I am in my 60’s, have two grown up children and I live in Yorkshire.
I am retired but definitely not slowing down or taking it easy!
My career in fashion began as a child making clothes for my dolls, sadly that was also the end of it. No stellar career as a fashion/costume designer was to follow.
Fashion has always been a part of my life though, with my first Saturday job as a teenager being in the newly opened Top Shop in Leeds city centre, that was around 1975.
I still love fashion, but not the way the current system is having such a devastating effect on both people and planet. So, I began to look into alternatives, where we can all still enjoy the world of fashion but without the harmful effects.
People and the planet should come first. There can, and should be commerce for the social good.
I am a firm believer in the act of ‘Gentle Protest’. By starting From Vintage to Vogue I am bringing all that I believe in together under one enterprise.
Plus, I finally get to be a fashion designer!