On the edge of a dream that you have


Friend and bandmate Nix spotted this cape when she was out opshopping a while back, and ummed and ahhed about whether or not I would like it.
She wasn't sure enough to buy it, but told me about it, and I went to check it out.
I wasn't sure about it either!
The shade of green seemed a bit dull and murky for my liking, and the deep brown trim and buttons weren't quite my cup of tea.
So I put it back, and walked around for a bit, and found I couldn't leave it behind!


It's pure wool, it's snuggly and beautifully shaped, and it's growing on me.
Not unlike some sort of mouldy infestation.


Besides, capes make me feel fabularsehole and superheroiney!!


Yesterday I deemed it ideal to wear to see the new Tim Burton film, "Dark Shadows"
Ah, the costuming!! Exquisite!
The sets were splendid!
We rather enjoyed it.

Rings from Kitty and Vix!
60's vanity case as handbag-opshopped


Frock-70's, opshopped
Sandals-Trade Me
Tights and vintage Oroton sunglasses-Sarah
Earrings- Vanessa
Hairflower-made by my lovely friend Claire

Gawd, I remind myself of my Mama in the above pic!!!
(In a good and humourous way!)


X

42 comments:

Misfits Vintage said...

DAaaarling! I'm SOOO glad you went back for the EXQUISITE CAPE! It looks divine on you and even murky green and brown cannot stay murky for long in your glorious presence!

And HELLO - I'm wearing my matching yellow tights today! Nothing says SEXY like jaundiced legs, I say.

Love you more than capes and Wonderwoman! Sarah xxx

Perdita said...

That cape does look superheroish, I'm glad you bought it in the end!

Max said...

You do have a way with colour that dress and cape look ace with those awesome mustard tights. Whats your secret power caped helga-woman?

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Some of the pieces I've picked up that I wasn't sure about have become favourites! It's a glorious cape I'm glad you didn't leave it behind. xx

Trees said...

I am so glad you picked up that glorious cape, it does look fabulous and I'm sure snuggly and warm! I can't wait to see Dark Shadows - eek!

Lucy Nation said...

What a fabulous cape. I know that feeling of leaving somthing behind and then realising you can't actually live without it. The mustard tights and finger bling (wait, does that sound rude??) finish the look perfectly. Loving the streaker pose! xxx

The Grande Dame said...

You look ready to swoop in and solve fashion emergencies, armed with a G&T! Or several G&Ts. I do like your stockings & strappy sandals combo!

Kitty said...

I wouldn't have left that cape behind either, it's definitely fabulous, even more so with you in it!!

two squirrels said...

Oh oh the coat in the last post looks amazing on you. Love the blue pretty hat too!!!! Thank you so much for finding treasure at the squirrels sale. You are amazing.
Now today's cape is great on you, you wear capes so so well.
The movie is super cool, ahhh Johnny!!!
Didn't you just love the outfits????
Oh oh sorry I forgot the mustard tights are fabulous too.

Love and squirrel hugs
V

Dashfield Vintage said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing cape!!

Louise said...

I love your cape, and your handbag is gorgeous! We're off to see that film on Wednesday. Can't wait. Xx

Melanie said...

What a fabby cape! I should get up the nerve to wear my Victorian one out and about!
xxx

lasophia said...

I wouldn't have the heart to leave any cape behind. Just because capes are so hard for me to come by in thrift stores. This one is a gem. I don't find it boring at all. I don't think you could put anything on and it would look drab. You are too fab for that.

delia hornbook said...

I love it you look fab, dee xx

Ivy Black said...

I'm glad you got it...no one rocks a cape quite like yerself!xxxxxxx

pastcaring said...

Oh I am pleased you got the cape, it doesn't look in the least murky, it's wonderful! But maybe that is the Superpower of Helga the Magnificent, transforming murk and dullness into fabulosity!
You can flash me anytime, you gorgeous woman! Love the mustard tights and all the blingy bling. xxxxx

Sue said...

Was your mum as devine as you??? So going to see that movie, even TOF wants to go!! Nothing quite like being flashed by a woman in a cape!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Good move going back for the cape - it fits beautifully! You look gorgeous - I love the whole outfit! If only I could pop over and hang out with you!!

Vix said...

Murk? What murk? I freaking love that divinely snuggly superheroine cape and it would have been a crime against op-shopping not to have bought it.
Your legs look even more fabulouarse than usual in those mustard tights, could G concentrate on the film? I don't think I could have done.
Love YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vix
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Joni James said...

Yeah, what murk? ;) I love it, especially with the mustard tights. My monitor makes it look like sky blue...maybe i need a new computer.
You're really good at pulling together your outfits and making them perfectly balanced. Your friends must think it's really fun to have a friend that's so easy to buy for with your distinct style! When I see certain things in vintage shops now I always recall your name in my head. haha It's like a chant all over the world!

Vintage Curly Girly said...

I'm so glad you went back for the cape! You look amazing in it! The mustard tights, the bag .... And the paisley frock are devine.

Bella Q said...

I love that era of cape- 1960's, all plaid and wooley so I am soooo glad you got it. I wouldn't have been able to leave the store without it, no sirrrreee!
Paisley, as in the dress, I think I want to see/wear more for summer, and fall. What a classic print, endlessly glorious! Like you!

lady liquor vintage. said...

Ooft, that cape is amazing! I love the print of your dress too. XO

Crystal Lee said...

love the cape & the paisley shift.

karensomethingorother said...

Nobody rocks a cape quite like you, Helga.

Hannah said...

Oooh that cape is divine it is perfect! I love the blue and brown combination it is not dull at all on you. It looks like the nanny could of worn it in Dark Shadows! xxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

I was feeling rather sleepy (just woke up) and now I'm wide awake what with you flashin' an' all! :D If you get a chance I'll see your cape and raise you one over at my blog :D ♥

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

deffo my new fave outfit. love a cape and this one is killer....nice one lady! (good colour tights I might add)

seƱora Allnut said...

so splendiferous cape!, it's perfect for your fabulous style, and love that color combo!, so pretty dress and colorful tights!!!
besos

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Am I being dense again? Or is my monitor turned up too high? It's so far from being murky! And the trim looks purpley on my screen - love it!



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Missy Vintage said...

That cape is freaking fantastic. I keep searching for one but so far no luck. One day!

Alex said...

I see no murk either - it looks terrific on you! But y'know, if you ever get bored of it, send it my way ;-)

Vintage Coconut said...

I think you look rather exquisite in that cape, so it's great you decided to take it home.

CAPE FLASHER ALERT!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Holy Caped Crusader - that is fantastic!

Julie Delves said...

The cape truly is very smart and you look gorgeous, as ever. Checking out your blog always cheers me up. Ta!

Terri said...

the cape is reversible?! You could be one superheroine with one side and another superheroine with the other!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

That cape is ADORABLE! Love those tights! =)

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edie pop said...

That cape was 'dull and murky' but you change it in pure wonder!
Those colors together are amazing and the tights revitalize the whole outfit!
I'm very excited about 'Dark Shadows' and if you say that the costumes are great I can't wait to see it!!
xxx

Veshoevius said...

I love capes! You'd have been crazy to leave that cape behind and how wonderful that it's reversible too!

Mary Lou said...

but what a fabulous cape!!!
you are my vintagesuperhero! from head to toe gorgous! i also love your paisleydress and this unique bag!
.. well somethimes it happens to me that i think first i don´t like the sleeves or colour or pockets of a dress or jacket and later at home i regret that i haven´t bought it haha
kiss,mary

Stacey said...

Looooooove. You are totally my super-heroine in that amazing cape. If you have to have a mouldy infestation, it might as well be a fabulous one, right?

Dial V for Vintage said...

I'm glad you didn't leave this cutie-cape behind, it is awesome!! I hate that feeling when I see something in the shops I am not sure about but I kind of like, I always regret not buying it afterwards.