I don't give a damn about my reputation


So, I have this small collection of So Obviously Rex handbags.....
I have been wanting a red one for the longest time, but the only time I have seen one, it was far too damaged to be worth buying. Especially for the price on it!
Imagine my surprise when I found one stashed amongst my modest collection last night!
Wolver G, the little sod, had found a red Rex at Retropolitan last Friday, and thought he'd surprise me by hiding it in my room, expecting me to spot it pretty quickly.
Hmmmm.
I'm not known for being terribly observant, and it wasn't until last night, after some prodding in the right direction, that I spotted it!
I SQUEEEE'd with delight, and not a little confusion!


It's just divoon!
I love the saggy red vinyl!
The interior is perfection.......
So of course I had to take it out with me when we went to have some professional band pix done last night!



These aren't them, though!
I was too embarrassed to take out my little snappy in front of a professional, so we quickly took these after he was finished with us.



Right, sprinting off to get ready for G's gig tonight with The Provs!

X

52 comments:

Misfits Vintage said...

Best boyfriend evaaaahhh!!! G-star - consider yourself magnificently arse-pinched by ME for your darling thoughtful gift!

And you are absolutely exquisite in that beautiful frock, my love. Warning: do NOT bring it to Helgastock or there will be THEFT and dastardly catfights!

Rock on tonight, G-stare, you frickin CHAMPION AMONG MEN!

Love you more than saggy vinyl!

SARAH XXX

PinkCheetahVintage said...

G is so money I can't even handle it. Adorable bag. The red is too perfect. The non-pro band pics look good to me!! Can't wait to see the pro ones! Very exciting!!! Is that an Indian tattoo? Really cool.
Becky :)

cringe said...

Hooray!! You found it.

Trudie said...

Your G has a heart of gold. My Big V as much the same, he delights in doing things like that and the reaction I imagine G is the same.

Your frock and bag are sublime and I can only imagine that the band pics are going to rock with that backdrop.

Mrs. D said...

What a lovely surprise!!!!
Your collection is most amazing and now with the read addition it«s even better!
Also your dress is beautiful :)
Haaa, you just look great, as always.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh that G-Spot, what an absolute freaking gorgeous man inside and out!!!! He knows exactly what will get your heart racing darling and my god how far and wide did he have to search in order to find that delirious red hot treasure!! Speaking of wide, your band pics have given me a full-on WIDE ON baby, every single one of you are freakin' ROCK STARS and look at you - time I changed me scanties ... LOVE YA BABY!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

Veshoevius said...

Awww! Now that's love! Your bag collection looks so wonderful all lined up like that! Like a sweet shop! Like how you've matched the red bag to your shoes with that pretty dress - do show us a sneak preview of the professional band photos!

Sue said...

What a grand wee collection of bags, and sweet doesn't even cover your fabulous forever man G!! I had a squee moment of my own over your dress!!

Vix said...

What an absolute darling he is! I'd be stroking that saggy red vinyl for hours, it's an absolute beauty. The whole collection looks like a work of art all lined up like that.
The band shots are amazing, your dress is exquisite and I love that window of light over you, very arty. If those are your photos the pro shots must be incredible!
Have a great gig night, get wrecked - as if you need any encouragement!
Love you! xxxxxxx

Kitty said...

How freakin' awesome is that G-man!!! Loving his work, not to mention his style!! Nix looks such a rock star in these pics, tell her from me please!! Best wishes for G's gig tonight.xx.

Kylie said...

Helga, you look lovely in that frock, but where's your stubby? (do you call them that in N.Z.?)
I would not be able to keep that handbag a secret like the v. nice man everyone else is referring to as 'G'(because I'm new to these parts, I can only he is your special man-friend/partner?!) It's a beautiful handbag. I think I'm missing a few chromosomes because I do not own a single handbag! I feel so uncomfortable whenever I've 'tried' them.

Kylie said...

p.s. there's meant to be an assume in there somewhere!

bonsaimum said...

You are one lucky woman. Your dress is absolutely divine. :)

freckleface said...

What a lovely man you have there, no wonder you adore him so. I bet he was so delighted when he found it and hid it away waiting for you to find it, bless him. Such a lovely thoughtful thing to do.

My boyf does that with things around the house. Does a job when I am away and then waits until I notice. It usually takes days.

Love the frock, the shape and the floral print are gorgeous. Sounds like things must be going well if you are having professional band photos done. How exciting! xxxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Wolver G is a treasure! Any man who knows his vintage bags is incredible in my eyes. I LOVE your little collection of Rex's. They look so divoooon all lined up. The red is just gorgeous. I adore that frock, you look beautiful. And the sun is shining on YOU, I'm sure that's no coincidence! Xx

Carina Rosenholm said...

What a darling boyfriend! You look really good in that dress and the bag is perfect!

Perdita said...

What a luscious surprise!

You look great in the photos, even if they are mere snaps! Who needs a photoshoot... you're so awesome you pap yourself!

princesspincurls.com said...

What a lovely surprise! I think that was a terribly romantic gesture, buying it and then leaving it for you to find. Loving your dress BTW. xx Shauna

seƱora Allnut said...

wouuu, fabulousness, rock&roll and a pretty red bag, everything is Absolutely Lovely!!, and your Wolver G. is so damn great!, that bags collection is highly covetable!!, and you look like a really Badass Rock&Roll Band on that graffitis background, you rock so much!!
besos & rojo

Miss Magpie said...

What a man! he should give lessons on how to treat your partner. Oh and I love your dress to the point of imploding.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

He's such a sweetie! That's a gorgeous bag, what colour will you send him out for next? I love your dress! It's bootefull like you! The red shoes say SEXY BITCH. The band photos are awesome just with your little snapper. Snapper is a great word! Xxxx

Hayley Rose said...

love the bag! what a star your mr is! :) and the photos with the graffiti are great so much colour! :)

pastcaring said...

Oh G-Force, if you weren't spoken for, I'd be coming for ya! Isn't he a darling? Perfect Obviously Red Rex, Perfect Gift, Perfect Hunk of Man Love! And obviously Perfect Hiding Place, since you didn't spot it, ha!
Loving the band pics, how cool are you? Look at Nix, giving it some rock chick attitude! Beautiful frock and wondrous red shoes, topped off by gloriarse sunnies and that fuck off flower - deliciousness!
Have fun at the gig, you can be G's groupie tonight! xxxxx

tanaya said...

You have bagged a seriously superawesomefun person...the red bag is swoon-alicious...The non-pro band pics are great and you are DIVINE...I was considering wearing sequinned hot-pants and bralet and a crown for Mardi-Gras but the weather is playing spoilt sport and now i dunno what to do...ideas??? xxx

Shybiker said...

Great bags. Their dramatic style matches your personality.

Joni said...

Your man is a Prince to do that for you! Awesome!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Wolver -G is AWESOME!!! He can come put a purse on my shelf anytime!! (wait--that sounds pervy!!)

Love the band photo-especially the one where the sunlight is highlighting your divineness!!

Mariela said...

What a wonderful surprise! I bet it's nice to have a thoughtful man like that.

Love the dress.

Lucys Lounge said...

you look like a princess . your taste in bags is superb. and what a thoughtful boyfriend. i love your photos. love lucyx

Krista Gassib said...

G Star is a rare bird that one! I think I love the story of how you got it more than the bag. Although the bag is gorgeous and so totally you!!!! What a fabulous backdrop for band photos, you look very commanding and gorgeous in that yellow frock. I can't wait to see the other photos too...we do get too don't we???
LOVE YOU!!!
XXOO

Val Sparkle said...

What a fabulous collection of handbags, and a fabulous man! It must be like Christmas all over again!

Renia said...

I love all your bags. Beautiful dress! Amazing pics! Kisses x x x x

Crystal Lee said...

I've never heard of "Rex" handbags, but my what a splendid collection you have! I love your new addition. Your man is so sweet!

Emalina said...

Flange are the best dressed band! You look totally amazing in that stunning dress, yellow is your colour (or rather, one of them, you have so many colours!). And how clever of your G Star, that's quite a man you've got there. p.s. love that tattoo!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Your G-Star is a true gem amongst men! Love the yellow dress with the red accessories and I think that is the first time I've ever seen the tattoo - very cool!

karensomethingorother said...

red pumps are always so badass.

What a lovely gesture! I'm very touched.

Wean said...

oh what a sweet thing to do, agree with Miss Magpie, he should give lessons on how to treat a partner !

Melanie said...

How sweet is G! I did the same thing with Andy, though you have to replace the handbag with a Who DVD :) I hid it among the other DVD's and as luck would have it, that very night he was scanning the shelves for something to watch and his face was a picture when he spotted it!

CityScape Skybaby said...

Aww G just sounds such a sweetheart of a man, and what a great bag, I've not heard of a Rex bag before but I love bags and I love red. In fact, I've always gone for shoulder bags in the past, but lately I've been thinking a few handbags would be nice and I'm blaming you Helga, with your fabulous collection of handbags, you've turned my head. Love the band pics too, that dress is gorgeous on you. xx

Claire said...

This is a wonderful story. And an antidote to these woeful times where it seems men exist only to be bashed by women for not being as 'good' as women. :)
I think your G is fab anyway and I have always loved his taste in clothes, but with this action he has become a definite hero!!
Claire

Sacramento Amate said...

I want your bag, I want your dress, and i adore you.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

you're a shining buttercup goddess!!

Camelia Crinoline said...

Oooh, a red one. How fabulous. That is hilarious that G hid it in your collection and it took you so long to notice it.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Fits right in, doesn't it! What a lovely and hilarious thing for G-doll to do, and those are some rockin' band pix! xo

Ofelia said...

A good man you have! Great collection of purses!!! I'm salivating over your first photo!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I've missed your fabulousness and hope you don't mind me sneaking back in! how lovely to have such a fabulous man, they are priceless aren't they?!

FeltByRae said...

I actually let out a little phwoar noise at the photo of your lush handbags! One is most envious of them! What a fabby surprise for you when you found your new one in there!

Bella Q said...

Red Rex hidden in your collection- brilliant. And what a sweetheart (Go G-star!) to gift that ruby red love to you.

The Long & Winding Bobbin said...

Oh. my. gosh. Look at that yellow dress! amazing. and an amazing bag too. How about one for me too G... ha!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

What a doll he is! Great purse!

Devil made in Heaven said...

Drowling over your bag collection.... And I really can understand that you are very happy with the red one. It is one of the most gorgeous bags I've ever seen.
And your band pics are cool.
xxxxx

owlinalarkworld said...

Beautiful, beautiful bag collection.