Walking into the store is so amusing at the moment - not only do we have colour for Spring, Milly Sleeping has bling, and fur and frills and flags. We hardly recognise ourselves ...
... but we like it!
More photos will follow of our latest arrivals, from Problem Child, Romance Was Born and Kuwaii ... although my shutter finger is having trouble keeping up with the comings and goings of new pieces such as these.
Many people have already taken us up on our September discount offer, and we hope that you can, too. All of the items shown here are one of one, or one of two ... We extend our offer because our stock is so limited, and because it makes taking home something really out-of-the-ordinary and whimsical a little bit easier to do.
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Pictured: S!X (very fake) fur stole with muff (RRP $180 or $144 for subscribers);
Problem Child Dynasty Mo Fo necklace (RRP $140 or $112);
S!X square flag dress (RRP $590 or $472);
S!X black square dress (RRP $490 or $392);
Romance Was Born frill (RRP $120 or $96);
Problem Child Pharaoh bangle (RRP $120 or $96);
Romance Was Born Farthingale skirt (RRP $480 or $384)
The advantage of being slow to report on past events is the time it affords for reflection, and the varied images and memories that work their way into being in one's mind.
Thinking about last week's showing of S!X garments during the Crossley Street Side Project, it now seems like a (neon) dream. The prevailing rain saw everybody packed inside the various rooms and halls of Von Haus, which is an enchanted place that shrinks and expands according to its visitors - small and intimate when there are few people around, large and festive when there are many.
S!X's three models, dressed at least three times each in a radiant new body of work, took turns to tour about the building - out from the designer's showroom, through the corridor, into Sarah Scout and around, down the stairwell, into the bar and around, and across the final hall. Each would appear in the doorway, a bit shy of her own brightness amid the gloomy conditions, before moving into the marquee to be photographed.
These images come courtesy of one member of an amateur photography club, a group of enthusiastic young men who happened to be in the area and willingly took over when the official but rather weather-beaten photographer had to leave to go to the Town Hall shows. True!
Also true ... new S!X garments have just arrived at Milly Sleeping, including two brilliant shibori flag dresses (one French and one Italian, beautifully manipulated and overdyed). Our in-house amateur photographer will capture these new pieces on our mannequin in the next couple of days.
N. B. The current show at Sarah Scout is well worth a look - Explosion by Kit Wise, featuring two mesmerising video works, can be seen until September 25.
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All pictures (except top) thanks to Yih Hoong Chew, whoever/wherever you are.
Imagine that you are going somewhere lovely, like your favourite seafood restaurant or a party for your friend who has returned from Dublin ... You say to yourself, I think I will wear my green dress and the prospect is almost as much of a pleasure as putting it on when the night arrives.
New garments by High Tea with Mrs Woo are now in store, from the collection No Fixed Address for S/S 10/11. We have several tops, skirts and dresses as well as pieces from the label's signature range - versatile obi belts and small clutch bags. Don't forget Milly Sleeping's subscriber discount offer all throughout September...
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High Tea with Mrs Woo 'Let's be Frank' shirt dress, belt not shown (RRP $385 or $308 for subscribers);
High Tea 'Neverending Nighthawk' reversible waistcoat (RRP $297 or $238 for subscribers);
High Tea 'Chapter Two' dress shirt (RRP $264 or $211) with Primoeza 'Sandgrain' scarf (RRP $125 or $100);
High Tea 'Secret Messenger' cape top (RRP $176 or $141 for subscribers);
High Tea 'Gypsy Moth' skirt (RRP $220 or $176 for subscribers);
High Tea 'Two for Charlie' wrap dress, jacket & dress in one (RRP $440 or $352 for subscribers)
The Alexi Freeman Pop-up Parade at Flinders Street Station yesterday made for an early morning walk in the rain. The sun wasn't shining over our way but the clothes were - it was a strange and entertaining setting in which to view garments from the new Diamondiferous collection.
We imagined that the models might have more space to roam, around the station's columns, up and down the stairs ... but it was good to be in close proximity to the pieces and the finishing touches - the scarves, the belts, the tassles.
One passerby tried to steal the limelight but the printwork could not be outdone...
... Alexi's original patterns, digitally printed this season onto a range of luxurious fabrics, are made up of countless tiny triangles - one version in pastels and the other in white, black and the shades in between.
The soundtrack for the event was some kind of slow-building powerballadrockanthem - Alexi told me what it's called and I've forgotten, but it was great. Well done AF and models. To see more pics of the event, have a little look at our photo album on Facebook.
... and tomorrow ...
Great posters! If you can't quite read them, details for both events can be found, among other places, here.