I LOVE FINDING COLOURS AND TEXTURES IN HARMONY
Ana studied Visual Communications at UTS and has a Fine Arts Diploma from the Sydney Institute of TAFE. A short millinery course at the Sydney Community College changed her path with a Marie Antoinette twist, drawing on Ana’s background in set design for theatre, film & events. Inclusive of graphic design, photography, photo retouching and web design for high profile companies, to now the evolving landscape in her house, the Lair.
The fruitful beginnings to her love of colour, texture, vintage wares started at a young age, visiting one of her grandmother’s houses in historic Maitland, NSW. Fascinated with the beauty of the shot silk turquoise curtains, old-fashioned furniture, porcelain dolls with pull-strings to talk, ornate gold frames, one in particular featuring a Renoir print. The backyard presented more treasures, a towering pepper tree, animals galore and a mixed assortment of flowers wild and beautiful. Ana’s grandmother is the main driving force to her passion of reworking vintage clothes. Glady’s, Ana’s grandmother strongly suggested to her to follow her passion of art and design, adopting Glady’s strong will, no matter what circumstances. Reworking clothes with love & curiosity is now Ana’s way to her outfits. Tweaking, mashing second hand attire into something new.