Hi and thank you for checking out my new blog! I must admit, this is not my first. I initially dipped my toes into the blogosphere whilst studying my textiles and surface design degree, with not one but two shortlived blogs (my blog on the sustainability of the fashion industry was ahead of its time!) After graduating, I spent a year blogging for the studio I was hot desking at, as well as having a blog for my accessories business, the latter I regrettably neglected to the point of no return.
But a lot can happen in two years, and my business has twisted and shaped itself along with my own personal growth, and I have been very fortunate to have continued working with people who have been supportive, encouraged me out of my comfort zone and pushed me to reach more of my potential. I will always be very grateful for this, and I hope that one day in the future, I'll be able to offer the same level of support to aspiring artists and designers. Opportunities such as having my first solo art show, exhibiting in Manchester, international in New York, talking about my fashion accessories on TV, publications in magazines alongside my favourite designers...it's been a whirlwind to say the least, and as much as I detest the phrase, I feel incredibly #blessed.
So what to expect from my new blog? Well if you love art, fashion, boss babes and craftsmanship, there's definitely something here for you! This blog was created for a purpose, and that is to highlight the amazing art and fashion of the North East (and beyond on the rare occasion I can afford to travel), showcase the self-employed creative women who inspire me every day, and give an insight into craftsmanship and the design process, which is likely to involve some (or most!) of my own work.
Thank you again for joining me in this exciting new chapter, the relaunch of my business and my brand! Please remember to subscribe if you don't want to miss out on any of the above, I have so much to share with you and I promise you won't be disappointed!