Sunday, 26 June 2011


Here is an image that was published in the
This is Nottingham newspaper
(Friday 24th June, page 2)
following the fashion event which took place
Unfortunately there is no mention to the designers in the
picture so I have listed each one below.
I am still excited however that people got to see my work.

Front model: Lhoryn: wearing corset by myself,
Necklace: Rhea Clements and leggings stylists own.
Back model: Aleksandra: wearing Harriet-Jade fashion.

Hayley x

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Shhh! Couture Design Competition

Last night I was announced as joint winner
of the Shhh! Couture design

I want to congratulate all of those who took part and
and got through to the semi-finals.
There were some amazing designs and I think
everybody deserved to win.

Also congratulations to the other joint winner
Janine Basil, who design
some stunning latex dresses.

This was the message which Shhh! Couture posted to announce the winners.

Hayley x

Design Competition Winners!

by Shhh! Couture on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 10:01pm

I am SO EXCITED about this competition! I think you'll all agree with me that the entries have been phenomenal. As such, it's been far too difficult to choose one collection. I have spent the last few hours debating with my guest judges - we have come to the decision that there will be two winners! :D (Though to be honest I would have loved to work with everyone that entered the competition!)


The two competition winners are -

Hayley Sharman and Janine Basil.

Each collection is so brilliant, that I couldn't possibly choose between the two. They are completely different and so unique. Shhh! Couture is so proud to have these two designers and their mini collections as part of the brand.

Hayley and Janine - I'll be emailing you both over the weekend so we can get things moving :D

I hope everyone is as excited as I am about these collaborations.

One last thank you to everyone who entered, and to everyone that has commented and given their opinions on the designs. It's really appreciated :)

Design Competition winners announced by Shhh! Couture. Screen Shot.

Mine and Janine Basil's winning designs.

Friday, 24 June 2011

The Davenport shop of originality.

On Thursday I took part in a live fashion show
I was invited to show my garments
by Pash of Style Creative who had joined
with Sarah Davenport to hold
the event.
The day consisted of models having their hair and make-up done in the
window of the shop, then changing
in a booth and modelling in and out of the window.
The aim of the day was not only to help raise awareness of both independent
designers in the midlands,
but the Davenport shop of originality,
as an outlet for independents fashion designers, illustrators and

If anybody hasn't visited the shop I would definitely recommend
having a look. There are some stunning
paintings and illustrations, corsets and underwear by Eternal Spirits,
and some fantastic cut out art. All by
local people.
Their address is 8 Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN.

In total there was around 15 models, 4 fashion/underwear designers,
and a couple of jewellery designers.

I had the absolute pleasure of working with models Lhoryn and Beau,
who did an amazing job of modelling two of my pieces.

Here are a few pictures for now, I shall upload the rest later.

Hayley x

Beau gets her hair done in the window.

Hair stylist working whilst model: Aleksandra models creations by Harriet-Jade Fashions

Models Left to right:
Jessica wearing Rhea Clements knitwear, Beau wearing My garments, Wearing

Lhoryn wearing my corset. Leather necklace by Rhea Clements and leggings stylists own.

Models Left to right:
Jessica wearing Rhea Clements knitwear, Beau wearing My garments, Wearing

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Shhh! Couture Design Competition.

I have been announced as one of the
four semi finalists
of the Shhh! Couture Design competition.

Although facebook fans cannot vote,
they would still like feedback from people, as to which ones they like.
Please pop along via this link here
where you can find links to all the finalists
and leave your comments.

The Winner will receive:
  • £35 Gift Voucher
  • Their name on the mini collection - eg. Billybob for Shhh! Couture
  • % of profits from the sale of their designs
  • A mystery prize!

Here is a re-cap of my design entry.

Hayley x

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Fake Magazine

Here are the images of my garments that appeared in Fake Magazine
Issue One.
You can buy it now here.

Strong, Powerful, Protective.
Styling | Sophie Benson
Photography | Jennie Sherratt
Make up | Becky Hunting
Model | Kerrie Johnson

Dress | Sebastian Bird
Necklace | Jennifer Leith
Shoes | Modified by stylist.

Bra | Hayley Sharman
Shoulder pads | Made by stylist
Trousers | Sebastian Bird
Shoes | Model's own
Bracelets | Stylist's own

Left Page | As above
Right page |
Dress | Helen Van Rees
Bangles | Stylist's own

Left Page |
Bustier | Hayley Sharman
Sleeves | Made by Stylist
Leggings | Made by stylist
Necklace | Jennifer Leith

Right Page|
Top | Sebastian Bird
Knickers | Hayley Sharman
Shoes | Modified by stylist
Necklace | Stylist's own
Bangle | Sebastian Bird
Ties | Made by stylist

Left page |
Necklace | Jennifer Leith
Knickers | Hayley Sharman
Shoes | Modified by stylist

Right Page |
Bra: Hayley Sharman
Shoulder pads: Made by stylist
Trousers: Sebastian Bird
Bracelets/Bangles | Stylist's own

Necklace | Jennifer Leith
Knickers | Hayley Sharman

Contents Page


Hayley x

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Are you a miserable artist?

Came across this on a Tumblr blog
What inspires you.
Thought it was amusing as some of these
things are often true to how I feel.
It's a nice little list for me to keep in mind of things not to do.
And definitely makes me more determined
not to let things stand in my way.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

More from Fake

Here are a few more images from the fake launch party.
The magazine is on sale now, so why not pop along
to their website
to get your copy now before they are all gone.

Below is the launch invitation that was
sent out by post and email.
Sophie did such a good job of styling, that
I didn't even recognise my own bra.
And credit to the photographer, model and other designer
which are all listed below.

Hayley x

Stylist: Sophie Benson
Photographer: Jennie Sherratt
Model: Kerrie Johnson
MUA: Becky Hunting
Trousers: Sebastian Bird

Myself and Matt looking through Fake.
Photos: Gillian Millburn via Fake blog
Fake cover
Photos: Gillian Millburn via Fake blog

My Knicker
Photos: Gillian Millburn via Fake blog

Fake Cover
Photo: Craig Bush via Fake blog

Thursday, 2 June 2011

It's always want want want....

Love Love Love
Black Milk Clothing.
If only I could fit my fat arse in to
these then I would probably
buy everything off their website.

I am like a human magpie, I love
anything remotely shiny,
but have found my friends and family
have never shared my enthusiasm
for anything
metallic, sparkly, or anything that has a remote sheen to it.

Anyway back to the point, shiny, patterned and
skull products are just a few
of the things you can find over at
Black Milk Clothing.
What more could you ask for?

I came across these through a friends tumblr,
did some research and hey presto,
a new love was found.

These are probably my favourite of everything,
mainly because anything with
a skull or bones, tend to catch my eye.

Here are some of my other favourites which are currently
on sale here.
Look at those lace suspenders!
And if anybody knows where the boots with
the silver bottoms are from
let me know.

Hayley x

Purple Galaxy Swimsuit $90

Manga Girl Swimsuit $90

Leg Bones (Negative) $75

Lace Suspenders $125

Blueberries $60
Cabaret Silver $99

Sheer Butterfly Top $70

Black Reptilian Legs $50

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! $60

The Anatomist Negative $75

Alice and the Drink Swimsuit $90

Mention on the Fake Magazine blog

Thanks to Sophie and Kerry for the mention
on their website last week, ahead of the Fake launch night.

To take a look visit the post here.

Hayley x

Fake Magazine

Back in March I was approached by
stylist Sophie Benson to
borrow some items from my graduate
collection for an upcoming Magazine
her and friend, Kerry Leslie
were putting together in Birmingham as part of their final

I happily accepted and I want to say a big thank you to them both
for the opportunity they have given me.

Here is a little about the magazine, which is called Fake.

"F A K E is a collaborative project started by a fashion stylist and a graphic designer. The inspiration behind the publication was discovering that there was a wealth of unseen talent amongst our peers. We realised we had the perfect opportunity to showcase young, gifted, independent creatives. Not only this, there were a lot of interesting projects happening under the radar that we believed deserved more recognition. This magazine serves the purpose of promoting such ventures, taking F A K E in a different direction to other magazines that are found on news stands.

F A K E isn’t what fake is"

I was invited to their launch party which took place
last Friday, 27th May, at the 6/8 Kafe in Birmingham, a lovely
independent coffee house.
The place was full of friends, contributors and people that had asked to come
along, and was a really fun night, with music from Redherrings.

Here are a few snaps that I managed to get on the night.

6/8 Kafe.

Front cover board on display

Another board on display: Featuring my knicker from my final collection.


Issue 1: With ribbon and fake sticker

Issue 1: Each packaged in a paper back, with a typed label

Overall it was a lovely evening and I absolutely love not only the images
of my garments but the magazine itself. I would urge anybody
that is interested in upcoming designers, photographers and other
creatives to give it a read.

For now if you would like more information visit
Their website here and you can follow them on twitter here.
The magazine went on sale yesterday and can be ordered through their website.

Hayley x

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