Just a little glimpse about myself – Sewing runs in the family, my aunt had a natural talent for sewing and I learned the basics by observing her on the sewing machine which inspired me to make my first outfit at age fourteen. This was a major accomplishment and I showed off my creation to everyone who crossed my path. The thought that I could create and sew my own clothes was exciting and liberating.
Since I was a budding artist and had a natural flare for colours this was a perfect fit for my love of fashion and style. I borrowed every book I could find on fashion in the library and became quite the fashionista. I began compiling books of fashion sketches and translated them to reality on the sewing machine. This propelled me to my next step in perfecting my craft by attending Academy of Fashion where I received my diploma in fashion design & merchandising.
Parallel to working in the Corporate arena I have always pursued my love for fashion and style by filling my spare time and weekends by sewing and staging fashion shows.
When I first started blogging I enlisted the talents of my two grandsons, aged eight and ten at the time as my photographers. They did a very good job but soon became bored of taking pictures of their grandmother in pretty clothes and not even monetary compensation appealed to them. So without my photographers I was lost and had no choice but to invest in a camera and a tripod… I am still learning and growing in the photography field and while taking pictures for my blog I am discovering a new and exciting hobby in the process.
I no longer work in the corporate arena and I am happy to state that I am living my passion for fashion full time by doing what I really love. Another dimension to my life is that I am on the executive team of a non-profit organization, secretary of two committees and facilitate sewing and pattern making workshops and together with being a full time fashion blogger I play with the TACCA Steel Orchestra.