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

A patch of bother

About 17 years ago, when I was living in Tokyo, I spent up big on a pair of jeans (Hysteric Glamour brand). When I say “spent up big”, they were probably only about… Continue reading

Open House – Cabinets of Wonder

Did you make it to Open House this weekend, Melburnians? I managed to get to a few places including the Limelight Studios and Salvation Army Heritage CentreΒ (who knew the Salvos were one of… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: Salted Caramel Salad

Do you love salted caramel flavour so much you wish you could eat it all the time? But beingΒ a grown up, you know you can’t eat dessert for every meal (sometimes it’s so… Continue reading

Catwoman’s cardigan

Ask just about any Melburnian lady to name a staple wardrobe item and “cardigan” will be near the top of the list, thanks to our crazy weather. Until a few weeks ago, though,… Continue reading

(I’m not) Making the Australian Quilt

Crochet, embroidery, bobbin lace, sewing by hand and machine, indigo dyeing, Hmong batik, Fimo modelling, weaving, arm knitting, regular knitting and applique. Yep, I think that’s about it for the list of crafts… Continue reading

Slow Fashionista tips

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you probably already know this, but I was part of a feature about slow fashion on SBS2 program The Feed last week. (You can… Continue reading

’70s-style secret agent

As unlikely a career choice as it would be for me, if I were ever to become a secret agent, I have just the right outfit. A tan leather trenchcoat and black patent… Continue reading

Cashmere for less cash

Once upon a time cashmere was a luxury, but these days you can hardly walk into a chain store without stumbling over it for ridiculously low prices (if you’re interested in knowing why… Continue reading

Of libraries and leather skirts

These past few weeks have been a blur of translating – books about kimono patterns and moss and a hair salon catalogue all due around the same time have meant I’ve been giving… Continue reading