It’s been a little while since our last general update, and we’ve got loads of news! Lots of new products in store, and events and announcements and goings-on. So without further ado:
Victorian Era Dance & Costume Festival, Canberra – October 2-5th, 2009
Wildilocks is proud to be presenting a workshop on Victorian Hairstyling as part of the Victorian Era Festival for 2009, held by the Earthly Delights Historical Dance Academy. The festival focuses on Victorian era partner dances & costuming, and has many workshops on a wide variety of Victorian pursuits such as bonnet making, etiquette, needlework, a Graveyard Tour, and there’s even a talk on Steampunk! You can see the full program for the weekend here [pdf], and there’s still time to register and attend this wonderful event!
OK, we’ve been getting emails, calls and people in store @ Wildilocks asking us: is there going to be a Euchronia this year?
After significant deliberation and consideration for 2009, we’ve decided that, in keeping with our aim to maintain Euchronia as a unique and truly world class event, it would ideally be held every other year, rather than annually. So, let the anticipation really begin to build early, and please mark your calendar for December 31, 2010!
In the meantime, the Antipodean League of Temporal Voyagers will be looking into more local events, and directing your support to steampunk goodness around the hemisphere.
We have quite a few new lines and items in stock since our last bulletin. Dolly Q has several new styles available, we have gorgeous new miniature top hats from Phaze along with regular new clothing items, cute anime robot buttons & badges from Irreverie, Wee Willy Winkie nightcaps from Dusk Moth, new Hoodies, tops and dresses from Nubia, and our very own Locks Gear teaser range of pants & tops (more coming soon!) and one of our absolutely new and favourite items are the delightful IzWoz Steambug Hoodies & Tshirts – a more casual look for those of a steampunk persuasion, the steambugs are soooo cute!
In hair care & body care, we have ever more dread care with as always Knotty Boy, but adding new items from DreadheadHQ and new Melbourne manufacturer JaTaa – as well as lovely lovely Pout Balms from Nilla Nilla that have the most delicious flavours.
And last but not least – we have Disco Brites UV nail polish. Now this is not just UV nailpolish in a clear shade, or white – but every colour you could imagine – including black! Yes, this is the first UV black nail polish we’ve ever come across, and it’s brilliant!
We have many more items constantly becoming available so do pop in store to check out what’s new.
In general store news, we will be having a pricing restructure beginning Nov 1st, 2009. Many prices will stay the same and some may even go down though some will inevitably rise as our costs have risen over the past year, and we do have allow for changing circumstances and the developing bevy of talent we have under our roof(s)! Just a little forewarning so folks are not taken too much by surprise.
Two new staff members since last bulletin! We have had the very talented Madison join us in Melbourne midway through her training and she is a very bright star. And our youngest staff member Evie has become our newest apprentice in Perth. Both have been with us now for a few months and have been settling in excellently.
That’s about all for now – we hope to see you soon!