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PANEL DISCUSSION: FASHION OF THE ROARING TWENTIES

New South Wales Forensic Photography Archive, Sydney Living Museums  PANEL DISCUSSION: FASHION OF THE ROARING TWENTIES Here’s an event for 1920s fashion enthusiasts – many of you will be familiar collection of mugshots that inspired this panel discussion event – we’ve often used them for research in in street wear of the 1920s (and contemporary […]

The Sydney Fair 17-20 May 2018

This one goes out to all my Sydney friends (and those who can make it to Sydney) who want to know where to source vintage clothes in Australia. The Sydney Fair is one of my favourite events – not only a gorgeous range of vintage fashion, including 1920s originals from some of our best dealers […]

1920s Vintage at the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

My passion for 1920s vintage style is not exactly a secret among my museum colleagues, but it was still a very delightful surprise when our Events Coordinator proposed we catch up over coffee and discuss an idea proposed for our Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. Given the number of beautiful 1920s era vessels that were […]

The Sydney Fair 2017

Writing about The Sydney Fair always presents a dilemma – with so many pieces showcased from Art Deco sculpture to 1920s beaded dresses, it’s hard to do justice to every facet of what’s on display. I could write reams on the vintage fashion alone, or on just how many wonderful celluloid dance purses I saw […]

Update on Neal Barr’s “Threads of Time” and the Accompanying Documentary

Last year I wrote about Threads of Time, Neal Barr’s upcoming two volume set of photographs that will bring to life the fashion of the 1920s, and the accompanying documentary. Exquisitely styled with a keen eye for the design ethos of the period, beautifully photographed on mannequins that evoke the period in every respect from […]

Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association Fair 2016

One of my favourite local events for the hunt of vintage and antique clothing events is soon coming up – the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association Fair. “Antiques and Art” might conjure up a vision limited to furniture, jewellery, and exquisite works by old masters (not to mention a price range out of reach […]

ROCK AROUND RANDWICK RETRO AND VINTAGE FAIR 2016

This was the Sixth Rock Around Randwick vintage fair, but its been a few years since I’ve attended and I was curious to see how it was running. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that the Sydney vintage scene has undergone a slump recently – it didn’t quite tank altogether, but vintage bricks and mortar shops and […]