June 15th is the day non-essential shops such as mine can open their doors again. Unfortunately, it is proving problematic in how I am able to provide the same service with the guidelines I know have to be followed to keep myself and my customers safe. I firmly believe these rules have to be followed and I am working on ways to do this safely. Here are my plans for my little boutique in Seven Dials.
It is a worrying time with our focus on our health, our loved ones - and our community. With daily changes to what we are advised to do and limited knowledge of what position the UK will be in in the coming months, I have put together some information on how we will continue to run our label and boutique.
I was recently approached by Liberty London to be featured in their #libertymaker series, which spotlights designers using their luxurious printed silks. To be acknowledged by a company we have admired for so long has completely blown me away! Read the full interview here.
I was lucky enough to grow up in a neighbourhood filled with designers and makers. I grew up in Archway, North London in an area surrounded by clothing factories, while my mum worked as a sample machinist at home. By the age of 8 I was helping 'turn the loops' - which meant making rouleau straps for my pocket money. I would sit in my mum's workroom - which she still has set up today - surrounded by fabrics and using the off cuts to make outfits for my dolls.