Dreams

When I was about 5 years old. I heard the term "stray cats" for the first time. I didn't know the meaning but I loved the way the words sounded. I remember thinking to myself that when I finally open a fashion house, I'd call my shop STRAY CAT. I have always wanted to sell clothes to women... Always. But the noise in the market place confused me so I studied law instead. Unlike most people who create fashion, I don't have a fashion background but I understand that women love beautiful and comfortable clothes. I create what I'd wear. I also understand that as human beings we love to be seen hence the colours and the swishiness in my clothes. my Nigerian background means I LOVE colours. Do you know that if you wear all black in Nigeria, people will ask you who died? Black is regarded as a colour to tell the world that you have just lost someone dear to you. Well, I must say that is changing now. Nowadays, people wear colours for funerals. They now celebrate the life of the person they have lost. They are now beginning to understand that it was an honour and privilege to have had that person ( regardless of how short or long the life must have been) in their lives.

December 04, 2019 — Yvonne Telford