Charlotte Dallison is a freelance writer and vintage shop owner, based in Melbourne, Australia. In a past life she was also an interior designer. She is soon set to release her debut podcast, Blonde not Beige, exploring and celebrating the extraordinary, normal lives of true individuals. She is also currently working on her first book, Blonde not Beige; part memoir, part self-help book, part style directory, all about her own extraordinary, normal life.
Hi darling, I’m Charlotte. Here’s a bit about me…
I’m originally from New Zealand but currently live in Melbourne. I’ve also lived in Sicily, Sydney & London. I have a few design diplomas under my belt such as a diploma of film studies from The New Zealand School of Film and Television, 2012, a diploma of graphic design from Shillington College Sydney, 2013, a diploma of interior design and decoration from CATC Design School Sydney, 2017, and my letters in speech and drama from Trinity College London, 2018.
Vintage clothes and writing are, however, my two true passions, well, on top of travelling and interiors that is. I’ve been collecting vintage clothing since age 14 and have always been enamoured with the individual, empowering and gorgeous outfits one can create when wearing vintage. Since moving to Melbourne I realised that despite the appetite for vintage clothing here, there wasn’t really my ideal vintage shop around. I wanted a vintage store that was highly-curated, glamorous & feminine, and which offered proper vintage clothes, not just resale, all from a brand that was fresh and ready to cater to stylish millennial women. And thus Chez Charlotte was born.
Beyond my vintage business I write regularly on my blog and am now working on my first book, Blonde not Beige, where I share tales of my normal, extraordinary life. Soon I will also be debuting my podcast, also named Blonde not Beige, where I’ll be discussing the normal and extraordinary lives of other, true individuals.
I am currently available for writing and broadcasting projects in Australia and beyond. Do get in touch if you would like to collaborate.
I’ve spent my twenties working in sales, PR, features and interior design, for various fashion brands, auction houses, artists’ studios, lifestyle publications and design firms. Notable brands I’ve worked for include Agent Provocateur, Tara Starlet, Shapiro Auctioneers, Kerrie Brown Designs, Studio ALM and Bragg & Co. In between said jobs I spent all my spare time (and dosh) travelling the globe and learning about the world. In February of 2020 I left my full time role running a boutique furniture company in order to set up my own vintage clothing business and to write freelance & on my blog. I know, great timing!