Greta & Malou Greta and Malou’s interest in fashion was not particularly unusual considering it developed and matured on the cabaret stage. The unwritten rule was to use what you already had - whether or not it fit, fit the character or if it even fit with the rest of the outfit. Or not. Ripped, faded, outdated. tattered and forever used attire was highly preferred. Adorning my hair with feathers seems to have been one of my early passions. Perhaps it was just within reach when we needed to change looks for a photo shoot. We frivolously played our way to finding the right look and had fun. The record company execs decided to help us fix our ‘lack of style’ when we were chosen as contestants for the televised Swedish Melody Festival of 1977. They called in the legendary Swedish fashion designer, actor and drag queen Christer Lindarw. We were suddenly classy in gorgeous gold and purple creations. …This detour did not last long. Soon we found ourselves back on the Poor House stage, dressed in clothing of every type and condition. Of course, we were totally OK with worn, torn fishnet stockings. This is the official airbrushed press photo released by the record company of their two new singing artists. Truly nice girls. Homespun gals. Once upon time immemorial, in our own different ways, we were quite homespun. Greta’s proper skirt did match my stretchy jumpsuit. Maybe that was the look back then? Not a clue but, I probably thought it was comfy. Leather Ties, Titties and Titillation. Breasts and leather. Okay, here, Christer Lindarw has been at it again and dressed us in leather. Lot of leather straps, which were to be tied at the sides and up the front of the outfit, so that as many breasts and legs where as visible as possible in an invisible way. Hahaha – we were so cute! For some reason, Greta is wearing a wig. At The Sopot International Music Festival in Poland, we once again launched into our pop hit “Åh Vilken Sång” (I Feel A Song) when I came tumbling down the stairs before 600 million live TV viewers. YEAH BABY!! What you have to do to get some attention! We stood frozen in place, emotionless and dead serious, while belting out ”When You're Smiling”, vehemently loosening the wallpaper. The contrast was exquisite. It was challenging, but brought down the house! When something had to be fixed on the Cabaret Fattighuset (The Poor House) stage between numbers, we’d create entertaining interludes like dancing the Can-Can while others performed totally meaningless tasks. Yay! Our shows were crazy and just as wild, afterwards. Greta and Malou at EuroPride 2008. What an honor to be asked! And, once again, we got to rehearse our old choreography from the 1977 Swedish Melody Festival. Stretch your arms up over your head, short jump here, turn there, and step, step, step. We still had the choreography down and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the celebration. Designer Stefan Wåhlberg fashioned our costumes.