Don't ruffle my pussy!


It's no secret that 70's English sitcom "Are You being Served" is one of my favourite all time TV shows.
It's also no secret that Mrs Slocombe, a principal character, played by the divine late Molly Sudgeon is a prime style icon for me.
I fact, I model myself on her.
Her fluttering eyelashes, her withering looks, her style, her manner of talking.....I attempt to embody a little Mrs Slocombe every day in every way.
I farking love her.


My hair was simply not acting politely whilst I was getting myself ready today, and I was having what I thought was a quiet tanty in the bathroom, when G came along and asked what was wrong...
I replied that my hair was being a bastard.
He asked "What would Mrs Slocombe do? She would take a deep breath, then a deep gulp of gin and tonic, and get on with it!"
He's quite right.
So I did.
And then I had to do it again.
I went to the supermarket after this photo shoot, and slurred happily away at the young man at the check out.
You don't have to tell me twice.


Should you not be aware of just who Mrs Slocombe is, I leave you with a fabulous compilation of her splendidness.
I anticpate it would only be the rather young and hopefully impressionable or some Americans who have not experienced the pleasure of Mrs Slocombe, and I am thrilled to be of assistance in your education!
Trust me, Mrs Slocombe is the best thing since sliced bread and she kicks ass!
Oooo!
You may like to know that I laughed 'til I cried whilst trawling my way through You Tube's various Mrs Slocombe offerings......and then I demanded another gin and tonic.
( rather loudly, according to G )



Now, I do hope you are ready for the onslaught of pix from my lovely little trip with Jo?!
Too bad if you're not!
It's taken the hair of the dog ( that's todays gin and tonics ) to get over that hangover.
X

40 comments:

MistressCatgirl said...

Fabulous! I like your cat's round belly.

Dashfield Vintage said...

Ha ha ha I love this! Fantastic pussy bow blouse too, I'm a big fan!

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh my gaaawd - her leopard print coat is fricking SPECTACULAR and she does have the most splendid hair!

Darling - I cannot wait to see your pics from the weekend - and I must say you are looking decidedly FABULOUS for someone recovering from a hangover. I can quite clearly hear G being all sensible and MARVELLOUSLY manly in helping you through your hair crisis! My hair is bigger than usual today - perhaps I have both of our shares of hair fabulousness?

Your pussy's tummy is quite strokable!

Love you more than pussy bows! Sarah xxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Wot a fabularse'ole pussy you 'ave chook!

Camelia Crinoline said...

Whenever I see Mrs Slocombe on the telly I think of you. I love your pussy bow blouse. Your eyelashes are always spectacular.

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Ha! That's a great pussy compilation!
I don't remember seeing her with green or blue hair! Gold.

Lucy Nation said...

Ha ha, you forget how rude this was! How did they get away with this in the 1970's!! I can see why Mrs Slocombe is your style icon. She is rather awesome. Your outfit and poses today are fabulously UNCANNY xx

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Mrs Slocombe is amazing! I love watching episodes not knowing what her hair colour will be next. I think thats the biggest pussy
(bow)I've seen. xxxxxxxx

Sue said...

Looking forward to the photos in abundance yes please!!! I remember watching "Are you being served" and laughing my way through it. Even later on in life the re-runs were amusing. Such wit!! You make a rather gorgeous younger version of Mrs Slocombe in my opinion. Bottoms up to your Saphire Blue!!

Ronnie (RR) said...

Great advice :) Its a brilliant programme, I favour George and Mildred tho, if only I had Yoothas figure!

Max said...

Fantastic blouse love. I grew up with and always had a soft spot for mrs slocome who always reminded me of my mad nana !

sacramento said...

I loved and watched this series together with many other brilliant English one of the 70s and 80s.
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The Grande Dame said...

Oh Helga I do love your style. These photos are just fabulous! Your dress and shoes are perfection here. Also, I love the look of that purple window frame behind you! Thank you for sharing Mrs Slocombe, she was just what I needed!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Look at Humphers - what a tease.

I am loving that polka dot blouse, may I please be it's next owner.

his_girl_friday said...

That gin and tonic is an amazing accessory!

Miss Peregrin said...

Gin & tonic compliments this fabulous ensemble splendidly! That blouse is fantastic. I love all the gorgeous photos of your pussy!

Vix said...

How the hell can you look so fabulous with a hangover? Mrs Slocombe would be so proud! I adore your pussy and your pussy bow and all those divine clips. They take me right back to Friday nights watching it with my Grandpa who always tittered at her pastel coloured hair and pussy jokes!
How fab is that leopard coat? Wahhhh!
Bring on the cavorting with Jo!
Love you!
Vix
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PepperReed said...

I am SO sending your Pussy a diamante collar!! ;^)

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

Hahaha, fabulous post and inspiration! That is really a great pussy bow blouse too! Now I want a gin cocktail. The Bombay Sapphire bottle goes so well with your outfit.

Louise said...

I have to agree with your admiration of Mrs. Slocombe. She is hilarious and I can definitely see the influence in todays outfit. Now you just need some union flag bloomers lol. Xx

lady liquor vintage. said...

Haha, I could see you fitting into AYBS so well! I love your blouse, the print & neck tie are amazing! XO.

Perdita said...

OOh I love Mrs Slocombe too, and of course her pussy.

I also adore Margot from The Good Life. Her glamour/fusspot balance (and of course more gin and tonic) is just perfect.

pastcaring said...

Oh hurrah for Mrs S and her pussy! And for you and yours too, hahaha!
Nice to see you getting over your hangover with the Bombay Sapphire - you're a classy bird, Helga!
You look completely gorgeous in that Fuck-Off pussy bow, and the hair is looking delicious, no tantrums necessary.
Looking forward to the pics of your trip! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sissy said...

My favorite Brit show we're lucky enough and get to watch it on KPBS - ADORE Mrs. Slocumbe, that must be why I love your blog so much, great post Helga!

Miss Rosette Brune said...

thanks for educating me:)
i didn't know that sitcom,
great style icon

Vintage Coconut said...

I was hanging out with my 77 or is it 78?! year old Grandma lastnight. And she likes me to show her my recent blog posts. I saw your new post show up on my roll and wandered over. Grandma read your blog title out loud and started laughing like none other. =D
(Nothing like hearing your Grandma say "DON'T RUFFLE MY PUSSY")

She says your real cute & crazy!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

it makes me laugh so much! Have you ever heard this song? Inspiration perhaps?!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIfcKy-VcXo

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Helga

love the camera effects !
Yes, yes Mrs Slocumbe and her pussy!
I watch the show for many, many years
I think i am one of the few french person in Montreal who know that show, i was always an anglophile, loved everything from the UK and Mrs Slocumbe was one of my favorites!

your cats dearest are so cute!

Kisses

Arianexxxx

Idoia Bilbao Parisse said...

Helga, I love your style!!!Follower from Spain!
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Fiona said...

You have great taste Mrs.Slocombe is a legend and you totally look as if you should be behind the counter at Grace Bros. Never tire of hearing about her pussy's flaps.

Terri said...

You're right that I'm unfamiliar with Mrs. Slocombe and yet the Bombay Sapphire makes for a lovely accessory.

two squirrels said...

Ok you must tell the stats on this post!!!! Pussy over load, tee hee!!!
Now the bow is meow!!!! Big striped tiger pussy-bow.
Mrs Slocombe is a legend!! The whole time I was watching I was singing "Going up" in my head.
Love v
Sorry for a late comment.

Mary Lou said...

haha oh my god drinking gin would let me end like your adorable cat: rolling on the floor haha
you are sunshine helga, always enjoy my visits here;)
and the bluse/dress looks superduerfabulous!
kiss,mary

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

I've actually never watched the show, but heard of it, my mom was watching it on the BBC channel. I love all the hair colors she has, and I think she is SO adorable. I wish I could meet you some day and we could watch these together whist drinking G and Ts together!

Krista said...

Pussy pussy PUSSY!!!!!! Mrs. Slocombe is a riot!!! I love her and I really don't know anything about her. I need to check her out. You and your pussy and gorgeous!!!!
XOXO~
Krista

lasophia said...

Gin and tonic is my favorite in flight drink. Especially if I'm getting picked up from the airport. I feel like we should have a dedication post to pussy bows showcasing all our lovely blogerinas. Hmm maybe I'll get on that...

La Dama said...

Oh i do love your pussy blouse/ Mrs..Slocombe number.
Alex's mom on Clockwork Orange always reminded me of Mrs. Slocombe's colorful hair.
She is a hilarious inspirational lady.
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Hannah said...

It's terrible me being British and all but I have never watched this, I will now though. I do love a good pussy bow, and you rock em like no other! xxx

Melanie said...

Oh this outfit! I love this outfit!

xxx

Daniel said...

Your cats are cute and lucky!
G is one lucky man!
You're hawt!
YOu're Fabulous!
You a fuckionista!
Helga Von Trollop is a living godness!