Around this time of year, back in 2008, we were planning some simple tote bags for the shop. Barack Obama became the first African American President of the United States, and we managed to work this cheeky tribute to his success into our designs. 'Twas kind of a secret back then but we're so relieved today, the CAT is OUT, etc.
Time for a limited edition reprise?
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Pictured: Milly Sleeping cotton drill tote bag, price on application - YES!
Milly Sleeping Carlton is closed today and tomorrow (Melbourne Cup Day, Tues. Nov. 6).
Inside, we're undertaking a few rearrangements, and finalising updates to the online store.
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Pictured at left: ffiXXed Cube bag (now $161);
at right: costumes by Akira Isogawa, featured in the new Balled & Fashion exhibition at NGV International
After stints at both Von Haus and Milly Carlton, we're calling it a day for our jewellery showcase, Stringing Things Together... but, if you missed it, there are still a number of pieces by participating artists on display in our faithful cabinet.
We're also in the process of uploading great bracelets, necklaces and earrings by Allys Ellen into our online store ... and are very pleased at the prospect of presenting a fantastic new collaboration by Kuwaii and Melbourne-based jeweller Seb Brown - coming to Milly Sleeping soon.
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Pictured: porcelain necklace by Deirdre Hoban for Stringing Things Together;
Allys Ellen mini Hex braided necklace (RRP $115), heavy-weight Hex necklace (RRP $165), mid-weight Hex bracelet (RRP $90) and pearl Hex earrings (RRP $55)
Like a broken record, we sing out to Milly Sleeping's visitors that there are "more sizes and styles out the back". The stockroom's offerings fluctuate and diminish but there is always a treasure or two, or twenty-seven, behind the curtain ... great sale items and lots of lucky lasts.
As preparations for Melbourne's Spring race days peak, we have been spending as much time out the back as we have out the front, foraging for particular pieces for particular people for particular occasions. It's fun. So, if you have something specific/special in mind when browsing, please feel free to mention it to us.
Spotted - Milly Sleeping selections in online publications, Superior and Rever. Nice.
See the lovely Lui Hon Azy wrap skirt (at top), the Livia Arena white and black silkie jumper ... the CUTE Romance Was Born 'fish rug' cropped pants... the Romance Was Born 'red rug' silk tee with sherpa vest and Kuwaii Beyond The World midi skirt and, finally, the Romance Was Born 'tutti frutti' pea-coat and linen skirt.
Also, while we're posting images with people in them ... a great group shot of the famous and talented and handsome and kind Melbourne design delegates recently chosen to show their collections in Beijing during the local fashion festival. From far left, that's Kristy of Kuwaii, next to Clea of Limedrop, and the one and only Lui Hon.
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The first three of the above images are from Superior:
Photographer: Agnieszka Chabros
Stylist: Sinead Hargreaves
Hair and make-up: Victoria Martin
Model: Grace @ Giant MGR