The process of design can be a grueling thing, particularly when your imagination outruns your physical skill. You pour your heart and soul (and sweat and tears and generally a bit of swearing and too much coffee) in to create something beautiful, considered, creative...only to have it turn out a bit wrong, a bit stodgy, because you can't decipher that one thing that isn't quite right, or your method of construction was a bit off, but you didn't know how to do it any other way. It is, quite frankly, depressing.
When I finished my swimwear assessment last year I felt exactly like this - I was stoked with my bather designs in theory, but they didn't look quite how I'd pictured them in my head. I was ready to chuck them into a drawer, never to be seen again, when my ever inspiring friend Bergs asked to use them in a photoshoot with her team at All of the Above Creative. I tend to forget that other people see your work with fresh eyes (not bogged down with the memories of pattern pieces than never fit and endless unpicking) and am enlivened by the result. Sometimes all you need to buck you up is a bit of new light.
Photography: Libby Edwards
Styling: Emma Bergmeier
Beauty: Rebecca Joanne
all represented by All of the Above Creative
Model: Stacie @ Scene
See the rest of the shoot on Canada's String Magazine, including pieces from the fabulously talented Jamie Lee and Angela Bollam.