It explores the intersection between the formal and informal in the world of haute couture. It is where things seemingly don’t belong together, in reality, are made for each other. It’s the untypical space where danger in personal style flourishes.
Here it is.
Here they are.
I was excited about this project. Shelley Spence (owner) has been my hairdresser for 12 years and we have always had serious style cohesion. We have been talking all things fashion and style since the beginning. So working with her and her staff, all super talented and all-round lovely women, was always going to be great fun.
However, there is much less of a preloved and vintage scene here than in Australia or the USA. It is more about shiny new Birkin’s than the vintage Chanel clip-on earrings. In short, there aren’t many stores. You have to work hard to find the shops themselves, let alone the treasures. That being said, I am rarely defeated and did manage to walk away with some great finds.
When I first started buying preloved and vintage luxury clothes I kept it pretty quiet. Sustainable style had not yet become a la moda. In Australia at that time, the view was only people who couldn’t afford to buy new bought secondhand garments.