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[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.

Vintage-a-Fair Ballarat

From the in-box – Get there early for the best buys. What: Vintage-A-Fair, a vintage, retro and designer clothing fair. When: Saturday 21st September, open 10am to 3.30pm Where: Brown Hill Hall Humffray St. North, Ballarat Cost: $2 entry

Vanity Fair vintage fair – Fremantle

Another from the in-box – this Sunday, for our Perth and Fremantle vintage loving friends. What: Vanity Fair, vintage, retro and designer clothing sale. When: 9am to 4pm, Sunday November 11th. Where: The University of Notre Dame, Prindiville Hall, entrance via Croke St, Fremantle WA Cost: $3. More information: call 08 9324 3703 All proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Care WA, who provide emotional, financial and practical support to WA women and their families who are affected by breast cancer. Everything is donated from the food and entertainment to the venue and promotions. Event ambassador, Perth model Gemma Bidstrup modelling some…

Art of Elegance Fair – Maryborough

From the in-box – this Sunday. What: Art of Elegance Vintage Fair and tea room When: 12 noon to 5.00pm, Sunday November 11th. Where: Maryborough Anglican Hall, cnr Clarendon and Nightingdale Street, Maryborough VIC Cost: $5, under 16s are free. More information: at the official website. I went to the last one and can particularly recommend Lizzie’s delicious cakes: we stocked up and they kept us going for quite a while. There was also some great bakelite buckles and small items of furniture that were well-priced. Maryborough is a pretty little town with an impressive Victorian era train station that…

Vintage-a-Fair Ballarat

From the in-box: What: Vintage-a-Fair: over 20 stalls of vintage and designer clothing and accessories When: Saturday August 18th, 10am to 3.30pm. Where: Brown Hill Hall, Humffray Street, Ballarat. Cost: $2 entry, donated to benefit the RSPCA and other charities. More information: call 5331 9130. Some stalls still available. I can thoroughly recommend this fair – last year’s was full of very reasonably priced vintage from all eras of the 20th century. I bought a great red leather ’50s bag for $10 and could easily have spent a lot of money bringing a big stash home.

Sydney Vintage Clothing Show

The biggest vintage clothing fair in Australia is coming up again next weekend – with the biggest line up of events yet, including a talk on the history of burlesque, hair and make up workshops, fashion parades and all kinds of fun. What: The Love Vintage Sydney Vintage Clothing Show When: Fri March 25th (5.30pm-9pm), Sat 26th (10am-5pm) and Sun 27th (10am-4pm) Where: Hordern Pavilion, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney Cost: Adults $14, Pensioner $12, Children $7. More information at the Website

Free tickets: The Way We Wear Fair – Williamstown

What: The Way We Wear Fair and “Dressed for the Voyage” Titanic costume exhibition (part two). When: Saturday 19th November (10am-5pm) and Sunday 20th November (10am-4pm) Where: Williamstown Town Hall, Williamstown Cost: $12 adult, $10 child, $30 family Discount voucher can be found here – print off for $2 off entry. Ladies and gentlemen, this weekend is the return of “The Way We Wear Fair” for all your antique, vintage, retro and designer fashion needs – and for the first time, vintage homewares will be included too, making it the biggest ever WWWF! I have some free tickets to get…

Contest winners – Sydney vintage clothing show

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest to win tickets for the Sydney show – could the following winners please email me your postal address and I’ll pop a double pass into the mail asap. Madeleine Kim Ambra Sancin Joanne Bex Congratulations! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time at the show – there’s a great line up planned including fashion parades, dancing hair and make up demonstrations. The Lindy Charm School for Girls will be there as always. I wish I could be there too! Sadly, I’ll be missing this one – here’s a pic of Olivia and…

Contest: Sydney Love Vintage Clothing Show – Oct 2011

What: The Love Vintage Sydney Vintage Clothing Show When: Fri Oct 14th (5.30pm-9pm), Sat Oct 15th (10am-5pm) and Sun 16th (10am-4pm) Where: Canterbury Park Function Centre, King Street Canterbury, Sydney Cost: Adults $14, Pensioner $10, Children $5. More information available at the official website. The organiser has kindly sent us some free passes to the Show – all you need to do is leave me a comment below and I’ll draw five names at random. Entries close on Friday midnight so that I can post them asap so you don’t miss out. Good luck!

Contest: The Way We Wear Fair – Williamstown

What: The Way We Wear Fair and “Dressed for the Voyage” Titanic costume exhibition. When: Saturday 23rd July (10am-5pm) and Sunday 24th July (10am-4pm) Where: Williamstown Town Hall, Williamstown Cost: $12 adult, $6 child, $30 family Pre-bookings to get in at 9am Saturday: Hobsons Bay Tickets. Once again, The Way We Wear Fair will be happening in the Williamstown Town Hall – from the website: Racks filled with fabulous fashion spanning over two hundred years. Boxes full of photographs of fashionably dressed men and women. Shelves bursting with crisp, starched French and Irish linen. Polished wooden cabinets full of glittering…