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2014 May



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By Rosie

NGV – Mid Century Modern, Australian Furniture Design

On 30, May 2014 | No Comments | In CBD, Events | By Rosie


Last night I had the pleasure of previewing the Mid Century Modern Australian Furniture Design exhibition at the NGV, Federation Square.  Curator, Kirsty Grant, was kind enough to take a small group of us on a guided tour of this wonderful exhibition which showcases furniture by Australian designers from the 1940s through to the 1970s.  The collection is emblematic of a post-war Australia where traditional, conservative approaches to furniture design gave way to more innovative, international styles.

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Dames of Distinction

On 17, May 2014 | No Comments | In $$$, 5, CBD, Events, Medium, Retro-fabulous | By Rosie

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Located in iconic Art Deco building, Mitchell House the Dames of Distinction are making a name for themselves as the go to girls for vintage styling. The Dames of Distinction are Margeaux, Jacinta and Hester.  This delightful space houses a beauty parlour where you can be pampered by Margeaux who specialises in vintage hairstyling, hair setting and make-up or have your nails decorated with some of Hester’s beautiful nail art.  If that wasn’t enough, Dames of Distinction stocks a collection of vintage and reproduction lingerie with resident lingerie expert Jacinta on hand to offer advice and fittings by appointment.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Dames of Distinction and the very lovely Jacinta was kind enough to answer a few questions for the vintage Melbourne readers.

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