Hi, I'm Nikki, aka: Wolf Mama, and I'm a design-aholic.
I've been obsessed with decorating things for as long as I can remember. I'm a perpetual doodler. My hands can never be still - if there's a blank sheet of paper, discarded napkin, fogged up window, dusty car bonnet, I have to doodle on it. I've managed to channel this obsession into what is known as "Surface Design" (Thank god! There's a term for it!) which basically means I get to print all my doodling onto fabric and create wearable art. I've never been so happy in my life!
My doodling has lead me on quite a journey. I never expected to be designing leggings. I have no fashion training or background and my first utterance when I was given my leggings pattern piece was "what is THAT?". My ever patient pattern maker Stephanie explained it was a left leg. Next utterance "HOW??". I spent the next six months cutting out little doll-sized legs and doodling all over them just to get my head around it all.
In mid-2014 I unleashed my doodlings on shiny sexy lycra leggings, with nervous anticipation, upon the unsuspecting public, and haven't looked back. I now incorporate mixed-media (ink and bleach is a favourite) hand-dyed fabric and iPhone photos (really!) into my doodles and a creative version of the Niagara Falls just seems to pour out of me. Inspiration is everywhere. In my dreams, in music, in peeling paint and discarded objects on the street, and the biggest one of all, nature.
My leggings are for everyone who wants to feel like an individual, people who have their own unique sense of style and don't want to follow the crowd. Not flashy or showy, just quietly unconventional, without making a big deal out of it. They are classy, dignified and a wee bit cheeky.
The luxurious 4 way stretch of the lyrca moves with and hugs your body, so they are perfect for both yoga, dance or street wear. And best yet, they don't sag, they don't go see-thru when you bend over (believe me this has been vigorously tested!) and the design doesn't distort when stretched. They are definitely made for the real woman - they will flatter your booty like you won't believe, no matter what shape or size, hence the term 'art for your ass'. I hope you love them as much as I love creating them!
(aka: Wolf Mama)
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I would love to take my doodling to other surfaces - wallpaper, bedlinen, upholstery or anything else you have in mind. I love creative collaborations and helping others bring their design ideas to life! If you have any ideas, please contact me.
Wolves are the largest member of the dog family. Being born in the year of the dog, and being surrounded by them growing up (my Dad was a dog and horse trainer), I have a strong affinity for these loyal beautiful creatures. Like dogs, wolves are brave, strong and fearless. They protect those they love to the enth degree. These are traits I admire in my friends, family and those people who support me - my Wolf Babes! I am also fiercely protective of them (Wolf Mama!) and infinitely grateful for their unwavering pillar of strength.