Seven hours straight with an amazing collector...I never knew people like this existed. I think I must have looked at nearly TWO THOUSAND pieces of vintage clothing.
More on that later, but now, some more of Melbourne.
I had to go back to this antique centre today to pick up something for Sue, so I took a few more photos for you.
Housed in an ex-picture theatre, the building dates to the 1930s, although the exterior doesn't look particularly Deco.
View from inside, looking out.
Lots of little treasures, all locked up.
Enamelled and cameo perfume bottles.
Lots of sparkly, spangly jewels.
First thing on a Monday morning, and this centre was pumping!
Second stop of the day was a walk around the city centre.
I had some time to kill before my buy-up appointment, so took a few photos of the lovely old buildings while I checked out some retro shops.
I've always thought of Melbourne as Australias most European-looking city.
This is Flinders St (railway) station.
Now for some shoes.
I happened to walk past a shoe shop called Miss Louise, which is quite possibly the most expensive shoe shop in the whole of Australia.
They only sell brands like Loutboutin, Blahnik, A.McQueen...you get the picture!
There were no prices on these shoes in the mirrored window display; I had a wee look at their 50% off sale table, and saw a pair I quite liked. They were $1398 half price.
And just for Christina @ fmw, who's been looking at these bootie kinda-things lately, I took this pic.
And this is what I wore...apologies for the crappy pic!
My latest vintage (70s) dress purchase, bought at the BVFF from co-sellers Mike & Lizzie. I really wanted to wear my snakeskin heels and fur with this, but they were a no-go as it rained all day.