Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Miss Fisher Season 3 Costume Exhibition

This year saw another round of the Miss Fisher Costume exhibition, and once more I attended and enjoyed the display very much. Since many exciting cultural events are in the centre of Sydney, which is quite a trek for me, I loved being able to just go as far as Parramatta for this one, and avoid the traffic and parking hassles that I have grown so used to not having in my life!


I still haven't seen the show but I have now read the first few of the books. I'm sure I'll catch up one day.


Old Government House is a great venue, conveniently located in a park so your toddler can run around afterwards and lie in the dirt and try to pat magpies.


Like the last one, cameras were allowed, so I took what photos I could, while Teacup was happy in my friend's arms instead of mine. Actually, although I think the dramatic staging was even better than before, the lighting was not particularly conducive to getting good detail photographs.


My friend was wearing a blouse that almost exactly matched this fabric! That's pretty special!


There there were fewer hats this time around, and I really missed the whole room of hats from last time.


Some of the mannequins were rotating, which did allow a really fabulous 360 degree view of the outfits.


Another fun feature were two dress up rooms. They had 20s-style dresses that were made so they could be thrown on over your clothes (with open fronts or sides), gigantic fluffy velvet coats, and aviator hats and goggles. I love the look of the 20s coats, and they feel rather decadent and fun to play in, but they aren't something I can imagine myself wearing.


The images I took last time are here if you want some more hat eye candy.

Are you a fan of Miss Fisher or 1920s style? I think that first brocade coat with the purple hat is the outfit I'd choose from here, how about you?

18 comments:

  1. YES! OMG! YES! TO. ALL. OF. THIS. Am I yelling? HA! I love Miss Fisher. Love the 20s. GIMME. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous exhibition.

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  2. The clothing was one of my favorite parts of the show. Thanks for posting.

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    1. You're welcome. It is certainly stunning!

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  3. I love all the clothes on Miss Fisher! What a great exhibit and it looks like you had a lot of fun, thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was indeed fun and you are welcome :)

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  4. I ADORE Miss Fisher! One of my favorite shows, and Essie Davis has become one of my favorite actresses. Watching the show always makes me drool over 20s style again. I would love to see the costumes up close and personal, that would be delightful.

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    1. It was lovely to see them, and they even had fabric swatches you could touch, which was a great idea. It got me fired up for 1920s styles too!

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  5. Oh my god heaven. I love miss fisher and you look so amazing in that picture suits you perfectly

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    1. Thank you Kate! I would love to explore 20s looks more often. I guess I should!

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  6. Oh wow..gorgeous all of them! I would have tried to sneak something home hahaha (not really but in my mind I would of).

    Thanks for taking pics and sharing :)

    Liz

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    1. They were watching them pretty closely just to stop us touching them, so I don't think I could have managed any theft :P

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  7. Love that picture of you in the glamorous coat! Must have been a great exhibition. I have only seen 4 or 5 episodes but have really enjoyed it, especially the stunning costumes. My friend just gave me three books as a birthday present so looking forward to trying them.

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    1. Hehe thank you! I hope you enjoy the books. I found them to be fun reading.

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  8. The fact that they have a dress up area is just the coolest! Fashion exhibits everywhere could take a serious note from that engaging, delightful idea.

    It's wonderful that you were able to attend this year as well. What a great annual tradition. Let's hope they continue the exhibits for years to come and that you're able to make it to each future one as well.

    Big hugs & many thanks for all of your terrific recent blog comments,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. They should! The V&A had some last time I went (about 5 years ago, but still), and they were loads of fun. Of course, I just like playing dress up!

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    1. It was the best! Thank you for the great day :)

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