In the closet with Lady Lou Lou Bell

Buxom beauty Lady Lou Lou Bell tells Natasha Francois how discovering pinup has helped her live her best retro life. A leopard never changes its spots. Just ask Emma Holden, aka Lady Lou Lou Bell. The Christchurch pinup is addicted to leopard print and her wardrobe boasts at least 20 items which walk on the wildContinue reading “In the closet with Lady Lou Lou Bell”

In the Closet with Sarah Corbet

Hamilton-based librarian Sarah Corbet talks to Natasha Francois about why she has a thing for trousers, how a turban teamed with a linen suit turns heads in Countdown and why she’s too poor to be a purist. “When you work in a library, people almost seem to expect the stereotype of the twinset and pearls,”Continue reading “In the Closet with Sarah Corbet”

In the closet with Labretta Suede

Welcome to the sixth installment of our In the Closet series! This week Natasha steps inside the exotic wardrobe of Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 frontwoman Labretta Suede. Although we’ve been friends for well over a decade, my first memories of Labretta Suede go back to my teenage years in the early to mid-90s.  EvenContinue reading “In the closet with Labretta Suede”

In the closet with: Helga von Tiddlehoffen

Welcome to the fifth installment of our In the Closet with series! This week Natasha enters the weird and wonderful world of Helga von Tiddlehoffen. If there ever was a lady more deserving of being featured in this series, it has to be Helga Von Tiddlehoffen! Yes that’s her in the day-glo lime green tights,Continue reading “In the closet with: Helga von Tiddlehoffen”

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”