It doesn’t have to be beautiful – to be beautiful . . .
All photos © Susie Ralph
Ex-lecturer in the history and theory of dress, freelance designer/maker and writer. Obsessively curious, I will always click that link or explore that overgrown path.
One time fashion designer with a collection of fabric, trimmings, sewing machines and books that fills 2 workrooms, apart from the above my loves include: travel, maps, untamed landscapes, abandoned places, rococo palaces, peeling paint, grottoes - 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.
The Bright Façade of Paris: a novel set against the background of the French couture industry, during the Belle Epoque.