Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Homage to the original Sassy Vamp

A while back, the wondrous Helga did a post entitiled "What would Desiree do?" She wanted to add some va-va-voom to a frock, and recognised that our favourite Sassy Vamp has many an excellent styling trick up her sleeve.

So when I received a Parcel of Joy from Desiree this week containing one of her famous (now for sale) headbands, I knew I wanted to wear in it proper Desiree style.

                                                                I too found myself pondering...

                                                                    ...what would Desiree do?



I think she would probably start off like this. Desiree loves a bit of underwear-as-outerwear so the frothy petticoat is perfect. And we know she has taken lessons in double-bagging from Rough Vera.



She likes to confuse the onlookers, so a ladylike 1950s blouse (back to front in this case for added craziness) works well. And we all know she has a touch of the exhibitionist about her...



                                                     Ooh la la, what do we find beneath the frou-frou?



We find a few more ruffles, that's what!  I sent Desiree a red pair of these, but kept some royal blue frilly pants all for myself!




It caused great amusement on Chesterfield market. Can you believe I found two pairs of 1960s frilly knickers, on the different stalls, on the same day? One for Desiree, one for me!



              Sooner or later, the dress/skirt/trousers have to come off if you're inspired by Desiree. It's the law.
                                                   

                                                      I do apologise - I don't know how that happened!



                                         A gal needs sparkly tights, high heels, and major accessorizing.



Here is the glorious headband in all its purple magnificence.And a bit of cleavage. Sorry about the uninspiring light switch in the background - how very Readers' Wives...



A gratuitous boob shot never goes amiss. The silver necklaces are from charity shops, the wonderful skull necklace is handmade by darling Zumba-hot-bod Krista. Boob Crack - all my own work.




                                  The kids can play along too. Especially when the outfit matchy-matches!




Oh sweetness. She popped on a bit of lippy for the photo shoot. And applied it as I would after a few pints too many....
  



Thank you, Desiree. Thank you for your inspirational, no-holds-barred fabulousness. You are a delicious woman and a lovely friend. I salute you in appropriate fashion...



                 Who doesn't want to grab their own arse when they are bedecked in flowers and frilly vintage nylon?


                                                                              xxxxx

37 comments:

one denim bird said...

Freaking fabulous darling! You look sensational and those frilly knickers are Grrrrraaaahhhhh

Debberoo said...

I'm so behind (no pun intended) in leaving comments but I haven't missed a post! I just had to comment immediately though on this beyond fabulous post! OMG, those knickers!!!! LOVE, love, love them and boy do you wear them well, I'd kill for a bum and legs like that! Hair band is beautiful and no offense but IMHO LB does actually wear it better than you, to be honest I think she wears it better than anyone else could!

Your posts always make me so happy! :) xxx

Lynne DeVenny said...

I love the "What Would Desiree Do?" theme, and discovering you are the source of her wondrous red knickers!

Sara said...

You look incredible! This outfit is beyond excellent; you really hit the mark. :D YAY for frilly knickers!

I am such a gynormous fan of these fabulous floral headbands!

Karolina B-H said...

such a fun and positive pictures ;)
xo

Melanie said...

Bwa-ha-ha-ha!!! An arscellent(!?) post! But where's the photo of you outdoors at the coffee shop? Or one of you in the library in your blue-butted wonder! Curtise, you are magnificent semi-unclothed and semi-semi-unclothed! Desiree is boundlessly inspiring and you have obviously been taking notes! Spendid!

Miss Claire said...

Wowie Zowie! You look just as hot as desiree in those frilly bloomers! I loooove the blue ones! You are too fabulous!!!! Little miss looks quite lovely in her pink lippie! I remember doing that all the time as a kidlet...Xxxx

delia hornbook said...

Wow how great do you look in those frilly knickers and those tights you have gorgeous legs ;-) You look blooming great ;-) Love the headband to your little one looks adorable bless her, dee xx

LUCEWOMAN said...

I was half asleep when I read this. Not now! I'm wide awake, look at your legs - Pans People comes to mind.
Now you need to be a shade braver and get outside. Give the neighbours something to really talk about.
Blinkin' marvellous stuff Curtise. I'm going to add a link to this on my latest post (unless you'd rather I didn't?).

How gorgeous does your lipstick wearing angel look? She's after your crown, for sure.

Such fun, I want frilly knickers. And I want to flash them.

Ivy Black said...

Fabulous! Look at your pins, girl!!! Not to mention that cleavage..
I love the frillies and the headband. Your little lady wears it well. xxxx

Max said...

Typical, there you go flouting your flouncy headband and frilly knickers and all i want to do is rip the shirt off your back. seriously, I'm mad for that shirt. it really suits you. and please more gratuitous shots of cute kids playing dress ups with their mum x

Louise said...

Lol, excellent!! What a totally Desiree-liscious post. Fab frilly knickers and with those great legs you should really lose your skirt more often. X

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Well I never thought I'd say this but I love your knickers! I love this colourful number and your little one rocked that headband just as well as you do. xxx

Melanie said...

This post is bursting with fabulousnss! I adore frilly knickers!

Valerie said...

Thats quite an outfit lol Fabulous darling.
V
xxx

SACRAMENTO said...

Desiree will be proud to see you wearing those frilly bloomers and gorgeous headband, ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Isn´t the blogosphere a wonderful place???
Much love, my gorgeous.
Many kisses to that little beauty
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Miss Simmonds Says said...

perhaps we ought to all start a W.W.D.D. club? If in doubt? What would Desiree do? You have a fantastic figure! The whole outfit is amazing, you really suit frilly knickers! and your offspring is very very cute in the headband

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy BEJAYZUS!!!! The frilly knickers made my day, darling! You look incredible and definitely do a very good Desiree. The sparkly tights are quite delightful - I NEED some immediately... and that blouse is just lovely but it's the knickers, THE KNICKERS!!! that I love so!

And oh bless her cotton socks, doesn't she look gorgeous but miserable! Little darling!

Love you evern more than frilly vintage knickers, if that is possible! Sarah xxx

Style Sud-Est said...

What a delicious suprise your post!
I smiled all the way through!
Desiree is unique indeed and i love her very much, nobody does it like her, but you did a good job yourself- Love those frilly thing on your arse - i have something similar in my closet, not underwear tough they are shorts or shorts that could pass as a skirt, anyhow, wanting to style them...i wish i could have one of Desiree's headpiece it would be perfect with my frilly shorts!

Your little daughter is adorable, i am trying to get Mr. D grandaughter on my blog but she does not want to be photographed, but she might change her mind.

Oh! and you got some legs Lady, Oh boy! will i be able to work this afternoon, ha! ha! ha!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my last post, i do not get that personnal usually but i am happy i did it!

Lots of love Curtise!

Ariane xxxx

Vintage Coconut said...

I think you did an EXCELLENT homage to Desiree in fact... If the two of you were spotted together in your outfits people would probably confuse you for Sisters. Love them frilly under pants. I have a red pair that came with my red petticoat from the Salvation army. I have yet to frolick in them though..

The head band looks quite fabulous on you and on little LB too. I assume the girls will now ask you to make them each one so you can all go out shopping in floral bliss together. *hehehe*

karensomethingorother said...

Oh so FUN! Curtise, you're wonderful. I loved the frilly knickers--what a surprise! I was freaking out a little for sparkly tights too, I have to admit. You look fabulous! What a coincidence, because I JUST discovered Desiree's blog today, and all of you ladies are so fun and lovely. I didn't get to comment on her post I read, but it made me smile, and TODAY--I needed that.

Love your inner exhibitionist.

Fiona said...

Ha ha, just the tonic I needed after a crap day at work. May I complement you on a pert arse and perfect pins. The knickers remind me of my nan's bloomers, although they weren't as pretty. LB looks gorgeous too.
xx

Krista said...

CURTISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OWWOOOO!!!!!! I am loving everything about this Desirelicious post! You are looking hot in that floral magnificence and those frilly ruffle undies...BOOTIE shot, BOOBIE SHOT, my computer is smoking!!!!! I also love seeing my skull necklace on that pretty neck of yours!
Little LB is so sweet and looks so over the moon happy. Ah she just made my day!

BTW I ate dessert you are right life is too short to skip it and I'll just do a little extra ass shaking, Zumba style. I can't wait to give you the biggest HUG and I might just slap that arse too.
LOVEYOU!!!
Krista

two squirrels said...

Oh oh, So so many giggles.
You and Desiree have amazing legs, and frilly knickers.
I know my world is a better place with all you beautiful and incredible fun ladies to play with.
Love V

Terri said...

You have outdone yourself. Who knew that a headband could have such an effect as to reveal this amazing pair of sparkly legs!

elodie g said...

You seem to be having a wonderful Easter!!! We are in France and I wanted to tell you that Daphnée was playing at being Curtise yesterday! I think they were playing school trip as they say. Someone was thinking of you in France... See you at the school gates!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I'm going to need a pacemaker at this rate, my poor heart having a really hard time coping with your complete and UTTER fabulousness!!!!!! Thank you so much for this very, very special post, it means so much to me and I feel honoured. And my eyeballs are having problems with focussing as the bloomers and pettiskirt ("oh I must pick up this tiny pin off the floor") combo is fecking, fecking, fecking gorgeous!!! The Phoenix and The Stylist really enjoyed these pics and oh you look a picture in the headband - I'm so glad the colour suits you, I had a feeling it would!!! The girls are gorgeous and I'm so glad they've had some fun with Freshly Squeezed - how can one not have a good time in a giant headband? Feck your legs are amazing! Loveyoulongtimeinfrillyarsepants xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxooxoxo

Forest City Fashionista said...

OMG Curtise -best post ever!!! You have channelled Desiree perfectly, and added your own special vibe to the frills and ruffles. You look so effing fab in those knickers--damn it girl, stop hiding your great figure under those maxi skirts all the time! This just made my day.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Fabulous and you have sensational legs.

Scarlett said...

You are frilly and fabulous in those pants!! Blooming beautiful :o) Scarlett x

Bella Q said...

I love your headband and I love your knickers! Ha ha! Great homage to the fabulous as feck Desiree! The mix of frothy vs elegant and a dose and a half of frolic and whimsy! Well played!

PS: I just ordered my very own headpiece from Sassy Vamps and am sooooo excited to wear mine!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Waaaaa - brilliant post! I knew the pants had to be on display and I wasn't disappointed! You are both gorgeous and brilliant ladies with scarily good legs. The frillies are fabulous - love the colour on you (cos obviously that's what we were all concentrating on ;-))

Great tights too xxx

his_girl_friday said...

You have a knockout body! Is that rude? That's possibly rude. But your legs are AMAZING.

Heather said...

Ha well if I had legs like you or Desiree I would be prancing around in bright frilly undies to lol!!! Spot on I say!! Fabulous knickers and a Fantastic headband ~I think for this shorter bobbish hair mine is like this also headbands are fantastic ~ Love Heather

Miss Peregrin said...

Oh, this post is brilliant! Desiree is such an inspiration, and you do a beautiful homage to her. I adore those cobalt frilly pants - and look at your fabulous legs!

Frocktasia said...

Brilliant post, I LOVE those ruffle pants...you look AMAZING!

Helga! said...

WHERE T F HAVE I BEEN????!!!
ONG OMG OMG OMG,YES!
"Tis a question of life,the universer and verything,really,"what would Desiree do?!" This is a BRILLANT example,BRILLANT post, with the most BRILLANT pix of you looking TOTALLY FABULARSEHOLE!!!!!
Fabulous frilly knix,and look at your sexacious bod!!!Those LEGS!That boob crack!! I feel a bit faint! Desiree must have peed herself when she saw this!!
And as for that sweet lass of yours-HURRAH!
Love you bent over!
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