I took these few pics of our new pieces by ffiXXed and Mücke, and grouped them together in a folder that was hastily named, 'subdued', although I'm not sure that's the very best adjective for them. They are certainly understated... and they are also timeless and lovely and charming and quietly quirky and soft ... pieces that have real wit and art about them if you look closely.
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Pictured: Mücke pantVEST - tailored vests made from mens trousers (RRP $290) worn with Jolet pleat skirt (now $185);
Mücke scarf parts - unconventional scarves and half-jumpers made from upcycled knits (from $75);
ffiXXed Le Nest dress - $264
ffiXXed woollen Fabricated Familiarity jacket - $520
New print pieces picked up from the Alexi Freeman studio yesterday seem to have affinity an with our Autumn window leaves (which cast beautiful shadows on the wall of a sunny morning).
Alexi's 2013 print is called, simply, 'python'... but it is actually reminiscent of many things (other than snake skin) to me, including tracks in the snow, and Frida Kahlo.
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Pictured: Alexi Freeman merino scarves - black on white or white on black (RRP $89)
Alexi Freeman silk georgette scarf - pink offset orange on black (RRP $89)
Alexi Freeman wool cashmere mini trench with print lining (RRP $645)
Romance Was Born silk tuck dress (RRP $350)
We were first introduced to Dorota Drabarek at the blog of Melbourne-based stylist, Sarah Banger... A couple of sweet pictures there were enough to send us roaming for more information - and a little correspondence began, Dear Dorota ... Love, Milly ; Hi Milly ... Kindest regards, Dot ...
Now, just a few months on, Milly Sleeping has a new label to boast/host, and some new knitwear. These jumpers are knitted in Melbourne, from pure Australian merino wool. I had forgotten until today that they are part of a collection inspired by the 1977 horror film, Suspiria, by Dario Argento, which happens to be the only horror film that I think of with any good will (because of the setting, colours and the truly funky soundtrack).
The jumpers look and feel to die for ... and they are now in our online store, along with a few beautiful Primoeza sandgrain scarves.
PS. I can't help but mention that the blue and black colour way is my favourite, despite being the least photogenic of the trio.
Today, a few announcements.
Tootle-li-too (that's the bugle) ... Milly Sleeping has new knitwear - woollen jumpers in three sizes and colour ways - designed by Dorota Drabarek and made in Australia using pure Australian wools... These are just delightful and destined for the online store very soon.
Tootle-li-too ... New OK OK stock is here, including repeats of the irresistible lurex ankle socks and a brilliant new style of lurex legging.
Tootle-li-too ... Having recently viewed the upcoming Romance Was Born collection, Magic Mushrooms, full of wild and whimsical sartorial adventures, we have decided to release the lookbook and take personal orders. If you would like to receive a PDF, please email email@example.com asap!
Livia Arena Marle Pleat Jacket (RRP $490)
Livia Arena Cashmere Gown Coat (RRP $690)
Kuwaii Cape Sleeve Jacket (now $320)
High Tea with Mrs Woo Reversible 'Copywriter' Wrap Coat (RRP $468)
Alexi Freeman Wool Cashmere mini-trench (now $548) - version with black studs and print lining coming soon
Alexi Freeman Wool Cashmere Stud Coat (now $620) - version with black studs and print lining coming soon
Raggatt Lapel Into Sleeve Coat (coming soon)
ffiXXed Denim Poncho (coming soon)
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Two gorgeous new arrivals from the studio of Livia Arena (top) have prompted a spot of cataloguing... of our heavier weight (mostly woollen) coats and jackets. The pictures above show a range of pieces that are currently in store, as well as a couple of great jackets that are destined to come soon.
We also have a selection in store that are not pictured here - a small but diverse and lovely assortment of lucky lasts by labels including ffiXXed and Lui Hon, to name a couple.
For sizing enquiries or arrival updates, please feel free to email or call.
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PS. Due to being customarily disappointed with the in-house photographs (the coats just look bulky and mannish on the mannequins!), I have summarily pinched images from the designers' own websites.