London, United Kingdom
Rebecca, 36
Clothing Designer
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a bit about Rebecca

What are you working on these days?

Work! We have our own little fashion label, so currently we are working on marketing and promoting SS16 and developing SS17.

What drives you mad these days?

People standing on the wrong side of the escalator. People taking selfies in public, when they are on their own.

What makes you happy?

My work!

When was the last time you cried?

Last week, having your own business can make you cry sometimes when it gets stressful, as its your baby.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

UK grime, old-school jungle roots reggae and Northern Soul

What was the last movie you watched and was it any good?

The Revenant, visually beautiful, Tom hardy should have gotten the Oscar.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

We create sustainable fashion, and support anyone who does this too, so if we are in need of something new we check out the local charity shops. Traid is brilliant because they have a very good selection, Mint vintage too, on Stoke Newington High street, as they have a great vintage denim range. We will always check out the local charity shops like Oxfam on Kingsland rd. If we want to buy something new there are some excellent British ethical fashion brands online like Beaumont Organic and Brothers We Stand.

What’s your go-to café in London?

Healthy stuff. Caffe Oto

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in London?

The Barbican. You can get lost in there for hours, the architecture is amazing, its always deserted. Plus anywhere off the main drag of Dalston. The best caffe’s are on the little side streets, plus its always beautiful to walk down the little streets and look at the pretty houses and little greens.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?

The British Library. I don’t go there enough. Its free and one of the most beautiful buildings. It has the biggest archive of British history and culture, and you can spend days there learning and researching the history of England.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

John Lydon. We would take him to Mangal 2 on Stoke Newington High Street; its our favourite place to eat. You can bring your own booze. Its a great place to have a chilled out evening and you can spy on Gilbert and George who eat there every night at 8.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

Tate Modern to catch up on any new exhibitions.

What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?

There is a little reggae club in a basement just down the road from us. The place is the size of a bathroom and they play the best reggae and dancehall. The place is crammed and you can hardly move, they serve cheap wine in plastic cups. Its like a little community, and you feel like you’re a guest at someone else’s private party. Its only on once a month and costs 7 pounds to get in.

If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

Cycle along Regents Canal with a picnic basket and ciders.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Hackney – one of the most diverse places I have ever lived in, you have people here from all over the world and it makes life very beautiful.

What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Westfield shopping centre or any Primark shop in London.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

The 3 Compasses or the Cock Tavern with a couple of our studio mates.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

We love shopping for food on Ridley Road Market. We have been going there since we moved here, and we pretty much know where to get the best of fruit and veg, plus we have a little connection with some of the market sellers, its the real east end-we love it.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Our studio, we have the best parties there!

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