Jessie Saint, a 21 year old student from Middlesbrough, has successfully turned her hobby into a business.
Jessie started creating head pieces and accessories in March last year, after a successful first attempt at creating her own headband led to requests from others.
Silver Lining Creations was then launched by Jessie with the aim of creating individual, one off accessories to make outfits stand out with an individual touch.
Each piece that Jessie creates and designs is original and personalised to each customer, with no two pieces being the same.
Jessie said: “I have always had an eye for fashion and through my university course and support from friends, I saw a chance at creating one of my dreams.”
Jessie, who is currently in her third year at Cleveland College of Art and Design, studying a degree in Entertainment and Designs Craft, creates a range of accessories; from headbands and crowns, to chokers and sunglasses, which are now also stocked in various shops within the area.
“I am lucky enough to have some of my work sold through Pretty Twisted in Middlesbrough, Kiwi and Freeder Vintage in Guisborough,” said Jessie.
“I use quite a few social media sites to inspire me and to also sell my pieces.
“In particular I use Instagram to gain inspiration and ideas as a lot of designers post their images on there.”
Silver Lining Creations also has a range of bridal wear, after Jessie received several requests to create hairpieces for weddings.
Her creations have also been worn for many occasions all over the world – a Las Vegas Wedding, Australian Hairdressers, Tunisian Holiday and every day wear!
Jessie explained that she works in a different way to other designers, as she likes to meet with her client first to find out about their preferred styles, colours and themes.
“I try to not design too much – I just gather all my ideas and work around me, and take it from there.”
Each piece is individually created with a touch of the customer’s personality added for that unique ‘limited edition’ style.
Silver Lining Creations was also recommended and requested at Durham’s first ever Fashion Week, and the model wearing Jessie’s piece won a competition.
Jessie combines her university work with Silver Lining Creations, and uses other students to promote her work.
A team of photographers, make-up and hair artists, graphic designers and Correy Bulmer, a fashion stylist from London, have all helped Jessie.
Working together as a team, they hope their shared opportunities will help them gain more experience and expand their portfolios.
Through word of mouth and social networking sites, Silver Lining Creations is gaining regular requests for headpieces and photo-shoots.
Jessie added: “I had no idea it would take off like it did and so quickly.”
Ultimately Jessie is hoping to have her own shop to sell her pieces, and hopes to expand her range to include belts, bags and shoes.
Visit Silver Lining Creations at http://ift.tt/1faSHL5