The inspiration for the Lizzie O Boutique label is Julie's lifelong fascination for Japan and, in particular, an enduring love of Japanese kimonos and anything Geisha.

"I came across some vintage kimono's and instantly fell in love with them. I was inspired and wanted to make something beautiful from them so that women of today could get the opportunity to enjoy them and get a sense of the history of the women who wore them.

"I named my label in memory of my much-missed grandmother, Lizzie Onions. Her surname was Onions but, bless her, she insisted on pronouncing it O-Nions.

"I make clothing from one-off pieces of vintage kimono fabric sourced from fabrics made between 1930 and 1970.

"Occasionally, material permitting, limited editions will be available. 

"If you choose to buy a piece you do so in the knowledge that you will own a unique one-off garment made with love and care by hand. It will be something for you to treasure."