to the Calder!

'Cygne Noir' (Black Swan) evening dress by Christian Dior. Silk satin and velvet, 1949. Given by Baroness Antoinette de Ginsbourg,© V&A Images

A most cordial invitation is extended to you
to please join
some of the loveliest Melbourne Bloggers for
"More than 100 dresses will be on display including daywear, cocktail and evening dresses made for society and royalty; alongside photographs by Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon and original Hollywood and documentary film".
WE will be thrilled to see you there about Noon
on Sunday 18th January 2009 .
GALLERY CAFE is open 10am - enter via Rosalind Park.
Wave your copy of Paris VOGUE at us.


Under the boardwalk

Lingerie needs to be pretty. This is French of course, by Aubade.
Put that into Guugle image search and enjoy yourself.


Roi Orb Is On

Copperwitch is talking about her lust for the OPIUM fragrance by YSL, so I have to weigh-in with my favourites, both spicy and similar.

Chanel's black-label COCO is a dream, and about A$120 for a 100ml classic bottle of eau de parfum.
Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir is spicy too and has such a great flask - I love that she has almost completely appropriated the orb symbol from Her Majesty.


This is
Vivienne Westwood's
Empire Purse
perfect for daywear or evening,
races or restaurant,
a right royal time will be had.


Hot Shoe Shuffle

In the Swinging Sixties, Dolly Birds
travelled a parallel style-street with Mods,
and this Roger Vivier shoe was their signature.
The heel you can't see, is low and chunky.
It's still a big seller 40 years on.
It was worn with white or black opaque tights,
or with white or black fishnets,
or lace tights


Two Tones

Perfect frock.
Thank you Marc Jacobs.
It comes in apricot too,
and I would have both
in a perfect world.