Sunday, 17 April 2016

Inspirational stories #2




 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. 

Emma's story

“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.  “The love for fashion all began when I left school and studied visual display. I have been sewing now for 15 years. “When I’m 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 complex designs. “If some people don’t like my designs I just take it as that not everyone 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 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: laurenmw15@gmail.com

See you soon,
Lauren!


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