Nicole loves historical fashion, and always has.
The collection started when she was a child, finding glamorous wearable treasures in op shops, taking them apart to see how they were made and tailoring them to fit.
Training in costume design and construction followed, and then she plied her trade in theatre, film and fashion before an unexpected decade in technology.
Missing the touch of fabric, Nicole left software development to pursue a dream: Circa Vintage Clothing (2004-2019) offered two hundreds years of Australian fashion, dressing interesting and creative people, supplying performance costume and museum artefacts.
Somewhere along the way she found time to write two books, newspaper and magazine articles and lots of blog posts about fashion exhibitions.
Focusing at last on education, Nicole has returned to study and is currently completing her Master’s degree in cultural heritage and museum studies.
Nicole – and her collection – are available for events and projects – please get in touch.