I am Marianna Aitchison aged 26, and I am the business owner of Maz’s Boutique. I have had a passion for sewing and customising clothing since childhood. I started experimenting with Japanese street fashion when I was 18, which inspired me to create my own designs. Over the following years friends started to notice my creations, and it wasn’t long before I was taking commissions. This encouraged me to turn my talent into a proper business, which I opened with the help of the Prince’s Trust. The products I make include dresses, skirts, hair accessories, scarves and jewellery. I also customise products such as t-shirts, sweatshirts and denim items. My items are centred around lolita fashion, fairy kei, spank kei, decora as well as other general cute styles. I specialise in custom orders, and a range of my designs are plus size friendly. I think that it is important that everyone should have the opportunity to wear kawaii fashion, and therefore my clothing caters to all sizes and body types.