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In her own words, the reason she started her business:"I was frustrated with the outdated look of sewing patterns - both the clothing they allowed you to make and their packaging looked old fashioned."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!
Rosie prepared the collection and the shoot styling into mood boards. These are so cool!
The pleated skirt
The Tulip Skirt
Thanks, Rosie... for letting me take part on this wonderful collection!