So I have finally decided to take the plunge into 'Blogging'! I have put it off until now due to what I am currently experiencing, even whilst typing this, and that is anxiety/self doubt. I've let the the idea of putting more of myself out there become some sort of fear! What if people find me boring? What if people don't like the idea of me? But then I realised that I'm doing this not just for me, but for you as my potential customer. And as Louise Hay said, 'somewhere, someone is looking for just what you have to offer.' A quote that definitely reassures me, so fingers crossed!
I have spent the past year setting up my own business designing and making 100% silk scarves, and more recently pocket squares. I want to create a high end, luxury brand. A product that is timeless but in tune with current trends. After studying Surface Pattern Design in university, and doing a work placement at Zandra Rhodes, I knew turning my passion for drawing and painting into fabrics for fashion was what I wanted to do with my life, but never in a million years did I think I'd try going solo!
It's definitely been a 'roller coaster of emotion' throughout the process, as cliché as that sounds, but then it's an opportunity I'm so grateful and fortunate to have. As they say, 'Nothing worth having comes easy'! So if by giving you an insight into my creative way of thinking (as messy as that can be) helps my ambition, then I will do my best to make it worth your while. After all, I am always on the lookout for inspiration and up and coming trends (which normally ends up with me yearning after clothes I don't have the money or space for).
I will also provide you with updates with regards to my own designs and creations. A lot of my work involves sentimental value, so I shouldn't be short of the odd story!
As a designer, my own worst critic, I appreciate any positive or negative feedback. So feel free to contact me through any one of the following:
I'll leave it there for now, but I hope you will look out for my next post :).