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Dior Fashion Display

I like to call myself arty. I love to create great displays, love decor and interior design and am quite crafty. But when it comes to walking around galleries looking at a whole lot of paintings, many of which I don’t understand, I easily get bored. So when my cousin dragged me to Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria to see Monet’s Garden exhibition, I was ready for a long afternoon. To my delight, the gallery was also showcasing the Dior and Yamamoto: The New Look exhibition. It was only a small exhibition that showcased two pivotal moments in the history of fashion through designers Christian Dior and Yohji Yamamoto, but it was amazing and I was in my element. The fashion was divine. I will definitely be adding the style of skirts showcased in the exhibition to my wardrobe. It is truly amazing how the fashion of our history pays such a vital role in the world of future design, shapes it, and more often than not the history of our past becomes a part of our future again. Styles may fade but fashion truly is eternal.

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{I had to restrain myself at the gallery bookshop, was so tempted to buy the Dior book and many others}

Cheap and classy

How many times do you hear people say ‘you get what you pay for’. Personally, I hate this saying and couldn’t disagree more. I love designer brands and often splurge on cute Tony Bianco shoes and Jimmy Choo bags, but in no way does this mean I am going to get an infallable product. I have paid $300 for a Guess bag only for it to break and $20 on a Big W bag for it to last years. Yes, in some ways more expensive things are better quality and in other ways cheap items will fall apart. But you can’t base your entire closet and life around the rule that cheap is nasty and expensive means better quality. In fact I own some cute brown heels that are super cute and go perfectly with almost anything. “How much were they? Where did you get them? I love them. I want a pair”. These are some of the comments I have been receiving since wearing them out and about. The answer is, I got them on sale two years ago for $2 from Kmart. Yes, that’s rare but it proves a point, cheap is not always nasty, in fact it can be classy.

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