MEET THE VINTAGE VIXEN

TODAY IS MY ONE YEAR "BLOG-O-VERSARY"  AND I WANTED TO SHARE THIS SPECIAL DAY WITH AN INTERVIEW.  ONE OF THE MOST GENEROUS FREE-SPIRITS I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET DURING THIS PAST YEAR WAS GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO TAKE THE TIME TO ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS FOR US :)
WORDS CANNOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO HOW TERRIFIC I THINK SHE IS.  


VINTAGE VIXEN, AKA, VIX, IS A FOXY BRIT WITH A HEART OF SILVER AND TURQUOISE ;) 
HER RETRO COLLECTION BLOWS MY MIND, AND I DON'T THINK SHE HAS EVER WORN THE SAME VINTAGE PIECE TWICE!
I FEEL HONORED TO CALL HER MY FRIEND AND SHE IS DEFINITELY MY DREAM WOMAN.
I HOPE I'M JUST LIKE HER IN THE NEXT GO-ROUND ;)
ENJOY !!!!
( WARNING :  YOU'LL BE SMITTEN ;)
( YOUR WORLD WILL BE ROCKED! )



( HER PROFILE INFO.....)


VINTAGE VIXEN
I'm Vix, a jumble sale-ing, car-booting, skip-diving, charity shopping, hedonistic hippy chick in love with life, India and vintage clothes. Dressing is an adventure never a chore. I don't follow fashion and don't care if I look ridiculous as long as I don't blend in with the crowd. A day without dressing up is a day wasted.




1.WHEN DID YOU START BLOGGING AND WHY ? I'm always been so excited by the finds I in charity shops, jumble sales and car boot sales and I wanted to encourage others to do the same. Every person I've ever met gets into buying secondhand once they've spent time with me. I want to show that anyone can have a stylish home and a glamorous wardrobe without spending a fortune or being dictated to by the fashion fascists and the corporate big wigs.

2.WHEN DID YOU FIRST FALL FOR VINTAGE AND WHY. I've been going to jumble sales since I was a teenager, in those days you could pick up 1920's dresses, 1940's Barathea suits and Fifties tea dresses by the armful. They were cheap, I could take them in to fit my skinny frame and back in the 1980's we all strived to be different, didn't we? Obviously there was inferior clothing made back in the old days but the items that survive are by and large better quality, more vibrant and made to fit a woman's body properly. I find mass produced clothing depressing and just can't understand why anyone would want to wear the same dress as anyone else.


3.WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THROUGH YOUR BLOGGING EXPERIENCE ? That there's lots of like-minded women out there who don't give a hoot about looking their age, conforming to the norm or dressing in a certain way and that real friendship can be found in cyberspace. I mistakenly imagined that bloggers would be narcissitic and self-obsessed and how wrong I was. I've been overwhelmed by the continued support, encouragement and kindness I've received since I started blogging and I honestly think I'd have flipped after my Mum's untimely death if it hadn't been for my fellow blogging buddies.


4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FASHION ACCESSORY ? Big, bold jewellery. I feel naked without tons of ethnic rings, huge dangly earrings and jangly bangles. If I can't hear myself clanking something's wrong...



5. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE 'TRENDS OF THE MOMENT' THAT YOU INCORPORATE INTO YOUR VINTAGE STYLE ? I buy whatever takes my fancy so if I'm wearing a current trend it's by happy coincidence rather than by design. I've been wearing maxi dresses, capes, harems, leopard print and platform soles for years.



6. WHAT INSPIRES YOU ?    Everything! I love life.


7. FOR THOSE OF US WHO DON'T ALREADY KNOW, WHEN & WHY DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH INDIA ? My first trip to India was back in 2000. Although I'm fairly well travelled within an hour of arriving I knew I'd come home. I've always loved novels and films set in India but nothing prepares you for the assault on your senses, the history, architecture, culture, religion, spirituality, food, sounds and smells. Everything is more heightened and vibrant. As Diana Vreeland said,"Pink is the navy blue of India and she was right, it's a riot of colour and the people are the best.

Her Secret Beach, India


8. IF WE EVER GET THE CHANCE, WHERE WOULD YOU SUGGEST WE VISIT WHILE IN ENGLAND ? Come and stay with me! We live in the Midlands so we're near to everything (except the sea). I'll show you jumble sales, car boot sales and the cheapest charity shops, traditional Real Ale pubs and the best curries this side of the Sub-Continent.

 ( Vix's dream home, and self-made curtains recycled from old sari's. )

9. WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE KEEPS YOU SO YOUNG AND VIBRANT? I'm a born optimist and ridiculously positive. I've had some bad times but the way you deal with a bad situation makes you a stronger and better person. I've always been rash and impulsive, I take risks, live for the moment and to be honest I've done some stupid things but hey, I'm still here.

10. AND LASTLY, BUT NOT LEAST, ANY WORDS OF WISDOM FOR US TO LIVE BY ? Love yourself, you can't expect anyone else to if you don't.

Loads of love,

Vix

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MEET HER HERE : The Vintage Vixen, vintagevixon.blogspot.com
She is also a full-time E-bay seller, DIY Queen and a recycle / refurbishing magician !


A BIG THANKS TO THE VINTAGE VIXEN FOR THE INTERVIEW.
AND A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL YOU GUYS FOR VISITING MY LITTLE BLOG :)
IT REALLY AMAZES ME THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT WHAT I'M UP TO EACH DAY. HERE'S TO ANOTHER YEAR !
HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEKEND :)
xXx
* Reva *

22 comments:

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I want to wish you a happy bloggerversary, Reva! Your blog is full of such positive energy, it is always a joy to visit. This interview is AWESOME, one of your best posts to date, and I will definitely have to check out her blog. xo. -Bella

Terri said...

What a wonderful interview. I'm eager to visit her blog!

Vintage Vixen said...

Happy Bloggerversary, my dear Reva! I'm honoured to know you. Thanks for the interview, it was an honour. xxx

sacramento said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogging, and on picking the most interesting person in the blogguosphere. I adored her at first sight.
Un abrazo to both of you girls.
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jemina said...

Happy Blogversary Sweetie...
and thank you for sharing with us this wonderful interview, what I love most is her answer for the last question: LOVE YOURSELF FIRST, this is so TRUE and I also live by it :))

Wishing you a fabulous blogversary and brilliant weekend

XOXO
J

Veshoevius said...

Lovely interview - she is truly an amazing lady. Happy Blog anniversary!

Jan said...

Pleased to meet you Reva ,I have just popped over from dear Vix's blog ,I have to have my daily fix of Vix ,love her blog ,and have clicked to read yours now too ...love Jan xx

Sarsaparilla said...

What a fabulous interview with Vix!

And what an incredible blog you have! Very happy to have found you. Any friend of Vix's is a friend of mine. :)

Pearl Westwood said...

Hi there, Ive just found you via our lovely Vix, so happy blogaversary xx

Zabrinah said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your Blog-O-versary! On year is a long time. The interview is amazing. The images are magnificent. I love her style so much!

~Zabrinah

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Happy Happy Blog-versary!
You are such an incredible and inspiring women to bloggers everywhere and I am so happy to have found your blog and gotten to know you. Your blog is one of my favorites, and you are one of my role models! You've shown me to be risky and fearless with fashion, and to embrace individuality. Congratulations Reva!

Mary said...

Happy blogoversary!! What a great way to celebrate with such a fantastic interview! And thanks for introducing me to a new blog :)

tanvii.com said...

I absolutely love Vix. Her optimism and joie he vivre is infectious ... No one find deals like her! And now Thanks to her have found your blog! :

P.S. Happy Blog-versary

Helga! said...

That's a great interview,Reva!! Vix is a total goddess and soooo mega inspirational!!!
x

Matt said...

Happy Blogoversary!! And what a wonderful interview with a really neat person!! Thanks for taking the time to put this together, it was very fun to read! :)

Misfits Vintage said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am a newbie blogger myself and I get so much inspiration from fabulous women bloggers like you and Vix and Helga - thanks for paving the way!

Great interview - what's not to love about Vix? She is so fabulous!

Thank you and congratulations! Sarah xxx

Dusk said...

I ADORE Vix!! She is one of a kind, a fox alright! and definitely right up there in my list of favourite bloggers.

Happy Blogversary!

gina said...

Happy Anniversary! I've enjoyed following you this year and look forward to the next year!

What a great style this lady has! I just became her follower.

Cloud of Secrets said...

What a fun interview! You've definitely captured Vix's joy, humor, and mischief, as well as her depth and intelligence. I'm glad to read a bit of the background for her love of travel to India.

Vix, I love this line: "I've always been rash and impulsive, I take risks, live for the moment and to be honest I've done some stupid things but hey, I'm still here." Words to keep in mind for myself. I'm so afraid of disaster (physical, financial, reputation) and death! I've always played it so safe, and I'm comfortable and cozy and stable, but I can't say I regularly have adventures or thrilling experiences.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Reva, lovely to have found you via the fabulous Vix.

Dear Vix, I love you. You're amazing! xxxx

PS. I LOVE the outfit outside the camper van - are they boots??

bollywoodstylediaries said...

Happy anniversary!!

I love, love Vix!! She is stylish, fabulous and an inspiration!!

Ivy Black said...

Happy anniversary!
I adore Vix. She was one of the first ladies I 'met' when I started blogging. Feels like I've known her forever.
xxx

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