Detail of the label from a Noman Hartnell evening dress.

Clients who have inherited pieces often seek my discrete advice on the value of their item for either insurance or for sale. Some look for information on the care of their possessions, how to display their pieces and most vitally with textiles, how to best conserve their treasures for the future. I can also help source specific period items for either home or wardrobe and assist those who would like to start a collection. My years of expertise are invaluable here and I can guide a client from initial consultation as to the best way to proceed. When appropriate, I work with independent conservation specialists to offer a multi-disciplinary approach.

In the business sphere I provide identification workshops for company staff. Recently I assisted the team at Oxfam’s sorting hub to raise general awareness of vintage style and its value.