Moonchild-lower me down

Dunedin 1989.

Look how slim I was!

The velvet skirt I'm wearing was very vintage even then.

In Sydney (my hometown, for new readers!)I used to shop at the imaginatively named The Vintage Clothing Shop, which was on
Castlereagh St in the 80's. I picked up some fab pieces there, including an Edwardian velvet coat that I wore literally to shreds. I do still have it somewhere.

There was pretty much no Goth scene when I arrived in Dunedin; they had more of an Indie sort of scene. In those days, there was the "Dunedin sound", a droney, miserable type of music that I just found depressing, and the few venues there were-2?-showcased these kind of bands.
Little wonder I only lived there 10 months before moving to Christchurch!

Christchurch early/mid 90's with G!

Isn't he adorable!?

(It's a rhetorical question, hahaha)

I love him in pants & braces.

Quite a different look for me; I'd just discovered there was a world outside of black!

I still have that red nightie....somewhere.....wonder if it still fits?!

I love looking back at old pix.

I've never thought of myself as sentimental, but I think I'm getting a bit that way as I get older!
I must dig more out!


PS: I have been squawking "Bohemian Rhapsody" all day, air guitaring and all.

Fecking brillant!

Does anyone remember Fuzzbox's version of it in the 80's?

Second best cover in the history of music, I reckon.

The best cover ever being Devo's version of "Satisfaction".

So bent.


Frocktasia said...

Dear Helga,
I think it's good to revisit the past through your photos, be it sentimental or not.
You remember things about yourself that you may have temporarily laid aside or completely forgotten about.
You & G look fantabulous in that pic, I wish men would wear pants & braces more, so impeccably dapper!
Take care my love,

Straight Talking Mama! said...

You look so fab in those old pic! I'm the same I'm getting more sentimental as I get older, especially when I look at how slim I used to be ha ha!

Miss Peregrin said...

I love looking through old photos. You look fab in both of them. I adore your hair in the braids, & that red ensemble. And you are right, G does look adorable in pants & braces.

Camelia Crinoline said...

I love when you post old photos. How suitably goth of you to be in a graveyard. You and G are both look adorable.

Nelly said...

Wow look at you girl Love those pics.Would love to see that Edwardian jacket yes maam I sure would.

pastcaring said...

Helga, those photos are priceless, from your slinky Goth self clinging to the gravestone. to full-on colour and plaits. And G looking oh-so-dapper too!

Just shows that whatever style you go for, you wear it mighty well!

La Dama said...

Wow Amor!
You two look so hot,I love that you and G man always had style. cute braces.
You remind of Brooke Shields amor.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...


Misfits Vintage said...


I love these pics so much - look at the drama of the first one - and you and G are so beautiful - look at his awesome hair! And Your dress!

More more more!

Loveandoldpictures, Sarah xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

You and G look stunning in that second photo. Oh and btw, the best cover ever is Jimi Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower. Oh yes!

Vix said...

You and G both look adorable! G just needs some clogs and he could be in The Levellers. You DO look like Brooke Shields, La Dama's hit the nail on the head.
Best album cover ever? The Woodstock gatefold sleeve which I used to prop open, get stoned, strip off and pretend I was there.
Love ya!

Miss Peelpants said...

You're both gorgeous!!!

That top photo of you is just perfection. So beautiful xx

Kitty said...

Fuzzbox were awesome!!! I can't believe no-one else has mentioned them! I still have all their vinyl.

Smashingbird said...

Awww I love these pics, you're both just as gorgeous now! xx

KibitzKnitz said...

Awww... I LOVE the old pics! And G with that facial hair? YUM! I do like the 'braces' on fellas, they look pretty Swell (although in the USA braces are worn on teeth, not pants!).

You should do more braids, that's a great look for you. I do remember the days when I 'discovered' color and stopped wearing so much black! I still wear loads of black, but at the time I had just broken up with a fella who thought I a Poseur for wearing ANY color. Whaaaa?? Conforming mindlessly to a fashion makes you a Poseur, dude! Glad I tossed that guy and found me the Fab Mr. Fuzzy!

KibitzKnitz said...

Oh, and DEVO for the Win!!

"When I'm riding in my car, and a man comes on the radio and he's telling me more and more, about some useless information, supposed to fire my imagination."

Best. Lyrics. Ever.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Fab then - fab now! I love old pics, more please!

Mrs Munster said...

Fab photos. You and G have had a great style for a long time then. I just love seeing other fellow bloggers old photos. More, more!

VildesVerden said...

I love the first picture!!!

Krista said...

So cool! I love these, you both always looked so fashionable! How long have you guys been together? How did you meet?

Thanks for sharing!

Ivy Black said...

Lovely photos....look at you two together.
I'm with you on the Devo cover...the business.

Pearl Westwood said...

Helga I just love seeing your old photos!!

Crystal Lee said...


Thank you for posting these. It is obvious that you've always had mad style! Your man looks smashing as well. Have been off the internet for a bit so I'll have to catch up on all your wardrobe masterpieces.

Rose&Bird said...

Great photos, you've both always had style! I'm afraid I was a style-free zone until a few years ago x

Vintage Coconut said...

Omg that picture of you and G is SOOOOO cute! I love it!
I like when you show us glimpses of your past it's fun.

Shayla said...

I love looking back at old pics too - Ohhh, if we only knew then what we know now... You and G look just the same today!!

seƱora Allnut said...

it's funny to look back and remember sometimes!
There must be something about goth style that make us go colorful when we get older!
Love to watch your pics!!

Alex said...

More old photos please! You've always had the most tremendous sense of style - that red nighty is something a bit special and I LOVE the sound of the Edwardian jacket. You must find it and show us it.

Feel so far behind on blog life - this week has been insanely busy. I hate not knowing what my favourite ladies have been up to!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Gawd you both look amazing, you're such a hot babe my darling Helga!!! These pics are so beautiful - I lived in Auckland in the early 80s and Dunedin was apparently "the" place for music. I was happy with Auckland and lots of Madonna thanks very much, no wonder you left, you would have been an outcast like me!!! xoxo

Ronnie Rabbit said...

You both look adourable, such wonderful photos, what a lovely keepsake

Anonymous said...

I love these photos of you in former days! More, please.

Miss Claire said...

Oh my GOSH you two are SO gorgeous!!! I love the red gown. I love G's hat. I love your graveyard shot. You are so amazing! Pleeeease give us more! Xoxoxoxo

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Absolutely stunning pictures! More please!

I love old pictures. I don't have many myself because one of my exes accidentally burnt our house down xx