Earlier today, I was writing a bitsy little post about the punctual start Spring has made this year, when I was interrupted by a very timely package containing a new bundle of Sosume tops. These tees and layering pieces are all made (in Australia, of course) from fine silk/modal - don't fret, they don't have to be drycleaned! The colours are great and each piece feels like your favourite old Tshirt, which has been washed 5,172 times, and is now soft and smooth and floppy and lovely.
The Sosume styles are ready to go on our Springtime racks, along with the new Livia Arena Broken shirt, which has been my genuine saviour this week in the startling warm weather (I can't believe I was walking around town in the evening bare-armed... but there it is, I was). We also have new silk/cotton camisoles (in red, blue and grey - with black soon to come), made in house, and available in the online store, along with the Estelle Dévé jewellery I mentioned last week.
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Pictured: Sosume asy top (RRP $119);
Sosume front dip tee (RRP $95);
Sosume little boy tee (RRP $99);
Sosume cowl tank (RRP $104);
Livia Arena Broken shirt (RRP $180);
Mllly Sleeping Camisole I ($78)...
.. all worn with Romance Was Born Staffordshire legs (now $200)
A final quick glance at our 'lucky lasts'... We nearly forgot to remind you - the sale ends this Saturday, August 31. Come in and choose something for Dad. :)
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Pictured: Romance Was Born Space Float dress (was $390 now $290);
Livia Arena bustier top (was $121 now $60)
Jolet Reflections shirt jacket (was $290 now $140);
Limedrop Swing top (was $169 now $75);
Romance Was Born Hero dress (was $350 now $220);
Limedrop sheer 3/4 skirt (was $180 now $85);
ffiXXed blazer ends top (was $252 now $120);
Kuwaii dress (was $297 now $110)
Happy day. For whatever reason, images are now loading properly at the site again. These are the pictures that correspond to last week's hurried post ... two new pieces by Romance Was Born, a couple of the new Jenny Kee scarves (including Goddess), a quick look at some of the Estelle Dévé jewels (which will shortly be available on sale in the online store), and an indication of what we'll be taking along to Craft Hatch - this Saturday between 11 and 4 at 1000 £ Bend - including lovely snug collars made by Janette in-house and Ellie Mücke's experimental jumper scarf parts. Of course, there will also be a few surprises...
Oh, and new cards by Gracia + Louise, who have a current exhibition at Geelong Gallery - five hundred collages and drawings mingling with photographs by Stephen Wickham*. Gracia and Louise were last Sunday's contributors to Nice Work and, to our delight, Gracia wrote a little piece about it at High Up In The Trees.
One final note, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week begins this Saturday and there is much in the program. Many of Milly's labels are taking part in the Designer Runway shows, including Tettmann.Doust and Livia Arena in Runway Two on Wednesday, Alexi Freeman in Runway Three on Thursday, and Kuwaii and Limedrop in Runway Four on Friday! There's no doubt that the shows are fast-paced and often leave one wanting more but it is always fascinating to see the mood created and the styling, and, of course, it is all about the movement of the garments (and willing the models to stay upright).
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*Jane Austen fans will understand why I can't hear Stephen's name without hearing "Wickham" in my head, as it's uttered in the BBC Pride and Prej production: at first, with sing-song delight: "Mis-ter Wick-ham"... but later, a scathing pronunciation, more akin to "wicked".
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Pictured: Jenny Kee silk crepe de chine Goddess scarf ($155);
Romance Was Born Spring Anorak (RRP $590)
Romance Was Born Resort dress (RRP $450)
Jenny Kee Uni Oz bias scarf ($175) worn with Romance Was Born organza kimono
Milly Sleeping snug collar (RRP $42)
Estelle Dévé Solis gold ring set (now $81)
Estelle Dévé silver Flint necklace (now $125) worn with Livia Arena Not a Drape Tee (now $120)
Mücke Part One (RRP $85)
assorted cards by Gracia + Louise (from $5)
Despite the regular attention and compliments that we pay our LOVELY website, it seems to be a little upset that so many nice images are currently being posted elsewhere. It's refusing to upload pictures, which means that we can't show you the new Romance Was Born pieces that arrived this week, which are just adorable - a Spring anorak (which sounds adorable, doesn't it?) and a stunning dress/tunic... We can't show you our equally adorable new cards by Gracia & Lousie, nor the invitation we received to their latest great-looking show, All breathing in heaven... We can't show you our preparations for Craft Hatch, which will take place on Saturday week. And we can't show you the Estelle Dévé sale jewellery that we've photographed for the online store.
One thing that we can show you, which is rather special (and almost makes up for the rest, sort of) are the new Jenny Kee scarves that arrived last week, which we snuck into the online store before this strike began. Among the designs is Goddess, the very latest artwork that Jenny has had translated to print... We were lucky enough to pick this up just as it was released and are currently the only store to have the baby square style available!
Anyway... Have a lovely weekend all. We hope to have our site issues rectified shortly although with our various Craft-related projects on the go, it is possible that there will be a continuation of the blog hiatus.
Dear Sunday browser, glad we caught you...
Yes... Today only, we have a handful of beautiful Livia Arena samples in store - two basket weave pieces and two laser cut styles. These have been loaned by lovely Livia for a particular client with a special occasion ahead - but if you are interested and able to drop by before 4pm today, you'll be more than welcome to have a little look, too.