Shape, colour and style have always been of interest to me.
I studied both womenwear and menswear at the London College of Fashion, graduating in 1997 with a BA (Hons) degree in Menswear Tailoring.
After a few years working in fashion buying, I moved into other areas of work in non-creative fields.
My fashion interests were never far from my heart, I still made clothes, soft furnishings and other crafts for myself, friends and family members.
I also built up an extensive jewellery collection – nothing expensive, pieces that caught my eye as I travelled abroad or on a day to day basis in and around London – pieces I always received positive comments on. I would look at an entire wall of jewellery in a store or on a market stall and zero in on the piece that was ‘meant to be mine’.
Then came a website called Pinterest and with it, the ability to collate storyboards and scrapbooks in an electronic format. I was happily lost!