Rolling like thunder



Um, yes, I've upped and moved to capetown!!!
I adore this vintage nurses cape...no idea how old it is, nor where it came from, really.
It was left at my house by a former friend who moved to Australia without passing on their address or anything, and they never reclaimed it.
Makes it mine all mine, I reckon.


There's been a few nice bits of street art crop up around town amongst the rubble.
This artwork is quite new, and the colours are my kind of zingy!

Frock-60's, the sweetest Squirrel
Cardi-opshopped
Tights-no idea
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-60's, opshopped
Brooch-60's? I adore it, from darling Curtise
Hairflower-from Big Hair Queen Sarah
Earrings-lovely Jen


Sometimes I like to wear one colour head to toe....

X

45 comments:

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Don't you look a vision in blue!!! Booboids looking fab too darling! You do look fab in a cape. Xx

Perdita said...

That blue cape is darling! :) I want a cape now!!

bonsaimum said...

I love the brooch and earrings.

Trees said...

Looking lovely in blue head to toe! I love the street art too - glad to see that colour is returning to Christchurch :D

edie pop said...

These photos hit like a thunder my already damaged brain!!! This blue is impressive and to create a similar combination of shades is beyond genius!!!
Oh Helga you are my favourite artwork....no... masterpiece!!!

Lots and lots of love!!!

Camelia Crinoline said...

That cape is fabulous. I love the all one colour. I used to know someone who only wore one colour head to toe every day, so one day she'd wear green head to toe and the next red.

Fiona said...

You look very Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in your fabulous cape. Can't believe how perfectly co-ordinated you are today and you look a picture in front of that vibrant street art, I'm sure you must have had many admiring glances.

CityScape Skybaby said...

I'd forgotten about Nurse Gladys Emmanuel! She was a sexy bit of stuff and you do like her with your red hair and cape Helga. I love your globe earrings and tapestry bag too. xx

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Gorgeous dress. Heaven. Love.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I found myself searching etsy for "polyester dress" today. Is that wrong?

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

OMG your frock has feckin' blue roses all over it and it matches your EVERYTHING!!! I've got a major crush on blue roses ... blue roses + you = heart failure!! Love your wee brooch and yes, the cape is YOUR'S baby, YOUR'S!!! xoxoxoxox

Frocktasia said...

Gorgeous shade of summer sky blue and your outfit is immaculately put together as per usual. You look tremendous and I am really jealous of that stunning blazing barnet of yours. It's making me think..."Jennie don't be such a lazy mair, go and Henna your flippin' hair". It is a really mesmerizing shade of red and it goes perfectly with the specs too, yowza!
The street art serves as the perfect backdrop for your colourful self and should be reserved for the sole use of her RH Helga Von Trollop Queen of Quirk, others can just look on at your undisputed fabulousness! xXx

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy fark, you look AMAZING gorgeous! The frock is sublime and THE CAPE IS EXQUISITE! I love the colours of the fab street art. As always, the devil's in the detail and your accessories are PERFECTION! Love you more than the world! Sarsh xxxx

Vix said...

That cape IS very Gladys Emmanuel, Fiona's spot on there. Gloriously naughty and such a pretty colour, it had to be yours? What dim fucker could leave that behind?
Loving that backdrop and your spectacles, are they new?
Loads of love, Vix
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rose&Bird said...

Hooray for colours and capes! Your friends loss is your gain! Love the pictures of G yesterday, such a stylish guy - you two are clearly soulmates x

thorne garnet said...

in the words of one of my brother in laws " You leave it, you lost it" Nice

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You look expensive!

karensomethingorother said...

GAH! Nobody's left anything that fab at my house! You always look lovely in blue Helga, and so professional by the wall art.

Kitty said...

That cape is so awesome, who in their right mind WOULDN'T keep it?!

menopauselsupermodel said...

You are blue heavan in that ensemble!! And definitely made to wear capes as you ROCK them!! The backdrop really made the outfit pop-gorgeous!!
And I am in LOVE with the globe earrings!!
{{{hugs}}}

Krista said...

Oh. My. Goddess. You look sweet in this head to toe and then back again blue outfit! I seriously wanna look at these pix all day long. The bright contrasting graffiti is the perfect backdrop. The cape was meant for you!
Xxoo
Krista

Bohemian said...

I like how you've got The Blues!

Hugs from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

MistressCatgirl said...

Lovely! You look great against the wall art.

seƱora Allnut said...

love that blue roses print, and your cape and your Blue Fabulousness!, and that colorful wall is the perfect background!
besos & colores

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

How gorgeous are you in that first photo? You have taken matchy matchy to a new and exquisite level!

I love this outfit, darling! You look fabulous!

Forest City Fashionista said...

You are a blue bombshell!! It looks amazing against the pink/orange/turquoise wall.

Annie said...

OOOh Matron! You look fab in that cape, and I love the bag too.
Lovely musical artwork - I guess that's why they call it the Blues!

Ivy Black said...

You gorgeous saucepot. You are a feast for the eyes.xxxx

mary van note said...

you managed to match the art wall perfectly! love that shade of blue.

Hannah said...

Meow, you look gorgeous, that cape is heavenly, wish people would leave things like that round my place! xxx

delia hornbook said...

Wow you look stunning thatblue is def your shade. Love the cape and your dress its so pretty and that brooch. The art work behind you is wonderful and makes for a smashing back ground for photo's, dee xx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

OhhhhMyyyyyGawdd! The colors of this post are insane!!! That shade of blue with the orange in the background, plus your hair, are absolutely spectacular. WELL DONE!!! Love the entire composition.

Renia said...

Beautiful cardi! Love the earrings:). Kisses

audrey said...

what an amazing look!!

Stacey said...

Gosh, in this instance "feeling blue" definitely doesn't make me sad! This all over blue ensemble makes me very, very happy! Blue perfectly sets off your hair.

Melanie said...

Those are awesome, awesome backdrops - almost worthy of your divine presence. I hope your heels click when you walk and that you swing that bag viciously - it demands that it be so. Truly gorgeous, You!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I adore your hair colour!! Quite tempted to do it myself... but still loving the pink.

Well obviously the cape is yours - it's so perfect it was destined for you! The colour is amazing xxx

Style Sud-Est said...

Hey, hey looking deliciously stunning in blue, wow this is a color for you girl!

Monochrome is good - i like it as well, but it does not happened often;)

About G feature, previous post, i love his fashion choices, rad and fab yes Mam! i adore it!

My Mr D is more a conventional type but thank god he loves my crazyness!

Have a good weekend Helga

Ariane xxxx

Devil made in Heaven said...

Wished somebody left his gorgeous cape at my house. But with my luck I will find an empty candy-bar-box. :)
That cape is great. Your hair looks amazing.
xx

Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said...

Just beautiful - I love it all but I need that cape!

Nikki x

Bella Q said...

Whoa. GORGEOUS!

wardrobeexperience said...

adore your blue outfit... i seen to have ablue phse too. ;)

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wardrobeexperience said...

one hand tiping and ebay bidding on a 50s frck isn't possible ... sorry, for the wrong spelling in my last comment.

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Lynn Dylan said...

You look STUNNING in his blue! You are a vision, dear!!!

xoxo
Lynn

Mrs. D said...

Hmm, I really feel like I must invest in more capes and it's all your fault for rocking them so fabulously!