Saturday, 12 May 2012

FRIDA KAHLO GOES TIKI PIN UP GOES PREGGERS


Quite a lot of contradictions there in the head line yes.

But that however was the inspiration.


Yesterday I did something I haven't done in a very long time, rarely ever; I went to a burlesque party where I did not perform. Weird. The event and theme was spring awakening (although I think Summer Awakening would be more in it's place by now, oh yes!) so I went all bazookas on flowers, fruits and big beads, warming up at home with Phyllis Dillon, Hawaiian guitars and pine apple juice (instead of tropical drinks, sniff).



The jewelry is old, my flowers from a plant store and the sequied kiwi shoe clips made by my fellow Bitty Tinker Bell.



Remember this dress? From Teneriffe earlier this year (when HAHAHA my bump was so small. And I thought it big then, well, of course I did :) I altered it a bit by 'sweethearthing' the neck line and adding shoulder straps to make it less tourist beach and more dressy.

If you're out in Helsinki tonight and are in the mood for more quality partying there's a dresscoded 20's themed speakeasy at the casino. Not for me though, even though I'd have a great outfit and all (the gold-and-blue one I made for HBF this year) ; but after getting up at eight in the morning to finnish off sewing some tassels for the not only one but two bachelorette burlesque dance workshops I held today I am totally worn out and will leave the late night dancing for somebody else who will not give birth in a few weeks...

So now I'm out in the countryside making pineapple-banana milkshakes with Eddi instead! Even better.
But the band starts playing at eleven, if interested.

16 comments:

T. said...

WOW! Just WOW :)

MistressCatgirl said...

You look amazing!

Kit said...

This is such a great look- I love it!

Miss Maple said...

Dear Ulrika, you're looking so beautiful with all that flowers on your head and on your dress. I like everything: your eyeshadow, your earrings, your necklace and bangles, ... It was a good idea to add the bold black straps to your dress. It then looks more like an evening dress. You fulfill your chosen headline: You're a 40s tiki beauty and a Mexican and pre-Colombian beauty. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pictures. Have a nice Sunday!

Jenny Olofsson said...

Your look wonderful :D

Cláudia Paulino said...

I loved the dress and hair accessories!
well to remember Frida Kahlo, also has an air of Tropicalism,
a Brazilian, a reminder of the tropics!
Thank you for your visit on my blog! I am happy and honored!
Kisses and a great Sunday to you

For The Love of Betty said...

the look is stunning
the name of the post is hilarious

Maja said...

I second that: Wow just WOW!

Dashfield Vintage said...

Wow lady you're unstoppable! Mere weeks from giving birth and you still manage to look stunning and go to burlesque shows!

Natalia L. said...

How can you look so gorgeous all the time?
I love all those flowers in your hair!

Girls that glitter love the dark
xoxo

vio said...

you're so so pretty!


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Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

Wow you look stunning! I love what you did to alter the dress, it looks gorgeous! And with all those flowers, it's wonderful! :) Enjoy your evening! Get good rest! :) Zoë x

Lisa said...

Wow! Amazing.

CherryRosesea said...

You look absolutly amazing!! A mommy box!? That is just too cool of Finland... Best wishes on your baby and family!!

mlle.a said...

You are so pretty!! I love what you did with the dress, really gorgeous. And your hair do is beautiful!

Little Rascal said...

OMG! My OTT-heart is screaming "Yes! Yes! YES!"
This is SO my kind of thing and you sure pull it off big time, no pun intended.
You look absolutely fab! <3