Opening Gala

by cecylia on September 2, 2012

The 3 Musketrix- Jess, Micah and I

After a long day working at my friend’s Johnston St Vet Clinic (it is the coolest clinic I’ve ever set foot in! For the whole day I was in awe of his awesome practice), I changed in the car on the way (thank God for dark nights) to Melbourne Town Hall to attend Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s Opening Gala. This vintage dress was an acquisition made on the basis of ‘one-day-I’ll-wear-this’ theory, and after 10 lonesome years, that day/night finally came! And what a night, oh my!

Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley introducing the 4 Faces of MSFW

With 2 of my favourite people: ACMI Film Curator James and Creative Extraordinaire Glenda

Wait for it...Dessert. Buffet!

Super Stylish Becky of Neo Dia, Pamela Usanto and Jane Hayes

Andrej Pejić is in da house!

Guess how many oysters are in the tub!

Everyone wants a picture of Christine and Connel!

Kids. Don't try this at home.

Nathan from Limedrop and I; Chic ladies with hair I want


Dean Drieberg, Catherine Leon and Louise Van De Vorst

Barry Morgan on the Organ

Too handsome for words: Jesse of Raww and Richard Nylon, Dajana and I

Melbourne sure knows how to throw a party. Who knew that the majestic Melbourne Town Hall could be transformed into such a visual and culinary spectacular! If a dessert buffet, (yes the 2 most beautiful words in the English language), full of macarons, petite fours and chocolate coated strawberries was not enough, a fresh oyster and sushi bar that seemed to be self-replenishing (by our amazing caterer family friends), as well as an operatic overture complete with ball-gown-clad-singers (soprano, mezzo and alto, methinks), followed by svelte acrobats capable of the most impossible stances (the photos are pretty self-explanatory), a dramatic organ performace by Barry Morgan that was both glorious and hilarious (I nearly choked on some cheesecake), as well as a big band whose delightful tunes infected everyone’s hips with a condition known as ‘the swings’. Fabulous food, music, champagne, speeches, a well-dressed crowd and dancing. It felt like I was at the poshest wedding in town.

And now, Melbourne is about to embark on one of its most cultured and colourful weeks of the year. I am so honoured to be a part of it. Remember to check out the fashion week schedule here for all the dazzling events, and ACMI for a series of inspiring fashion films. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@cecyliadotcom) for front-row broadcasts!

星期五我在朋友的Johnston St 兽医上完班去了墨尔本市政厅参加墨尔本春季服装节的开幕晚会。整天我为着我的朋友感到自豪,他的兽医诊所好棒啊!是我工作过的最杰出的一家。还好晚上天黑,我在车里换了衣服-这条在我衣柜里冬眠了十多年的手工连衣裙。谁想到直到今晚它才有机会露面。 墨尔本好会开晚会啊!辉煌的市政厅变成了何等壮观的镜头。大厅不光筹备了甜品自助餐(法国甜点不停地引诱着我),对面还有个牡蛎和寿司吧(由我们的朋友预备的),三位女歌唱家表演了歌剧,苗条的杂技演员炫耀了超级的姿势(请看像片),一首风琴表演又壮丽又滑稽(我差点呛在一块蛋糕上),大乐队令人愉快的音乐使我们都停不住摆动。精彩的食物,音乐,香槟,发言,衣冠楚楚的人群和跳舞,感觉好像我在城里最豪华的婚礼!这个星期墨尔本将经历她一年当中最丰富多彩和文化感最强的一周。我非常荣欣能成为她的一部分。大家不要忘记察看服装节的日程表,和ACMI 电影院的时尚级电影。别忘记常看我的FacebookTwitter和Instagram (@cecyliadotcom)前排的广播!


Beauty Follower September 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Your dress is so elegant!

So many smart people :)

cecylia September 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

yes indeed- it was the night of nights!

Fashion Readings September 2, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Looks like an amazing event!


Mica September 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Love that dress Cecylia! You look amazing in it and I really like the detail around the neckline. Looks like a fun event!

cecylia September 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

thank you Mica! The necklace was a bonus as I don’t need to wear a necklace with it :)

Taipei Style September 3, 2012 at 2:08 am

Wow! I’m sure you really enjoyed it! And you looked beautiful! :)


cecylia September 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

thank you Gemma! Oh I could live there :D all those macaroons!

Andrea September 3, 2012 at 2:11 am

OMG andrej..i totally love him!

cecylia September 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

me too! I want to see him more in mens clothes though :D

Kate September 3, 2012 at 4:31 am
Clara Turbay September 3, 2012 at 9:40 am


Delia Timms September 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

Hi Cecylia, you look so elegant and beautiful in your vintage dress! What an amazing event!! I am going to the business breakfast on Wednesday morning. Sadly don’t think there will be a dessert bar!!! :)

cecylia September 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

there are always lots of gorgeous food at brekkie seminars though :) Lots of pastries!!

Rina Chia September 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

Looks like a lot of fun. BTW Great images! Your post makes me feel like I was part of it! LOVE that dress too – wonderful that you kept it and the right occasion came up for you to wear it. Bravo Cecylia! xx

cecylia September 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

thank you so much Rina!!! I’m so thankful that I had it in the back of the closet :D

sunshine & daydreams September 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

I’m so sorry I missed this event (my invitation must have gotten lost). You looked super stylish in your vintage dress. Great choice!

cecylia September 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm

awww next year sweetie!!

nicole September 4, 2012 at 2:48 am

lovely event recap :) also judging by a couple of your captions you sound like a massive how i met your mother fan! i think..? x

cecylia September 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

lol really? How can you tell? I am!!! :D

nicole September 5, 2012 at 1:20 am

‘wait for it..’ and ‘kids. dont try this at home’ – totally imagine it in ted’s voice! haha! x

Lubna September 5, 2012 at 10:30 am

I’m so glad you kept that beautiful dress for 10 years. It was worth it!

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