One of Milly's staff enjoyed the first wear of her new Jolet Idealist trousers so much today that she decided to make them the feature garment here at the blog (along with a few other pieces that she owns or covets)... But didn't she feel a bit sheepish, as she stood next to the mannequin to dress it in the same pants, adjusting the mannequin's height to match hers, turning up the mannequin's hems the same number of times as her own cuffs, playing with tucking in and leaving tops free as she had that morning, and even lending the mannequin her belt...
But, well, what can she say?
It's a good look...
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Pictured: Jolet Idealist trouser (RRP $240 or $204 for subscribers) with Strange & Strange charcoal merino shortline knit (RRP $134/$114) with High Tea with Mrs Woo merino East of Eden cardigan (RRP $338/$287);
Jolet trousers with Livia Arena silkie jumper (RRP $329/$280) and Romance Was Born 'Fish Rug' canvas tote bag (RRP $240/$204);
Jolet trousers with Kuwaii Hobby Horse shirt (RRP $260/$221) and Alexi Freeman mini wool stud trench (RRP $645/$548);
Jolet trouser with ffiXXed Simplified Enjoyment Tshirt ($135/$115) with ffiXXed Directional Developments shirt ($213/$181)
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Pictured (clockwise from top left):
an irresistible snap of Kuwaii's Kristy B, preparing for the press today (lucky press);
a special picture from Jade Sarita Arnott's beautiful Vogue blog post, all about her mother;
a Milly rack, heavy with Winter coats from Alexi Freeman, ffiXXed, Jolet, Livia Arena and Lui Hon;
a very exciting package in the mail...
Somebody asked me today why I was photographing the scarves and I said, 'because we're trying to suggest good ideas for Mother's Day'... And then the same person responded, 'isn't it a bit late for that?' and I said, 'sigh, yes, possibly' ... except that I haven't yet shopped for Mum, and neither had the asker of difficult questions.
Milly Sleeping has many options for those running (a bit) short of time. We have beautiful scarves in varied sizes, weights and fabrics; we have jewellery, and we've restocked our precious supply of OK OK tights and socks - thanks Emina!
We also have new garments in (including wool jackets!) from Alexi Freeman, Jolet and Kuwaii... Plenty to see, plenty of reasons to drop by.
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Pictured: Primoeza Sandgrain scarf in salmon (RRP $139 or $118 for subscribers) with Kuwaii Nature twist dress (RRP $290 or $247);
Limedrop Starsky tube scarf (RRP $132 or $112) with Limedrop Starsky keyhole top w- sheer back (RRP $231 or $196);
Alexi Freeman mesh Galaxy scarf in black with gold print (RRP $69 or $59) with Alexi Freeman Galaxy kite mini dress (RRP $295 or $251);
Alexi Freeman Galaxy scarf in black with silver print (RRP $89 or $76) with Alexi Freeman Galaxy kite top (RRP $245 or $208);
High Tea with Mrs Woo Escape Rope scarf (RRP $110 or $94) with High Tea with Mrs Woo merino East of Eden cardigan (RRP $338/$287 without scarf; $428/$364 with scarf);
Mücke 'Part 2' (RRP $85 or $72) with Livia Arena Townsend trench jacket (RRP $485 or $412);
Strange & Strange merino shrug in black & charcoal stripe (RRP $149 or $127) with Strange & Strange merino contrast cowl neck top (RRP $198 or $168);
Primoeza Fine Grid scarf in blue/grey (RRP $149 or $127) with ffiXXed Directional Developments shirt ($213 or $181)
For various (almost subliminal) reasons, the colour for Milly sleeping in the maid's room is blue - French flag blue to be precise.
Here is an overdue peek into our jewellery cabinet, which holds brilliant and fine things from the Paleozoic Dreams collection by Estelle Dévé ... earrings by Alexi + Tessa ... and button brooches by High Tea with Mrs Woo. Everybody could use a big wooden button, couldn't everybody (or everybody's mum)?! Each is about 6cm in diameter.
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Pictured above: Estelle Dévé gold Ophyr ring set (RRP $135 or $115 for subscribers);
Alexi + Tessa gold chain earrings (RRP $70 or $60);
Estelle Dévé Flint necklace (RRP $225 or $191), and Flint bracelet (RRP $170 or $145);
High Tea 'Devil's medal' button brooch (RRP $48);
Estelle Dévé Neogene earrings - cast using baby shark's teeth! - (RRP $145 or $123)
Estelle Dévé shield ring (RRP $140 or $119)