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. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Loyalty, optimism, compassion
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Cheese. I love ripe camemberts from Normandy, France; Cabecou from Quercy, France; creamy Blues from Tasmania; Goat's cheese from Edith's Cheese in South Australia and Cheddar from Somerset, England. (May I include fine Tasmanian and Oregon Pinot Noirs with my cheese?)
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Hosting a vintage fashion television series which involves exotic travel, a fabulous vintage couture wardrobe, a dashing co-host and an unlimited budget.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Visiting vintage shops and vintage clothing auctions anywhere I might be visiting.