Try a Tabata Workout, Sketch Your Pup, Watch a Film, Eat a Lamington

Try a Tabata Workout, Sketch Your Pup, Watch a Film, Eat a Lamington


The Nora Top and Skirt in Cloud

Chic yet comfortable

Jerri wears the Nora Top in Cloud


When we all talked about our go to pieces during our time at home, the Nora styles kept coming up as a favourite for all of us.

Chic yet comfortable. 

This time around we have cut the the top and skirt in a new wider, slightly softer rib fabric which  we developed and had woven right here in Melbourne from 91% Organic Cotton and 9% Cotton.

The same easy, classic silhouettes in a delicious new colour, a pale lilac called Cloud which has been garment dyed locally using a GOTS approved dye. 


Jerri wears the Merino Rib Funnel Neck Skivvy in Chalk Combo (coming soon) and the Nora Skirt in Cloud

Jerri wears the Sloane Jumper and the Nora Skirt both in Cloud

The Nora Skirt  is an easy pull on mid length style with an elastic waist and side splits that works  with slides, sandals, sneakers or boots - make it your own look and make it really work for you.

Go for an amazing tonal look with the matching Nora Top or the Sloane Jumper.



We make each piece in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Melbourne. Each garment is sewn by one of our incredible machinists that have over 20 years industry experience. 


The Sydney Film Festival Goes Virtual and it's Screening Now!

Still from Swiss-German feature film, My Little Sister

The 67th Sydney Film Festival has gone virtual and scaled down to a very achievable 33 films screening over 12 days from the 10th to the 21st of June.

The festival is divided in to three sections - Documentaries, Shorts Films and 'Europe! Women in Film' and festival director Nashen Moodley has included a strong Australian content to support our industry.

Screening is the Swiss-German drama feature film called My Little Sister  directed by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond which was nominated for the Golden Bear at this year's Berlinale.

Still from new Australian documentary Our Law screening now at SFF

Directed by Cornel Ozies with some stunning landscapes, Our Law is a documentary on Western Australian's first Indigenous run police station based in the town of  Warakuna which is about 330 kilometres west of Uluru.

The Sydney Film Festival is live now and you can see the programme and book to view here.


We've reached out to women in the Arnsdorf community to reveal their personal tips for staying healthy, sane and engaged during this interesting time...

Michelle wears the silk Claudia Jacket


What is your name and and what do you do?

My name is Michelle and I'm a Doctor in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. 


What is your connection to Arnsdorf? 

Long time fan-girl and ardent admirer.  I’ve always loved the clean construction and gentle aesthetic of Arnsdorf since discovering it in the iconic Blonde Venus in Brisbane when I was living there many moons ago. The pieces feel so special without being too fussy or precious which I really like. I wore my Blanca Blouse to my medical school graduation and it was the perfect, simple but different garment that made my day. 


What are you doing to stay active?

Living room power yoga (maybe in child’s pose a little more than if the instructor were watching), some backyard Tabata workouts and jogging with Iggy my rescue kelpie x lab pup. 

Michelle wears the Celeste Suit Jacket with the Classic Shirt and the Suit Trouser in Black

Are you reading a great book or do you have a favourite podcast?

Currently enjoying the podcast ‘I Said No Gifts’ with Bridger Winegar. It was recorded mostly pre-pandemic and is a nice fun escape. Also listening to Raven Smith’s ‘Trivial Pursuits’ audiobook which has validated the importance of my increasingly dysfunctional obsession with / addiction to Instagram. 

I’m also retreading Leslie Stein’s comic ‘Bright Eyed at Midnight’, which has such simple beautiful drawings and reminds me a lot of my late 20s. 

Ooh and also special mention to the life-affirming TV show ‘High Maintenance’


What about food. Are you cooking or are you addicted to a particular snack at the moment?

There’s a cafe around the corner from me in West Footscray called Brother Nancy that has delicious lamingtons. I think it’s the fresh thick chocolate coating and shredded coconut that makes them quite moreish. It started as an occasional sometimes treat but has really blossomed into a dependency during quarantine. 

Michelle wears the Blanca Blouse and the Suit Trousers in Black

Are you motivated to 'dress' for the day or are you repeating outfits? What are your go-to pieces?

Because work is very strict at the moment, I’ve mostly been wearing scrubs.

When I get home I gravitate toward bright colours and prints in lounging fabrics / styles with lots of layers and home made knits

Oh and always paired with my new house slippers

Have you been pleasantly surprised by engaging in something you normally wouldn't?

It’s been a really nice time for slowing down in some ways and having time to explore quiet introverted things. I’ve gotten more into drawing and painting. Mostly little silly sketches of flowers, pottery, my dog, food. I have been enjoying it as a sort of meditation

What songs are you feeling right now?

My lil sis Lou in Seattle made this playlist and I listen to it a lot. It takes me back to driving through Washington state countryside blissfully in January before the pandemic shut it all down. I can’t wait to visit  her in the Pacific Northwest again. 

Stay well from all of us at Arnsdorf X

June 16, 2020

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