It all started when I was a teenager in the mid 70s. When people where walking around in stripy tank tops, bell bottoms and enormous platforms I saw a woman who had stepped out of 1960. Wow, what is that lady wearing, I thought. I love it….A twin set, pencil skirt, pointy stiletto’s, kelly bag and all the accessories that a woman would wear in 1960. She looked amazing. She didn’t care that she dressed from another time and looked different to other people, she loved what she loved and it left an impression on me …. So my passion for fashion of the late 50s early 60s started as far back as then. Over the years I have always had some involvement with period costume and I have an extensive collection of original shoes, bags and designer dresses from the 50s. None of the dresses are very comfortable and I can hardly fit into them as they were made from the fabrics used in their time but I merely wanted to just own them.
My husband and I own two classic cars, a 1957 Ford T-Bird and a 1965 Mercedes Coupe which we love to go out in. We take them to many different events and they always pull admiring glances. One event which we love to take them to is the Goodwood Revival where everyone dresses up and I can live in the era that I just missed out on for three days.