A little while ago I booked myself a day trip to Melbourne, my plans being to see the Hollywood Costume exhibition at ACMI and Monet's Garden at the NGV. I'd also had grand plans of taking lots of photos (not in the exhibitions, obviously) and writing up a really nice blog post when I got home. Like many plans, the latter did not happen - what with rain and carry bags and delayed flights I wasn't in a photo taking mood so I only have a few not particularly great quality photos for this post.
Miss Fairchild and I posing at Monet's Garden.
Knowing I'd only be there for a day I didn't want to rush myself and make plans to meet up with my lovely Melbourne friends. Then, on twitter, I saw that Miss Fairchild was planning on going to the Monet exhibition so I DM'd her and we ended up making plans to see it together. As much as I love wandering around alone, with the mood I ended up being in that morning I was really glad I made plans to meet her! We had a really lovely day and I'm looking forward to going back to Melbourne again (and meeting up with some more friends, too). You can see Miss Fairchild's post about the day here.
Having a cup of tea!
The main reason that I went over to Melbourne was the Hollywood Costume exhibition. I kept seeing everyone else that had been going post or talk about it and I'd loved the previous exhibitions I'd seen at ACMI (Tim Burton and Disney Princess) so I was pretty keen on going. I definitely enjoyed it and it was great seeing all of these costumes in real life (I spent the most time looking at Rachael's grey suit from Blade Runner...swoon!) but it didn't quite compare to the other exhibitions I'd seen there. It was still definitely worth it, though and I'm incredibly glad I had the opportunity to go.
And I couldn't resist this brooch from the gift shop! Like many, I watched and loved the 1939 The Wizard of Oz as a child and this brooch is just too cute. It would be great to have one in silver, too, to match the shoes in the book.