Melbourne Finds and a Fashion Exhibition

Today’s outfit consists of old favourites , Moyuru dress and jacket and Scotch and Soda pussy bow shirt, worn with a two of my purchases from my recent visit to Melbourne.

I couldn’t resist this pearl studded beret , found at David Jones, an Australian department store. I know it will pair with many things over Winter and be worn for many years to come.

I must admit that my favourite purchase is this ruffled edge bangle from Dinosaur Designs. Dinosaur Designs is an Australian company that was started by two designers when they were in art school. All their products from jewellery to home products are hand made and crafted from resin.

I so enjoyed my time in Melbourne , I may live in a small place but I am a city girl at heart and really feel alive in the buzz of a large city. I also caught up with a couple of IG friends that I met when I visited Melbourne for the Dior Exhibition in 2017. Suzanne is a Melbourne based stylist and we share many similar ideas on ethical fashion issues. I was thrilled to be introduced , by Suzanne to several small designers , whose work I had seen online.  We shared a delicious lunch at a local cafe and were just so busy talking that we neglected to take any photos together. Suzannes IG profile is @ airofdistinction.

My other IG friend Elma and I met for lunch at the National Gallery of Victoria on a very wet Friday. I arrived looking like a drowned rat with dripping, wet hair and soggy wet shoes and skirt, not the most elegant of entrances.

After lunch Elma and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon viewing the Krystyna Campbell -Pretty Fashion Gift. This collection consists of over 250 garments , designers sketches , workbooks, photographs and fashion magazines. The collection was gifted over the last three years by NGV board member and philanthropist Krystyna Campbell-Pretty in memory of her late husband.

The collection includes garments from the late 19th. century to the present day and features designers including Charles Frederick Worth, Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaperelli, Madame Gres, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix and Alexander Mc Queen.

Krystyna describes fashion as living history and after viewing several exhibitions over the years I fully agree .

I must admit to enjoying the exhibition twice , it really was that good , not just for the stunning garments but for its setting among the permanent artworks in the gallery.


Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.




  1. May 21, 2019 / 11:58 am

    You can’t beat a blogger meet up! What a mouthwatering exhibition. The iconic Paco Rabanne chainmail dress and that Victorian soutache jacket – be still my beating heart!
    Your outfit is worthy of exhibition status. I love how you champion Australian designers. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      May 22, 2019 / 5:09 am

      Many thanks Vix, I agree blogger meet ups are the best as you usually have so much in common. The exhibition really was quite incredible. Funny you should mention The Paco Rabonne chain mail dress, I did think of you when I saw this one. I do like to support our Australian designers if and when I can.

  2. May 23, 2019 / 6:42 am

    What a wonderful exhibition! Thanks for sharing this photos.
    And your outfit is great, too. I love those white sunglasses.

    • grownupglamour
      May 23, 2019 / 11:34 am

      Many thanks Tiina, it was a wonderful exhibition , my pleasure to share. I was so pleased to find the white sunnies I had been searching for a pair for ages.

  3. May 24, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    What a wonderful exhibition! I really like the souvenirs you got from your trip too, especially the bracelet! It’s great you could catch up with blogger friends and have a good time despite the weather! 🙂

    Hope that your week is going well and you have a great weekend ahead of you 🙂 Thanks for joining the link up!

    • grownupglamour
      May 29, 2019 / 5:46 am

      Thank you Mica , it was such a wonderful exhibition I am so pleased I was able to see it. I am thrilled with my Dinosaur designs bangle.Its always good to catch up with blogger friends as you have much in common. Always my pleasure to join the link up.

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