First Ciara was seen on MTV3 wearing our Tailored Sleevelss Jacket, and frankly she looks amazing! If I could have picked anyone to be seen wearing it I couldnt have come up with anyone more suited than Ciara. The pictures are below in the next post.
Then my partner JP sent an email to Frank Strachan, fashion editor of Attitude and stylist to the stars, to say hello. Within a couple of hours he had pinged one back asking if we had a Sporty Dress in a size 20, as he was getting ready to shoot Beth Ditto for the May issue of Attitude. Well we don't hold much stock and we definitely don't have an abundance of size 20's but I absolutely love Beth so there was no chance we were going to miss the opportunity. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning making her dress myself, just to make sure it was perfect.
The following day, I was as giddy as a school girl, planning what I was going to say when we met. I took no notice of JP when he said not to get my hopes up as we may not even see her, of course we were going to see her!
As it turns out we didn'd see her, bugger! When we arrived at the shoot there were a load of people all being busy in that "I'm too busy to stop" kind of way. We found Frank and gave him the dress, we suggested we didn't mind hanging around to offer some styling tips but he was having none of it and we had to leave. I'm sure I saw the back of Beth's head though and should they decide to use the dress it will be more than worth it. We even told Frank that Beth can keep the dress, so hopefully she will be wearing it all over town.
As if that wasnt enough, we have also passed the first stage of The British Fashion Council's New Gen sponsorship scheme. We (along with probably 10 million other hopefuls) now have to submit 6 samples from our collection for judging. Should we be selected we basically get the funding to show at the next London Fashion Week which would be amazing!! I'll keep you posted.