I was recently asked a few q's, I thought i'd share some with you friends who don't already know me:
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a vegetarian and I love to surf and turn the little images running around in my head into clothes. I probably should of been in the music industry. I love music. It is a big part of what inspires me to create. I like alot of bands and genres, but a few of my faves would be Depeche Mode, The Cure, NIN and Placebo. I dont really get much time to read and when I do I love to read bios. At the moment I am reading Ozzy Osbournes book and I have no idea how he is still alive today?! Good read.
How did you start it all?
I started teaching myself to sew when I was SO over seeing the same mass produced clothes in every shop. Being a bit different from everyone else at school, I didnt want to look like anyone else by wearing the same boring dress that was supposedly in fashion. After sewing my own clothes I started to get a few compliments here and there and people were asking if I could make them similar things. This then lead to selling out of my garage to friends and local girls. Its funny how people went from looking at me strangely, to now paying to get a custom dress! I then started an ebay store in late 08 to make a bit of coin. So this is not a phase like most of the vintage stores you see on facebook, i've been doing this for awhile now.
I love selling vintage and re-worked vintage because I have a bit of a problem contributing to the masses of waste coming from cheap throw away clothes. I think if you can wear something that someone else wore it makes you feel a little special. To be able to encourage this little revolution makes me smile :)
What aspirations do you have for 'lenni vintage'?
I will be keeping Lenni Vintage going until I find my feet. This will probably continue on and off for a few more years to come.