A conversation between a husband and wife in a North London home on Tuesday the 5th of March 2013...
-Mark, have you seen my Helga hat?
-My Helga hat; the hot pink & purple hat that Helga sent me.
-Nope, it wasn't my colour, so I put it back.
-No, I haven't seen it, have you lost it?!
-No, it's right here but I thought I'd just have a good old look for it anyway!
-Do you want me to help you look for it?
-Oh wait, I think I've found it! Will you bring up the salad tongs please?!
-I need them to grab the hat, it's stuck behind the shelf.
Hubby came up the stairs with the salad tongs and rescued the Helga hat from its captivity or perhaps rudely interrupted a fabulous party it was throwing for some of the more glamorous dust rats...
who knows about the secret life of Helga hats?!
I mean here we have a hat that has seen four and a bit decades pass by, lived in both New Zealand and the UK and Gourd only knows how many heads its graced in its lifetime?!
It is a fabulous hat that was sent to me a few years back by an equally fabulous woman, namely the blogosphere's much beloved and renowned Helga Von Trollop :)
The vintage maxi dress that I'm wearing today is an eBay buy from many moons ago. It's one of the very few frocks that I paid well over the odds for.
I couldn't help myself, I fell head over heels in love the print, as did somebody else.
A fierce bidding war broke out in which I came out victorious but significantly poorer.
I do love it though and it's one of the few frocks that I really couldn't bear to part with.
I actually had a rather strange dream a few nights ago about being at a car boot sale and I finding a jumpsuit in the very same fabric but the seller wouldn't sell it to me cause she only accepted gold coins and I had only pounds. When I begged her to sell it to me, she threatened to release a little leprechaun that she kept in a glass jar underneath her table, he looked like miniature Francis Begbie in a green suit and hat, so I ran away.
It would be absolutely fab to come across the jumpsuit in reality but I think I'd rather leave the strange woman with her Begbie leprechaun in the realms of dreamland.
I'm also wearing the beautiful cameo necklace from Lydia's Lockets that Mark won for me in the tombola at The Dandy Lion Market.
I scored the fabulous suede waistcoat from a vintage dealer friend a few years ago, it has been a staple piece in my wardrobe ever since.
I love the design on the back and it's a really well made garment.
Although spring is still only teetering, today there is definitely a feeling in the air that winter loosing its steely grip.
The suns rays feel much more warming and nourishing for the soul.
Bring on the spring!
Can you see why I went bonkers for this frock?
It is a psychedelic print extravaganza that positively swings open the doors of perception.
Who needs mind bending drugs when you can gaze upon this fabulous kaleidoscopic fabric all day long?!
|Vintage 60s Helga hat, 60s psychedelic print maxi dress, 60s suede waistcoat, 70s suede jacket, 70s boots, velvet gloves & Frocktasia earrings.|
Today's music clip is by Loafer the band that the delectable Helga sings in, enjoy :)
Hope you are all having a great week.
Lot's of love,