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[Talk] Style is Eternal at Ascot Vale

I’m presenting another library talk next month, this time in the inner west, at Ascot Vale. Here’s the blurb:   Nicole Jenkins is the owner of Melbourne boutique Circa Vintage, has studied costume design and worked in film, theatre and fashion. Her first book, Love Vintage, won an international independent Publishers Book Award. Her latest…

[Ballarat] Annual Vintage Clothing Fair

From the in-box…the annual Ballarat vintage clothing fair What: Vintage-A-Fair, a vintage, retro and designer clothing fair. When: Saturday 15th August, open 10am to 3.30pm Where: Brown Hill Hall Humffray St. North, Ballarat Cost: $2 entry supporting CAFS and the RSPCA More information: Contact Lynne or Dinah on 0409335072 0408 072 995 or check out the Facebook page.

[Perth] Talk on fashion and books by Nicole Jenkins

Hi all, Very excited to report that finally, after years of requests, I’ll be presenting a talk on fashion in my home town Perth*. The talk has been organised by the Art Deco and Modernism Society of WA, and I’ll be talking about both of my books – the award-winning “Love Vintage” and the recent release “Style is Eternal“, as well as answering all your questions about fashion, Art Deco and otherwise. I suspect Miss Fisher may get a look in. Here are the details: What: Talk on fashion by Nicole Jenkins When: 4-6 pm, Saturday 27th June 2015 Where:…

[Talk] Style is Eternal at Eltham Library

I have a fun talk coming up soon! It’s all about making the most of your wardrobe on a budget. From the website: Nicole Jenkins is the author of Style is Eternal and Love Vintage and will give you tips on expressing your personal creativity by updating your wardrobe without buying anything new! Garments you already have or secondhand clothes are the most environmentally sustainable of all. They can also be restored or altered to suit you. Nicole will help you identify different fabrics and make easy repairs for a fabulous wardrobe. Here are the details: What: Reuse, Recycle and…

[Albury] Talk on Style is Eternal

Hi all, Next week I’m heading to Albury for a talk on my new book “Style is Eternal” at the wonderful Library Museum. Here’s the blurb from the site: Award-winning author Nicole Jenkins shares her old-school fashion tips to take your modern wardrobe from faddish to eternally stylish, without breaking the bank. Included will be a demonstration on creative ways to wear scarves. Here are the details: What: Talk on fashions by Nicole Jenkins When: 2-3pm, Saturday 23rd May 2015 Where: Albury Library, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury NSW Cost: gold coin donation Bookings essential: call 02 6023…

[Wangaratta] Talk on 1910-1920s ladies fashions

Hi all! This Saturday, join me at Wangaratta (one of my favourite towns) for a talk on fashions from 1910 to 1929. This is the first time I’ve presented this event, and I’ve acquired several lovely authentic pieces for the event. There’s a lot of change in fashion and technology during these two decades so it should prove to be very interesting, with themes including WW1 and the Wall St crash. What: Talk on fashions of 1910s and 1920s. When: 1-2pm, Saturday 9th May 2015 Where: Wangaratta library, 21 Docker St Wangaratta Cost: gold coin donation Bookings essential: call (03)…

[Ballarat] Heritage Weekend

Hello! I’ve just returned from a glorious five week holiday in Europe – here some instagrammed highlights including (shock horror) a change of haircolour. Yes, that’s right, no longer pink. I’m going to have to update my user pic – it’s also grown a lot longer, almost down to my shoulders so I can start styling ’40s dos again. Hurrah! I’ve missed my curls. There’s a lot going on at the moment so brace yourself for a few quick blog posts about upcoming events – here’s the first one, on this weekend! Wish I could make it but I’ll be…

[Brisbane] The World’s Greatest Vintage Fundraising Fete

From the in box: “On Sunday 29th March the vintage, rockabilly, pin-up and swing communities of Brisbane and beyond are coming together to put on THE WORLD’S GREATEST VINTAGE FUNDRAISING FETE to show Chrissy Keepence just how much support she has in the communities that she touches and to raise funds to help her along the way in her recovery process. A day of live music, dance, pin-up styling, classic cars, photo-shoots, vintage and collectable sales and fun and games will be available for everyone to share for just a gold coin donation. Miss Kate’s Kisses and Chrissy ​will be…

Half price sale at Circa

Hi all, We’re bulging at the seams at Circa, so we’re going to have a little half price sale in the shop so you can pick up a bargain. Here are the details: What: Half price sale. All ladieswear will be 50% off. When: Thursdays and Fridays (10am-5.30pm) and Saturdays (11am to 3pm) March 26th to April 24th 2015 Where: Circa Vintage, First Floor, 358 Lonsdale St Melbourne New stock will be put out each day, so pop back again. Does not include menswear, jewellery, books or webshop. No laybys or returns on sale stock and no appointments available during…

[Talk] Fashion, Memory and Culture

Hi all, For the past few months I’ve been collaborating with Lorelei Vashti, the super talented author of “Dress, Memory” on an event for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program and at last I can tell you all about it. What: In Conversation: Fashion, Culture and Memory – Lorelei Vashti and Nicole Jenkins When: 2pm Saturday 7 March 2015 Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne Cost: $20 incl booking fee and GST Tickets available from Circa Vintage. Here’s our blurb: Join Lorelei Vashti (author of Dress, Memory) and Nicole Jenkins (author of Style is Eternal)…