Remember in the Zara post I said that I had to whiz off to a special function immediately after creating it? Now that I include a Chinese translation it takes me so much longer because I’m so rusty with Mandarin, I had literally zero time to get ready for the Prahran Mission Charity Luncheon and had no idea what to wear! A few days ago I had contemplated an orange Karla Spetic jumpsuit but when I had to make a split second/gut instinct decision in the face of pouring rain and Arctic weather, this silk chiffon Chanel-esque dress appeared in my mind. I didn’t even get a chance to brush my hair or reapply lippie, and as I was driving I realised that I wasn’t even wearing jewellery! But guess what? I just happened to have a pair of Byzantine-style drop earrings IN THE CAR (“leftovers” from my blog shoots). So once again I learn a valuable lesson: Embrace spontaneity!
[spoiler title=”中文版”] 还记得上一片Zara的博客上我说我得立即去一个非常特殊的午餐？从Zara去接狗狗，回来写作，然后翻成中文花了我很多工夫（因为我的中文很差！）甚至连梳头和化妆都没有时间。老实说，我到底穿什么都没有机会预备。本来我想穿的（橘黄色连衣裤）和后来霎那间灵感来临时的选择完全不同。那天下大雨又寒冷，我穿上了一条好几年没穿过的香奈儿式裙子。当我跳进车里去午餐的路上，我才发现我完全忘记戴了首饰！但好巧，车里恰好有一副东罗马帝国式的耳环（是以前拍照时‘留下的’）。因此我学会了自发性的乐趣。[/spoiler]
Where: Circa 2 Acland St St Kilda
Wear: Vintage earrings, dress & clutch, Vionnet heels
Set in the grand dining hall of Circa The Prince, we indulged in juicy snappers and caramelised cabbages. Socialites air kissed, champaign and wine glassess clinked, and bloggers? We photographed and noted all the fine outfits. See Candice de Ville in vintage and Sarah in Jolet (1st photo), Jane in Marc Jacobs and Calvin in Karl Lagerfeld (3rd), Anna Mott bedazzled (5th), Jenny Bannister (7th) in her ‘understated’ technicoloured tribute to Anna Piaggi, and of course, the models in Madam Virtue haute couture splendor. My favourite look from the salon show was the backless Roksanda Ilincic dress (surprise surprise). So elegant and demure, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn would have been proud. Without the amazing salon show created by Madam Virtue, the event would not have been possible. The event raised funds for the worthy work of Prahran Mission who aids people with mental illnesses. It was an honour and a privilege to support this great charity. And what an exquisite afternoon!
Visit Madam Virtue at 5 Crossley St Melbourne (just off the Paris end of Bourke St) to acquire these fantastical pieces!
[spoiler title=”中文版”] 我们在Circa The Prince餐馆品尝他们的美味佳肴，新鲜的河鱼和用焦糖作的菜鲜美多汁 。你喜欢大家穿的吗？当然我们都不能与Madam Virtue 华丽的模特们比，她们穿着这杰出的店里的裙子，一些是他们自己设计的款式，一大部分是他们从欧洲带回来世界名牌的衣服和首饰。我最喜欢的是那条黑色裸背Roksanda Ilincic的裙子，她是我所爱的服装设计者之一。我想格雷斯·凯利和奥黛丽·赫本一定也会爱上这条。午餐是为了协助Prahran Mission，一个帮助精神病患者的慈善机构。我非常荣幸参加来支持他们。一个多么美的下午！