Welcome to our weekly guide of what's on, where and when around New Zealand and beyond. Each Monday we will bring you a collection of the best events to attend, so you can plan your social calendar!
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ON THIS WEEK...
All that Jazz at The Dowse
45 Laings Rd
from 17th July - January 2016
Buttons are often overlooked on clothing ‒ they’re workers on a garment, holding up trousers, fastening shirts and stopping the cold coming into coats ‒ but in a new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum, buttons are the main attraction. All That Jazz: Deco highlights from the Ruth Meier Button Collection on show from 11 July 2015 ‒ 31 January 2016, is a celebration of a heyday in button production, the Art Deco era.
Selected from the private collection of Lower Hutt resident Ruth Meier, each button is a tiny work of art that reflects the time in which it was made. This exhibition gives only a sample of the over 3,000 buttons in Ruth’s personal collection, accumulated through 40 years of buying and trading in the international button market.
The buttons from Ruth’s collection reflect the jutting lines and sharp shapes of Art Deco that echoed through art, fashion, design and architecture. Starting with Art Nouveau in the 1890s through to Art Deco in the 1920s to 1940s, the buttons show developing technology and fashions. As lifestyles changed so did the clothing that was worn. The invention of plastics such as bakelite and celluloid made possible lustrous new colours and extravagant shapes.
“The Spirit of ’45 – Celebrating 70 years since the end of World War II”
Old St Paul's
34 Mulgrave St
25th and 26th July
Swing dance to Glenn Miller tunes with the Air Force Band, sit behind the wheel of Early American Cars, re-enact the Times Square Kiss, bring the kids for a trial of 1940s toys and games, watch original footage of Wellington’s post-war celebrations, and meet some real US Marines during this action packed weekend when Old St Paul’s collaborates with the US Embassy to commemorate the end of WWII.
The weekend will be full of opportunities to get dressed up and celebrate:
- Peanut Rolling and war time games - 25th and 26th at 10.30 am
- Early American Car Club - 1930's/40s cars parked up on Sunday 26th at 11.15 am
- Times Square "Kiss In" - Re-enact the famous Times Square Kiss - Sailor Hats available for the guys - come dressed up, what a great photo opportunity!
Waikato Mid-winter Retro Fair
Saturday 25th July
Chartwell Coop Church
124 Comries Road
9am - 3pm
The lucky Waikato always has something going on!
This week don't miss the Mid Winter Retro Fair, organised by Teacup and Saucer.
This market is reknown for its bargains and of course its a great chance to meet up with all your vintage friends!
NZ #HATMOB hosted by Chica Chica Boom Chic
Saturday 25th July
Clevedon Costumes and Vintage Apparel
20 Papakura - Clevedon Rd
The first NZ #HATMOB is a daytime event, and it’s about dressing in your best hat or headpiece and feeling special!
There will be prizes, a red carpet, speed millinery, a chance to get your old hat spruced up and 20% off from Clevedon Costumes on the day!
Guest speaker: Monika Neuhauser Millinery
Sponsor: Hills Hats Limited
For more information visit the #HATMOB event page!
Kabella Baby Opening
24b Sarabande Avenue
Sunday 2 August 11-4
New vintage inspired clothing Store - Kabella Baby is having an opening day on 2 August.
They will be stocking Rockabilly & Vintage Inspired Clothing, Shoes & Accessories sizes 8-22.
Kulture Shock Grand Opening
5 Western Road
9am - 3pm
Rotorua is finally getting its very own slice of vintage heaven, with the opening of Kulture Shock - a "retro lifestyle shop".
Kulture Shock will have a vintage hair salon and a shop selling all things vintage and vintage inspired.
Don't miss their grand opening, with dancing, cars, pin ups and a vintage fashion show.
Glory Days magazine will be there covering the event, with our very own Miss Moonshine winner - Miss Monique Sweet taking photos and reporting on all the fun.