Altrincham, Manchester, UK

Are you Quirky? Often feel like the odd one out? Hate conforming? Then welcome, to the Quirky Cute...

BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL!!

Monday, 24 May 2021

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Ever wondered how fashion brands start ? Are you sitting comfortably? I will begin…

I literally started this brand from my bed, I was on bed rest after suffering from a major stroke (April 2018). I started watching YouTube videos on how to make items, with minimum craft items, so I started with flower crowns… the rest, as they say, is history!!

I have always been creative, I get so bored with just doing one thing all the time, my mind is always racing and my notebooks are full of ideas, zany, colourful crazy ideas.

I wanted to set up something, that I could do, that made me feel happy, relaxed and could make me money as sadly I lost my job following my stroke, so needed to overcome my feeling of uselessness and being a burden, so I set up The Quirky Cute Boutique, everything I sold in my shop is handmade and the brand is all mine, soon, I was on the road to recovery.

Setting up my boutique brand was literally my saving grace, I love the brand and I love making people happy with my cute creations. It is so amazing and gives me such a great sense of pride when I see someone wearing one of my head scarves or a pair of my crazy earrings.

For me the brand has always been about being yourself, being different, standing proud of who you are, with your quirky hangups, weird ways of doing things, eccentric dress sense, staying true to your style, being your own kind of beautiful, basically just being YOU!!

You will notice that I cater to everyone, every item has either been handmade, upcycled or redesigned. I adore working with broken jewelry and flowers, since lockdown, I have developed an unhealthy obsession for fabric, (in a good way) and sewing.

I have my own workshop with a fantastic group of creatives who share the building, which is an old steam train shed based in the centre of Altrincham, complete with a ghostly night man, we have named him Bob, we have all seen or heard Bob, I love the fact he is watching over us.

Just before lockdown I applied to turn the studio into a bricks and mortar shop, it was approved, so I have now opened only at the weekends, still maintaining social distancing, plus you can now pay via contactless or apple pay, I am also open if you want to pop in for a coffee and a chat or just pop your returns into me in person, collect any of your awesome purchases.

The Quirky Cute Boutique, is a one woman brand, I have no staff and I do it all, marketing, making, listing, restocking, stocking, blogging, cutting, sticking, setting.. you name it I do it, Please don’t get me wrong, I love it and wouldn’t change it for the world, it’s just super exhausting at times and sometimes, I just have to step back and relax, otherwise I burn out.

My brand is already established on Etsy and my main website, so I was astounded and chuffed to bits when my brand was accepted to be sold here on ASOS marketplace. I have various Social Media accounts, which i would be delighted for you to follow:

IGTV
IG
FB
TikTok

I’d really love it if you can open your hearts and share a bit of quirky love for the brand and share my pages with your friends and family.

I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you a life quote, that is just awesome: Remember you may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you sure as hell are someone’s shot of vodka!!

Have an awesome day beautiful, Love NJ xx

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