Kirsten Yates' Profile
My Great Grandmother Eleanor is the inspiration for my store; although I barely knew her, the style, elegance and free willed resourcefulness she embodied as an independent (and sometimes scandalous) women in the roaring twenties have always inspired me to this day.
I learnt my talents as a seamstress from my artist mother, whom I avidly watched as a child whilst she sat for hours at her loom, making elegant church tapestries for her business.
It was these two great women that inspired me to go to Scotland to pursue my passion for the arts and cultural history at the ancient University of Aberdeen, where I eventually completed my Master of Arts in History with a thesis on Frances Burney (the novelist who inspired much of Jane Austen's works). It was here I met my wonderful husband and stayed until last year, when we moved (along with our…
- Born on July 29
- Joined March 24, 2011