A very good friend of mine works for Heide museum and I’ve wanted to visit her to see the modern exhibitions and to have a coffee with her at the famous Cafe Vue for over 6 months. And finally! I got a day off and got to indulge all of my senses at Heide. I wore my recent Preen leather dress purchased from Marais, one of my favourite Melbourne fashion destinations. Despite it being on sale, the dress still gave my credit card a decent workout. But it is Preen after all. Preen is founded by partners in design and in life: Justin Thorton and Thea Bregazzi. The dynamic duo’s designs have cemented the label as super-cool and edgy London label. Their pieces are composed of modern tailoring and skinny silhouettes, no wonder beautiful celebrities embraced the brand with such passion. Melissa Metaxa, buyer of the avant garde store Form in Athens (mental note: I must visit this store one day!) said that ‘The clothes are more about design and less about fashion, and they last.’I thought this structured dress was quite fitting for the museum of modern art.
Standing outside a native garden, wearing a turtleneck, Preen leather dress, Omero tights and Miss Sixty pumps.
Here’s the belted leather dress on a model:
I wasn’t allowed to take photos of the paintings so I snapped a few pictures of the outdoor sculptures. My favourite is the ‘Running Man’ but the 3 cows are pretty sweet too.
The Heide site comprises 16 acres of buildings, gardens and sculpture park presenting a dramatic combination of indoor and outdoor spaces.
I have been a fan of Preen for years and always dreamt of owning a piece. When I saw some Preen dresses on the Outnet I almost, alsmot jumped at the opportunity. But thank God I didn’t because their sizes are relatively small and their garments definitely need to be tried on! The clutch was a recent purchase from the local market- for $2! The early bird gets the fancy donut!
So what did I eat at Cafe Vue?
A pistacchio excargot served on a matte porcelain plate! What a beautiful day, got my share of sweet treat and intriguing art. If you have a day off, I highly recommend visiting the Heide museum.