Black story

 

There are a lot of new things in store and, in actual fact, much of it comes in colour and print ... but today we got stuck on black. It started with Livia Arena's beautiful bustier and the perfectly flirty Limedrop jersey skirt, and carried on from there.

Many of you apologise for your black habit but it's one that we are more than happy to help you sustain. Black creates such wonderful silhouettes, and interesting textures (when different kinds of fabric and different kinds of black are layered).

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Pictured: Livia Arena bustier (RRP $121) with Limedrop spin jersey skirt (RRP $110) and Lui Hon wool 'wolfscape' sleeveless jacket (RRP $440);
Limedrop skirt (RRP $110) with Alexi Freeman merino batwing sweater (RRP $225), Limedrop wool singlet (RRP $141) and Materialbyproduct 'pearl' necklace (RRP $242);
Strange & Strange Josephine dress (RRP $350) with Limedrop diamond necklace (RRP $49) and Kuwaii cape sleeve jacket (RRP $545);
Livia Arena bustier (RRP $121) with Limedrop skirt (RRP $110), Lui Hon wool 'wolftale' top (RRP $354) and Alexi Freeman/Tessa Blazey necklace (RRP #);
Alexi Freeman merino/mesh kite dress (RRP $350);
Lui Hon merino swirl tunic (RRP $380) with Kyoko stave scarf (RRP $154)

*Don't forget - subscribers, and Facebook/Twitter followers receive 20% when purchasing from new collections - until April 15. 

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01.04.2011

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Brown paper packages

We love mail - we've told you before but we reallyreally do love mail.

Look at this lovely package that is heading off to SA. Recycled wrapping paper, Janette's (complimentary) lavender pouch, pretty doily tape courtesy PD at Cottage Industry, not to mention the beautiful pieces inside. We can parcel up and post off just about anything you see at this site, whether it's actually in the online store or simply featured on the blog. Local post is $10 for the express service (international post is $20). Phone 61 3 9347 1333 with your enquiries, or write us a letter (did we mention that we love mail?):

mail@millysleeping.com

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31.03.2011

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This weekend ...

Rug up tout le monde, for it is cold.

This weekend, we suggest a little visit to Milly, to see our growing range of AW (that's A for Autumn and W for Winter, and A for Amazingly and W for Warm) pieces, by:

Alexi Freeman
ffiXXed
High Tea with Mrs Woo
Limedrop
Livia Arena
Lui Hon
Romance Was Born
Strange & Strange

(and, very soon, Kuwaii

And then, if you dare not venture far from your favourite screen-watching position, we suggest a little video watching.

Click on the link above to view Alexi Freeman's dazzling short film called Stardust, made with Tom Blachford, which premiered as part of the No Home film festival held at ACMI. Other interesting new works by local fashion labels and their collaborators can be viewed here.

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Pictured: Limedrop Smoke Signal dress (RRP $169 or $136*) and Limedrop Smoke Signal tail top (RRP $160 or $128*) worn with Lui Hon wool spike scarf (RRP $394 or $315*)

*Don't forget - subscribers, and Facebook/Twitter followers receive 20% when purchasing from new collections - until April 15. 

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26.03.2011

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This weekend ...

If you haven't yet made it to an LMFF event, there is still plenty to do ... but get your hurry on this weekend to see the following shows and exhibits: 

L'Oréal Paris Runway 6 will take place TONIGHT at 9pm at the Dockland's Central Pier, featuring Limedrop, who just made their first delivery to Milly Sleeping of A/W garments from their new collection, The Lake House.

The Spirit of the Black dress is back, and Limedrop are also among the finalists invited to exhibit.

The LMFF Offsite Runway is on tomorrow night (two shows, at 8pm and 10pm) at Penthouse Mouse, showing new collections by, among others, Alexi Freeman, Livia Arena and Kuwaii.

Wearit begins today - an exhibition and series of workshops by Emma Grace and Ellie Mücke, encouraging a 'positive shift in the way that we consume fashion'. Take your old bits of jewellery or a worn-out shirt (by train or car) to the Stockroom in Kyneton, and let these expert makers help you transform them into something useful and beautiful. For full details ... http://wearitlmff.blogspot.com/

Pop Up Knits is a temporary store (which I spotted while on a tram last night and thought, 'oh what is that? That looks great...'), created by Melbourne-based knit-person, Wendy Voon.

Garments for listening is a concept store for 'wearable architecture and sound fashion', open only until March 21 at AURA Projects (The Underground) in Collingwood.

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18.03.2011

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