Saturday, August 25, 2012

Street Snapped at the Melbourne Museum

Remember in my recent post I mentioned I was snapped by a style blogger at Melbourne Museum's SmartBar? The photos are online and I am so thrilled!

Please check out the original post over at BusinessChic - a great Australian style blog on looking fashionable at work!

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Night at the Museum

Last month I attended the Melbourne Museum 'Smart Bar', an evening which was part of the The 'Big Kids' Night Out' series of events where over 18s can attend museums, exhibitions and galleries outside of normal opening hours, free of rowdy kids and big school groups, listen to guest speakers discussing more adult themes (insect mating or syphillis, anyone?) with the added bonus of libations. I love these kind of places but abhor crowds so evening events like this are perfect for me, for as busy as it was on the night it had nothing on school holidays! I went to the first rendition of the SmartBar and this one was enhanced by the opening of another floor, the addition of more presenters and activities and the fact that they had more than three people serving at the bar...

My hair is going through a horrible growing out phase while I debate whether to go back to the pixie or let it get long again (seriously, I'm calling it the Sherlock after the latest BBC rendition - look it up, get a mental image then weep for me) so you will see a lot of hats until I make up my mind. I bought this one at a recent  The Way We Wear Vintage Fair, and given the very sexy crowd at the last event I knew I could bust it out without getting too many stares (I read a tweet on the night which said if the museum was bombed the entire hipster population of melbourne would have been destroyed, but I think the crowd was too obviously enjoying themselves to really be classified that way!)

 (A live specimen outside on the walk home - hello possum!)


This time they opened up the amazing Mind and Body exhibit, which meant fun photo-ops in the visual illusion room! At the moment I'm reading a book on how magicians exploit quirks in the brain and senses to deceive us - fabulous stuff.

Of course, no trip to the museum is complete without visiting my favourite derpy otter:

Seriously THAT FACE asdfhak. Somebody needs a hug.

I also got photographed by a street style blogger on the night, so I will be sharing the link with you when those go online! Can't wait, eee. She's a much better shot than me and captured all the little details of my outfit. 

I can't wait for the next Big Kids' Night Out - here is hoping the next one includes the Australian History wing, so I can nab me some Gayware when nobody is looking ohohoho~