Friday, January 11, 2013

Girls Gone Wild

Look who I got to rub bosoms with on Sunday.
Why, the most gorgeous woman at the Gold Coast Antique Fair of course, the utterly spectacular Kitty!
Who absolutely NAILED her vintage silk frock and looked fabulous while running a busy stall for three-plus days.
I got to stroke her frock.
And the freaking gorgeous 1960s leopard handbag in the background, which incidentally caused a furore among fur-haters on Facebook.
Really?????
Well I fucking hate men who look at my 10 y.o. lassie the wrong way.  
Jeez!!!



I also endorse this insanely fabulous 1940s bakelite telly at Kitty's stall.



Huge hugs and many, many shocking arse-squeezes ensued.
I can only hope it got that hot woman a few more sales.


A few more precious treasures on her stall - I could do with the green paisley bag as an overnight bag, the pink one as a laptop case, do a bit of double-bagging with the pink vinyl number and the giant Life Saver tin could carry my flask of tea.

"Hello?  Can you send Gregory Peck over for my foot-rub pronto?  Thanks."

It was just The Stylist and I who went off for an overnight trip, where we ate the most expensive sushi ever - ten bucks!
I decided to make it worth my while and chuck down some mega-wattage wasabi - ya' know, to give me something to remember.


At the end of the fair, I was looking rather creased in my 1960s cotton frock, with cape awesomeness and free chola bra strappage.


Then we checked into a cheap motel across the road from North Burleigh Beach and immediately hit the waves.
That was when I realised I left our toiletries bag at home (read: eye make up remover and contact lens case).


I'm sure there are people who wear thick black liquid liner to the beach on a sweltering day.
Sure of it.


In the water, I even asked The Stylist how the liner was holding up.
"Oh fine ... you just look like you've got a bit of smokey eyeshadow on."

This is what I looked like for the couple of hours post beach-swim, walk and pool-swim.
Joke's on me, you can't always trust a stylist with a wicked sense of humour.

The next day, early morning swimming then a drive to Rainbow Bay for breakfast.




Point Danger Lookout, where we had breakfast (coffee for me, ice cream for her).


Then a couple of hours spent beach-combing, exploring, collecting shells and driftwood.


Oh me?  I sat under my parasol and let the heat and ocean air clear my mind.






The Stylist trusted me to take her to a glorious beach at Fingal Heads, NSW.
And it WAS glorious.

Me: "Look, we just crossed into New South Wales!"
Her: "Oh wow, are we in Sydney?"
(Dear of her, Sydney was 800+km away).





She made a new friend who gave her a wee sting on her knee that luckily didn't hurt much or flare up!


I do hope you're all having some wonderful adventurous moments this week my lovelies.
Baci,
Desiree xoxo

36 comments:

Kitty said...

Squee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What fab pics of us by wee Bella! Loving how your toenail polish lessens and the tan darkens with each pic. Hope you had a truly invigorating break my love, no-one more deserving.

Hope I can get my pics up tomorrow.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Dusk said...
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Dusk said...

FUCK I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

...and may this beautiful energy you and Bella have never ever wane... may it wax lyrical forever... xoxo

lovesjetlag said...

fab pics, fab post, I 'm glad you're having a good time, I'm salivating over your magnificient clean and wild beaches, colourful jelly fish, transparent light...

Jemima Granny Chic Gal said...

Wow looking at these pics is the closest l have come to fun in ages (have a 9 week old bebe) and boy does it look like fun! You both look carefree and gorgeous x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

What fabulous pics, Desiree. Every single last one of them. You, Kitty and the stylist all look gorgeous. And wow, Dreamtime beach - how marvellarse is that! xx

Ivy Black said...

You are just so tasty I could eat you! What a wonderful time had by all and I love the beach pictures. I feel all warm and summery just looking at them which is as well 'cos it's freezing here!
Have a great weekend when it arrives.
Em
xxxxx

Emalina said...

Such lovely photos and outfits, looks like you had an amazing time!

Franca said...

what a wonderful weekend!

I used to run around with panda eyes like that all the time since I never took off my makeup f=before going to sleep, so I wouldn't worry!

thorne garnet said...

Looks like fun. Both dresses are awesome, love that drape, cape, whatever it is on the back of yours.

MistressCatgirl said...

What great fun! Makes me miss my mom and the time I used to spend with her. One day I hope she and I can go away for the weekend.
That blue jellyfish is gorgeous and so cute.

Kelsey Elisabeth Benedict said...

That looked brillant, and Kitty looks like such a fun lass.

I'm totally in the mood to go on vacation or a fun trip now that I've seen yours!

tralala said...

What a totally EXCELLENT adventure :)
It is bloody freezing here so enjoyed the sight of the sun in your pix. So glad you had a good break and hope you feel totally invigorated after all the bum squeezing.

I have a fabric print twin of your gorg cotton dress - only mine is cold rayon and made up (by hand) into a dressing gown. It makes me want to be a redhead all over again.

Thank you for the lovely post xxxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

The beach pics are amazing. My fav thing to do ever is go to the beach with my girls :)
Love love love the pegasus swimsuit. I have a long torso so I've always wondered if the BM one pieces are long enough for me...

Marla Robinson said...

These pictures are fabulous!! I almost feel like I am there with you. That antique fair- how awesome. We have nothing like that where I live. Beautiful things. I thought we had beautiful beaches in FL but yours is absolutely stunning.

edie pop said...

What a fabulous post!!!First of all I utterly love you and Kitty togheter!! Those dresses are both spectacular, I can-t take my eyes off their wonderful floral prints!!
There-s nothing better than basking in the sun in such a great company, I miss summer so much!
The blue jellyfish is a beautiful creature, never meet one in person!
Love and baci!!!!
xxxxxx

Penny-Rose said...

Looks like you and the Stylist had a fabulous time together. The forest walk and the beach - a great combination, and of course the ice cream and the sushi and the antique fair. You and Kitty look absolutely fabulous in your dresses. Did you know that your outfit - dress and beautiful floral headband - match the sushi!

Krista Gassib said...

Thank you thank you thank you for taking us along on this fabulous girl get away! I can't believe you managed to do two of my most favorite things in the world, shop and hit the beach! You look so happy on that beach and the Stylist is just as pretty as her Mom you two look like you had the best time. This is what life is all about! I think when I went to California last year and took my nephews to the beach for the first time it was pure bliss for me to be splashing around with those kids, these memories get me through the cold winter days.
Thanks again for sharing with us!
LOVEYOU!!!!!!!
XXOOO

Huli said...

looks like you had a most awesome time away! i sometimes wish i had friends to share in my love of vintage but then i guess i can always live vicariously though all you gorgeous bloggers! love the floaty cape on your dress & i'm guessing your fabulous green flower headpiece is another of your creations...love it! ps: nice to see i'm not the only one who likes taking pics of my feet ;)

Trudie said...

What glorious pictures of you all and what a fabolous time it looks as though you had.

Lyndel said...

thanks for sharing our adventures. You and Kitty looked divine in those dresses. Your young Miss is lucky to have a mum who shares her passion and fun with her. What wonderful memories you are building for her.♥

Sacramento Amate said...

You are absolutely beautiful and fierceless.
I want to go to kitty´s with you, get big hugs, and play with your children in the sun, ahhhhhhhhhhh

Louise Mc said...

What fabulously fun times. I love how close you are to the stylist, I'm so close to my Mum, and when I was a wee lass like the stylist I was close to her then, I think you will always have a wonderful relationship. You look so glamorous and carefree there at the beach, and I can't lie, I am envious of the sun, sea and sand. xx

Trees said...

What a wonderful adventure you two had! You look so pretty and happy on the beach - love the stylists comment about the eyeliner;)

Forest City Fashionista said...

I haven't been to the beach in forever, so thank you for this marvelous mini-vacation in pictures, especially appreciated on this grey, rainy winter day. I just adore the photo of you with the wind blowing your hair - you look so relaxed and happy! Your lovely daughter looks more like her mama every day. I envy Kitty for being able to smush busoms with you, and you for being so close to that AWESOME bakelite TV!!!

CityScape Skybaby said...

Oh I love these pics sooo much Desiree. You and Kitty look like you had so much fun and I really adore the pics of you and the Stylist at the beach together. You both look so beautiful, happy and free. Makes me feel like I really must grab some one on one time for me and each of the kids, my oldest boy wants me to take him to London for his sixteenth so hoping we can do that together. Great blog as always! xx

nessbow.com said...

That Lifesavers tin is epic! My mother collects vintage tins, and I can see her swooning over this baby!

Good on you for rescuing that jellyfish. I have a horrible fear of them because I got very badly stung once. Yuck. That little guy was lucky that you were there.

Vintage Curly Girly said...

Oh I love,love,love this post! So much fun! Your escapades with Bella are a joy to follow! Your frock ... I want it, really I do! xx

triskelos said...

You both look amazing! Those dresses are gorgeous!
I'm so envious of your beach photos - we're swimming in snow these days))

julia said...

love the frocks, the phone,the bags (yes even the DAMN leopard - it would be dead by NOW ANYWAY - sheesh!) and beautiful beach....

Melanie said...

Rully, there's too much overwhelming goodness here to comment on. Kitty and the beach and toes in the sand with flowers, and magic jellyfish... What a weekend to remember. I want ice cream for breakfast too.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh my you & Kitty look smashing! I LOVE both of your frocks.....the fabrics & styles are DIVINE!!! Sorry I missed the fair, but I'm a bit reluctant to hit the GC at this hectic time of year. I'm glad you & the Stylist had a girls weekend away. Nothing more therapeutic then a swim in the ocean. You even look fabularse all wet, which is a hard look to pull off! Xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

wow, I didn't hear about the leopard bag and pervy men.... poor stylist. She looks sooo happy though and I love that video. You look stunning, that dress looks so soft and floaty. I absolutely love it!! The hair blowing in the breeze is a great photo. Kitty looks stunning too xxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

What a gorgeous location!!! You and the Stylist look like you had a blast!!
And you looked FABULOUS, and the Stylist ADORABLE!!!

Lynne DeVenny said...

Desiree, my fave pics are of you on the beach with your hair blowing in the breeze. You look so peaceful and beautiful.

I'ma confess to being a stoopid American. I was all, "Why are men eyeing her collie funny?" when I realized lassie also means wee girl.

You are Super Woman. The back of that dress proves it. I knew it!

Misfits Vintage said...

I LOOOVE the beach pics so much! So glad you and The Stylist had a gorgeous adventure together - this brings a little tear to my sentimental eye.

You are gorgeous in and out of every outfit and bless your cotton socks for saving Twirly the jellyfish!

Sarah xxx

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