Monday, 25 June 2018

Jinoel Retrospective

A peek at the Jinoel Retrospective, Como House, Melbourne, June 23, 2018. Jinoel was the design label of Jill and Noel Kemelfield, active 1950s to 1980s in Australia. They also started the labels Marti and Marteen. Event organised and presented by Tom McEvoy and featuring his bevy of beauties.
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Sunday, 20 May 2018

You Can't Do That! Australians Breaking the Fashion Rules

You Can't Do That! is about the rule breakers. It's an exhibition currently showing at the Melbourne Museum showcasing the ground breaking work of Australians working in the field of fashion, including Prue Acton, Jenny Bannister and Christopher Graf.
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Fashion Quarter at Como House

Como Fashion Quarter is an art installation and exhibition at Como House mansion in Melbourne show casing antique costumes and vintage garments from the collection of the National Trust of Victoria. Four artists/stylists have been given free reign to use items from the collection and the space of the house.
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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Friday, 23 March 2018

The National Trust Vintage Clothing Sale at Como House - 2018

I blogged about this last year but it's so great I'm blogging about it again. The trials, tribulations and treasures of the National Trust sale.

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1950s dirndl dress with organdy sleeves

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Flowers For Mrs Harris - A Dior Fairy Tale

I found this delightful and whimsical tale by chance. It's a novella by Paul Gallico, published in 1958, and is the story of Ada Harris, a London char, or cleaning lady, who realises her life's dream of going to Paris to buy a Dior dress. How could I resist?
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