Monday, 24 January 2011





Lookbook / Chictopia

Finally i have some pictures to show you of my lovely new cape. I've had these photos planned for ages, but we've had things going on and the weathers been pretty rubbish. Massive kudos to Matt for taking these photos today, he takes a lot of my outfit pics and i really wouldn't get some nice ones if it wasn't for him! He can't talk all the credit though, Mr tripod helps a lot of the time too! These pics were taken at Kirkstall Abbey which is literally just down the road from us. I've had some photos taken there once before. It's a beautiful place, and it's lovely to walk around.

I've been a bit MIA from the Internet this weekend. I really needed some time away from it all and just really work out if the blog is something i really want to stick with. I guess i just let the hate get to me, and for some reason i thought i was annoying people on here and on Twitter. Maybe i was being stupid, maybe i wasn't. I do love this blog, but when things go a bit quiet it makes me question and ask myself am i doing something wrong? I guess I'm just letting pressure get to me (trying to please everyone) Which is totally stupid, because after all, it's just the Internet and it's my blog. I'm still not feeling 100% but I'm here, and I'll continue to blog.

So about 8 of us all went to see Black Swan on Friday. It was truly breathtakingly beautiful, yet incredibly dark and claustrophobic. We couldn't even find the words to talk about it, 'wow' was the only one that seemed to do it justice. I recommend you go and see it at the cinema if you can. I some how think it would loose some effect watching it on a tiny screen. Oh, be prepared to jump a few times too! Afterwards we all went to the pub, and it was such a laugh! We didn't get home until 2am which is pretty much unheard for us now! The weekend we've spent pretty much 99% of it playing Little Big Planet 2 which came out on Friday, it's highly addictive and brilliant! The best thing about it is we can play 2 player and work together, which is even more fun and highly amusing.

Thanks again to everyone who has voted for me so far. I'm currently 6th out of about 115, i think? So I'm very happy and grateful. I'd love to get top 3 so if you don't mind, please continue to vote for me! It ends on Friday so you won't have to listen to me go on about it for much longer.

Before i go, scrabble orders were posted on Saturday. Here's a pic of the necklaces I'm now doing. I'll probably buy some longer chains when these all go. I'll next be posting again at the weekend, so if anyone else wants to place an order drop me an email at vipxoblog@gmail.com

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66 comments

  1. Gorgeous photos, love the Little Red Riding Hood coat.
    Probably easier said than done, but just ignore the haters. It'd be awful if they stopped you blogging.
    Well done on the Elle contest so far! x

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  2. Hello, you Little Red Riding Hood :)

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  3. 1. I DID notice your absence on twitter/blogger, but figured you had things going on and was taking a leave of absence. I've been shit with contact so I'm sorry that you thought only two people noticed.

    2. You look beautiful in your cape! Is it the Duffle Cape from Topshop? (Or New Look?) I think it is >> than mine.

    3. I voted for you! Made an account especially for you. Hope you get the internship.

    xx

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  4. 4. Ooooh, I forgot to say... please don't stop blogging. I get the silences, too. I think everyone does unless you're really, really, really, really, really big. I read every post here and every word, but I forget to commenting sometimes. It'd be really sad if you stopped.

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  5. You shouldn't stop blogging! You are one of my favourite blogs to read and I'd miss you dearly if you left! I always look forward to your posts and read them fully but am usually too busy to comment :(
    Those photos are lovely and that cape really suits you. Your new shoes look great too!
    Kyrie x

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  6. You look stunning in that cape! It's beautiful. Adore your little shoe boots too.
    I'm a new-ish follower and noticed your absence :( glad to see you back.
    6th! Thats amazing, well done and good luck x

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  7. You should blog for yourself and not for other people, do what makes you happy hun! :)
    I personally think you do a grand job!

    Absolutely love the cape you are wearing. Stunning colour on you. One of my fav outfit posts I've seen you do! You should def do some more outside (when it gets warmer at least lol)

    xoxo
    Meg
    The Jersey Gem

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  8. Gorgeous cape, colour looks amazing against your hair.
    Hope you start feeling 100% soon, feeling a bit run down can really affect everything else going on, you really don't deserve the nastiness I've seen you get.

    xx

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  9. Wow these photos are absolutely stunning, you look so lovely in the cape! Hope you start to feel better about blogging soon too, can safely say so many people would miss your blog! x
    http://phhoebee.blogspot.com/

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  10. that cape is perfection, and your blog has it all: good writing, tip top outfit photos and a unique stance. don't let haters get you down x

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  11. You look amazing, that cape is gorgeous and looks fab on you!

    Good luck with the Elle internship competition, you thoroughly deserve it :D

    xo

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  12. I adore the cape! I would pair it with flaired jeans though.

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  13. NOOOOOOOOOO please don't stop blogging!! I love your posts and await your updates. I'm new to all this and i like to see how your's grow! Don't give it up unless its something you need to do for yourself! your a great writer and I know you would be missed!! keep at it and have a lovely day

    Claire xxxx

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  14. NOOOOOOOOOO please don't stop blogging!! I love your posts and await your updates. I'm new to all this and i like to see how your's grow! Don't give it up unless its something you need to do for yourself! your a great writer and I know you would be missed!! keep at it and have a lovely day

    Claire xxxx

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  15. Love the cape. And I whole-heartedly agree with you about Black Swan. Words can not describe the sheer beauty of it. It has to be one of my favourite films ever.

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  16. Fabulous! Best outfit post of yours ever :) Love it.

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  17. Congratulations on the internship votes so far, that's an amazing achievement. I've already voted for you but will do so again if it let's me.

    As has already been said your cape is very little red riding hood, looks good.

    I'm glad you've decided to continue to blog but not glad that you were questioning it in the first place. You really should blog for yourself and if others like it then great but if you love it and are proud of it then that's worth more than any number of followers or comments. I understand that everyone has periods of insecurity but you only need to look at the internship votes to realise that you are loved and respected within the blogging community. Make another tweet linking to your vote page and I'm sure loads of us will retweet it and help you get into the top three xx

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  18. wow you really really really suit red!! you look lovely :) i want a cape but i look like a stupid loser in them :(! jealous xx

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  19. its super cute! <3
    roseakvarts.blogspot.com

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  20. Ha, I saw the pictures and thought ohh little red riding hood! :) but you don't need me to tell you haha ;) looking beauts, i know what you mean about the blog thing, i let it get to me way too easy and probably don't receive as much as you do! so i have a bucket load of respect for you vic. your stunning inside and outside. :)

    PS. you can disable anon comments so you won't get so much crap!
    xxxxxxx

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  21. Love the cape! It looks amazing, and the colour:) And I love your blog, x

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  22. I love the colour red and it suits you! I love the pictures too, the red and green are very vibrant.

    Ignore the haters. I think it's something all bloggers come across at some stage because there's always going to be people who want to cause trouble and put people down. If you enjoy doing your blog, please continue. You have a lot of followers and that's because you have a great blog!

    Good luck with the Elle internship competition, I voted and to be 6th out of 115 is a great achievement already.

    http://francesca-xo.blogspot.com/

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  23. SOO little red ridinhg hood!

    looking lovely as usual x

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  24. Oh wow! That cape is gorgeous!! Red looks so good on you :)
    I love those shoes too!

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  25. I love your cape and heels Victoria, something really sweet and fairytale-esque about these photos too! I was MIA from the blogasphere last week too, got loads of emails etc. asking if I'd quit but my mind was just on other things haha. Hope you're feeling a bit better about it all now though, I know just how you feel <3 Loving youuu. xx

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  26. The second pictures is just adorable. This is how I was always picturing the Little Red Riding Hood :)

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  27. The cape is really sweet! And I really hope you continue blogging! :) x

    Bows and Pearls

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  28. You picked the perfect location for these photos.. very little red riding hood-esque! :) xx

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  29. These photos are gorgeous, your cape is beautiful! If you enjoy blogging you should carry on, because we all enjoy reading what you write too! :) xx

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  30. This outfit's lovely - very litle miss riding hood-esque!

    Sorry to hear about the haters...it seems to be occuring way too often in the blogosphere atm for my liking. Just remember the rest of us read the blog for a good reason!

    Danni
    xxx

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  31. Cute cape!

    Also, I miss Yorkshire every time I read a post including a place I used to visit!

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  32. love this cape! its liek paddington bear.. but read!
    and enjoy your blog! your doign really well and people clearly love reading it!
    chin up sunshine :)
    xxxxxx

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  33. Omg you look stunning! Like red riding hood. A very beautfitul red riding hood! I wish i had bought a cape this winter they look so nice and i love your shoes xo

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  34. Love that vivid red cape on you, cute as little red riding hood! x

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  35. hello little red riding hood! you look so pretty lady! i love that cape and shoes are lovely. i was going to grab them myself but they dont suit me xx

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  36. Erm picture two is simply breathtaking!! I hope you print it and blow it up huge!!! I noticed, I missed you!!! Black swan was ah-mezin. Love you xxx

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  37. I voted for you :)
    Also THOSE SHOES!!!!! jelous!!
    Plus love your hair..

    Charli...
    x

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  38. How could you be annoying anybody? I think we've all missed you and it worried me when you didn't update your Twitter for a bit!

    These photographs are absolutely amazing! If blue is my colour then red is certainly yours, wow! I want a cape now, omg. xx

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  39. I'm asking people to vote too. although it doesn't cont for anything, at least we are supported eh?


    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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  40. It's nice to take a break from it. Don't feel pressure after all, it's your personal blog so it's all down to you what you post and when etc. We'll all still be here for you (: Good luck with the comp.

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  41. I loooooove your cape!! It's perfect! I've been dying for a coat that color- I think it's so eye-catching, and that it goes with practically everything as a statement piece. I once saw a lady with one with fur along the rim of the hood. It looked gorgeous.

    *Claudia* x
    Molto ❤ Fashion

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  42. I love your shoes, are they topshop yeh? I wanted them so badly but they ran out of my size in the sale :( They match this outfit perfectly though. Great pics!! Also glad you liked Black Swan, I really enjoyed it too xxx

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  43. amazing coat!
    just started following your blog and I love it!!!http://pinkandbubblydreams.blogspot.com/

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  44. Eeeep! What a beauty of a cape. The red looks great against your hair. And thanks for your honesty on your feelings towards blogging - I have my ups and downs with it, and I don't even have a fraction of the followers you do.

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  45. You always have such beautiful and great quality pictures missus. Always an absolute JOY to look at! Your pretty face ovbz ;) I completely know what you mean, I feel like my blog hasnt really 'went' anywhere in the past wee while. Like its not growing... but really I cant think silly like that. Sometimes its easy to feel under pressure though. I wrote about it last week. And yesterday recieved my first piece of proper 'hate'! over my tattoos of all things!

    I dont know how you put up with the shit people give you, you DO NOT deserve it. and all it is, is plain fucking jealousy. it makes me angry, because i love you and your blog and there are just some shitty people out there who are out to ruin it for others. the hater on my last post even referred to fellow bloggers as 'hipster fags' :/ I mean really, c'mon.... But it just goes to show you how low people will stoop, to get a little rise out of you. The questions people ask you on formspring make me fume! and no wonder lily disabled hers, jeez :( yous are just normal girls, we all are. im going to stop ranting now, but I just want to say I love what you do, your blog brightens up my day and I would be so sad if I couldnt read about you and what you had been upto. dont let any jealous idiots ruin that for you ♥ I dont always get a chance to comment, but I read every word you write! lots of love girlie xx

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  46. :( all these lovely bloggers getting stressed and questioning themselves because of silly haters makes me so sad, there should be some sort of
    hate filter on the net. boo.
    the coat is amazing, loving the outdoor shots you look lovely
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  47. these pictures are the definition of stunning! glad you're back and hope you're staying for at least a while :) xoxo

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  48. I have this cape in navy, wish i'd got it in red now! You look gorgeous in these pictures :) xo

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  49. I'm a fan of your blog so don't take this the wrong way.(It's just my opinion, doesn't mean it's right though :P)

    Nice pictures, I'm a bit unsure about the cape. Maybe because I'm used to sleeves instead of slits for arms. Love your hair and great shoes.

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  50. Oh I want this cape! It suits you :)

    Hope you stick to blogging, I enjoy ur blog :)

    xx

    http://wardrobeunderconstruction.blogspot.com/

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  51. wow great cape!
    and great blog !
    I think you are beautiful!

    Kenza xxx

    http://teacupandmacarons.blogspot.com

    P.S: I just discovered your blog, but people seem to like it, if I refer to comments! Good job! :)

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  52. I really hope you stick with your blog, you are one of the bloggers that I find myself checking everyday hoping you have posted, and not just because of your rockin' style! You are so intelligent and unafraid to voice your opinion and we need way more bloggers like you! Haters are always going to hate, but there are so many of us that love you!

    I love the cape anyway, so little red riding hood! Those Topshop shoes amaze me every time :)

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  53. You look like little red riding hood! The cape looks lovely though.. I have the same in navy from Topshop! Also, I've seen the Black Swan trailer on the TV so many times, and it scares me! Not sure if I want to see it lol!..

    www.herpetitefigure.blogspot.com

    From a new follower :) xx

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  54. awww I want a red coat! cute x

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  55. I'm a new visitor to your blog - I love it! I'm your newest follower ^_^

    The Scrabble theme is so cute.

    www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  56. I don't usually comment, but I felt like I had to because your cape is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.

    Please don't stop blogging. Your blog is lovely and incredibly honest, and NEVER annoying!

    xx
    http://insidehumans.blogspot.com

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  57. That cape is absolutely beautiful! You look stunning :) I'm so sorry that the hate was getting to you, your better than it though, this blog is yours, ignore the haters :)
    I really want to see Black Swan, glad you enjoyed it :) xx

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  58. Oh I want a cape now! You look like red riding hood :)

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  59. I'm a new reader, and love your style and posts. You're whole blog is very interesting, thanks for a great read xx

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  60. OMG this is sooo bold! but you rocked it! cute cute

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  61. I love, love, love your cape!! :) Your blog is unique, so please don't stop blogging :) x

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  62. That cape is so Fab.. beautiful colour!x

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  63. LOVE IT! Very little red riding hood x

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com/

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