I have been head down doing the work, not reporting on the work of late. Have not managed the promised steady stream of updates. But doing the work is after all the most important bit, right? Of course it is. We now have 115 fabulous pieces available on Victorian Collections. It is sooooo hard, Read More

I am going to admit straight up that this is a catch up post!! I have been madly busy and I manage to post the odd item to Instagram but I have not blogged for ages. So, just wanted to fill you in on a few of the progressions of the Brighton Historical Society, Read More

In the latter part of 2017 Brighton Historical Society was thrilled to receive a Local History Grant from the Public Records Office Victoria. The project is to catalogue a substantial selection of the most important pieces of its costume collection onto Museums Victoria’s Victorian Collections data base. Laura Jocic and I are honoured and, Read More

Ripponlea and Barwon Park have hosted some stunning frocks in their time. This new exhibition by The National Trust, Night Life – A fashion exhibition of the 1920’s and 1930’s is no exception. A recent bequest of gowns inspired this curation exploring the decadent, ground breaking, jubilant styles of the 1920s and the more, Read More

  Fashion Revolution Week 2017 April 24th – 30th #whomademyclothes campaign in memory of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse on April 24th 2013. An estimated 1138 people died and many more were injured. Fashion Revolution asks for people to participate in many ways. One of which is by telling a love story to, Read More

Can you hear it? Listen for it, after Marion’s laugh. It is the unique sound of beautiful sequinned lace, rustling as it moves, almost like soft rain on a tin roof. It is a sound that Marion Boyce, award winning Costume designer of crime series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and feature film The Dressmaker is, Read More

2015 was my first White Night. It was a steaming hot night and I was blown away by the heady experience of truly amazing art, massive happy friendly crowds and the marathon effort to try and take in as much as possible before the sun rose again. This year I really wanted to take, Read More

StyleLikeU is my favourite place to hang out. Time spent online is precious for me. It’s busy juggling all of life’s commitments. But this is a place that opens its heart and arms, welcomes you in and gives you a virtual hug. All the people featured here are amazing, all striding their own path, Read More

  Geoffrey Rush is an actor with a thorough grounding in the art of theatre making. He has clowned, acted, directed and written for more than forty years. Featured on stage and screen, here and abroad, he has created legions of diverse characters and memorable film moments. In the process he has received many, Read More

Book Description (from Publisher Harper Collins) “Coming at a time when the global financial crisis and contracting of consumer spending is ushering in a new epoch for the fashion industry, TO DIE FOR offers a very plausible vision of how green could really be the new black. Taking particular issue with our current mania, Read More