Super throwback to my first ever runway show. I was terrified, had never done a runway show of my own before and of course overthought my entire collection as it was walking down the runway. @christinasalamy was one of my first models and I am so excited to work with her again for #capitalcatwalk2018
Pink Fish Working Wednesday 😊 first pink fish day of the year! So trying to work on a Hare shape I first sketched back in 2016 😄 thinking to make it into a new laser cut brooch (and also a few other ideas!) to join the other hare shape I have already, that one is just sitting...need something moving.... #oldwork#makingnewwork
So I am still only a third of my way to my target but boy look at the difference! The face and neck look so different... If that’s difference after losing 3st imagine what the difference will be after I lose the next 6st and reach target! 😲 the photo on the left was taken 9months before I joined SW and about a week after I fractured my eye socket 😂 longggg story there! It honestly amazes me how good I felt in myself being the size I was because at that time the only thing I was self conscious about was the stinking huge black eye I had and I would literally plaster on make up to cover it up... Just 5months later I suddenly lost all the confidence I had and I felt awful in myself, I don’t know what kick started that but frankly I’m grateful because chances are I wouldn’t be where I am today if that hadn’t happened... I am 10lb lighter now than I was in the second photo as that was taken just 2weeks into my new job... When I’m having a bad day now I can see that difference in myself I look back at what I was like before and what I am like now and I feel proud 95% of the time it gives me the kick up the bum I need to refocus, draw the line in the sand and start again! Things happen in life and we will give into to temptations and things that life but guess what we are human and that happens... What matters is how we deal with that and how we pick ourselves back up... So if you are having a bad day, look back and see how far you have come, dust yourself down, get that big stick and draw a line in that sand and start again! You have this and you can do it! #WowWednesday#LookingBack#BeforeAndAfter#SeeMeThen#SeeMeNow#DontGiveUp#DustYourselfDown#BeSnapHappy#MySWJourney#SWGirl#ChangingMyLifestyle#GettingFit#HealthierMe#IDontWantToDieYoung#DoingItForMe#WorkingHard
Adding the final touches to our 2017 Annual Report before it goes to print. We’ll be publishing online soon but if you can’t wait, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your early bird copy. #RowUK#ourstory#rowleeds
Strolling towards the weekend like ruuuuunn 🏃🏃 and not looking back, unlike this throwback. Countdown is on for Prague and I want to get everything sorted on the blog front by Saturday night (and pack - obviously - and get my nails sorted, and maybe do some last min shopping 😂🙈) Does anyone else have a list as long as their arm and then start panicking? ❄🌍
This is Sophie Dixon (@sophie9654 / www.sophie-dixon.com) recipient of the Platform Graduate Award 2014, nominated by the @turnercontemporary. I’ll be taking over the @cvan_se Instagram account today.
Looking back to my BA graduation work, Wunschendorf (2014) is a film about a village in present day Czech Republic whose entire population was exiled following WW2. Having lived in the village myself between 2008-2011, I became fascinated with a group of former residents who return each year to the sites where their homes once stood.
How do we experience places which exist only in memory?