When Rosie invited me to be the face of DIY couture A/w 2012 I felt really flattered because Rosie entrepreneurship is so inspiring and helping out other creatives is really rewarding.
In her own words, the reason she started her business:“I was frustrated with the outdated look of sewing patterns – both the clothing they allowed you to make and their packaging looked old fashioned.” Sounds familiar girls?
Interesting, Rosie also tried to de-stash her fabric ‘library’ in making this collection. She sewn all the garments on her spare time in 6 weeks. Girl, you are a inspiration!
I asked Rosie to send me a “mood board” before the shoot so I can get in the spirit of her vision that later was described as: “Bubbling with a powerful green force, shedding light over dark evil.”
Although comic book ‘Green Lantern’ brought some inspiration, she wanted a grown up look, not as girly as the previous collection shoots. During the shoot I try all types of poses: Happy, angry, strong, soft, sexy to give Rosie as much variety as possible. I am told we had 1000 photos!
I was asked to bring an extra pair of shoes, so I sent Rosie a small selection of what I owned that would fit the theme… I also wore golden boots a size smaller. Oh well! It is a small sacrifice for fashion!
The weather was really hot in London (26C or 78.8 F) that day but I had such a blast wearing this collection. I really wanted to take it home with me… Here are some shoots behind the scenes..
The pleated skirt
The Tulip Skirt
* updated: Rosie’s personal blog. You can find DIY Couture is linked on the titles/pattern instructions.