I remember my firs dress project I think I the teacher practically sewed most of it... DARTS was a world I didn’t understand... SEAM ALLOWANCE huh what is that? Then they seemed alien language but they are so basic now and other things are alien... I ended up getting a B for textiles in the end and an A for Art
and I went to college and it went downhill lol boy I don’t know what happened coco noir became a rebellion and not in a good way... but I was still good in terms that in the end I managed to get B in photography, C in both Art and in Textiles. I would say the place you go to study is a big component in the results that you achieve because when I went Waltham forest college for my BTEC I would say that was the down fall.... the inspiration left, aspirations where there but other priorities found themselves first before my work and I look back and say if I could change time I would change that... it was not all doom and gloom they had they where some benefits... life drawing opened me to drawing a bit more... first time I saw a naked lady stack naked to be drawn .. They should have warned me I was not ready to see that... i walked in and sure my face said it all WTF!!! After that it became routine
Then came the days to carry my big portfolio to universities that I had applied OMG was that a HEAVY piece of work. Went Westminster found that instead of fashion they had me down for forensic photography I was puzzled... so that was a no no... Then to the dream that was CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS... to be told they would consider me as an international student... EXCUSE ME ... PARDON SAY THAT AGAIN... WHAT PART? I have been in this country long this aren’t no illegal immigrant.... so that was a no and then came to the place we now know as the MERCER building- HERTFOLDSHIRE ...ah bless Annie for helping carry that portfolio ... she goes if they can judge your work on weight then you will be in... Guess I had both the weight and the talent because am here now.
I know I will make it but like they say TALENT IS NOT ENOUGH THESE DAYs... BE DIFFERENT STAND OUT, GET RECOGNISE GO BEYOUND WHAT THEY EXPECT BECAUSE THAT HIGHLIGHTS YOU FROM THE CROWD.....FASHION IS NOT JUST CLOTHES ITS ABOUT HAVING AN OPINION.... DO YOU HAVE ONE?