Category Archive: embroidery

Embroidery and elegance

As much as I adore summer, days of 40+ degrees pose something of a challenge. How to stay cool and still retain even a semblance of non-sweaty elegance? Wear a dress made out… Continue reading

Melbourne Cup millinery in two minutes #2

How is it that nearly a whole month has gone past since I last posted? Possibly my holiday to Queensland has something to do with it… or the fact that I just haven’t… Continue reading

A Lao Lu look at last

How many hill tribe jackets is enough*? This is now my fourth, and was given to me by a friend a few years ago. Back then, it looked like this (and my hair… Continue reading

Beads, tassels and more at Singapore’s Peranakan Museum

As you may have realised if you follow me on Instagram, I was in Singapore for a few days’ holiday recently. Although I’d been there a few times, the last time was 2007… Continue reading

What would Alexa wear?

Do you like games? How about playing spot the difference? Tricky, isn’t it. In case you can’t work it out, one of these women* is a global style icon who is purchasing something… 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

Monday musing: is KonMari for creatives?

The world of creatives is super glamorous – slick white studios floored with polished concrete; inspirational images pinned so artistically to mood boards that they could be mistaken for¬†finished works; pale pine timber… 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

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

Bloggers on the Bellarine

So, it’s that time of the month again – no, I’m not talking about lady days, as one of my friends has so charmingly named what others might call “the curse”, I’m referring… Continue reading