Wed, 08 Apr|
Better Read Than Dead
CANCELLED Sarah Jane Adams - Life in a Box
Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast. Sarah Jane Adams is a true original, as is her memoir 'Life in a Box'. She discusses her book and remarkable life journey with Kelly Doust.
Time & Location
08 Apr 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast. Sarah Jane Adams is a true original, as is her memoir Life in a Box.
She discusses her book and remarkable life journey with Kelly Doust, author of The Power Age.
Drinks and nibbles provided. Tickets are just $4 - or free when you pre-order a copy of Life in a Box.
Be quick - tickets are expected to sell fast!
About the Book
Auction catalogues can reveal a lot about a person their lives, loves and style. In Life in a Box, Sarah Jane Adams, an antique jewellery dealer who became an international model and Instagram sensation overnight in her sixties, tells her story through a lifetime's collection of rare pieces, valuable jewellery and worthless objects, as well as personal photographs and effects from her 'estate’.
These treasures form a roadmap to Sarah Jane’s life, from her English childhood to her first life-changing journey to India in 1980 aged 25, and onward to Nepal, Morocco, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Japan, the USA, South America and Australia; the bond she shared with her grandmother, whose own ‘Life in a Box’ and stories were a constant source of fascination and connection; the sadness of never knowing her twin sister; her time on the 1970s London music scene; the birth of her daughters, and life as a single parent running an international business.
“I never thought of myself as inspirational; rather, the renegade. It seems, however, that there is a new generation of folks out there who are learning to accept themselves for who and what they are. This exhilarates me and drives me on with my mission.”
Told with wit, pathos and charm, Life In A Box illustrates how style is always deeply personal to the wearer, laden with rich meaning and adventure and above all, redolent of our stories.
About the Author
Born in post-war England, Sarah Jane Adams is an antique jewellery dealer, designer and model who started the hashtag #mywrinklesaremystripes on Instagram. Since she ‘went viral’ on Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Style blog, Sarah Jane has gained well over one hundred thousand Instagram followers, graced the catwalk in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sydney, been included in a major seasonal campaign for H&M in London, and travelled the world, hosted by various brands. She is represented by talent agency IMG and lives in Sydney.
About Kelly Doust
Kelly Doust is the author of the fashion memoir A Life in Frocks, vintage fashion bible Minxy Vintage: how to customise & wear vintage clothing, The Crafty Minx series of craft books and two novels, Precious Things and Dressing the Dearloves. Her articles and writing have appeared in Vogue, Australian Women's Weekly and Sunday Life.
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Event Ticket + Book
Your ticket to the launch, plus a pre-ordered copy of Life in a Box - a saving of $4.