With its life-altering potential, vibrant colours, bold patterns and intoxicating beauty it has always been an integral part of my life.
"Fashion is one of the greatest polluters of our planet and it is incumbent on us all to help find solutions."
My sense of style came early in my childhood from watching the icons of Hollywood’s golden era (1930s – 1960s) – such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. Throughout the years, I’ve also come to believe style has magical healing powers to uplift and change lives.
In this strange era where clothes are cheaper than chips and perceived as disposable, it’s a real shame so many amazing, reusable items end up in landfill. Globally, a little under one hundred billion garments end up in landfill each year. In Australia alone, that figure is over 200,000,000 kilograms a year.
The power of sustainability and styling came to me during a eureka moment I had when I was 15 years old. I started mixing vintage and contemporary clothes to create my own style, look and vibe. Little did I know at the time that it would become my future career
That moment and realisation started my personal styling career – where I creatively mix vintage and contemporary clothes.
As much as I adored the unique experience of op shopping, I couldn’t help but notice too much of the unwanted clothing from western countries was being shipped off to African countries for aid and for profit.
This was contributing to visible mountains of trash as these second-hand clothes had not only become an environmental hazard, but they were destroying the local fashion industries.
My passion for sustainable and ethical fashion came into effect. Fashion is one of the greatest polluters of our planet and it is incumbent on us all to help find solutions.