ARRC Fashion Parade

At the recent Australian Romance Readers Convention in Canberra, a few of us who are interested in Regency costume – plus some friends we dragged in! – put on a short fashion parade. Jennifer KLoester, who has written a fantastic biography of Georgette Heyer, MC’d the parade, giving each of us a connection to a Heyer character with the most wonderfully witty character sketches, and describing out outfits briefly.

Things were a little rushed before the parade, especially as it started 15 minutes early after the keynote alcoholism speaker’s voice gave out. So we didn’t quite get our hairdos finished.

Regency fashion parade


L to R, Jennifer Kloester, Melissa Craig (in one of Beverley’s dresses), Beverley Eikli, Alison Stuart (in one of my dresses.)

Regency fashion paradeL to R: Beverley Eikli, Alison Stuart,  me, my niece Lauren (in the first Regency dress she has made herself), Jennifer Kloester, Melissa Craig, and Aylwen Gardiner-Garden, the founder and co-ordinator of the Jane Austen Festival Australia.

More on my muslin dress and blue satin spencer later – when I’ve properly finished both of them!


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