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Founded by designer and craft lover Geneva Vanderzeil, A Pair & A Spare was created in 2010 as a place for stylish DIYs and How-to tutorials. Within a year it had been named in the top 50 Fashion & Lifestyle blogs by The Times UK, and Geneva had published a book based on her love of DIY.

The Author

Geneva Vanderzeil grew up in Australia and after moving to London in 2008 started a pair & a spare (read all about the journey here). Geneva created her blog as a journal for her DIY projects, but over time it has grown to become a place for hundreds of thousands of people to get creative with their lives.

Geneva has published a best selling book called DIY Fashionista, designed a shoe collection and been able to turn her passion for creativity into a career. She has worked with brands from all over the world (Dyson, Etsy, Ralph Lauren, Marriott) to create unique content and written for major publications like Harper’s BAZAAR and Vogue, and through her business and blogging advice, inspired others to do the same. Geneva splits her time between Hong Kong and Australia, but travels so much she feels like a nomad!

The Website

a pair & a spare is a DIY and How-to website showing you how to make and create your own style – in fashion, home and lifestyle. We publish tutorials, recipes, interviews, studio tours and business and blogging advice. Eight years on, a pair and a spare is a global community of like-minded women, sharing wherever they go the good times, laughs and inspiration. And maybe one or two fails… but that’s totally part of the process!

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