Category Archive: Melbourne

For high tea with a twist, get thee to a nunnery!

I’m pretty sure if I had worn this outfit to the Abbotsford Convent while it was still in operation more than a few eyebrows would have retreated rather rapidly under wimples. However nobody… Continue reading

Hollywood Costume at ACMI

Looking for an escape on a cold winter’s day in Melbourne? (This green dress from Atonement isn’t exactly appropriate for chilly weather, but it certainly is gorgeous!) Well, you could go to a… Continue reading

Refashioning ethnic dress is not a sinh!

Remember I told you about my trip to the Talat Sao in Vientiane? Well, this was one of the things I purchased there. It’s a vintage sinh*, apparently from the Houa Phan region,… Continue reading

Yarns about Melbourne

 Just a quick one today – I know that yarnbombing is getting ubiquitous, but I’m still quite partial to it myself. Who doesn’t love rainbow trees and granny squares on the streets? These… Continue reading

Ballet & Fashion at the NGV

Vanessa LEYONHJELM (designer): Justine Summers in Tutu and headdress 1994 Divergence, choreographed by Stanton Welch, The Australian Ballet, 1994 The Australian Ballet Collection, Melbourne Photo: Jim McFarlane  Summer in Melbourne can only mean… Continue reading

Melbourne Open House #3

July is an exciting time in our fair city – Open House Melbourne weekend means we get to explore all sorts of buildings we wouldn’t get to see normally. I always find it… 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

Melbourne summer must-dos

Yay! Work is over, summer holidays are here and I’ve finally had a chance to get some blog posts going again!So what’s kept me so busy? All that end of year socialising! Actually… Continue reading

Markets and Multiculturalism in Melbourne

How was your weekend? Did you celebrate Earth Hour? I did, by hanging out with the cool crowd at Lou‘s place… at least I think it was the cool crowd. For all I… Continue reading

Fashion on film, way up high

Who else out there is a freelancer? Do you also have those times when you’re practically twiddling your thumbs, and then you’re so busy that every waking moment is consumed by work? I’m… Continue reading