Promise to love me for ever more

G and I just had a hell of a  fabularse weekend in Wellington!
Amongst other things, we spent Saturday in some mighty fine company, having brunch, checking out a rummage sale, and going to Vintage-Orama!
From left: Ria, G, my friend Brenda, moi and Trees!

Naturally, I started my Saturday with a Bloody Mary.
Doesn't everyone?!

Then we all got excited about our splendid brunch choices!

There were slim pickings at the rummage sale.

I met Aimee, the organiser of Vintage-Orama outside the venue, which happened to be Wellington High School!
No spotty schoolboys in sight, however.
Just as well.
At my age....

I wore:
Frock-vintage Osti, opshopped
Coat-60's, opshopped
Hat-60's, opshopped
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-60's Rex, from my G 
Earrings-the sexacious Desiree
White beads-opshopped
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief

Aimee is a pretty damned foxy chick, so I schmoozed right on up to her...

Now, this is a smuggins face-G scored himself a Girl Guide badge...

Sweetheart Christine of The Vintage Cupboard had come up from Christchurch for the day!

Doing my best Queenly tea drinking pose...I was starting to flag about now, all the excitement just wore me out! 
If there'd been booze I suspect I would have lasted longer!

I bought this 70's does 30's styled maxi!

There were some sexacious wenches doing a bit of a show.... G in front, inspecting their moves!

We ladies were far more discreet...

I think G enjoyed the show!

And then I had to go and have a lie down to recover.
It seems darling Claire has the same reaction to lots of excitement and schmoozing!

It was all jolly super, and I'm gagging for another bash at all Wellington has to offer!
Next time I might just need to take along a hipflask!



Jane George said...

your hat is so gorgeous! it reminds me of posh tea house meringue! and G right up close watching the vixens on stage cavort has just made me choke on some stolen 3 year old nearly looked up and spied me eating it! so wondrous xxxx

Fiona said...

What a totally fab-u-larse weekend. Rummaging in jumble, great grub, vintage loveliness and cavorting ladies...what's not to love?
Your hat is fabulous, I remember my Auntie Connie wearing one similar, like you, she could tell some stories! I love how these vintage outfits bring back memories of dearly departed.

thorne garnet said...

How many photos of the dress form wear that coat did you take? I want that freaking spotted coat! I've been wanting on for year, guess I should have snatched that one off the drunk girl back in 1980!

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Collness! Looks like fun. LMAO at G up close to that show ..funny shots..
STAY WARM. It's gonna be a tit-freezing week for youse fullas down there. x

Sara said...

Fun times! And I giggled about G checking out the dancers' moves! Looking fabulous as usual, Helga! ~ LittleMissPlump (Sara)

Vintage Bird Girl said...

What a gloriarse weekend in Welly! You look sublime rocking the red, white & blue.....and squeeee to the Osti!!! Those breakfasts looks delicious, breakfast is my favourite meal to indulge! I'm just gagging for a Kiwi french toast in a couple of months time. G is looking mighty fine, I'm glad he enjoyed the show! Xx

Vix said...

What a weekend, gorgeous wenches, fabulous food and vintage porn galore. So jealous, wish I could have teleported myself and joined the party.
Bloody Marys and Helga's trademark red, white and blue taking Wellington by storm. I'm not surprised you need a lie-down. All that schmoozing is jolly hard work!
G looks very pleased with himself, bless him!!!
A conductor's hat and a leopard coat, I have both and never thought of wearing them together - the dummy has inspired me!!!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Such a great colorful post and all those inspiring ladies..I needed to breath such a positive, refreshing air!! Vix above wrote about that will be our future style icon, I adored the conductor's hat and the leopard-red match!!! You look awesome in that fabulous red fuzzy coat,gloves and white hat!!
Have a wonderful week!!!

Krista Gassib said...

You ladies are all so friggin gorgeous!!!!! I love seeing all the brunch choices what fun pictures those are! G up front watching all the action is well typical and his smile says it all. Too bad the pickings were slim but I know you probably did a little whew...:) Seeing you rock red white and blue is the only reason I feel cool wearing it now.

Liz said...

Looks like a lot of fun and you look amazing!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Emalina said...

You look utterly regal in that amazing Union Jack of an outfit, I love it sweetheart! The dress, the coat, the super shiny bag, that HAT! All stunning on you, and making me feel almost patriotic and oh so British!
Looks like it was a great day out, yummy looking stalls, yummy looking food, lovely lovely people.

Anonymous said...

you look glorious in Helga-blue and orange!!
WOW--the sale looked AMAZING!! So much wonderfulness in one place!!
Tell me you brought home one of those straw bags!!

The G man rocks!!

Maureen said...

I envy you, I lived in Wellington for four years in the early 1970s - the most beautiful city in the world - and I've seen a few.

pastcaring said...

Oh yes, a hip flask would be an excellent idea! I like the thought of you looking all regal and ladylike, but swigging hard liquor all day long!
Brunch looked delicious, what a fabulous gang of beauties you are, no wonder G looks happy. He's so funny, enjoying the ladies on stage right up close!
How lovely to meet up with Trees again, and Ria and Brenda. The Vintage-orama looks great. Nice frock you scored too, though I am seriously distracted by the gorgeousness of your queenly red, white and blue ensemble, you look divine, darling! I can definitely see you rocking the peaked cap and leopard print too!
Schmoozing IS exhausting. But you do it with style! xxxxx

Trees said...

Yah!! I had the BEST day! Come back real soon xoxo

freckleface said...

My my! Nobody does red, white and blue like you do, Helga Regina! :) You look drop dead amazing in that hat, just a cut above.

That brunch menu is too good to be true, I'd be dithering all over the place trying to choose between all the amazing things on offer. Was that shakshuka the lady with the lilac hair had? My favourite.

G looks like a kid in a sweet shop! So funny, his little face all lit up and excited. Glad you had such fun and got back safe and sound, eventually! Have a lovely week my dear. xxxx

daiseedeb said...

Poached pears, please. ; ) And next year, enter the contest! Bring your flask and it will be easier when you win. ; )

Georgia Rose said...

Argh I'm so sorry I didn't make it! I ended up spending the weekend in bed very sick, watching the Jurassic Park movies and being tended to by poor Jack. I am still feeling a bit under the weather :( I'm glad you ladies had a great time, and please do return to Wellington again, at which point I will hopefully be in much better health. xo

Brooke F said...

Fabularse indeed! You look divine as usual and the day looked like a hoot!XXX

two squirrels said...

Oh what a wonderful weekend in Wellington sweet....look at all the vintage treasures and lovely ladies....what fun!!!!!!
You were looking so stylishly vintage in red,white and it.
love V

Forest City Fashionista said...

What a fab looking group you are! I got all excited over the brunch menu - I'll have the poached pears with the banana bread please!!

I would have been up front with G enjoying the show just to get a better look at the vintage nighties.

Sufiya H. said...

I damn near swallowed my tongue when I saw that spotted coat; HOW did you leave such a treasure behind? I would have spent all my money at once on that coat.

Sue said...

Good on ya G getting up the front!!! How fab is Wellington??!! Love it.

Perdita said...

Ooh brunch. Breakfast with booze in it. I take my hat off to whoever invented it.

bonsaimum said...

Looks like you all had a great time, looking fabulous of course.

Anonymous said...

Your posts always make me smile! You look fab as always, and I'm glad you had such a great time on your mini holiday!. xx Shauna

Marla Robinson said...

Fabulous pictures and a fabulous brunch!

señora Allnut said...

wouuau, it's a really fabulous weekend, brunch, gorgeous ladies around you, vintage galore!, what else?, and you look gorgeous on that red outfit, your gloves and accessories are absolutely covetable!!
besos & fairs

Ariane Lasalle said...

Hi there gorgeous!

What a nice event for you and the girls, what fun!
Looking splendid you all
Wasn't Vogoff yes so brilliant
She is so talented this Mélanie!


Ariane xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You didn't knew this but you also wore an Edsbyn-scarves.

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy guacamole - ALL THE THINGS!

LOVE your gorgeous outfit - the frock is DIVINE and the COAT, well, do NOT even get me started on that magnificence.

What a fabulous day - Ria's hair is loverly and yay you got to hang with Trees! G-star is hilarious and mmmmm I'll have the poached eggs with grilled tomato and mushrooms on gf toast - THANK YOU!

What a splendid day my love - it just makes me miss you more!

Love you more than all the other batches!

Sarah xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

NZ food is soooooooooo much more delish, looking at their version of Eggs Benedict. Yum! And also amused at how similar town/village halls in the UK and NZ are! Looks like you could be over here - shame you're not. I'd have some regal tea time with you. And a few good squeezes. I love those pretty wicker bags! Definitely looks like a great place to rummage. ooh er. xxxxxxxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You ladies are all so gorgeous, but G with the Girl Scout badge and happiness at the show is fucking hilarious!