Sunday, October 10, 2010

Valentino, Douglas Kirkland, Max Brenner + the Golden Age of Couture...

I don't know about the rest of the country, but Brisbane's weather has been decidedly grizzly this weekend. It's dare I say cold, in Spring... so instead of being cooped up in our house. C and I joined a few of our friends at GOMA and visited the Valentino exhibition.

I'm kicking myself for not attending the media event I was invited to. Mainly because then I could have taken some photos for you. It was gorgeous, I had so much fun spotting Oscar dresses and who wore them. The guys I was with looked at me like I was some kind of dress whisperer. Well I couldn't very well call myself the founder of Wikifashion without knowing a dress or three could I?

Although it was a really lovely exhibit, I was very taken by the Douglas Kirkland exhibit on level 3. Everyone in Brisbane should take the time and go and have a snoop. I'd never heard of him until yesterday, but I knew most of his photographs. I've linked a few of my favourites below. Although there was a three-part series of Elizabeth Taylor with her maltese that I adored, unfortunately google has me stumped.

After making our way out of the exhibits, we made a quick detour through the gift shop (who am I kidding, I dragged C in there. I was like a kid in a candy store, so many fashion coffee table books!). I purchased the Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London, 1947-57 (the cover dress is by Balmain, 1957).

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After GOMA, we wandered through Southbank and stumbled upon the heaven that is Max Brenner! The line was so so long, but my soy coconut hot chocolate was worth it. Run don't walk! I later found out that it had just opened that morning. Good bye bikini!

It's rainy again this morning, so far I've made banana, coconut and buttermilk pancakes served with raspberries and japanese lime tea (purchased from the Tea Centre yesteryday). Not doing much else today, except doing wiki work and baking. How about you?

10 comments:

  1. I love seeing pictures of teeth before the age of Chiclet-style veneers.

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  2. oh wow your blog is so lovely! thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

    Its such an honor getting the Wikifashion founder liking my blog :)

    Cant wait to see more of your posts! :)

    Alexis xx

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  3. Oh I used to live in Brisbane! Now in rainy London, I am quite jealous of the Valentiono exhibition over there, I already heard about it on Faux Fuschia.

    I have also always loved that image of Audrey Hepburn in Courreges, charming.

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  4. Lovely! Such gorgeous pictures. True stars in beautiful clothes :)
    Heidi xo

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  5. wow, sounds like an amazing exhibit, i wish i could go! love these photos. ~joelle

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  6. I always love looking at old glamour pictures. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and making me a Wikifashion page! It means a lot. (:

    xoxo,
    www.thelushfleet.blogspot.com

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  7. ive read about a few bloggers saying the valentino exhibit was good...sometimes i curse living on the west coast!!
    those pancakes you made sound delicious too...anything with banana in it has my name on it :)

    oh, and i just want to say i admire you for your work on wikifashion...it's an amazing achievement and you deserve all the attention and praise it gets!

    xx

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  8. ahh, thank you so much for making me my own webpage!! <3

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  9. osh-by-gosh
    your blog is utterly splendid!
    I just thought you need informing!
    keehee x x

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