In the end I chose my mint green lace vintage dress that I've had for years now, and added the deco dress clips I lost and then finally found under my eye shadows (I've no idea how they got there) and some earrings for some sparkly bling. I'm just starting to wear earrings again, not that I ever really did beyond studs in my teens, and I quite like it. It makes my ear lobes warm and they wobble under the weight of the earrings, and now I've said ear too many times and it sounds odd.
Super-quick (read: rushed) (how fashionably late can you be?) outfit photo in the backyard with my dream method of transport. And then we drove into the city via the sunset. I love Melbourne at night. The Town Hall is a beautiful old building, and really grand on the inside too. Perfect for events like this. The show was the best I've seen yet, with a real sense of drama and performance – and musicians! First on was Gwendolynne, whose work I have loved since I moved to Melbourne. Always breathtakingly beautiful. So detailed, delicate and ethereal, and I love those buttons at the back. And the harp was perfect! Craig Braybrook produced beautiful pieces too. How gorgeous is the lace on the knee length one? I was anti chartreuse for so long that I've ended up liking it. I love back detailing like this. I also loved this strong silhouette from Jayson Brunsdon. Love strong shoulders! The music, rather than the usual slow and heavy dooooof dooooof, was dream-like and otherworldy, and added so much to the night. Last up was Richard Nylon. It reminds me of Ziegeld showgirls and sea anemones. We watched them emerge from the darkness, and then when the lights dimmed and they began to glow there were gasps. It was really special. I'm looking forward to seeing shows for the rest of the week – and taking lots more pics.