Friday, October 28, 2011

the history of vintage clothing

Last night I attended a most fascinating event held at the St Kilda Library on the
history of vintage clothes. Speaking, was the delightful Nicole Jenkins, owner
of Circa Vintage Clothing and author of award-winning book Love Vintage.

Nicole is a bit of legend around the vintage traps, but I had no idea just how
knowledgeable and dedicated one has to be to run a business like hers.
It's not a matter of buying a nice, old frock, giving it a hand-wash and chucking
 it on the rack.  Hours (and hours and hours) of cleaning, repairing,
re-stitching beads, unpicking and resewing, often go into each garment.

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