Tag Archive: history

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

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

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 Centre (who knew the Salvos were one of… 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

200 Years of Australian Fashion

Two hundred years of Australian fashion is a lot to cram into one exhibition, but somehow those clever folk at the NGV have done it! And being somewhat rushed this evening (it’s fashion… Continue reading

Haute couture for humpday

We all have a happy place. For Audrey Hepburn (as Holly Golightly, anyway) it was Tiffany’s. For me, it’s the NGV. It’s impossible to feel bad surrounded by creativity – and by other… Continue reading

Top Tokyo tip: the Teien Bijutsukan

When most people think of Tokyo*, I’d assume bright flashing lights, crazy shopping, jam-packed trains and general hustle and bustle come to mind. Of course the city has all those things (and much… Continue reading

Wardrobe lust Wednesday*: Carey Mulligan

Allow me to share with you the craziest review of a movie I’ve ever heard. I was leaving the cinema after seeing Far from the Madding Crowd yesterday and two ladies behind me were debriefing. I… Continue reading

Textile triple treat

It doesn’t happen often, but when the cosmic forces of the universe align and all the planets fall into a favourable formation, Melbourne gets three textile/fashion exhibitions showing simultaneously. I’ve already posted about one of… Continue reading

Exquisite Threads at the NGV

If you love embroidery, put your hands in the air and say yeah! I’d have my hands in the air just like this little couple but it makes it a bit tricky to type,… Continue reading