David Bowie 1972

Once Upon A Time In A Closet

I want to share what excites me about the world of fashion (and why the fashion I create is so immersed in stories), and find out what kind of fashion excites you.

The world inside a wardrobe

When I was very young (once upon a time, a long time ago!), one of my favourite TV programmes was Mr Benn. The idea of going into a shop, changing my clothes then going into an adventure somewhere, really stirred my imagination.

I was delighted to discover recently that the creator, David McKee, studied fine arts at Plymouth College, not too far from where I used to watch his programme as a child.

A few years later I discovered The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, where exploring the back of a wardrobe opened up a whole new world of magical and mystical adventures.

Then the world around me became really exciting. David Bowie, Adam and the Ants and the New Romantics dominated the teen scene (I so loved my frilly shirt!) and this was my favourite time of all, because the world at the back of the wardrobe came into my everyday life and I could explore new worlds simply by what I chose to wear.

Who do YOU want to be?

What clothes hang in the back of your wardrobe for the days you feel brave enough to be truly yourself?

What clothes would you like to see more of so you can be you?

Add your thoughts in the comments below

We are all uniquely and wonderfully made. Ignore the fashion judge! Have fun with what you wear. Play.

That’s all creativity and self expression really is: the freedom to play.

I’m really looking forward to reading your comments and I’ll be sharing more about fashion and your personality very soon. (You’ve probably already guessed at mine!)

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