Meet The Mafia – Rachael Albert

Meet the mafia returns with a quick interview with one of our newest members – Kat of Rachael Albert.

Why did you start in business/crafting?
I did a degree in Physics and Chemistry primarily and when I came out I hated it. I used to customise and create clothes for my sister and I to go out in at the weekend as we were fed up wearing the same as everyone else… I got a sewing machine one Christmas… applied for a fashion design and textiles course…without ever doing higher art… and i was accepted unconditionally on the spot :)
I started my business on completion of my degree and I haven’t looked back since :D

How did you come up with your crafty name?
Rachael Albert are actually my middle names… Kathleen Rachael Albert Osborne

Is your glass half full or half empty?
Full of course :)


What is your favourite thing that costs nothing?
Manners and a smile :D I cannot abide bad manners :O

Where do you find inspiration for your work?
I find most of my inspiration from the 1950s but also Tattoos and Tokyo street style. I also take inspiration from the curves of a persons body… its far sexier than the sticks of the fashion industry!

Top 5 desert-island essentials?
Hmmm… Sunscreen(I’d get burnt!), rope (to cimb the coconut trees), a copy of the 13 1/2 lives of captain blue bear (a great book!), sketch pad and pens…. and… a solar powered i pod i think… come on apple get on it :P :D


What is the ugliest most pitiful thing you’ve ever made?
Oh.. I don’t think I’ve made anything ugly :( I’m sorry :)

What have you made that you’re most proud of?
I made a dress for a little girl who drew all over the fabric before i made her her party dress for her birthday! It was super cute and she loved it as she helped me design it :)

What’s so great about Glasgow?
The people, the music and soon the fashion :)
Glasgow is quite a close knit community it can have a family feel about it. I love Glasgow.. it will always be my home!

Favourite biscuit?
God… erm… chocolate hob knob!


What crafts do you still want to learn?
knitting.. i’d love to knit!

What is your idea of a perfect day?
Lying somewhere on a sunny day in the remote highlands with a pad, a pen and tranquility!

What do you do in your day-to-day life, other than being a mafioso?
I have my own studio in Hope street, my own website www.rachaelalbert.me.uk to update, I help out in a modeling agency and I go to quite a lot of local gigs and I love to hang out with my friends and family.

What is your favourite crafting tool?
My pen… I can design with it and draw up my patterns.. but i do love my overlocker… it cuts and sews at the same time :) how clever!

What are your plans for the future?
To see what it holds :D


One Response to “Meet The Mafia – Rachael Albert”

  1. last year's girl Says:

    Great interview. I love Rachael Albert… have had my eye on that gingham dress for a while!

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