We've spent a good day adding and editing in the online store. These beautiful drape-themed pieces are all now available (among many others) for purchase using PayPal, ranging in price from $66 - $190. We think that's pretty good.
If you'd rather stop by the shop and try something on (although who doesn't love a good parcel...), please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a 24-hour hold on sale items.
Happy solstice, and happy weekend!
Going to the ballet in Melbourne will commonly mean a trip to the Arts Centre at the southernish side of the city. Although I think it's hardly changed in the (nearly) 30 years it's been open, and even though I associate the venue with blocked or popping ears and thousands of tiny electric shocks, thanks to its warren-like configuration, the plethora of rich red carpeting and the tubular metallic stair railings, it is also a place of lushness, decadence and enchantment.
It's an excuse to dress up a little, certainly, and the prospect of actually going to the ballet (tonight! To see The Australian Ballet's Vanguard!) is an excuse to dress up the mannequins in Arts Centre appropriate attire. I couldn't decide between simple elegance or a more is more approach to textures and print...
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Pictured: Alexi Freeman Palm Kite tee (now $179) and b/w merino print scarf (RRP $89) with Mücke twoshirtSKIRT (RRP $265);
High Tea with Mrs Woo Tarkovsky merino dress (RRP $348) with Estelle Dévé silver Flint necklace (now $135);
Kuwaii Dune dress (now $203) with Arnsdorf Hair vest (now $284), Jenny Kee Baby Unity scarf (RRP $155) and Tusler Caspian Pony bag (RRP $286);
Livia Arena Negative Space top (RRP $260) with Arnsdorf Man trousers (now $175), Lui Hon Vancent wool shirt (now $400) and Tusler Finhorse bag (RRP $397)
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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.