Can you share some of your best vintage shopping tips?
Have an idea in mind of what you?re looking for and take a room by room list. Many vintage markets and fairs can be huge, and it can definitely feel overwhelming if you don?t know what you?re looking for. It doesn?t mean that you have to be rigid and stick to it, but it will give you a guide as to where to look. For instance, you might be looking for a vintage chandelier or a set of vintage monogrammed linens. With this in mind you?ll know where to visit first, but be prepared to be sidetracked along the way!
You have such a great collection of dresses. How do you keep them in such good condition?
I love to wear beautiful wide skirted linen dresses. I love small independent brands and often find them through instagram, Brands such as Son de Flor, Little Women Attelier and New York based Behid Dolic all have a wonderful hint of vintage style to them and are beautifully made. I wash all colours separately, turning them inside out before washing I use low or lukewarm temperatures and a mild detergent meant for delicate fibres. I don?t tumble dry, but hang them to dry on padded coat hangers to retain their shape.
Favorite and most challenging aspects of being a digital creator?
Favourite part is definitely building up a wonderful online community. Especially over this lockdown period, it?s been great to chat, laugh, share the things that inspire us and raise each other's spirits. The worst thing as I?ve grown in numbers is losing the ability to reach everyone who takes the time to touch base and comment. There was a time when i was able to respond to each and every comment, and although I still try my best, it?s increasingly impossible, although i do read, love and cherish each one.
What are your favorite Laundress products?
I love to wear good quality natural fabrics that will stand the test of time. Often these items will have a label that says ?Dry Clean Only?, so it?s wonderful to be able to use the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo and Delicate Wash but I also adore the Fabric Fresh Classic.
What?s something that?s bringing you joy right now?
Baking - as anyone who knows - a slice of cake will always bring me joy!