Describe yourself in three words.
Humble. Creative dark horse. A dreamer.
How many tattoos have you got?
Nine in total. When I move to London I’m going to get more, I have so many ideas and I want to be covered!
How do you balance being an artist, designer and writer?
Having a diary and a to-do list.
What’s your number one rule for taking a great selfie?
Take 50 pictures and choose one, you can’t go wrong.
Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
I do! I’m currently working on a ballet project at Eliot Smith Company in Northumberland, designing the dancers outfits with a dear friend of mine – the show is on November 12th. I’m also preparing for a few presentations and workshops with young adults/uni students this November and February next year.
Who are your style icons?
Off the top of my head – Johnny Depp, William Cartier, FKA Twigs
Who’s your favourite fashion designer?
I really enjoy the work of Bobby Abley, Florian Wowretzko and Riccardo Tisci.
Favourite place in London?
Shoreditch and Richmond. I like them both for different reasons, Shoreditch is lively, creative and there are so many cool, unusual haunts. Richmond is beautiful! Full of parks, Victorian buildings and has this unexplainable sense of tranquility – I used to live there!
If you could emulate the career of any of your idols who would it be and why?
FKA Twigs. She’s insanely young yet talented, creative,
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself living in a minimally styled vintage apartment in London with lots of space. I’d be living with a partner or creative flatmate, perhaps a dog and definitely lots of little plants to fill the spaces. I love plants!
Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes AW15 collection?
The charcoal Alpha Sweat is really nice! It was super comfortable and the material was beautiful. I also really liked the elongated Shawfield Scoop tee, it’s perfect for nights out and would go with most things.
I couldn’t live without…
My morning coffee, without this I am unable to function.
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