Just spent the weekend in the beautiful city of Melbourne, checking out vintage cars, vintage clothes, walking around looking at iconic buildings and eating really good food. I have come back totally focussed on getting together my Spring and Summer look - Vintage! I just love the easy elegance of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. For that we have to thank Mademoiselle Chanel, among others. She totally revolutionised how women dressed from the 1920s an onwards. Just to let you know what we saw down there: first day was a visit to Rippon Lea; a lovely old house in Elsternwick. They were showing an exhibit of costumes from the Australian TV series, Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. Unfortunately, no photographs were allowed to be taken within the house, so you'll get to see the costumes when you click on the following link:
The next day we popped into the Melbourne Exhibition Hall to see amazingly preserved and restored classic cars. Totally loving the old Rolls Royces, but I can easily live with Bugattis, Duesenburgs and Jaguars!
Following that was a trip to the National Gallery of Victoria to check out the Edward Steichen photography for Vogue. Plus the amazing and gorgeous couture fashions that were on display... again no photos allowed... but I found some online to show you anyway!
For an amazing breakfast, you cannot go past the Delicatessen in Brunswick Street.
Dinner requirements are cheerfully and tastefully catered for at Hell of the North in Greeves Street, behind the yellow door ... interesting name, excellent food and service.