Teija Eilola takes the business of fashion, like many of her peers, very seriously. And why shouldn't she - she boasts a background studying at the Royal College of Art. She also appeared on Fashion Fringe, as a finalist, in 2012. After, she spent summer being mentored by Burberry's Christopher Bailey.
There seemed to be so many people jumping on the Royal bandwagon without offering anything different or remotely imaginative. That's when the idea struck me, everyone seemed to be milking the Royal birth so why not provide exactly that as a visual, that's how the concept for my Royal Breastfeeding T-Shirt materialised.
The grass grows greener, the sun, it shines brighter and the sky is bluer in Beverly Hills." scoffs a resident Angeleno. Yet as the iconic gold and chestnut Beverly Hills shield comes into view, the derisive attitude towards the Golden Triangle city drifts a little, for lo and behold, the sky is suddenly a serene ceiling of cerulean blue.
When my project was chosen to be entered for the 2013 FAD competition at the end of last year I was over the moon and couldn't contain my excitement! A few weeks later I received an email telling me that I had been selected as one of 15 finalists from over 100 entries across the UK and I couldn't believe it!
What's the one thing Fashion Week leaves behind when taking its flight to Milan? Somerset House. Even when the designers have packed down their collections and the super models stepped down from their high heels, the beautiful venue along the Thames stays put and doesn't even get a full week's rest.
And while we are more open to purchasing electronic products that are China- made, many of us are still resistant to paying top dollars for a designer bag or a dress that's manufactured there (as opposed to home countries of these fashion houses). Admit it, there is hesitation. So, why the prejudice?
Maximalist hipster interior design visionaries House of Hackney are about to launch their signature print aesthetics on the fashion world with their first womenswear clothing line which debuts on 18 June.
This weekend I'm tracksuit shopping - old school Adidas tracksuit shopping, to be specific. I'm going all out for the classic three-stripe, totally man-made matching numbers that made such a lasting impression on me when the likes of Run DMC popularised them in the mid-1980s and have been sneaking into my wardrobe ever since.
Want to know who the next Alexander McQueen or Stella McCartney is? The next big name in British fashion? Me too, which is why I went along to the London College of Fashion's MA exhibition private view last Tuesday night to see if I could hunt down some future fashion design stars amongst the many graduates on show.