Tara’s Vintage Closet Sale!

It’s official! My personal shop, Tara’s Vintage Closet, is online and stocked with quality pre-loved, ethically sourced women’s clothing and accessories. To celebrate the new online shop full of marvellous vintage and pre-loved vintage reproduction things (with more to come), I’m offering 10% off for Australian customers for one full week, until the end of […]

A Room Of One’s Own

My ‘Room Of One’s Own’, to reference Virginia Woolf, is finally ready. After seven years of gradual, almost entirely DIY home renovations – painting, fixing the roof, eaves, rotted cladding, setting up solar panels, rain water, fire protection, insulation, a new bathroom and more – spaced out according to time and budget constraints, I have […]

Corsets 101 – An Essential Guide

After hundreds of questions from women keen to find out more about corsets to benefit their own health and back issues or fashion and fancy dress needs, I thought I would put together this Corset 101. I must stress that proper fit is key, and that is what this blog hopes to address. I also hope to help people who are new to corsetry to avoid the many cheaply made and ill-fitting products online that are often called ‘corsets’ but are often not corsets at all.