One of us was so excited about the contents of a new package from Gracia & Louise, she did a better job of slicing into her finger than cutting open the box.
Beware! These cards and postcards (let's call them artworks) are dangerously beautiful and collectable. There are four postcard designs, and about sixteen cards, including eight new works.
Also, finally some pics of our Michigirl notebooks and postcard sets (26 postcards in a perforated book) - very, very sweet and very affordable, too.
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New printed collages by Gracia & Louise - cards ($5.50) and postcards ($4.40);
Michigirl notebooks postcard sets with original illustrations by Kat Macleod (both RRP $20)
To be honest, we've not yet seen/visited any of these things but they all seem very worthwhile, and if you head to any one of them this weekend, we might just bump into you there.
1. Vikki Kassioras has a new exhibition on at e. g. etal. This one's a sure thing because Ms Kassioras is one of our favourite Melbourne jewellers (and you can hardly go wrong with a trip to this brilliant space, anyway).
2. HUT 13 is a newish store over the other side of town, which was profiled at The Design Files earlier in the week (apologies for not mentioning it in time for the lovely giveaway - we missed it, too). We've heard many good things about the place from a friend... Jill is a Milly Sleeping devotee; if you happen to run into her behind the counter at Hut, you're in luck, because not only is she a gorgeous person, she really knows what's what when it comes to beautiful things.
Lovely somethings for lovely mums:
Woven scarves by Kyoko - in assorted colours, weights and textures...
Clusters of rose gold; earrings by Estelle Dévé...
Sweet new prints; unisex Venetian tee from La Maison de Limedrop ...
A versatile loop/scarf/shrug/shawl by Strange & Strange (also available in burnt orange)...
An unorthodox string of pearls by Materialbyproduct (also available in black)...
Striking pendants; crystal and gold by Estelle Dévé ...
An exquisitely soft feathery vest by Arnsdorf...
A wear-everywhere dress by High Tea With Mrs Woo (also available as a top) ...
Great combinations - a gorgeous wool wrap with snap closure at back by Primoeza, and the new season Limedrop tail shirt, which has never been quite so delightful...
Rings from Mars Borealis by Estelle Dévé...
Kyoko's popular 'two-way' Shadow scarf...
And a spectacular finish - our favourite necklace by ED.
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Pictured: Kyoko Netty scarf (RRP $143);
Estelle Dévé Aurorae earrings (RRP $143);
Limedrop Venetian tee (RRP $170);
Strange & Strange wool wrap shrug (RRP $149);
Materialbyproduct 'pearl' necklace (RRP $242);
Estelle Dévé Cimmerium necklace (RRP $121);
Arnsdorf hair vest (RRP $568);
High Tea with Mrs Woo 'the Secret in Your Eyes' dress (RRP $308);
Primoeza ceramic wrap (RRP $269);
Limedrop Lakehouse tail shirt (RRP $275);
Estelle Dévé Aeolis ring (RRP $139);
Kyoko Shadow scarf (RRP $187);
Estelle Dévé Borealis necklace (RRP $264)
Our mannequin keeps flipping it's lid over this jacket.
Which is a perfectly reasonable thing to do, when presented with gorgeous navy cashmere wool - weighty but not bulky - box pleats at front and back, silky lining, generous overlapping closure (such that it's almost double breasted), pockets, a tidy little belt with stud detailing, and a stunning turned-up sequined collar ... which can be turned down if you're feeling trés demure.
This is Alexi Freeman's new length coat - a shorter version of his classic trench. I think he said it was made in response to requests from this town's bicyclists, of which there are many of you... long enough to cover the derriére but not so long it gets caught in your spokes (?).
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Pictured: Alexi Freeman mini pleated wool trench (RRP $595)
Our latest arrival from Romance Was Born:
It's an upside down bouquet of roses, a bouquet to outdo all bouquets.
It's a treat more delectable than all of the chocolate rabbits in Melbourne put together.
It's a gorgeous skirt and, as far as we're concerned, it's a pretty gorgeous capelet, too.
It's a party, it's a laugh, it's a dream.
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Romance Was Born rosette skirt (RRP $485) with Lui Hon merino seam-over top (RRP $350)