Saturday, 4 June 2011

Go Go Pussycat


Polly Piglet's trying to get on the blog again. 


She was the odd kitten out in a litter of six black and white males. Her markings are very strange, a mixture of stripes and spots with black and white whiskers, tan coloured pads and a freckled nose. She'll be six in September and likes nothing better than lying in my arms on her back like a baby.


Anyway, enough of the cat talk here's possibly my best ever vintage find. 


An insanely fabulous Shubette of London 1960's fringed go-go suit. 

It was a whopping £12.90 (my limit is usually a tenner) but I knew that if I didn't buy it I'd regret it forever.



What do you mean, when are you going to wear that? As my darling late Grandma always said, if you love it, buy it and the occasion will present itself.


Shubette of London go-go suit worn with vintage Ravel of Bond Street platforms, a stack of inherited costume jewellery, Barry M Cyan nail polish and 1960's Boots' false lashes.


Right, time for a snooze on the sofa before I put on my glad rags in readiness for tonight's dinner party. Enjoy your weekend!


78 comments:

daisychain said...

Aw, she's a beaut! Love the outfit Vix

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love it, the fringes a great and that keyhole gives a big hint of sexyness!

What a fab bargain - ebay is fabarooney isn't it! And so very near your top limit anyway! lol! I am watching something that ends tomorrow!!

Shybiker said...

Fab item. And, you're right, when you get something special like that, opportunities to wear it appear out of thin air.

Cute kitty.

Kim said...

Good lord that outfit is STUNNING!!! Absolutely love it - so very jealous mrs! It looks like it was made for you!

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Oh, I definitely approve of that as a saying! Here's hoping the occasion arises soon.

Polly Piglet is adorable. I do like a tabby or patchy cat best.

Misfits Vintage said...

AMAZING OUTFIT!!! Oh amor - it is quite incredible! The fringe is amazing and I ADORE the print and mostly I adore YOU in it!

FABULOUS!!!

Love, Sarah xxx

jaljen said...

You're too young for Pan's People but you would have been perfect.

Smashingbird said...

That is a truly fabulous outfit, and those shoooeeeesss! Good luck in the giveaway hun! xxx

That's Not My Age said...

Your grandma was right - and I think you should wear the go-go outfit at Glastonbury!

delia hornbook said...

Your Gran was so right bless her that is my moto to ;-)) It is fabulous you look great in it. And little Polly Piglet is so sweet bless her. Have a lovely evening, hugs dee xx

Tanvi said...

Your Grand Ma was so right! :) Hehe! It is indeed a fabulous piece!!!

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Lucy said...

Polly Piglet, how beautiful you are!

You look fab Vix, love your Granny's philosophy! x

sacramento said...

I know now, where you get all that wisdom. Loving your late grandma, and keeping the frase:if you love it, buy it, and the occasion will present itself.
Fantastc!!!, yeahhhhhhhh

Comtesse de ferveur said...

OMG I LOVE the outfit! You were absolutely right to treat yourself - what a fab find! The cat is so cute, so tortoiseshell-y and gorgeous.
xxx

Please may I? said...

It's go go Vix.

One word,

Stunning.

X x

Dusk said...

Oh.My.GODDDDDDDD!!! Aaaarrrgghhhh Vix!!!! I have no words. That's why I'm yelling!
Oh hell no you could not have let this go! It was made for you you sexy sassy Vixen you!
...and the occasion will always present itself...

Rose&Bird said...

FABULOUS! Need I say more? And still a bargain, even at the top of your price range.

Maybe Polly wants a blog of her own?!

Amie K said...

Amazing outfit Vix! I've been poised all day to see your latest purchase! I think this is a great bargain and it's unutterably fabulous. Love it and you look stunning in it as ever. Your cat is gorgeous too Adrian and I are so keen to get a cat but as we live in a flat we can't yet. Hopefully one day soon!
xoxo

Sophie said...

Your Grandma was a very wise woman! I have a wardrobe full with clothes just waiting for the right occasion to come!
You look amazing, well worth the splurge!
Thanks for the tip about blogger love!
Sophie
x

The Vintage Knitter said...

Yup - Grandma was absolutely right and so were you to buy it. That go-go suit will be amazing to dance in with those fringes swishing about...now where's that strawberry scented dry ice?.....
xxx

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful outfit! I never realised how long your hair is too, it is beautiful!
Your kitty is adorable and what a cute name too! xx

Love, Love, Love said...

Love your granma's saying! Very wise.
My cat, Tiger-Lily is a tabby/tortie mix and is quite unusual too. She was one of five and all the others were ginger. We used to have her brother too but he sadly got hit by a car 6 years ago. Probably sound weird here, but I believe that he then came back to us in the form of our next cat who sadly dissappeared a year ago. I have only had two boy cats adn neither has made it to old age so I think that I shall have to stick with girl cats even though the are higher maintenance :)
Enjoy your dinner party tonight x

trashsparkle said...

Totally stunning! What a find. Just be careful not to wear it anytime yer in London on the tube with that fringing. Have the cats started trying to play with it yet?

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Jesus H. Christ that is one amazing set you've got there Vix! Hands down gorgeousness and yeah, this bargain-buy ranks in the top amazing vintage outfits you own. You've nailed it!!!! Oh and Piglet makes a great pic partner, he's enjoying the warmer days:). I've always carried my cats the same way, they love it - they're so trusting when they're loved:))) xoxoxoxoox

Mrs Munster said...

OMG. The suit is amazing. It doesn't matter on what occasion you wear as you make it work :)

Make Do Style said...

It is fab & I'd wear it everyday xx

Kestrel said...

Cute outfit! I am very envious of the amazing things you pick up. And I also love your cat. I've managed to get both of mine trained to lie in my arms like a baby, very cute :)

Rachel - Firebird said...

Hi Polly Piglet - my cats are always trying to get in on a bit of blog action. I'm think of starting their own one so they get their fix.

That suit is incredible, just fabulous xx

pastcaring said...

Hey, you are one groovy go-go-ing chick in that outfit Vix! I'm not surprised you blew your £10 limit for that one, it was worth every penny (and still cheap when you consider the unique fabulousness of it!) I can tell you love wearing it, you look very happy!
I agree with the Pan's People comment, I was also imagining you as one of Ike and Tina Turner's backing singers/dancers, shimmying wildly along to Proud Mary!

Got a few vintage goodies myself today, tee hee, will email you!
PS. Polly's a babe!

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-you go in the gorgeous go-go outfit, you look fabulous and it was well worth all the money spent-a very unique and stylish look for sure!! Hope you have a great weekend too!! xx

My Heart Blogged said...

I love the fringe on it! My family has two cats who look like yours, they are sisters from the same litter. One of them is named phantom. Half of her face is brown/red the other side is gray so she looks a little like the phantom of the opera.

Rachael said...

Wow what a mixture of colours your kitty is - so cute! I always have a place for kittys with ginger in their fur!

the nyanzi report said...

what a beauty your cat. i love the name. your looking fabulous as always.

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

Polly's so cute. Love the fringes on that outfit x

Scarlett said...

Totally worth breaking the tenner limit! Loving your kitty too, as an owner of two little fur babies myself :o) Scarlett x

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

wow, this jumpsuit is so adorable, love the monochrome colours and the fringed detail!

Cara said...

You look so cute today (as does Polly Piglet :P ), the suit IS rather amazing <3 xx

The Brunette said...

Only you could pull off that outfit..it looks fab x

Polly Piglet loves the camera, she is lovely xx

Louise said...

Wow, that's fab lol. It didn't rain, so my new frock dried up nicely for hols. Have a great weekend. Xx

illustratorclaire said...

Daaaaaarn

That is a catch! The FRINGE!

Miss Magpie said...

I am definitely going to start living by your Grandma's philosophy!

Vintage Coconut said...

Polly Piglets is PRECIOUS!! I lover her coat, I am sure it's a vintage pattern. ;)

Your GO GO suit is Grr grr GREATNESS!! wwwwwowwwwww amazing you look darn good in it too!

señora Allnut said...

it's a really great found!, and it fits you so perfectly, and it's so pretty patterned in black&white!!!, too many fabulousness to leave it unattended!

Love the 'Frock On A Friday' motto!!
besos

rosie-alia said...

Oh Vix, that was DEFINITELY a good buy. £12.90 is nothing compared to a life of regret hd you let the opportunity pass you buy. You simply had to have it! It's fab! xxx

Ofelia said...

You cat is such a rare beauty! And she is not camera shy; I think she knows she is cool and special.
Love to see you smiling in your danceable go-go outfit.
Have lots of fun on your dinner party.
Muchos besos,

Terri said...

With an outfit like this, it is definitely time for another video of you dancing! Must see that fringe in motion.

Helga! said...

HOLY SHIT!!!! Of COURSE you had to buy that!!! It's freakin' amaaaaaazing!! I've never seen anything like it,and you rock it like no other could!!! I would=be556 (that was Harvey trying to say how much he likes the outfit) proud to be seen boogeying on out with you in this!!!
PHWOAR!!!!
Love YOU!!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

Nelly said...

Gorgeous of course you had to have it I would have too xx

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Ronnie Rabbit said...

Your hair looks amazing today :)

Kitty said...

Awesome, I totally freaking love it. LIke, freaking BIG TIME!! Let me know when you're up for a skype chat.xx.

Perdita said...

What a thoughtful and intelligent looking cat. I love the patchy patterns on her. Vix even your pet has an amazing print, love it!

The Go-Go suit was totally worth going over budget for! Fringin' fabulous. And you never know when the event may present itself, preparation is everything and that means an outfit for every situation. :)

grunge-queen said...

You go-go, girl!! Love it and if it looked like that one me, I would have snapped it up too!

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Miss Rayne said...

it's utterly fab, rules are made to be broken...

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow another freaking amazing outfit that takes my breath away! You look incredible! And what a pretty kitty! :)

Penny Dreadful said...

That is the most incredible fringing I have ever seen, and well worth £12.90. My cat Chilli used to love being held like a baby too, and also propped over my shoulder. Gosh I miss her xx

CameronPoe2409 said...

Such a cute cat! You look fabulous and I love the print of the suit. xx

Clairejustine said...

Great outfit :)

Veshoevius said...

Fabulous! Now that is a jumpsuit. And I couldn't agree more with your grandma's philosophy!

SabinePsynopsis said...

And the opportunity has already presented itself... the blog! What an great find, Vix. It's made for you and the price is still more than okay, I think.
Always enjoying the sight of a cat and yours is an especially lovely one! xxx

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

that dress is the perfect mix of sophisticated audrey hepburn like elegance and funky bohemian beauty! love your turquoise nail polish! =)

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Alexandra said...

This is gorgeous and so is Polly Piglet! Hope you have had a great weekend xxx

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

That is the funnest vintage look I have seen in a while- the fringe, the floral pattern, amazing! Your kitty is adorable- what beautiful markings!

WendyB said...

I'm in awe over that outfit. I don't even know what to say. It's out of this world.

Emma said...

WOW! That outfit is SO AMAZING! I LOVE LOVE it! The fabric reminds a little of Liberty of London. You look Fabulous as always! Cute cat too : )

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Your grandma's words ring true.
And what a sweet cat - she's good at posing. Your dress is so lovely am sure you feel well in it. xxxx

Miss Peregrin said...

I loooove the words of wisdom from your Grandma - almost as much as I love the go-go suit! Jeez, what occasion wouldn't you wear that to? It's just so fabulous.

My first cat growing up was the same colour as Polly Piglet. I was there when she was born, and she started out completely black with ginger eyebrows. The rest of colour came later, but this tiny black kitten with huge ginger eyebrows was a pretty hilarious sight.

Kelly said...

Polly Piglet is very cute! I love the markings on her face, and her eyes are gorgeous! Holly used to love proper baby cuddles when she was smaller, can't really do it now as she's a right lump.
Your hair looks really glossy in the pics Vix, not that it doesn't usually but just thought "wow check out her gorgeous locks" Go-Go suit is fun and fringe-tastic. Love it.
xx

pip a la chic said...

I know several people have already commented but I have to repeat it...AMAZING! definitely an awesome score there.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Oh my God Vix!!! I bloody love it!!!! You HAD to get it. It's perfect. Wise words from your Grandma. I feel the same way! Love you loads xx

La Dama said...

your kitty is so unique and beautiful amor,
OMG, you look even more like Cher with that fringe outfit.
Grandma knew what she was talking about.

WeShop said...

That is a truly FABULOUS purchase! xx

Alex said...

Perfect for a festival surely? Unless you're worried that it's too beautiful to tromp around in a field in...

DeniseAngela said...

Ohhhh this is my fave out of your last 3 posts I missed while doing the mom/wife thing! I love love this dress!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Polly Piglet (love the name) is clearly a DAMN STAR! I dig her. Sorry, but you know I love cats more than clothes.

Mrs Bossa said...

I'm with your grandma on this one, Vix - fabulous ain't the word! xx

Candycane said...

Aww yours is lovely too :) a good label :) xx