More beautiful new things are in store - particularly welcome given this week's cooler, gloomier weather:
Looking anti-clockwise from bottom left, just for a change:
the heeled, tassled Smyth boot by &Attorney (RRP $390);
cotton, wool and nylon tights by OK OK - four styles and five colour ways are now available in store, made in Aus and NZ (RRP $35 to $45);
brass and silver necklace by Anna Varendorff, currently one of the last remaining in store (RRP $69);
the teeniest item amid a delivery of gorgeous garments by Kara Liu - the GBF bracelet (RRP $44);
and... the Rhododendron merino wool scarf by Wendy Voon. It's lovely to introduce Wendy's work to the store, and even a bit strange to remember that it's an introduction. We've known Wendy for a little while, and it seemed perfectly natural that she dropped in today with a small batch of these scarves and a soft, fluid jumper. Thank you Wendy!
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Late last week, Elizabeth of Primoeza delivered just a handful of gorgeous one-off knits from her stock room to lucky Milly. These are wool or wool and alpaca pieces - three cardigans and one jumper only - hand made by Elizabeth. Fancy that they look just lovely with the last of our Colour Block scarves. Send your size enquiries with crossed fingers to email@example.com.
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These items (scarves excepted) are now sold out, apologies.
Pictured: Primoeza cardigans (now $296 each);
Primoeza 3 Times Sweater (now $248);
Primoeza Colour Block scarves (RRP $147)
Presenting... Milly Sleeping's collection of ffiXXed garments from the Simultaneous Affinities collection. To produce these pieces, Fiona and Kain collaborated for the second time with Ester Partegás - a Spanish artist, who now resides in New York. In honour of Ester, I thought I'd look up the Spanish word for beautiful. Happily, Google translate was able to provide numerous options, all of which must be very apt. We really do think these pieces are hermoso, precioso, bello, bonito, lindo, magnifico and guapo!
Pictured: ffiXXed Layered Tshirt - orange stripe ($110);
ffiXXed cupro Simplified Enjoyment skirt - grey stripe ($172);
ffiXXed Simplified Enjoyment scarf - orange stripe ($77);
ffiXXed cupro Covers top - cupro stripe ($125);
ffiXXed cotton lined Openness jacket - blue spray ($351);
ffiXXed silk Drape Tarp top - dark navy ($218);
ffiXXed cotton Expanded Covers skirt - blue spray ($216)
Worn with brass & sterling silver necklaces by Anna Varendorff (all $69)
Happy day. Anna Varendorff dropped into Milly today wearing a wonderful purple dress, sat briefly on our new sofa, and bestowed upon us a handful of very beautiful pieces. These are brass and sterling silver necklaces ($69) and earrings ($49). For now we have just a very limited selection of each, and they are all a little bit different/special.
Pictured above are Milly Sleeping's selection of garments from the new Romance Was Born collection, Dream On. As usual, RWB chose some exceptional artists to work with to develop their prints: Jonathon Zawada and Alia Penner.
The top and slacks featuring the all stars print are made from a robust cotton with a hard-to-describe woven texture that has a slightly sporty look. And, yes, the latter - the Submarine Slacks - are low in the crotch. For some, this does take a bit of getting used to although we think these are quite a streamlined style, with little bagginess and no bunchiness to speak of. These are early nominees for the Most Comfortable and Handsome Pants of 2014.
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RWB silk Alia Wheel Tshirt (RRP $250);
RWB cotton Submarine slacks (RRP $390);
RWB silk Green Portal Tshirt (RRP $250);
RWB silk Cosmic Kaftan dress (RRP $550);
RWB cotton Feline top (RRP $350);
RWB silk No Place Like Home dress (RRP $590);
RWB cotton jersey March On Tshirt (RRP $140)