'Fish Wife' ladies t shirt for spirited older women
For women whose sense of adventure and fun is undiminished by age and who celebrate all the freedoms that 'cronedom' brings.
As modelled by my radiant and resilient friend Ruth. Ruth should by rights be extremely dead. She's a type 1 diabetic who has endured the most crippling side effects of a pancreas transplant. Everything from TB to broken joints to near blindness and she lives on a diet of steroids and sushi.
Swelling up like a sumo and being in constant pain might weaken a lesser person's resolve to swim in icy lakes, dance like a possessed monkey or take up snake charming. But Ruth fits it all in around Samba classes and surgery. And her wagon.
Standing in the back garden of her semi-detached in Kentish Town is one of England's best preserved Romany gipsy wagons. Ruth has completely restored it over the last few years and it really is a thing of beauty. (And available to rent a good price on airbnb.)
She is loud and lovely and lives a life of shining meyhem in a corset with kids and snakes and goths and guests. She is the ringmaster. She IS rock and roll.
The type is hand weeded using a flock vinyl onto cotton t shirts, which is damn fiddly I can tell you! We are happy to offer other coloured tops if you're more moody, and have grey and black on hand at all times. We can also do larger size, and long arms in some colours.
We are also able to print onto your own clothing. Tops, jumpers even lightweight coats! So if you have a much loved but bedraggled fave, why not let our Clothing Hospital rejuvenate it and make it splendid again. Please just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packed for free in a bijou cotton gift bag and we are happy to handwrite gift messages onto V&A cards on request.
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