We all have dreams and aspirations.
In fact I can’t count the amount of times I have talked about having a dream or craving success or working hard etc. Let’s just say that it is always in the back of my mind for too many reasons to list. A few can be seen here, here and here.
I’ve been a lover of the arts for as long as I can remember.
As a little girl I remember playing with crayons, writing on walls, as well as drawing on them. I would ask for colouring books time and time again and when I got them, I would colour in and out of the lines because I felt like creating something different.
This isn’t a story of my artistic journey (hopefully I get to tell that some day soon) this is to say that I have started designing. I say ‘started’ because although I designed and sewed and knitted etc. throughout high school and university, this time it’s different. This time I will be designing and sewing from my own brief. I won’t be answering to my Textiles and Fashion teachers or my course leaders, I will be answering to myself. (Definitely taking on board ALL their advice from over the years. After all what did I spend all that time in higher education for right?)
Anyone that knows me who reads this post won’t be surprised in the slightest, because they have probably been telling me to do this all along and they are also aware of my love for creating. Even I’m not surprised at this, because I have genuinely always known that I would work in the fashion industry and that designing was a strong option. I have waited for the perfect time, the perfect resources, the perfect ideas etc. but I’m not waiting anymore and to be honest, nothing is ever perfect.
I just feel at peace when I am creating something new and fresh and it’s just something (as corny as this may sound) that I was born to do. I honestly have a passion for fashion and although I NEVER use that phrase because it is a tad corny, in my case it’s the honest truth.
Anyway, I won’t go on too much. As I mentioned earlier, I intend to give a detailed design journey and all the things that have led to this beautiful decision. So, with all that being said, my collection will be out soon guys! Just keep watching this space and as always, thank you for your continued support as I grow in this field and I hope you can all take steps towards designing the life you want.
P.S I sewed this top that I’m wearing in 30 minutes and it cost me next to nothing. However, you can buy it for £30 in ZARA.
Photography: Sonya Metzler
eBay Vintage Bag, Nixon Small Kensington Watch