Sometimes it astounds me that I once made things like this.
Learning about the sustainable side of fashion (or lack of) is important and essential for the future, but I've also found that it slightly robbed my creative side. The side that liked to mess around and twiddle with material, colour and pattern until something interesting emerges.
Finding the balance between the two is still a work in progress. It's my intention this year to get stuck in again. Making slowly and enjoying the craft first. Grand intentions second.
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The NYE before I moved down to London - hard to believe this was 3 years ago!
Here I'm donning part idea testing and part fancy dress costume. To quote the blog post I penned at the time: "It functioned wonderfully as a fancy dress costume. The future is shiny, ridiculous and full of glitter obviously. But as a representation of this artsy fartsy idea Not so much." 2017 has been a frenetic rollercoaster, personally and, whenever I glance at the news, politically too. As much as new year can be an arbitrary fresh start, I say roll on 2018. Here's hoping it's shinier, more uplifting and full of glitter for all of us.
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