Charlotte's fascination with fashion began with a special vintage dress at the age of three. Since inheriting her godmother's vast vintage clothing collection, her passion for fashion has grown to include the history of fashion and its significant impact on society. Charlotte is involved with exhibitions of her collection around the country, gives lectures and talks, works with fashion and design students and is featured on television and radio.
Grant Cowan has worked as an illustrator on magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Red magazine. He studied fashion design and lived in London before moving to Australia to teach fashion illustration. Grant is a freelance fashion illustrator and works with fashion schools in Sydney.
Aren't you DREAMING OF DIOR? We are - and so is Charlotte Smith...
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Being passionate about life is fulfilling and invigorating. Let your passion take you on an adventure.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I would love to be incredibly rich so that I could anonymously hand out money to every worthy cause I heard about.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Overcoming doubt, guilt and peer pressure to follow my heart and passion to make something of and gain respect for my vast vintage clothing collection.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Scrooge - he's not really a villain, but he tried to steal everyone's happiness until he became a changed man!
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Visiting vintage shops and vintage clothing auctions anywhere I might be visiting.