When I was very little, my Mum used to tell people
‘Wouldn’t it be nice if we all lived in Kerry’s little World?’
I was a dreamer, imaginative and creative, quiet but self-assured.
Nowadays I am much the same, and I still revel in the escapism that my imagination brings me.
I was born in 1986 on a uncomfortably hot June morning, and grew up in a homely town, situated in the middle of a deep valley, surrounded by lush green countryside. I know! It sounds almost too good to be real in this modern World! However I had such a happy, sheltered childhood, but I soon became hungry for more, and had greater ambition than my little town could hold.
I remember laying on my belly in my childhood bedroom with the cheap bunk beds, with golden sunlight filling the room, and the beech tree that stood at the end of our garden creating dancing shadows on my wall. I lay there drawing mermaids in evening dresses, and mice in summer frocks, creating detailed little paper creations.
Fashion was rooted in me from birth it seemed.
I started to religiously read Vogue and Elle, and would steal the fashion supplements from my Dad’s Sunday Papers. I developed a bold, eclectic sense of style and often shocked my peers with my mad concoctions which were often pulled together with charity shops finds, due to my complete inability to resist their allure.
I fell in love with punky, rebellious side of Vivienne Westwood, then the romanticism John Galliano & Stephen Jones. I adored Anna Piaggi & Iris Apfel for their strong, self assured styles.
I developed fashion schizophrenia, one day wanting to be elegant and sleek like Audrey Hepburn or Rita Hayworth, a child of the earth like Joni Mitchell or Janis Joplin, or an 1980’s new romantic with face paint like Adam Ant.
I now reside in Twyford, near Reading where I attend Thames Valley University. I am in the final months of a Fashion Design & Printed Textiles Course.
I want this blog to not only represent my current portfolio of work, but to also reflect who I really am, and my ambition & drive, creativity and vision.
All my life I have adored the art of dressing up, the thrill of finding something new and untouched. Exploring history for ideas, and popular culture for influences.
I can draw.
I can write.
I can style.
I can photograph.
Most importantly I can always be myself.