Friday, October 19, 2012

Adventures in Melbourne...

I went to Melbourne over the weekend (and into the beginning of the week) and, in true Andi fashion, don't have a whole lot of photos (aside from those I took at the NGV) to share. But I figured I may as well do a post with the photos that I do have and hope you enjoy them, anyway.

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The obligatory hotel room photo. It was pretty basic but I don't really need much more than a room and somewhere to shower.

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Outfit for my first night out (with a shot of Tomorrow Never Dies in the background) - wearing an ASOS dress.

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Went to meet a friend and see her talk on a panel thing at Rue Bebelons and briefly attended the Melbourne Fringe closing party. I only got a very poor quality iPhone shot of my friend and I together unfortunately, which I've not included.

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I wore one of the vintage dresses I took over on Sunday (it's one of my favourites, actually).

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I arrived early, as usual, to Thousand Pound Bend - I loved the set-up. Overall it was pretty good but my company was better!

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The very lovely Marianne and Hannah (who doesn't have a blog, yet) were my company for the morning. Luckily Marianne got a lot more photos than I did so you can see some more shots at her blog, if you haven't already!

And then I didn't get any other photos (except another iPhone shot that wasn't very good) of anyone else I met up with, which is a pity because I really have a whole lot of attractive/stylish friends! It's a bad habit of mine to forget to take photos of people and I'm slowly trying to break it. But I did get a lot of photos of art I like...

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But first, my outfit for wandering around the NGV - clearly my most art gallery appropriate attire! Ha. My earrings are home-made (hot dogs!), my blouse is from ASOS and my pants are Miss Hussy (now defunct).

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I very much enjoyed The Four Horsemen display (especially all of the Dürer prints) - these were from the series The miseries and misfortunes of war by Jacques Callot.

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Boulevard Montmartre, morning, cloudy weather by Camille Pissarro - I love street scenes and Pissarro did some of my favourites.

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Another of my favourites in the collection: a bronze casting of Francois Pompon's Ours blanc.

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Two beautiful paintings: The reader by Wyndham Lewis, 1936 and Girl in black by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, 1930s.

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Two cats by Gerhard Marcks (forgot to write down the date.)

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Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1917 (this one was manufactured in 1970) and a painting by Ben Nicholson titled 1938, painted in 1938. Ha.

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Chair designed by Michele De Luchhi and room divider designed by Ettore Sottsass. I love love love the Memphis Group! The use of colour and all of the shapes and everything.

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And I couldn't not include this self-portrait by Andy Warhol - we share both a name (close enough) and birthdate! (Though, obviously not the same year...)

I guess you can tell that Modern Art is my favourite period (followed by Postmodern)? As vast as Modern Art may be, so much of the art I love most was made during that period.

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And I'd just like to take a moment to appreciate this amazing cake. It tasted as good as it looks, as well.

Apologies for the possibly sloppy post - I lost steam by the end!


Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

11 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the first photo of you in the mirror! Love the dress! Your trip looks fun, and especially meeting up with other bloggers. I love Marianne's blog! And your blog! Have a lovely day!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  2. I enjoyed my virtual trip the NGV, Andi--thanks! And you've introduced me to a new-to-me artist, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst. That Girl In Black portrait is really arresting.

    When I travel, I tend to not take as many photos, especially if I'm caught up in the moment and enjoying myself (as once should!).

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  3. Oh Andi, this trip looks like so much fun! I adore all of your outfits, am delighted you got to do a blogger meet up (love Esme, too!), and think that has to be one of the cutest cakes I've ever seen in my whole life. Thank you for taking us along on this great adventure with you.

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. Eeks! that cakelet!! Looks like you had a true feast for the eyes on your trip :)

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  5. Hot dog earrings and leopard capris = best outfit of all time!

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  6. That cake looks amazing! So glad to hear you had a great time in Melbourne, and had a chance to catch up with some fellow bloggers....lucky girl! Andi love your dress that you wore on Sunday.....gorgeous! :)

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  7. I was in Melbourne at about the same time as you! How cold was it?!
    That cake looks pretty amazing.

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  8. Aah you look gorgeous, how long is your hair now jeez, I'm jealous. Oh that cake looks delightful and I adore that lady in black painting xxx

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  9. Lovely outfits, it sounds like you had such a fun time. xx fran

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  10. Oh my, I can't believe this cake!

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