DESIGNER AND CREATIVE
Growing up I always had a fascination for all things fashion. Around the age of 5, I knew that I wanted to create fashion and follow my artistic personality.
After suffering from ill health most of my life, many of my passions were lost. However, the one thing that stayed consistent was my love for fashion. During high school I received my diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and this made my journey just a little bit harder both physically and emotionally. For myself, I found that the best possible scenario in such a dark period of my life was that I chose to do something with my life that genuinely made me happy. It was this point in time that I chose to study Fashion full time at Hagley Community College.
Shortly after my studies began, GEOJ was created. From there with my passion and drive, I have achieved many incredible things. At 17 I showcased in New Zealand Fashion Week and by 18 had shown in both New York and Milan Fashion Week.
I am incredibly lucky to have had such an incredible support system around me with family, friends, sponsorship and even the kindness of strangers.
Currently I am working on a new passion of mine studying Beauty Therapy. They say 'time flies when you're having fun' and it's absolutely true. Although my study has been hard it's another passion of mine and I only have less than 4 months of study left. Fashion hasn't been forgotten about however I choose to spend my time working on one of a kind pieces for special occasions or designing my own original footwear.
While I am a designer first and foremost, this online platform is a space for me to share all things creative and relevant to my passions.