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A Steampunk Christmas

Now, it’s well known that I’ll Charleston at the drop of a hat. But aside from my passion for the 1920s, my interest in fashion and textiles spans a much wider period (from Ancient Egyptian beaddresses to m-notch collars on 1820s-30s tailcoats). The steampunk genre has a long-held fascination, from its sci-fi resonances with everything […]

Style is Eternal – Author talk and book review

On Tuesday night I went to Nicole Jenkin’s author talk at Berkelouw Books in Paddington (exactly my sort of venue – we were seated near the second-hand book section on screen, stage and literary bios, so I walked away with not only Nicole’s book but also bios of Colette, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford…either very shrewd […]

Nicole Jenkins – Style is Eternal

Nicole Jenkins is one of the leading lights in Australian vintage circles, with a reputation that extends far beyond the local scene to an international audience. One of the best types of vintage dealers – a lady who came to it through a passion for both textile art and social history, and who acquired many […]