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ASTRA by Vikki Kassioras

One of the first exhibitions shown at Milly Sleeping, in March 2006, involved jeweller Vikki Kassioras ... so it's a great pleasure to host a tiny but very special display of work created by VK at this curly end of 2016. Titled ASTRA, the display comprises unique pendants, made from sterling silver and pink bronze. The [...]

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Shoe pop-up ongoing ...

In case you haven't gleaned via Instagram, we extended our lovely Penny Sage pop-up ... Ie. the shoes, made in Melbourne by Post Sole Studio, remain available in store, to view and try and buy. To recap, we have in stock the Marla slingback (RRP $445) in toffee patent and olive green leather ... the Lisi sandal (also RRP [...]

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Post Sole Studio for Penny Sage

The first time I was in touch with Myra Spencer from Post Sole Studio about the arrival of the Penny Sage shoes, she gave me a provisional time and then warned that boxing up the shoes might take she and her PSS partner, Breeze Powell, longer than they estimate. From start to finish, shoe-making is a slow and demanding, hands-on process, [...]

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Marta Buda

  Marta Buda is a designer and maker of wonderful textiles. You may well know that she works with Kate Megaw of Penny Sage - creating prints for the label's seasonal collections, as well as producing very beautiful handmade accessories. This season, Marta has woven individual panels for the Penny Sage Sidra Slide (now in store [...]

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Top to toe at the studio of Alexi Freeman.

Alexi Freeman is a person of eclectic capabilities, and his studio reflects this. The last time I dropped in to look at a new range of bangles, produced by AF with one of his lovely ongoing collaborators, Kate Rohde, another of his lovely ongoing collaborators - Tessa Blazey - was there, and the two were [...]

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Penny Sage Shoe Shop

This Saturday, October 22, we open a Melbourne first - a Penny Sage shoe shop...It's an exciting enterprise that has been in the works for a little while, based upon customer enquiries into the whereabouts of the beautiful shoes by our one Auckland-based label. We will be presenting three Summer styles, made here in Melbourne by Post [...]

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October Edition by Chorus

Chorus have launched their October edition, and it's a treat ... a collection of very wearable and versatile cotton garments, plus a lovely carry-all bag. The print featured throughout is called 'Two Hearts', and was designed for Chorus by illustrator, Giulia Cerini. The stand-out piece this edition is the Spirited Shirt Dress, which can be [...]

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Claire Best Shoes

Not for any particular reason - just for a change - I recently resolved to do something a bit different with Milly's Instagram and this blog. Month by month, we'll be choosing different themes to play with, beginning this month with the theme, SHOE.... Somebody who knows quite a lot about the shoe is local maker Claire Best. I had seen Claire's work [...]

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Long Weekend Trading

Milly's opening hours are much as usual this weekend, with a slight alteration (funnily enough) to Sunday!Friday: 11 - 6Saturday: 10 - 5Sunday: 1 - 5We'd love to see you!*Enquiries.

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Chorus September Edition

This month, Chorus have paired up with Pinar & Viola to create another - as it says on their website - "knock-out print". Pinar & Viola is a European-based design office, headed by Pınar Demirdağ and Viola Renate. I believe that they were the designers who worked with Chorus on their first ever print, so this is [...]

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