Wednesday, 10 July 2013
A Few of my Favorite Things...Christine
When in Melbourne stylish women go to Christine on Flinders Lane to provide them with the clothing and accoutrement they need. This boutique is an experience from the very start. It is a doorway at street level that leads you down a flight of tartan stairs to the shop below. The walls are convincingly red on my most recent visit a workman on the street was trying to subtly look inside to see what the store held. It's juxtaposition of respectability and punk had no doubt intrigued him.
Christine is like a parlour it elegantly displays bags, shoes jewellery and more as if already in your fabulous home. The artwork ranges from Warhol to contemporary modern art. The furniture is classic french with chairs offering places to try on shoes, antique cabinets housing jewellery and statues offering up trinkets like gifts to the Gods.
The red walls are distinctly Vreeland-esque and give a nod to women of style and substance.
Of course, it is the substance that makes this collection so special in Australia. Christine offers Celine bags, Anya Hindmarch, Robert Clergerie shoes, Moschino and Maison Michel headpieces.
This really is a must-go place to visit when you are next in Melbourne.