This week at Circa

There’s a lot happening at the moment….if you happen to pop in this week you might see a costume fitting for the film I’m costuming “Only the Young Die Good”. Here are some pics from previous fittings – I love costuming and it turns out, it’s much easier when you have a vintage clothing shop to play with. Click on each image to see in full.

How beautifully do they go with Circa’s new webdesign? Sue from Red Pepper Graphics has redone both the blog and webshop design – if you’re reading this by email subscription, I recommend that you click here to see what I’m talking about. Thanks Sue – I love it!

This Thursday I’m giving a talk on vintage clothing at St Kilda library – it’s booked out but if you’d like to go, there are still places available in next month’s talk at Ashburton Library. That will be my last library talk for the year, although there are still spots available at my talk at Circa on how to accessorise an outfit vintage style. I’m also available for talks if you’d like to book me, I can talk about many aspects of fashion, fabrics and history.

On Thursday, Leonard Joel’s are auctioning a vintage clothing collection from Sandy Bizy’s Sydney shopyou can see the catalogue here. I was fortunate enough to go inspect it all recently and can confirm that there are some lovely fashions, in particular, I love this green two piece 1960s ensemble: fitted dress with sheer cape. Yum!

Speaking of Leonard Joel’s, assisting me as I went through Sandy’s collection was Claudia, my latest work experience student. Circa is now available for work experience for high school or tertiary students, by arrangement – if you’re interested, please let me know and we can talk dates. You’ll basically be my assistant for the week and help me in all my duties, including retail, admin, webshop and displays as well as anything else that happens: Claudia also came on a field trip as we visited a clock repairer, who was restoring Circa’s 1910 mantle clock.

This year Circa is again supporting Miss PinUp Australia – last weekend I went to Hobart for the Tasmanian final and popped in to the amazing Museum of Old and New Art: blog posts on both will be coming soon, as will a contest to win tickets to the Way We Wear Fair in Williamstown next month. There’s never enough hours in the day!

Also coming up, Rock ‘n’ Roll Shindig, at the Whitehorse Club on November 26th, featuring Phil Haley and his Comments – I saw them play last year at Wintersun and they put on a great show. Joining them are Out for the Count, a ten piece swing band so there’s something for everyone who likes to dance. Tickets are selling out quickly – book here.

Last, but not least – this Sunday Walk-in Wardrobe are hosting a fashion fundraiser to raise funds for the Clown Doctors: a mini market of vintage clothes, accessories and footwear. Sunday October 30th 11-2pm at Boda Haircutters, 103 Greville Street Prahran. More information available at Facebook.

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