Poppy, 23

poppy is a super-inspiring creative based in leeds, who has the coolest quirky style-we want everything she owns!

what do you do?

i’m a freelance designer and illustrator, having recently left working at skinnydip. when i‘m not freelancing for other brands, i work on my own-i design prints, greeting cards and accessories!

what inspires you?

everything-whether that be what i’ve eaten that day, the contents of my bedroom, or something i’ve overheard on the bus.

what's your current obsession?

basically anything pink and red-i’m obsessed with the two colours together.

what's next?

i’m super excited about growing my brand and designing new products-i have sooo many ideas! i’ve also loved working with a variety of brands so i’m excited to see what the freelance future holds.

@poppy_almond

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Denai, 24

we think denai makes magic out of every project she touches-and there are a few! as well as preparing to release a record, she also runs Dee's Table, which serves vegan jamaican food (the patties are unreal) 

what do you do?

i write songs and make music.

what inspires you?

life, love, nature, shapes, poetry, music, literature, film, conversations, photography.

what's your current obsession?

running-it's a source of meditation for me. i tend to run without music-so much of what i do involves being deeply intertwined with my headspace, so its nice to have a moment of respite and just listen to the wind in the trees. i'm also currently pretty obsessed with ceramics and plants.

what's next?

i'm making a new album at the moment. the new songs both excite and terrify me, it's so wonderful to be able to find new light again-it always feels like the first time.

@denaimoore

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Dominique, 20

we've always lusted after dominique's insane wardrobe! we talked about everything from the realities of instagram careers to hidden bars in london 👀

what do you do?

i'm a stylist, creative director and blogger (i hate that label but it's essentially what i do!)

what inspires you?

literally everything! from random trash pieces on the street to 60s and 70s themes from movies/music/photography

what's your current obsession?

plants, peacock chairs and red cowboy boots!

what's next?

i'm releasing the first issue of my mag 'the disco'! it was born out of my love for the past, with the majority of content created through non-digital means.

@berrymalinowska

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Ruby, 19

we can't say we'd achieved much by 16, but ruby had already founded her awesome mag @1999_magazine!

what do you do?

i'm run 1999 magazine, which aims to celebrate and encourage creativity. i think too many people lose touch with their creative side as they grow up! i'm also a student too.

what inspires you?

magazines like oh comely, i-d and small zines. also people i follow on insta: there are so many interesting creatives i'd love to feature on my platform.

what's your current obsession?

mamma mia 2!

what's next?

i'm going to study photography at uni and want to continue to grow the magazine. i'd love to feature some of my fave photographers like Chloe Shepphard (@eolhcsheppard), as well as more bands and clothing brands.

@ruby.mo

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Pia, 22

pia and i found each other through instagram, and collaborated pretty much straight away. fun fact: she has 'you're so cool' tattooed on her knee.

what do you do?

drink too much coffee and smoke too many roll ups?! but no seriously..i'm a personal shopper for a menswear brand.

what inspires you?

oh god, so much! my incredibly strong mum, my closest friends, my surroundings. music and culture inspires my mind.

what's your current obsession?

trippin's travel playlist on spotify.

what's next?

trying to stay productive, whether that by styling, working on side projects, gym etc. but most importantly, focusing on my needs and my growth. plus saving some £££ for travelling!

@piagloria_

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Kiera, 21

we shot with kiera when there was a heatwave in london. it was boiling and there was a man outside shouting but we got through it.

what do you do?

i'm a musician! writer of tunes and an occasional face in photos.

what inspires you?

friends, photography and long walks that are most definitely not in the rain.

what's your current obsession?

sigrid's music and the secret leaders podcast. ironically, sigrid IS a secret leader.

what's next?

working on my own music! and me! working on me! i'm essentially scaffolding. both of these will come with an americano, though.

@kieracourtt

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Jess, 20

jess works in essentially the coolest nail salon in london, WAH. she also somehow finds the time to embroider, model and run the insta account @boysinpolish.

what do you do?

i'm a nail artist at WAH nails and fashion textile student.

what inspires you?

my creative community and seeing my friends succeed. i've come to realise that being surrounded by positive energy and supportive friends is so important. 

what's your current obsession?

lotus biscuits and watching dance videos. 

what's next?

i dont actually know..that's the exciting thing about life i guess..it's full of surprises. i'm just going to keep grinding, have an open mind, and see what the universe brings me!

@jessyoung_