I love being creative with my clothes and just couldn't find exactly what I was looking for in the shops so made my own. Then friends, acquaintances, people on the street... they started asking where they could buy the things I wore. And Red Thanet was born.

This was closely followed by designer-makers wanting to make their own creations from my fabric prints - and Red Thanet's sister Etsy store 'Chihuahua Shower' was born which also stocks a range of homewares and wall art.

I've studied fine art, fashion design, dressmaking and screen printing and currently work with several make to order manufacturers to bring my collections to life. The photography in my designs is my own, I take inspiration from the stunning Thanet landscape around me and turn it into fashion one beach and seagull at a time with my trusty pink laptop and my ancient sketching pens!