Lynnette has had a successful twenty year career in journalism as a magazine editor, launch editor, associate editor and fashion, health & beauty director working for magazines and newspapers such as Cosmopolitan; Eve; Expert Beauty; InStyle; Liberty; New Woman Australia; Now; Saga; The Daily Express; The Daily Mail; The Daily Telegraph and Vogue Australia.
Her journalism website is www.lynnettepeck.com
In March 2011, alongside her continuing freelance magazine career, Lynnette launched an online vintage fashion retail website called Lovely’s Vintage Emporium (www.lovelysvintageemporium.com). Her first client was music superstar Nicki Minaj and press coverage on TV, in newspapers and online to date has included AOL, iFashion magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, Cosmopolitan, This Morning, Scotland on Sunday and Vogue Russia.
Her blog can be found at http://lovelys-vintage-emporium.myshopify.com/blogs/lovelys-vintage
To contact Lynnette about Lovely’s Vintage Emporium email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
She can be found Tweeting at: @LovelyisLovely1 and @LovelysVintage
Vintage or New?
Definitely vintage as I love wearing an item that is unique, well made and it is recycling at its best. I do mix my vintage with some new pieces but I am a vintage girl at heart.
Best place to shop?
Online from the privacy of my own home. It means I don’t have to get in a car, deal with surly shop assistants (not all are surly of course) or cope with bright lights in noisy, poky changing rooms. I love nothing more than a parcel arriving at my house with garments for me to try on at leisure.
Is fashion a part of our cultural heritage?
It certainly is and our financial one too. The fashion industry is worth £21billion to the UK economy every year and culturally we are the best in the world at designing innovative and interesting garments. Apart from the US I would say our vintage is culturally the best too – look at some of our past designers such as Ossie Clark, John Bates, Hardy Amies, Jean Muir and Mary Quant. Geniuses. All of them.
Fave piece of clothing/footwear you own?
My vintage cream lace wedding dress with its 7ft long vintage lace veil – plus as it was a winter wedding I wore a vintage cream fur wrap, vintage long grey silk gloves, vintage grey silk handbag and grey satin shoes.
Fave fashion quote?
“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.” Diana Vreeland