Flew to Melbourne on the weekend for two musicals: Once and Strictly Ballroom. Both were spectacular and enjoyable to watch – highly recommend Once and Strictly Ballroom for anyone who loves romance, music and a bit of comedy.
Once is a Grammy, Tony and Academy award winning musical – an exhilarating ‘Guy meets Girl’ musical performed by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians who sing, dance and play their hearts out on stage. Simple staging but brilliant. It is set in modern day Dublin, about a Guy who gave up on his music and his love and the Girl who inspired him to dream again. If you’re there early you could even go onto the stage and check it out! There’s also a movie as well @The Princess Theatre (http://oncemusical.com.au/)
Strictly Ballroom which some maybe familiar with the film about “championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart.” It has won and been nominated for countless awards and now this new musical production is playing @ Her Majesty’s Theatre. The extravagant and glamorous costumes and staging, performance by talented dancers/singers – definitely worth seeing! Favourite scene would be them doing the Pasodoble.
“The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” @NGV
Visited the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne last weekend to see Jean Paul Gaultier’s Exhibition.
Jean Paul Gaultier, fashion designer for French Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter. He had designed costumes and haute couture dresses for Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Nicole Kidman and many more. The exhibition was spectacular – featuring more than 140 Gaultier’s unconventional, playful and superbly crafted garments (some takes over 200 working hours to complete) from 1971 to the present. In addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances. The exhibition is only available @ NGV until 8th Feb 2015- definitely worth going!! AMAZING!
Here’s quick sneak peek
Check out Melbourne Cup in Brisbane 2013 post for a load down on what is Melbourne Cup –> http://wp.me/p3NYnF-pZ
This year upgraded ourselves to attend Melbourne Cup in Melbourne (4th November, Tuesday) at the Flemington Racecourse.
The Outfit: Labels: Myer Fascinator (home modified veil and flowers)/Grey strapless floral top from random DFO shop/ Asos baby blue flared midi skirt/ Zara baby blue & navy heels/ Target clear clutch/ Asos ear cuff/ Dior pink lipstick
Southern Cross train station, platform 14, full of people heading to the race.
At Flemington – Classy Rhiannon analysing the race ;p!
Gentlemen with bag full of helpful goodies for the ladies (band aid, heel cushions, hair sprays, water….etc!
Fashionable men in navy/blues suits surrounded by roses…perfect!
Winner of Race 7, one of the most exciting race of Melbourne Cup Day – No. 5 Protectionist took 1st place. Wooohoooooo
It’s about time for a Fashion vs Lab Ratz Contrasting
Saturday’s Fashion Society Event Presenting Spring Race Runway