The Bold One originated with small beginnings in the year of 2014, in my final year of college.
It came from creating a two piece for my school’s athletics day where dressing up in house colours was a must, yet I had started at a new school and didn’t have my new house colour (DRAMA). Down I went to the local op shop, found some second hand fabric, and whipped something up. Friends and pairs were in love, so I decided to set up a facebook page to create and sell from, shared it to a couple of facebook pages and well, the rest it history. I have even kept posts up on my social media of my original work which you can find if you scroll through! I enjoy looking back at the journey.
My interest in creating ‘sustainable’ fashion grew organically through out my studies at University where my eyes were opened to what horrible state the fashion industry is in, and the change that needs to happen. See more on this and the behind the scenes in what goes into your piece in my 'Sustainability’ page.
Named after my sister and customer, who just had to get a mention. She is an absolute boss in her work and at life, one of my biggest supporters, and someone who I have always looked up to. Much love for you big sis.
Named after two lovely customers Gracie and Grace who ordered pieces from The Bold One during Level 4 Lockdown of COVID-19 2020. This style will always be a reminder of the gratitude I hold for the love and support that was given to The Bold One at this time.
The Fredy Wrap, yet another style crafted up in the lockdown period of 2020. Before the launch of the website, I took on around 50 orders during the lock down period, and then of course had to put a pause on that so I could craft them up. And you know what? The lovely Fredy was three of those orders. Fredy had ordered both a Gracie and a Rossi Wrap for herself, and a Rossi Wrap for her mum. How can lovely customers like this not make my day!?
Named after the original customer of this style - Charlotte. This style was created for a collection when at University, and became a staple piece in The Bold One’s wardrobe. Whilst wearing it out and about, I was stopped by a lovely stranger who had to know where I got my skirt from. Long story short, this was the lovely Charlotte who went on to order and receive her own skirt that matched the original, and so the creation of many Charlotte Skirts began. It’s kind strangers like Charlotte who will make your day while wearing The Bold One pieces.
Named after a friend who has supported The Bold One like no other. I have almost lost count of the number of pieces she has acquired, curating her own mini collection. The Emma Crop was originally designed for her to match her ‘Charlotte Skirt’ for work. Majority of the pieces that are available now were actually inspired by this style, as this crop is where the wrap style began. Always grateful for costumers like Emma who are on going supporters of The Bold One.
Lydia is another beautiful customer who ordered one of the very first Fredy Wraps. It was made to a custom length for her to suit and she looks so effortlessly sweet in it. Yet another TBO piece out there that is bound to be a staple in the wardrobe.