Melbourne+Grace Kelly.

A couple of weeks ago I went to Melbourne for the long weekend. Melbourne is such a great city; the trams, the food, the shopping, the lane ways, all amazing! Brunswick street is great for vintage shopping, I could have spent days trawling through shops, but I chose not to torture my shopping partner and stuck with a pair of high-waisted vintage pants. The sales were on so I also got an amazing Marcs coat for 65% off! A true shopping moment! Since I came home I’ve been upping the exercise and lowering the calorie intake, the food in Melbourne is amazing! Pastries, Italian, Tapas…you name it, I probably ate it. Brunetti’s in Fitzroy right near where we stayed, is delicious, once a small cake shop, it is expanding and taking over Melbourne. We went for breakfast and had pastries, but you could go and indulge in some of the delicious looking cakes, Macaroons, etc. After a couple of days in Melbourne, we headed out to Bendigo to see the Grace Kelly exhibition. Bendigo is flourishing with the influx of tourists coming to see the exhibition, and so it should be, the exhibition is fabulous. The exhibition was created by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and documents Kelly’s stylish moments from her early days onscreen in High Society, through to her days as Princess Grace of Monaco. The gowns are stunning, from a variety of designers; YSL, Balenciaga and Chanel, plus the famed wedding dress. Along with the Valentino exhibition, this is one of the best fashion exhibitions to come to Australia in recent times. Through an iPhone, here is what I capture of Melbourne.