Loading... Please wait...


Back to the beginning.

About ten days ago I said to myself, the blog is not dead, no, I am going to maintain the Milly Sleeping blog and not only am I going to maintain it but I am going to write ... more ... often ... Daily even. And since that thought, I haven't scrambled together anything even [...]

Read More »

Soft tones.

Something makes me want to say that these pieces, all new to the shop, are the colours of whispers.*  *  *Pictured: Soot. Linen Top (RRP $139) with Livia Arena Quilt Pocket Pant (RRP $290);Dagny White Winter Bracelet (RRP $150);Alexi Freeman Half-Moon Tshirt (printed - RRP $215) with Chorus Maai Shorts (RRP $320) and Tettmann.Doust Black [...]

Read More »

Inside the back room.

A bookend to last week's post - the anticipated changeover having happened, and a really beautiful selection of garments by Tettmann.Doust now occupying the feature rack in our back room. Many of the pieces have been brought in directly from Naomi and Elke's studio, ie. have never before been seen at Milly.On a side, or a [...]

Read More »

Raggatt rack.

Earlier in the year, we picked up an interesting collection of samples, one-offs and out-of-season stock from the studio of Naomi Raggatt. The idea was to present these in the Milly back room, on our 'feature rack', for about six weeks ... That was probably twelve weeks ago, if not more! The rack has been [...]

Read More »


In anticipation of the new Soot. collection for S/S 14/15, we are currently offering an extra 15% discount on our Soot. Winter sale pieces. Follow the link, or browse by designer in our online shop to choose between the remaining handful of funny and wonderful clothes and accessories, hand-knitted by Edwina in her Brisbane studio. To [...]

Read More »

Heart strings...

Spotted this image of Emma Balfour by Bowen Arico for the very prolific Oyster, and had to steal it. Milly Sleeping has both of these Jenny Kee scarves in stock right now and if you want to wear them together like Emma ... you can.(See also the short and somewhat piquant interview with EB!)*EB wears Ken Done jumper [...]

Read More »

And we all say...

Cassandra Wheat and Louise Pannell are the two kind and clever friends behind Chorus - the newest label to be represented at Milly Sleeping. They work from a lovely studio and retail outlet in Collingwood, inside the intriguing space that is The Compound Interest. Unusually, both the second and third Chorus collections were developed from costumes, [...]

Read More »

Final days

Postcards made for 'Continued' by RCP, in response to the fabric works of Primoeza. This exhibition will come down on Sunday before we paint (!) so today and tomorrow are the last opportunities to see the pieces in person. We hope you can make it.PS. A beautiful preview of Primoeza's forthcoming collection is now online.

Read More »

Milly S.

Dear peeps, a little heads up about some forthcoming activities:Having recently fixed up our back room (and, of course, this web space), we are about to undertake Phase Two or Three of a modest Milly refurbishment. We're imagining a fresh lick of paint, some new fixtures, the establishment of a little reading corner, etc. The shop [...]

Read More »

Thoughts ongoing.

Dear reader, there is just over one week left to view Milly Sleeping's August exhibitions: the intricate Dagny necklaces, and the collection of unusual pieces by Elizabeth Yong that form 'Continued'. If you'd like to know a little more about the latter, a brief essay follows here. Additionally, Elizabeth and I were both interviewed by Craft recently, and our [...]

Read More »