Goodbye Cleo the whippet

Goodbye Cleo

Many of my long term readers and clients have met or virtually met my dog Cleo over the years.  She sits next to me in the banner on this blog and spent her days in my office nudging me every few hours, knocking my hand off the keyboard requesting attention (and frequently a treat from…

Threads of India Exhibition

Experience Exquisite Brocades and Ethical Silks at the Threads of India Exhibition

The  Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival brings together not only fashion shows, but also fashion exhibitions and here is one worth visiting if you enjoy seeing exquisite brocades and silks and understanding more about the artisan processes to create the divine garments you see on display. Supported by the Ministry of Textiles India and the…

Step Inside the Divine Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift Exhibition

Let me lead you through this divine exhibition of fashion. From a rare suite of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s iconic little black dresses to voluminous Dior 1950s ballgowns descending a sweeping staircase, The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift exhibition showcases more than 150 superb garments from Parisien haute couture and international fashion houses.   Generously gifted to…

What's the Average Lifespan of an Item of Clothing?

Discover The Average Lifespan of Clothes and What You Keep Longest Even Though You Don’t Wear It

I’ve written posts on the fashion lifecycle – fads – trends and classics, and also the expected lifespan of different fabrics and clothing. And whilst doing research on these topics, I stumbled over research on how long people actually keep their clothes – and thought it was quite fascinating and wanted to share some salient…