Last month I was extremely lucky enough to be chosen to be featured in Company Magazine as part of their 'Company Academy' competition as a up and coming fashion designer. Here's my interview about advice on becoming a designer and what to expect! Its also available to read on their website.

What are you studying at uni and where?
I'm on my 2nd year of studying at the University of the creative arts in Rochester.

How did you make your decision on what to study?
I've never really been satisfied with the options of clothing available to me, so I've always found ways to alter them to suit my own tastes. So choosing design seemed like a natural choice.

What does your course consist of?
Hard work and tears! We work very long days and weeks there's usually not a lot of 'free time' as your always thinking about new ideas and how to improve them.

What designers do you admire?
I love the work of Charlie May, her designs are so clean cut, with gorgeous fabric choices.

Where do you get inspiration from?
Everywhere and anywhere, always keep your eyes open especially when your traveling from place to place, observe everything and anyone that's around you. You never know what will inspire you next, my latest collection was inspired by the Mods v Rockers clash of 1964 at the Brighton beaches, all because I saw someone wearing some doc martens.

What blogs are you currently obsessed with?
I've always loved reading blogs and seeing peoples different creative views and ideas,  the first blog I ever read is actually still my favourite! Ivania Carpio's blog over at Love aesthetics is such a inspiring blog for me and is what got me into creating my own blog, www.thegoodowl.blogspot.co.uk

What are your can’t live without fashion essentials?
I cant live without a white shirt! I just find them so versatile, you can wear them on their own with high waisted jeans and a baggy jumper or paired underneath an oversized smock dress.

Did you have a backup plan or for you was it always about fashion?
Growing up I always knew I was going to do something creative and originally I  wanted to be an actress, I still have such a strong love for theatre and drama is what actually got me into fashion in the first place, it was at my schools end of year show where I had to create the costumes which inspired me to undertake my first fashion design course at the London fashion retail academy.

What advice would you give aspiring designers?
Be prepared to work exceptionally hard, be humble and never let your creative vision be altered to fit in with someone else's.

So what’s next for you?
I'm going to continue to work hard, involve myself with as many opportunity's as humanly possible and continue enjoying artistic creation through as many different outlets as possible.

See the full interview here and here to view my style tips for summer!

-Charlotte

Last month I was extremely lucky enough to be chosen to be featured in Company Magazine as part of their 'Company Academy' competition as a up and coming fashion designer. Here's my interview about advice on becoming a designer and what to expect! Its also available to read on their website.

What are you studying at uni and where?
I'm on my 2nd year of studying at the University of the creative arts in Rochester.

How did you make your decision on what to study?
I've never really been satisfied with the options of clothing available to me, so I've always found ways to alter them to suit my own tastes. So choosing design seemed like a natural choice.

What does your course consist of?
Hard work and tears! We work very long days and weeks there's usually not a lot of 'free time' as your always thinking about new ideas and how to improve them.

What designers do you admire?
I love the work of Charlie May, her designs are so clean cut, with gorgeous fabric choices.

Where do you get inspiration from?
Everywhere and anywhere, always keep your eyes open especially when your traveling from place to place, observe everything and anyone that's around you. You never know what will inspire you next, my latest collection was inspired by the Mods v Rockers clash of 1964 at the Brighton beaches, all because I saw someone wearing some doc martens.

What blogs are you currently obsessed with?
I've always loved reading blogs and seeing peoples different creative views and ideas,  the first blog I ever read is actually still my favourite! Ivania Carpio's blog over at Love aesthetics is such a inspiring blog for me and is what got me into creating my own blog, www.thegoodowl.blogspot.co.uk

What are your can’t live without fashion essentials?
I cant live without a white shirt! I just find them so versatile, you can wear them on their own with high waisted jeans and a baggy jumper or paired underneath an oversized smock dress.

Did you have a backup plan or for you was it always about fashion?
Growing up I always knew I was going to do something creative and originally I  wanted to be an actress, I still have such a strong love for theatre and drama is what actually got me into fashion in the first place, it was at my schools end of year show where I had to create the costumes which inspired me to undertake my first fashion design course at the London fashion retail academy.

What advice would you give aspiring designers?
Be prepared to work exceptionally hard, be humble and never let your creative vision be altered to fit in with someone else's.

So what’s next for you?
I'm going to continue to work hard, involve myself with as many opportunity's as humanly possible and continue enjoying artistic creation through as many different outlets as possible.

See the full interview here and here to view my style tips for summer!

-Charlotte

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