Category Archive: vintage designer fashion

GIVEAWAY: Night Life exhibition tickets

Would you like to see the Night Life exhibition at Rippon Lea? Of course you would, particularly if you could go for free and take a friend, right? Well, it must be your… Continue reading

Vintage Clothing Sale at Como: BTS

As you might have guessed by now, I’m a big fan of The National Trust, especially when their historical buildings play host to fashion-related events. So you can imagine my reaction when the Trust’s PR team… Continue reading

Vinnies #NewYearNewStyle Challenge

Since my travels in Asia last year with a limited choice of clothing, I’ve been wondering if I can cull my real-life Melbourne sartorial selection and do the cool “capsule wardrobe” thing. Given… Continue reading

Elastic waists? Mais oui!

Look what I found at a Vinnies recently! Sonia Rykiel woollen pants for $22 (although I had a Vinnies gift card, so I didn’t even have to pay for them)! Plain black and… 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

This year, I’m taking a chance on pants

Happy new year – yes, again! It’s now the Chinese Year of the Horse, although being the bad Asian I am, I actually forgot it was Chinese new year until I was kept… 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

Don’t waist a good skirt!

(This is an “after” shot… see the below for what this skirt looked like before!) In reaction to an ever-increasing pile of clothes waiting to be altered, I have resolved many, many times… Continue reading

A visit to Vinnies Ringwood

 If you enjoyed my last post which included a reference to mysterious symbols which lead to amazingness, you’re going to love this one, although most of you would not find this particular symbol… Continue reading

Easy makeover for an ’80s dress

Isn’t it lucky we still have fashion to cheer us up after horrible news? To be honest, I was actually slightly surprised that the sun even rose yesterday, but rise it did. In… Continue reading