Lovely somethings for lovely mums:
Woven scarves by Kyoko - in assorted colours, weights and textures...
Clusters of rose gold; earrings by Estelle Dévé...
Sweet new prints; unisex Venetian tee from La Maison de Limedrop ...
A versatile loop/scarf/shrug/shawl by Strange & Strange (also available in burnt orange)...
An unorthodox string of pearls by Materialbyproduct (also available in black)...
Striking pendants; crystal and gold by Estelle Dévé ...
An exquisitely soft feathery vest by Arnsdorf...
A wear-everywhere dress by High Tea With Mrs Woo (also available as a top) ...
Great combinations - a gorgeous wool wrap with snap closure at back by Primoeza, and the new season Limedrop tail shirt, which has never been quite so delightful...
Rings from Mars Borealis by Estelle Dévé...
Kyoko's popular 'two-way' Shadow scarf...
And a spectacular finish - our favourite necklace by ED.
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Pictured: Kyoko Netty scarf (RRP $143);
Estelle Dévé Aurorae earrings (RRP $143);
Limedrop Venetian tee (RRP $170);
Strange & Strange wool wrap shrug (RRP $149);
Materialbyproduct 'pearl' necklace (RRP $242);
Estelle Dévé Cimmerium necklace (RRP $121);
Arnsdorf hair vest (RRP $568);
High Tea with Mrs Woo 'the Secret in Your Eyes' dress (RRP $308);
Primoeza ceramic wrap (RRP $269);
Limedrop Lakehouse tail shirt (RRP $275);
Estelle Dévé Aeolis ring (RRP $139);
Kyoko Shadow scarf (RRP $187);
Estelle Dévé Borealis necklace (RRP $264)
Our mannequin keeps flipping it's lid over this jacket.
Which is a perfectly reasonable thing to do, when presented with gorgeous navy cashmere wool - weighty but not bulky - box pleats at front and back, silky lining, generous overlapping closure (such that it's almost double breasted), pockets, a tidy little belt with stud detailing, and a stunning turned-up sequined collar ... which can be turned down if you're feeling trés demure.
This is Alexi Freeman's new length coat - a shorter version of his classic trench. I think he said it was made in response to requests from this town's bicyclists, of which there are many of you... long enough to cover the derriére but not so long it gets caught in your spokes (?).
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Pictured: Alexi Freeman mini pleated wool trench (RRP $595)
Our latest arrival from Romance Was Born:
It's an upside down bouquet of roses, a bouquet to outdo all bouquets.
It's a treat more delectable than all of the chocolate rabbits in Melbourne put together.
It's a gorgeous skirt and, as far as we're concerned, it's a pretty gorgeous capelet, too.
It's a party, it's a laugh, it's a dream.
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Romance Was Born rosette skirt (RRP $485) with Lui Hon merino seam-over top (RRP $350)
A last little look around the place - a sweeping, sighing glance - before we get ready to shut shop...
... for a day.
During Easter, Milly Sleeping will be closed for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day.
The store will be open Easter Saturday April 23 (10am - 5.30pm) and Tuesday April 26 (11am - 5pm).
Drop in to see what's new, including the magnificent Arnsdorf cashmere coat, a handful of lovely new Mücke knit accessories, pieces from Estelle Dévé's wonderful Mars Borealis collection, and a range of garments by Melbourne label, Jolet, who impressed us at the Offsite Runway show at Penthouse Mouse during LMFF.
There's a lot more, too, to warrant a trip in ... but if we don't see you, have a bright and fine and safe break.
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Pictured: Arnsdorf electric sash coat (RRP $740) with Limedrop textured croissant dress (RRP $198) and Estelle Dévé Cimmerium necklace (RRP $121);
Mücke luxurious yellow Part Two (RRP $85) with Strange & Strange V-neck layering knit (RRP $134);
Mücke semi-lux patterned Part Two (RRP $75) with Strange & Strange shortline layering knit (RRP $134);
Limedrop Emerald Lake silk blouse (RRP $299) with Jolet Remembrances skirt (RRP $290);
Livia Arena paisley crop top (RRP $130) with Arnsdorf brass man trousers (RRP $385) and Estelle Dévé Borealis necklace (RRP $264);
High Tea Two of a Kind merino wrap top (RRP $308) with Jolet Shadow skirt (RRP $295)
Not that we don't like venturing to the 'outside world' but ... Janette and I do tend to be very happy when one of our clever designers introduces a new something to their range that makes it easier for us to be well dressed from top to toe, without exiting the realm of Milly.
And aren't we very pleased with ourselves now, having both acquired new pairs of Kuwaii Derby boots? Somehow, Kristy B of Kuwaii has found a way to produce gorgeous, locally made leather shoes - this season lace up flats and demi-boots - in an array of lovely colours (with decorative perforations or without). Our boots retail for $300 and the shoes are a little less, which is pretty superamazing for comfortable, robust, Melbourne-made, leather walkin' shoes.
Currently, Kristy is selling pairs from her shop/studio in Brunswick. Hopefully by the time Spring sidles around, Milly Sleeping will have a select amount of new Kuwaii styles at our store, too.