Ruth Schechner
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Ruth Schechner

Age: 18

Occupation: Contour Design Student/Waitress

About three years ago - after an ex-boyfriend convinced me to go to Jive classes with him - I started making my own 50s style dirndl skirts and buying clothes from charity shops and vintage stores to wear dancing. My wardrobe eventually became entirely replaced with vintage clothes or things I had made from vintage patterns and I began to get a sense of nostalgia for a time I had never known.

I love that garments and objects can have so much history behind them, It’s interesting imagining what a handbag or dress has ‘seen’ before you’ve owned it.

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