HELP ME WIN FUNDING AND DESIGNER SUPPORT FROM TRIUMPH & STYLIST!!!
Triumph have literally supported me for years now with their super underwear with a classic vintage feel, and now they are showing another kind of support by offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for a women maker.
I am so over the moon to be in the running in an exciting competition with Stylist Magazine where my fave lingerie brand Triumph are supporting Women in Making. It features a once in a lifetime opportunity to be mentored by the unique team of Roksanda Ilincic, Gizzi Erskine, Grace Woodward and Paloma Faith. All amazing, strong women who have achieved great things and stood out from the crowd by marching to the beat of their own drum. It would be amazing to have the advice from these women: even though they make it look so easy I know that the elegant gliding of the swan is powered by the continuous paddling under the water and it requires massively hard work. I'm familiar with the hard work but the industry knowledge from these figures will be priceless for me. Their own unique experiences mean they are a great choice to help a new creative woman turn her ideas and designs into a great career.
Private Benjamin is one of my all time favourite films. Initially a spoiled brat, relying on marrying a rich husband and accustomed to her family's wealth, through the film the glitteringly gorgeous Goldie Hawn suffers a crisis and in her panic mistakenly joins the brutal U.S army (with "hilarious consequences"). Here she toughens up, discovers how strong and independent she can be and gets a great career and a group of feisty friends that help each other through it all. Here's a photo from the brilliant war game scene where they disguise themselves as members of the opposing team by ripping up a non-issue racy RED BRAZIER worn by one of the tough cookies in her squad.
If this wasn't enough, Triumph are also generously offering a bursary of £10,000!!! I can't express how this sum of money would completely transform a independent maker's life such as myself. Being independent and self funded is incredibly hard but you learn the skills of being a great budgeter. A massive rocket of funding would make all of the ideas that have to be cut back or shelved actually possible. The projects, collaborations and new research into making contemporary and informed wearable art pieces are so exciting. I could also set up the workshop of my dreams, investing in equipment to make more things possible and daily working more efficient as a hub for me and creative people to come and share in. Imagine Willy Wonka but with jewellery.
So now it's up to YOU to make this possible. In this section of the competition I NEED YOUR VOTE
It only takes a second to enter your email address and you don't have to sign up to ANYTHING. It's just a vote. Here's the link to the Stylist Website
And here's the ring of mine on their page you need to look for:
Please, help me by showing YOUR support!