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

Night Life at Barwon Park Mansion

One of the best things about summer is road tripping, especially when your destination is a historic mansion hosting a fashion exhibition. I’m quite a fan of visiting National Trust properties but it took the… Continue reading

Singapore Airlines stylin’

Welcome to Singapore Airlines flight 2017. I’ll be your friendly attendant for today, if I can actually move wearing my uniform… OK, so this batik outfit probably wasn’t ever worn to serve cocktails in… Continue reading

Oilskin: from ugly to ooh la la!

Finding hideously ugly items at opshops never fails to bring a smile to my face… so who knows why I’m not laughing my head off here.  I found this monstrosity at Vinnies for $8 and… Continue reading

Jumping into January

Actually, thanks to the crazy hot weather, there hasn’t been a whole lot of jumping going on here. It would be more apt to say I’ve slid sweatily and lethargically into the new… Continue reading

Last minute DIY Christmas gift ideas

A few days ago I was listening to a program on the radio which was about how the Victorians (ie those olden-days people, not the state of which Melbourne is the capital) used to… Continue reading

Ruffle-less at Raffles

As regular readers would know, I have enough fabric in my stash to outfit myself for the rest of my life (and probably to kit out everyone else AND their multiple feline familiars at… Continue reading