Paris and the Moulin Rouge

I’ll admit, I was first introduced to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Baz Luhrmann’s sumptuous movie “The Moulin Rouge”.  I later learned he was, in fact, a very famous post-impressionist painter, most renowned for his images of the colourful and theatrical life of Parisians in the late 1800s.

Until 2 April 2013, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, will be hosting a series of Lautrec's works depicting the Paris social scene, the dance halls, the café-concerts, the brothels and theatres. His works on display also include the infamous series of posters he produced for the Moulin Rouge – the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

Unfortunately, I won't have the opportunity to personally witness this visually tantalising exhibition, but if you attend, I would love to hear what you think. You can find out more details about the exhibition here.

- Michelle x


Fashion Palette Spring/Summer 2013/2014 Runway Show

It's that time of the year again - the catwalks of the northern hemisphere are in overdrive showcasing the best collections on offer for Autumn/Winter 2013.

So it only seems fitting that Fashion Palette are holding their inaugural Spring/Summer 2013/2014 runway show for the southern hemisphere on Thursday, March 7 at the Australian Technology Park.

"Fashion Palette" is all about showcasing the exceptional talents of a blend of new and established Australian-based fashion designers. It also provides the opportunity for new fashion blood to connect with industry veterans so that, together, they can continue to grow Australia's unique fashion culture.

 "In an event that is a first for the industry, Fashion Palette aims to create awareness and boost the growth of Australian Labels" - Fashion Palette

September 2013 will also see Fashion Palette’s second year in New York City, with ten of Australia’s top talent flying to the big apple to elevate their labels to an international level.

This year's runway line-up is no less than exceptional with creations from designers including Akira Isogowa, Arthur Galan and Gemeli Power on display.

If you haven't got your ticket yet, you are CRAZY!  Be sure to purchase one here.  I assure you that you won't want to miss this.

- Michelle x