Saturday, 13 April 2013

Electric Avenue

I'm wild about "tarty textures" and I have a few frocks made from crinkle effect stretch fabric.
I bought this electric blue beauty on eBay a few years ago...
This is pretty much a dream frock for me as it incorporates several of my obsessions.
I love ostentatious 80s frocks that make no excuses for being bold as brass.
Delightfully sluttish textured stretch, ravishing ruffles, perfectly puffy shoulders and an in-yer-face primary colour to boot, it ticks all my boxes!
Vintage 80s dress, Steve Madden boots, layered tights, FROCKTASIA earrings & necklace, a selection of bangles.
Mark & I went to a wee birthday get together at Mike's pad last night. I met Mike when I went out with Leslie a few weeks back. His awesome band Super Full Moon were playing at The Old  Queens Head where Erik was doing a gig too. Mike is a super talented singer songwriter and all-round lovely chappy and it was really nice to meet some of his fabulous friends and have a wee jam too :)
You can check out Mike's band on ReverbNation HERE, they are brilliant!
Here's Mike and Jozef doing their stuff...
  
Today I had my Emergency First Response course at Dive Wimbledon.
I was a wee bitty woolly headed after last nights festivities it has to be said but my hero and instructor extraordinaire Jon pulled me though it, he's such a star!
So in a few weeks my certification will come though and we can start planning for the next stage of our diving education which will be the Rescue Diver Course. I'm really excited and I can't wait to get cracking with it. Hopefully we'll be able to do some dives at Wraysbury in out wetsuits before long but the current water temperature is still a bit too much like an arctic enema for my liking.
Here I am looking ultra glamorous & feeling like a bag of old and moldy ass... 
How am I holding that poor plastic baby? It's probably a good thing that I've never spawned!
Hope you are having a grand weekend?!

Here's Skindred to play us out, enjoy ;)
Loads of love,
Jennie
xXx


21 comments:

Underemployed said...

Woman, you look AMAZING without makeup! Lucky you!

(And that blue is my favorite color.)

Reva Ford said...

You are an amazing woman,Jennie!!!
You rock my world every time :)
super big hugs
Reva :)

Panty Buns said...

At the first glimpse of your fabulous electric blue frock I was preparing to write down what I liked about it. After noting the sign on the wall saying DANGER sharp razor wire I scrolled down and found you had written most of what I planned to say! I love the fabrics, the vintage puffed shoulders, the stretchiness, the delightful ruffles and sheen of the pouffy portion below the hips and that "in-yer-face" primary colour. I'm already imagining myself wearing it with contrasting peach pink retro 50s high waist panties underneath, knicker addict that I am. The ruffled FROCKTASIA necklace you're wearing pairs up very nicely with your delightful vintage frock as do your layered tights. You have a bit of the look of a tigress at that party with hubby Mark and the can of (ale?) in hand.
I recognise the plastic baby and other victim you are practicing the Heimlich manoeuvre on. I slobbered on one and according to the instructor would have broken the ribs of another (prone) during a CPR course. Kudos to you on your Rescue Diver Course. Arctic enema? I love it, er, I mean, um... well I laughed anyway. I wasn't meaning too imply... oh, never mind. Good grief, I just checked the link in your post. Yikes! That's not at all what I had been thinking (incorrigible again). That's serious rescue stuff, and scary. Congrats to your hubby on his composition and band's musical accomplishments.

P.S.: I finally did another blog post titled: OOTD: Lingerie Review of Dollhouse Bettie Retro 50s High-Waist Satin Panties with Blu Sage Blouse

Connie said...

You beautiful brave thing, you!!!!

Lucys Lounge said...

jennie . you're a talented lady. i love that blue dress. love lucyx

Izumihiiiflower said...

love this outfit!!!!!!!!!

thorne garnet said...

What a dress!
Those plastic people freaked me out when I had a first aide class back in high school. Good luck with phase 2.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Great dress! You look so fab in it!! I love the
PARTY-ness factor of it!! I wasn't in to cobalt blue until I got a cobalt colored 80s leather skirt last year and now I love it.
Becky :)

Trees said...

Oh my I LOVE that dress - so many frills!!

Sacramento Amate said...

Gorgeous frock,always fabulous YOU.
Have a fantastic Sunday.
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Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Det bor minsann en Linda Evans/Joan Collins (beroende på dagsform) i oss som är födda 71 (...?)

pastcaring said...

Fabulous cobalt frock, 80s-tastic indeed!
Well done on getting through the first aid course, did the baby make it?! xxxx

Vix said...

I knew you'd pass the course, well done! I had to do it for work a few years ago but I doubt whether I'd be much help now, I think I've forgotten it all.
Love to see you rocking the 1980s, it's the Jennie style I've always loved you in the most! xxxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

Gorgeous in Blue!!

Louise Mc said...

That's a crazy dress, but I do adore the colour. You really rock the ensemble xx

Emalina said...

Brave you to be doing the Emergency Response Course, and oooh you look fabulous in that amazing blue!

freckleface said...

Your electric blue number is fantastic, it's like a time capsule for the 1980s.

Well done re the course, that is very exciting since it gets you closer to where you want to be in life. Great news. xxx

Jet Kuhn said...

That blue is a fantastic colour for you, plus you make the dress looks fab! I think its amazing and you are so brave to be doing all this diving! I'm terrified of the sea -- usually just get a dunking, then I'm out. The only time (since I was a kid, then I was a little fish until I stepped on a sand shark, hence the fear) I really swam was in Mexico as the water was so clear I felt "safe", it felt almost like swimming in a pool to me & my husband was shocked I went out alone! But no diving for me, I won't even go on a cruise, I need to see land and judge if I could swim ashore in case of an emergency. Yep I'm a wuss! XXX

Hayley Rose said...

Frocking love the purple dress! xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

woah! Skindred... I went to see them years ago! I love tarty fabrics and stretchy 80s dresses, your blue one is amazing!

BlancheNeige said...

nice dress!