So, without a much needed third (!) coffee, conscious of my dry lips and ignoring my lower eyelids as they tried to snuggle with my eyebrows, we went to the train station and got there just in time to see our train leaving. After a long wait, a strange train ride (don't ask) and then a bit of a rush – of course it takes 45 minutes to travel a couple of km in Melbourne on public transport, how could we forget – we were in the beautiful old Spiegeltent, just in time for the first song by Mikelangelo. I love the Spiegeltent, with its wood and mirrors and stripy panels; part saloon, part circus. Built in the 1920's, it still travels the world (not on Melbourne's public transport, obviously, luckily) and is a home for amazing performances. Then we were treated to beautiful vintage fashion parades! The models were so wonderful, dancing and twirling down the catwalk. Here are just some of the amazing vintage dresses, snapped between the heads and shoulders of a packed audience. Can you imagine the oohs and ahs? There was also a panel on male grooming, hosted by the charming Mikelangelo, with tips from his charismatic dad! I'd never really heard men chat about their hair before. Apparently you need a very firm hold pomade in Melbourne! And look at this little star! The finale. What a voice! Songs of melodramatic heartbreak are my cup of tea. Give me pathos any day! And then it was over – all too soon! It's a shame the show was a one off, as it was really fun. Thank you, Arts Centre! It was the nicest way to end a great Saturday afternoon.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Style me Spiegel – a vintage fashion parade, tales of pomade, songs of heartbreak and the jauntiest little dog
Hello! I hope you had a good Easter. I am going to continue with my amazing Saturday with what happened after the Op Shop Crawl. Trish and I said our goodbyes at lunch and headed into the city to see Style Me Spiegel, a show I had been invited to by Arts Centre Melbourne and I knew Trish would be the perfect date.
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