Category Archive: couture

If you don’t like it then you shoulda put a ruffle on it #2*

Nearly three years ago, I promised I’d show you a dress I bought at an opshop. In yet another case of “better late than never”, here it is. It didn’t start life looking… 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

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┬ábut it makes it a bit tricky to type,… Continue reading

Holiday headwear: an attempt at elegance

Another Monday, another working week – but I’m afraid my mind is already travelling to exotic locations. I’m off on a very short trip to Laos (yes, AGAIN!) and Burma (or is it… Continue reading