Fashion Insider Clare Press on our global Wardrobe Crisis

Our society is overloaded with stuff. In this context, the vintage wardrobe makes perfect sense: because it’s re-using a resource that is already in existence, and uses no virgin materials. Clare Press, who urges us ‘not underestimate the power of vintage, thrifted, second-hand and upcyled fashion’, is a fashion insider who has decided to use her […]

Lady Luck Festival 2017

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 […]

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 […]