12 November 2012

Daylight devours your unguarded hours



This funny little fellow hanging out with the quacks, is a pukeko*, a New Zealand native bird.
We've got some pretty awesome and rather unusual birds down here!
Isn't his (or her) little red head just darling?!


Frock,70's, vintage Oroton sunnies and pendant-from my neon bright Sarah
Cardi-70's, opshopped and different buttons added by moi
Belt-opshopped
Fishnets-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-70's, opshopped
Hairbow-made by moi
Blue beads- from vintage fair Queen Vix
Earrings-Santa Fe


After a little mission to the hardware store on Saturday, we popped by Horseshoe Lake for a nosey. It's in a area that has loads of fabularse Brady Bunch type houses, not too far from us.
The quacks were abundant and merrily quacking away.
I would be too, if I could bob about seemingly weightless as if I had a cork up my bum.

X

* Lovely Sue sorted me out, I had the wee birdie labelled as a takahe ...which  it isn't!!!
Whoops!
Thanks, sweetcheeks!

32 comments:

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Looking gorgeous! :D Hey are ya sure that isn't a Pukeko? ;D

Camelia Crinoline said...

Fab outfit. I love that you are wearing heels at Horseshoe Lake. I bet you provided a bit of excitement fot the locals.

Joni said...

The man and I were out for drinks last night talking about the thought of moving to New Zealand in about 6 years. How doable is that these days? Ya gotta be a millionaire to move there now? hmmmmm Maybe you could sponsor us. ;) I'll come all stylish and stuff and dress up my man as well.

Hope you both have a great week.

Hannah said...

Oh my that bag is gorgeous, I am very much partial to tooled leather, and you layer necklaces like no one else. Beautiful lady, the bird is amazing. Aha cork up your arse, bonus points to you for making me smile on a Monday morn'!! xxxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

You're welcome! And yer links aren't working for me either! :D

Max said...

that dress is ace helgs, very holly hobby, i had one myself very like it in the 70's. i love those jaunty wee birds too, i've been teaching claud to hum the contact energy ad tune whenever we see a pukeko, love those ads x

Trudie said...

I hope you had a quacking time on your outing.
Beautiful combo and that tooled bag is swoon worthy, I'm still looking for a perfect one.

edie pop said...

Amazing place and nature and you are an exotic creature surrounded in trees and water!The printed dress is awesome and the orange and blue accessories make it bright!
Have a wonderful week!!
Love xxxx

Kitty said...

No ned for a cork for you my dear, you're always merry- in my mind anyway!! Let's do a skype soon?

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Another awesome combination - the orange fishnets are fabulous with the dress and bag, the pale blue and grey perfect with the subtle-from-afar print. You are gifted with an artist's eye! Is it just me, or is your glorious beehive especially wonderful today?

I do adore the bobbers / quackers / honkers so.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Mr or Mrs Pukeko is so sweet - I think they're related to the Moorhen and Coot family, they're pretty comical.
You look wonderful, the blue is nearly the same as the sky and the patchwork style dress with the orange tights is gorgeous. Love orange and blue together. There's a sort of soothing fairytale look to this post which I'm enjoying in my sickly state

Vix said...

I love the Pukeko, I can't tell the difference between most birds apart from the obvious robin, blackbird, owl, peacock or chicken. I'm such a townie.
That patchwork dress is a beauty, your hair looks extra vibrant and rather regal today and the multi-layered beads and chains totally rock, you delicious creature.
Love you!
Vix
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thorne garnet said...

I've been looking for one of those hand-tooled purses for years. No luck around here. And I really like the dress. That bird looks like a lost chicken to me.

delia hornbook said...

Love the ducks when my boys were little we always used to pop up to the park with our left over bread to feed them they use to love it. Love your dress especialy with the orange fishnets such a gorgeous colour combination you look lovely. dee xx

MistressCatgirl said...

You look great. The patchwork dress is very pretty. The natives birds are always much more interesting in other parts of the world.

pastcaring said...

Why not try the cork up the bum thing, see if it makes you bob along nicely with the quackers? Haha! Don't you look heavenly, in your 70s pretend patchwork and that gloriarse tooled leather bag? Beautiful colours.
Never mind the feathered variety, you are the most gorgeous bird in New Zealand, darling! xxxxx

señora Allnut said...

love that patchwork printed dress and pretty cardigan, and fabulous accessories and tights!, you're always gorgeously inspiring!
besos

menopauselsupermodel said...

You are the human equivalent of a pukeke among the boring grey/beige masses!!
Love the patchwork glory of your dress!!

joyatri said...

What a beautiful bird! And the pukeko is not bad, either.
Vix with her bellbottoms, Curtise with her maxi skirt and now you with your faux patchwork dress. I've gotta find me some 70s faux patchwork!

Lucie Srbová said...

You look great! Love your hair!
Following you on GFC and Bloglovin!

Kisses, Lucy:)

The Style Crone said...

The fishnets are amazing, especially with the 70's handbag. Beautiful background, as always.

Janice Tutone said...

The blue bird is gorgeous. We don't have colorful ones like that here in AZ. Love the outfit & jealous of your red hair.

Sheila said...

What a funny bird! Love your handbag!

Melanie said...

Studs on one's bum is much cooler than having a cork in one's bum, although you can float better with the latter. You are delicious in this outfit.

bonsaimum said...

The colours on your dress are lovely. At first I didn't realise it was a patchwork type pattern.Very different-I like !!! I sometimes wonder if I should put a cork up Baxter's bum--sure would clear the air, but then he might explode....or float away like a hairy helium balloon!

Trees said...

Such pretty fabric that your frock is made of Helga! I love it. I really love our native birds, they are one of the things I missed the most about home when traveling.

lucy joy said...

I do love this neckline on you - gives a very flattering and sleek silhouette. A cracking pair of colourful birds.
In my early morning glazed-eye state, reading 'Horsehoe' above 'fabularse' had me thinking 'Harsehole' lake? Only Helga would visit such a place! Must get you back on.my sidebar, keep missing your posts, which always cheer my day.

Lucy x

Misfits Vintage said...

I love all of the beautiful red heads in this post. You are magnificent in that frock darling and the orange fishnets are rocking the crap out of themselves. You know what I mean. It's very late. I'm only up this late devouring images of you so that I have exquisite DREAMS about you all night long! My gourd, your hair is marvellous. Love you more than SLEEP, Sarah xxx

karensomethingorother said...

I love that dress Helga--the colours are so pretty!

CityScape Skybaby said...

You make me want to dress up more every day Helga, it seems like it makes every day more of an event than it would be otherwise. Loving the sunshine by proxy and the pretty birdies, I know ducks are pretty common most places but they have got such cute faces, I just love them, and you too, you look lovely but that goes without saying. xx

AhkaVintage said...

Cork or no cork it wouldn't matter. Love the orange. And the bag. I had one of those in my uni days - fit nothing useful in it for studying - but loved it all the same.
www.AhkaVintage.com

Devil made in Heaven said...

I love that rose-patern on you handbag. And that dress is looking great on you.
xxx