Behind the seams with Frances Gore of Mintage

This week Natasha goes behind the seams with “the Singer Sewing Machine” Frances Gore from Mintage. Auckland-based Frances Gore comes from a long line of crafters, makers and artists. Having collected vintage fabrics since the age of 14, the talented seamstress and singing teacher has always had a passion for making and exploring the tradition,Continue reading “Behind the seams with Frances Gore of Mintage”

Something old, Something strange…

In this edition of Believe It Or Not Laura Macfehin looks into the strange superstitions surrounding wedding dresses! Recently I was lucky enough to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film Phantom Thread. I had been a little nervous that the plot might be a bit Pygmalion-ish (which is one of my all time most hatedContinue reading “Something old, Something strange…”

In the closet with: Angela Carter

WELCOME TO PART ONE OF A NEW SERIES ABOUT WOMEN AND THEIR VINTAGE WARDROBES “Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will – like an instinct.” – Edith Head Whangarei-based artist, blogger and seamstress Angela Carter shares her sartorial secrets with Natasha Francois. With her sharp tailored silhouettes and angledContinue reading “In the closet with: Angela Carter”