I've been a vintage lover since my days thrifting with my best friend in high school, finding crazy costumes for photoshoots and festivals. At University, while studying fashion I began to dream of owning my very own vintage boutique, filled with pretty dresses, hats and handbags. My plan then was I would live upstairs from my imaginary little shop, so I could redecorate at midnight. Fast forward eight years, a wedding, an interstate move and with a growing love for all things vintage, I began to spend my weekends searching for vintage fashion and homewares, slowing building my collection and filling my little cottage to the brim with delightful retro colours and patterns. In 2011, I took a leap of faith, finished up creating handmade accessories and decided to begin a new adventure to create an online vintage shop. What was originally to be a little Etsy store, soon took on a life of its own and soon I had an amazing business partner, my mum Annie and fabulous art director and photographer, my sister Phoebe, by my side. It was a beautiful moment to realise we could bring all our dreams and ideas together and for the last 18 months, we have been creating Wilde Asher.
Today, my vintage dream has come true.. Wilde Asher is officially open for business. It has been a long road, with many twists and turns along the way, but I'm so happy to finally have a little shop to call our own. I hope you love Wilde Asher as much as we do! We will be adding new vintage pieces each day and our gorgeous homewares collection will be available for purchase next week.
Thank you so much for all your support and lovely comments over the past week. Coming back to this online community has been such a wonderful experience because you. You are such beautiful souls and I feel so blessed to be able to share my journey with you. It truly does mean so much to me
So please do pop by and have a stroll around Wilde Asher, we'll have a virtual champagne waiting for you! Oh and be sure to pop over to our Wilde Asher blog too, I'm over there each day sharing inspiration and sneak peeks and I can't wait to start our summer DIY and fashion series in the next few weeks.