Friday, October 1


The ever-lovely Vix, whose blog everyone should read, has tagged me to reveal some juicy details...

So here goes!

1. What is your favourite fashion accessory? With all the stuff I have, do you seriously expect me to pick just one? I'd probably go for hats at the moment. They're my favourite thing to sell, repair, play with, whatever, and I love doing displays with them.

2. Who's your fashion role model? I can't say that I have one. I've always loved clothes but have never been that much of a fashion follower. Having worked in fashion retail for quite some time, I learnt early on to dress to suit my body shape and to follow my instincts, plus I've always mixed vintage with modern.

3. What do you always carry with you?  Umm, as little as possible! Keys and cash. These days I almost always go for the hands-free option and wear something with pockets. Whether I'm at a market, garage sale, a fair, an auction or just out with VB, I'm always bending down to do something or look at something, and a handbag is a hassle. On the rare occasion that I'm going out, I like to take a pretty and unusual handbag.

4. How would you describe your style? Chameleonic. I don't have just one style, I have many, and I'll choose one according to my mood or the occasion. I don't dress up often, but when I do, I really get noticed.

5. Whats your favourite, jeans, sunglasses or heels? I've always hated jeans and have never worn them. Sunnies or heels, hmmm...can I have both? Sunnies are a year-round essential with the strong sun here, and I can't possibly do without enormous shoes. Ridiculous. Unthinkable.

6. What inspired you to blog about fashion? Realising how into vintage people are. Wanting to inspire my local customers.

7. What is your favourite fashion store? He he, this is funny, as if I'd have one. Seriously, I'd have to say the vintage clothing fairs, they are definitely the best place to shop for vintage. There is always a huge if not overwhelming range and prices are much cheaper than in retail shops.

8. What is your favourite fabric in clothing? Personally I tend to go for natural fibres, although I've never really been able to wear wool as it irritates my skin too much. Ultimate favourite is probably stretch silk satin.

9. Who are your favourite designers? These days I wouldn't have a clue, as everything I do is vintage-related. Within vintage, there are too many to name, I like lots of them and I'm always finding labels I've never seen before. Oh hang on, I've just remembered Pucci and Paco Rabanne.

10. Who or what inspires your style? No-one in particular. Inspiration comes and goes like the wind. It may be a picture or a movie I've seen, or someone walking down the street. And lately it's other bloggers!

11. Would you choose to buy something high quality or make it yourself if you could? I'd buy it. I'm not confident that my sewing ability would ever be that good!


Helga! said...

Ooooo,I love this tag,the questions are fab.I just know you,me,Vix & Jem would have such a hoots hanging out,as we all seem to have very similar feelings regarding fashion!!
Except for the bit about handbags.I feel naked without one!!

Vintage Vixen said...

What brilliant answers, Kitty! Thanks for doing this.
I'm thrilled to find you. Wouldn't we have a blast if Helga, Jem, You, Me and VB went shopping together? I bet we'd spend a bleeding fortune!
I love the poster for the Brisbane Fair so's got peacocks on and everything. I need a framed version in my house.
Lots of love,

Kitty said...

Oooh thanks guys! I want you 3 to come to Toowoomba Swap (google it) with me next year, it's in February, hint hint. It's the biggest swap meet (car boot) in Australia with over 2000 sellers, held over 2 full days. It's 8 solid hours of power walking, sweltering heat, trips back to the car to offload, beers mid-morning...and the best buys under the sun. Nana trolleys required! Yes, we'd have a blast, and Vix & Jem would escape the awful winter.
A girl can dream.xx.

Penny Dreadful said...

Oh you are in Brisbane! I lived there for three years before moving over to the UK, lucky you with all that sunny weather :)

Sam Harvey said...

is that your closet or a shop?! you are so much fun! so happy i found you! you are teasing me with those purple wedges again girlie!

Val said...

I just swooned at the sight of those hats. Oh. My. Word. I would love to take some of those home with me!