3.4.13

Twenty-one

Easter Monday was also April Fool's Day, and also my 21st birthday. I had a super super super fun day, mainly because I got to go feed the red pandas at Wellington Zoo! They were SO CUTE and friendly and amazing! They had these big blunt claws and if you held the little bits of chopped up pear and grape just out of reach they would use them to pull you a bit closer to have a nibble. They climbed all over us and one of them liked me so much she even stayed on my knee for ages once I had run out of food. Also, even though they are kind of big they are really light because they're like 80% fur. Oh god I can't stop thinking about how cute they were and how much I want one as a house pet. Thinking about how adorable they are renders me unable to find any adjectives other than 'cute' and 'adorable' to describe them. Ughhh. I would seriously recommend doing this to anyone in Wellington who likes cuddling adorable animals, which I really do.
Haha, the pandas matched Jack's beard. I wore this amazing 1950s California Cottons heart-print dress that I have posted before on Instagram here and here. I got it from Ziggurat, a which is the most amazing vintage shop here. They had it in the window on Valentine's Day and I decided immediately that it must be mine. It is in beautiful condition and is basically perfect in every way, and I somehow managed to not wear it once before my ~special day. I wore it with opshopped booties, because we had to have sensible footwear, and a 1950s sequinned cardigan off Trade Me. The rest of my birthday was awesome too because it involved curry and beer and wine and gnocchi and more wine.

 
I also had a really nice birthday surprise when Jack made me this cake! The first photo is from my first birthday, and I was going through a phase where I was really obsessed with Pebbles. My big brother James dropped around so we could recreate this classic shot before we demolished this delicious confection. 

While I am being self-obsessed and posting photos of myself that really have nothing to do with fashion other than the fact I am wearing clothes, my friend Jo of Johanna Macdonald Photography took these amazing photos of me hanging out with my new cat friend, who isn't actually mine but seems to think she is.

27 comments:

  1. Georgia, stop. Stop it right now. There are only so many pictures of you looking totally at peace with cute animals I can take before my heart explodes.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN!

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    1. I just connect easily with cute animals because we are both cute, ok?

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  2. Happy Birthday Georgia Rose. Wishing you many more that are just as lovely x

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  3. so many birthdays at this of year! looks like a super day and your dress is i n c r e d i b l e xx

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    1. I knowwwww, the best dress everrrrr. Thank you Zoe! <3

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  5. love those last two photos of you with the cat! and the fact that you made the same cake, that's so cute! is it weird that i always thought you were my age-ish and now i feel REALLY OLD (24) knowing you're actually a few years younger? haha. anyway i'm glad you had such a great birthday, those red pandas are goddamn adorable!

    little henry lee

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    1. Haha if it helps I think of everyone between the age of like 18 and 28 as the same age as me, and say thinks like 'our age' all the time.

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  6. I juust saw this gif set, how appropriate! http://mou-ippo.tumblr.com/post/46839134668

    Darn, what a bunch of cuties. Happy birthday!

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    1. Omg omg omg omg that is the cutest gif EVER. Omg I wonder if that one is like a house pet or something? Ahhhhh thank you for showing me thisssss

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  7. Happy 21st girl! Those photos of you and the cat and of you recreating the photo from your 1st birthday is so adorable

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  8. I've always wanted to get closer to a red panda! Happy birthday!

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    1. You should research to see if zoos in your area do anything like this because it is the best fun ever!

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  9. Oh Sweet happy happy 21st birthday!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh Warren and I remember when you first came into Tete a Tete, I think you were only about 14 or 15!!!!!!
    What a fabulous day, red pandas, yummy cake and cuddles with a puss-cat......perfect.
    Oh and as always gorgeous pretty dresses.
    Sending much love and happiness to you always.
    Love V&W

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    1. Thank you Warren and Vanessa! I think I was 14 or so, what a long time ago yet it seems like only yesterday. I still have the first dress I ever bought from Tete, which is a 60s paisley shift in pale green sort of colours. Thank you for your birthday wishes and I hope life is treating you really well xo

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  10. OH

    MY

    GOD

    I can't deal with these pandas.

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    1. I KNOW. I had a dream about them last night.

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  11. These pandas, your heart dress, that cake and kitties wow and you turned 21. Happiest of Birthdays beautiful girl!
    XXOO

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  12. Happy Birthday beautiful lady, what an idyllic sounding day, feeding pandas!! Love the recreation of your first birthday so sweet x

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    1. Thank you Hannah, it WAS an idyllic day!

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  13. I want to cuddle red pandas! Happy Birthday, I love that you've recreated your first birthday cake - and photo. It looks delicious, I lurve icing. xx

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    1. I wish I were cuddling one right now, they were so great -_- I love icing too, when I was a kid I refused to eat cake, only icing.

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  14. Many Belated Happy Returns Georgia! I see you're wearing the California Cottons dress but what's the yellow one? Looks like a Horrockses! I also wanted to let you know I too have found a California Cottons in the floral print with ribbons! Mine says "California Cottons Juniors" in the label. Is yours the same?

    Anyway, Happy Belated Birthday from the California Cottons fan in England! :)

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    1. Thanks Holly! The yellow one is of course my favourite of my Horrockses! I wear it at least once a week and strangers stop me on the street to compliment it all the time! Ooh, please send me a photo. Is it exactly the same as my one, with the pattern of roses with long stems and green bows at the waist? Off the top of my head mine isn't a juniors one, but I will check when I get home for you.

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