So due to me misplacing my camera charger and the subsequent loss of battery-power of our camera, things have been a little quiet over here for a bit longer than expected.. oops.
It's also still about a million degrees in Melbourne which, along with being jobless, is really affecting my
will to live outfit decisions.. Clothing is highly optional at the moment!
Yesterday, however, was a lovely, cooler, breezy day so we took some Canadian friends out to the sticks to have a picnic at Hanging Rock.
We didn't end up having our picnic there (we got there 40 minutes before they were closing the gates), but we rushed up the rock and managed to reach the summit. Of course we forgot to bring the camera with us, but we got a couple of phone photos..
For those of you who haven't heard of Hanging Rock, it's a volcanic formation about 50 minutes north-west of Melbourne, right next to my home town :)
It's most famous as being the setting of the 1967 novel and 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, which is set in 1900 and tells the story of a group of school girls who go on a Valentine's Day picnic at the rock and mysteriously vanish.
(warning, longest movie trailer ever)
I watched the movie a number of times as a child but have never read the novel. Apparently the author wrote the entire book in the 60's, however just before it was published in 1967 she requested that the last chapter be removed, to be published separately 3 years after her death. The final chapter was released in 1987 as The Secret of Hanging Rock.
I remember after watching the movie as a youngster being convinced the story was true.. I'm pretty sure I tricked many a friend into believing that you could still hear the voices of the girls as they roamed about the rock, lost forever.. Mirannnndaaaa….
Anywho, I wore an outfit completely inappropriate for rock climbing (naturally).
Scarf, shoes and belt - thrifted, top - eBay, skirt - made by me.
I made this circle skirt a week or so ago and I'm completely obsessed. It's so swishy and lovely to wear, I can't believe this is the first one I have owned!
The top is a style I've been after for ages, I found this one super cheap on eBay and bought a black one too. I've basically been living in them whenever I leave the house, they're lovely and cool and very pretty!
I've been very busy sewing lately so hopefully I will have some more pretty things to share soon. I'm just crossing my fingers for a few more cooler days so I can actually make some kind of an effort instead of laying on the concrete floor in my underwear.. hmm.