Her Windy Worshipness

Y'know how Friday often ends up as a 2 frock day?!
Well, after a costume change, this is what I was wearing late Friday afternoon!
We decided to go and spend some time with our friends in Loburn, Gill and Wayne, and on the way stopped off for a visit with the scrumptious Vanessa and Warren!

This little church is in between Rangoon and Loburn, and we've often admired it's cuteness, so a photoshoot appeared to be in order.
A storm was starting to blow in, and we had quite a frisky wind!

Waistcoat-Trade Me
Skirt-70's maxi, opshopped
Boots-Trade Me
Handbag-60's, opshopped
60's Hat and sweet pendant-from darlingcakes Sarah

The Chrystal Palace, site of yesterdays pix, isn't for sale, not that we could afford it!
It does appear to be in use, of what kind of use I have no idea.
It's pretty run down, and I dread to think what kind of earthquake damage it has, but G and I have had frequent chats, since we've lived in the area, about what we could do with such a building and how fabulous it would be to get a hold of it, paint it bright pink and do wonderous things in it!
We were actually at an open home next door-not seriously looking, just being nosey!-and the house we were checking out has rather extreme earthquake damage, and has a question mark over whether it is repairable or going to be a rebuild.
So I really wonder about state of The Chrystal Palace.
You just never know what's around the corner, and I will continue to dream about it!



Anonymous said...

This is a lovely little church. I always like it when your photographer captures a moment of calm on your face. Thanks for answering the questions! We have similar discussions at our house from time to time and once nearly bought up a 1920s hotel!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

*sings* But most of all... I want that bag... I want that bag.

VintageBirdGirl said...

Oh you look so fab in that maxi skirt. Love the waistcoat as well. I've missed all of your adventures while I was away...but at least I have many Helga outfits to savor now I'm back. Xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh I looooove the maxi/vest/blouse/hat combo so much! The bag is divine and that beautiful church is the BEST location for a photoshoot - would love to see you and G-Force do an American Gothic shoot in front of it! Love you more than hats! Sarah xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Ohhhh beautiful
The skirt with the handbag looks fantastic!
Hat is fierce!!!!! *WWWEEEWHHHH*

two squirrels said...

Tee Hee I saw this in real life and this outfit was heavenly gorgeous!!! Perfect for a wee church photo session.
Happiness is seeing you and mr G.
love v

Trees said...

With wind like that you could be in Wellington:) I really love the waistcoat and blouse together, they look awesome.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I love that last picture, fabulous!

A bunch of us years ago were discussing buying a huge but run down Art Deco place on the South Coast of England, it was going so cheap but we were young and broke so it didn't matter how cheap we couldn't do it, I still think about it now!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Amazing skirt and bag! I want to film "on location" one of these days. xx

Ronnie (RR) said...

Loving that waistcoat and bag....looking great!

The Fashion Turd said...

you looked liked a gorgeously pimped up amish women going to shake up morning prayer!

Lucy Nation said...

Love the idea of painting it bright pink, swoon! Btw, your tapestry bag is fantastic.

Rose&Bird said...

Ooh, that's lovely, one of my favourite combinations of yours! I don't usually have time to change my outfit during the day unless Baby Bird has spilt food/drink on me or thrown bath water over me (like yesterday)!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

how fabulously cute! and the church. mwhahahah x

Hannah said...

You look gorgeous, love that skirt. Hope you do get to buy that building x

La Dama said...

perfectly bonita for attending church amor.
I am love old buildings especially little old churches.
that black frilly hat is divina with your tapestry bag of tricks.

karensomethingorother said...

It's nice to have chrystal palaces to daydream about. Makes life more interesting. Loved your photoshoot of you ohsostylish in front of the church!

Vix said...

Amor, what a sublimely beautiful outfit. Broderie Anglais, a maxi, a floral headpiece and a maxi skirt, you outdo that pretty church with your divinity!!!
I want those stained glass windows in my house!
Love you!

Louise said...

What a gorgeous outfit and a beautiful location. Nothing quite as exciting as an excuse for a costume change. Xx

sacramento said...

I can hear that bag calling for her mama( me) hehehheheheeh

Anonymous said...

You look like you're from a fashionable production of The Sound of Music and will break into song. "The hills are alive with the sound of paaaaants!"
I love the bag!

Daniel said...

Let's have a sleep over party at the church and make it a catwalk ! BOOM BOOM BANG BANG WANNA A RUMBLE IN YOUR JUNGLE ! yOU always fab bitch LUV $$ YO' $$ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx:

seƱora Allnut said...

Love your romantic outfit over that background, and how you wear that maxi floral skirt with the vest and the fabulous hat and bag!
besos & dreams

pastcaring said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! Yes, I'm shouting. It's your fault, you look so bloody beautiful!
A rather wistful and reflective Helga in these photos - just another side to the multifaceted Windy Worshipness. Did you mean it was windy weather or that you were farting at the church? Off to the Louvre with you to test Desiree's theory!!
Oh and I have bag envy, again. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Krista said...

Dam girl from lavender Goddess to to harvest moon heaven your body looks banging! I am in love with the bag and the church is a perfect back drop to your loveliness!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

You have me down on my knees in marvel and wonder at the beauty of Helga. Glory hallelujah for such perfection and gorgeousness. Helga, hallowed be thy name, thy will be done with your skirt up around your waist by G if you're not careful ... ooh err!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxooxox

Kelly said...

Love it! Love the bag too!!...And the comment above. I had to laugh out loud when I read it.

Hope you're having a great day!!

Miss Maple said...

I love your bag. The roses seem to be stitched so carefully and the colours are so well chosen.

Miss Peregrin said...

I think I just pissed myself laughing at the comment from lovely Desiree! I completely agree though, this outfit is wonderful. G would be remiss if he didn't get that skirt up round your waist, lol.

Anonymous said...

You are so working that hat and I have serious envy over your tights collection. You really should be joining in on Wardrobe Weds xzx

owlinalarkworld said...

Liking the Victorian undertones of outfit. Sweet wee church.