A TEENAGER has described the opportunity to wear clothes previously worn by some of her music heroes as “a dream come true”.
Emily Davies, 15, from York Road, Connah’s Quay, beat competition from thousands of others to win the opportunity to wear the iconic and quirky garments made famous by the likes of Katy Perry and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger.
Emily tried on a smartphone controlled, colour changing mini-skirt used at the iTunes Festival by Perry and a dazzling ‘Twitter dress’ worn by Scherzinger.
X-Factor judge Scherzinger’s dress was made up of 2,000 LED lights, which turned the singer into a real life message board for incoming tweets from social networking site Twitter, while Perry’s dress caused a stir at the festival last year.
Emily, a pupil at Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold, said: “I never thought I’d be able to try on Katy Perry’s skirt.
“It was amazing. All the small details don’t get caught on camera, but up close, I can see just how much attention to detail went into making it.
“It was a great day out and I never expected anything like this could happen.
“I love their music so it was really exciting to try on this stuff.
“You never expect you’d ever get to dress like this, it’s like a dream come true.”
Emily won the opportunity to try on the outfits as part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, a scheme aiming at encouraging young people to consider a career in engineering.
To try on the clothing Emily took a trip to London with her sisters, Lucy, 13, and Faye, eight, to discuss how each item was made with directors of the garment designers Cute Circuit.
Cute Circuit director Francesca Rosella said: “It’s great we’ve been able to show Emily behind the scenes of the studio, and to offer her what we hope was an exceptional learning experience.
“Our work really does depend on having a good understanding of design and engineering, to create such unique pieces of clothing.”