Helga

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Location New Zealand
Introduction I’m a vintage freak who loves cats, likes to sing, cook, watch 70's English sitcoms, read, go opshopping, have bouffant hair and prance about in a most unseemly manner.
Interests Reading, 1920's, 1930's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, Indian kitsch, catholic kitsch, kitsch in general, 70's English sitcoms, Blaxploitation, high heels, The Bloomsbury Group, early 20th century bohemians, Pre Raphaelites, art, making music, sewing, dressing up, making an ass of myself, pottery, disco, Biba, fairy lights, foreign films, Anais Nin, Russ Meyer, Radley Metzger, Frida Kahlo, Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Marilyn Monroe, British Monarchy, ethnic jewellry, vintage jewellery, Victorian mourning jewellery, ethnic interiors, folk costume, Glam Rock, Cynthia Myers, Pam Grier, sex kittens of the 50's/60's/70's like Bridgette Bardot & Ann Margret, Sophia Loren, circus costumes, shoes, crafty pursuits, clothes of all eras, red wine, Directoire, Belle Epoque, Victorian, burlesque, tattoos, colour!, constant pursuit of knowledge and self improvement, cooking, cats, singing, travel, astrology, runes, Mexicana, eating Thai, Mexican & Indian food, tequila, vodka, gin & tonic, tacky cocktails, old suitcases, ducks, otters, sleeping.....and lots more!
Favorite Movies Henry & June, Amelie, La Reine Margot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Like Water for Chocolate, Betty Blue, The Piano, Gadjo Dilo, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, True Romance, A Room With A View, The Age of Innocence, Score!, The Painted Veil, Gosford Park, Snakeskin, Frida, Babyface, Coffy, Friday Foster, Some Like it Hot, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Persuasion(the BBC adaption with Amanda Root), Legally Blonde, Angels & Insects, Monsoon Wedding, Cabaret, Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Marie Antoinette, Deathproof, An Education, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Moulin Rouge, Supervixens, Vanity Fair, Velvet Goldmine, The Women(1939), The Hunger, Immortal Beloved, Dogs In Space, Suburbia, Jude, The King's Speech.....and squillions more....
Favorite Music Siouxsie & The Banshees, All About Eve, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Moloko, Cocteau Twins, AC/DC, Jet, Rammstein, Sisters of Mercy, Goldfrapp, Neil Young, Bauhaus, Yma Sumac, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, The Kills, The Strokes, Heart, Eagles of Death Metal, Interpol; I listen to most genres and many more bands and singers I couldn't even begin to mention.
Favorite Books Lisa St Aubin de Teran, Frances Mayes, Anais Nin, Ruth Reichl, Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen are just some of my favourite writers...

When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?

No, I popped them into a cocktail.