Milly's uploading woes continue, meaning ...
no photos of the Romance Was Born Staffordshire print pieces that arrived in the post on Wednesday (repeat orders, already!);
no photos of the new blue Milly Sleeping camisole;
no photos of the High Tea Fly by Night dress;
and no photos of the new Sosume pieces - light-weight wool layering pieces in beautiful colours that were the surprise delivery of the week.
We hope to be back to business-as-usual at this blog very soon but we do recommend that you don't wait and wonder... If you're interested in any of the above (this week's runaway best-sellers), please drop by the shop soon or email firstname.lastname@example.org for our personalised photo service...
What does a collection called Lil Lord Fauntleroy look like..?
Well, of course it is designed by Romance Was Born and thus, of course, it looks rather beautiful and amusing and unusual all at once. It's also sweet and sporty and even a little bit silly, in parts. If we could show it to you right here and now, we certainly would, but as we are currently unable to upload images to this blog ...
... we must ask curious onlookers to please follow us down the little lane to Facebook, where we have managed to put together an album. Do mind your step! Our cobbled path is currently strewn with pretty hazards - many coloured flower petals and dainty doggies that threaten to dart excitedly between your feet ...
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Hurrah for a temporary fix! Please cast your eyes gently down for a glimpse at Lil Lord Fauntleroy's friends...
PS. In case you're wondering, the wonderful prints featured in these garments were composed using photographs taken for RWB of the incredible Johnston Collection of rare antiques, following Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales' curation of the collection last Winter.
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Pictured: Romance Was Born Staffordshire contrast leggings (RRP $250);
RWB Staffordshire collar tee (RRP $250);
RWB Earl rib mesh jumper (RRP $350);
RWB silk Motif pyjama dress (RRP $350);
RWB Earl tuck dress (RRP $350);
RWB White Floral denim crop jacket (RRP $350)
Nearer the beginning of the year, we mentioned that we would be endeavouring to produce a range of simple garments 'in-house'. Today is a very fine day because the first of these styles is now hanging on our racks ... neatly cut silk and cotton camisoles, in two lovely colours (with a third to come).
We gave quite a bit of thought to the shape (straight-ish), length (long-ish), the neckline (higher at the back and lightly scooped at the front, verging towards square-ish) ... the depth of the arm-holes (modest but not tight), and the internal finish - of all the garment's details, I am most proud of the way Janette (the maker) has used French seams and bound edges.
Our intention was to create a wear-anywhere camisole that can be loose or tucked in, casual or a little bit dressed up, etc. We're looking forward to receiving feedback from our visitors but, if you're ready to give it an emphatic nod, a few camis are available from our online store.
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Milly Sleeping silk/cotton Camisole I (RRP $78) - very limited stock is currently available but the camisoles can be made to order ... Enquire!
What a COOL day, in both senses...
With the temperature way down and visitors not in a sweat at the mere thought of a sleeve, my mind began unexpectedly turning to various beautiful items in our stockroom ... items that have been tucked away all Summer lo-ong, which are now suddenly perfect again. For instance, the much admired 'Townsend Trench' by Livia Arena, which is my Pick of the Day (which means that I tried it on 27 times and wanted very much to buy it).
While dutifully uploading it, instead, into our online store (page 3), who should walk in but Livia herself, with her arms full of stunning 'Side Zip' jumpers for Milly. Yay. Not only that but she also let slip today's breaking news that she is one of this year's finalists in the esteemed L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival Designer Award, along with former finalists Lui Hon and Michael Le Sordo, and From Britten and Kathryn Baker. COOL.
See Livia looking completely beautiful in her own Side-Zip jumper in this album ... and see it in store soon.
New ffiXXed (from the Inevitable Necessities collection) is now not only *here* in sunny Carlton but over *there* too, in our online store...
Lots of lovely stripes and blues and greys and panels and toggles and soft tassels, for cooler climes and times either just around the corner, across the seas, or in a couple of weeks time (it's inevitable).