Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Profligate!!/Familiar Faces

("Profligate" is a joke between Lisa and I as it was mentioned in Great Expectations when talking about young men who didn't spend wisely. High brow jokes only with us)

The first thing I have to mention is my winning a fab book called Wearable Vintage Fashion courtesy of The Vintage Festival and Vivays Publishing. I only won it on Sunday and received it today! I had a flick through and opening a page at random, you'll never guess who I spotted...
 it's only Vix!! I never knew, perhaps you did. There were a few other bloggers, Tickety Boo Tupney and Andi B Goode for example (I don't follow her, she's one of the antipodean crew right?)

The book is really rather clever, it gives examples of individual pieces to create a whole look
I get stuck on certain items and this really helps point out what little touches you can add to a vintage look

I have been very naughty.... oh Curtise you're going to tell me off for buying this

it's from...... PER UNA (if you didn't know, Curtise isn't a fan) - Per Una is often a bit mummsy and twee, in a bad way, but this fantastic snot coloured handbag is amazing!!

I wanted a new handbag and have had no luck on ebay, everything's too expensive and nothing in the charity shops - it saw a likely candidate but they wanted £30 for it! bugger that. My handbag criteria is that it must be carriable on my shoulder, it must be enviable, it mustn't be to heavy and it must fit loads of crap.

It was £27.50, not too bad really. I wanted a treat. Another one.

Ok, sorry this is a short post, I've got a few ebay buys and a load of books to show you but bed calls. (it's saying "make me you filthy wench")

18 comments:

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great book. I didn't know Vix was in it either. Might have to pick up a copy. As for the bag, its big, its mustard and it has a bow. Can't go wrong in my book.

Louise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

waaaaaahhhh!!!! Fancy finding wonderful Vix in a book. That's fab, I wonder when she's back from Goa and if she knows it's been released yet. I love your handbag, and your wee doggy too. x

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I did know Vix was going to be in A book....SQUEE! How fabulous to win such a lovely book,and then to see our Vix in it!!! Yeah, Andi B Goode is from Adelaide.
And O,that handbag is gorgeous!!! Snot colour, bow and ALL! I have only heard about this brand,we don't have it here.There's no better treat than a fab handbag,darl!HURRAH!
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two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow Vix!!! She is so amazing and beautiful, that book is perfect to have her in it.
The mustard handbag is super cute.
Love v

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay for Vix, isn't she just fab?

Bugger the bag - look at the model!

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great bag! Ms Vix was made to be published, don't you think? What a unexpected surprise prize!

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That book looks fab, I might have to look that out after the move, when pennies are more available.

I have a Per Una bag I believe, well at the very least it's from M&S. It cost me £5 as I had a £20 voucher and was my first ever new bag. It's tartan and really cute, it almost has a Victorian vibe about it. It's a shame it is tartan as it has a tendency to clash with a lot of my clothes. But, it's so fabulous and then fell apart .. well all but one handle has come away but because it's fabric, I was able to mend it. Still annoying as it's M&S and we all know M&S are meant to have super powers and never wear or fall apart.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, I know what you and Curtise mean about Per Una. They are very frumpy. But frumpy, the bag is not.

Fancy our Vix being in a book. It's brilliant! xx

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That sounds silly, I meant all but one handle attachment (three out of four) has come away.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Clare, Love the bag! and btw what breed of dog is Ruby? She's gorgeous and reminds me of our little Heidi (X Chihuahua/Norfolk Terrier)

@mrsmarsa x

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay! Why don't I have that BOOK with our Vix in it??? Your new snot handbag is just darling - can't wait to see you model it for us!

Sarah xxx

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hahaha - right, that's YOU off my Christmas card list! Per Una indeed!
Oh go on, I'll give you this one, the bag is ACTUALLY lovely, so you're allowed! It's not snot colour. Is your snot that colour? I think it's a perfect match for Miss Vanessa Squirrel's cardigan (in a shade which I believe she calls "cat sick"!) Oh it's all about the glamour with us vintage gals, isn't it? Can we agree on Mustard? Or should we specify and call it Coleman's?
I did NOT know Vix was going to be in a book, but she damn well ought to be - hurrah! Doesn't she look fab? And in one of the pics, she's wearing a maxi I sent her, which makes me a bit famous by proxy, I think... (I know, I'm pathetic, I do apologise.)
Anyway, the book looks great, I'll keep an eye out for it or maybe put it on my birthday list.
PS. Every time I pick up something in a charity shop which proves to be Per Una, I have a little chuckle to myself. These comments often come back to bite one on the behind, so I will doubtless be forced to eat my words, and one day do an entire outfit post of chazzed Per Una items...
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Miss Simmonds Says said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I get what you meant!! Would love a tartan handbag!

karensomethingorother said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Can we put "MAKE ME YOU FILTHY WENCH" on a t-shirt? That would be awesome.

Let's see what Curtise had to say about per una...ah, she's forgiven you for the bag. Just don't call it snot coloured. You can't call it that AND call it 'lovely' at the same time, can you???

Funny that Vix is in the book--well, not funny really, since you ladies have great style.

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I miss Vix, she's our famous blogger girl, and all that fame never goes to her head, she's just the sweetest! She should be back any day now with loads of pictures all chilled out and all.

Your new bag is so lovely with that big bow, but your doggie has stole my heart!

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm not surprised you found our Vixcita in a book she is so stylishly lovely.
I'm jealous of snot bow bag!
besios

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wahahaha...snot bag! I'd say baby poo. It's kinda nice though, despite the per Una thing. That book looks brilliant - our Vix is in print where she belongs! I'll add it to my Amazon wish list forthwith.

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I simply MUST have that book so I can have Vix on tap and yes to new snot-bags, sometimes there's a complete bag-drought in the oppys and other arrangements need to be made;). I have massive feet so the only choose that fit me in the oppys look like they've sailed to Brazil and back - the long way **shudder**. xoxo