Taylor Marie Designs is a bespoke fashion label, creating gorgeous one of a kind pieces for brides on their special day. We speak with founder and designer Taylor Goodall about the label, her inspiration, and what drives her to create her stunning pieces.
Thank you for joining us Taylor! Tell us about the moment you decided to dive into the fast paced world of bridal fashion. I have known that I wanted to be in the bridal industry since I was about eight; I was always known to be carrying around pencils and a sketch book – my Grandmother was a wedding dressmaker so I was always around it when I was growing up.
Great to hear you're following in the family footsteps. Which designer would you say you draw most of your inspiration from? I don’t think I would be able to choose between Oscar De La Renta and Zac Posen, both designers have influenced the fashion industry in their own ways and are by far my biggest inspirations.
I imagine both Oscar and Zac have had their fair share of challenges in the industry, what would you say has challenged you the most? I have had a really good start with my business because I work in a bridal house where I sew for two bridal designers, so I was exposed to the business and industry long before I decided to launch my own label. I have had amazing support from my mentors who both know what it’s like to start a small business. It helps that I absolutely love what I do and I love who I work for. It doesn't feel like I'm going to work when I'm falling in love with the industry more and more every day.
Nothing can compare to the feeling of making someone feel beautiful on their wedding day, and loving the way they feel in a garment that you’ve put so much of yourself into. I am so lucky that I get to work so closely with someone on something so personal. It’s lovely getting to know someone and learning all about their wedding and getting to be a part of that day in such a big way.
Where do you see the business heading? What are your goals? I love the feeling of working with someone so closely to create something one of a kind that fits them and their personality. I would love to continue to make one off pieces tailored to each individual client.
If you could choose one person in the world to tailor a piece for, who would you choose? I would absolutely love to dress Blake Lively, she is my absolute favourite style icon and I love the way she dresses. She has so much fun with her style and she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
What has been the highlight of your fashion career so far? The definite highlight of my fashion career so far is being able to be a part of something as important as Her Bride His Groom, something that I believe so strongly in. Sam has made the experience so amazing and I feel so privileged to be associated with such an incredible business; not to mention having a picture published in the Hello May wedding publication featuring my gowns!
Taylor not only creates bridal gowns, but also one of a kind formal wear suitable for a variety of events. Taylor can be contacted via her Facebook page here.