Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to carry on my new blog series with Emma's story; her story shows off her life in fashion designing, what inspires her, how she got into it and her advice. It's a very interesting read! and very inspiring to aspiring fashion designers; to prove that anybody can achieve what they want with determination.
“I've always had an interest in art and design because my dad is an artist, so art has always been a part of my life and I've always had a huge interest in it myself. The love for fashion all began when I left school and studied visual display; I have been sewing now for 15 years!
When I am designing I think about everyday people and visualise how it’s going to look on them, so they can feel confident and glamorous. I taught myself how to sew but I decided to take a two-year dress making course so I could perfect my skills and delve into more complexed designs. If some people don’t like my designs I just take it as that not everybody has the same taste; I don’t expect everyone to like what I wear, we’re all different and I try not to take it to heart. I’ve always been inspired by Vivienne Westwood, she's really out there and unique. My fascination all began when I saw her on a chat show wearing a very unusual daring bodysuit; the obsession started from there and even today I still look at her designs for inspiration. I love making 50’s style clothing, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are huge style icons to me. In life my children and family make me happy, they cheer me up when I am feeling down and I am very proud of what they are accomplishing; I am a very proud mum! My oldest child was born two months early and she had to stay in the hospital for a month; it was a challenging time in my life but I wouldn't have got through it without the support from my husband and family. Five years time from now, I hope to be fully focusing on my fashion designing and hope that I can quit my day job and have fashion designing as my full-time job.”
Emma's Etsy link - you can view Emma's designs on Etsy by clicking on the link!
If you think you have an interesting story to be shown in my new series then email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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See you soon,