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

Really enjoying reading the Fashion Revolution Facebook page. Great resource for learning of Ethical Fashion producers. Here is a great clip that really demonstrates the amount of highly skilled labour that goes into the production of these classic Panama hats. Produced by Pachacuti and Soul Rebel Films for Fashion Revolution Week 2016.

This is a great clear, simple illustration of just how much energy and resources goes into the production of our clothing. Once you really think about what is involved it makes absolute sense to recycle, re purpose and buy ethically as much as we can. Food for thought. Bella.  

I had an amazing day recently of meeting and crafting with other creatives at create@warburton. You must check this place out! It has a huge powered craft table, sleeps at least ten, two fireplaces, a great kitchen and a stunning view from the living / craft areas. The day was hosted with great style, 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

Whilst the women featured in “Fabulous Fashionistas” by Sue Bourne are wonderfully stylish people, it is what they tell us about themselves; their love of life, their sense of identity, their highs and lows their experience of growing older, and the intrinsic link with the way they choose to present themselves, that makes this, Read More

I guess by now it’s becoming obvious that I love an exhibition, particularly if it’s about clothing, image or identity. But this is a topic I’ve been interested in learning more about for a while and so I’m thrilled to hear of it showing in Melbourne. From the Immigration Museum‘s website: An exhibition exploring, Read More