About me

I'm Anna Parkes, a 61-year-old wife and mother. I live on a tiny island 28 miles off the Southwest of Cornwall where I run a small art gallery. I love clothes. I love buying them, customising them, finding prize pieces in charity shops and I love the challenge of styling them in my own particular way. My Scottish heritage informs a lot of my fashion choices and my inspiration also comes from the Fabulous Fashionistas, a group of glamorous over 70's ladies featured in a documentary on Channel 4 in 2013. Liberating fashion from the confines of the young, the Fashionistas' mantra is to wear what you want as long as it makes you happy.

The blog is an insight into the life of a woman who loves to shop (in shops rather than online), but in order to do so I have to travel by boat, plane and train to get to my nearest retail centre. I aspire to love life every day, to find happiness in the smallest of things, to appreciate where I live, and find a good balance between work and play.

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