On Tuesday, I had one of the best blogging days to date, ( my sister a massive towie fan was beside herself when I told her, the only way is Essex is the only reality show I have watched in the last ten years)
Me and a other bloggers were invited along by Littlewoods to hold an interview with Lydia Bright herself, I pondered over the questions I was going to ask for a few days, As I have always been impressed by Lydia's professional determination and mix of fashion sense, being a business woman myself I thought one of my questions has to be about her ambition within her businesses and her creativity. So my first question to Lydia was; You seem to be involved in every element of designing, promoting and creating your collections how do you stay motivated and inspired?
I was so enthralled by her talking, I found her so inspiring, she talked about how her mum had taught her if you want to do something well you have to do it properly, and how she loved going to fabric sampling, how she enjoys all the aspects of creating her designs. You could really see how passionate she was about designing her collection and being able to be involved in all aspects, especially having the ability to create her collections inspired by the things you can see she evidentially loves, vintage and the 50's.
She dressed in a vintage style cape from her collection, the gold and pale pink was perfect for her skin colour. Everything in the collection had hints and flavours from by gone fashion, Lydia said at one point in the interview that she was creating pieces for every type of female, which you can see in the collection, a mixture of embellished flapper style dresses that wouldn't be out of place at parties in the 20's to tailored style dresses that I am pretty sure Marilyn Monroe if still alive would be adored in.
My next question got a few laughs, linking in with Ms Monroe I asked Lydia if possible which other celebrity dead or alive would you love to see wearing your collection, Lydia did reply her dream would be marilyn, but alive she chose SJP. I found Lydia to be inspiring, she really did lighten the room with a starlet quality. I was really enthralled by her answers, in depth and to the point. Her collection was created within England only the embellishment was done abroad, which I thought really makes a change from other clothes out there on the market at the moment. You can see her flare within the collection. I really think it is always good to see someone passionate about something they have created be it a dress or a painting and getting the opportunity to be part of that to be a privilege.
Lydia also talked about running Bella Sorella (beautiful sisters in italian) which is a shop in Essex that Lydia and her sister Georgia run. (which i just spent a full 30 minutes totally distracted from this post looking through all their clothes oops!) It was so nice to hear about her family and how down to earth she was, we talked about my job and dealing with children with ADHD as her brother has it, it was calming I think for all of us that Lydia was so relaxed and we were all able to free-style the interview between us bloggers.
One of my favourite part of the collection was the white Draped V-neck dress, which you can see me holding in the photo above. I think I liked it the most, because the simplicity but then again the detailing on the collar, it was different to other laced collar dresses I have seen recently. The embellishment and lace on the dresses was beautiful and the mixture of styles was reflected in Lydia's love for vintage and by gone fashion.
I thought I would take away from the interview a few ideas about clothes and fashion, but the main thing I think I took away from meeting Lydia for littlewoods was that if you can dream big, have ambition a passion and drive you can create amazing things and still be stylish, hard working and love what you do.
I just wanted to take the time to thank the littlewoods team and Lydia for such a lovely night.
So Whats your favourite lydia Bright dress?
*Illustration by Ella Masters