DIY drama: Chinese opera coat

When I’m in need of everyday-type procrastination, I rummage through The Fabric Stash On The Floor In The Spare Room. But for special occasions, I treat myself to a rummage through The Fabric… Continue reading

Belts: a waist of styling time?

A few days ago I was asked to answer some questions for a future magazine article about eco fashion influencers (I know! How flattering that I apparently fall into that category!). One of… Continue reading

Retro-fitting retro style #2

OK, so I know this looks like just an excuse to post photos of this dress yet again (this is the third consecutive post it has featured in!) and I admit I am… Continue reading

VAMFF 2017: what I wore

VAMFF is over for another year and it’s back to working at home in ugly trackies and old T-shirts for this little black duck. But no one wants to see that! So I thought I’d show… 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

The skinny on sewing leather #2

The pencil skirt is an extremely flattering garment, which is why I gave this leather skirt a go last year (that, and the fact that it only cost $2!). Unfortunately, the leather at the… Continue reading

Retro-fitting retro style

I don’t always take notice of what’s going on trend-wise, but when it’s a trend that’s flattering AND easy to replicate, it can’t hurt to give it a try. Such as these frilly… Continue reading

Secret summer garden party

It’s somewhat ironic, but often it’s the pieces that I’ve had to think twice about before purchasing at opshops that end up being my favourites. Case in point, this fabulous floral frock that I… Continue reading

Leather weather

“Summer time… and the leather is easy” according to the famous song by Ella Fitzgerald (OK, I might have altered a word for my own purposes there). Anyway, it actually is easy to… Continue reading

Travels with Oscar Wylee Eyewear

Do you wear glasses or sunglasses? Do you like doing good stuff for other people (with minimal effort)? Allow me to introduce you to the works of Oscar Wylee. I recently made the acquaintance… Continue reading