HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?
I've been drawing since the age of 3 years old. It's something that has always come very naturally to me and all of my skills are self taught. As a child, i was obsessed with Disney movies and i would constantly draw the animated female characters until i felt they looked up to my standards which was nothing less than perfect! All those years of drawing the female form....it was a natural progression into fashion illustration and design.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
I definitely plan on having my own fashion label one day! Nothing happens overnight but i am working hard at it! There is a real desire for my designs to be made so my female fans can wear them! They see my sketches and want to look like them. It also helps that i have celebrities that are fans of my work. A lot of people know about Rihanna being a fan of my work. It was amazing to meet her also! Recently, Kim Kardashian posted my illustration of her and her sisters on her Instagram which was very cool! The amazing support i have is all very much appreciated, not only from celebrities, but my family and close friends! I have big goals and dreams but at the same time, I'm letting things take it's natural course! Right now, I'm concentrating on taking over the web with my illustrations/designs and then when i am fortunate to work with a team, i want to see my designs become a reality one day soon! This is something that Rihanna told me she wants to see happen too so she can wear them! There are some projects in the pipeline and I'm beyond excited! I look forward to the near future!
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Inspiration can be unexpected at times but i mainly get inspiration from Women! It could be a fashion editorial, the way something is styled, a female Pop Culture icon....i can find inspiration in all of these things! The look of the Women that inspire me are always glamorous and there is always that timeless aspect too. I've always had a more mature take on fashion....a more 'ol school' kind of glamour is what i favour! It seems to resonate well with Women as well. Women want to invest in classics's and i aim to appeal to the Woman that doesn't want to feel like she has to be particularly "on trend". It's more about looking timeless but still modern.
ADVICE FOR FUTURE FASHION ILLUSTRATORS?
I would say to just make sure that you are genuinely passionate about the industry and that it's something you feel you were born to do! In terms of illustration and drawing, it's always been a huge part of my life and it feels like I've been doing it forever, which i how i knew it would eventually become a career even though i still see it as a hobby! In terms of studying fashion design, anybody can learn to sew etc, but i definitely believe that being a fashion designer comes from within! Having raw talent, passion and drive is something that cannot be taught in schools. Having that innate sense of style, knowing what works and what doesn't work, thinking like a business person before even getting to the studying part of fashion are all things i think should come naturally. Fortunately, i believe i have been blessed with these attributes. I would also say to be consistent, focused, hard working and use all of the amazing technology we have around to your advantage. Social media is unstoppable and can lead to very amazing things. I have Rihanna as a fan of my work thanks to Twitter! Another thing i would say, is to do things outside of studying. When i was at college studying fashion, i was also juggling my personal sketches and building my online presence at the same time! It was double the work, but it pays off in the end!
WILL YOU DRAW ME THIS BADASS WOMAN AND A GOOD GIRL SO I CAN START MY LABEL AND ALSO WILL YOU MARRY ME?
Of course I Will! Just let me know what you want her to look like and I got you and No I can't marry you, will you marry me though?
Ahem, do I really have to say by now that the last question to just about every interview I do is made up? I think not.
HIS AMAZEBALLSSSS WORK!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes bitch that is Adele xo.
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