Enchantment ebbs and whirls, the sweetest chill


We're on a bus!
Being rather of a Queenly disposition, I rarely take the bus!
But we were going to Lyttleton for our friend Jo's 40th birthday celebrations, and didn't want to stay the night, as we usually do.........so, a bus ride it was (two, actually) and then a taxi home!


I wore a favourite turquoise and silver brocade 60's frock that I haven't worn for ages!
As Vix said yesterday, so many frocks, so little time!
One does make an effort to live a glamourous life.




I honestly cannot remember where I got this wonderful headpiece that's crawling over my head from...I'd quite forgotten I had it, and I suspect one of you gorgeous creatures sent it to me?!
I rummaged about in a hat drawer, where I hadn't been for ages, and there it was, all perfectly matchy matchy to my frock!
Fancy that!




Shoes-opshopped (I spied them in the window one evening, after closing time, and rang them first thing next morning to have them hold the shiney slutty darlings for me!)
Frock-Two Squirrels (shame it got a bit crushed; that bus riding for you)
Cape (being clutched for later)-from the sweetest Squirrel
Clutch-thrifted in the States
50's sunglasses and earrings-lovely Sue
Diamante necklace-sweetheart Louise
Necklace-a market
Toes, Barry M, courtesy of sexy Vix




We had a smashing time, dinner at Fisherman's Wharf followed by drinks and dancing at Tommy Changs......we stumbled into a cab at about midnight, making it a rather civilised evening indeed!

X

46 comments:

Trees said...

Rawr I'm first! (Maybe) I love that colour on you, the dress is fab as is the headpiece. Don't you love the fab fabric that they always seem to have in buses? I'm sure it adds to travel sickness :P

Misfits Vintage said...

Trees - this means war!!!

Sue said...

Big loud wolf whistle and a bit of panting!!! You look mmmmmmmmmmm!!! The head piece is double mmmmmmm!! I want your legs, you have the best legs ever!!

Misfits Vintage said...

My love, you are more majestic and magnificent than Lizzie Regina! That frock is perfectly splendid and the velvet and net head crawler is, frankly, exquisite! G-star is a total spunkarse, as usual. What a FABULARSE night - put that place on our list!

Love you more than royal matchy matchiness!

Sarah xxx

Sara said...

That head piece on your gorgeous head is magnificent! As is the frock! This is just beyond. HOT!

Trudie said...

On Helga I just love you in this frock, it is simply beautiful on you and match headpiece is exquisite. You look simply radiant. X

Frocktasia said...

You look divine in that frock and headpiece combo. I love brocade, it is one of my favourite fabrics (a very close second to lurex) and it looks its very best on a super stylish vintage frock like this one. You've styled your outfit impeccably as per usual. Hope you's had a fun & fabulous party :)
...xXx

Carina Rosenholm said...

A glourious shiny outfit that suits a Star like you!

pastcaring said...

Queenly indeed! I LOVE the brocade frock and the headpiece is an absolute beauty - how on earth could you forget her, she deserves to be out and about and admired! I'm not surprised you asked the op shop to save those slutty silver darlings for you, they are right up your street and make your legs look even longer than they already are. Phooaarr!
Hope Jo had a good birthday party - only 40? She's just getting started on her prime time! xxxxx

The Grande Dame said...

Very queenly and regal indeed darling! The hat looks like a sunflower? Very daring of you to jump in a bus in that ensemble!

Vix said...

I wish you'd got G to snap you on the bus!
What a stunning ensemble, that turquoise brocade gown is so regal and sexilicous and that cocktail hat needs to be worn on a daily basis! Loving those silver sandals with the insanely bright Bazza M toes peeking out.
Still no tights in April, so jealous!
Hope Jo had a great night.
Love you! xxxxxxxxxxxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

I always imagine it must be a real treat for bus passengers when you have to take the bus Helga, I'd certainly enjoy seeing a vision such as yourself on our local bus. Your brocade dress is gorgeous and I love it when you forget you have things then they pop up with perfect timing when needed, I do that quite a lot which probably means I need a massive clearout! Hope the party was lots of fun. xx

JG Ruddock said...

You really are the Mistress of Headware, Helga. Every time I see you in another brilliant (and matching) hat I think I must start doing something about my own collection. Inspiring: and with netting too!! xo

freckleface said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You ARE of a Queenly disposition. Long Live Helga!

I love this outfit. That headpiece is out of this world and the dress, swoon. What a lovely tale about the shoes. Did you spend the night thinking about them I wonder? xxxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

I have seen so many fine Helga-outfits, but this is the winner! Beyond Awesome!

Brooke F said...

God damn I love that dress! So regal, so divine, so absolutely fab. And oh how I have hat envy - the headpiece is just perfect. You look AMAZING all the way down to your painted toenails.

Miss Magpie said...

God you look gorgeous, I love this outfit a lot!

Quick question, do you dry clean/machine wash/hand wash your frock? I have one similar in need of a clean and am not sure of the best way to do it?

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Brocade is one of my absolute favorite materials!!! That turquoise and silver is so pretty and fancy! The hat is spectacular!! Is it velvet? Velvet and brocade ahhhhhh My favs! Calling to hold the shoes---I would of totally done the same!
Becky :)

menopauselsupermodel said...

You are positivly REGAL in turquoise brocade!! GORGEOUS!! and the hat is the perfect crown for a bus-riding Queen!!
Wolver-G's 'chops are looking mighty fine!!

thorne garnet said...

What a hat!

Mariela said...

Oh Helga you look smashing! The head piece and frock are just lovely.

daiseedeb said...

Alrighty now...this is a stunning fav. I have a feeling my favorite frocks will be expanding with time. This is now in my top three of dresses I would die for.
xoxox
d

seƱora Allnut said...

wouuau, that brocade dress and hairpiece is just Fabulous!!, love everything and love your glorious brightness wearing it!
you rock my day!
besos & frocks

Franca said...

the hat is fabulosity!

Krista Gassib said...

You are a absolute dreamy starry sky in that dress I love the sheen, you friggin goddess! The hat leaves me without words, it is a star fish of beauty! I'm glad to hear you were a little shitty for the cab ride home, seems only fitting.
LOVEYOU!!!

Emalina said...

Ah how fabulous are you in your beautiful brocade and that lovely headpiece! You are totally stunning sweetie in that gorgeous blue, it's one of your many colours! What a good looking couple, hope it was a great party.

Renia said...

You look amazing! I love love this dress! Boeautiful! Kissesx x x x

Sissy said...

Oh such a gorgeous turquoise dress, and I am all about the veil these days (Madonna vid - Take a Bow inspiration)...gee, that hat is the whole shabang!

Louise Mc said...

Oh Helga, that dress! I love it and you look so bloody gorgeous. The colour is beautiful. You really are sex on legs darling Helga. Xx

princesspincurls.com said...

Divine brocade dress...it is wonderful , despite a bit of crushing.I too hate looking amazing when I leave the house, only to find I'm crushed from transportation (be it car or bus or train).
I have been on the look out for a pair of silver sandals for ages (and a gold pair, but lets not get bgreedy all at once). There are hardly any out there at the moment so those are a great find.

You wear that hat so well, very jaunty perched on the side of your head! Fabulous...or as you would say Fabul-arse.
xx Shauna

Lucys Lounge said...

helga , i am running out of things to say to you! because i always say the same thing. I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT. i love everything. the hat if it goes missing, i have it! take care of it . lucyx

Bella Q said...

ooooooohhhhhh (said in my best Homer Simpson's drooling voice) you look deliriously delicious. Wow to the hat. Wow the the dress, and woooowww to the toes.

Ofelia said...

You do look beautifully civilized and so well put together!
The hair piece is divine and the brocade dress fits you gorgeously!

Ann Wood said...

That is one fabulous hat and dress, love the photo!

Blue Hue Wonderland

Val Sparkle said...

The sweet tease of scrolling on my little netbook - first the darling picture of you and G and your sweet smiles. That headpiece and sunglasses. Next picture, that stunning headpiece again, scrolling down, beautiful dress - I love turquoise, I love paisley. Scrolling down, oh so slowly, sharp intake of breath. The Shoes!!!! Sexalicious! Shiny slutty indeed! You are all that, I mean the shoes are all that! Oh, my, I'm spent!

one denim bird said...

Helga you are divooon in your turquoise brocade. oh la la. Love the silvery bits too! What a sensational "crawler", never seen anything like it before. Bet you two had a fabbo night looking all regal and all xoxox

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

that is an EXCELLENT color on you my dear!

edie pop said...

This colour and the brocade really suit you! The hat is wonderful, I hope you had an amazing and shiny ,as much as you, evening!
Lots of love
Xxxxxx

Bohemian vanity said...

You look amazing as always dear Helga! That giant headpiece is just stunning and fits your outfit sooo well! xx Tani

liz said...

Love the blue and silver on you!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

bloody hell, I'm on my way over to give you a massive squeeze then wrestle that dress off you! It's just stunning, I love the shape. The invertebrate headpiece is just gorgeous. Your hair is looking totally divine and more beautiful sunglasses. You are just perfect young lady! XXXXXXXXXXXx

Hannah said...

You look stunning mon ami, brocade is meant for you. I need a dress like this and the hat oh my, how do you have the energy to be this fabulous, I barely remember to paint my toes xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

*GOD THAT HAT'S AMAZING*
And your dress is simply DIVIIIIIIINE!
ooOoOooOoOoo
You look smashing!

two squirrels said...

Hey sweet, sorry for the late comment, I am sick in bed!!!!
But seeing you in that amazing dress ( I remember when you came to the nest and bought it) has made me feel so much better.
It is just perfect on you!!!!! Then to find the matching headpieces, you must have been the most gorgeous lady at the party.
Sending love V

Style Sud-Est said...

You look spectacular
That blue dress is wonderful on you
All the details are perfect
You are perfection!

Ariane xxxx

Stacey said...

Oh gosh, you're just too fecking gorgeous! I love you in this blue brocade frock, you look such a proper lady. That last shot of you with the sunnies is awesome!