Top: Suzanne Grae
Skirt: Chitra’s Closet
Shoes: Chie Mihara
Isn’t this skirt just the most scrumptious thing ever? I fell head over heels in love with it when I saw another model wearing it during the Chitra’s Closet Runway Show and I knew that if I let the season pass without buying it, I would regret it. I feel like I should be twirling around Austrian mountaintops singing, but instead I hit up the Melbourne Design Market with a gaggle of girlfriends, which is probably more fun, and certainly less likely to result in grass stains.
The skirt’s a lovely piece of work, made with all of Chitra’s usual attention to little details – a peek of ruffle here, a contrast lining there – The fabric’s a remarkable textured cotton that is difficult to describe (it’s kind of pleated, and kind of elasticsed with these strips of what looks like lace but are actually woven into the fabric). It hangs beautifully with just the right amount of pouf from the underskirt with the soft tulle ruffle.
This past week has been, in a word, busy. I know it’s been, umn, ages since the last post (sorry Jess!) but it’s been hard to make the time between trying to get back into the swing of work post-holiday and pre-Christmas, as well as manage an epic eBay sale, attend the opening of a great new exhibition at Melbourne’s State Library “Look! The Art of Australian Picture Books Today”, visit the optometrist, not to mention a few dinners, barbecues, and markets thrown into the mix… Can you believe it’s less than three weeks ’til Christmas?
I hope everyone’s doing better with their gift shopping than I am – I’d counted on finding a stack of them this weekend, but I left the Design Market uncharacteristically empty-handed, except for a special, umn, something from my favourite laugh-out-loud stationary destination “Able and Game“.