mrs press dressing room.
This afternoon, Laura (Wrinkle in Time Vintage) and I visited the divine Mrs Press store in Paddington. Not only that but we had the absolute honour of sipping on tea and nibbling on cupcakes with Clare Press herself. Words cannot describe how gracious and kind she was to us, as we sat in the store and chatted about her time at Vogue, Harper's, internships and the fashion industry. It was extremely insightful and reassuring to hear about her experiences (and also provided us with some valuable advice in return), coming from someone who's worked in industry for many years - as a features writer, designer and now an author (need to get my paws on her new book The Dressing Table). The store is set out beautifully - clean, feminine, a naturally lit, intimate space with a hint of vintage charm and a staircase that leads to nowhere. Her studio is also attached to the store so it's easy to interact with her customers, produce customised pieces and do alterations in a matter of days. Clare showed us some of her favourite pieces, both new and vintage (even some special one offs) and I fell in love with the bronze brocade shorts (second picture). It was so peaceful and serene, we wanted to stay there all afternoon... evening... forever?
For all you Sydney-siders you can visit the Mrs Press store:
436 Oxford St, Paddington