Where do you get your inspiration? Specifically, what inspired the backless nightie?
An antique dealer friend was always giving me amazing handmade negligees from the 20s and 30s, which really inspired me to start designing my own modern take on nighties that were equally beautiful to wear.
My inspiration for the backless nightie was a 1930’s evening dress I bought. I really loved the cowl neck and low back and thought it would be lovely to wear something so beautiful all the time.
How involved are you in the design and construction of each piece?
I design every piece myself and draft and cut the final patterns. I’m also involved in making up some of the nighties, but I do have a great team of seamstresses that I work with who make most of the garments.
Who likes your gowns more - women or their mates?
I honestly think my nighties appeal to both men and women. From the feedback I’ve gotten to date, women love my nighties because they are so wearable, making them feel both sexy and comfortable. The men I know who have bought my nighties really like the fact that their mates actually wear their gifts frequently, rather than just on special occasions.
What is coming up for you?
I’m working on new designs and I’d like to add dressing gowns and cashmere bed jackets to my range.