Last Saturday, my good friend Sally and I road tripped it to Bendigo to see the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition.
How embarrassing! Grace and I wore the same colour! Almost.
Castlemaine Court House
We left buying out tickets a bit late and the exhibition was almost sold out, the only time we could get in was for 6.30pm. So we made a day of it! We left Melbs at midday, then stopped to have lunch and a cheeky red in Castlemaine. Before we hit the road for Benders, we had a peruse of the Restorers Barn, a treasure trove of gorgeous and odd.
Prince Charles wears many hats. Literally and figuratively.
Jugs and matching glasses are my weakness, but I resisted.
There was an entire room full of cups and saucers!
We then popped back on the road to Bendigo! Hurrah! We had time for a quick wander around before we went in.
We did not stop here, instead we found place to have a champagne and cheese platter. Much better.
Now. On to Grace. Isn’t she divine? The pink shirtwaist dress below was my absolute favourite.
There were so many gorgeous dresses! The exhibition started with dresses from her film career in 1956, then moved to when she met Prince Rainier and became a Princess, and finally her later years as a ‘style icon’. Unfortunately the majority of the dresses in the ‘style icon’ section were kaftans. Well, it was the 1970s.
Grace Kelly images from The Daily Mail.
All in all, we had a lovely day out in the country. Thanks for driving Sal!