Hair accessory connoisseur, retro fashion appreciator, artist and creative based in a beautiful Devon village. After a lifetime of moving around, I found home here with my partner, son and all our animal companions. I create all my work in my adorable little studio in our wonky and characterful little home that's always a fuel for my inspiration
Raised by a line of artists, tailoresses and creatives in my family and being exposed to a whole endless host of artistry it’s impossible for me to choose one area to focus my creative expression, so here we are with Free The Authentic, a place where I share with you all my artistic and creative endeavours. Mainly the FTA hair accessories.
Original designer and creator of the Messy Bow and Curly Bands which have been featured in various fashion magazines such as Glamour and Cosmopolitan. Hair accessories and embroidered clothing were born out of a life long love for vintage, retro and preloved fashion.
With an unwavering love for styles from times in history to now. Never being able to find exactly what I was after I began designing and making my own hair accessories, Kimonos, clothing and up-cycling preloved and vintage clothes by giving them a new and fresh lease of life with my embroidery designs within our range. 

I also have a life long passion for home design, vintage clothing and “bits n bobs” so I have curated a shop section here at FTA dedicated to the things I find that I love.
And my artwork, well you can find all my artwork here at FTA under Head Nest Designs or over on Etsy and Instagram.
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Marcia - Designer, Artist & Founder, Free The Authentic