Category Archive: amazing fashion discoveries

Of libraries and leather skirts

These past few weeks have been a blur of translating – books about kimono patterns and moss and a hair salon catalogue all due around the same time have meant I’ve been giving… Continue reading

200 Years of Australian Fashion

Two hundred years of Australian fashion is a lot to cram into one exhibition, but somehow those clever folk at the NGV have done it! And being somewhat rushed this evening (it’s fashion… Continue reading

Exquisite Threads at the NGV

If you love embroidery, put your hands in the air and say yeah! I’d have my hands in the air just like this little couple but it makes it a bit tricky to type,… Continue reading

Holiday in Hanoi

What do trendsetting travellers seek out when they holiday in a new city? The newest restaurant? The hippest nightclub? The designer label that all the in-the-know locals are raving about? Well, maybe. But first on the must-see list… Continue reading

Ethnic everything

As mentioned in my previous post, I thought you’d like to see some more from the Ethnic Jewellery book. There were so many inspiring images it was hard to choose, but these were… Continue reading

Get Redressed – my challenge for February

You know how you take some things for granted until they’re pointed out to you? That happened to me recently when Redress invited me to take part in their Get Redressed Challenge. The… Continue reading

Weekend plans: Edward Steichen

Have you ever in your life seen anything quite so chic as this? FRANCE Tippet and muff c.1935 (detail) Fur (colobus monkey), silk crepe, silk (braid), resin clasp (a) 34.0 cm (centre back), 200.0… Continue reading

Fashion on Film

 AGGGH! It’s SO HOT here in Melbourne! It seems like weeks since the daytime temperature dipped under 30 degrees and it’s set to continue for a few days yet. If you’re sick of… Continue reading

Fashion meets Fiction

As much as I love exploring new places, sometimes it’s more rewarding to discover gems just around the corner from my own house. Yesterday I headed a few minutes up the road into… Continue reading

Cape of Good Hope

How’s the weather where you are? It’s been pretty hot over here (as you’d expect, in the middle of summer, although being Melbourne, it can be 45 degrees one minute and snowing the… Continue reading