Lecturer in the history and theory of dress, freelance designer/maker and avid traveller. Obsessively curious, I will always click that link or explore that overgrown path.
One time fashion designer with a collection of fabric, trimmings and sewing machines that fills an entire room, my loves include: fabric, books, writing, travel, maps, untamed landscapes, abandoned places, rococo palaces, peeling paint, grottos - anything beautiful or curious that stirs my imagination – not least exploring Paris. I am currently working on two books:
Jeanne Margaine-Lacroix: revolutionary designer who changed the line of fashion.
Behind the Bright Façade: a novel of Belle Époque Paris, under the pen name Édita Elphick.