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Albury – Write around the Murray festival

This weekend I’ve been in Albury, as a guest of the Write around the Murray festival and it’s been an experience to treasure. Albury, near the NSW/Victorian border is a town I’ve often gone through but never spent longer than the time it takes to have a meal. As a child we often caught the train to Albury where my Grandfather would meet us and drive south to Beechworth for short holidays. It was pleasing to see that the train station looks much as I remember it, and I almost expected to see his old car there, alongside the modern…

Talk on Art Deco Accessories

Next month I’m presenting a talk on accessories of the Art Deco era, for the Caulfield Library. What: Art deco influences in fashion by Nicole Jenkins When: 7-8pm, Wednesday 8th August Where: Glen Eira Town Hall — Caulfield Cup Room, level one, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield Cost: free, but bookings essential – call 9524 3623 or book at a Glen Eira library. More information and bookings: see the Glen Eira website. UPDATE: It looks like this talk might already be booked out, if that’s the case, ask if you can go on a waiting list; it’s a…

Fashion meets Fiction: Murder, Mystery and Style

An intriguing event from the in-box: Charlotte Smith, owner and curator of The Darnell Collection, the largest private collection of vintage couture garments and accessories in Australia, will continue her series of fashion lectures at the Carrington. Charlotte will discuss fashion during the time Agatha Christie wrote many of her most famous mysteries. Guest will be entertained with conversation about Christie’s life, her inspiration and her famous detectives. A display of rare and valuable dresses from the ’20s will compliment a fashion parade of vintage dresses and accessories from the ’20s through to the ’40s. Following the catwalk parade a…

Talk on Art Deco Accessories *Sold Out*

Hi all, This is the third talk that I have coming up in the next few weeks and it’s dedicated to the wonderful accessories that ladies and gentlemen wore to spruce up their outfits during the ’20s to the ’50s – with a definite Art Deco slant. I might even sneak in some items from the Deco revival in the late ’60-early ’70s. What: Nicole presents a talk on Art Deco accessories When: 7.30pm, Thursday 5th August2010 Where: Racecourse Hotel, cnr Waverley Rd & Princes Highway, East Malvern Cost: $15 which includes coffee, tea, biscuits and mini-muffins. Bookings: Complete the…

Goulburn Art Deco

Recently we drove to Sydney for the launch of the book (more about that later, yes I really am that far behind on my postings!) and did a bit of a country meander over two pleasant days. We stopped in Goulburn for some lunch at the Paragon Cafe – we knew we were onto a good thing when the large room was packed at it wasn’t even noon yet. Around the corner we found two rather special 1930s Art Deco style buildings – Elmslea Chambers and across the road, Halsbury House. I love the way they’re both wonderful examples at…

Art Deco fashion parade at the Sofitel

On Saturday August 2nd, Circa participated in an Art Deco fashion parade organised by Chris Horne, for the National Gallery of Victoria as part of their Art Deco exhibition. High Tea was held at Sofi’s, and quickly sold out – before we knew that we would be involved – otherwise I would have invited you all! Here are some shots from the day – there were over thirty outfits in total, all are original to the period 1910 to 1939. The first seven outfits (one for each model) were the last ones out, and all are from the late 1930s.…