Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ashburton Library goes Vintage

Last week at Ashburton Library Nicole Jenkins came and talked about the glory and beauty of vintage clothing. Nicole runs the Circa Vintage clothing store in Fitzroy and has a great love for Australian vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 1970s.  It was a fabulous night.  Nicole is a great speaker and was very interactive with the audience.  It was a very girlie event and it was nice to see several mums with their adolescent daughters (in lovely gowns). Nicole brought along several garments for a show and tell; she knows a lot about the history of Australian vintage clothes from the 1920s onwards and the talk was very informative as well fun. Nicole describes herself as a recovery goth who tries to wear colour but ends up still wearing a lot of black.  She wrote the Wikipedia entry for shoulder pads as she knows everything about them and she loans her dresses to Alannah Hill!  Read her book Love Vintage by reserving on the library catalogue today. Below are some photos of the treasured outfits that the audience wore  on the night!

Nicole judged this lovely blue number our winner for the night!

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