Photo by Andrew Meredith

Hello, I’m Elsie. I moved to London, United Kingdom, 14 years ago from Canada. I am lots of things, including playing in a Brazilian drum band but here are three of my passions:

1/ I’m a Graphic Designer. Design runs through my veins and it’s very close to my heart. I studied packaging design and visual communication in OCADU (Ontario College of Art & Design University). I have worked in advertising agency, web start-up, freelance, in-house, every aspect of design from print to video. I am obsessed with colour, patterns, typography and design. I started being a videographer two years ago and learning animation using Adobe After Effects and Tumult Hype. Hopefully, will start a YouTube channel soon! Watch this space.

2/ I’m a Foodie. I love eating, cooking and I make extravagant cakes, you can check out my Instagram.

3/ I’m a Sewist and a Knitter. I have always loved fashion ever since I remembered. Lately, sewing has becoming a new passion of mine. I’ve sewn for years but was never serious about it. Two years ago, I have decided to stop buying clothes but to make my own or upcycle my existing wardrobe. Through this process, I’ve learned the importance of slow fashion.

What is StayStylish?

StayStylish is a personal project that stems from my love of food, fashion, design and everything in between. Please join me in my chronicle of sewing a handmade wardrobe and how to wear them. I hope it’ll inspire you to make your own too.

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