Welcome to my world!
I like to write, sew, collect and of course, share my treasures through my shop Circa Vintage – my collection includes almost two hundred years of fashion. I’m based in Melbourne, Australia and offer the largest online range of vintage fashion in the country.
The shop opened in Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street in 2004 and eight years later, relocated to the city, with a salon on the first floor of the beautiful Art Deco building “Mitchell House”. More recently, the retail salon closed to make way for an expanded webshop, soon to be the largest in the world. You can see me in the background of the photo above – I’m the one with the pink bob. Becky Lou’s wearing a late ’30s floral cotton voile tea gown.
I love fashion, and I’ve been collecting and restoring since 1980. I’m a qualified costume designer and have worked in hair, make up, wardrobe and art direction in film and theatre, as well as many years in the fashion, telco and IT industries.
My first book “Love Vintage” was published by Carter’s in 2009 and won a bronze medal in the International Independent Publisher’s Awards. It’s now sold out but try your local library as they may have a copy, or second hand bookshops. My latest book “Style is Eternal” is now available, through Melbourne University Publishing and shows you how to make the most of your wardrobe, by personalising your style and dressing to please yourself.
I love to talk about my passion and you can book me for talks, workshops and other things: see here for a list of some of the ways I can be of service.
Hope you enjoy my site!
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