Rug up tout le monde, for it is cold.
This weekend, we suggest a little visit to Milly, to see our growing range of AW (that's A for Autumn and W for Winter, and A for Amazingly and W for Warm) pieces, by:
High Tea with Mrs Woo
Romance Was Born
Strange & Strange
(and, very soon, Kuwaii)
And then, if you dare not venture far from your favourite screen-watching position, we suggest a little video watching.
Click on the link above to view Alexi Freeman's dazzling short film called Stardust, made with Tom Blachford, which premiered as part of the No Home film festival held at ACMI. Other interesting new works by local fashion labels and their collaborators can be viewed here.
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Pictured: Limedrop Smoke Signal dress (RRP $169 or $136*) and Limedrop Smoke Signal tail top (RRP $160 or $128*) worn with Lui Hon wool spike scarf (RRP $394 or $315*)
*Don't forget - subscribers, and Facebook/Twitter followers receive 20% when purchasing from new collections - until April 15.
If you haven't yet made it to an LMFF event, there is still plenty to do ... but get your hurry on this weekend to see the following shows and exhibits:
L'Oréal Paris Runway 6 will take place TONIGHT at 9pm at the Dockland's Central Pier, featuring Limedrop, who just made their first delivery to Milly Sleeping of A/W garments from their new collection, The Lake House.
Wearit begins today - an exhibition and series of workshops by Emma Grace and Ellie Mücke, encouraging a 'positive shift in the way that we consume fashion'. Take your old bits of jewellery or a worn-out shirt (by train or car) to the Stockroom in Kyneton, and let these expert makers help you transform them into something useful and beautiful. For full details ... http://wearitlmff.blogspot.com/
Pop Up Knits is a temporary store (which I spotted while on a tram last night and thought, 'oh what is that? That looks great...'), created by Melbourne-based knit-person, Wendy Voon.
Garments for listening is a concept store for 'wearable architecture and sound fashion', open only until March 21 at AURA Projects (The Underground) in Collingwood.
Milly Sleeping is turning over its leaves - receiving Autumn/Winter garments every few days at the moment. New things now in store include: printed scarves, tees and shirts by ffiXXed (in collaboration with Ester Partegàs from New York); a handful of unique knitted vests by Aldis Kossdottir; merino cardigans, long-sleeved tops and dresses from Strange & Strange; versatile wool jackets and jacket-like pieces by Woolmark Designer Award finalist Lui Hon; and the first bunch of 'Fruits & Flowers' (vibrant shirts and shirt-dresses) by Romance Was Born.
Oh, and we have a new designer to announce, too - she who is very, very famous for her exquisite taste and glamorous ways... Michigirl dropped by the other day to bestow some gorgeous notebooks and postcard sets upon us (RRP $20), featuring the wonderful illustrations of Kat Macleod.
More deliveries are expected pretty imminently, from Alexi Freeman and Milly Sleeping's new garment label for the season - Livia Arena (who will both feature in Saturday night's LMFF off-site runway, along with Kuwaii).
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Pictured on mannequin: ffiXXed Less World silk top ($312) with ffiXXed Less World silk scarf ($183) and Georgina Thomas Naked Pant (RRP $250)
Elizabeth from Primoeza has come up with a lovely idea to raise funds for the Red Cross, raffling one of her very beautiful button pocket sweaters. All proceeds will be sent to contribute to relief efforts in Japan.