More Dior to explore

From the beginning, Christian Dior envisaged an entire look for the well-dressed woman that included, shoes, bags, make-up and fragrances which he initially designed himself.   Later, the House collaborated with milliners such as Stephen Jones and shoe designer Roger Vivier. For over ten years, the French shoe designer Roger Vivier was enlisted to create...
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The Great Wave beckons

The great wave off Kanagawa is the major draw card to the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Hokusai which showcases 176 works of the celebrated Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai.  This is an ideal opportunity to acquaint yourself with the art of Japanese woodblocks and in doing so, you will join the ranks of Monet, Degas and Gaugin who were all...
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The elegant Block

The City of Melbourne has many fascinating lanes and shopping arcades, but there’s one iconic walkway that rises high above the rest, it’s the heritage shopping gallery known as The Block Arcade. Opening in 1892 this L shaped arcade was inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Natural light was to be a major charactistic of...
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Versailles: rich and dazzling glimpses

Splendor, magnificence, extravagance, unique design and artistry, these are the words that come to mind when you visit the National Gallery of Australia’s current exhibition Versailles:  Treasures from the Palace now in Canberra.  This wonderfully curated exhibition invites us to glimpse the art de vivre that has vanished in the mists of time.  A rare opportunity to be seized...
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