Friday, May 16, 2014

SECONDHAND FIRST ™ : Link-Up + Personality of the Year



Do you know this woman? All I know, is that she makes the top of every blog roll or list I can think of: best +40 blogger, best personal style blogger, best vintage seller, best Secondhand First...um ANYTHING. She lives and breathes fabulous style, sustainable shopping (being frugal and creative and not giving a damn about the status quo, really has got its perks!) and vintage dressing. She's Vix. She rocks, and there's no two ways about it.


She also happens to be the heart of my bloggy community. She draws amazing people to her, like flies to honey, and so you just need to buzz around her blog roll, and you'll gain even more style-eye candy to feed your style soul, and "meet" all sorts of colorful and lovely characters. Because of her, I got to make the acquaintance of this beautiful person. And come to think of it, also her.

There's so much to love about the Vixen. Great personal style. Amazing vintage wardrobe. Killer business savvy (She runs Kinky Melon's Retro Boutique with her equally dashing partner, Jon). Charm. Charisma. Did I mention her killer vintage wardrobe? Did I mention her charm and charisma?

But for me, the best thing ever about Vix, is that while she dazzles in her boho 1970s togs, beguiles in her funky arsenal of bangles, chunky heels and colorful eye shadow, she doesn't ask you to dress like her, look like her, or act like her. Her message, if indeed she has one, is this: DRESS TO EXPRESS. And be YOURSELF. There seems to be no greater advocate for each one of us to march to our own (vintage loving) drumbeat than Vix. 


So, I didn't bat an eye of surprise when I read that she'd been nominated for Vintage Personality of the Year. Hell, people, this woman, to me, is personality of the decade. She is the Queen of Sustainability, in her vintage threads, thriving re-sell business, and flourishing life. For me, there's no better representative of the benefits of living SECONDHAND FIRST than this beautiful, vixen soul. So she's got my vote. 

After all, if Curtise of The Secondhand Years says do it, people, JUST DO IT! If Canada's coolest dresser over 40 says chop-chop, VOTE FOR VIX, well, let's just say, it's the right thing to do. 

If you'd like to read a nice interview of Vix for the National Vintage Award, click here.
 To VOTE FOR VIX, please click here.

Now, it's YOUR turn to share! Link-up your look, your latest fabulous find, or a post featuring a thrifted, vintage or op-shopped look. And please share in the comments, the people who inspire you to shop Secondhand First.





24 comments:

Vix said...

Blown away, I am! thank you so much, you absolute sweetheart. Have a fabulous weekend. xxx

Helen Le Caplain said...

Aww what a lovely write-up and so true!

xx

pastcaring said...

Yep, that's our Vix - a bloody star, and I'm proud to call her my friend! Great post, Bella - Vix for the WIN! xxxx

thorne garnet said...

Second hand party dress. Lane Bryant via Goodwill

Please may I? said...

She is so lovely. Vix to win!

X x

Sacramento Amate said...

I voted for Vix as soon as I knew.
Thank you for remind me of the party going, dear Bella.
I wish it was a real one.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Shybiker said...

Who doesn't like Vix? As you say, she's got charm.

Sheila said...

Hells, yes! Love Vix! Thanks for hosting Secondhand First!

Paula Ruta said...

I voted for the very SPECIAL Vix! 💛

Krista Gassib said...

Bella such a sweet heartfelt shout out to a woman we all love so very much!!!!
XXOO

Diary of a penny pincher said...

Yep, another vote for Vix here!

Patti said...

So true, well said, Bella. Both you and Vix are starz. xox

Helga said...

There is no finer woman than our Vix to dedicate an entire post to!
I voted a week ago, what's taking everyone so long?!
XXX

Catherine Summers said...

Voted for Vix straight away... I loved your write up and her utter fabulousness - what a lady!!

Thanks so much for hosting this link party Bella - I haven't seen a thrifted-style one in ages!! Most of my vintage pieces are dresses so they don't get worn so much in the winter (just too wet and cold), so I'm looking forward to showing them off more now we have warmer weather. Have a great weekend my lovely :)

Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

Dex Banner said...

Glad to have found your site. Keep up the good work! DB Product Review

Shawna McComber said...

She sure is special and so glad I found her and her blog. I think I found yours through her so I'm glad for that too!
xo

pao said...

I've been Vixated for years! Go Vix! And another tablecloth dress for me. Thanks Bella for all you do.

Karen @ MrsLookingGood said...

Thank you for hosting Bella! Feels great to be in the company of wonderful women.

Good luck to Vix, voted for her already!

- Karen
http://www.MrsLookingGood.com

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Such a great post!!!! I've been out of town, so I have no blog post to link up or I would!!!

Melanie said...

Incredible women!! Bella, I love this post. Go VIX, GO! Thanks for the party. Now if I can just find my way home again...

The Style Crone said...

Your post is perfection! Vix is the heart and soul of Blogland, as are you, Bella. I'm loving your Secondhand First party. Thank you for all that you do!

Natalia Lialina said...

Vix is amazing! And so is Curtise. And so are you, Bella. All of you deserve every award for your true passion, and for all the fun being such fantastic blogging friends! xxx

Lally said...

Yay! Love vix's blog, she never fails to put a smile on my face!

Lally

lallymacbeth.blogspot.com

Lally said...

Yay! Love vix's blog, she never fails to put a smile on my face!

Lally

lallymacbeth.blogspot.com

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