A delightful week for fine additions:
... New cotton and cotton/cashmere scarves/wraps from Elizabeth of Primoeza, which are always so welcome, and always quick to be snapped up. It's easy to throw one on so casually, so carelessly, and that's when you realise how seriously great each piece is (and how little you wish to take it off);
... We enjoyed a visit from Deirdre Hoban, with porcelain and silver pieces from her S/S collection, Axiom. Deirdre is a new label for Milly Sleeping, and we are delighted to have these necklaces as well as earrings and rings in store, particularly in time for the composition of Christmas lists. Deirdre has collaborated with Livia Arena on Axiom, to create prints, colours and shapes that have an affinity with Livia's palette and witty details;
... Speaking of whom, we also squeezed in a trip to the studio of Livia Arena, to collect some excellent shorts, and to top up on the lovely linen tees in different colours, and the popular Peek-a-boo blouse. Livia also bestowed upon us our very own pair of clippers for errant threads, and for some reason this makes us feel very pleased with ourselves, and prepared for anything.
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Pictured: Livia Arena Peek-a-boo blouse (RRP $198 or $168 with subscribers' discount) with Livia Arena cuffed short (RRP $220 or $187) and Primoeza Landscape wrap (RRP $219 or $186);
Limedrop swing top (RRP $169 or $144) with Livia Arena button-down skirt (RRP $209 or $178) and Primoeza Mountain scarf (RRP $124 or $105);
Livia Arena pink linen tee (RRP $132 or $112) with Deirdre silver Jasra necklace (RRP $330 or $281);
Livia Arena tee with Button-down skirt and Deirdre 'Livia' necklace (RRP $440 or $374);
Livia Arena cream linen tee (RRP $132 or $112) with Cuffed short and Primoeza Landscape scarf (RRP $124 or $105);
Liva Arena tee with Deirdre Kalinda necklace (RRP $180 or $153)
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Lovely lovely cards by Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison ($5.50)
Today at Milly S.:
... thoughts of the lovely Loulou de la Falaise - LF in flight by Richard Avedon; LF at home by Roberto Frankenberg, and LF in the arms of YSL by Norman Parkinson (thanks to Fashionologie for their superior collection of images)...
... also Mum's gorgeous garden roses that keep weeping over the merchandise...
... and the new Deco Dancer tote bag, that is singing to me (RRP $240 by Romance Was Born).
Today's muse is a local musician who, this weekend, will release her first commercial single - The Earth's Catacombs. She Hunter has captured our imagination not only because of her original, eclectic sound but because she is weaver of wonderful tales, and a wearer of wonderful things! Her get-up is always a thoughtful and curious arrangement of colour, texture and beautiful details - there is surely a story being told by the clothes, or an adventure being summoned into actuality.
Using our very timely new Romance Was Born pieces, with some soft draping additions, we've had fun seeing She Hunter this afternoon - She Hunter at the shore at dawn, She Hunter riding through the fog, She Hunter in her secret garden, and She Hunter mirroring the city at night.
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Pictured: Kuwaii Past & Present midi dress (RRP $329 or $280 with subscribers' discount) with Romance Was Born Pearl silk tuck blouse (RRP $430 or $366) and Estelle Dévé Cimmerium pendant (RRP $121 now $95);
Romance Was Born Empress print ribbon top (RRP $340 or $289) with RWB gold day top over (RRP $250 or $213) and Limedrop slingshot leggings (RRP $99 now $79);
High Tea with Mrs Woo Miss Mary Mack top (RRP $220 or $187) with Romance Was Born Empress print denim skirt (RRP $230 or $196) and ffiXXed cotton Living scarf (RRP $99 or $84);
Romance Was Born Old Hollywood Rockerfella silk tee dress (RRP $390 or $332) with Jolet Reflections shirt jacket (RRP $290 or $247) and Alexi + Tessa perspex chain necklace (RRP $120)
Even though it's a Monday, and a grey Monday at that, Milly Sleeping is open today, until 4pm or so. (Pop in to see our party of dresses from past seasons, mingling up the back of the store - reduced by between 30% and 60%!)
The store will be shut all day tomorrow (Tues. Nov. 1) for Melbourne Cup Day, and back on Wednesday through Sunday.