Don't buy me candy floss or bears


I picked up this 80's-tastic taffetta frilled nightmare of a frock a few weeks back, and thoroughly intended to take out the neckline and take off the enormous sleeves....until I put it on and was seduced..........o no, no, NO!

But yes, YES, rustle rustle merry taffeta tight waisted frock of 80's hideousness....
oooooo
OOOOOOOOOOO

o......my.......GAWD!



Yes.
I rather like it.
Who'd have thought?!


Frock-80's rufflegasmic, opshopped
Coat-60's vinyl, swap with a former friend about 15 or more years ago
Cardi-opshopped
Tights-retail
Shoes-retail
60's "So obviously Rex" handbag-sweetest Vanessa
60's hat-darling Sarah
Sunglasses-uber fabularsehole Daniel
Earrings-gift from G many moons ago
Brooch-opshopped
Faux pearls-can't remember.I'm sure someone fabulous gave them to me......

X

37 comments:

Hannah said...

Ruffles in red, cannot go wrong you look like a temptress my lovely xxx

Trees said...

I love this on you Helga - isn't it weird sometimes you buy something with the intention of altering it, but then it ends up being perfect just the way it is :D

two squirrels said...

Oh just DELICIOUS!!!! You look amazing Miss Helga. That coat is scrumptious!!!!
Miss taffeta is the best red ever. Ruffle and rustle merry!!!!

Love v

delia hornbook said...

Wow how sophisticated and gorgeous do you look ;-)) Love your bag to that is a stunner. Have a great weekend, dee xx

The Grande Dame said...

Ooh, One does look rather regal in that first pic! Those massive sunglasses are fab! How could you not love that dress when it matches with your coat SO well?? 80's + 60's = DIVINE!! xxxxx

Ronnie (RR) said...

Amazing glasses, they look like vinyl records. Love the bag too

Stacey said...

That coat is amazeballs! Red is your power colour for sure.

Trudie said...

Oh my god yes, it is freakin awesome. I love everything about it and you just look killer in it. I am so glad you didn't alter it. X

Melanie said...

You look utterly, completely and entirely gorgeous! I adore this outfit and your sunglasses are fabulous!
xxxx

The Grande Dame said...

PS I just had to look up which song those lyrics are from because I KNEW I knew them. I absolutely love that song and I haven't heard it in ages!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

*clutches heart* That coat.

Miss Magpie said...

Oh that coat! Can I add that to the list of things you are generously going to give me/I am going to steal from your wardrobe?

Miss Simmonds Says said...

can't remember who gave you a pearl necklace?
snigger!

I love that dress, despite the ruffles it's freakishly slimming, not that you need freaskishly slimming you're gorgeous with grabbable areas.
oh dear, I better go now! xxxx

Mrs. D said...

Lovely coat! I have been seeing your name dropped here and there, can't believe it took me this long to actually look at your blog and obviously love it.
xx

edie pop said...

The frock is amazing!!
Sometimes I don't know what to think about ruffles, they really catch my eye and I bought a lot of rufflegasmic clothes, but then I'm unsure about how they look, but that collar detail is wonderful!!
We all need more 80's fashiontastic volumes!!
I've got a crush on your animalastic coat and Sarahstic hat!!
Kisses xxxx

wait until the sunset said...

omg the dress is amazing!!! You get such fabulous op=shop finds!!!

pastcaring said...

Right, I've stopped laughing at that naughty Miss Simmonds and can comment now...
It just shows you have to give things a go, doesn't it? Clothes can surprise you, it's all in the styling and the wearer, I reckon, and if anyone can work a red taffeta 80s high-neck big-sleeved (need to see them!) rufflegasmic frock, it's you, my dear!
With your fabulous coat and gorgeous hat and fuck-off sunnies, it all looks amazing!
Hope G is better, and that your weekend is grand! xxxxxxxx

Vix said...

Miss Simmonds is such a naughty girl!
Feck me, that frock is just god-damned fabulous, it's like a Victorian governess on acid. With those white tights and my favourite leather coat in the world it's mind blowing and almost makes me want to get my 1980s vinyl out and have a party in that dress's honour!
Have the most fantabularse weekend, my darling. I drunkenly invited everyone round to ours for a South Indian curry and haven't a clue what to cook, me and my big gob!!
Love you!
Vix
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Serene McEntyre said...

Helga, red is DEFINITELY your color! And I swear, you have THE BEST FACE EVER! Just beautiful!! Hugs and happy weekend to you! ~Serene

Joni James said...

Oh Wow!! That coat is fantastic!!! And those glasses are quite unique really. You look luscious!

Frugal Queen said...

Chuffin' 'eck! you look lovely..........you always do xxxxxxxx

Rose&Bird said...

Sometimes you can have big plans for a re-vamp and then it turns out to be perfect when you try it on! The orangey-red is a great colour on you x

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Louise said...

Oh Helga, you look like sex on a stick! You always look fab, but this ensemble is just the most fabularsehole! I think it's the huge sunglasses and the lovely red coat. Have a great weekend. Xx

karensomethingorother said...

I don't know--I think it totally suits you! Is it something fun like that lady on your sidebar would wear...the one under the "tipple a day" line...the lady who's on a show we don't get in Canada? I think it's funky cool like that.

Fiona said...

Looking totally matchtastic today Helga. What fabularsehole (couldn't be the only one not to use that expression) sunnies, very Jackie O!
What is that lovely shrub on the right, it looks a bit like Frangipani but surely not?

Lucy Nation said...

I love the taffeta! I also love the bag and the white tights with black mary janes. So Baby Jane/Courtney Love - fabularsehole indeed x

seƱora Allnut said...

you look ruffletastic in all that red taffeta, and love that neckline, it's Mrs.Danvers style in Red color, so great!
Always love your red coat!
besos & red

Sue said...

Red Hot Helga!!! How does Christchurch cope??
Have a fanfrickentastic weekend!!

The Style Crone said...

I rather like it too! Absolutely fabulous headwear!

Dial V for Vintage said...

Who can't resist the brightest of red! Red on red has never looked so cool :).

Luna Tiger said...

I've never seen such a beautiful raincoat before !!! The whole outfit is awesome !!!
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Daniel said...

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heidisadventures said...

you look just like a 70s film star and fashion icon!!!!

Veshoevius said...

Love it! What's not to love about red frilled taffeta? Especially when it's worn with racy red leather?

Terri said...

I'm trying to remember the last time I wore ruffles...late 80s, but YES to a dress that makes noise.

La Dama said...

You red zebra taffeta prosti!
Your hust too fabulosa.
Perving at your black 60's hatwear.
Is there anything you dont look good in?
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