintage Vixen 27 Oct 17
New Boots & Panties
I’m off to collect a parcel of pants from Ajay’s, the newsagent at the end of the road.