Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Colorful Lisbon- Part 1

Halooo!

Everything started here ( well actually in the train station which is modern and clean):

(long top and leggings- Zara)

We took the midnight train from my city to Lisbon and so this was my night outfit literally, hehe! We arrived past 10 am at the train station in Lisbon. Since check-in time at the hotel starts at 2 pm, we didn´t waste time and visited famous landmarks like the Praça do Comercio.

view of the old part of the city at night
leading to the plaza

At the left side is the Fashion Museum. I was lucky because there was an exhibit of beautiful retro cocktail dresses/clothes from the famous designers of the world. There was a pant suit by Lanvin and a ski suit by Hermés from the 1930s, cocktail dresses from the 1960s from Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain, Courreges, Dior , Paco Rabanne, Christian Lacroix, et al and who can´t forget Coco Chanel´s famous suits? ;)

The exhibit was accompanied by different types of motorbikes from the early1900s (or even before that) up to the 60s (not sure of this, I wasn´t looking at the bikes, I was loking at the gorgeous cocktail dresses. lol!) and retro chairs. The leather and raffia cocktail dress by Balmain from the 1960s caught my fancy and so was the embroidered dress by YSL, four to five Pucci tops and a mix-print creation by Comme des Garcón in the 90s. There was also an ultra-modern cocktail dress by the late Gianni Versace and also of the late Alexander Mcqueen. His brocade jacket was fantastic! There are lots of beautiful cocktail dresses in there, too bad picture taking is prohibited so no pictures
here to show you. This museum is a MUST to visit for fashionistas like you! ;)

To continue with the tour, we visited the Monasterio dos Jerónimos and the church of the monastery. They were constructed in the early renaissance period ( design called as manuelism from Manuel I) with some gothic designs incorporated (see the church spires).








Leaving you a photo of what was once the dining hall (Refectory) of the monks. The painted blue tiles were the only things that remained inside the room.

Lots of stories and more photos to show you soon. Please don´t forget to come back. ;)

So how did your weekend go, my dearies? Take care always! :)
xoxo,
Che

20 comments:

à la Modest said...

Fashion museum? Oh, how I'd love to go there!! :) You seriously have (no kidding) the best REAL backdrops in your photos.

Haupi said...

Wow! The Praça do Comercio is so impressive. And the artwork on the Monestary is very impressive. You look fine too, but I wish you had of taken a few pictures of the old vintage clothes at the fashion museum - but you can't to do everything. Smiles. Have a great time and I hope to see more pictures if you can.

Haupi

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

lovely holiday...

nice scenery...

Annie Spandex said...

Looks like fun! Fun outfit, too :)

Fabíola Beltrão said...

own, i love...

u are gorgeous


xoxo

Rose said...

Wow, another awesome trip!
The city at night looks just lovely and I would love to see the exhibits in the fashion museum, I love looking at pretty dresses. I also love the paintings on the tiles in the old refectory.
Im a bit confused, are you only blogging on this blog now? coz I thought your travels were on your other blog, or are you using both :)
Hope you have a nice week!

Rose

sweet said...

oh love the photos...really nice place...

your top reminds me of my mom...she has one of those that I really love but unfortunately she did not give it to me hahahahah!!!! I love loose tops like that and the print too...so beautiful!!!

thank you for dropping by my blog my dear...and giving those inspiring comments...

always
Sweet
PensandLens

kirstyb said...

lovely post xxxx

Dredd said...

Wow, great architecture and photos of you. I haven't been to Portugal and this post is really convincing me to pursue my plan to travel there with my friends.

will wait for more pics/Dredd

Leia said...

gorgeous photos! I would love to visit Lisbon. (you look like you have lost a lot of weight darling, you must have been doing a lot of walking!!)

Leia

Isabel said...

love the photos...looks like a fantastic city!

Style of a Fashionista said...

Wow sounds like you had an amazing time gorgeous pictures xoxo

janettaylor said...

U are so lucky, doll! DEF! :D

Becca. said...

lovely lovely outfit, looks like you had an amazing time!

XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Krystal said...

I've wanted to visit there ever since I read "night train to lisbon" this year :)

MarchMusings said...

What a lovely place to visit. Thanks for posting these

michelle_ said...

NICE SHOTS OF THE MUSEUM !
i love ur printed t shirt too !

GLISTERSandBLISTERS

Pratishtha Durga said...

Fashion museum sounds super-exciting. glad you has a great time. Looks like a fabulous place to visit...

Zabrinah said...

These photos are SO beautiful!

And I really love your top.

~Zabrinah

FASHION BUTTER said...

AMAZING! Thanks for sharing these pictures - I wanna go! Must start bugging the hubby about this ... : )