More reasons to visit beautiful historic National Trust properties! Labassa in Caulfield are holding a Vintage Fashion Day to raise funds and I’m there for appraisals so bring your vintage and antique treasures and I shall tell you what I can about them and advise on how best to look after them. There is a $5 cost per item but all proceeds support the National Trust: a very worthy cause.
From the site:
Visit the mansion that provided the extravagant setting for the Channel 9 series Underbelly: Squizzy and view some exquisite vintage fashion from the National Trustâ€™s Costume Collection.
Vintage expert and award-winning author of â€œLove Vintageâ€, Nicole Jenkins, will be available for an informal appraisal of your own vintage garments and accessories. Learn the origins and secrets of your own pieces as well as their care and storage.
Master Milliner Paris Kyne, winner of the 2011 BMW Caulfield Cup Classic Style Award and Principal of the William Beale School of Millinery will be displaying his own vintage-inspired headwear and advising on millinery selections.
UPDATE: Due to Paris’s sad passing, Lady Divine Hats will be displaying vintage hats that are available for sale. A portion of proceeds will go to support the National Trust.
Complete your Vintage experience with a visit to Labassaâ€™s tearooms for a classic lunch, morning or afternoon tea.
Rumour has it that the National Trust Costume Collection will have a display of fashions too.
What: Vintage fashion at Labassa
When: Sunday 18 August 2013, 10.30 am – 4:30 pm (Appraisals between 11am â€“ 11.45am and 1pm-1.45pm)
Where: Labassa, 2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North
Cost: National Trust Members free, adults $10, concession $8, children $4 (Appraisals $5 per item)
More information: see the National Trust website.