Tokyo’s Mid-Century Marvel

Walking into the iconic Hotel Okura is like entering a deliciously preserved 1960s time capsule. The Tokyo landmark is a unique mid-century marvel, designed by luminaries Hideo Kosaka and Yoshiro Taniguchi to combine sleek modernist ideals with traditional Japanese influences. Cranes, origami and hishi diamonds are to be found in artwork and motifs all over the […]

Gertie on Sewing, Body Positivity & her Aus Tour

‘I loved the idea of learning how to fit myself and not having to rely on luck for finding the perfect vintage dress. It was a very body-positive thing for me.’ The fabulous Gretchen Hirsch, better known as Gertie, is in Australia! She grabbed my attention early on with her vintage-style, her knowledge of patterns and […]

Sewing 101

The first 10 videos of our new Youtube channel Sewing Vintage with Tara Moss are live! Creating these little Sewing 101 vlogs and tutorials has been a labour of love over the past few months – they are shot by my husband Berndt Sellheim and feature family, sewing bee friends and words of wisdom from those who know […]

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 […]

Cherry Dollface on Vintage, Optimism and her Upcoming Aus Visit

Born in California and raised in Portland, the delightful Cherry Dollface began modelling in 2005 and started her popular Youtube Channel in 2011, where she uploads new videos twice a week and makes content ranging from vintage hair, makeup and styling tutorials to day-in-the-life videos. Cherry’s channel was one of the first I found when I was […]

I Made A Corset! Let Me Show You How:

It took 3 days, and about 30 hours in the Beginner’s Corset Making Course with Lowana O’Shea of Vanyanis, but thanks to Lowana’s guidance and the help of my awesome sewing bee friends, this newbie sewist made her second ever underbust corset. I think it’s a big improvement on my first try. What do you […]