A sure fire way to the hangover from hell

It's a green fest!
This frock cost me a whole $5 in January, I think, at my favourite Salvation Army.
Fits like a glove.
Mesh necklace form Kensington Markets in 1989, the other necklace is from the markets in Vientiane.
Shoes from Trade Me and my nailpolish is Pure Turquoise by Barry M, from my beloved Vix and lovingly applied by G.
Dave turned up with some serious supplies.
Lucious Absolut and some nasty concoction he'd picked up from his local bottlestore during their post quake clean up.
Just looking at it, I knew the night was going to end in tears...
We'd been at an asian supermarket on the way home yesterday, and found these nasty Korean concoctions for $2 each.....of course we had to buy them!!!
Dave also bought cranberry juice and  lemonade.....we had tonic, Kahlua and orange juice.
The stage was set.
I decided I wanted to try my hand at some sushi cones-they don't look much, but they tasted great!
My udon miso tofu vege soup!
G started off the night with an old Soft Cell album....I hadn't heard it in so long it took me a minute to recognise Marc Almonds dulcet tones!
Lots of 80's classics followed.....
Dancing with myself
Hahaha, you can see the shrunken curtains on the left.
G thoughtfully washed them at the end of last Winter (we change to voiles in Summer) and the bloody things shrunk. So annoyed.
Don't look at the carpet. It's old as the hills, stained form many boozey dancey dining nights......when we do our renovations, we are going to get leopard print carpet!!!
Assuming you can get it in this backwater!

And then it was all over.
There was a gratuitious panty shot, but I'm sparing you that.
I have had the hangover from hell today, I haven't even got dressed.
I have to try and get myself together for some recording tonight....are you frigging kidding me?!
I just want to crawl back under my rock.


Louise said...

I'm in love with your frock. It's so beautiful. Also, your soup is making my mouth water! Xx

Dashfield Vintage said...

Ha ha ha it looks like you had a great night! I honestly don't know how you do it... my drunken nights are sadly a thing of the past. About two years ago I started getting violently ill the day after drinking (like being sick up to 10 times in a row), it was then that I decided it wasn't worth it any more. I sure do envy other people still though (I say whilst sipping my Sunday night single malt whiskey, ha!). Lets just say it's quality over quantity these days! x

Lee said...

Poor poor Helga =]

If it makes you feel any better that dress is GORG and the colour goes really well with your hair =]

Lee x

Misfits Vintage said...


PLEEEEASE make me that soup - so yummy!

And LEOPARD PRINT CARPET? Are you fricking KIDDING ME? I'm moving in!!!

I have no doubt you've bounced back and are belting them out like nobody's business, you fabulous, exquisite woman.

Loveeverything, Sarah xxx

Kitty said...

Nice to see your hair all down-you don't do it often enough, it looks gorgeous!! those drinks look a right nasty combo-eek! No wonder you've got a hell hangover, poor you. that soup looks amazing-I'm very jealous!!

sacramento said...

Hahhahahahaha. You are soooooooooooo funny.
I adore your dress, but want, want your necklace badly.
I only drink beer, so I will be ok when I come to your next party.

Ronnie Rabbit said...

I always say if a vintage dress fits perfectly then its founds its rightful home!Looks great on you, and love the before and after photos x

pastcaring said...

Helga you look completely gorgeous in that wonderful dress, green is sooooo good on you. And giving us a cleavage shot - thank you kindly!
G is just a man sent from heaven - how on earth do you get him to apply your nail varnish??? And to do so lovingly... You are one lucky woman (tell him I said so!)
Food looks fab, drinks look dodgy, Soft Cell and 80s classics right up my alley, and hangover only to be expected.
YOU are the Queen of the Great Night In! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

OP SHOP MAMA said...

WHOOAR! You look magnificent!

That must have been fun snaffling that frock up for a fiver! Yuss!!

Great party. SHAME about the curtains.


Rose&Bird said...

That alcohol looks lethal!
Great dress and I love the necklace. I love that G does your nails for you - I'd never trust Mr R&B with a bottle of Barry M!
Food looks yummy too - I will try making sushi one day.

Miss Rayne said...

super frock, must try some miso soup it looks delicious

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Brillant frock! You sure know how to have a good time. Good luck on finding your leopard print carpet. How nice of G to do your nails not a bad job either.

E :)

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Poor you. That's the annoying thing about drinking - hangovers. NEVER used to get them back in the day. S'not fair.

Love the pics and your dress is to die for.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Uh, hangover. But mmm, sushi. And miso. Mmm. And Yey, leopard carpet!

Sissy said...

Hostess with the mostess!

Tomye said...

I love that frock! You are one sexy mama. -T

Shewearscrazywell said...

Awww Sweetie! Sorry bout the overhang (get it...bad hangover)! You look fabulous though.....soooo hawt! Hearts, janna lynn

The Brunette said...

That green is stunning on you with your hair colour. I love that colour green and look at those sexy legs...woo xx

VainGlorySinner said...

You look like a green goddess in that dress! It's divine! You must get some fairy wings and a flowered head wreath to match!

Absolut is my choice of vodka whenever I get tiddled! I only ever drink every couple of months but when I do, I like to get sozzled, which means I almost always wake up with some kind of hangover to varying degrees!

I hope your recovery was quick and relatively headache free! xxx

Mary Lou said...

oh i have to admit i always adore what you wear but this time i can´t find the right words, the dress is more than fabulous, gorgous, beautiful and divine, i´m really freakin out haha green and blue are my favourite colours and this print is so great i can´t get enough of looking your pics!!!
love and kiss,mary

Mazzy Boy said...

Having an emotional meltdown over the pattern of this lovely frock you're wearing! You're a rock star, baby!! xoxo

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Give me that necklace!! ;)


Trees said...

Leopard print carpet! That would be AMAZING!!

Vintage Coconut said...

That is a amazing dress! WOW
Love the colors and design. You look HAWWWT in it.
Also love your hair down it looks Gorgeous.

If pictures tell a story it looks as though you had a great night.

Miss Peregrin said...

Hey, sexy legs! Woot-woo! I love the frock as well. It does fit like a glove, and the colour is amazing. It looks like you had a crazy, awesome night! I hope you feel better later though.

D♥R said...

Goddess! Perfect my love!

Vix said...

You sexy minx!
Hope that fricking hangover's much better now. As Jon says to me week in and week out, when will you ever grow up?
I adore that frock. I shall be wearing my cape dress in the same print very soon as it feels distinctly like tights weather. Grrr!
I'll have that same dinner when I get over there, please!
Love you

heidisadventures said...

DO NOT TAKE THIS DRESS OFF AGAIN EVER!!! You look so hot in it with your hair down!
I had a weekend of salsa dancing on Friday night and doing nothing on Saturday - the right mixture. xxx

Devil made in Heaven said...

That green dress looks so great with your red hair! Love that first photo. It give me a great seventies feeling.
And I have the same necklace.... (the second one, the large one) I only don't wear it that often.
And it looks like you've had a great evening/night! :D

La Dama said...

Look at your hair, I adorar you fiery hair in this style. green frocking dress is bitchin.loving your poses, your eyes are lookin more sparkly.
I would eat your sushi cone , looks awesome.
my hats off to you amorcito, I could never look this good on a hangover. horchata Mexi-drink always cures my hangovers.
You looking scrumptious to me, loving your sexy Mama stems black shoes and polish is amazing.
luv ya!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Ah Helga gorgeous, fabulous and wild, all at the same time! The dress looks stunning and really brings your eyes out

Mrs Cleaver said...

You look like a spring goddess in that dress with your gorgeous hair all flowing out like that.5 dollars!? I am so jealous!Love that dress ,it's fantastic! The shoes are great too,i love wedges.

Mrs Cleaver said...

Oh i for got to say,you have the sexiest legs!:) Hope your hang over has improved greatly.

Perdita said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! You can just TELL what that pink bottle is gonna taste like/feel like in the morning. Always seems a good idea at the time though, innit?

That green dress is uber-Helga; it could have been made FOR you!

LandGirl1980 said...

Awwwright legs?

Krista said...

Only you could look that sexy passed out or should I say assed out! This dress does fit you like a dream! I wish I could have had some cosmo's with you, they are my fav!