Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me


I just adore how Peepers prostrates herself before me....or behind me, as the case may be here!
She's such a little love!
We were just giggling over how tiny she was when we got her, and now she's a great big long legged soft thing!
She's bigger than Humpers, and used to boss him about...but he's butched up in the last year and now he tells her whats what.

Don't be fooled by the sunshine....yesterday was marred by the bitterest wind that threatened to create havoc with my hair!
Luckily I was going for a bit of a messy/dirty/needs a bloody wash but I'm too lazy look.



Frock-60's/70's, from the gloriarse Vix
Coat-70's, a theatre sale
Tights-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Petticoat-opshopped
Earrings-60's, from my sistercousinwife Sarah
Handbag-60's vinyltastic, opshopped
Bow-opshopped
Sunglasses-Melbourne




I love love love the thick vinyl of this bag!


Cheers!
A vodka and tonic was just the ticket when I got home from a teensy opshop jaunt after work...


I was rather pleased to come home with a deep blue slip, a pale blue headpiece (I'm having a blue theme lately), a splendid tin, a tin bills/letters/misc thingy, and some divoon sheets!
I declare, the Retro Goddess was smiling upon me yesterday!


In other news....I made the cover of a local magazine!
Our awesome friend Jo, the wine writer, was contacted by the editor to be in  a feature they wanted to do on more unusual fashionistas....she asked if Jo knew of any other people...and Jo suggested me!
I in turn suggested our friend James Wilkinson (an amazing musician and uber styley gent) and it became fairly incestuous!
Anyway, here's some snapshots of it, I tried scanning, but it just didn't work out.



Jo and James!


The gentleman on the right is a well known property developer about town, and apparently a very nice man with a shoe collection that rivals mine!
No way!


Yes, I did get panicky over what to wear...but with G's assistance, decided on just something I would wear generally, not to overdo or overthink it....
The whole thing was a blast-the interviewer was lovely, the photographer and his assistant/wife were just wonderful...they all made me feel so comfortable and quite Goddess like!
Feck YEAH!
It's all very surreal and a little unnerving, as I am used to flying under the radar, so if I get recognised I may well freak out!

I wore:
Frock-made it myself with a curtain from darling Sue
Cardi-opshopped
Belt-thrifted in the States
Tights-retail
Shoes-retail (this is rare!)
Handbag-60's, opshopped
Headpiece-60's, from my sistercousinwife
Earrings-a gift from my friend Nicole
Necklace-60's, opshopped. It's broken, so I've used ribbon to tie it on
Necklace-a  market
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief


X

49 comments:

Jane George said...

oooo a big furry pussy and front covers! You rock it! x

Louise McDonagh said...

Oh dearest Helga. You're the very picture of glamorous, no wonder they wanted your wonderfullness in that mag. I love that blue head dress Xx

thorne garnet said...

How can you fly under anyone's radar? You're much too colorful. What a cool article

Val Sparkle said...

You're famous! And it's about time, really. You should be shared with the world!

And that sunlight and colors - It's real, isn't it? I must go to NZ.

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh the purple/green combo with the added touches (I LOVE the vinyl bag too!) is absolutely SPLENDID - I love the gorgeous florally bit at the neck (scarf? placket? junket? boob-hugger?).

Your pussies are always delightfully entertaining - I do love especially when they roll around stretching and wave their little hands in the air (yeah, yeah!)

And well, OF COURSE they made you the cover girl - THEY ARE ONLY HUMAN! My love, you are so perfectly, EXQUISITELY, stylish and beautiful I might just paint a ten foot mural of YOU on the back of my house!!!

Chat at 5 (missing you already).

Sistercousinwife xxx

Helen Le Caplain said...

Love the combination of colours and the pussy lying about in the background, very saucy! ;)

Tami Von Zalez said...

I love your updo!

That mag cover of you is THE BEST. You deserve every minute of your fame.

Kitty said...

Darrrlink, a magazine is TOTALLY where you belong!!! superstars to the head of the queue please!

daiseedeb said...

Thank you for showing the pages of the zine to those of us out of your area. A wonderful article!Too many oohs and ahhhs to identify regarding your ensemble and your thrifting finds!
Particularly in love with the mail/multiple pocket
thingy. LOVE it! May the God's continue to smile on you....and me (soon)!!!!
xo
d

Mariela said...

That is too flipping awesome! What a great spread too.

Beth Waltz said...

Ah, one can see Mrs. Slocombe preening...she can claim new fame as her due for inspiring you how to dress and care for your pussy, too!

A marvelous tribute to your style!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on the article!! It's no wonder you made the cover, you look AMAZING!

nessbow.com said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl! How very exciting!
I adore the shoes you're wearing in the first outfit picture. They're a great colour and so smokin' hot!

Sue said...

You are such a star and I would looooooooove to get my hands on a copy of that magazine darling woman, can you arrange it for me, please pretty please!!

Catherine said...

Oh congrats are in order Miss Helga! A magazine shoot. how very fab! I love Jo's outfit too, ill have to look out for her youtube show.

Great score at the oppshop - that tin is so pretty and kinda matches the letter holder.
And that bag! super duper!

My cat likes to photobomb my pics as well, i finally let him be in one that i posted today :)

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Too much excitement seeing you on the cover of that mag Darling! We always knew you'd be a covergirl superstar!!! But you were our "Helga" first! You look utterly spectacularse!

I love love love the bow action on the purple frock. And that coat, that I'll tie you up & steal off you one day. I do love the red vinyl bag too. Wonderful finds....I love a blue slip, & of course a good tin or two.

Love you more then tins & things! Xx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Probably a smart magazine and definitely the toughest!

Indigo Violet said...

I must try and get a hold of that spectacular magazine, if it hasn't already sold out!
I love your photo of the sheet, the tin and the letter rack.
Flying under the radar? No darling, that's my job!

Sacramento Amate said...

You should be on the cover of Vogue, you are on my cover.
Congratulations, my dearest Helga.
I love how you clash, and play with colours and how they love each other in your hands, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Take me to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Melanie said...

OH YOU'RE A SCHTAR!! Helga, you were absolutely made for being in the spotlight. Look how relaxed and fabulous you look in front of the camera. Soon you'll be hauling palettes of money and fan mail with your forklift from all your movie deals and record deals and what have yous. And you didn't even give us advanced warning so we could suck up to you like mad beforehand.
But having said all that, you look as lovely as you always do. I'm so glad your audience will grow as a mega-dose of you is good for everybody and world peace too. Hugs. And ditto for Peepers. I need a drink now.

Carina Rosenholm said...

So cool to be in a paper like that but then you are the coolest and the Queen of colour!
Xxx

Brooke F said...

FECK YEAH! Ahhhhh, front cover! Are you just totally about to explode with excitement? It was bound to happen though wasn't it. Just love your red bag, red heels and prostrating pussy. XXX

Sandra said...

how cool! feckingly brilliantly awesome! you are a cover girl, and quite right, you are delectable, the outfit is gorgeous (I LOVE all your frocks/outfits equally)It is soooo exciting!!!
Peepers is a little star and very strokable, I do like looking at the photos of our little pusses when they were wee!

tanaya said...

How can you fly under anyone's radar, hell my heart beats faster everytime i spot your colourful fabulousness!

No wonder they wanted a touch of fab for their mag! Peepers is lovely x

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You are picture perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!! This is so cool!

Fiona said...

You look bloody marvellous on t he front of that mag.....and inside too! Your pussy obviously likes a bit of exposure also. Are you a local sleb yet?

Hayley thrills said...

Ohh get you eh! A front cover no less...you look fab

I love the purple and red combo

Must feature my Lilly in images more often :)

http://hayleythrills.blogspot.com

XOXO

Penny-Rose said...

Oh Helga, you look absolutely amazing on the cover of a magazine. The other models look great too, I think its awesome to focus on unusual fashionistas. As for your little op shopping after work, it was karma that you found the tin and the letter/bill holder, and the blue slip is such a pretty colour. Hope you are having a great weekend xx

wardrobeexperience said...

wow, congrats on the feature!!! how exciting!!!

Trees said...

Squee!! Its about the time recognised your fabulousness!! How fantastic, the photos looks great. YAH!!

his_girl_friday said...

So awesome! You are an excellent fashionista! You're getting the press you deserve!

Lynn Dylan said...

Brilliant!! I am so excited about your magazine photos! You go girl. You SHOULD be in a magazine. The outfit you chose to wear is perfect.

XOXO
Lynn

pastcaring said...

Oh Mrs Slocombe Von Trollop, how I do love to catch a glimpse of your pussy! You and Peepers are both utterly adorable, how I love the red shoes/purple tights combo and the gloriarse vinyl bag. And then you have me swooning over your op shop goodies - that little headpiece is SO you, and the tins, the tins!
And THEN you go and show us your cover girl moves, and I'm in heaven! You picked exactly the right outfit, it's a completely normal look for you, not over-doing it or trying too hard, just Helga in all her everyday fabulousness! Love the photos, you're a natural - of course you are. Jo and James look pretty damn fine too, and the chap in the blue suit looks most dapper.
Get used the idea of being recognised now - Vix will help you deal with the fame, she gets recognised ALL the time, wherever she goes! No more flying under the radar for you, my love - a Star is born! xxxxxxx

Sarah DeLicatease said...

That's sooo cool that you made it into a cover of the magazine, that's awesome! Congrats :) you are beautiful, your use of colours is spectacularly amazing :)

Oranges and Apples said...

oooh, amazing! How exciting to have one's own magazine! I also very much love the purple green colour combo!

Vix said...

I absolutely love the cover shot and that you stayed true to your fabulous self and weren't tempted to overdo it. If magazines had women as gorgeous as you on the front I might be tempted to buy one! Jo, James & the bloke in the blue suit look so cool, Christchurch is rocking!
That dress looks amazing with the feck me shoes and who could blame Peepers for prostrating herself at your feet, I'd do the same!
Fabularse op shopping!
Love ya! xxxxxx

Tamera Wolfe said...

I humbly bow at your celebrity fabulously tight-clad feet in adoration.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

You're a star! I love how you just went with "you" for the magazine. It works and you look AWESOME! I'm so proud of you!!!

Sheila said...

Woo, congrats on your cover spread and photos, you infamous gal you! You rock, Helga!

Love the pictures of Peepers. Aw...

bonsaimum said...

Wow, first a cover spread then on to conquer the world!!!!

bohemian vanity said...

You rock that cover hey you're the perfect cover girl, guess there will be more!
Love your outfit, the vinyl bag is just fab!
xx Tani

Krista Gassib said...

I have shown everyone I know this fabulous spread..........on our very our fabulous style inspiration HELGA! I love it love it LOVE IT!!!!! G was so right you just stayed true to you, this is something you would wear any ole day because you look this FRIGGIN GOOD any ole day. I wish more women like you and Vix would grace the cover of magazines, maybe then I would give a shit about in them.

Please tell Jo she is one hot ass bitch!

IloveyoumorethanMexico:)
XXOOXXOOXXOO

Anja said...

I luv your outfit with its bold, clashing though matching;-) colors! Cool!
And what a lovely color and photoshoot.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Oh, Doll, I don't think you could EVER fly under the radar! That is so freakin' fantastic about the Magazine cover (and story)! You make a waaaaay cooler cover girl than any of those boring models/actresses on the magazine stands. You selected the perfect outfit that pretty much exemplified what your style is all about (G makes a great wardrobe assistant)

Always nice to see some pussy(cats) in your post <3

JG Ruddock said...

I love that you wore for the photo shoot something you made for yourself. Creator, fashionista, ROCKSTAR and totally just YOU. It's pretty fine package, say I, and congratulations* for all the fun!

BTW, I completely agree that that red bag of yours and thick vinyl is delish! (I'm on constant op-shop bag search and I'm never as fruitful as you... something to strive for!).

xo

freckleface said...

"Oh Mrs Slocombe Von Trollop, how I do love to catch a glimpse of your pussy!" Curtise is sooo funny!!

But how could anyone not love little Peepers? I used to like to tickle my pussy cat's armpits when he laid out on the floor like that. Irresistible.

Which is le mot juste for you on the front of that magazine! Seriously irresistible. You look amazing. So you. I love that you didn't overdo it. It's just you, approachable, fun, lovely you. You are going to be such a sleb in your vicinity now. I'm not convinced that you were ever under the radar. I mean, people have eyes don't they?

You know, that really IS a splendid tin! xxxxxxx

MakiMaki Vintage said...

Oh mega-congrats Helga!! Way to rock the colour in these photos, and such a cute kitty! <3
xo Noelle

MakiMaki Vintage

Tamera Beardsley said...

Congratulations for this wonderful feature... and so truly well deserved my dear!!

liz said...

Preeeeetty sure I NEED those green glitter heart sunglasses. They are so very me! And congrats on the mag cover, you deserve it! Fabulous!