Monday, January 23, 2012

"Boom boom boom, I want you in my room"

Hello my lovely ones. How are you all? Did anyone recognise the lyric that titled my post? I don't know about you and your country, but when I was a teenager in Australia we liked nothing better than to move our body to some Vengaboys. I know they were well liked by my cousins and I and we knew all the words and we basically just dug them, A LOT. So to our excitement, coming back with the surge of all things 90's (and with a last minute on the day decision; we texted our friends scattered around Wollongong and Sydney and planned road trip up to New Castle- the Sydney show was sold out) to catch The Vengaboys live!

Would it be terrible like Whitney Houston and Boy George when they returned to Australia? Would it be full of oldies trying to reclaim their youth? Can we verify the rumours that the two girl singers really were men? We waited and endured the horrible pre-show line up, we danced to the awesome 90's music and early 2000's like we were at our high school discos and early clubbing days and we were so FRIKKEN HAPPY when they graced the stage to sing all their hits (well they mimed a few but it was still cool seeing them do their thing right in front of us). There was no fancy lighting and back drops, just a reason for friends to scramble together, take a roadtrip and dance our asses off to our old favourite songs. I loved The Vengaboys.

First to arrive and take over the dancefloor :)

Sorry about the photo quality. These pics were taken on my sisters little point and shoot camera but don't you just love the costumes?

What I wore:
My jacket was second hand. I could fill a whole plastic bag for $2 and this was one of the things that I shoved into it. I love the colour, and the shoulders and the buttons....
my skirt was actually I dress that I picked up for $1 I think. I loved the pattern and it was a long flowy dress but it was so narrow and made for a tiny waist. But I brought it anyways because I knew I could do something with it. So I chopped it off at the waist and sewed it with an elastic waist. Bag is thrifted. My earrings were also shoved in the $2 bag but I don't know if you can see them clearly...they are really cool like an old chain from the 80's.

We stopped in Sydney and got ready in my cousin's garage because no one was home.
Hair was chucked up quickly and sprayed in place with my friends hairspray. It was a last minute "please bring hairspray if you haven't already left" text, and as always they came through.
That's why I love them so.

Big Love,

Falala Mele xo


  1. Such a riot of colour, and a great outfit as always! I've quite fond memories of the Vengaboys....they were popular just as I started going out clubbing/drinking with friends, so it reminds me of cheesy nights in terrible clubs!

    I never heard that rumour about the girls being men though!

  2. Mele you look so slim! Girl check you out ps. I loved that song all throughout high school you ladies are so lucky :)


  3. @ confusedbrit: lol it must be us crazy aussies making up that rubbish. I swear two people asked me if they were really girls. I always thought they were girls but it just goes to show how fast rumours spread

    @Deja: I haven't been doing must be trick photography :p

  4. great jacket! i love the color as well. and for less than $2, who could resist?!