I now have Moni my super talented designer/maker (and soon to be guest blogger) Fiona my amazing PR consultant along with Chris the very clever web designer!
I would love to have them all on a full time basis (I'll keep dreaming) but for now I'm very happy to receive their part time help:) I will introducing you to them over the next few days on the blog!
I first met Moni last year when she approached me about a work placement, she was the first placement I ever took on & was super organized, super talented & very hands on, so just what I needed! She helped me at shows, looked after trend research for me, help develop my handmade products, she does the fantastic sewing, she also introduced me into the wonderful world of blogging.
I decided to employ Moni in the last few months on freelance basis. She now looks after the handmade side of things for me (as lately I hardly get to sew nowadays :( on top of the designing that I do) I design the prints & products & Moni develops them into the handmade line.
"My name is Monica Escobar and I'm in charge of the production of Rachel Taylor's handmade line; Together we come up with new ideas and I work with Rachael's fabric & make them happen.
I come from beautiful Colombia (South America), I am 29 years old and a year and a half ago I moved to Leeds for love! I have a BA in Advertising and Marketing and a Masters Degree in Fashion Styling.
Like a good Latin American I love the sun and the beach. I love colourful things, flowers, dancing, fashion and Mangos! My favourite colour is purple, I love Mexican food, writing little poems and doing art projects around my house. The album playing on my ipod at the moment is "The Dreamers" Soundtrack from the Bertolucci film. I don't like negative thinking or rude people. I hate airports but I love travelling to all sorts of places but often find myself wishing I was in a Caribbean Island.
I am very inspired by fashion and art, I love John Galliano's amazing collections, Impressionism and vintage flower drawings".
Moni is our new guest blogger you can read her post every Thursday!