29 January 2013

Speak to me of your inner charm



Frigging hell, talk about opening a can of worms when I asked for some sewing/dressing room name ideas!
You lovelies crack me up!
From The von Trollop Va Va Voom Vanity to Helga's Hole (!), from The Boom Boom Room to my Nookie, from Lady Helga's Playroom to El Rincon de las Maravillas, from Helga's Altar Room to Helga's Happy Hovel........I am spoilt for choice!
It's exhausting just thinking about choosing just one!


It is intended to be as organised as possible, as I am prone to tanties when I can't find what I'm looking for......but it has a looong way to go still!
Um, yes, I suppose I do have a lot of black cardi's!!!
Not sure how many, but there are short sleeve and long sleeve and slight variations on the theme. Probably about 15 or so?
That's not weird, is it?!
Penny Rose, my immense collection of tights have just got their own set of drawers!
It's a "tall boy", and I will show y'all a bit more of our progress shortly!


Anyways, this was Saturday's outfit for prancing about the neighbourhood, doing the groceries, blah blah blah....

Wearing:
Frock-made it myself with fabric from Mexico
Crinoline-gift from my friend Amber
Cardi-opshopped
Belt-opshopped
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-70's, gift from G
Hat-60's, opshoppedSunglasses-vintage Orotons, from speed dating demoness Sarah
Earrings-gift from G
Necklace-pendant from Oaxaca, strung by moi


And because it goes perfectly with the colour scheme, here's a fabularse Thai fish dish I whipped up last week.

X

47 comments:

Misfits Vintage said...

Prancing and shopping and cooking and nooking and naming and shaming and Mary and Helga and THAT DRESS and THOSE SHOES and mmmmm YUMMY DINNER and entire tall boy FULL of hosiery! YOU, my darling are the QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE!

Love you more than RED PETTICOATS! Sarah xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRST, MOFOS!!!!

Frocktasia said...

What ever you end up calling it I'm sure it'll be a most excellent choice :)
You've just lit up my screen with that joyous ensemble and also made me feel rather peckish...all of a sudden I'm having a mad craving for some spicy Thai food.
Lot's of love,
Jennie
xXx

pastcaring said...

The names for your sewing/dressing room were inspired, weren't they? I think you need an official opening ceremony with a ribbon to cut and photos and speeches and everything. Make G choose a name if you can't, another little job for him!
On to your frock, which is utterly magnificent! The shape and the colours and the print and the little collar detail on the front and the wee peek of bra and the gorgeous petticoat underneath - all absolute perfection. Add in the wonderful bag and hat and sexy shoes, and it's even better!
Mmmm....Thai food, looks so good!
You have brightened up a dull morning very nicely, darling, thank you! xxxxxx

JG Ruddock said...

That Hat. That Dress. Divine-als.
Gawd how I love a good hat-rockin'!
xo

Trees said...

Oh I missed the post where we could come up with ideas for the sewing/dressing room! I'm rather in love with the fact you have a sewing/dressing room. Isn't 15 black cardies about the right number? :D I think I've said it before, but I will say it again - I want to eat dinner at your house. The food you cook always looks devine!!!

Carina Rosenholm said...

That dress is so gorgeous! I have a weekness for rose patterns . The hat is so cute!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Ooooooooh yes **clap, clap, clap** I love Curtise's idea of a special room opening day! You could combine it with a naming of the room announcement, with champagne, petit fours, guests, music and malarky galore!!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze do it!!!! Now I'm bloody hungry looking at YOU and your delicious fish dish!!! xoxoxooxox

Vix said...

That outfit is divine from the hat to the feet and everything in between, you sexilicous beast!
I agree, an opening ceremony complete with fancy hat and ribbon cutting, don't break a bottle of Champers against the door tho', I'd be a waste.
That Thai fish dish is a work of art and how fab that you could have spilt it down your front and it would have blended in with your outfit!
Love you! xxxxxx

Hannah said...

Beautiful dress I love the flowers on it, I am particular about my flowers aha. That tooled handbag is heavenly so is that food, you should share your recipes! xxx

Sue said...

Oooooooh!!! My most favourite dress on my favourite Trollop!!! Love the flash of under slip!!

edie pop said...

Yes I'm with the girls, let's do an official ceremony!Curtise is right I'm sure that G could find the right name, he's so gifted, I love when he choose your post title quotes!
This outfit is spectacular and the frock you made is just perfect with the red crinoline, the whole post is an orange/green/red feast for my eyes!
Love xxxx

señora Allnut said...

love all that glorious orange color and pretty frilly petticoat!, and love your cute hat and perfect bag, as usual!
Of course you need an opening ceremony, and it's perfectly normal to own many black cardis, they're different from each other!
besos & cardis

bonsaimum said...

Gorgeous dress indeed, and I am particularly smitten with those divine shoes. You are a colour feast!

Helen Le Caplain said...

You are an absolute multi-coloured vision - certainly cheered-up the dark skies looming over Manchester!

Helga's Hole is my fave name suggestion (purely because of the giggles that are sure to come from it!)

Feeling the need to dig out some sunshine yellow from my wardrobe now, toodle pip!

www.mancunianvintage.com

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Phwoar! would ya look at them bazookahs!! :D

Franca said...

oh so summery and wonderful!

Miss Magpie said...

It's the wonderous orange frock again *happy sigh*

Kitty said...

Oh I'm just missing everything lately!! have had no net at all for the last 3 or 4 days with our storms, it's been rubbish!! Good to see you my dear, as always, would never let down the fashion front (or frontage!) in my absence!!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Dang girl! You look so good in that dress-- orange with roses!!!! Gah! I love it!!!! And the petticoat is freakin' incredible. That food looks yummmmmmy! Is there no end to your talents?

Ofelia said...

How delicious that your citrus outfit and you food match!
I'm a purse and handbag girl and the one that you are wearing looks so rich to the touch and so well made.

thorne garnet said...

15 black cardi's? Last count for me was 20. I blame Exene. If that awesome, I've been looking for one for years purse goes missing, it wasn't me.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Totally in awe of yet another tremendously fantastical ensemble! You look amazing, so cool that you made your gorgeous dress!!! Not surprised that your place-where-the-magic-happens is so multi-storied with naming options. :)

Sacramento Amate said...

A¡hahhahahah, you are so funny, and gorgeous, and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
no words can describe you, arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Krista Gassib said...

Those are some pretty fantastic names! I adore this dress missy especially your little lacy bits poking out! Orange always makes me feel good and your Thai dish has me drooling before breakfast! Can't wait to see your dresser of tights!
XXOO

Miss Simmonds Says said...

you mean you're not going for HELGAS HOLE? And WHY not?
You look stunning, all that delicious orange. I bloody love that petticoat. And of course the virgin pendant. The Mexican fabric is delicious, I love it! xxxxx

FeltByRae said...

Utterly divine frock you clever thing you

I used to have a handbag very similar to that one but it had a shoulder strap, I really wish I'd never binned/lost al the my handbags I've ever had :(

Wendy said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw that dress...
Whatever name you choose, I'm sure it will be most amazing and a perfect reflection of you!

Please come by and link up w/ me today and show off that spectacular outfit!!!!

Mariela said...

I am terrible at coming up with names for things in general. It took us over a month to name Ridley.

You look fabulous and love the color of the dress. I love the pattern of the dress a lot. Dinner looks delish.

Joni said...

You are one Dish d' Lish! And the food don't look bad either. Is that from your recent dinner party? You inspired me to plan more of those myself.
You did an amazing job on the dress you made from the Mexico fabric!

delia hornbook said...

ha ha great room names be interesting to see what you come up with. Looking gorgeous in orange love your 50's petticoat thats worthy of being worn with a little vest top and having its own day out. dee xx

Louise Mc said...

My tights have their own drawer too, well, half a drawer, the other half taken up by specs, I don't think I have nearly as many variations as you though. That bag is orgasmic! The shape and the design, beautiful, as is your whole summery outfit. Xx

liz said...

Helga, you were mentioned in an article I just read about fabulous fashionable women bloggers over 40, and of course I had to give you and Desiree props in the comment section! Yay! Here's the article:http://www.xojane.com/fashion/im-looking-forward-to-40

menopauselsupermodel said...

Oh we must get a glimpse inside your drawers!!!
You are a hot orangealicious vision in that frock!!
That fish dish looks delish!!!

LandGirl1980 said...

Matching your dinner to your outfit? CHOICE!

Melanie said...

Your crinoline is spectacular and demands to be flashed liberally. And your frock is the most deliciously mad tangeriney floral goodness. For the closet (I missed the last post) - Punt Room. The other suggestions are AWESOME!

Val Sparkle said...

Love the shoes, purse, dress, petticoat, food - did I miss anything? Oh, the colors - love the colors!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

petticoats make my bottom itch something awful when I sit down. Am I the only one who gets itchy crinoline butt?

two squirrels said...

What great names for your room!!!!
Looking just gorgeous in the fabulous rose dress Miss Helga.
Love V

Sara {Snövits äpple} said...

Oh I love the way you dress, it feels so unique and totally you.

Marla Robinson said...

Your bag, rings, and necklace are just WOW! Lovely. You look brilliant in this shade of orange.

Rose&Bird said...

Gorgeous - orange is an under used colour I think! Perfect for running errands x

wardrobeexperience said...

i love everything about this outfit! well done - this dress looks fabulous! ... aaaaw! i want this bag.

Deb said...

I want that dress so badly. It is PERFECTION, absolute perfection.

joyatri said...

It's so nice on a cold wintery night to visit your blog and be treated to brilliant sunshine and bright colors. You just ooze positive vibes in this outfit.
I was in a thrift shop today and, inspired by you, picked up a little cardi.

CityScape Skybaby said...

You look so lovely and just JUICY here Helga, I've admired that gorgeous Madonna necklace before and that bag is a thing of great beauty.Looking forward to seeing the room all finished and named, you could do a Cribs type blog! xx

Devil made in Heaven said...

What a great name's for your room. :D Hope you can make a good choise.
15 black cardi's. :D Thanks! I showed hubby this and explained him that he really shouldn't complain of me and my 5 black cardi's.
The flowerprint on your bag is gorgeous. It is one of the prettiest bags I've ever seen.
And that thai fish dish looks very yummy!
xxxx