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Very Vintage Vendor: JetSet Dollie

We’re excited to welcome to VVDO for the very first time, JetSet Dollie!

I was born to travel ! From a very early age my parents took me on the ‘high seas’ (well the ferry between Belfast and Liverpool) that was my very first taste of travel and adventure -sea sickness thrown in for good measure… As a young ‘colleen’ my parents took a huge leap of faith and packed the family up from Northern Ireland and headed to the other side of the world- New Zealand for new opportunities.

Wanderlust ensued !

Ironically, I chose a career in travel – 30 years and still counting – loving every single day! I created Jetset Dollie out of a passion for travel and connecting women. I have always been the friend organising the girlie events – be it wine tastings, dinners out, shopping days, weekend escapes or overseas adventures. The nickname the Go To ‘Dollie’ stuck.

Over the years many single clients have come to me, seeing if I could ‘buddy’ them with other fabulous females.Ticking destinations off their bucket list that they may have not done alone- exciting huh ? Jetset Dollie and my alter ego ‘Scarlett’ was born..explain that to you later !

Dollie’ you ask ? Admit it ladies – we all have a little bit of ‘Dollie’ in us. Not in a 10 out of 10 ‘Barbie Doll’ kind of way.

What does a Dollie look like you ask ?

Well she is..

  • Adventurous
  • Carefree
  • Courageous
  • Sassy
  • Fun
  • She loves the finer things in life
  • Wants that back to nature experience
  • Connect with her spiritual side
  • She wants to pamper, spa and retreat
  • Shop till she drops
  • Explore places off the beaten track
  • Dance in to the wee hours with her gal pals
  • Give back to others
  • She wants to find herself..
  • She is up for new experiences and ready to take on the world – one country at a time !
  • She is not perfect and doesn’t want to be.
  • Does she embrace her imperfections – Hell Yes !

Age ? Who cares ! Our Dollies are 20, 35, 50 or 70 and everything in between. Her age does not define her, she is young and young at heart, she has travel in her bones and passion in her soul, she just wants to get out there… and do it!

We at Jetset Dollie are all about empowering women from all walks of life, whatever her story to follow her dreams. Come with us on this exciting journey!

Luv Scarlett x

Very Vintage Event Partner – Gay Express

To celebrate our inclusive community, we’re excited to be working with Express Magazine this year!

express has been New Zealand’s leading LGBT+ media since 1992.
Our publications include a popular website, a full-gloss, national, monthly magazine (available in both printed and online form) and strong social media presence.

express has expanded from a small A4-sized, four-page photocopied pamphlet to a minimum 40-page full gloss colour magazine now published monthly. The first accompanying website appeared 10 years ago.

express is published by TMO Publications Ltd, an independent New Zealand owned company. 

The express team is also supported by a wide range of contributors are also involved each month to broaden the scope and depth of both the magazine and website.

Both our editor Oliver Hall and business manager Matt Fistonich look after our business and advertising clients, while also working together to produce content. 

Oliver Hall and Matt Fistonich are also responsible for the production of the monthly magazine and liaison with the designer, contributors, editorial team and advertising.

express remains New Zealand’s only LGBT+ magazine and identifies with gay males aged 16 to 44 years as its primary target audience. Secondary audiences include older males plus bisexual, lesbian and transgender persons.

express is constantly innovating. Recent upgrades to its publication have seen print runs as high as 15,000 in a month and a 64 page full gloss, full colour magazine. A new website launched late 2015 incorporates many new features unique in New Zealand.

express Magazine has a wide distribution throughout NZ but like the target audience, most of the 8,500 – 15,000 copies printed per month are distributed in Auckland. It is also now available online for access worldwide.

Seventy specifically-designed and built stands are used to stock many of the printed magazines. The magazine is bulk distributed to a total of 78 separate delivery confirmed sites in Auckland and throughout NZ, with a further 870 copies posted to smaller distribution sites, MPs, senior government officials, clients, potential clients and subscribers.

With the website upgrades, monthly audience numbers are expanding and now exceed 15,000 on a regular basis. express is also dominant on social media.

Very Vintage Vendors: 2 Sparrows Tattoo

2 Sparrows Tattoo is a family owned tattoo shop directed by Ana and Aaron Van Den Berg and have more than 15 year of tattooing experience betweeen them.

Ana is originally from Brazil and specialises in color realism, traditional and cosmetic tattooing. her warm and caring nature mixed with her attention to the smallest of details makes her the perfect artist for both male and female clients.

Aaron was originally born in South Africa and is a self taught artist who specialises in freehand custom lettering and black and grey realism. Aaron enjoys connecting with all of his clients on a personal level to provide a more memorable experince for those who are getting their first tattoo and those who are avid collector of the art.

Aaron and Ana both enjoy providing a quility service as well as a quality tattoo. We love to exceed the expectations of our clients throughout the entire process of the tattoo.

Check out our flash with prices here;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope to see you all at the Very Vintage Day Out.

For all bookings and enquiries please feel free to contact us on the following forums.

PHONE: 09 558 5869

EMAIL: 2sparrowstattoo@gmail.com

WEBSITE: www.2sparrowstattoo.com

FACEBOOK: 2 sparrows tattoo

Move Modern Jive at VVDO

Move Modern Jive Auckland – where modern jive is for everyone….

With a combined 30 years of dancing, competing and instructing between them, you’re in friendly, experienced hands with Hannah Honey and Colin Flood, the owners of Move Dance Company.  When they opened Move in June 2016, their vision was for more than sharing their passion of dance with others – it was for everyone on the dance floor to enjoy a great night out and make new friends. 

So what is modern jive dancing? It’s a partner dance, with moves and steps from a fusion of Latin American dance styles and rock ‘n roll, which can be done to almost any type of music – making it really versatile in a wide variety of settings.

The crew at Move are all dancers themselves who know what it feels like to be ‘the newbie’, and many of them clearly recall their first lesson. So they understand that whether you come along with a partner, a group of friends or alone, whether you’ve danced before or not – it’s taking that first step and giving yourself time to really see how you go, that makes all the difference. What’s most important is that you’re able to relax and have fun.

The lessons are all taken by a female and male Teacher who break each step down and talk the men or ‘leads’, and then the women or ‘follows’, through their separate footwork and hand-holds so it’s easy to follow, literally step-by-step. And there’s lots of time to practise the move before going on to the next one.

Move Modern Jive is offered at 3 convenient locations across Auckland, where you can join the Beginners class first, and once you’re ready to move up, the Intermediate class – with some freestyle dancing in between. Your first class is free, but why stop when you’re having fun?? That’s where you can chat to them about concession card options to work out the most economical way to keep you on the dance floor.

You’ll be welcomed by Colin and Hannah and their crew at the New Lynn RSA on Monday nights, beginning at 7pm. Then on Tuesdays, they’re joined by a fun-loving bunch at Te Tuhi Arts Centre in Pakuranga, with Beginners getting underway at 7.30pm. And on Thursdays, you’ll find them and a social crowd at the Takapuna War Memorial Hall on the North Shore, for Beginners at 7pm.

Move to hold a club night approximately every six weeks where everyone is welcome. The night starts off with a workshop at 7pm, followed by a BYO barbeque (food is cooked while you enjoy the workshop) and after we’ve shared a delicious meal, the dancing gets underway til midnight. No matter where you are on your dancing journey, you don’t want to miss these entertaining, social Saturday nights.

Still, have questions or just need a little more information? You can email Hannah on ghannahhoney@gmail.com or if you’d rather chat to someone, call Hannah on 021 576 210.

We look forward to meeting you!

https://www.facebook.com/movedancenz/

http://www.movedance.co.nz/

Lily Loca – Very Vintage MC!

Find out more about one of our MC Lilly Loca!

Lilly Loca is somewhere between a film noir Femme Fatale and the Pink Panther: lithe, glamorous and totally mischievous. She is both headliner and headmistress, chameleon and comedian, seducer and showgirl…Whatever the performance, you’re in safe, spectacular, and ever so sparkly hands. 
 
Lilly Loca is one of New Zealand’s most well known and decorated burlesque performers and MCs. As the reigning national title holder of Supreme Grand Tease 2017, as well as the many other accolades she’s acquired under her sparkly garter belt, she has also travelled and performed overseas everywhere from Hollywood to Hamilton. She has performed her mixture of classical and gender-bending performances at over 160 burlesque shows alone (not counting theatre or other performance events) many of which have been well documented by the NZ media. She is a regular with TV Three and the New Zealand Herald crowned her “Queen of Burlesque.” 
 
Alongside her performing career, Lilly is one the of country’s largest burlesque show producers, owning Va Va Voom Productions, who specialise is burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville shows and events. She also runs Bambina Burlesque Academy, a school for aspiring bumpers and grinders.
 
Lilly also likes to combine elegance with eloquence, featuring in The Dominion Post, New Zealand Geographic, The Herald on Sunday, The Rock FM and Express magazine. She has worked closely with leading brands such as Sky City, The Dust Palace, Carousel Cabaret, Samsung and New Zealand Fashion Week. She has performed and collaborated with internationally renowned acts such as Perle Noire, Queen of the Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016 Miss Poison Ivory, Venus Starr and Mika Haka. In addition to her performing, she has also modelled internationally for publications such as Sinical Magazine, whose alumni include the likes of Dita Von Teese. 
 
She is also a festival regular, and Supreme Grand Tease 2017 as well as the Grand Tease Hamilton 2017 winner. She holds the awards for ‘Best Neo’ ‘Most Comedic,’ ‘Most Innovative’, ‘Most Creative’ and ‘Best Costume.’ At the NZ Golden Garter Burlesque awards, she was a finalist for ‘Best Costume’, ‘Favorite Mentor’, ‘Favorite Producer’, and ‘Contribution to the Burlesque scene.’ She has appeared at some of the world’s largest festivals including the Australian Burlesque Festival and the Hollywood Burlesque Festival. She also placed 3rd in NZ’s inaugural national Drag King competition, King of all Kings 2017.
 
Lilly Loca is exactly as her name suggests, beautiful, exotic and with a dash of delicious craziness.