16 March 2012

Unveiled at Te Papa

One of my favorite museums in the whole world is Te Papa in Wellington, NZ.

Dita von Teese wears VivienneWestwood 

Last month I caught, by chance, a visiting exhibition from the V & A.......
 "Unveiled" 200 years of wedding fashion.
Not your typical Kiwi experience, a real 'girly' show and more than well attended. Lots of eye candy, with film clips and interactive sites ( as in 'post your own wedding photos')   Te Papa excels in visitor participation.  I was happy to leave R in the cafe with a new book and spend a couple of hours by myself ,having a good look around.

dress and coat c.1965

One of my  favorite  wedding dresses  was worn in 1969 by Pamela Harlech, alas I cannot locate a still, but you can see the dress  here, in this link. ...a news clip that was also being shown as part of the exhibit.

So, I am showing a dress and coat from about the same time (for sale in my shop, wouldn't you know)


  1. The V&A exhibit sounds gorgeous! What a terrific trip you had.
    Love your blog and etsy shops too. I'll be by here again soon to see what fun things you have posted!

  2. What a thrill to be traveling around as you are...and I would have loved to have been there. I looked at the link you mentioned--beautiful wedding dress!

  3. Oh, this is just what I need for wedding dress inspiration! I love the clip; the commentaries always make me giggle x

  4. I've just popped over to say hello and welcome as my latest follower, it's lovely of you to join me :o)
    The V & A Exibition sounds great. I love the fabric in the first shot.
    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Best wishes
    Rose H
    (Seconhand Rose)

  5. Very jealous! Would love to see this x

  6. OMG! How wonderful is Dita's dress. The vibrant colour of violet against the red roses. That's colour combination to my taste. Thanks for sharing.

  7. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...