Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Meet the Seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Georgie from Beauxoxo

Name: Georgie
Shop Name: Beauxoxo
Shop Link:
Located in: Dorset
Sells: Handmade hair accessories

Maker's Story: "As clich├ęd as it may sound, ever since I can remember I have been making things out of anything that I could get my crafty hands on, from endless drawings for my friends and family to decorating and painting old broken violins in my college days. Whilst at university I increasingly felt like a fashion student in a musician's body and I found myself spending more and more of my time 'honing my craft'.
Before long, I realised that there was an apparent lack of distinctive yet fun hair accessories available on the market at an affordable price; therefore, I began extensively researching the best ways to make hair accessories that oozed both of these qualities and, thus, Beauxoxo was born. I like to channel the idea that hair accessories, like pieces of jewellery, can transform a look and enhance personal style whilst also making fresh fashion trends accessible to those on a budget. In 2010, I began selling my pieces on a local level at markets and through 'I Love Crafty' in Bristol, before officially launching my international Etsy store in the same year. My business soon escalated when, in 2011, I was invited to attend and partake in the Clothes Show Live 2011. During the event, I was approached by Jamie Stevens, the X Factor hair stylist, who subsequently purchased a variety of my pieces for Little Mix to wear on the show. To my surprise, when the Final show aired, Perrie walked on stage flaunting one of my glitter bows. Since then, my business has boomed and there has been a real demand for my unique yet wearable hair accessories, turning what was once a part time sewing and crafty hobby into a full time dream job! I now create hair bows, flower crowns, wire headbands, turban headbands, chain headpiece, knitted headbands, bow headbands, glitter hair bow, dolly bows, butterfly hair clips, butterfly hair crowns, lace headbands, daisy headbands and so much more. All handcrafted by myself, Georgie, in my little Dorset studio, by the seaside in the south coast of England, UK. "

Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Georgie will be selling her handmade hair accessories at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.

Please come along, meet Georgie and our other makers and sellers.

Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.

For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post

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