I was born and bred in South London, and as you can see I was stealing my mum’s Vogues and Ideal Home from an extremely young age! At school my friend, Victoria, and I would run home and pour over the scene in “Calamity Jane” where Katie Brown tranforms Calamity’s shed with “A Woman’s Touch” – and low and behold a vintage lover was born!
With a huge interest in fashion, art and dance, I somehow ended up on a more academic path studying Renaissance History at Warwick University. Not something I regret (particularly studying italian in Venice) but definitely a lesson I shall be passing down to my children about following your passions and not what makes a good CV!
From there I have worked in so many areas – none of which have any connection between them whatsoever – from being a beautician, to a marketing manager .. hell even working in obstetrics and gynaecology and now a pole dancing teacher at PUSH Studios. Yes one of life’s wanderers!
My one companion and comfort throughout these journeys is my love of fashion, homes – particularly ones with a vintage inspiration – and how, together they can create a mood and a story – a glimpse into a sparkling, beautiful world and a perfect escape from the normalities of life.
It suddenly occurred to me that my interest and extensive scrapbook collection of images is almost a definition of my personality that my working life has never even come close to and while I browse back I realise that the same images still inspire and enthrall me as much as they did back then. So my good friend Emma said to me why not share them with the world? Why not indeed!
My aspiration for this blog is not just to record fashion and interiors but to create a mood or a storyboard which will inspire and unlease your own thoughts, ideas and memories.