I’m Vanessa and I like to think that I’m the Voguish part of Voguish & Calamity. I call my husband Calamity because of his innate ability to find and create disasters and get into all sorts of calamities.
I love fashion, he loves chess. We both love food. He has no part in writing or creating this blog, apart from giving me some amusing material to write about.
I have worked in fashion for 18 years in many different positions including retail, sales, garment technology, production, product development, buying and styling.
I learned to make dresses before I went to design school thanks to growing up with two wedding dress makers ( grandmother and mother), which also means I was designing my own clothes from the age of eight. Lucky me! I don’t design as much as I would like to these days, probably because I can’t sew fast enough to create all the outfits I want to wear. Luckily I live in London where there are so many pretty things to buy. The perfect place for a compulsive shopper and fashion addict.