Introducing the beautiful Maria, whose vintage style (not to mention wardrobe) is just wonderful!
What does 'vintage' mean to you?
What was it that first prompted your interest in vintage culture?
What is your favourite era, and do you 'live it' every day? In what ways?
Tell us about your favourite item of vintage clothing, kitchenalia, music, furniture or whatever !
My favourite item of vintage would probably be one of the first really beautiful 1950’s black dresses I ever bought, and that is my sleeveless black dress made of rayon, purchased from Frocks and Slacks (a vintage store in St Kilda) about five years ago. For me, this dress personifies why I love vintage so much, it is beautifully made, of quality fabric (rayon drapes beautifully) and is very flattering on my figure (hides my child-bearing hips!)
Can you share with us why vintage culture continues to hold such appeal for you?
Do you have any tips for anyone starting out in the vintage scene?
Now is your chance to provide us with an overview of who you are and what you do
Finally, what or who inspires you and why?
Also, more recently, the ladies from the Lindy Charm School have really inspired me to make an effort to look my best and to act gracefully. I went to one of their Charm schools recently and after they did my hair I realised just want a difference a good hairdo could make to my appearance! They also gave a little talk on how to act with grace - good posture and also the importance of giving and receiving compliments gracefully. I was hugely impressed with their attitude and it has really inspired me to look more broadly at vintage, not simply as wearing vintage clothes, but also encapsulating the positive values of that era.