Design Me Fabulous
"Meeting all the models was a highlight"
Why did you want to be part of this show?
Being apart of this show for me meant that I could showcase my talent and passion. Also to work with a Birmingham model company (Elementz of couture) which is prestigious and well known.
What was your favorite part of the show?
Meeting all the models was a highlight and the process of picking my models. Seeing and meeting all the other designers was inspirational and heart-warming as we supported one another. The runway was the icing on the cake. I absolutely loved it!
Hello beautiful people, my name is Shaneen - the creator of the Design Me Fabulous collection. I’m a mother to two beautiful children and I have the most amazing husband by my side. I’m very much a self proclaimed fashion designer. Finding the balance between all three is challenging but it’s so enjoyable! Even more so when it’s a challenge with everything that I love. My main goal is to one day have my designs seen world wide and to be rubbing shoulders with Jason Bolden. He is the ultimate vision of fashion! To see someone who worked so hard to get to where they are today is such a huge inspiration. I love to learn new things and believe that knowledge is key. The fashion designer element of me is my escape. An escape from the day to day but an escape I thrive on. My passions are fashion, helping people feel good and helping the planet. A lot of my designs are based on this. I aim for Zero waste designs, minimal machine sewing and the main one is making ladies feel amazing in what they wear. Comfort first ladies, am I right!?
A very philosophical person who doesn’t take life too seriously, as I’m always up for meeting new people, laughing and enjoy life as much as I can. I instilled this in my children too. Let them express themselves (however loud they may get at times, haha) and be who they want to be and enjoy life. I’m quite the eccentric who likes to stand out from the crowd and walk my own catwalk with an array of unique style’s. Ever since I can remember, people have always said I’m the most crazy yet humble, sometimes shy and friendliest person they know. Being honest, sophisticated, confident, a people person (almost all the time), a good listener and having a love for humanity, people naturally gravitate towards me. My temperament is calm and collected but at the same time I love to get things done. Fashion Designer and motherhood may not go hand in hand but I’m extremely passionate about both and make it work.
I’ve always worked in Fashion for over 15 years. My college Diploma is in Fashion and clothing design. My wardrobe and draws are spilling over from my main hobby, Shopping!!!I just love and live fashion! I have this habit of dressing people in my mind. Just when walking by, I can pick out an outfit for them. My mum calls me the fashion police, haha. I insist on doing my husbands clothes shopping and he trusts me to dress him well but he’s never too keen on the prices haha... My parents and my grandparents have been my biggest supporters since day one of me telling them I wanted to be a fashion designer! My husband helped me on this venture in the last few months to help kick start my fashion career. Which I’m so thankful for. Now here I am today! My granddad would always say to me, always looking smart little lady, Family values mean everything to me!
Look good! Feel good! Be amazing!