My Grandmother; the matriarch. The perfect opposite to my other grandma and with my mix of them both, I am somewhere between them. The woman I knew was strong, sassy and sensible. I have never seen anyone challenge her (or want to!). She taught me nothing mattered more than family, both present and future. Her home was our family HQ, our meeting place and never big enough for us all. So we’d bunk up, sleep top and tail and in beds or on floors, sitting on each others lap around the TV. Our family parties are still some of my favourite memories as a child.
My grandmother; an old fashion suitcase and a girl with a dream of romance. At 18, she travelled to find love, and did. He sailed the seas and on his return, walked straight to her house to ask her to marry him. My Grandmother; a woman who fed 4 children when she barely had the money for two, birthed her babies in her own home and had a smile so big, I’d immediately forgive her whenever she’d roughly curl my hair. My grandmother; the woman I’ll never forget, The woman I know I will become. // All of my designs are named after a woman in my life. This is for our Gigi who loved so many, you’d hear a list of names before she’d get to your own//