Spots and hearts

January 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Here are some pics from our lovely weekend in Melbourne… On this visit I didn’t have my usual luck at the Chapel Street Bazaar at Prahran, but it’s always worth a look. I did find these mint condition vintage flying swallow wall ornaments, but they were (gulp) $595 for the set of three so they couldn’t come home with me. (Please excuse the surreptitious through-the-front-window-in-the-blazing-sun photo.)

Flying swallows

I was, however, allowed to buy this lovely spotty vase by Scandinavian-born ceramicist Lene Kuhl Jakobsen, who regularly has a stall at the Rose Street Artist Markets at Fitzroy. I’ve seen her work before, but been too indecisive to choose! I also snapped up the hearts fabric in this photo – a polyester from The Fabric Store at Fitzroy that will make a perfect jacket lining.

Lene Kuhl spotty vase

We didn’t specifically plan any events for the weekend, but Melbourne always comes through. I can recommend the Designing 007 exhibition at the Melbourne Museum, which is quite huge and full of costumes, gadgets, cars, storyboards and other paraphernalia celebrating 50 years of James Bond… It even includes Jaws’ metal teeth! We also made it over to the National Gallery of Victoria for the Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion exhibition, which includes about 200 photographs by the chief photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines in the 1920s and 1930s. There were also about 30 garments by leading designers of the day, including an oriental beaded dress by Callot Soeurs that made you gasp with the realisation that its tens of thousands of tiny beads were sewn on by hand. Amazing!

Designing 007 exhibition at Melbourne Museum


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