Where It All Began
Apparently it all began when I was 2 and I insisted on choosing my own clothes and throwing a tantrum if my choice wasn't met. My preference was essentially anything with wellies but ideally a pretty party dress. See pic below, please note ridiculous face and poor mum having to put up with a strong minded sort!
It continued with my beautiful grandma Kitty. From the age of 7 I would help Kit go through her wardrobe. We would while away the hours, Kitty on the bed, me on the floor, lovingly selecting another piece from the wardrobe and presenting it to her while she divulged every detail about said purchase; where it was from, the fabric, the cut, the feel, and most importantly what a bargain it was. Kitty and Alec - grandma and grandad, also made clothes which made it even more magical. She brought a tenable excitement to clothing and it was where my passion and love for clothes and fashion began.