Karina Chronicles

Frockstar™: Helga von Trollop

Name: Helga von Trollop
Age: 45
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Online homes: blog // twitter
Favorite Karina dress: The Marisa!
How you know Karina: Via The Citizen Rosebud

What are your every day, must-reads, online or off?
I try to get to my fave fashion minxes — here are a few:  Vintage Vixen, Misfits Vintage, Pull Your Sox Up, The Citizen Rosebud, Kittys Vintage & Kitsch, Two Squirrels, The Secondhand Years

Offline, I try to get a few pages in of whatever book(s) I am currently reading!

You’re from New Zealand.  Do you think Antipodean fashion differs from American fashion?
I’m not really up with current fashion, so I can’t really answer that question very well, but I don’t think we’re too dissimilar. I expect Australians probably show more skin, given the climate. I actually think, generally, that New Zealanders dress far too casually — but then, I just think every day warrants a fancy frock!

You loooove thrifting (or ‘op-shopping’ as kiwis say).  What are your best thrifting tips?
Learn some simple sewing so that you can repair or transform your scores as necessary. Also, take time to look through the nightwear section — it can yield some unexpected goodness!

If you could give your 16 year old self advice, what would you say?
Shaving the underside of your hair is just too hard and masculine  for your face.

Your perfect day.  What would it look like?
 A little bit blurry after a champagne breakfast — followed by being driven around for some nicely sozzled opshopping, a fabulous lunch and an afternoon nap to get over it all — all with my man G in tow!

Thanks for sharing, Helga!


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