Mulberry Chronicle's Puppy Rosette Series Arrives!

puppy rosette illustrated novelty print by mulberry chronicles otome kei japanese fashion



Puppy Rosette features three adorable puppies celebrating under lavender bunting and decorative rosettes! The series comes in vanilla sponge (beige), lavender confetti (lavender) and red velvet (dark red).
"Red Velvet" colourway coordinated in a Lolita Fashion style
puppy rosette illustrated novelty print by mulberry chronicles otome kei japanese fashion
"Vanilla Sponge" colourway coordinated casually
Vibrant, fun "Lavender Confetti" colourway
Thankyou so much to our readers who provided us with valuable feedback. Puppy Rosette Jumperskirts in "Red Velvet" will be available in a custom size. This size accommodates up to a 120cm bust. Simply check out with the custom size in your cart and provide us with your measurements. 

Matching accessories featuring puppies Arthur, Pascale and Little Pom are also available as well as special surprise accessories to brighten up your collar. 

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We hope you enjoy the Puppy Rosette series! 

Mulberry Chronicles Puppy Rosette dress otome kei fashion series

Mulberry Chronicles "Puppy Rosette"

SBS's "The Feed" Lolita Fashion Documentary

Chiffon Rose was recently featured in a documentary about Lolita Fashion in Australia on SBS 2. Such a short piece could not encompass all elements of the lolita subculture so I would like to share our experiences with you.

lolita fashion documentary

For those who are new to 'Lolita': this fashion subculture has a cute, charming aesthetic with an emphasis on luxurious detailing and fabrics. Emerging in Japan as an interpretation of western historical fashion, it has now evolved into an internationally recognised substyle which encompasses a spectrum of vibrant, creative looks such as gothic, classic and sweet. It is a fun, expressive fashion and available to anyone! 

Some Lolita Fashion wearers have fun by wearing their frilly clothes with their friends and meet up every so often. Some cities also have established societies that facilitate meetups and those societies are available for any wearer of Lolita fashion to join up through word of mouth, websites or social media groups.  

There is nothing secretive about this whimsical fashion subculture. We estimate there are about 1000 lolitas in Australia at the moment. A small percentage are 'brolitas'.

The SBS crew also documented a photoshoot at our home studio. 

SBS the feed the secret lives of lolita chiffon rose shop documentary

Work in progress!

SBS the feed the secret lives of lolita chiffon rose shop documentary

SBS the feed the secret lives of lolita chiffon rose shop documentary

Reviewing our photos


The results of the photoshoot were absolutely stunning! Here are a couple of examples below. 



SBS the feed lolita documentary the secret lives of lolita chiffon rose shop

The Filming Process took around 4-5 intense hours where we covered the history of lolita fashion, motivations for wearing it and aesthetics. Our dialogue did not make it to the final cut of the documentary but we hope to get a simple message across - Lolita fashion is fun and expressive. People wear it for many different reasons: as glamorous armour, a confidence booster, self-expression or just the same as everyday wear.


In case you missed the documentary, here it is! 

""When I wear Lolita I feel more feminine; it’s like armour in a way. It just gives you a feeling of confidence.”Patrick Abboud goes behind the closed doors of Lolita subculture. #TheFeedSBS
Posted by SBS 2 on Wednesday, November 11, 2015







For a more thorough, cohesive look at Lolita Fashion you may wish to watch the following documentary above created by wearers of the fashion!

A sneak preview: New treasures coming soon!

Mulberry Chronicles - The Woodland Path "London Edition" arrives tomorrow



Dear Readers, incase you missed our e-mail newsletter, we are releasing the final instalment of the Woodland Path series dresses by Mulberry Chronicles arriving 9am AEDT, Wednesday October 7.

mulberry chronicles the woodland path london edition otome kei jumperskirt

The Woodland Path "London Edition" Jumperskirt features toadstools and moths that follow a mysterious woodland path. The versatile deep navy colourway allows for a cute "Forest Maiden" look when paired with red but also matches cream, bordeaux, white, moss green and black for a range of looks for woodland wanderers.

 SIZE GUIDE

"Size 1" Bust: (up to) 84cm, Waist: (up to) 67cm, Skirt length: ~52cm, Dress length: ~93cm
"Size 2" Bust: 89cm, Waist: 72cm, Skirt length: ~54cm, Dress length: ~94cm
"Size 3" Bust: 95cm, Waist: 77cm, Skirt length: ~55cm, Dress length:~96cm
"Size 4" Bust: 100cm, Waist: 86cm, Skirt length: ~55cm, Dress length: ~97cm

(Note: The most important measurement is the bust as the fabric does not stretch. The dress should still fall nicely if you are equal to or below the waist measurement of your preferred size. Also factor in if you want to wear a blouse underneath the jumperskirt. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.)

 FEATURES

  •  Two Pockets
  • Lined Dress
  • Elegant, light pleats
  • Can accommodate a light petticoat.
  • Illustrated, printed and made in Australia
  • Matching forest treasure brooches will be restocked as well as a last chance at some designs. 


Mulberry Chronicles' Instagram also has a few cute coordination ideas by the design team and Mulberry Chronicles Readers from around the world!

Thankyou so much for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, October 7 2015, 9am AEDT.


Mulberry Chronicles new garment release and SMASH! Report!



 mulberry chronicles on chiffon rose lichen jumperskirt worn

Mulberry Chronicles' The Woodland Path story continues with a release of the Darkest Night "London Edition" Jumperskirt. The London Edition Jumperskirt features thicker, rich navy toadstool and moth printed dresses in a slightly darker hue than "Darkest Night". We will announce the online and Melbourne release dates and times via our mailing list.  



In the meantime, we are on vacation for the month of September! Emails and orders can still be placed, but will be shipped out in early October. Thankyou for your understanding. We also wanted to share our recent experience at the Sydney Anime and Manga convention (SMASH!).
Mulberry Chronicles' The Woodland Path dresses were modelled by Sophie and Desany! Sophie wears "Lichen" in a sweet, spring-time coordinate. 

lolita otome cute kawaii mulberry chronicles lichen jumperskirt


otome cute kawaii mulberry chronicles lichen jumperskirt


Desany wears "Darkest Night" in a cute and elegant combination with ivory and light brown. 

mulberry chronicles darkest night jumperskirt otome cute kawaii
Felin Photography


Meanwhile, our stall was located in the Artist's Alley. Half pink for Chiffon Rose, half foresty for Mulberry Chronicles! Next to us were our friends at Peppermint Fox, and Rouge Aerie and indie remote vendors such as Moon Bunny, Ergi, Haenuli and more! 



 Cute fashion-wearers that stopped by our stall!





angelic pretty galaxy op

angelic pretty dreamy planetarium op

Snippets of our table!





Thankyou to everyone who stopped by! We had an amazing time and hope you did too. Looking forward to doing it all again next year. 





The Woodland Path - Sizing and Information for tonight's release

mulberry chronicles the woodland path toadstool print dress jumperskirt


Dear Readers, here are details for Mulberry Chronicles' first original print dress series arriving 14th July 2015, 6pm AEST (this evening). 

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The Woodland Path jumperskirts are available in a rich navy ("Darkest Night") and blue-green ("Lichen") colourway. Both can be coordinated with white, beige, red, navy, pink, brown and wine. Elegant light pleats form a flattering silhouette with or without a petticoat. 
SIZE GUIDE
"Size 1"  Bust: (up to) 84cm, Waist: (up to) 67cm, Skirt length: ~52cm, Dress length: ~93cm
"Size 2" Bust: 89cm, Waist: 72cm, Skirt length: ~54cm, Dress length: ~94cm
"Size 3" Bust: 95cm, Waist: 77cm, Skirt length: ~55cm, Dress length:~96cm
"Size 4" Bust: 100cm, Waist: 86cm, Skirt length: ~55cm, Dress length: ~97cm
(Note: The most important measurement is the bust as the fabric does not stretch. The dress should still fall nicely if you are equal to or below the waist measurement of your preferred size. Also factor in if you want to wear a blouse underneath the jumperskirt. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.)
FEATURES
All items are in stock this evening and ready to ship during the week beginning July 27 2015.


mulberry chronicles otome kei fashion cute kawaii toadstool print fabric dress

Coordinate with the Forest Moth and Toadstool brooch. You can also add a whimsical touch (and make the most out of your shipping) with Grimoire Verum sockstights and pendants or Tokimeki accessories from Chiffon Rose. 


The Royal Library collection will also be restocked tonight: whimsical brooches of library treasures including books and portraits of the Rabbit Scholar and his cat. 

mulberry chronicles otome kei fashion cute kawaii toadstool print fabric dress

(Note: Actual dress bodice is 2cm longer than pictured in the "Lichen" model photo above)

Are you "Lichen" or "Darkest Night"?

Lichen reminds us that the forest is alive, full of creatures with their own worlds and stories. The elegant mystery of the Darkest Night intrigues the night-time wanderer. 





Mulberry Chronicles invites you to walk "The Woodland Path"


Mulberry Chronicles illustrated dress series The Woodland Path arrives on Tuesday 14th July 2015, 6pm AEST. Mulberry Chronicles creates cute, wearable designs, combining whimsical motifs of the old world with modern fashion. The Woodland Path series is constructed from an original illustrated fabric featuring toadstools and the occasional curious moth.



mulberry chronicles the woodland path otome kei jumperskirt egl melbourne indie brand toadstool print fabric

Close-ups on the "Dark Night" jumperskirt - a rich navy fabric dotted with vibrant toadstools and moths. 

mulberry chronicles the woodland path otome kei jumperskirt egl melbourne indie brand toadstool print fabric

mulberry chronicles the woodland path otome kei jumperskirt egl melbourne indie brand toadstool print fabric

Dresses are illustrated, printed and ethically made in Australia.


Size charts, accompanying accessories and other information will be provided early next week. Signing up to our mailing list will ensure you receive this information first. 

mulberry chronicles the woodland path otome kei jumperskirt egl melbourne indie brand toadstool print fabric

 A coordination idea! 

mulberry chronicles the woodland path otome kei jumperskirt egl melbourne indie brand toadstool print fabric



Thankyou so much for your support and interest in our dark forest tales, our in-house brand, the Mulberry ChroniclesThe Woodland Path arrives on Tuesday 14th July 2015, 6pm AEST.



Mulberry Chronicles tells a dark forest tale

We have discovered something mysterious from deep within the forest - the tales of Mulberry Chronicles. Stories inspired by history and folklore told through whimsical, handmade clothing and accessories. 

Their first collection appeared at the Chiffon Rose booth at Supanova Melbourne 2015.

The tales of Mulberry Chronicles are told by the founder of Chiffon Rose, Kavya, who works as an illustrator for the cute and mysterious label. Kavya's illustrations are inspired by her love of animals, country life and European folklore.

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Treasured forest souvenirs then made their way onto our little online shop! We met the curious forest moth (below). 

forest moth illustration cute handmade melbourne craft art mulberry chronicles prologue woodland cute collection

Swan under Starry Skies - She glides over a calm lake, the mirrored night sky now rippling at the surface. We watch her from a distance, moving water forming a line in the night forest song.

swan toadstool illustration melbourne handmade mulberry chronicles prologue woodland cute collection

The sleeping rat, concealed by the intertwined roots of an oak tree

rat illustration pendant brooch mulberry chronicles hand made

The friendly animals and woodland plants found new homes  - but their friends will return shortly! 

mulberry chronicles prologue woodland cute collection toadstool moth swan hedgehog

Including the signature Mulberry Chronicles brooch - the toadstool

toadstool mulberry chronicles prologue woodland cute collection

 We can't wait to see what else is in store (here's a sneaky peek of another upcoming treasure!).

otome dress mulberry chronicles prologue woodland cute collection

Meet you in the forest~