We pulled together all of our 'lucky last' items, which are those single garments that linger after we've sold all of a style but one... We lay them end to end and covered the length of Elgin and Johnston Streets seven times!, until finally running out of garments just across the road from Casa Iberica (whence we popped in for a couple of Portuguese tarts).
Just kidding... In actual fact, we pulled all of our single pieces together... We filled three racks to the brim, and we marked all of the prices down significantly. This is the last phase of our Milly Sleeping's Winter sale, for the duration of August. Drop by today for the first pick of the lucky lasts.
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Pictured: the last ffiXXed Simplified Enjoyment tee (was $137 now $75) - SOLD;
the last Alexi Freeman Chain kite tee (was $199 now $100);
" " Kuwaii Geo midi skirt (was $339 now $175);
" " ffiXXed linen tassel scarf (was $87 now $50) - SOLD;
" " Georgina Thomas tencel Volume dress (was $446 now $200);
" " Romance Was Born Deco Dancer silk tee (was $290 now $150) - SOLD;
" " Romance Was Born silk Sunflower shirt dress (was $365 now $120) - SOLD;
" " Mücke one shirt singlet (was $245 now $110)
Dear reader... A quick note to mention that we are running a little competition via email tomorrow morning, which you may like to try your hand at! If you are not already a mailing list subscriber, register your details in the 'Correspondence' section now (see the sidebar at right), to receive occasional and irregular sweet tidings from us. Speedy typists will have the best shot at picking up tomorrow's prizes - 10 x $30 gift vouchers to spend during the last leg of our Winter sale. More details to follow...
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Pictured: lucky last ffiXXed Less World silk tee (was $312, now $100) - SOLD
Clockwise from top left in the second round of 'snippets' this week (the bluey greeny purpley edition):
treasurable little bracelets by POMS, conceived by Amanda and Sally of As | Is, to raise awareness and funds for Eating Disorders Victoria. Purple or green, the bracelets are just $25 each - give us a cheer to have one set aside (or posted);
our window, as it looks at the beginning of the Nice Work exhibition, which will evolve daily throughout August;
a wonderful image of the Romance Was Born Magicland jumpsuit in Fern Forest print, pictured in Marie Claire magazine... which has created such a fuss, that RWB have decided to put it into production for S/S. Put your hand up if you want one, too;
the lovely Kuwaii Jubilee dress - a Milly favourite - which is among the latest round of new pieces to be made available in our online store.
Announcements today (clockwise from top left):
Free postage within Australia is back in the online store;
Nice Work - Milly Sleeping's project for the Craft Cubed festival - starts today! We are excited and proud to have signed up, or lined up, 31 designers to participate in our photographic project. You can follow the exhibition as it unfolds using Instagram or at niceworkmilly.com;
Sale continues - We may have begun to receive early Spring/Summer deliveries (which will soon become an influx) but our A/W sale still has legs. There are lots of beautiful, greatly-reduced garments to find in store, including the Arnsdorf silk imprint blouse (was $376, now $120)...
For about half an hour today, the sun was in a good spot for photographing these garments in their best light.
Our newest arrivals come from the studios of Raggatt and Romance Was Born... Perhaps we wouldn't ordinarily have thought to pair the two labels but it really worked today, with a dash of Primoeza thrown on for good measure.
For those who don't know, Raggatt is Milly Sleeping's newest label and the solo endeavour of Melbourne-based designer and RMIT grad., Naomi Raggatt. There's a lot to like about Naomi's concepts - you can see that the witty quirks of her pieces arise from a serious examination ... of the fundamental elements of a garment, and the ways these can be exaggerated or reinterpreted. One tiny thing that might also make you very well disposed towards Raggatt is the tag line that sits beneath the label name - WOMEN SWEAR. I like it, anyway.
Read a little more about Naomi here, in a very brief interview conducted by MSFW earlier this year.
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Pictured: Romance Was Born silk georgette blouse - shirt dress - (RRP $490);
Romance Was Born silk pleat dress (RRP $450);
Romance Was Born silk tee (RRP $250);
Romance Was Born Ceremony silk tee dress (RRP $450);
Romance Was Born silk tuck pocket dress (RRP $590);
Raggatt pleat skirt (RRP $286);
Raggatt Shirt Vest (RRP $290);
Raggat Sleeve Into Lapel coats - red wool or navy cotton drill (RRP $435);
Primoeza alpaca & Egyptian cotton Colour Block scarves (RRP $147)
Finally, three cheers to the Kuwaii Cosmic trouser (now $150) for looking just great with everything.