I could be your heroine, baby...


...but I'm hoping I already am!
Never-the-less, I'm caped and ready to swoop on out to save you from a life of mediocrity!


In reality, I was caped and ready to pop over for the cake part of our nephew's 11th birthday party.
The cake was actually an icecream cake, far more up my alley than normal cake.
Cake just isn't generally my bag, baby.
And I'm not much of a baker, really.
My Mama, however, had the knack, and she used to turn out some amazing cakes; in particular a cinnamon tea cake, a devastatingly moist, dense chocolate cake, and an orange sour cream cake.
I did rather like the cinnamon tea cake and the chocolate cake.....I am just more of a savoury gal these days.
I have a couple of these recipes, in my Mama's handwriting, somewhere.
If you're interested in the recipes, let me know in the comments, and I'll try and find them!


So.
I wore:
Frock-early 70's, I think, opshopped and pimped up by moi
Safety pants-bohemian dreamy Vix
Socks-retaily
Shoes-lovely Alex
Handbag-it's a Rex!
Sunglasses-opshopped
Brooch-darling Sue
Earrings-60's clip ons, opshopped


X

31 comments:

Perdita said...

I adore the way you style those knee-high-socks with the scooter dress. Lokks fab!

Ice cream cake mmmm.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I'm on my knees bowing to your glorious red bloomers!!! Cake? Meh! Who needs cake? I'm savoury all the way too baby and I'm totally savouring your OTK socks and SUPER CAPE you frocktastic babe!! xoxoxoxo

Veshoevius said...

Nothing like a cape (and a cheeky peek of bloomers) to send mediocrity packing! What fabulous reds!

Mary Lou said...

drop dead gorgous and you are already my hero in this fabulous cape!!! and this overknee socks and heels combo is hot darling!
kiss,mary

Trees said...

What hot pins you have - rawr!

Also - now I have that song in my head...bah....

I would LOVE to try some of your Mama's old baking recipes! Please blog them:D

two squirrels said...

Move over cape crusader it's over!!!! We have Miss Helga, and she is fricken fabulous!!!
Love the witches bitches, the best safety pants ever.
Love V

Hannah Dolan said...

stunning cape! I do love a good cake, especially chocolate!

I think I need to invest in some safety pants, my skirt got caught in the wind today and everyone saw my knickers!

Hannah said...

Fabulous cape, I do feel like a superhero when I wear any of my capes. The cinnamon cake sounds yummy! xxx

Melanie said...

I love your dress and bow, so cute!

Camelia Crinoline said...

Your Mama's cakes sound divine. I am into both sweet and savoury. I just like food really. That cape is fabulous. It makes me think I'll have to pull out my cape soon now it's getting a bit colder. The brooch is lovely.

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Ooh you are a saucy minx :D

The Grande Dame said...

Haha - safety pants, what a great name. That cape really is stunning.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I want some safety pants!! I love your sexy socks and cutesy dress! You're my heroine!

edie pop said...

I always find you stunning in red!
The cape is wonderful and you have the most adorable bloomers I've ever seen..
Hurrey for the wicked Red Riding hood style!!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I'll take the dress, cape and bag, thnx.

pastcaring said...

Ooh, you know I leeeerrve it when you flash your safety pants!
You ARE my heroine, especially in your wonderful frock and cape combo. You look fabulous in red!
I don't mind a bit of cake but I'm really more a savoury gal too - cake just doesn't go with wine! xxxxxx

Misfits Vintage said...

You can pants if you want to! Mi amor, you look a tiny little bit more amazing than usual, if that's even possible! The cape is obviously SPECTACULAR - but it's the frock/safety pants/sexy stockings/stilettos combo that makes me want to MARRY YOU! And your hair is exquisite and I ADDOOOORE that marvellous brooch. Just FABULOUS from head to sexy toes, darling! Love you more than safety pants. Sarah xxx

MistressCatgirl said...

Gorgeous red outfit! I was taught to were shorts under my dresses and skirts because I couldn't keep my knees together whenever I sat down. I still can't. Which is why I like tea length dresses and skirts.

Krista said...

You look anything but mediorce in this stellar dress! Your sexy thigh highs have me weak in the knees. I love your flower brooch too. Best dressed at that party for sure!

I love me some peanut butter and chocolate ice cream cake! Just saying!
XOXO
Krista

Melanie said...

Safety pants and a cape, obviously just the uniform required to vanquish drabness around the world. You look up to the task!! Gorgeous! Inspiring.

Rose&Bird said...

Super Helga, please rescue me from mediocrity! Caped, safety panted and ready to fly, you look fantastic. I'm a cake girl definitely (hence the expanding waistline), would love to try the chocolate cake recipe please x

PS Sorry for not commenting recently - have lost my mojo at the moment x

Vintage Coconut said...

OoOoohhHH Helga how lovely thou art in red, white & blue. I love your dress, knee highs, handbag, sunglasses, bow....CAAAAPE "JUST EVERYTHING" And you match the doorway... How flippin fantastic

VainGlorySinner said...

Helga, you should totally have your own television talk show or cooking show - I think it would be the most awesome thing! Love the cape and thr naughty white stockings! xxx

Sue said...

WOW!!!!!! How got do you look?? RED HOT!!!! ♥

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Helga!

How are you gorgeous as ever darling
Was catching up on your posts
Thos cape is gorgeous babe and the way you styled those knee high!

I discovered a new charity shop, i will have a look next week
Take care and drop bh gorgeous

Asriane xxxx

Terri said...

I want the recipe for the orange cake! Love the socks with this dress.

Dashfield Vintage said...

I am so, so happy that this cape went to you! Every time I see a photo of you wearing it I have to smile in content knowing that it went to the right person! As for baking... I struggle in that department too. My little sister is the baking queen (hell she's even off to Paris to learn how to become a pastry chef), but I am completely challenged in the art of it! Thank goodness I can at least cook.

Aunty Bee said...

Surely they aren't bloomers, but the bane of every 1960's basketballers life,(primary school competition) at Hagley Park in the freezing cold on a Tuesday afternoon, witches britches. Worn to cover your modesty when leaping for the ball which might have exposed your undies to some spotty youth in passing. To match our uniform ours were green with black lace. Basketball it's old name of course, can't remember when they changed it to netball.

Ronnie (RR) said...

Rocking another fabulously diving outfit

harps said...

too fabulous for words! I need to get me some of these 'safety pants'...they seem awfully useful

La Dama said...

You been my drug all along amor.
Oh capes and safety pants i have died!
Exquisite red 60's frock great combo paired with white knee highs. I love to try your Mama's orange cake.
Besotesonyourtights