The likelihood is that you already look at it every week, like me.
If you don't, today is a very good day, which you may well look back on as - The Day I First Visited the Primoeza Blog. Elizabeth Yong's blog is simply one of my favourites and a constant source of inspiration; she writes a little about her own work and much about the work of a diverse array of interesting others. She also takes very beautiful pictures, finds covetable publications and music, leads one to new stores and new blogs, and is a great supporter of Milly. Thanks Elizabeth!
The Primoeza studio was recently photographed for a lovely volume called Environments (with photography by Olga Bennett and interviews/words by Sarah Caldwell, which is currently propped up in our window... along side a gorgeous new Primoeza Pocket Sweater. We have just received a very small selection of these rather precious pieces in the dark greyish blue (pictured above), and brick red.
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Primoeza 100% wool Pocket Sweater ($261)
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Image credits from top: Elizabeth Yong;
Elizabeth Yong (featuring rings by Katherine Bowman); Elizabeth Yong
an image from Selvedge Issue 32;
(featuring Jet Korine blanket coat)
Some of our favourites (today)...
The ingenious ffiXXed studio created this lovely unassuming cardigan, and the whimsical shawl-like, trench-like layering piece. It's made from soft but sturdy cottons, with draping panels at the front and an unexpected cropped back; the full sleeves and collar keep the piece perfectly balanced (and in place).
Merino magic by Strange & Strange...
Livia Arena's adorable tails top with gold buttons has sleeves twice the length of ordinary sleeves (meaning twice the fun, no doubt). The fabric is so fine that, when worn, the sleeves create volume that's more scrunchy than bunchy.
Alexi Freeman's seasonal print is 'Ziggy' - a simple and striking diagonal stripe. Throughout the collection, the points of convergence vary to great effect, inferring non-existent seam lines and creating flattering shapes. Here it's handprinted onto fine ivory merino wool.
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Pictured: Arnsdorf wool Man trousers (RRP $385) and Arnsdorf Indigo slim jean (RRP $245) worn with:
ffiXXed wool cardigan (RRP $264);
ffiXXed trench scarf w sleeves (RRP $360);
Strange & Strange striped merino knit (RRP $134);
Strange & Strange silver merino batwing cardigan (RRP $260);
Livia Arena tails top - fr. & bk. -(RRP $169);
Alexi Freeman Ziggy hanprinted merino batwing sweater - fr. & bk. (RRP $260)
The mannequins are looking particularly fine as a pair, are they not?
They were also planning to head to a new production of Anna Karenina, which they read about in the paper but it appears that many others may have read about it, too... Tickets are selling very quickly, and they will now have to go during the week some time.
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Mannequin one wears ffiXXed wool silk Tshirt scarf dress (RRP $480) with her own MBP belt; mannequin two wears Arnsdorf wool 'man' trouser (RRP $385), High Tea Secret Messenger cape top (RRP $176) and Kuwaii cape sleeve jacket (RRP $545)
Milly Sleeping's online store has been updated, with some handy Wintery things to keep you warm and woolly and happy and light.
To be exact, nine more garments and accessories are now available for purchase, using credit card or Paypal. Many of the pieces are discounted (up to 50% off) and several of them are the last of their kind.
Express postage is just $10 within Australia, or $20 OS. If you have any questions about the items, or would like further information re sizing, please call +61 3 9347 1333 (or write to us).
Many thanks to funny Ishu for being our excellent model for the shoot. In addition to the pieces in the mini-shop, Ishu wore Lui Hon merino swirl tunic (RRP $380), Livia Arena tails top - with the gorgeous row of gold buttons on the back (RRP $169) - and Penelope Durston's angora lambswool gloves (from RRP $45), which are all currently available at Milly Sleeping.
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Don't forget, anything seen here at the site can be easily uploaded into our online store, packaged and sent, at your request.
We are onto you...
Our staples have arrived, and not a moment too soon.
Angora/lambswool fingerless gloves by Penelope Durston, in three lengths, in a new array of colours (If you're wondering, what colours?, Pen says there are more than 30 - not in every length, and Milly doesn't have them all, but we currently have plenty). The shorties are now $45, the middies are $55, and the longuns are $60. Melbourne's cold months would simply not be the same without them.
And new OK OK legwear - flat wool tights (RRP $35), fine cotton rib tights (RRP $30), new nylon tights (RRP $23), and cotton knee-highs (RRP $17). This season, Emina has limited her colour range to black, charcoal, navy, khaki, burnt orange and mustard, but the different fabrications take the dye in different ways creating a very pleasing amount of tonal variability.
Dear Winter, who says that you are only grey?