Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Australian Legend - Charles "Bud" Tingwell Estate

 I recently acquired a selection of classic menswear from the estate of legendary Australian actor Bud Tingwell.

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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Saturday, 21 August 2021

The Bed-Jacket: Boudoir to Evening

 What is a bed-jacket? When was it popular? Why don't we see them anymore? How to wear a vintage bed-jacket.

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Mary Quant - Fashion Revolutionary - Inventing Cool

 A personal response to the exhibition "Mary Quant - Fashion Revolutionary" at the Bendigo Gallery.

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Sunday, 14 March 2021

The "Going Away" Outfit

 Celebrating the wedding tradition of the bride and groom "going away" from the wedding and the special outfit for the occasion, which was customary until the 1970s.

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Thursday, 3 December 2020

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Secrets of the Museum

 A review of the fabulous book "19th Century Fashion In Detail" by Lucy Johnston, from the V&A London. Eye candy for lovers of historical costume, and fascinating for anyone interested in how garments were put together, with emphasis on the details.

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