Emilie Föge; Gustav Klimt’s Muse

She was a dress maker at the turn of the last century who made radical loose flowing gowns which became an integral part of the portraits of her by Gustav Klimt. The gowns themselves did not sell well, for this she relied on more conventional designs. ref: www.messynessychic.com/2015/07/15/dressing-the-woman-in-gold-the-unknown-bohemian-designer-behind-the-paintings


Doily Dress

Wool Kiso shift with a beautiful pair of vintage doilies as patch pockets.


Polly in her doily dress

Linen shift with vintage doilies used as patch pockets.

Polly on her way to talk about The Ferguson's Gang on Midweek at Radio 4

Polly on her way to talk about The Ferguson’s Gang on Midweek at Radio 4

Veronica’s jersey dress &hickory stripe Jacket

‘I love this jacket. It has so much personality. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a piece of clothing that has as much character as this piece has – all of its own. But what’s brilliant about it is that its character seems to enhance and amplify your own. It’s the kind of jacket that turns a simple outfit into a ‘look’, in fashion parlance. And it’s unbelievably handy for my work as a journalist. Its first outing was on a press trip last week to see the house and studio of Alexander Calder in France. And as I toured the house I had a pocket for my phone/camera, a pocket for my notebook and pen, and I didn’t need a bag at all. I think I might commission another one – perhaps wool – for winter and just dispense with handbags altogether.’


Atong Atem

Beutiful portraiture by Atong Atem. She takes photos exploring the cultural identities of first and second-generation African migrants in Australia. Her images focus on Third Culture Kids, who are often growing up in a perpetual identity crisis.