I did a shoot during summer 2011 (I was contacted by the stylist) with: Photographer: Chris Harris, Stylist: Natasha Lyons, Makeup artist: Laura Harrison, Model: Jodie
I also collaborated with Photographer: RavenBlakh Photography, Make-up: Tara Arnold, Model: Xanadu Nox
(Both of the shoots happened through Model Mayhem.)
17 September 2011 I collaborated with fashion designer Marie MacSharry, lending her my glows, in her show at the Fashion Finest Fashion Show, during London Fashion Week.
FDC Young Designer Awards, London, 29. Oktober 2011.
Alternative Fashion Week, London, 19. April 2012.
FDC Young Designer Awards, London, 27. Oktober 2012. (Working on a new collection for this now)
Jeansation (COMPETITION) , Monte- Carlo, NOVEMBER, (date undecided) (Just finished the collection of 4 looks)
For those yet to discover you, how would you describe your collection's aesthetic?
I have a passion for mystery and the beauty of the unseen and the unknown. Right now I like to work by the statement: ‘We are offered the pleasure of clothing not simply as material garments, but as a mode of dream.’ (McNeil, 2009, Fashion in Fiction) I always was a quiet girl, and I never actually fit in anywhere. I find it interesting researching into different themes both realistic and imaginary to create something personal. Taking into consideration that when designing a collection you have to build your theme, story, and your color and detail, creating a collection is just like creating my dream reality. I enjoy mixing research from our inspirational world together with the theme of fairytales and the unknown to show the world through clothing, catwalk and art what is going on and happening in my head. I do believe that the fashion world and our well known world from fairytales, the place called wonderland has something in common. Both of the worlds can be very surreal, it’s ‘a place with no time’ it’s mystical yet childish, and most of all fun. As I just graduated this year I don’t have any fashion brand yet, but I am always working towards one. I see my clothes as wearable art, part high street, part art, part costume. I see my clothes worn by everyone having the courage to dress differently, wanting to stand out or make a statement of their own. I know it's not only me who wish they could follow a rabbit down the rabbit hole, what I want to achieve by being a designer is helping others make that dream become just a little bit more alive and real.
I am not a typical high street designer; I enjoy mixing in fun, wired, everything beautiful/ girly, and elements of art into my clothes.
What makes you unique?
I can be very childish sometimes, (not in a bad way), and I think that shows off in my work, I also believe in a magic world, I do believe that fairies and elf’s and angels exist, once I started a project I never give up before I feel it is absolutely finished perfectly and I never miss a deadline.
How do you get inspiration for your designs?
I get much of my inspiration from nature, I love the magical beauty of a deep Norwegian forest, and it’s so much hidden and undiscovered. I think there is a beauty behind everything, alive or dead. I also get inspiration from the past, looking at old costumes, fairytales and folklores. I also find it important to visit exhibitions, look in fashion and art magazines, and be outside in general, the world has a lot to offer if you look carefully.
How do you intend women to feel when wearing one of your designs?
I want them to feel like a girl, a girl that is strong and independent. I want them to feel the magic I am introducing them for.
Are there any pieces from your collections that you are particularly proud of?
I really like my claw-like glowes, my horned helmets/ hats, The ruffle dress, the wool jacket with chiffon back and hood (it reminds me of a darker version of little red riding hood) and I particulary like my last look; the beige jumpsuit, bolero and a big half ruffle skirt. She is the animalistic warrior queen.
What's exciting to you in fashion and music right now?
There is always something exiting in fashion, because it’s everywhere you look. I always check out what others are wearing, both in the high street, and celebrities that interest me. Lady Gaga is always surprising, I love Katy Perry’s many fun outfits. It looks like more and more people are getting an interest in quirky and surreal fashion trends. Take for example the big animalistic trend happening right now, that really interests me. Or last year’s Alice in Wonderland trend, where many shops made their window appear as something inspired by the movie. I’m also looking forward to see the exhibition called The Stuff of Nightmares and Magic Worlds at the Museum of Childhood- London.
Right now I have seen a few fashion shop windows, where the stands have a human body, but an animal head, I love that it’s all about going into the deep woods and explore what’s in it.
Tell us about what you have planned for the future.
First of all I’m attending the FDC Radical Designer Awards in London, I want to start a new collection, work with new people, explore new themes, get new contacts and get my name out, and hopefully find some interesting work to be doing.