How did you get into vintage and creating MIISHKA?
I’ve been obsessed with vintage things since I can remember. But MIISHKA started out as a little stall at The Camberwell Sunday Market more than 3 years ago.
What are some tips to finding good quality vintage pieces? What makes a vintage piece stand out to you?
I know from experience that you can find great quality vintage pieces absolutely anywhere. It could be a backyard garage sale, a well known CBD retail store or the remote country town op shop (the best hidden gems are usually found here). All you need is a good balance of time and luck. My heart always skips a beat when I spot a piece almost identical (and usually better) to current designer looks/trends.
Favourite places to shop vintage?
Shag. Camberwell Sunday Market. Op shops. Garage sales. Auction houses.
Any recommendations for the main cities?
Bondi Markets in Sydney.
Any op shop in Queensland.
What inspired your love of Vintage fashion?
My mother and her early 80s vintage clothing store in St Kilda, frequented by the most weird and wonderful characters you could ever imagine!
What does style mean to you?
It’s nothing without self-confidence and happiness.
Who are your style icons?
Kate Moss. Erin Wasson. Elin Kling. Emmanuelle Alt. Christine Centenera.
What is one vintage piece that you have picked up and never sold?
A white 60s cocktail dress with balloon peacock feather skirt. It belonged to a well known Australian socialite and was hand made for her in Paris.
If you could have breakfast with anybody (alive or dead) who would it be?
My great-grand father.