What a fun outing mummy had planned this week the day of the teacher’s strike, I dragged the boys along with me to our local shops, the fancy schmancy – Chatswood Chase. This month is hosting the Icons of Style exhibition curated by Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant – for a desperate two-minute slice of Me time!
The kids were ecstatic (not) about a fashion exhibition, even after a visit to Kmart and KFC (we are such bogans). It is only a small collection of costumes, and some other items from the era. I could hardly look at the prettys cos the kids were leaning over the cordon ropes then Noah actually touched the vintage record player and managed to dislodge a piece from it – I was mortified.
I have some vague recollections of what I saw whilst kid wrangling, these were the standouts:
Betty’s beautiful Polka Dot Chiffon number – I did notice it was coming away around the straps – such a shame – but not unexpected for such a delicate fabric, but as this is one of my favourite dresses from the show – I was thrilled to see it in person.
There were also some props which were a nice touch for kids who have never seen a record player before, but I suggest leaving the little darlings at home!
And if you haven’t seen the show – I highly recommend it!