12 February 2013

Louder than sirens, louder than bells


Here's to a jolly busy weekend!
I need another just to get over it.......so much food, booze and schmoozing ......
I can't quite keep the pace I used to, I'm afraid, but that doesn't stop me from trying!
I'm going to have a few days detox in preparation for another busy weekend coming!


Friday night Jo and I made a terrine.
We've been blithering about making one for ages, and finally set ourselves a date.
The Friday for the making, and the Saturday for the eating.




I wore this crimplene dream brocade frock I got at The Vintage Cupboard sale.
I love the fit, and it feels rather regal.
How very appropriate!




Earrings-from the sweetest Squirrel
Necklace-60's, from the fabularse Tamera
Brooch-from the velvety vampy  Sarah
Star headpiece-hot glued rather lumpily that afternoon to a hair comb!






60's cocktail rings, left hand, all from darling  Kitty, I think.
Ring on right hand from the lovely Sue.



So obviously Rex 60's handbag bought from sweetheart Rosina Lee
Shoes-Trade Me


Cuff from Amy




We put on a pretty good spread, I reckon, and shared it with G, a friend Helen, and Jo's fiance via Skype!
Hilariously, I didn't like the terrine.
I hadn't expected to, it's not really my bag.
I just wanted to make one!
Luckily, G and Jo loved it, and Helen seemed to enjoy it too.


O, yes, out with the citronella candle to keep the nasties away!

X

49 comments:

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

Oh dear, you're tempting me with that bread... I have to bake another loaf soon! Love you cuff, such a lovely colour, and of course you do a riot of frock colour the best ever! I'm imbibing at the moment, never do but I'm in a mood. Kisses sweets & thanks for the cheering up the mood has lightened! XXX

Janice Tutone said...

Holy Smokes! Is there any color you don't look beautiful wearing! The orange really brings out your blue eyes. The spread is mouth watering. XXX

Mariela said...

You look so damn fabulous! I love the dress and all of the accessories. For some reason you remind me of a soap opera queen. Love it!

Trees said...

Oh what a fun idea - maybe I could schedule in some kind of food making event with friends! You're a dream in orange:D

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Brocade maxi!!!!! Love it! You ladies both look gorgeous and the food is so fancy--- what a fun weekend! It makes me feel like I should cook something... Get domesticated and shit! The X-man might die of shock if I do!!
Becky :)

daiseedeb said...

Had to look up terrine. Hmmm....I think I'm in your court regarding the loaf. And the dress looks regent hollywood fab!!! Is there anything you don't rock well?????
; )
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Hannah said...

Has somebody been getting their boogey onto florence and the machine?! You look divine, the orange dress is gorgeous and that star, I need a star or ma hair now!That spread looks delicious xxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

You look very regal and beatiful in that dress witch makes me green of envy . I also love booth your har pieces!

freckleface said...

Oh!! New Favourite Dress Alert. That is sooo divine on you. You're like Audrey Hepburn, only in brilliant technicolour. Even the hair is Audrey.

Orange dress and green toenails. All hail Queen Helga!

Terrine, balk. All that jelly. Boff. But the rest of it looks delightful. xxxxxxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Neat and tidy at some of the pictures but the lustful eyes say something else ... for both of you.

Sacramento Amate said...

Fun and wonderful in orange and stars, my dear Helga.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lucys Lounge said...

helga you're a star.

Lucy Nation said...

Your orange dress is positively regal. The shade suits you so much. I love it! I love Jo's rockabilly polka dot number too. Nothing better than good food with good friends xxx

OP SHOP MAMA said...

A terrine! How classy and kitsch!

Love the orange-ness.. xxxx

bonsaimum said...

What a fabulous frock, such a beautiful colour.

Max said...

looking goddess-like as usual H, great dress and MAD for the earrings and the star in your hair.
yeah, i cant get into terrines either, i want to, but i just hate the texture and always have this irrational fear of something weird being in them like cows eyes or something (its an english school dinners related thing!) x

edie pop said...

A terrine, it sounds quite difficult!, but cooking with friends is funny, great idea!
This outfit is an awesome mix of a retro beauty pageant and a mermaid , the golden print and shoes makes everything look more glamourous than ever!! Jo is fabulous too with her polka dot dress!
Lots of Love

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Holy shit, who would ever guess you pair of hot-boxes spent the weekend cooking? No way!!!!!!!!! Coz you looking bleedin' gawwwwwwwwwjussssssss babe, that has to be one of my favourite EVER maxi's on you!!!!!!!!! Stars on headbands, gold shoes, dangle earrings ... jeez I swear there's nothin' danglin' over at this end!!!!! Give Jo a goddamn massive arse-squeeze for me will you hon? Oh, one more thing, there might be a parcel waiting for you at your post office - a late birthday present I posted to you two weeks ago? MWAH!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoox

Kitty said...

almost looks like it's warm there! a citronella candle, really?! they never work here. And yes I scrupmtiously agree, that crimplene IS a dream, prob only cause YOU are wearing it my sweet love!!

Trudie said...

Orange and glittery gold overload, I love it. So much luscious bright colour popping off the screen. Spectacular. X

Emalina said...

A vision in orange, darling! What a gorgeous dress, fits you perfectly and most regal I agree. That terrine looks the business, well done you, just a shame you didn't like it...

karensomethingorother said...

what a beautiful, cheerful colour that dress is on you, Helga. I don't know--am I a total weirdo for lurving the star in your hair? I think it's wonderful. An outdoor party with fun food and booze--what more could anyone ask for???

señora Allnut said...

wouuu, love all that luxurious orange and fabulous bijouterie, and that starfish on your hair!
Also love your friend's pretty dress and floral headpiece!, you ladies look gorgeous!, glad you've enjoyed a busy weekend!!!
besos

menopauselsupermodel said...

Orange is definitely your second best color after Helga-blue!!
That crimpoline frock is absolutely DIVINE!!! The star is the PERFECT hair accessory for you!

I made a terrine ONCE. It was....interesting!!

Love Jo's polka dot frock!!

Marla Robinson said...

Orange is such a lovely color on you. You have such beautiful blue eyes. Love your brooches.

Vix said...

Dear Lord, you are fricking gorgeous in that orange maxi, I LOVE it! Honestly one of my most favourite frocks you've ever worn...and that's saying something.
Love the effect you've done, you look like the cover girl off Golden Hands circa 1971.
Check you hotties out with your fancy terrine - it looked the part even if it didn't taste it. That bread looks delicious.
Love you! xxxxxx

Bella Q said...

Queen Helga! You look divinely regal my dear!

Crystal Lee said...

Love this dress & your formidable hair-do! How did you do that photo with the ink blots? It looks so old school amazing.

onceupon said...

I know that emerald is supposed to be the color of the year according to Pantone but THAT ORANGE.

I've finally caved, after reading this, and ordered an orange gingham dress for myself for the upcoming warm weather.

It's a magnificent bright shade on you!

Val Sparkle said...

I love your star hairpiece, and your gorgeous shoes! You can accessorize as if there's no tomorrow. And your friend Jo is beautiful, too!

It's a bitch getting old and not being able to indulge like the good old days. I can barely finish two glasses of wine these days! Aaaaccckkk!

Misfits Vintage said...

Thirty fiiiiiirst!!!!!

Holy magnificence, darling! That frock is quite exquisite - the colour is incredible on you - or rather, YOU are incredible in that colour - and I love all of your perfect accessories - the star is obviously my fave as you are a TOTAL star, and you know I'm a fan of lumpy gluing. What a delightful weekend - Jo is super gorge as always!

Love you more than cheese! Sarah xxx

Krista Gassib said...

You are looking mighty statuesque in that bold orange frock! You are prettier than a California sunset. I would have loved to have joined you ladies Jo looks fab too! I will admit that the thought of eating terrine which looks like a cross between meatloaf and fruit cake frightens me. I do think you rock for making it and trying it though. I think your beauty inside shine so bright Helga, I miss you!
XXOO

Forest City Fashionista said...

I'm not a fan of terrines either, but if you made it, I would at least give it a try ;) I love both your outfits - you are two of the most kickass stylin' dames ever!

Sue said...

You are bloody gorgeous in all your orange!! ♥

Camelia Crinoline said...

That orange is fabulous on you. I love the star in your hair too. The Vintage Cupboard is great and so reasonably priced. I got a lovely 60s cocktail dress there a few months ago.

BellaBean Vintage said...

I love you in orange, and those shoes!! Impressive effort - making a terrine - Julia would be proud!

princesspincurls said...

Just loving your 60's jewellery with this outfit...and that stunning dress! You look super tall in these photos.

Sorry the terrine wasn't to your tastes,I don't really like them myself... food that takes that much time and looks that posh should taste amazing- it's just rude when it doesn't!

tanaya said...

Aah the food looks lovely, I just had dinner (and a rather large helping of dessert after) but these photos made me hungry again...Your dress is divine, as are your rings aah! who am I kidding, you've dropped straight from heaven (the part where the Vintage Godesses live)!

delia hornbook said...

Its always fun to try new things even if you dont like them. Looks like a great spread and sounds like a fun day. You both look gorgeous love Jo's dress, dee xx

Wendy said...

Orange suits you, Helga! It looks like a very festive time with two unique beauties. :)

Renia said...

You look so beautiful in orange! I love your dress! Kisses x x x

Vintage Coconut said...

Oh HECK! That dress *woo woo woo* the jewelry, your hair, the food, your friend.... ALL OF IT IS IMMACULATE!
I especially love the gold star on your head.

pastcaring said...

Oh shit, I am so late commenting, but I will just add my oohs and ahhs to the others, you look quite regally splendid in that beautiful frock!
And the gold shoes/green toes are delightful!
Well done to you and Jo for making the terrine - never really fancy them much myself and certainly never made one, but the whole spread looks delicious.
Doesn't Jo look quite the burlesque-flavoured minx in her stripes and flower? Being engaged has given her a twinkle in her eye!
Love you more than orange Crimplene! xxxxxxx

LandGirl1980 said...

This has proper brightened up my bleak, snow filled day! x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I freaking love Terrine! especially with a glass of bubbly on hand, something Italian. Lurve this orange fizz dress, makes you look curvilicious! I really really love that single star head band... so cute. And always love your feeties - look at the gold and green. NICE XXXXXXXXXX

Ofelia said...

You and Jo look fabulous and the food looks yummy!
You must have being a Dominican, Puerto Rican or a South American in another life because of the way that you wear colorful clothes is so amazingly Latino to me.

Melanie said...

I love you in this dress xx

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

You are a vision in orange! Gorgeous!

joyatri said...

You look like a regal, gorgeous Hindu goddess (as she might appear in a Bollywood film from 1968).