Friday, November 21, 2008

Ging Gang Goolie


Ging Gang Goolie is a gibberish scouting song (still popular among the Boy Scouts & Girl Guides), which may have been inspired by African songs.

In the deepest darkest Africa, every year, after the rains, the "Great Grey Ghost Elephant" arose from the mists and wandered throughout the land. When it came to a village, it would either go around the village or through it. Villagers believed that if it went around the village, the village would have a prosperous year, and if it went through it, there would be a drought. The elephant had gone through the village of 'Wat-Cha' 3 years in a row, and the situation was really bad in the village. A plan to deter the elephant from going through the village was made by Ging-Ganga, the village leader & Hay-la-shay, the medicine man. Ging-Ganga & his warriors were going to frighten the elephant by standing in its path & shaking their shields and spears. Hay-la-shay & his followers were going to cast magic spells, and frighten the elephant by the sound of shaking medicine bags. When the elephant arrived, the villagers gathered at the border of the village and started shouting the name of their leaders, "Ging-Ganga" and "Ha-lay-shay". 'Shally wally' was the sound made by shaking medicine bags. The villagers were successful in their plan, and the elephant went around the village, making the "Oompah, oompah" sound. The villagers rejoiced and sang the "Ging Gang..." song.


Ging gang goolie goolie goolie goolie watcha,
Ging gang goo, ging gang goo.
Ging gang goolie goolie goolie goolie watcha,
Ging gang goo, ging gang goo.
Hayla, oh hayla shayla, hayla shayla, shayla, oh-ho,
Hayla, oh hayla shayla, hayla shayla, shayla, oh.
Shally wally, shally wally, shally wally, shally wally,
Oompah, oompah, oompah, oompah.


Shoes: Marni, Dress: Nina Ricci, Jacket: Stella McCartney Ging Gang Goolie,
Cuff: Tom Binns, Pendant: Christmas ornament I bought at Orson & Blake.
It was so cold & windy!


Stella McCartney 'scrawled' (or rather, printed) the Ging Gang Goolie lyrics across this silk 'Ging Gang Goolie' jacket, which I fell in love with a few years ago.


(www.style.com)

Thought I'd add a close-up of the neckline of the Nina Ricci dress, as it's hard to see in my photo, I love the gauzey pleated silk over the white jersey dress!

39 comments:

  1. Those jackets looks so luxurious!!!
    Gorgeous, I love the grey colour its. You never ever disappoint, always look immaculate

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  2. oi!!! amei a sandália - linda! bjs!

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  3. your interpretation of the jacket is very elegant.

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  4. oh my god !!! the outfit is such a great mix of cool and elegance. the satin jacket is so luxurious as diamondsinchampagne says, and i love the dress (all the shades of purple and pink are my favourites). the pleats give to silk chiffon a romantic and evanescent look. the amazing shoes make it a perfect outfit !!!

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  5. diamondsinchampagne - Thank you so much!

    Claudia - Muito obrigada! Bjs!

    Songy & Mimi - Thanks! :)

    DYDWD - Wow! You described that so beautifully, merci beacoup! Bisous xx

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  6. Adoro quando vc usa estas sandalias, elas sao fierce! haha Adorei a jaqueta, bjs!

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  7. definitely nice combinations.
    got a lot to read here!

    thanks for answering my question at facehunter. :)

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  8. I love the jacket! You really know how to put an outfit together, girl. :)

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  9. u look stunning hun!
    not sure whether it's warm enough for meeh to wear it in the city, but it's fabulous!

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  10. I love everything you have on!

    I want that jacket for my own, as well as those shoes.

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  11. I love everything you have on!

    I want that jacket for my own, as well as those shoes.

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  12. That jacket is insane. Loved the whole outfit

    C.

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  13. hi!

    Just today I went to the adidas' store and I saw great jackets from Stella M.
    It is so awsome, modern and perfect! I would like to have all!!!

    About the brazilian wine, try Miolo, they are my fav.!

    a kiss and have a great weekend!

    Will you trip for here?

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  14. Thankd for the comment on my blog! next time you should come to Israel with your sister :) and if you do tell me =)

    love your shoes..

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  15. I love your outfit, especially that amazing dress!

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  16. envy envy envy :o) u got all these clothes and a wonderful sense of style hhmm n i LOVE THOS SHOES :o)

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  17. When I first started reading your post I was just thinking to myself, "Riight.... Ging gang goolie..."

    Haha... anyways, great mixture of slouchiness and luxury in terms of the fabrics with this look.

    Ging gang goolie, indeed.

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  18. I love the dress. It looks amazing with the Marni shoes.

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  19. amazing backstory to the jacket. that jacket is absolutely gorgeous. i never really pay that much attention to stella, but i like how she takes sportswear and makes it very luxe.
    you look elegant as always

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  20. wow, really beautiful outfit...
    you're so lucky when you can afford such amazing pieces of clothes
    i can't afford even some nice pair of shoes and dress for hanging out at Saturdays...

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  21. Thanks for telling the story about "Ging gang goolie" - I've never heard it before! Love the jacket, you look so fabulous, and the dress is fantastic. You've got style, dear <3

    xox

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  22. Thank you so much everyone for such lovely comments! :)

    Kira - Nao vou pra Recife, mas vou pra Bahia, Rio, Paraty, Buzios, Foz do Iguacu & algumas cidades no estado de Sao Paulo. Obrigada por tua dica ;) xx

    The man who knew too much - You're welcome!

    saray - Thanks! And I sure will ;) xx

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  23. Hey :) Just wanted to let you know that I think CYDWOQs are available online at cydwoq.com! All their flat sandals are EXTREMELY comfy and they do have a couple boho-pretty kind of designs. If you're planning to buy them online just be aware that sometimes they're a bit... clunkier in real life.

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  24. Saludos desde Venezuela
    Me encanta tu vestido. La chaqueta es simplemente hermosa.
    Kathy

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  25. Thanks gerry!

    Kathy - Muchas gracias por su comentario!

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  26. fabulous shoes...luv your style dear...you have a great trip ;)

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  27. i love those marni shoes! XD gorgeous dress too!

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  28. That jacket is really amazing.
    And you look super gorgeous!

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  29. Ok me encanta como te luce la chaqueta!

    de verdad que esta genial !

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  30. LENORENEVERMORE, detailsofthefabric, Merily - Thanks for your lovely comments!

    Juaи + - Muchas gracias!

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  31. The Stella jacket is stunningly slinky....

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  32. i am LOVING your site - so glad i found you! amazing jackets for sure. i really miss the stella/chloe days....

    i would love to link sites!
    http://www.lifestyledissected.blogspot.com/



    x
    melissa

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  33. that is the coolest jacket! i love it:)

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