i tend to believe that by the time ‘everybody’ catches on to something, it is well and truly over… you know?
as well as styling interiors, i also design, style and implement events. corporate. PR. product launches. and, yes…weddings.
hmmm. and herein lies the problem.
go back for a second to statement number one.
‘i tend to believe that by the time ‘everybody’ catches on to something, it is well and truly over.’
on the whole, i love dealing with brides. their enthusiasm is boundless…their passion second to none. I love it. really.
until they say this. “i want something really different. something no one has done before. something VINTAGE”.
then they will go on to say “i like typewriters..a want a whole table of typewriters…..and mason jars filled with flowers,. you know,.flowers that a sweet seven year-old girl with flowing flaxen locks and a white cotton dress has lovingly plucked from a field and shoved into a jam jar. and i want a field covered with bunting, bunting that flutters in the warm breeze. oh,..and I LOVE VINTAGE mismatched crockery and whimsical pink champagne glasses. and VINTAGE cameras. and vintage suitcases stuffed with apples. and a DESSERT or lolly table with a vintage tablecloth! and CUPCAKES! you know? something DIFFERENT….something vintage, vintage, VINTAGE!’.
yah. different. totally different to all the other millions of folk who also wanted something different.
and, that’s ok. i’ll totally deliver that. it’ll be dreamy, and romantic and whimsical and VINTAGE. but different? not so much.
i think all the vintage is becoming souless. people are trying so hard to add character and personality through ‘vintage’ that they are ending up doing the exact opposite. their events are looking like carbon copies of the event that was held in the same ‘vintage friendly’ venue the week before.
the same goes for interiors. has anyone watched The Block recently? it’s all replica furniture and vintage styling. mainstream. safe. dull.
so.. here’s a shout out to the world. let’s move on from vintage, folk! Let’s find something else to love, something else to be inspired by…and something else to lust after.
United we can do it! Call me..I’ll help you.