I began learning to sew last year, and roughly 10 months on, I finally had the courage to make my first Gertie dress. The marvellous Gretchen Hirsch grabbed my attention early on with her fresh approach to blogging and sewing, her bio: ‘Let’s talk sewing, feminism and kitties’, and her love of vintage style – and great tattoos. I was […]
The Blue Mountains knows how to celebrate history, vintage style and alternative culture. On Saturday the streets of Katoomba were alive with visitors, vintage lovers and the strong Blue Mountains community, and Katoomba Street was lined with gleaming classic cars once more for the annual Lady Luck festival. Live music and performances brought cheers to […]
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 […]
If The King really is alive, he was in Parkes on the weekend. When you squinted, you could see him there, just out of focus, just beyond the edge of frame. And even if Elvis Presley himself wasn’t there at least his spirit was alive and well in fans and tribute artists, large and small. […]
For the first blog of 2017 I thought I would visit one of my passions, and resolutions – to be kinder to the environment. I’m no eco angel, but I have been drawn to vintage for aesthetic and historical as well as ethical reasons.
‘Who says I can’t be who I am and pave my own way? Diversity is extremely important and brands need to listen and learn about it.’ Paris born, LA-based pin-up Jenny Rieu is making waves as a cover girl and model, from Black Pinups Magazine to Pinup Girl Clothing’s ‘Couture for Every Body’ campaign, but […]