23 December 2012

You've got the power to know, you're indestructible



I felt this was just the right outfit to go and see a few metal bands on Thursday night.
60's, golden, glittery....knowing it was going to be a sea of black, that I would stick out like dog's balls....
Yes.
Perfect!
Must've done the trick; I was hit on by some slightly sordid looking guy whilst standing right next to G!
Yeah, I must still have it!
Although I didn't feel like I had anything but yawns and bags under my eyes on Friday; we didn't get home until 1am!
Outrageous!


Frock-60's, Etsy
Shoes-Trade Me
Sequin clutch and mink brooch-the divinity that is Vix
Headpiece-Wildfell Hall
Other brooches-markets
Locket-markets, strung by moi
Sunglasses-50's, lovely Sue


In other news, G and I paid off our mortgage earlier this month, and to celebrate, we treated ourselves to this splendid mid-century clock!
We've always wanted one, the timing was right, and we had some spare cash... it was destiny!


Smugness be my name....

X

46 comments:

Rosina Lee said...

ohhhh nommy clock! Helga my fine lil darling next time you are in Wellington you need to pop into Rebound clothing on the Petone Foreshore, they have a whole room rack of fabulous dress's with your name on them! xxxx

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Paid it off! Bloody brilliant!
You have every right to be smug..

Love the clock. Great ankles! x

Trees said...

You look absolutely beautiful in that frock - I bed a few folks in the sea of black were in awe of your awesome-ness.

I am so happy you and G have payed off your mortgage! You're such an inspiration and you most certainly deserved that fancy clock to celebrate:)

MistressCatgirl said...

Very cool clock! You look fabulous! I think every women should have some golden article of clothing in her clothes be it shoes, sweater or dress. It just makes one sparkle in the light. Love the mink brooch.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Of course you still have it Helga! Not sure if I do though, it's ages since I've been chatted up by anyone, sordid looking or otherwise. Congratulations to you and G on paying off your mortgage and that clock is beautiful, looks just right with your orange walls. xx

Sheila said...

Your mink brooch is so much like mine! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9sCzuNIifv4/UKGZzpfls9I/AAAAAAAARmU/rh2j9lyNosc/s1600/025.JPG

I got mine on the west coast of Canada about 4 years ago!

Looking so fab, as always, Helga!

bonsaimum said...

Congratulations on paying off your mortgage. The clock looks perfect on the wall. :)

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

A rockchick in brocade and glitter - I love it!

pastcaring said...

Hurray to paying off the mortgage, and treating yourselves to that fabulous clock, it looks great against the orange.
I love that you went all bright and golden and girly among the black hoardes for the gig. Getting chatted up... Can't remember what that's like! But I would definitely have chatted you up, darling, because you look divine! Gorgeous frock, lusting after that sequinned clutch, and loving the gold (gold!) shoes!
You SHOULD be smug, it's only right! xxxxxxxxx

Ivy Black said...

Still got it? I should bloody say so!
I love the thought of you standing out in a mass of black...not to be confused with a Black Mass, but then again, you'd stand out at one of them as well.
That clock is a stunner, and why not have a lot of what you fancy? I'd be smug too.
xxxxxxxx

Sacramento Amate said...

Do you want to kill me with that gorgeous dress, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
My dear Helga looking at you is the best Christmas present ever.
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Max said...

Oh you do suit gold! Congrats on the mortgage freedom, its such a good feeling and it never quite goes away! Merry christmas you shiny bauble of a woman you x

Veshoevius said...

This is a perfect outfit period! That brocade dress is so gorgeous, and I love the shoes and the hot pink clutch you've put with it. I adore your vintage brooches and the shoes, oh the shoes!!

Carina Rosenholm said...

A perfect frock for rock .

freckleface said...

Old gold, is there anything more beautiful? I LOVE the dress and the shoes. One of my earliest memories is of a Sunray clock in a neighbour's house. I was mesmerised by it then and I still am now. They are so iconic. WELL DONE on the mortgage front, that is great! xx

Vix said...

Still got it, babe! That dress is fabulous and it was an act of genius to team it with the sequinned clutch and cluster of badges, the peek at your tats at the back of your dress is seriously sexy, no wonder the metal head hit on you.
We're mortgage-free, clock twins now! Bugger Xmas, here's to financial freedom!
Love ya! Vix
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Louise Mc said...

You've definitely still got it, you look gorgeous. I love the shoes, I had some like that but I sold them on eBay, I regret that now. You paid off your mortgage? What a fantastic feeling that must be. Have a great Christmas both of you. Xx

Stacey said...

That gold frock is absolutely perfect for you! You would have knocked everyones socks off. Congratulations on paying off your mortgage! That clock is a gorgeous reward for it.

Miss Magpie said...

now that is what you call a clock!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

you look gorgeous! I bloody love gold dresses and really want one. And gold shoes, I have none of those. You look stunning, love the headpiece. I bet you shone in that see of black. Big love! xxxx

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

yahoo for mortgage pay off and all the lovely vintage you *could* buy now....;) merry christmas and happy new year too!

thorne garnet said...

Hey to paying off your mortgage. Dang that dress is beautiful and fits like a dream.

Melanie said...

No wonder you got sordid man attention, you looked gorgeous!
Love the clock too, what a nice gift for the paid off house!

Melanie said...

Forgot to say Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and G and your kitty cat!

Emalina said...

That's one classy and gorgeous ensemble Helga, looking good!
Wishing you a very happy and well dressed Christmas!

PepperReed said...

Awesome Gorgeousness!! Congrats on paying off the house -- we'll finish ours this October, Can't Wait!

Your clock is Fabulous! We have a similar one over our fireplace; luckily we inherited a whack of MidMod from Fuzzy's parents (swank cats that they are) and I just love it... That style is very popular here in the states tho'; it usually costs a MINT!

Of COURSE you got hit on!! Helga's a Sexy Bint. ;^)

Maureen said...

Such a wonderful thing to pay off your mortgage while still young - lovely!

Vintage Coconut said...

Glimmer Glamour Glorious
You are shiny brite! Wow your dress is stunning.

I THINK WE HAVE THE SAME CLOCK!!!
I found mine in 2010. I have a pic of it, if you search my blog for (starburst clock) =D

*YAY* clock twins!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Hooray on being mortage free!!!

Of course you were hit on--I'm sure every man in the place was drolling over your fabulousness and secretly wondering how to get rid of the G-man so they could have you to themselves!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Oh, you have definitely GOT IT! That is such a cool dress and looks fabtastic on you. Congrats on paying off the mortgage. I have always wanted a clock like that, AWESOME!!

Little Scribbler: sh*t I wear, think, eat, drink said...

Ooh! Congratulations on both having no mortgage AND looking fabulous! Isn't that just a grand state of affairs xxx

karensomethingorother said...

What's better than being hit on?!? Perhaps the answer is being hit on in farking fantastic gold shoes and fabuloso outfit. Oh, I hope to be hit on by someone somewhere again soon. Happy Holidays to you and G., Helga!

The Grande Dame said...

I'm in LOVE with that shiny shiny pink bag!! Cute little fluffy brooch.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I can just picture you at a Metal bash looking so gorgeous in that ensemble. I do love that scrum of brooches too. And oh my I think I want to marry that clock of yours, I love it SO much. What a wonderful way to celebrate owning your own place. Love & kisses & wishing you both a Merry Christmas from Paul & I. Xx

Sue said...

Of course you were hit on!! I am surprised it was only the once you High priestess of Hotness!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your lovely G man!!!

Marla Robinson said...

Congrats on paying off your mortgage! Love that clock and your golden dress is beautiful.

señora Allnut said...

gold and glitter is just perfect to go to see metal bands!!, you're so inspiring and love so much your sequined bag and golden shoes! fabulous!!
besos & best wishes

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

That dress!! That handbag! Jealous. Of course you've still got it! Funny you mentioned that, I guess I do too, caused a minor sensation in the subway on Friday -- pretty darn funny! I LOVE that clock! I have a small one, plastic without the "rays" but similar in style that stopped working -- not surprised, all electronic device go haywire on me, can't even wear a watch, boo! Gotta get two new clock mechanisms, one for that one, one for my cheesy 70s mushroom clock! Happy holidays darling! XXX

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I love that clock! It goes so well with your orange walls (which I also love)! Merry Christmas to you, G, and the kitties!

Krista said...

Congrats on the mortgage pay off, you guys win! Very very cool! Cheers! Dam! Wow! We're trying. I love your gold dress and pink blingy clutch for the metal show. I love sticking out at them by wearing anything but black. That clock is a wonderful way to mark such a worthy occasion!
Xxoo

Hannah said...

Swoon that brocade dress is fricking heavenly on you! Well done to you and G for paying off your mortgage, that is such a brilliant achievement! xxx

Bella Q said...

You look amazing! Standing out is your specialty!

Misfits Vintage said...

Fuck a duck, darling, I'm not surprised you were hit on - I would hit on you in that glorious ensemble! The headpiece is beautiful, the frock is DIVAAAHHN, the enormous sequinned clutch is heavenly and you, well, mi amor, you are the sexxxiest metal kitten ever!

Love you more than TATTOOS! Sarah xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh, and I would KILL for that clock!!

Devil made in Heaven said...

I love your new clock. It is like a big sun.
Your outfit is lovely. I would love to have a pair of those shoes. And I started looking for dresses at etsy and I think I have another addiction. :)
xxxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Congrats to you and G for paying it off! That is a spectacular celebratory clock. You look amazing - I love those shades, sparkly back, and the way that wonderful gold dress shows your back ink. Gorgeous!