I have some fantastic and very talented friends in the Australian Costumers Guild. They always let me know when there is an event they are attending or hosting that I might be interested in attending. A visit to the Queensland Museum to see 'Dressed by the Best' the Gwen Gillam exhibit in 50s vintage style was one such visit.
Gwen Gillam was a popular designer in Brisbane during the 1950s to 1970s. The exhibit is a collection of dresses she designed and made, items from her store and workshop and a few videos that play on loop. Unfortunately cameras at the exhibit are a no-no so I didn't get any shots of my favourite dresses on display or the bolt of 50s Christian Dior fabric they had on display (oh be still my madly beating heart!)
If you are in the Brisbane area the exhibit will continue until 24 February. It is on level 3 of the Queensland Museum and is free entry.
Here are a few photos of my girls and I being rather silly before going
to the exhibit. I was wearing the fantastic hat that Lovely C had
bought for me on her travels in the USA.
I feel really blessed that I have such great friends who share my love of vintage clothes and are so incredibly fun to be with.