To New Beginnings

May 18 2014

Pinky’s Lane Black & Gold Pleat Mesh Cuffs $26.90 (includes shipping worldwide)

So what’s next for Robe?

I’m continuing to create (how could I not!) just on a smaller basis.

You can now find my range of fashion designer fabric cushions and vintage scarf cushions for sale here on Robe’s website.

Pinky’s Lane is my new project – avant garde wrist accessories made from fabulous lace and trim.  I’ll be adding more over coming days, so keep an eye out…

…it’s nice to be back 🙂


Adieu, Robe Shop Fitzroy

November 14 2013


Spontaneous Retro

November 08 2013

Cutting the facing.

A customer fell in love with the black silk Marla skirt I designed and asked for me to make a longer one from some bold retro fabric she had.  Here is the result… it can be worn as an ‘overdress’ or as a skirt which can be tied at the front, back or side.


All Tied Up

October 09 2013

A one-off experimental scarf dress I just finished caught the eye of my customer and she ordered two more – how fun, playing with scarves!  They’re reversible and unique, with an adjustable tie on the shoulder.  Some of the pictures show my handmade silk obi tie belts, which are also reversible, so these outfits are the ultimate in versatility.


Gold Fever

August 10 2013

Gold and Silk Taffeta Cushions

A special order for a customer re-covering cushions with a unique mix of embossed silk taffeta and light gold cotton/metal.  Firm fitting with invisible zipper at base.  Changing it up a little….


Artistically Constructed

August 07 2013

I’m restoring the beads and sequins on a customer’s silk tulle wedding dress, quite the honour and what a beautiful dress to work with!  Check out the deco design and mix of embellishments; truly timeless design that is still so relevant today.

“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


A Special Shopping Event

July 16 2013

So pleased to be hosting The Professor’s Daughter’s 2nd birthday celebrations here at Robe.

Please join us Sunday 28 July from 3-5pm for a glass of bubbly and some spontaneous specials… and thank you for supporting local design!


Say It With Style

July 07 2013

A pair of vibrant vintage crepe-de-chine cushions made especially for a friend’s birthday present.


Spot On

June 29 2013

In the window today:

The Professor’s Daughter jade green peplum jacket s8, s10 $179 and embroidered spot skirt s8, s10 $159; Weill Paris large vintage print silk scarf $89

Marina Rinaldi (of Max Mara) gold stripe wool top sM $129 $49; Theory pleat skirt s10 $149 $79; Maybebags London gold tyvek shoulder bag $59

Mona Meighan antique sewing themed cushion cover $59


Strawberry Fields

June 20 2013


A little something I’ve been working on… the Irina cape is my latest design.  This one’s made from a bright pink box-weave wool with bold printed viscose lining, fastened with a black ribbon.

These capes can be made to order, custom requests welcome!

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