it’s finally time.
The nerves have set in, the doubts are swirling, the hours have been getting longer and yet, my excitement to make this happen is so palpable it is infectious.
That’s how I am feeling.
I have something new to introduce to you.
Reflecting on my working life has made me question where I want to venture. I believe in embracing change and finding challenges in every stage of our lives and especially now; re-invention is our privilege and the key to an enriched future.
What I love and where my particular talents lie had me reminiscing. I’ve always had an eye for the decorative and have managed to hunt down and play with some incredible pieces throughout my life. Friends and family ask me to help them “shop” and here at VA I am in my element talking about “better, not younger” and what that means; whether it is fashion, beauty or lifestyle.
THE EMPORIUM, my new place to play. The concept isn’t new – I dreamt of this as a young woman. I imagined a “shop”, real bricks and mortar, to call my own filled with all that pleased my eye.
THE EMPORIUM is an online home to showcase a series of collections. The first one launches very soon, the countdown is on and every object is chosen by me and close to my heart. They are unique, to be worn alone or mixed together; to be given to someone special or to be displayed. It is a small offering, only 33 pieces and I am hopeful you will be as enamoured with them as I am. Each new collection will be a limited number of unique pieces, for us or for our homes. The challenge for me is in the search and the joy is in the finding.
It’s like a grown up’s game of “eye spy”.
Re-purposing beautiful objects are important and are essential for our future.
Breathing new life into the fabulous from the ’50s, ’60s ’70s and the ’80s is my goal. Why buy something newly manufactured when there are fascinating stories already within reach? Whether your taste lies with the contemporary or the traditional, the way I see it these collections can be interpreted in every way.
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