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! :)