In which I find myself wondering-what happened to The Nolan Sisters, and were they on crack?

Yes, indeed, today I found myself singing the Nolan Sisters classic "I'm in the Mood for Dancing" on and off.....for no apparent reason other than my internal radio was fucking with me, as this was interspersed with bits of Electric 6 (still) and Rammstein and the dregs of yesterdays "Afternoon Delight" (which inspired yesterdays post title, which Kelly-Ann totally spotted.).....
And I seem to recall that they wore those shiney, shiney tight satiny pants that Sheena Easton used to wear....does anyone remember what the hell I'm on about?? Help me here...
I had an urge to own a grotesque they would have been on my pubescent body.....but I digress.
Were the Nolan Sisters on crack?!
Really, they were so damned squeaky clean, there must have been at least one druggie amongst them....or an alkie....or at least a klepto or nappy soiling foot fetishist.

What ever happened to them??
Whatever happened to Sheena Easton, for that matter?
Chances are good that she had a sorry end, she did hump Prince after all.
No offence, Prince, really.
I'm sure your wang is quite massive despite your royal weeness.
I hate to bang on, but pants like Olivia Newton-John wears during "You're the one that I want" in Grease are what I'm talking about.
You'll be pleased to know, that, despite stupid songs and questions of desperate importance, I have been doing a little sewing....
I'm nearly finished a frock transformation that I think you will like!
Hopefully I'll finish it off tomorrow....and then I'll show it off and talk some sense.

Coat-vintage, opshopped
Shoes-Trade Me
Earrings-my lovely friend Nicole
Necklace-birthday gift from G some years back



Franca said...

hi Helga, you are looking very dashing, i love the pattern mixing!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

I love red and blue! I think American Apparel have these disco pants that look a lot like Olivia Newton Johns Grease pants. Can't wait to see your frock transformation.

E xx

Mo said...

A mate of mine did a UK tour with the Nolans 2 or 3 years ago. No tales of debauchery as far as I can remember i'm afraid!

sacramento said...

Loving the layering so much.
You always put a smile on my face.

Rose&Bird said...

Well, Coleen Nolan regularly appears on a daytime panel programme here called Loose Women. I'm not sure about the rest of them.

Looking forward to your frock transformation x

Ivy Black said...

Oh you do make me laugh, lovely!
Gorgeous you interspersed with Eighties naffness ramblings.
Couldn't stand the Nolans...not even tacky enough to be kitsch. They are having a comeback, I understand and Colleen Nolan the little one who isn't anymore, is on TV a lot. And on the cover of HEAT looking miserable from time to time.
Ah, the Eigthies...what the fuck was that all about?

Kitty said...

No need to talk sense dear...I understand you regardless. And of course I totally know the pants, and the songs, you're on about. VB was watching Grease yesterday actually, so I was painfully reminded of just how *goddamned fucking tiny* ONJ was back then.
The 80s were wierd...we know this. I never knew about the Nolans, and I think I'm glad.xx.

Misfits Vintage said...

I remember all of your pop culture references here, amor, I just have little to say about them since I am now desperately searching online gossip sites for any information on the enomrity (or otherwise) of Prince wang!

I ADORE you in that lovely frock darling and your colours and patterns are DIVINE - and YAY for a delicious cleavage shot!

As I will soon be back at my house, with my SEWING MACHINE, I think reciprocal lessons might be in order - I'll teach you crochet if you teach me sewing... what do you say?

Loveyouinthemorningandintheafternoon! Sarah xxx

Perdita said...

They still tour! Colleen is on telly a lot too.

Sadly I think one was ill with cancer, but she recovered.

Penny Dreadful said...


La Dama said...

I remember those shiny pants, used love sheena easton especiallt when she was with prince. Lmao at prince's weene,lol
Yeah, i seen collen on the tv.
Love your frock colors,lovely blue tights and surrondinds.
I am being pervy over that boob shot, love it..more boob shots amor.

Nelly said...

You sure know how to make me giggle you crazy woman!!! xxxx

Tomye said...

I am thinking the that the Nolan Sisters were not that popular in the U.S. They sound alot like our Lenin Sisters though. Anyway...those red shoes make your legs look super sexy! -T

pastcaring said...

You can keep banging on about 80s pop trivia as long as you like!
Ahh the Nolans - yes, in the video for "I'm in the mood..." they wore the blue spandex pants of which you speak. Think they still tour sometimes, God help us, and they are big in Japan (another 80s reference for you!)
And Sheena - well she was just a wee Scottish lassie on an early reality show (remember The Big Time?) before she shared her Sugar Walls with Prince (His Royal Weeness - ha!) and appeared on Miami Vice. Hmmm, where is she now?
See, it may be the decade everyone loves to hate but oh the memories!

Anyway, loving your red'n'blue, and ALWAYS appreciate a shot of the delectable cleavage!! xxxxxxxx

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Great dress, great coat, great colour combo.

*sings* Honey I gotta stop, gotta start picking up, I gotta pull myself together...

(I had the cassette)


the freelancer's fashionblog said...

I'd love to pull of a pair of tight silky pants without just looking like I'm in a pair of long johns (or their trendier version nowadays; treggings...)

OH, and I love those tights with the red shoes, delicious dash of colour!

Max said...

Love your shiny shoes, and the red and blue colur scheme, and the nonsense (his royal weeness, heh heh heh!) x

Miss Rayne said...

Oh yes satin disco pants with lycra were areally big thing when I was at school, styled a bit like jeans but in several pastel colours from white through peach and 2 or 3 pinks to soft blues andlilacs.
A girl i was at school with had several pairs and ended up being a pge 3 girl in 'The Sun' I feel sure there is a connection there.

Lightning said...

I love your boobs

Vix said...

I was the proud owner of cerise spandex pants, a one shouldered spandex top with an electric blue lightening flash and perspex 6inch mules. I was 11. What the feck was my mother on?
Your booboids are looking particularly luscious today, I can hardly concentrate to comment on those dull-as -ditchwater Nolans (as boring as the Corrs).
That coat is just divine, my sweet!
Love You!

Pennyblossoms said...

I think I have just been totally consumed by this post and comments. Not to mention the cleavage. (I said don't mention the c-word!!)
My brain may well explode; but before it & tights & coat AND necklace - wowser! That necklace is fab. Great photos.
Z xx

jess said...

I really like the print mix in this outfit.

trashsparkle said...

Hope you're not off, hunting down screenings of Loose Women on youtube...

Can I just say how excellent it is that your hemlines are so co-ordinated - do you alter things, or is it just Helga-Luck? x

Krista said...

All that pop culture went over my head plus I can't focus because of your gorgeous cleavage shot, BOOBALICIOUS!!!!!

You look sweet as a spicy pie but not pumpkin because they suck.


lasophia said...

Love your shiny red shoes! I cant wait to wear tights again. Cant wait to see your sewing project.

Vintage Coconut said...

Awsome outfit. I love the dress and the shoes go mind boggling well with it. The shoes remind me of a luscious lobsters!! (hahah kiddin) Okay well maybe kinda.

Rae said...

Smashing oufit - love the colour combo

I was trying to remember the Nolans dashing about in pants, then when you mentioned the pants in Grease, I realised I was thinking English pants, as in knickers... not a good picture to have in my head, although it would have been a fun looks for those squeaky clean gals!

VainGlorySinner said...


You always have the most gorgeous shoes and tights.... *drools*

I am too young to know the Nolan Sisters but I definitely remember those rather restrictive things that Olivia wore in Grease.

I loved Grease as a young teen but I had multiple Grease songs sung at me because of my name.. once the whole glass sung 'Sandy can't you see I'm in misery' to me when we were watching it on a coach to Belgium for a history trip.. very embarrassing as a 14 year old!

From the look of that sneak peek I am guessing that dress of yours is going to be gorgeous! xxx

Miss Peregrin said...

Helga, you are a vision! I love the print mixing, and those gorgeous shoes (I'm also rather fond of your lovely cleavage).

Can't wait to see your frock transformation! I bet it will be amazing.

Hannah said...

Ooh love the coat, yeah the nolan sisters or at least two of them are always on TV in the UK, which is one of the many reasons why I do not watch TV. x

Trees said...

Such a lovely frock! At New World Metro in town they play music videos that you can watch whilst you wait in the queue. Earlier this week they play "Raspberry Beret" and Prince was wearing an AMAZING pale blue suit with clouds all over it. He's AMAZING! Also - Raspberry Beret has been playing through my head since I heart it!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh dear I think I've wee'd myself a little bit - stop making me laugh you frisky mad bint!! You certainly look like a bit of afternoon delight here my girl, what a whopping combo!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep the dress with my favourite coat!!!! Tights! Gorgeous shoes! Bloody awesome necklace and I have been fantasising about satin pants in a big way this week. We are sisters and we should be stage trollops in matching outfits!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! xooxoxoxoxoxooxoxo

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Great outfit there! And lovely stream of consciousness. I am entertained and your trouser description is most in depth.

I was talking to someone a while back - and I CANNOT think who the hell it was - who ended having drinks bought in a pub by 2 of the Nolans. She recognised them even! And I think that just might have been the reason why they supplied her with a bevy! LOL. Now I'm going to not stop thinking about that till I've remembered who that was...
I'm in the mood for dancing...