Did you ever do these doodles in secondary school? I did. I’d fill a whole page with line upon line upon line. As soon as I saw these shoes, I thought oooooooooooo they need some line doodling! So I did, and I am glad. I love clothing that has personal meaning. I find it, Read More

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

What do you do if you need 1920’s shoes to be worn and withstand the rigour of an event? Well real 1920’s shoes are not that easy to come by any way, particularly not in any state to be worn. So I accepted a challenge to create a pair of 1920’s shoes from shoes, Read More

This is a job I did recently with one of my favourite clients and friends.  We all change as we mature, some more than others and we recently noted that she was changing and potentially from one season to another. We tested it, and she is still in her original season but it won’t, Read More

Unfortunately by the time you are reading this, the exhibition will be over!  Ah well. Due to other commitments both professional and personal I have not managed to get this post published in a timely manner. Never mind. It was a lovely little exhibition held by the City of Glen Eira as part of, 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