This week's biggest hits have been some of our littlest bits - new OK OK light cotton tights, and wee ankle socks. Emina D. has designed these babies in an array of colours and textures - ribbed cotton, a subtle animal print, and the very popular lurex - some of which have already sold out (although our second delivery will soon be on its way).
Also attracting a lot of admirers are new garments by Livia Arena. The success of Livia's S/S print - both its beauty and its illusory quality - has been confirmed this afternoon by our little camera, which eventually captured the silk tee and silk dress from many lovely angles ... but only once its focusing difficulties were surmounted. The make-believe rising and falling of the fabric proved quite a puzzle for Canon blue. But it's flat and smooth and easy as can be, we said ...
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Pictured: OK OK cotton socks (from $13-$15) and cotton tights (RRP $30);
Livia Arena silk lined fold dress (RRP $390);
Livia Arena silk drape tee (RRP $220)
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PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, MILLY SLEEPING WILL NOT BE OPEN AT THE VON HAUS CITY SPACE DURING NOVEMBER - MANY APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
This post has been hovering in the wings for a little while, pending the arrival of some lovely Mücke pieces. Today, the new shirtdresses, knotted necklaces and a first batch of 'pointy' sleeveless shirts are here, and with them comes the awaited opportunity - to present some beautiful pictures taken by Melbourne-based photographer, Olga Bennett.
In case it's not clear ...
pictures 1 & 15 were taken of Ellie by Olga for Peppermint magazine;
pictures 6 & 12 were taken by Olga for Ellie, for a lookbook (we have some postcards featuring these images currently on our doorstep, for the taking);
and the rest of the pictures were not taken by Olga but in-house at Milly Sleeping ... numbers 2 - 5 depicting two of the ever-popular shirtdresses, and numbers 7 - 11, 13 & 14 showing various one-off pointy shirts worn in various ways with various Mücke tee-laces ... except for image 18, which depicts the mannequin wearing its favourite pointy shirt, with all of the new loopy tee-laces, because the occasion called for it, I suppose.
Thanks to Olga for her permission to use these images, originally stumbled across at her heavenly blog.
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Mücke shirtdresses (RRP $230);
Mücke pointy shirts (RRP $120);
Mücke tee-laces (RRP $39 - $42);
also pictured - Alexi Freeman palm ballet skirt (RRP $230) and ffiXXed Simplified Enjoyment trousers ($225)
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)