Recently, I decided to spend a day-off in Sydney. I had to catch an early flight to get the most out of my day-trip. I visited my parents en route to the Melbourne airport. My parents have a gorgeous Ragdoll cross Devon Rex called Hiro. Hiro is even more gorgeous ‘in person’. He is a real poser for photographs.
Here is a photo of me taken in the dark- wearing very comfortable gear. I am in a vintage beige jumpsuit, vintage gold chain detail belt, Duchess yellow cotton cardi, Comme des Garcons for Repetto flats and blue patent Pauric Sweeney bag.
I started my (very early) day with a chocolate sponge cake and a large cup of Cappacino. I don’t usually drink coffee, as I am more of a tea person but my early flight required me to be caffeinated for the day. I have a major sweet tooth, so this is my ideal breakfast menu. Life is too short to leave dessert until last.
Sydney has many European influenced architecture, which I adore. I was walking with an outstretched neck to view the wonderful overhead sights. Isn’t this clock cute (and unusual)?
Walking along Oxford St in Darlinghurst, I came across this cute and edgy boutique called Desordre. They stocked Aje ( a new favourite Australian designer of mine) and vintage gems. I saw the shop from afar and hurried towards it, only to be disappointed by the fact that it was not open even though it was now 11 am in the morning.
Walking along Oxford St, I saw an interesting shop-front. This is pretty cool, as the shop owner decorated their blank canvas with colourful paintings of animals (and a cockroach…) I like the chihuahua the best. I wish I could have brought Theodore along…
I stopped by a cute book store called Ariel Booksellers and stopped there for a quick read. To my surprise, and I could not believe how blessed I was, I met Alice McCall! I was sitting down reading the recently launched MMM (Maison Martin Margiela) book, when I suddenly saw a slender figure, very well-dressed, walked past me. I gathered up my courage and spoke to her. I really wish I had asked her where her shoes are from, whether or not they were from her new range. She looks even prettier in real life than I had seen previously on magazines. She was so sweet and polite.
After Alice left, another girl walked past whose style I liked. I love her vintage mix of classic statement pieces. Not many people can pull off those black ankle socks!
So what did I buy whilst in Sydney? I did a lot of window shopping, but in the end I got a beautiful gold fringe scarf and a pair of funky black and white print leggings. I will share the photos with you in another post. I got back to Melbourne by 7pm. It was a great day. Looking forward to the next day-trip in Sydney. Hopefully I will bump into Alice McCall again and take more street-chic photos. I may take my SLR along next time…