Saturday, December 31, 2011

I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me

2011 rocked...

it was challenging
some fucked up things happened
I met some quality humans
overcame a massive personal hurdle
a new family member was born
I said goodbye to a few people
and hello to a lot more
I cracked my wounded heart open
made a handful of beautiful new friends
reinvented myself
moved house for the 50th time
and wore some killer frocks...

Thank you all so much for sharing this year with me. 

You all rock - happy new year!


Friday, December 30, 2011

Shiny happy people...

...hanging out in my awesome sister in law's beautiful garden

I wore: 
Dress, vintage petticoat, cardi, most bangles and bracelets - Op shopped 
Sunnies and hair flowers - Retail 
Handpainted resin ring - Made by Brother Misfit

I picked up the two beautiful vintage hand beaded 
Native American bracelets today for 50 cents each.

Frosty Fruit, sunshine, a pretty frock and a pretty garden. Happy!


Helgastock Countdown: 35 sleeps!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Crazy ways are evident, in the way that you're wearing your clothes

I recently received this beautiful 
1970s cotton maxi from darling Dee


I was playing Zeppelin while taking these pics. 
Can you tell?

I saw a lion he was standing alone with a tadpole in a jar. 

Rock on frock, you awesome weirdo. 

I wore: 
1970s maxi - Gift from darling Dee
1970s Oroton handbag and 1970s sunnies - Op shopped
Hair flowers, bangles and bracelets - Gifts, retail and op shopped
Two handpainted resin rings - Handmade by clever Brother Misfit


It must be love love love

Today was International Aunty's Day! 
(I totally made that up)

She needed pink hair again.

She wanted matching nails.

She took this photo. 
Seriously. She's four!

We ate ice cream. 
Rolled around in the sunshine.

She showed me how to pose for photos.
She's an all singing, all dancing, superstar supermodel.

I wore: 
1970s gingham maxi - Fave vintage store 
Cardi - op shopped 
Hair flowers and bangles - Gifts, retail, op shopped
Hand painted resin ring - Made by Brother Misfit
Necklace and pearl bracelet - Gifts from darling Ada
Sunnies - Overpriced vintage store

I love being an aunty.


Helgastock2012 Countdown: 36 sleeps

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Faves










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Monday, December 26, 2011

Never mind fashion: when one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.

My xmas rocked... how about yours?

I was spoiled rotten and received: 
A first edition paperback of The Abortion: A historical romance 1966 by Richard Brautigan
A bottle of my favourite perfume, Samsara (I've been wearing it for 20 years!)
A beautiful deep crimson silk scarf 
An amazing ring - hand painted by my super talented brother 
A fabulous leopard print overnight bag 
Some geek gadgets, chocolates and lovely bits n pieces... 


As the new year looms, I've been looking back 
through a year of posts and a few faves...

A perennial favourite, I treat it as a neutral. 
It puts a boom-chicka-wa-wow in my walk and makes me feel invincible.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: 
You CAN wear yellow. You just haven't found the right shade yet...
And when you do it will chase the black dogs from your door.

Always a favourite, I crave it... it grounds me. It brings me closer to Helena Bonham Carter, somehow... it makes me feel sophisticated, even when I am clearly not! 

My lifelong favourite. My first love. 
I wear it when I'm tragic or delirious. Heartbroken or smitten kitten. 
It's an exclamation mark, a comma, a cheeky hello, a hell no and a see-you-later.


HelgaAndGStock2012 Countdown: 39 days!

Title quote by Margaret Oliphant

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Armold the Armish Armenian

A couple of recent outfits...

The fabulous nylon boobalicious maxi...  
(you're welcome)

And the delightful gold stripy confection - this outfit entirely styled by my four year old niece.
And I spent this xmas eve afternoon with my beautiful 
BFF Ada, doing sensible, grown up, mature,  
christmassy things... 
like mauling each other with a plastic arm, 
talking to the baby magpie
and doing tyrannosaurus arms in her garden. 

And so this is christmas eve. 
I hope you are all well and happy, wherever you are. 
I hope you have people who love you, good health, plenty of food, 
laughter and happiness, and someone to maul with your plastic arm. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another xmas miracle... seriously...

Today I picked up the best thing I've ever found in an op shop...

A new friend!

(She recognised me)

So now I have a friend in the actual town where I live 
and she's a crafty, vintagey, fabulous, dog-lovin' uberbabe - yay!

 I wore: 
Silk blouse, most bangles and bracelets, 1960s cocktail ring - Op shopped 
Carousel skirt - Gift from darling Vix 
Mega pearl bracelet and resin ring - Gifts from darling Ada
 Hair flowers - Retail, Op shop, Vintage store
1950s tapestry bag and enamel earrings - Vintage Fair 
Crocheted rose brooch - Made it myself
Blue and yellow rings - Retail

 I also found a fabulous maxi, a divine velvet frock and some pretty fab vintage linens.
A new friend is worth a million vintage frocks...
Best xmas pressie ever!

Thanks Mary...

Amen and out!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Xmas Miracle

Last night I had the most fantastic dream...

 Princess Leia, Virgin Mary and Carrie Fisher 
were all hanging out at my gate, 
which was some sort of holy grotto, 
doing miracles and making salsa!


My love for Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia and kitsch religious junk  
is well documented, as is my atheism (and my love for salsa).

Here she is in the grotto, ready to perform her first miracle...

The Five Dollar 1960s Crocheted Dress of Frickin Awesome Holiness!

 I'm in raptures of exquisite frock happiness!

  Just chillin' in da grotto with ma homegirl...

 I wore: 
1960s crocheted dress - Op shopped yesterday, while I was with darling Margaret
Massive 1980s pearl choker - Gift from darling Ada 
1940s lead crystal beads - Vintage market
Flowers - Op shopped, gifted, vintage store, retail
Belt - from a dress, op shopped

 Oh, and if you haven't checked out Saint Desiree's most recent post 
then do yourself a humungous favour and get over there!

Amen and Out!