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How did you find your style? Has it changed over time? I am a self-confessed hoarder. I keep everything that inspires me or that could be useful. The idea of wasting something which could be transformed into something functional and beautiful is the reason I do what I do. Sustainability in the fashion field can be a challenge but, having a concept which adheres to ethical and ecological sensitivities; I can be free with my designs.


Objects, places, colours and dreamt- up ideas inspire me more than people or trends. My magpie tendencies often lead me to be inspired by trinkets and found objects which usually results in shoe designs.


What is the most rewarding/ frustrating aspect of what you do? Financial constraints can be a challenge to juggle for a small business. Sourcing components in the UK can also be hard work. I have built relationships with small crafts people who can create to my specifications. Working everyday can be tiring, but I love my job and feel so lucky to be able to be creative everyday. I love to make people happy and be able to create something they really cherish.


The best elements of the fashion industry are the creativity it supports within young designers and the respect and admiration for established designers. The worst would have to be the fact I am a self-confessed perfectionist and I


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