A Guest Post and a Vintage Affair with Helga Von Trollop.....

Thank you to everyone who visited and commented on the first post in "A Vintage Affair" series a fortnight ago. Here we are again with another instalment and it's whooper and you're going to love it. I was so thrilled when I approached the ever fabulous Helga to participate in the series and she said YES. She is the epitome of wearing what you love, how you want to wear it and rocking it and saying stuff the trends just be you.


Helga in an inspiration, so enjoy.

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When did your love of vintage start?
Most likely when I was very young, watching old,old movies with my Mama on Sundays! I just loved the beautiful frocks the ladies wore, and how intricate their outfits were, so many wonderful details!

What is it about vintage/thrifted pieces that sends your heart a flutter?
Thinking about who wore it and to what occasion!
How unlikely it is that I'll see anyone else wearing it!

What's your vintage love affair for, clothing, home wares, art etc? Why?
When it comes to my home, I like a combination of 60's/70's pieces and Indian/Mexican colours! I like to travel, and I like old stuff, and I like simplicity in the home! Generally I think I'm mostly drawn to the 60's, but love all eras of clothing and art, really, but for home wares I'm most drawn to the 60's and 70's.


Do you remember your first big vintage purchase/acquisition?
My most significant first vintage purchase was an Edwardian velvet coat in the mid/late 80's; significant because I think I paid about $100, which was-and still is-a lot of money for me!
I still have it, tucked into a vintage suitcase somewhere, but it's pretty tattered.I wore it constantly during my goth years.....

Is it all about vintage for you or do you like to mash up with current trends? How?
I'm pretty pragmatic by nature and like to mix it all up, but unless I find something in an opshop that is "current" I'm not likely to be on trend!

Favourite collections? Why?
Probably my handbags!
I like things that are useful!

Do you use your collections? When?
I use them frequently; I'm not into saving things for "good"! Every day is a special occasion!

Favourite era? Why?
I love them ALL, to chose one seems like sacrilege, but most likely the 60's as to clothes to wear, and Edwardian as to clothes to admire!

What's on your vintage/thrifted wish list?
The ultimate leopard faux fur coat. I have never been lucky enough to find one! It's most vexing!

Is price an object when you find a piece to swoon over?
Yes! I have a mortgage, and don't especially like being in debt, so I can't afford to pay huge amounts!
I adore opshopping because I get more "bang for my buck"!
Who are your vintage fashion gods and goddess?

How long have you got?!
Billions!
But particularly-Mrs Slocombe, Mildred Roper, Frida Kahlo, Carmen Miranda, many old film stars like Sophia Loren,Brigitte Bardot, Gina Lollobrigida, glam rock stars.....my fashion inspirations run far and wide!


Do you only wear vintage/ thrifted?
Yes, except for most tights and underwear, and occasionally I buy new shoes on sale.

How often would you wear a vintage or thrifted piece?
Every day.

If you were going to be buried in one of your vintage frocks, which one would it be and why?
If I happen to die thin, it would be a late 60's black hostess frock a friend gave me once, that had belonged to an aunt of hers.It has faux jewels encrusted under the bodice and is extremely low cut. It has never made an appearance on my blog as it hasn't fitted me in a very long time, but when it did...OOOO LA LA!

If you were going to be buried with one treasured vintage possession what would it be?
My G, should he die at the same time!!!
Otherwise I'd rather leave it all for someone else to enjoy!

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My Vintage Childhood: A Guest Post and a Vintage Affair with Helga Von Trollop.....

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Guest Post and a Vintage Affair with Helga Von Trollop.....

Thank you to everyone who visited and commented on the first post in "A Vintage Affair" series a fortnight ago. Here we are again with another instalment and it's whooper and you're going to love it. I was so thrilled when I approached the ever fabulous Helga to participate in the series and she said YES. She is the epitome of wearing what you love, how you want to wear it and rocking it and saying stuff the trends just be you.


Helga in an inspiration, so enjoy.

******************************************************************
When did your love of vintage start?
Most likely when I was very young, watching old,old movies with my Mama on Sundays! I just loved the beautiful frocks the ladies wore, and how intricate their outfits were, so many wonderful details!

What is it about vintage/thrifted pieces that sends your heart a flutter?
Thinking about who wore it and to what occasion!
How unlikely it is that I'll see anyone else wearing it!

What's your vintage love affair for, clothing, home wares, art etc? Why?
When it comes to my home, I like a combination of 60's/70's pieces and Indian/Mexican colours! I like to travel, and I like old stuff, and I like simplicity in the home! Generally I think I'm mostly drawn to the 60's, but love all eras of clothing and art, really, but for home wares I'm most drawn to the 60's and 70's.


Do you remember your first big vintage purchase/acquisition?
My most significant first vintage purchase was an Edwardian velvet coat in the mid/late 80's; significant because I think I paid about $100, which was-and still is-a lot of money for me!
I still have it, tucked into a vintage suitcase somewhere, but it's pretty tattered.I wore it constantly during my goth years.....

Is it all about vintage for you or do you like to mash up with current trends? How?
I'm pretty pragmatic by nature and like to mix it all up, but unless I find something in an opshop that is "current" I'm not likely to be on trend!

Favourite collections? Why?
Probably my handbags!
I like things that are useful!

Do you use your collections? When?
I use them frequently; I'm not into saving things for "good"! Every day is a special occasion!

Favourite era? Why?
I love them ALL, to chose one seems like sacrilege, but most likely the 60's as to clothes to wear, and Edwardian as to clothes to admire!

What's on your vintage/thrifted wish list?
The ultimate leopard faux fur coat. I have never been lucky enough to find one! It's most vexing!

Is price an object when you find a piece to swoon over?
Yes! I have a mortgage, and don't especially like being in debt, so I can't afford to pay huge amounts!
I adore opshopping because I get more "bang for my buck"!
Who are your vintage fashion gods and goddess?

How long have you got?!
Billions!
But particularly-Mrs Slocombe, Mildred Roper, Frida Kahlo, Carmen Miranda, many old film stars like Sophia Loren,Brigitte Bardot, Gina Lollobrigida, glam rock stars.....my fashion inspirations run far and wide!


Do you only wear vintage/ thrifted?
Yes, except for most tights and underwear, and occasionally I buy new shoes on sale.

How often would you wear a vintage or thrifted piece?
Every day.

If you were going to be buried in one of your vintage frocks, which one would it be and why?
If I happen to die thin, it would be a late 60's black hostess frock a friend gave me once, that had belonged to an aunt of hers.It has faux jewels encrusted under the bodice and is extremely low cut. It has never made an appearance on my blog as it hasn't fitted me in a very long time, but when it did...OOOO LA LA!

If you were going to be buried with one treasured vintage possession what would it be?
My G, should he die at the same time!!!
Otherwise I'd rather leave it all for someone else to enjoy!

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8 Comments:

At April 27, 2012 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Jackie Jardine said...

Great guest post, Trudie. I just want to steal Helga's entire vintage wardrobe! Too cute.

<3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
http://LetsGoThrifting.blogspot.com

 
At April 28, 2012 at 10:18 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

Helga is a Queen! Love her to bits. xxxx

 
At April 28, 2012 at 9:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helga is a special lady

 
At April 29, 2012 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Helga! said...

Yay,thank you so much for asking me to join your fun,Trudie!
XXX

 
At April 30, 2012 at 7:01 AM , Blogger his_girl_friday said...

Helga Von Trollop is the best!

 
At May 3, 2012 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I think there would be a fight on your hands. I'm sure there are many others who could only dream of a glimpse into the gorgeous Helga's closet.

 
At May 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

A Queen she is.

 
At May 3, 2012 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

My absolute pleasure my dear, I'm honoured to of had you share my space. X

 

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