Tag Archive: Salvos

Chloe the Quarterback

Are you often put off opshop garments because they have huge shoulder pads that make you look like an American football player?I found this dress (labelled “Chloe” … but made in New Zealand!)… Continue reading

Melbourne Cup millinery in two minutes #2

How is it that nearly a whole month has gone past since I last posted? Possibly my holiday to Queensland has something to do with it… or the fact that I just haven’t… Continue reading

What Leeyong did next

Once again it’s Monday – the day I usually post – but I didn’t finish the sewing project I was intending to show you. Possibly because I’ve been a bit distracted by the… 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

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

A DIY Christmas gift for future DIYers

If you’re a keen DIYer with plenty of kids in your life for whom Christmas presents are needed, chances are you’re also quite organised and have already got a stash of gifts you prepared… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: Fashion Revolution

So far, the posts in this series have focused on ways you can improve and maintain your own health. But your own actions – however small they may seem to you – can dramatically… 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

One jacket, two ways

Not long ago I wrote about finding potential at op shops (oops… has it really been more than a year since I wrote this?!). That post was mainly as a response to people commenting that I… Continue reading