Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland… I Found My Mecca, And It Is My Delirium

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My Delirium

Phenever I go to another city, hitting up the best vintage stores is always at the very top of my list, and the internet is, of course, the best place to get your sleuth on. My online investigations had revealed to me that My Delirium, situated in Fitzroy in Melbourne, had all the makings of a vintage goldmine. So, of course, on our first free day in Melbourne, we made our way out there.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My Delirium

There was just one problem: the door was locked, the lights were off, and there was no one inside. It felt like an epic tragedy. I wanted to fall to my knees, sob uncontrollably, yell “WHY?!” at the heavens, and maybe get struck by lightning, but I somehow managed to restrain myself.

It was like torture! From outside, we could see right inside this colourful, kaleidoscopic galaxy… And yet we couldn’t get inside. I stared through the windows, willing the handle to turn and open.

But there’s a happy twist to this story. Within half an hour, one of our Melbourne blogcadettes, the ever-stylish and eternally badass Kat, had showed up… With a set of spare keys!

Now that’s pure magic.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumThis is my happy place.

As soon as we squirreled our way inside, we got right down to business, flicking through the racks, caressing sequins, and stroking furry jackets. And luckily, well, for us at least, our long-suffering friend Corey was there to document all the madness!

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumSequins and chiffon and wild prints beckoned us…

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumI wish I had this print in my home… And that mind-bending wallpaper!

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumThe store was full of cute, weird tchotchkes.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumI love this cuckoo clock.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumFaux flowers were everywhere

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumWe headed upstairs for more delights… I also want this poster in my house.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumKat, flicking through colour-coded racks…

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumWhile the girls were trying things on, I snuck downstairs and stole this insane coat off a mannequin. There are not enough exclamation marks in the WORLD to do this coat justice!

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My Delirium“Hey Shauna, look at this crazy coat I stole from the mannequin in the window!” “Ooooooh my god.”

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumTA-DA!

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumThen I let her have a go in it, while I snuggled up in a pink wool coat. Shauna looks damn good in a yellow fur… Right at home!

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumIf we ever did Blogcademy on the Las Vegas Strip, this is what we’d all have to wear, I think.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumMy Delirium is absolutely full of eye-popping prints. I loved this pattern on a mannequin.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumCrazy sequinned coats from the 1970s are my specialty.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumI need to buy a huge cane chair and paint it lavender. It is my life’s work.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumBest rug on the planet. My flower crown is from My Delirium and necklace is by Vivienne Westwood. The striped crop top is by Motel (such a good purchase), and this circle skirt is perfect and was a total bargain from ModCloth. My boots are Dr Marten Darcies, which sadly are no longer in production.

Trapped Inside A Psychedelic Wonderland... I Found My Mecca, And It Is My DeliriumAw, thanks Corey!

Needless to say, if you’re ever in Melbourne, make My Delirium an essential part of your trip. We walked out of there with shopping bags bulging, feeling like our eyeballs had been on a psychedelic holiday… And what more could you possibly ask for?!

Photos by Corey Sleap.

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