Fall in glistening showers such a tender descent

It was a raging case of hair experimentation.
Who knew dealing with hair was so damned difficult?!
My hair, frankly, irritates the shit out of me, but I would't dream of cutting it in a million years!
It was sweet of y'all to go into raptures the other week, when I wore it out, but you have NO FRIGGING IDEA how hard it was to get it not to look like a flat, straggly flannel thing on my head!
It's fine, knots easily, and itches my face.
I'm not above having a childish tanty, and I frequently do when I attempt to do anything other than shove it up into a beehive!!!
It's my signature look, anyways.

G went motorbike riding with his elder brother and a friend last...or was it the one before?!-Sunday, and I popped up to meet them at a pub on the outskirts of town for a gentle drinkie.
(I was driving, so it was tomato juice for me, as I am far too paranoid to have any alcohol in my system when I'm driving. Especially if I'm playing Siouxsie, or Rammstein, as it makes me feisty. Best not to tempt fate.)
G and his mate ride Norton's; G's is 1973 Commando 750, and Vaughn's is a '59 something-or-other.
They're terribly manly, and so cute when other blokes come and perve at their machinery!!!

I wore:
Frock-theatre sale
Coat-70's, opshopped
Belt-thrifted in New Mexico
Tights-retail, mesh ones off Trade Me (growler eaten, dammit)
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-50's/60's, a school fair for a whole dollar
Earrings-also thrifted in New Mexico, in Truth or Consequences, actually!
(Love that name, and such a great little town!)
Stole-Trade Me

Sexy man-scored him at work, over 22 years ago!

I do kinda like it, although I had to stab myself in the head forty times with bobby pins in order to have it look artless and ever so casual.


PS-I'm quite amazed at just how many of you have a garden out there! YAYS!


PepperReed said...

Love it!! My hair is *STICK* straight, which means if it's humid it sticks to my head, if it's dry, it sticks to my head, if it's cold, it sticks... well, you get the point.

I usually have short hair (a cropped bob) which i LOVE, but decided to be an unconventional old bag and grow it out long! It's my way of flipping the bird to society who thinks I should cut it off now that it's going gray and wear sackcloth and ashes everywhere.

You look Frabjous as per usual and your coat is Plush! Those grapes are pretty fantastic too!

PepperReed said...

Oh! And Hottie G! It never ceases to amaze me how much he looks like my Dad's family (they all ride bikes too): http://on.fb.me/1nP73a0

pastcaring said...

Well, however you did whatever you did, your hair looks bloody gorgeous! It always does, so you must be doing something right, even if it drives you bonkers.
You're looking so pretty in pink, darling, all oldie-worldie elegant and romantic. Gorgeous frock, love the hat from Bella and the divine coat.
And look at G, he's got a smug face on, as befits a man with a cool bike which other blokes envy! But then I bet other blokes envy the fact he's got you too, so he's probably smug all the time!
Loooove that last pic; looooove you too! xxxxx

thorne garnet said...

I think I have 3 styles for my hair: down, a bun, a braid or 2 and a pony tail. Oh, that's 4. Never could figure out what to do with the mess. Yours looks sweet. Although I did think the stole was your hair!

mondoagogo said...

My hair is just, eh. I hate to fuss with it, so I just cut it short to chin level. Luckily it's naturally curly so it doesn't matter if it's uneven, although it has a tendency towards frizz which is annoying. Your hair looks well worth the effort here -- and those grapes look superjuciy!

Vix said...

It looks fecking fabulous! Funnily enough I was experimenting this morning, it looked great from the front and bloody awful from behind. Drives me daft.
Yours on the other hand looks glamorous and sleek and gorgeous as do you in pink.
Me and their machines, gawd bless 'em!
Love you! xxxx

beate grigutsch said...

love that hairdo! and kudos to your patience doing it! i´m a hopeless case with elaborate hairstyles....
the outfit - reptile bag, furs, pink, fishnets.... trés chic and very glamourous!!!! and you match the grapes :-)
and not only that your man is sooo handsome - he drives a cool vintage bike! how cool is that!

darkelady said...

My hair drives me nuts as well. It is down to my backside and thin. I usually keep it in a braided pigtail. Your comment about the hairpins reminds me of Jo March in Little Women.Getting ready for a party she had 19 hairpins sticking straght into her head, but she had to endure to be elegant. Or something like that.
By the way I am a lurker. I enjoy your blog. You are a lucky girl to have G. What a handsome guy.

Krista Gassib said...

What is this some weird kinda hair day. I totally did my hair like Yolindi it looked CRAY CRAY! I am smitten with these pain in the ass curls you look oh so sophisticated, my lady! Where is the picture of you dry humping G's bike, huh???? I just love the last two shot of you both looking so dam delicious!

I want to eat your grapes and frolic in the garden!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Feck me I love the new hair!!! It's all Bloomsbury and Mrs Parker-like - you need your portrait painted darling!!! Bastard growler-eating tights - I'm going through them like tissues here -OSFA fucking does not fit all thank you very much!! Nearly wet myself at the incredible floral skirt-mesh tight layering combo with gorgeous fur!!!! Woof indeed to manly leathers and vintage bike-riding hot boys!! xoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxooxox

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Sheila said...

Wow, the hair is an impressive feat of engineering - and really, it looks amazing and so elegant (snort, so like you, snort).

Oh, boys and their toys. I love motorcycles, so damned sexy.

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Love the hair! Great job! Do G's the same!! ;-D lol

Shawna McComber said...

It looks really pretty and I am envious of your ability to do such things with your hair. I see I am not the first person to get the idea that you should give G a bee hive or a lovely updo. Is that legal, finding a sexy man at work and making off with him? Lucky you!

Sue said...

22 years with the G man, well done you two!! Perfect combination of personalities I would say. And where are the photos of the men folk on their bikes???? Love your hair no matter what you do with it, you always look nothing short of spectacular!

Carina Rosenholm said...

22 years of bliss ... its love . Love the look, the bag and the music of choice while driving. The only problem with Ramstein while driving is speeding ....
The hair is great - how do you manage ? I can hardly do a pony tail.

Tatjana Dmitrović Drljan said...

Love this look and your hair style too.
Perfect combination as always :)

Anonymous said...

Hair is the bane of every females life after the age of 12! I'm constantly at war with mine and have to take 10 photos if it turns out well ion any given day- which is seldom at the moment.

That hair do looks SO GLAM on you...worth all the hard work and scalp mutilation. xx Shauna

peaches mcginty said...

Oooh gorgeous! you may have been impaled by multiple pins but you look blooming ravishing! I gave up on my hair years ago but we have a very civil relationship just as long as I don't kill it with too many chemicals, fair enough! I do like a bit of manly peacocking over stuff too and I love your grapes, you grow grapes!so fecking brilliant! x x x

Louise McDonagh said...

Looking beautiful as always.

Goody said...

Geez, the best thing I ever snagged at work was office supplies-you did well!

I like the hairdo, but your beehive is so magnificent as well. It may cause you trouble to style, but it always looks great from here.

In the unlikely event you ever get rid of that coat-let me know first? That is one hell of a coat.

Divya Morris said...

LOL, Truth or Consequences, home to a serial killer....I love that

Forest City Fashionista said...

My God we spend so much of our time fussing with our hair, even when we don't have much of it ;) I am ALL about curls right now, but I'm sure the curling iron is frying my hair.

You look tres chic in your fur and curls. It is sooo cool that you and the G man have been together for 22 years - that is worth celebrating in this day and age of disposable relationships.

Hannah Spanner said...

Witwoo you look beautiful the hair is gorgeous, I have the exact same hair type fine and self dreadlocks aha. Love the brown and pink combo and love that you get feisty listening to rammstein in the car, me too!! xxx

freckleface said...

You beautiful creature, I love what you've done with your hair. It looks like a 1930s do to me, the kind where they wanted to look modern but didn't want to chop it all off. I'm with you, driving = no alcohol. Jeez, i don't drive well enough sober to go tempting fate. You're so right, anything a bit lively makes me go a bit speedy Gonzales! Oops! Well done for scoring that fox at work, you smooth operator! Hope you are having a blissful weekend my love! Xxxxxxx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I'm loving the hair!! Such much more creative than my ponytail, ponytail with bangs or just down. Bah!

Carol said...

Hello darling Helga - I too love your hair! Gorgeous! I stupidly cut all mine off early this year, but hair grows, right?
The stole I adore - I remember being in church as a young one, and the women of that era would wear them, and I would stare for hours at the little beady eyes of the foxes. (not sure your stole has the fox head biting into its tail or not). Just treated myself to a knitting pattern book, which has a version of the fox stole in it, so I'm going to make one for myself.
I have been to Truth or Consequence - there was a little second hand store/antique store there, and my son and I went into it - this was probably about 15 years ago or so. I wonder if I bought anything from that store?

Trees said...

I think your hair looks just lovely Helga and also - THAT HAT!! I love it :D

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Very fancy hair! Really dig those tights, too!

liz said...

Aw pretty pretty hair!

Tatjana Dmitrović Drljan said...

Love this brown post with you.
The hair is an impressive and big love for your hat :)