The internet is so full of motivational quotes that by now most of us are immune to them. Every now and then, however, we come across one that jumps off the screen to come live inside of us. That’s what happened to me this week. Routinely scrolling through my Instagram feed, I found this quote:
As I mentioned last week, my love for the pink bomber was born on the day I tried on Valfré’s Mermaid jacket at Lady Petrova. Wearing it felt like a magical hug and though I fell head over heels for it, I was there to buy a dress I’d had my eye on forever so I ended up leaving the bomber behind. A week later it was sold out and I really regretted not buying it, so I started looking for an alternative.
A couple of years ago my mum decided to throw a Thanksgiving lunch even though it’s not really a holiday we celebrate here in Australia or even in Brazil. Before eating, we went around the table and everyone said one thing they were grateful for. I scanned my very long mental list, and while there were many things I could have said, I ended up settling for “I’m thankful for changes, and for knowing that nothing ever stays the same”.
One of the best things about living in Melbourne is that sooner or later every show comes to town. I’ve seen countless bands play live, and last year I started prioritising musicals, something I’ve always loved. Thanks to my boyfriend, Wicked was the first one I saw. Once wasn’t enough, so I went again with my mum, who obviously had fallen in love with it too. Then just as Les Miserábles was about to close, I had the privilege of attending one of their performances, and saw one of my all-time favourite stories come to life on stage. Yet, even after all of this amazingness, last week I attended what I now know will always be my favourite musical: Once.
Lady Petrova Waterfalls dress
Topshop trench coat
Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa Shoes Incense heels
Topshop leather clutch
Jolie & Deen crystal ring
Swarovski crystal earrings
Yesterday the boyfriend and I finally went to see Les Miserábles. The book has been one of my all-time favourites ever since I first read it, many years ago, and I loved the movie too. Seeing it live has been on my bucket list for ages, so needless to say, I was really excited. The musical closes in Melbourne on the 20th, and then will tour Perth and Sydney in 2015. I’m really glad I got to see it, even though I left red-faced from crying so much. The story is as touching as ever, with great performances by the Australian cast and epic music that makes every hair on your body stand on end. If you have the chance to go see Les Mis, do it. It’s worth every cent.
To celebrate such a special occasion, I decided to wear my new Lady Petrova Waterfalls dress for the first time. By now you all probably already know that “being good to twirl around in” is totally one of my pre-requisites when buying new clothes, and this dress is perfect for it. The loose fit is quite different to what I usually wear, but the great thing about it is that it never made me feel big or shapeless. And to make it all even more fun, I paired it with my ice-cream heels from the Karl Lagerfeld collaboration with Melissa Shoes. I also appealed to my trusty trench coat from Topshop to keep me dry when it started pouring in the afternoon. Luckily it stopped raining just long enough for us to take a few pictures…