When my store was open on Washington Street just a few weeks, a girl called Alice Halliday came in one afternoon to show me her beautiful handmade accessories and asked if she could sell them in my shop. I had a quick look at all the pieces she brought in with her and without much thought at all I said yes. They were beautiful, feminine pieces that I was proud to sell in my store. Little did I know then that she would become one of my dear friends, a girl that I would look up to and be inspired by and a mother I would meet with so our children could play with each other a whole four years later.
Alice is a truly talented designer so let's hear a little bit more about her.
So Alice, tell my readers a little bit about your background...
I come from a very creative family of artists and seamstresses. Dress making skills were passed down to me through my granny and my mother. I was nine years old when I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer. I started drawing figures and making cut out dolls with my auntie. I've always adored dressing up, I would style my sister and our friends and hold fashion shows for my parents.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
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