I can’t remember a time when I didn’t sketch or design and during my school holidays I was able to fully unleash my creativity when I stayed with my grandmother. She was a wedding dress seamstress and any left over scraps of trimmings and adornments from the wedding dresses she made would be put into her ‘bits bag’. I used the contents of this bag of treasures to make all kinds of crafty things and it was this treasure trove of delight that encouraged my interest in design.
As I grew up, I developed an interest in old Hollywood films where I was captivated by the fashions. Greta Garbo in the film ‘Camille’ stands out as one of my favourite films. It felt right to call my new headpiece and accessories brand ‘Camille’ because I became inspired to throw myself into designing at this point.
My tiaras, crowns and bridal headpieces have been featured in publications such as Italian VOGUE, Weddings & Honeymoons,You & Your Wedding, and Asian Bride.
Although my design roots started with a nod to ‘old Hollywood’, my appreciation of the natural world enthused me to start designing more organic botanical pieces.
In addition to creating collections of my designs I really enjoy working with brides making bespoke pieces to complement their wedding dresses. It’s a joy to create a unique design and I love the process of collaboration, working with ideas that brides may already have.
All of my designs are lovingly handcrafted in my rural studio in Wales. I adore producing beautiful pieces for brides….for me it’s the perfect job.