It took a while to get all the info together on our latest Style Rockstar cherryplum. But we finally made it, so please read on to find out everything about the girl who won our “Join the Dots” contest with her super cute Rockabilly Minnie Mouse Dress:
My name is Natalia, I’m 35 years old, french and I live in Paris. I’m a graphic designer and also a painter (I studied arts at university for four years). I love art, photography, fashion and design.
I recently created a website together with my sister and my boyfriend, you can find it at http://cherry-plum.com. On our site we talk about all the things we like: crafts, DIY, sewing, customisation, papercraft….
Paris is a city that inspires me a lot. Right now, the “retro” style is still very edgy on the streets and I admit I like it very much. Regarding the contest, my project was to create a dress with a 60s style, a dress which I wanted not too short but also with a bit of “Rockabilly” in it and a Lolita touch as well… that’s why I chose this very graphical fabric with the red dots. Movies are a source of inspiration for me as well. I have some very different influences: Brigitte Bardot at St. Tropez back in the sixties with her famous dresses made from gingham fabrics. I really like the universe that John Waters created, for example in Cry Baby, but also Minnie Mouse or Kubrick’s Lolita (which is ageless) and the babydoll style.
In fact it is surprisingly hard to find fashionable clothes in Paris which I really like, made from good fabrics and with a perfectly tailored cut, especially when you have curves like a pin-up girl. The trendy french clothes are made for very skinny girls with top-model shapes and it’s difficult to find the perfect clothes for a curvier figure. That is why I like sewing my own clothes: so I can wear exactly what i want but also because i enjoy sewing a lot!
I would like to sew very different styles of clothes but i don’t always know how to do it. Your site is very cool to help girls like me by letting us propose designs for the patterns of our dreams. It’s a wonderful idea, thanks for that and bonne chance for the future of Your Style Rocks!
Thank you so much, Natalia!