I took a day trip on Wednesday to the Old Government House in Paramatta Park for the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition! This is quite a long blog post but the exhibition was amazing and I couldn't help but include lots of images.
A great feature of this exhibition was the swatches of fabric provided with the costume description so that you were able to have a feel of the fabric. I love to do this when it comes to costumes, clothing and fabric shopping - so this was a simple but great feature.
My jaw hit the floor and I was mesmorised by these beautiful costumes after seeing them on TV. Miss Fisher is such a fabulous well written show and the cast, crew, sets and costumes really make it special. It's witty, it's fun and it's sexy with a whole lot of class. And how wonderful that Miss Fisher is an Australian series!
A lot of the mannequins rotate so you can have a good look at the costumes from all angles. I would love to dance around in this beautiful costume!
In a lot of the rooms episodes of Miss Fisher were projected on the walls to see the costumes on screen and to set the mood. The room of jewellery and purses had to be one of my favourites, they were absolutely stunning.
There were also a couple of costume rooms for visitors to put on a dress or coat and have a photo, I had to put on the red coat for a bit of fun!
And then it was onto more beautiful costumes and displays to drool over...
And the amazing wedding dress...
More amazing hats...
The jumpsuits and leisure wear was the perfect ending to the exhibition... I need a white jumpsuit now and probably the orange ensemble too because I love to wear orange and this one is so fun.
Afterwards we had coffee, tea, scones and a bowl of wedges before the drive home and it was such a great way to end the day.
Lily Dress - Hell Bunny
Hat - c/o Unique Vintage
Earrings - c/o Revere Folie
Stockings - Kmart
Shoes - I Love Billy
I had about an hour or less to get ready for the exhibition as it was a quick decision in the morning to go this particular day. My hair was freshly washed the night before and I didn't set any curls, so I quickly pinned my hair into a messy faux bob, quickly applied some make-up and put together this outfit. The most time consuming thing was trying to find these stockings, eventually I found them tucked right in the back of one of my drawers. I really like them with this dress + they kept my legs nice and warm! Here I am jumping around before leaving the exhibition, just in case you missed it on Instagram.
Thank you to the National Trust NSW for sending me a double pass, there are only two days left of the exhibition at Paramatta before it moves to Brisbane. For more information you can visit the Miss Fisher Exhibition website. I was so happy that I could make it before closing, if you get the chance to go I highly recommend it!
Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo