This lovely simple brooch was inherited from my late grand mother a few years ago. She was a woman of modest means but she loved to dress up when an occasion presented itself. Whilst this is a modest 1950’s piece I find it rather charming. When I received it was missing one diamanté with, Read More

Here we are again! The next in line of my shoe renovation projects. If you didn’t read the last post, here is a brief recap… I recently set myself the challenge of renovating some modern, locally sourced shoes into looks that are reminiscent of the 1920’s. With costume projects getting the right shoes to, Read More

  The Inner Truth Project is a complicated passion project that I am dabbling with. To save repeating myself I have provided a description of the project over here. After completing this first portrait I have had a number of people put their hand up to be involved in the project. As I go, Read More

This is a project I actually completed a little while ago. I was putting together a gallery of my work and whoops (!), discovered that when I had transferred my blog across from “The Art of Costume” this post had not come with it. So this is a reiteration, please forgive if you have, Read More

You should have seen Juliet’s face when I turned up on her doorstep, candy pink satin corset in hand. (Imagine in your head as you read this a very charming Scottish / Australian accent)… “Really?…. A corset! Well yes, but candy pink satin?…Are you sure?” “Trust me!” I say… and trust me she did., Read More

A local dance class open to all ages and abilities and with a large emphasis on having fun, recently approached me to help them with a small bit of costuming for their dance performance at The Greyhound hotel in St Kilda. This particular hip hop group were performing a routine to Kanye West’s song, 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.

Fashion. Its trivial, frippery. Right? Hmm, No. Fashion may seem trivial but clothing’s ability to transform a person, and communicate a message is something most powerful and deeply rooted in human culture and psychology. Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, now a major multi award winning film starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth,, Read More

See she’s beautiful under that paper bag! Thank you for letting me keep this shot darlink! It’s probably the prop from her right hand that helped. 🙂

So, this is the kind of silly thing I do. I’m busily working away on my laptop and then think Oh! That jacket I want to wear tonight, I’ve always hated those rosettes! I know! I have a pair of c1800 shoe ornaments I’ve never used. I’ll put those on. As you do. Well, Read More