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.
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.