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Lady Melbourne's Top 10 Posts of 2008

Entering my third year blogging, I thought it was appropriate to look back and reflect on what was a huge year for Lady Melbourne, 2008.
The blog simply wouldn't have reached the achievements it has without you the readers, so thank you for your support and readership.
Before we proceed however, I do need to acknowledge some Australian bloggers who have been a fantastic support to LM in 2008.

I first met Hayley on the streets of Melbourne when I was doing a shoot and she was shooting for Melbourne Street Fashion. I hung out with her at Spring Fashion Week and even managed to crash the official after party with her on my arm. One very cool Melbourne chic indeed.

Imelda's support, encouragement and cheeky challenges bought Lady Melbourne to new heights in 2008. From a Lady to a Despot, blogging wouldn't be the same without er, her.

Aus Style
If any of you can be bothered tracking back, you will soon discover that back when Lady Melbourne was read by just Mother Melbourne and His Lordship, the sole commenter and public supporter was Aus Style.
She was one of the first Australian bloggers to discover and comment on these pages, and her rise is testament to what a talent this young gal possesses. Thank you Aus Style for your on going support.
So here we go, a look back at 2008!

Early in the year I attended and covered the Oak Bank Easter Racing Carnival in Adelaide. A country style race meet with some very stylish ladies, Adelaide showed us that it's not just Melbourne's little sister after all.

I attended this event expecting to see racks of vintage clothes, not Peter Jago amongst many other incredible personalities exhibiting.
Completely spur of the moment he granted me an interview, a high light I won't forget!

Probably the high light for me as a blogger, in May Lady Melbourne was made into a fashion and beauty column in print for Metro News in Melbourne.
Their on going support has been tremendous for the blog, if you are in Melbourne I recommend you pick up a copy- it's free!

Had I any idea that this petticoat would be so popular I would have one in every colour! Quintessential Lady Like glamour, this outfit was one of the most popular with my readers all year.
A lovely, sweet post early on in the year, one of my very own favourites.

This post sums up what the blog is all about- modern vintage, lady like glamour. It inspired the banner and new layout, and will be made into a painting by a German artist in 2009.

Lady Melbourne photography at it's best.

Again attracting a fantastic reaction, this post on Primark during my stay in London got your tongues wagging!

I was lucky enough to cover Spring Fashion Week this year and here I presented my favourites trends for 2008.
Cheeky Imelda challenged Lady M to create an outfit from a garbage bag. Behold the results.



Skye said...

Yay! Thank goodness the garbage bag made the list!

Congratulations on all your achievements, and wishing you an even bigger and better 2009...

Anonymous said...

I don't think I could even begin to pick a top ten posts from your Blog: they're all too special and lovely!

All I can say is that I am so glad you do what you do.

All the best for 2009 darling Lady M



This garbage dress is really amazing, thanks again to The Despot! There are some of this top 10 that I didn't read yet but I'm truly glad I discovered your blog this past year. All the best for 2009!

Electro Geisha said...

what to say than congrats on everything, you are a inspiration for oh, so many lives! and i bet your garbage outfit will be a classic :)

Anglieca said...

It is hard to forget, the petticoat and the story behind. Happy 2009!

Sal said...

What a fun recap! I remember being just blown away by what you did with that trashbag ...

ana b. said...

What a lovely and fun post! I had no ideas the lovely picture on your banner is being turned into a painting. It is gorgeous and one of my fave blog images.

heartofpearl♥ said...

garbage bag looks like haute glamour.. i love your chanel brooche:) all the best for 09!x

Vintage Verve said...

I want to thank you LM for inspiring me in 2008. If it wasn't for you, I would never have started Vintage Verve nor been introduced to many other lovely bloggers.


Clau! said...

I love the photo from the post "What You Know and Love"

Maven Heart said...

Lovely! x

Anonymous said...

Wow what a successful year you've had in 08. All the best for 09! xx (I must have missed the garbage bag dress post earlier in the year, talk about from drab to FAB!)

Patrizia simulacra said...

Congratulations on your wonderful year and congratulations to all those people who supported you! To have a regular column in print media is a high achievement. I hope this is your entrance into something grand.

Thank you LM for the time and effort you spend delivering high quality photography. A big thank you also for giving style hints via your photography on this blog. I am now able to utilize my wardrobe with much more flair! xx

Fashion Tidbits said...

lovely post LM! can't wait to see what 2009 holds for you:)

Fashion Hayley said...

Thanks for the shout out my love. I hope 2009 is even better for you xxx

Lady Melbourne said...

Thanks everyone for your words of support, the blog wouldn't be what it is without you.

richardfitzme said...

What a duper duper year you have had LM! Gosh you're now a writer as well as one of the classiest gals on the net. My little heart goes in to a tether when it sees that gorgeous frilly petticoat. I want one.
I hope that 2009 will have many dazzling pieces in which you showcase.
Darl don't be afraid of sequins either.

Anonymous said...

You strode beautifully into the blog spotlight in 2008, heres to it shining even more brightly on you in 2009! xxx

PUG and PIPS said...

miss LM, what a fabulous re-cap! as you know, I'm new to your blog so seeing your favorites from the past year has been great. You do the 'Garbage Bag Chic' sooo well. I love it!'s to a great 2009 with more exciting things from Lady Melbourne.

Laura (proud Melbournite)

Imelda Matt said...

What a year! The Despotic Queen has been humbled on numerous occasions by the great Lady of Melbourne but the garbage bag challenge was single greatest event to hit blogsphere in '08.

Onwards and up we go...all my love xxx

vogued out!!! said...

you have totally done the impossible. You look great!!

TML <3 said...

you should be a model, if u aren't allready one!