Wednesday, 31 August 2016

rave about a costume designer

Within one month, I have visited 2 exhibitions of costumes designed by the amazing Marion Boyce. 
Not only are her designs and the fabrics and the clothes remarkable, but she's has generously shared her work in these exhibitions allowing us to get up close (but not too close) and personal with them.

The alliances with the historic properties in Melbourne and Brisbane seriously inspires and enhances the quality of all garments.

Firstly, costumes from 'The Dressmaker'. This movie starred Kate Winslet and one of the Hemsworth bros. They were displayed at Rippon Lea in Melbourne.

They created the full film set concept, renaming the property Dungatar (as was the name of the town in the movie)

The infamous red dress.
Some dullness in the costumes of her Mother and the schoolmistress.

Contrasting with the elegance of her new style creations.

A recreation of the costumer's workroom

More gorgeousness

... And fun how they themed the meals in the cafe.

Blog part 2 will reveal the second exhibition.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

wish we could grow magnolias

A drive to Mt Tambourine on Sunday reminded me of the blousy beauty of magnolias.

Brisbane climate makes their survival here a bit hit or miss.