Gilly Woo

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Industry Fashion
Occupation Designer/Dressmaker/Stylist
Location Bristol, United Kingdom
Introduction Gill Cockwell (trading as Gilly Woo) began her sewing career at the tender age of six and was sketching designs and fashioning garments by the time she was ten. Since 2000 Gill has been building a brand that has become synonymous with quality, individuality and style. Gill is now a master craftswoman, making unique bridal gowns, cocktail dresses and occasion wear. She particularly concentrates on silhouette and form and her made to measure corsetry-based designs are exquisitely cut to smooth and shape the wearer's natural contours. Her aim is to celebrate and accentuate feminine curves and make the wearer feel sculpted and sexy. As part of her evolving portfolio, Gill has become an experienced stylist, working regularly with commercial photographers and respected hair salons, on magazine photo shoots and catwalk shows as well as styling individual clients.
Interests Camp nonsense, dressing up, dance, silk, theatre, running, friends and family, fashion, textiles, the 40's and 50's, travel, shoes, books, cashmere, anything that glitters, people who make things happen.
Favorite Movies Funny face, some like it hot, breakfast at tiffanys, high society, all about Eve, Amelie, love actually, pretty woman, fame, strictly ballroom, practical magic, the end of the afair, singing in the rain.
Favorite Music Cheesy 80's pop and old stuff, big band, swing, (old blue eyes, Dean Martin, the Andrews sisters) songs from the musicals, classical (Bach, Vivaldi) The Rinky Dinks, The Puppini sisters
Favorite Books The Time Travelers Wife, His Dark Materials trilogy, Harry Potter, Vouge, Shakespear in love