I do have a very glamorous life. I don't have to pick up other peoples rubbish on the streets or work with Aliens like those on the Apprentice. I can listen to music when I work, but most of all I can rush off to Paris for the day and call it research. The best bit is that my whole life feels like a research trip. Always looking for inspiration gives you a great excuse to go anywhere and see anything and it's genuine! The other best bit is working with other creative people who get the same buzz as you when something really works. It is shocking how excited one can be about a bunch of beads sewn onto some satin! I also love designing wedding dresses. It is a challenge to capture the heart of the bride to be. There is no formula and it all needs compassion and a little magic. The reward is immense and every day I receive photos and thank yous that make me smile.