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If you've been catching us with our door open on a Monday afternoon, we have to apologetically inform you that our seven-day stint is coming to an end. Milly Sleeping is reverting to advertised trading hours and will be closed all day Monday/s, at least through September and much of October, while we attend our buying appointments for A/W 11.
As always, visits out of hours are more than welcome - please call 9347 1333 to arrange a time with us.
In the weeks ahead, the influx of new pieces will be pretty constant and we'll do our best to keep the images coming quickly. Quantities and sizes are always limited so please don't hesitate to call 9347 1333 or email mail@millysleeping to have something set aside for you to try on.
We don't want our good readers to miss out and encourage you to drop in and choose sooner rather than later - from now until the end of September, Milly Sleeping mailing list subscribers, Twitter types and Facebook followers will receive a 20% discount when purchasing from the new collections. Join now to be eligible (if you aren't already), and don't forget to mention who you are when you're in the store.
Here are five great reasons to accept our invitation:
Five great garments by Lui Hon - made from the softest pure cottons and silks. We've chosen simple pieces from the collection this season but even these feature clever details that allow for subtle changes to be made.
The cowl top for instance (pictured above in white and black) has pockets that are deep enough to be tied either on the inside or outside of the garment, as well as little button/loop pairings at the shoulder seams that allow the wearer to choose between gathered and sleeveless, or loose over the top of the arm. The draping cotton dress has an asymmetrical internal belt that, slipped over one shoulder, works like a pully, giving the wearer who-knows-how-many-dresses in one.
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Pictured: Lui Hon E. C. dress (RRP $393 - 20% = $314);
Lui Hon E. C. dress worn with Lui Hon ombre jacdigan (RRP $495 - 20% = $396);
Lui Hon senza cowl top in white (RRP $355 - 20% = $284) worn with Lui Hon cotton J. cardigan (RRP $307 - 20% = $246);
Lui Hon cotton senza cowl top in black (RRP $355 - 20% = $284)
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week begins in just a couple of days time, with many of our favourite designers involved. Of course, there is a program of events at the official website along with designer profiles and interviews but here is a small breakdown of some highlights for Milly Sleeping (including a couple of items that aren't yet listed on the program):
Designer Series Show 1
Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street
Tuesday August 31; two shows at 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Featuring Alice Euphemia, Alistair Trung, Arnsdorf, Assin, Dhini, Flannel, Gary Bigeni, Kuwaii, MATERIALBYPRODUCT, Therese Rawsthorne
Designer Series Show 4
Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street
Friday September 3; two shows at 6.30 & 8.30pm
Featuring above, ALPHA60, Carly Hunter, Claude by Claude Maus, FAT, Jack London, Limedrop, Tesla, Trimapee
Alexi Freeman at Flinders Street Station
Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Wednesday September 1; 8.00am
Showcasing Alexi Freeman's 'Diamondiferous' collection for S/S 10/11
S!X on Crossley Street
Corner Crossley and Bourke Streets
Wednesday September 1; 5.30pm
Showcasing new garments by Peter Boyd & Denise Sprynskyj
RMIT Student Series
Various locations around Melbourne
A series of exhibitions and parades for RMIT Fashion Design Honours Students, including two runway shows on September 4 at 6.30pm & 9.00pm, which may well be sold out
Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street
Thursday September 2 (5.30-7.30pm); Friday Sept. 3 & Saturday Sept. 4 (1-6pm); Thursday Sept. 9 & Saturday Sept. 11 (1-6pm)
An exhibition of jewellery and illustrations by Vikki Kassioras and Katherine Bowman
Fashion at the NGV
A range of great fashion-related exhibitions and presentations are currently on at both the Ian Potter Centre and NGV International, including Lace In Fashion featuring recent work by MATERIALBYPRODUCT, Australian Made, and an exhibition of the work of Mari Funaki.
Also currently showing in Melbourne (although not necessarily as part of MSFW) is this exciting exhibition:
Karen Woodbury Gallery, Richmond
Kate Rohde in collaboration with Anna Plunkett & Luke Sales of Romance Was Born
Until September 18
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Pictured: MSFW participants Kuwaii and Estelle Dévé
- we have been staring at this combination all week and thinking, how special -
Kuwaii Stay Awake dress (RRP $352 now $317);
Estelle Dévé Smythii necklace (RRP $209)
Aldis Kossdottir is the label name (and the Icelandic name) of our friend Alison Cosson, who started knitting during an extensive journey about the world. When she returned, each time we saw her she was wearing a different kind of cropped vest or panelled singlet - one time in green, the next time in blue and beige, and so on. We were very admiring and a little bit envious and asked her to knit some things for Milly, which she did. The first lot sold out in hardly any time at all, and so we asked Al for more... and now they are here.
Each of the pieces is unique, and its end is an unknown thing at its beginning. That's the way the story goes, more or less - some of it might not be exactly true but Al likes tales so we don't think she'll mind.
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Pictured: Aldis Kossdottir hand-knitted dress $144;
Aldis Kossdottir hand-knitted dress $156