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Palette #2

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Another quick snapshot of Milly's evolving colour palette... New pieces have continued to arrive in small but steady drops and the resulting range is very enticing, to say the least. Garments above are by Millicent select secondhand, Birgitta Helmersson, Elizabeth + Birgitta, Penny Sage, Chorus, Limb, Romance Was Born and *three* labels new to the store - Anya TamOvna Ovich and Pulka; the large lively scarves are by Monster Alphabets and the beanie/glove combinations are by Penelope Durston, of course (not all colours now available are pictured here).

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At night : Sarah Watanabe

NIGHT was April's Insta theme - not exactly celebrating the end of daylight savings, but embracing the arrival of beautiful black and other midnight tones, the dark and decadent Queen of the Night collection by Romance Was Born, and lovely textured layers by Penny Sage and Monster Alphabets. I wondered vaguely about the routines of the people [...]

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Autumn palette

Quick snaps of new things to coincide with the previous post about COLOUR. We have Autumnal pieces in store from Birgitta Helmersson, Ella, LIMB, Lois Hazel, Monster Alphabets, Romance Was Born and Soot ... with more on its way.*Enquiries.

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Which colour?

This month's Instagram theme was COLOUR ... because the colours of garments destined for the shop this Autumn (and any season) play on the mind ... Even more than I anticipate the new styles, I anticipate the changing of colours, and can hardly wait to see certain colours in person. It is always pleasing and puzzling [...]

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National Designer Award finalist, Lois Hazel ...

Lois Hazel was recently announced as one of the finalists in the prestigious VAMFF National Designer Award for her eponymous womenswear label. I think it fitting recognition and encouragement for Lois, who is about to release her gorgeous A/W 17 range ... and pounced upon the moment to 'take stock' with her via a mini interview. Because this month's Insta [...]

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Romance was beaded ...

I've said this in various ways before ... One of the reasons that the Romance Was Born collections are exciting, time after time, is the way that Anna and Luke work a theme. There's almost always a nuclear concept, from which ideas seem to shoot out on in various directions, and then grow and grow and build and build to [...]

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Something old, something new

Today, some quick snaps of some nice combinations - chosen from our front sale rack, and our back room secondhand selection. Everything below is less than $100! Please be in touch re sizing and availability.*From top to bottom:Inside Outside Rock Skirt (now $99) with Sosume modal/silk singlet (now $40) and Weekend by Max Mara brown silk shirt ($70);SZN [...]

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Quick interview with Gracia Haby of Gracia & Louise

Happy New Year everybody. Our final interview for the holiday period evolved into a 'true or false' quiz for Melbourne-based artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, AKA Gracia & Louise. Together and independently (but most often together, and most often with a four-legged friend or two), G + L are very prolific makers, doers, dreamers [...]

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Quick interview with Birgitta Helmersson and Elizabeth Yong

The studio that I visited the most this year (without much doubt) is that of Birgitta Helmersson ... This is not particularly surprising given that two of Milly Sleeping's labels have operated from her space - but the many, many quick viewings and pick-ups of fresh stock does also accurately tell of the popularity of these labels.... Most often, I would [...]

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Quick interview with Suzan Dlouhy

One rainy morning recently, I made my way to the home-based studio of Suzan Dlouhy. Suzan's label, SZN, was introduced to Milly Sleeping in March or April of this year, and was a quiet success from the start. Not many SZN garments have made it into our online shop (although I've added a handful today), as we've tended to get in [...]

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