Category Archive: art stuff

Viktor & Rolf & Recycling

Think haute couture and images of haughty models in exquisite ballgowns made from extravagant, exclusive luxury fabrics come to mind. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as Dutch fashion designers Viktor… 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

Haute couture for humpday

We all have a happy place. For Audrey Hepburn (as Holly Golightly, anyway) it was Tiffany’s. For me, it’s the NGV. It’s impossible to feel bad surrounded by creativity – and by other… 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

The Ethics of Style

We all know clothes don’t go on trees. But wouldn’t it be cool if they did? Hopefully one day those scientists working away in their labs will solve all our fashion guilt problems… Continue reading

Woodblock workshop

As regular readers will know, I’m a big fan of anything DIY, but it’s not often that I get to try my hand at things other than clothes or accessories. So I was… Continue reading

1930s Commercial Art

For most people, weekends are a chance to relax and get out of office wear. But at a “superheroes and villains” costume party I went to on the weekend, I dressed in an… Continue reading

True Self at the GPO

As you’d know, I’m a big fan of fundraisers in disguise. So the current True Self exhibition at Melbourne’s GPO is right up my alley. It’s on until June 24 and is raising money… Continue reading