Tag Archive: vintage

Textiles and other treasures from my travels

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Somehow nearly a year has passed since I posted on this blog. I blame Instagram… I mean, does anyone even read blogs any more? If you’re… 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

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

Every week is National Op Shop Week

As you may or may not know, National Op Shop Week started yesterday.  Not that it makes much difference to me because in my book, every week is op shop week! We all… 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

Vinnies #NewYearNewStyle Challenge

Since my travels in Asia last year with a limited choice of clothing, I’ve been wondering if I can cull my real-life Melbourne sartorial selection and do the cool “capsule wardrobe” thing. Given… 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

Tokyo, my Tokyo

Although I don’t need much encouragement to share photos from my travels, a reader recently let me know how much she loved Tokyo and urged me to put up more pictures from my… Continue reading

Kimono heaven aka Komehyo Nagoya

Hello from Changi airport! It’s 2am and after landing at midnight from Bangkok, I have two more hours until my flight leaves for Bali (yes, I’m still travelling around Asia!). It seems like… Continue reading

Richard Nylon: Feathering the Nest

One of the things I love about Melbourne* is that there is always something new to discover. How many of you have lived here all your lives and never heard of The Johnston Collection,… Continue reading