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Melbourne Artisans: Ophelia Sylvia Thomas

Et Al

Name: Ophelia Sylvia Thomas @ophelia_sylvia

Location: Fitzroy

Occupation: Et Al Operations Manager

Ideal first date

He’d turn up with a dozen dried roses, then we’d get take-out and skate to the park for a romantic evening of LARPing (Live Action Role Paying).

What is something no-one knows about you?

I began tattooing my own legs; it started as a result of procrastinating uni work late at night. Now it has turned into a weird experiment of transferring my drawings onto my skin.

Who do you look to for inspiration?

Vivienne Westwood, she is one hell of a woman! She’s the main reason I stay in fashion, I feel you need a strong purpose or goal to be in this industry or you may as well sell your soul. I am determined to change the way people think and consume clothing. “Buy less, choose well, make it last.”- Vivienne Westwood