A bride by my side, I'm inside many brides-sometimes I wonder


I made my frock out of a retro sheet, using a 50's pattern from Vix!


70's glasses-vintage store on the South Coast of New South Wales
Earrings-Vanessa!
Necklace-opshopped
Hairbow-made by moi


70's coat-Repetory Theatre sale
Tights-opshopped
Shoes (slightly sensible!)-opshopped
Handbag-Sue!


Ruined house around the corner-repeated earthquakes, now being dismantled


By the time you read this, G and I will be winging our way over the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco!
After a few days there, we fly to New Orleans, where we meet our American friends, have some fun, do a wee 5 day cruise over to Mexico and back, have some more fun before doing a road trip back to Southern Utah!
After a week or so there we road trip to Las Vegas, spend a few days partying, and then G and I fly up to Portland!
We spend 4 days there before flying back to San Francisco to catch our flight back home mid July!

Bon Voyage, as they say!

X

PS: Clearly, these pix are from before the snow! They're from last weekend!
PPS: Do forgive me for not being round to visit much recently; I'm sure you'll understand that I have been a little pushed for time with holiday preparations!!
Stay fabulous; I look forward to catching up when I get back!!

55 comments:

MistressCatgirl said...

Wow you guys are going to be all over the place. That's awesome. I can't wait to see what adventures you two have.

Melanie said...

I'm sure that concrete pillar was a wet noodle before you showed up...! You look fabulous in this neon green/pink combination. Sheet chic is the buzz word these days - you are so talented! Happy and safe travels!! You will wow the USA. Don't sign on with any talent agents until you get a good lawyer.

Camelia Crinoline said...

Have a fabulous time in the US. That green coat is gorgeous and so is the dress. I love picking up old sheets in the op shop for making into dresses. The ones from the 70s have the best prints.

Vicky said...

Have a wonderful trip and wouldn't you know it I will be in Christchurch while you are in the USA, maybe next time we can catch up!

Sue said...

Not sure how I will cope in your absence!!! Hope you and G have the best ever time away with lots of fun stories to share on your return ♥

Idee Fixe (punk.glam.queen@gmail.com) said...

Enjoy your trip to the US, I wish you were winging your way to NY! Maybe next time. I know wherever you'll be you'll have a fantabulous time!! Safe journey! XXX Suzanne

LUCEWOMAN said...

I cannot wait to hear about your American adventure. I've a feeling America cannot wait for your fabulous presence either. You amaze me, you ladies with such fine needlework skills. I want a sheet dress, if I tried, it'd just look shit.

Have the trip.of a lifetime!

Lucy x

Penny-Rose said...

Hi Helga, I hope you have an absolutely fantastic trip. Great colour combo with the pink and green, Christchurch just won't be the same without you!

two squirrels said...

Oh sweet I am such a ninny, I thought it was next weekend you were away!!!!!!! Oh poo poo I wanted to wish you and G a fabulous trip!!!!!!
I am sure you will have a fabulous time.
Looking so very pretty in my favourite colour combination, pink and green. The coat is devine!!!! The sheet dress is just gorgeous.
Sending a big squirrel hug across the seas.
Love v

Ronnie (RR) said...

You lucky things, off avoiding the snow, very wise. Have a fabulous time, always wanted to go to the Four corners

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I feel the onset of Helga DT's coming on!!!!! I am soooooooo frickin' excited for you two gorgeous people, but I will miss you like craaaaaaazy ... Oh the things you will see, eat, drink, buy, slurp and lick!!!!!! Bon voyage and try and get in the mermaid pool just for lil ole me yeah? You will out-mermaid all those pool prostis!!!!!! Mwahahahaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Perdita said...

Have a super holiday! Takes loads of snaps to share too! :)

Annie said...

I guess I've missed you now, but anyway, have a wonderful trip. Very much looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

My goodness I adore that green coat!!! It's perfection. And my favourite combination of pink & green....SQUEE! The frock is so pretty. I love the look from head to toe. Wishing you wonderful & safe travels on your trip. Make sure you take lots of photos for us. Travel safe. Xx

Maria said...

what a top adventure- so much fun to be had! have the best time and i will excitedly wait to hear of your stories x

Miss Magpie said...

Have an awesome time. Now if I had got meself organised I'd be taking advantage of your abscence to raid your cupboards for all the frocks I covet! ;-P

pastcaring said...

You and G will have the most fabulous trip, naturally. Give Krista a big squeeze from me! Take tons of pics, and watch out for those mermaids! xxxxx

thorne garnet said...

What a trip you'll have. Southern Utah is beautiful. Enjoy youselves and we'll be wanting to see lots of photos!

PepperReed said...

Have a Wonderful time!! Glad you get to go someplace warm and summery during your winter. We're heading off to Boston, Mass. and possibly New York City on Sunday for a week; vacations are the best!!

Fiona said...

Look forward to seeing your stateside snaps. Have a blast. x

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

I know you will have a great time. You kicked ass on your frock too!

Krista said...

Come on over Helga America will be a better place with you in and G in it! Can't wait to throw back a few and give you big hugs! Your trip sounds fab!!!
XXOO
Krista

Vintage Coconut said...

Lovin the frock, coat, tights and shoes!! All the green makes me Happy! "Happy Happy Happy"
=D

Have a delightful time on your Vacation.

Bella Q said...

Bon Voyage you beautiful woman you. I CAN NOT WAIT to meet you!

delia hornbook said...

You look as gorgeous as always green and pink are a lovely combination. Wow sounds like its going to be a wonderful trip enjoy and have fun. dee xx

Trashsparkle said...

That sounds like a lot of frock-opportunities - daren't imagine how many suitcases you've packed.... sounds like an amazing route; have a fantastic time! xx

La Dama said...

You prostis and your couture sheet dresses!
Have fun mi gorgeous locos!
Give Kristaita some sugar for me.
Luv Ya

Trees said...

Oh I am so jealous of your trip Helga! I am planning on visiting the big country next year too (fingers crossed) you so deserve a break from the earthquakes and snow - I hope you'll do some posts whilst you're traveling about (I know that's a little difficult - but we will want to see what you're up too!)

Terri said...

You and Vix and your fabulous sheet dresses! I know you're going to love the locations in the US you're visiting...especially southern Utah.

karensomethingorother said...

Well that's it. My jaw dropped when you said you made that beautiful dress from a sheet! How clever are you?!!!? I'm so very impressed.

Have a wonderful holiday. It looks exhausting, but that's just MY bad attitude. Since you are the queen of fun, how could it be anything less?

Hannah said...

Wish I was a great seamstress like you that dress is fab and I love that coat. Have an amazing time take lots of pics, eat lots of food and buy lots of things k bubye! xxx

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Hope you have fun, you're visiting some of my favourite places and somewhere I've never been and would love to go New Orleans!

Lucy Nation said...

I have so many old sheets that I would love to turn into dresses if only I had the skills:( Have a great time on your travels. We'll miss your colourtastic outfits and saucy poses!! xxx

Rose&Bird said...

I know you won't see this til you get back, but I hope you guys have a fab time and I'm looking forward to lots of pics!

P.S. Look out for a small box from me when you get back (I hope it's still there!)

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Bloody gorgeous frock. Enjoy your hols! xx

Penny Dreadful Vintage

Young at Heart said...

just gorgeous...have a fab time!!

Vix said...

You sure know how to make an impact with a fabulous frock so we're gagging for you to get back and bring more colour to our lives! I adore that rock adn the green coat atop it. I swear Sarah sent me the identical green sunnies, too.
I'm so sad we never got to say goodbye via Skype but I know that you'll have the best fricking time in that States and that I might get to perv at both you & Krista together.
Love you long time!
Vixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

FeltByRae said...

Adore your sheet frock... great minds clearly think alike as I have duvet I am planning on turning in to a frock

The Pink Flamingo said...

Great!

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lasophia said...

A freaking sheet frock? Oh my goodness. You've got skillz. Have fun in your travels, Cant wait to see pics!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Have an amazing time! Can't wait to hear and see the adventures you both had. xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

you're already off and loving it out there whilst I type. Hope you're going to pay Krista a visit!!

Also - love those pink shoes! I NEED them xxx

liz said...

wooo-ooh, those sunglasses! the lime green stockings with the pink shoes...! fabbuu! can't wait to meet you in Portland, dah-ling! :)

Thea vintage said...

Your bracelet is fantastic! Lovely blog btw.

Kelly-Marie said...

Hope you and G have an amazing time! Can't wait to see what you get up to. xx

Sara said...

Oh, I hope you have THE most amazing holiday! It sounds incredible! You will be not-too-far from me when you're in New Orleans..I'll be standing on the west coast of Florida waving really, really hard! lol You look beautiful (as always)..those glasses are FANTASTIC. Perfect in every way. And the frock is spectacular. You make magic. XOXO

Mrs. D said...

What an amazing outfit and how perfect it looks in these photos, the colours are just scrumptious!
Have a great trip to SF, can't wait to see loads of photos!

Renia said...

I really like your blog! Kisses

Quirky-Vintage said...

I adore your green tights and pink shoes combo!! So cute! Have a fab time and spread some colour and style all over the USA. xx

Lena said...

Wow, you made your dress? Ah Helga, you are amazing!x

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Lovely!

I missed so many of your posts!
Looking delicious!
Have a great trip in the US OF A
I am going to Las Vegas mid july, you are coming back mid July -

Can't wait to see your pics

Love Ariane xxxx

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I have been wondering where you are. I checked your blog out of concern as I haven't seen you in my blog reader... and YOU ARE IN SAN FRAN! I AM SO BLOODY JEALOUS!

Have a whale of a time and I can't wait to see what you have got up to and collected on your travels.

xxxxx

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Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Ooh, I wonder if we crossed paths in SF?! I was there a few weeks ago and WISH I was back again. It's so glorious...