MY MOTHER CALLED TO REMIND ME

I AM serious. My mother phoned last night to remind me I'd not dished the dirt on this fashion fancy I drove six hours to see Sunday ...




I AM serious. My mother phoned last night to remind me I'd not dished the dirt on this fashion fancy I drove six hours to see Sunday last. I'd forgotten about it. Honest. It's been that busy at work and at home, I'd simply forgotten.

Anyhoot, author of Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel, the super glam Charlotte Smith - that's her in the glorious lime and watermelon confection - loaned garments from the Darnell Collection for an event at Katoomba's The Carrington Hotel.

There were 200-plus people there and it was a little dark and you had to crane your neck to see the paraded garments, but it was a lot of fun to imagine the lives of the people who owned each piece. What about that hat? That plume, and that shawl? Ay yi yi.

Oh, and it was worth the six-hour drive to bring home a little confection of my own from Mr Pickwick's across the way. More 1980s than 1930s but lets just say it lives up to the glamour of the occasion. I have no idea how to capture the true purple, metallic-foil, tulle-layers glory of it all. You'll just have to wonder.
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5 comments

  1. Damn I wish I came with you. ARGH!

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  2. Oh wow, how did you forget to blog about this amazing event?? I just had a flash back to mardi gras when i wondered why everyone was carrying a milk crate with them - to stand on so they can see. Next time you go to one of these Chanel events, take a trusty milk crate, you know, for the benefit of blogging images later. Tee hee, love Posie

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  3. What an amazing event! You surely have all the best contacts and are on all of the most fabulous invite lists? :)

    Although, Mr Pickwick's sounds pretty wonderful to me too! ;)

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  4. Another lovely post. I've got a little bit obsessed with reading the Advanced Style blog written by Ari Seth Cohen so this kind of struck a chord with me....what an awesome event...

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  5. sounds like quite a show. I just spotted those books the other weeks. Lovely illustrations.

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