In which I ask myself-what would Desiree do?

Here is the musky pink frock in action!
I thought a lot about it, and realised that the question that needed to be asked, was indeed:
What would Desiree do?
Desiree would use leopard print somewhere....all I have is tights and a bangle (from Sarah , as are my vintage Oroton sunnies!)), so on they went.
Desiree would have some kind of fur, so on went a stole I picked up off Trade Me recently for $2:50. (I know!)
Desiree would most certainly have something on her head, so on went a vintage hat I also picked up on Trade Me.
Desiree would throw on some straptaculous shoes, and so did I.
Desiree would then schmooze on up to something big....and hard.....
And so I did.
The ultimate glamour accessory!!!
Oooo, stroke that pipe!
Hot throbbing chrome and 750cc engine....oooooooo

What do you think ladies?
Did I do well under the tutelage of the divine Desiree?!

O, and you ladies know me so well!
I did indeed come home with the blue and silver paisley frock!!!
Can't put anything past you lot!!

Tomorrow I am off to the Shabby Chic Market, which has just started up again.
(Spring/Summer, approx one Sunday a month.)
Only I am going as a seller!
I've never done this before, and am quite nervous.....but it should be a fun day!
Wish me luck!
I'll take lots of pix!



Vintage Sweetheart said...

YEP you definitely rocked it! Good luck selling tomorrow should be good fun!

E :)

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Looks FAB!

Mary Lou said...

wow i liked the dress befoure but now you really rocked it! the hat, gloves, bag, fur, shoes, glasses, everything is perfect and oh boy how gorgous you look in it!!!
love and kiss,mary

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Fantabulous post! Yup, leopard print helps everything =]

It looks good! There looks to be more colour in it than I thought =]

Lee x

Hannah said...

I knew you could make it your own!, looks gorgeous, love the hat x

Catherine said...

Hahaha!! You did Desiree proud - you look absolutely gorgeous!!! And I knew you'd have gone for the blue and silver dress, I was immediately envious when I saw it! x

Catherine said...

Oh! and good luck for the market! x

sacramento said...

Hahahahahah, you are soooooooo funny.
Love you.

Louise said...

Ah, Helga! You worked it and it looks fabulous! See, it needs no dye at all. Cool vintage hat!

I hope you have fun at the market, and sell lots of goodies. Xx

Rachel - Firebird said...

*makes motorcycle revving noises* Fabulous! That colour looks amazing on you.

Good luck with the selling, I've never been brave enough to do it offline before. I hope it all goes well.

Nelly said...

You did smashingly well and gave me a great old giggle too.DD will be so proud of you.I love that dress on you didint need anthing else but some Desiree touches.xxxx

Ronnie Rabbit said...

The dress def doesnt look drab anymore. Best of luck at the sales

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Clearly we are psychic twins. When I had think about this frickin' fantastic frock (which I'm drooling over) I immediately thought "leopard print and mad shoes". Hat in a bright colour? Check! And what a flipping hatacular little number it is too - I have hat envy! Fur? YES!!! My god I think this dress need not be dyed - it fits you like a glove and makes your breasteds look like the Wonders of Womanhood that they are! The pleating and bow/sash is incredible!! The light colour shows off those details and the lace. I'm dry-humping that Norton by the way coz you're giving me a massive horn!!!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Tomye said...

Those pipes aren't the only thing that is hot! I would have never thought of adding the touch of blue but it works. Good luck at the Market. -T

D♥R said...

You're so Fabulous! Just love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word - how beautifully does that frock fit!! You looks exquisite AND it has the Desiree Seal of Approval - no greater praise!

In other news, oh deary-me (fans self wildly) - that motorcycle. We had one just like it in red. We'd STILL have it if some scrotes hadn't stolen it. Caress that chrome for me and slap that seat smartly. Ooh matron - it does takes me back to my youth lol!!

LandGirl1980 said...

Love it. That is all.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the Desiree homage, and the humor involved and the outfit..and you!

La Dama said...

Oh Mama! You look so Desireee glamorous amor. I love how you violated that bike. the fur and hat is to die for. everything.please dont change the color of this frock.
I love it so much!

Miss Peregrin said...

I'm glad you opted to try before dye - this dress looks amazing on you, and I even love the colour. I think you truly did Desiree proud. We could all use a little more leopard print in our lives, I think.

Lily said...

I was going to suggest as a solution for the dusky pink: "Send to Lily as she looks awesome in dusky pink!"

But yes, you have done an excellent job with the leopard! The second best solution. I feel there needs to be some leopard in my wardrobe.

That's a really gorgeous dress. J'adore.


Vintage Coconut said...

I think you did do what Des would do. And you looked darn good doing it.

Much luck to you as a Seller. I am positive you will do great.

Trees said...

Shabby chic market? AMAZING!! I hope you take LOADS of pics:)

Anonymous said...

yes you indeed rocked the dress... the shoes are super too!

Dashfield Vintage said...

Ooo la la lady! The dress looks great! Oh and nice moves on the motorbike.

pastcaring said...

You see??? A little dash of style a la Desiree, and that dress is hot hot hot! I always liked the colour anyway, but I think it works brilliantly. And fits to perfection! What did G think? Were you ravishing AND ravished after those stroking the pipe pics??

Penny Dreadful said...

Gawjus :) WWDD is my new mantra ;) xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Bloody hell, how did I miss this? It's Dylan, I tell you, he has me DISCOMBOBULATED!

You look spectacular - and decidely Desiree-esque - and Helga-esque! I LOVE the combo and plan to try it myself soon.

So have you decided to keep the frock as it is? Or still planning to dye it? It fits you beautifully and you look FABULOUS in it - but how did you FEEL?

Loveandcherriesontop, Sarah xxx

Krista said...

You girls and your massive horn action, LOVE IT! This is you channeling your inner Desiree for shizzle. You are a hot lil tart in that number it hugs you in all the right places, VA VA VOOM! The bike is blushing.

Laura said...

Fab dress, such a beautiful colour! x

Anonymous said...

Ha--you are channeling Desiree perfectly. Love the leopard tights with the dress.

Vix said...

God, the colour of that frock ain't half bad with a touch of the Desiree stylings!
In fact I love it as it is, especially with those leoprad tights and killer shoes!
It's a keeper and G's bike is bringing me out in a cold sweat!
LOve you!