A clenched fist to your heart, coal dust on your lungs


Big hair, big skirt...what more could a gal ask for?!
( Although it was naughty to go out without a hat...but no repercussions! Hurrah! )
I'm more than a little inspired by Swedish blogger Elsa Billgren with this frock.
I have quite a crush on her and her amazing square dance frock collection!
Can't understand a word, but who cares, when the pictures are so lovely and her frocks so divoon?!









We had a great gig on Saturday night, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and played pretty well, we think!
We certainly seemed to go down well with the punters.
I do love compliments!
I wore this:



Frock-a 60's square dance number, Etsy
Coat-70's, opshopped
Cardi-opshopped
Tights-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Hairflower-gift
Handbag-early 60's Rex, G's Mama got it for her 21st
Black beads-gift
White beads-opshopped
Earrings-opshopped
Sunglasses-Wasteland, San Francisco

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34 comments:

freckleface said...

Firrsssssst! Hurrah!

As you know, I adore you in that orange and gold gown, just beautiful. But I also love your square dancing frocks. You've inspired me to want one. I keep looking through etsy to see what's what.

Glad your gig was so successful! Your hair is so wonderfully bright red at the moment and BIG! Compliments to you! xxxxxxx

Sarah DeLicatease said...

I'd love to see you perform! Your outfit is so pretty, that swing dress is amazing !:) I love the last pic!! <3

Frocktasia said...

Elsa rocks as does her dreamy frocks but reading wise your blog is much more fun in my opinion. Love this fabulous monochrome ensemble and the orange and gold maxi frock is spectacular, you look amazing!
...xXx

Sue said...

Woofrickenhoooo!! Or is that yee haa!! You certainly look fabuspunkly in your black and white!

Val Sparkle said...

You are a vision in black & white, which makes your Titian red hair even more vibrant. As gorgeous as that outfit is, I just LOVE your stage outfit!! Fabulous!!!

Max said...

a goddess in gingham, you can it seems rock most anything, colour, shape or pattern, in addition to an audience x

Vix said...

Gah! I'd forgotten that gloriarse lurex frock, what a splendid stage costume. No wonder you went down a storm with the fans.
Love the square dancing frock, too. You're the only woman in the world who looks sexy in white tights, I swear. Your hair is tremendous and your Mama's bag is the business!
I'm 7th - fashionably late, darlin'!
Love you! xxxxx

Krista Gassib said...

I can't possibly pick which I like better they are both so yummy in totally opposite ways! I also took a peek at Elsa's blog, how pretty those pictures and she are indeed! Your hair is extra big and fiery, no hat needed! I'm so glad you guys rocked it, I had no doubt about that. Those gold gloves meow friggin YOW! I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are my favorite rock star.
LOVEYOUMORETHANGOLD
XXOOO

Mariela said...

That orange and gold dress is just amazing. it looks great on you.

The Grande Dame said...

How very rockabilly! Your big bright hair stands out so well against this outfit. Love the little ruffles on the dress! I think I want this entire outfit, except I might fall over in those shoes! You look stunning in your grecian goddess gig outfit too :)

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I'm dying to get my hands on a square dancing frock. You & Sarah have me utterly converted. I love all of your matchy matchy details. Absolutely fabularse darling! Xx

Hannah said...

Beautiful barn dance dress, they are so swirly! You look amazing in the orange ensemble, like some futuristic mega babe! xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

Well heeeell YES! Darling, I just love every. single. thing. going on here. EVERYTHING.

The frock is magnificunt! I love the little ruffly detail. The beads are DARLING. Your hair is a marvellous mountain of molten lava!

And fuck a motherfucking duck, what I wouldn't give to twirl with you this afternoon.

Love your ruffles!

Sistercousinwife xxxxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

Glourious Helga!! Love it .
Xxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

You look so striking with your red hair against all the monochrome Helga, and your red and gold outfit is just gorgeous, no wonder the audience loved you. I haven't seen Elsa's blog, I must have a nosy now. xx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Of course Elsas pictures are lovely and she's really stunning beautiful (I've seen her in real life a few times) but I have to agree with Frocktasia - your blog is more fun.

two squirrels said...

Oh I am with you lovely Miss Helga......a square dance dress is just perfect.....I have a couple and just love all the fabric in the skirt.......
Now you look just so fantastic in gingham and we are loving the wonderful bee hive hairdo.......
Wow I can imagine the crowd went crazy seeing beautiful you on stage singing.....yay for a fabulous gig.
Love V

bonsaimum said...

Glad your gig went well. You are looking divine as always.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Dear god you are bloody gorgeous darlin'!! I luuuuuuuuuuuurve your black and white swirltastic frock so much and how is it you rock white tights SO HARD baby?!!!! Your haaaaaaaaaaaaair - GAH!!!!! So frickin' HIGH, it's on steroids!!!!!!!!!! Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaah!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

pastcaring said...

Look at the mountainous hair, darling! It's sky high and bloody gorgeous! Loving the swirly ruffley monochrome frock, I bet we could see your safety pants if you gave us a proper twirl. Yes, that IS a request for a flash of your undies!
Good to know the gig went down a storm, and my goodness, you look amazing in that orange/gold confection, utterly divinely divalicious. Nigella would definitely approve! xxxxx

edie pop said...

The dress is so pretty that after looking at you and Elsa rocking the square dance look, I started to hope to find a similar one somewhere and as soon as possible!!!
I love your take on the frock, the black & white and the Japanese gothic Lolita vibe! You are perfect and I adore the gold and orange vintage evening dress, I'm sure your performance was unforgettable, I hope to listen soon to some of the songs!!
Love xxxxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh, so GORGEOUS! Striking silhouettes all around, I love your gigantic hair, furry coat, and white tights, and your performance ensemble is tremendous - gold gloves!!! -! Your last photo is a fave, you have struck the exact perfect balance of pretty and menacing with your twirly ruffles and dangerous bag! Masterful!!! xoxoxoxo

Tamera Wolfe said...

Those punters would've paid big bucks to just admire your glorious self in gold lame and orange!!

I adore you in your black and white--who's have thought a square dance frock could become so fabulous??

lasophia said...

So that's how you wear a square dance frock in cold weather. Thank you for the tutorial. And you're right, personal style blogging transcends all language. Love your gig frock. Oh so fancy.

señora Allnut said...

love your glorious monochromatic outfit, you're like a pretty gothic doll with the more fabulous hairstyle!!, love that gingham dress and your bag!!!
And love your rockstar orange and gold appearance!!, fabulousness!
besos

Renia said...

I love both outfits but this white and black dress just stole my heart! Amazing:)! Kisses x x x

Forest City Fashionista said...

Oooh, monochrome magnificence topped with fab hair! You will be able to do-si-do with the best in that swirly skirt. Love the fire colours in the second outfit too - You are Hot, Hot, Hot, darlin!

BellaBean Vintage said...

Gorgeous in black and white and then lurex!! What could be better!

Sara said...

Well, as someone who DOES understand Elsa's blog, I think yours is much more fun! Love your hair at the moment. I might try and copy your 'do this Friday, as I want a beehive-esque up do for the B52s concert I'm going to on Friday night! ~ LittleMissPlump (Sara)

Michelle said...

That dress looks like it is so much fun to wear! The volume of the skirt is great. I'm also loving your furry coat. I have a very similar one in white and it makes me feel so lovely when I wear it.

xo, Michelle
Neon Rattail

Janice Tutone said...

Holy Hotness with your hair in that ice-cream cone up-do!!! Love it! And the gown is exquisite on you! XXX

Emalina said...

Love your BIG hair! You wear that monochrome gingham with utter cool, dear Helga, and the best matchy matchy accessories. Plus you're looking hot to trot in the gig outfit, no wonder you wowed the crowd!

Marla Robinson said...

Love that black and white dress.

wardrobeexperience said...

what did i miss, what did i miss ... oooooh, so many breathtaking outfits!
i'm a maniac for square dance dresses and skirts ... this little gingham number is so pretty. i would wear it right away.