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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

Posted by Nicole in Calendar, Vintage Fairs

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 of the items that will be up for sale on the day – photo by Emily Dimozantos. I think I’m in love with that toffee apple belt.

Gemma will be available for personal shopping experiences from 11am.

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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 inspired Mark Twain to quip that Maryborough was a “A railway station with a town attached”.

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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.

Posted by Nicole in Calendar, Vintage Fairs

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

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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 you in the door, but have left it too late for the usual contest so, if you’d like one, just come to the shop and ask nicely. We’ll be open again on Wednesday at 11am, so I look forward to seeing you then!

Cute lady with repro ’50s style dress, petticoats and shiny red shoes, photo courtesy Way We Wear Fair. More information about this fair can be seen at the website.

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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.

Ambra Sancin

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 her charming friend at a previous Sydney Vintage Clothing Show. They’re wearing original antique garments from the Darnell Collection.

Thank you to the organisers of the Show for supplying the free tickets.

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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!

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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 jewels. Exotic textiles from lands far beyond Australia’s shores draped across tables…This is what awaits you at The Way We Wear Fairs.

TWWWF always features an exhibition of costume, and this time to mark the centennial of the launch of the Titanic, costumes and accessories from 1910 to 1912 will be displayed. Fans of “Downton Abbey” will be sure to recognise the late Edwardian styles. It’s a personal favourite of mine (although I tend to love every era, they all have something good to share).

More information available at the website. You can see pics from the Titanic exhibition here.

1950s Haute Couture, not relevant to Titanic Exhibition but too good not to share.

And the contest? I have two double passes to win – if you’ll be in Melbourne on the date in question and would like to go, please leave me a comment on this post about who is your favourite Downton Abbey character and why – if you’re yet to have the pleasure, you could always get creative. Good luck! Entries close July 14th, and then I’ll post the winners.

Posted by Nicole in 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Circa event, fashion parade, Vintage Fairs 4 Comments

As you know, on Saturday Circa held a vintage fashion parade at the Melbourne Vintage Clothing Show.

The room was packed – I didn’t want to obstruct anyone’s view so these pics are taken down the side…hence the sometimes unflattering angles… This is part one of my Melb Vintage Clothing Show, a second post will follow and also an edited video where you can see the front of the frocks.

Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone who helped make the event happen –

The fabulous Master of Ceremonies: Andrew McClelland.
The wonderful models: Candice, Kylie, Prue, Alex, Fiona, Eszter, Becky, Anna, Lux and Loretta.
The great backstage crew: Anniene, Cass, Esther and Erika.
The video camera operator: my darling husband Tim.
The invaluable Circa shop ladies for helping me get all the outfits together: Victoria, Esther, Erika and Kate.
Janel, the show organiser for inviting us to be a part of the first Melbourne Vintage Clothing Show.

The soundtrack featured select swing dance classics by Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. And now….the pics….as always, click on an image to see in full, click again to see in full size. Fashions from the ’20s to the ’70s.

For more pics from the parade, see Carli’s blog Konad-licious!. Thanks Carli! Chealse V on Flickr also has some great shots – and much better lighting too.

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