Stroke a pocket with a print of a laughing sound

Strictly Ballroom, anyone?!
G and I popped into the Cranford St Savemart* on our way home from afterwork mission today, and I pretty much ran to this fabularse ballroom number.
Shame the bodice was rather huckory awful; it would have been spectacular on the sexacious Desiree ! Just as well, really, at $50 buckeroos I wouldn't have bought it anyways, as I am a cheap bitch!

Do I look a little different today?!

Yes, indeed I do!
I'm wearing a faux (faux faux FAUX! Love that word) fringe that Vix sent me a couple of years back. I gave it a good hacking, actually, to see if I would wear it more.
Oddly, I used to always have a fringe, despite a horrendous cowslick, but finally grew it out about 20 years ago. My hair is just too fine, and I don't have a huge amount of it, so this faux (FAUX!) fringe is just perfect.
It's the fringe you have when you're not having a fringe.
I'm thinking I look a little odd, but I'm just not used to it!
Wolver G told people who commented on it this morning at work that I'd gotten drunk and cut it last night.
He's such a kidder!
I was drunk last night, though.

It's my dream wedding frock!
Bahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa VOMIT.

I liked the fabric, but this frock was ghastly.
I walked out empty handed; nothing spun my wheels today!

I lie; my sexacious shoes spun my wheels!

This kids frock was pretty amusing, but just a little too hideous for any kids I know!

Now, this kids clown suit rocks....shame I wouldn't be able to get it over even one of my booboids.

Ooooo, great fabric, but another vile frock.
Must have been Gross Frock Friday and I didn't know it!

I wore:
Frock-made it myself with fabric from BellaBean Vintage
Cardi-thrifted in Utah
Tights and shoes-retail
Handbag-60's vanity case
Scarf-one of you lovlies sent it to me, but I am ashamed to say I can't remember who! And it was just recently! GAH!
Gold beads-60's, opshopped
Necklace-made it myself
Brooch-birthday gift from the sweetest Squirrel, whose birthday it is early next week-I'm such a twit, I can't remember which day, but it's the 21/22 or 23 Jan!
(I'm generally useless at dates)


*Savemart is an American styled sort of opshop supermarket.
We have 4 branches in Christchurch; they're all over the country.
They're not too bad, I have had some great scores over the years, most especially in their early days.


PinkCheetahVintage said...

Your adorable blog is keeping me up!! I need to go to sleep :) This whole post makes me want to go shopping right now lolzzz I can't believe you made that sweet dress you're wearing--so many hidden talents! And I like the bangs/fringe!! I have fine thin hair and when I cut my bangs I usually cut a lot to make them seem thick because I hate wispy thin bangs on myself-- like halfway back my head a lot. Your hair is so long and pretty I wouldn't change a thing... Just keep werkin' that FAUX!

Kitty said...

Oh Vb would *definitely* wear that clown suit!!! She is all over circus these days, Desi must be rubbing off on her with every visit I think. Yes that wedding 'dress' is indeed hideous!! But then aren't they all!! YOU, on the other hand, are looking beyond if anything else were possible.xx.

Sheila said...

I love the comment G made about your fringe! I have fine hair too, and did bangs (as we call 'em in Canada) for many many years.

So much good fabric, so many hideous dresses!

Carina Rosenholm said...

Sometimes you can find some really crazy stuff !

Sara said...

Hahah my dream wedding frock, definitely - Not.
I love your shoees, you must have an amazing collection!

Bohemian vanity said...

You rock that fringe ! I tried a fringe several times but was always unhappy with it. I like it on others but it doesn't suit me. The dress you've made looks really nice, i like the fabric ! Have a fabby friday dear! xx

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Helga,
you really suit the short cut faux fringe. I'm always envious of chicks with those thick & badassly sharp Vidal Sassoon style fringes but like you my hair is too fine to really make those work, bu-friggin'-hu!
That ballroom frock looks fab, I really love that colour.
Even though I own a few white wedding dresses the truth is they were only ever procured with reworking in mind...some of the 80s ones are too tacktastic for words, made from el cheapo polysatin, curtain style lace netting and the obligatory Bo-Beep ruffle hemline.
The kids dress looks a bit like an Irish dancing dress minus perhaps the sleeve & hemline ruffles and I've actually got a frock up for grabs in my shop that has a skirt in a similar patterned fabric to the one you are looking at in the last pic, it's a strappy 70s number by Radley.
You look stunning in your happy coloured ensemble.
Lot's of love,

Anonymous said...

I love the fringe, it looks fantabulous on you!!I have to admit that I'm addicted to fringe, I used to have a faux one because I was try to stop, but then..the little green wheels started following me and it happened again!!It's better to use the fake one because somedays I don't like to see something on my forehead, I regret it but still...
The striped frock is amazing and so the sexy blue shoes, this is one of my favourite outfit, you always look stunning in red!
The orange frock is fabulous and I think that my daughter would love to wear the hideous green velvet frock,she loves costumes and vintage as well, we'd love to have a similar shop here!!
Love xxxxx

Sue said...

That wedding dress is hilarious!! Mind you I do look at alot of old wedding dresses and wonder what the hell the bride was on when she chose to wear it!! Lovin' the fringe, as I love faux hair!! We have 2 Save marts up here and sometimes they are good and other days not so. Blue shoes looking fab. Have a grand weekend!! ♥

seƱora Allnut said...

always love that you can change your hairstyle with that faux fringe, it's brilliant! and I'm still laughing about G's explanation of your fringe!
and looove your new shoes and red tights!, that color combo and fabulous vanity-bag make me squee of happiness!
besos & rojo

Louise Mc said...

I love the fringe, it really suits you. Having a faux fringe is great though, at least you can experiment without cutting into your lovely hair. How's the G Wolf's lamb chops coming along? Are we going to get a weekly update? That clown outfit is exactly like one I had for a dance show as a child, if everything wasn't packed away in storage I would dig the phhoto out and share. Xx

Anonymous said...

Loving your FAUX fringe and like you love the word FAUX in general- it sounds dead posh! It's a shame when you don't find anything good whilst at the thrift/op stores. xx Shauna

Eeek said...

Are charity or op shops getting pricey in NZ ? Prices are getting silly in a lot in England.
Fringe looking very cool!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I would so buy that orange dress if it was cheaper... I probably wouldn't even wear it because of the color but I would probably open my closet and look at it every now and then and snuggle my face in the crinoline for a good high. :Sigh: I know me and I've seen me do it before.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Thank you for bringing us along shopping with you, such fun! I too fought the cowlick for the fringe for longer than I care to remember; my hair really does grow straight up in front. You have a marvellous glow in and amongst all those fiery orange-reds, love your beautiful self-made(!) dress and blue shoes! xoxo

Fiona said...

Winner of the most hideous frock award goes to....the wedding dress, which is vile with a capital V. What a great match with your own barnet, the fringe is.

patricia burroughs said...

That dream wedding frock could go very steampunk. Well, dye it first.

Anonymous said...

Love the fringe!!! You could also wear it as a beard or a mustache or somewhere more "south"-LOLOL
You looked more fabulous than anything in the store--it looked like a hideous magnet for frocks!!

That wedding dress is heinous but i bet you could Helgafy it into something rockin' for a band gig!!

thorne garnet said...

I keep my fringe straight with a flat iron, otherwise it's a hot mess. And your fake one matches so nice. That wedding dress looks like every bad idea in one dress...yuck!

pastcaring said...

Hahaha, I just read Tamera's suggestion of using your faux fringe as a merkin! It's ALL about the hair with you and G at the moment, I LOVE it!
Anyhow - you look adorable with your little fringey fringe and your stripey frock and those spectacularse shoes.
The petticoat layers on that orange frock are fab, shame about the top (and the price!) Are you SURE you weren't tempted by the wedding dress? No? Some days you see all sorts of stuff but none of it plumps your pillows, I'm a bit the same at the moment.
Thanks for the darling cle4avage shot, that's set me up nicely for the weekend!
Stay in time with the rhythm and rhyme, my angel pie! xxxxx

Krista Gassib said...

I want that orange dress NOW Mommy!!!!!!! Your frock is spectacular, I can't believe you made it! This store also looks like fun. I have to say I got scared that you cut your bangs:( it's a nice change but I like you better with long hair up front. Sorry I'm just being honest.
I loveyoumore than hair!

Hannah said...

Loving the faux fringe, I grew mind out a couple of years ago I always get the itch to cut it back in, especially as I have a horse face. Love those heels they are badass, I want the clown suit pronto xxx

freckleface said...

A faux fringe! What a great idea!! G is funny isn't he!

When I was a kid my mum used to have loads of different wigs so she could change her look whenever she felt like it. I think wigs need a comeback.

Love that stripy dress with the pretty neck detail and the trim on the hemline. You are a clever thing. Is it a halter neck? xxx

Renia said...

You look beautiful with this fringe! I love your shoes. Kisses x x x x

Vintage Coconut said...

Come on Canada bring us some savemarts. *lol*
A faux fringe is a lovely idea. If I ever grow my real one out I will purchase a faux one. *lol*

Anonymous said...

Ohhh those shoes are hot, hot, hot I lurve them. I'm loving the fringe to, it's such a clever idea a faux fringe, it never occurred to me such a thing would exist.

And yes the wedding dress is awfully hideous.

daiseedeb said...

You rawk the bangs, dearie. Why am I not surprised?
; 0

Forest City Fashionista said...

I honestly thought the fringe was your own til you confessed to it's faux-ness - it matches your hair perfectly! Desiree would definitely rock the orange ballroom number, but $50 is pretty steep, even for that divinely danceable skirt.

Deeply hideous wedding dress. I found mine at a vintage store for $50 when I got married in the 80's. It was really pretty, but someone stepped on the skirt and ripped the lace to shreds...ah well. The marriage didn't last that much longer than the dress.

joyatri said...

Who on earth is donating to that store. A frou-frou bride and her clown and ice-skating offspring? It's always fun to look though. I decided today that going into a charity shop and just looking is one of the most fun things in the world.
I love the carnival colors of your stripey frock and orange and blue accessories.
I didn't realize your fringe was faux. I thought it was fo' real.

CityScape Skybaby said...

When I saw you with that clown outfit I immediately pictured you doing a Goldfrappy post, from her Seventh Tree era, is that what that album was called? I have a crap memory these days. But I could really picture you like that Helga. I love your fringe, you really suit it so short, I've always lusted after a shortie fringe despite having a forehead like William Shakespeare's. I've often thought of buying a faux fringe as I too have fine hair and a gigantic cowlick that even hairdressers can't flatten. I'm gradually trying to dye my hair lighter and redder though, so I don't know how to get a good match, unless I dye the fringe every time I dye my hair I guess? My daughter dyed her hair and her hair extensions at the same time and it worked really well. This shop looks amazing too, lots of fun to rummage even if you didn't find anything you actually liked. xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

bwhahahahah, I can definitely see you in that clown outfit - I think you should look out for one. I love the fringe, it looks great, fab that it's fake, then if you get bored you can just take it off! Love today's outfit super duper stripes and orange! I'd love to have a rummage in that shop with you! THen you could pop over here and have a look a Midsomer Murders country! xxxx

Marla Robinson said...

I love your faux bangs (fringe). They really look lovely on you. What a fab outfit and those blue shoes- gorgeous.

Sacramento Amate said...

You look so beautiful in that paradise of frocks, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
Love the fringe.
take me with you, helgaaaaaaaaaaa.

Bella Q said...

YOU spin my wheels! Faux or no, you are for REALZ! I love your circus frock- and the fact your Helgatron hands made it is even more impressive. Frock on, gorgeous!

Devil made in Heaven said...

Ow, I love that ballroomdress! And that fringe looks good on you! It is nice to have a faux one, so you can choose to have one or not.
Love your bag!

Misfits Vintage said...

Bloody hell darling - you are SPLENDID in your gorgeous colours!!! The ballroom frock is exquisite - in fact, I see a few treasures in that shop (take me there pleeeease!). I love your fringe - good for you for hacking at it - I love it on you!

Love you more than stripes!

Sarah xxx

Rosina Lee said...

ZOMG those shoes!!!!!!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Oh those shoes and the stripey dress! I am in love!