Before Biba there was Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin, two girls who met at Walthamstow Art College and went on to have a trailblazing career throughout the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Like so many others in the '60s they just happened to be in the right place at the right time and they subsequently found themselves in the middle of the cultural explosion that was taking place in London that later went on to define the decade.
I am at my happiest when I'm dancing. I've danced in one form or another since I was a little girl, I started off doing the usual ballet, tap, jazz and modern but at the age of 16 I left my dancing school as Saturday jobs, GCSE's and socialising got in the way. It wasn't until 2012 that I started dancing again properly. I'd grown tired of the typical clubbing scene and wasn't interested in going out to dance to shit music anymore. I started looking into the swing dancing scene in London and found a class near to where I live, I managed to convince my sister to come along with me to the first few lessons so I wouldn't have to go in on my own (I can be quite shy!). I'm so glad that I went along to that class as I've made some amazing friends and gone to some absolutely brilliant events in the last two years. I couldn't imagine life without it.