I have just finished working backstage at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in Brisbane. For 20 years I had my own fashion retail shop in the centre of Brisbane. I designed and made most of the clothes in the shop. When we bought our house in Italy 10 years ago I decided to close the business so I could spend more time there.
I had a great time in the fashion industry and made lots of friends, so once a year I get to go back and work with some of these wonderful people behind the scenes
Many of the people I work with in the festival are too young to remember my shop and were curious about my designs. I have gone back through photos, some of them more than 20 years old…here is the result.
I don’t often post photos of myself, but the one below, taken about 12 years ago, is one of my favourite reminders of my time in fashion.