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16.3.09

Where the wild things grow...



I live in a very old part of Melbourne, but don't equate that with old money, old families or anything of that nature.
The suburb was established about 1840, which means that there are many of these blue stone lane ways still in tact, and still being used.
Although many of the original Victorian facades have disappeared over the years, the lane ways remain as a reminder of a time gone by.
I thought I'd tell you about it, specially for overseas readers because no doubt some of you must wonder, 'What the hell is she doing in that lane way?!'
The history, and old, rambling feel make a wonderful back drop, specially when inner city, there isn't always a different century worth of inspiration just outside your door.

And finally the weather has dropped down a few degrees which has meant I can start pulling out some of my favourite Autumn dresses.
I bought this dress on eBay from a vintage seller last year and I love, love, love it!
Dress: eBay
Trench: Zara(most recent trip last year)
Heels: Tony Bianco
Bag: A little market in Hong Kong
Corsage: Chanel


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21 comments:

Grant said...

Very elegant indeed Lady M. It's nice to hear a little of the history of the area in this post, but mostly I'm amazed at your photography skills.

You're using some sort of black magic, aren't you???

diamondsinchampagne said...

Ah yes old laneways, they take you to another time... There is a suburb in Sydney that really makes you feel like you have been taken to another era. Would love to live there one day.

I adore the dress... what a wonderful ebay find!
The shoes are tres sexy!

Casey said...

That dress is gorgeous... :)

LoveMore said...

oh you look fab as always! the print on the dress is stunning honey.

yes i have been in jackets the past few days too! we have even had rain! think it's going to warm up again soon though.

love the lane way shots too.

xx LM

elena-lu said...

the dress trench combo is spot on, tres chic!
thank you for the lovely info on your side of the world! i have never been but do love being on holiday via your beautiful photos and words!

Sal said...

How fun to have access to a bit of history for your gorgeous photos. Looooove those shoes, beautiful!

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Ugh so jealous, I wish I lived in the inner city. I'm out in the boring suburbs and I hate it. The moment I'm in a fiscal position to move I will be out of here so fast!

Beautiful outfit today LM! xx

ryder said...

So lovely & right on point. Loving it with and without the accessories. And these outside shots are capturing you in a whole new way-refreshingly beautiful!

Wanderlusting said...

Love the dress - and miss Melbourne dearly :)

x0x0 Lusty

PS gave you shoutout on my blog a post or two back. You inspired me to get a nice green/blue statement necklace :)

www.ontheblogbandwagon.blogspot.com

modern antoinette said...

I love everything about this look. The vintage dress looks like it was made for you. The Chanel corsage is so great!!

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

HoneyBunny said...

Ah You look perfect, darling! I love that dress with the tench coat! And the shoes are amazing too!

Penny said...

I really love this outfit, but specially that wonderfull dress. and the trench coat.

Montse said...

Great dress and trench !

Claudia said...

And there's even a rose 'growing' on your coat! ;) I love the dress and the black toenails are FIERCE.

Le Tasché said...

Perfect outfit in a perfect surrounding.

I so much love old fashioned stuff, whatever it might be ( art, buildings, fashion....). Everything that has a story to tell. For this reason it is so interesting to live in Europe.

drollgirl said...

that outfit is perfect! and damn it all to hell, we don't have zara in the u.s. and i every time i see an outfit post that lists zara i get mad that we don't have it. argh.

Bucca said...

I love that dress too! wow so beautiful!

Cotton Socks said...

i live in the inner city and we have old lane ways in our area too! lots of them have teeny tiny houses in them.
it makes going for a walk after work really enjoyable to look at all the old houses and go down the lanes and think about what it would of been like so so long ago.

un petit receso! said...

Hola LM
Gorgeous dress.

Sarah said...

Oh how I pine for the laneways of Melbourne, memories of my Grans house in Richmond, sadly sold now. Looking chic as ever Lady M...

Hippie Frou Frou said...

Lovely outfit from head to toe!