When in my early 20s I briefly dabbled in pin-up modelling my interest intensified, but I still didn't take it further. Even as I started selling vintage clothing, though I loved playing dress-up for photo shoots I still didn't have the courage to wear it on a day-to-day basis.
Until the time I had something of an epiphany and realised that no "courage" was required. I could wear vintage, I could wear twirly dresses and frothy petticoats and satin pencil skirts and dress like a pin-up if I wanted, there was actually nothing stopping me. And, well, as you know I've never looked back since! That's why I so want to encourage anyone who feels drawn to vintage not to be held back by a lack of confidence - because it doesn't require confidence, all it takes is the decision to wear the clothes you love.