I was lucky enough to be able to spend a few hours with our beloved Helga, (you can check out her version of events here). We met in the ReStart container mall in the centre of the city in Christchurch. Helga looked divine in a blue frock & was accessorized to perfection. She has a wonderful, easy going & cheeky personality. She is just as lovely & gorgeous in the flesh as you might imagine. Her equally fabulous man G joined us, so the boys could talk music etc (next time they MUST have a jam session!). The time flew by so quickly, & my hubby & I wished it didn't have to come to an end. After a spot of lunch in a container cafe, we choofed off to Retropolitan which is a funky vintage shop in an old house, filled to the brim with retro home wares, clothing & accessories. I purchased a 1960/70's orange frock, & Mr P bought a vintage Marcs & Spencer shirt. Helga tried on a lovely cotton frock, but she wasn't sure about it, so left it behind. Then we moved onto Madam Butterfly's, which is a wee shop chock full of vintage clothing. I scored a turquoise vintage ring, & Helga bought this amazing blue frock. Thank you darling Helga & G for sharing your day with us, I can't wait till we can do it again. Xx
We put on a bit of a scene for passers by in the mall.
Helga & G rode their bikes through the partly demolished city.
And inside Retropolitan....
I loved the orange room above...homewares & kitchen things
A wall of retro bags
Some slightly scary short shorts! Only G could pull those off!
Clothing for boys
Chairs to lounge in
Mr P was quite taken by the mannequin heads
Helga, I & Dianne, the lovely owner of Retropolitan
Sqeee to those canisters too!
Onto Madam Butterfly's
Helga's swoon-worthy frock
Farewell to my new friend.
My Retropolitan frock
Madam Butterflies ring
Vintage frock - Ebay from Lithuania
Enamel brooch - Queenstown Salvos
Typewriter bracelet - gift from Mr P
Bead ring - Queenstown
Vintage beads - gifted from the sweetest Squirrel Miss Vanessa
Tights, boots & belt - retail