Lizzie: I'm a 27-year-old girl based in Yorkshire, but my work means I get to spend lots of time in London with my best friends. I love what I do and feel so grateful that I've been able to do what I wanted to do. All my spare time is spent with friends and family; they are a sounding board for all my bright ideas!
Why did you start your label?
Lizzie: I started Needle because I wanted to create a range of knitwear that was fun and wearable but that was luxurious and good quality too. I didn't want to be restricted by other people's influence so I set out to build something that I totally adore and am incredibly passionate about.
What inspires you?
Lizzie: I'm completely inspired by beautiful things. I've loved the roller-coaster ride of creating the brand, but mostly I love seeing a design coming alive, from the initial sketches to the prototypes, to seeing people wearing them and falling in love. I believe anyone who has a Needle piece should be completely in love with it.
If you had to just wear one fashion designer's clothes for life who would it be?
Lizzie: Tricky question... I'm probably too mainstream with my clothes but I couldn't live without good handbags so it would have to be Anya Hindmarch.
What are your top 3 high street stores and why?
Lizzie: Zara because you can get some amazing basics and I love their jeans; Cos, it's often quite simple but still stylish; and Whistles as there's often a pop of colour or something a bit interesting.
What has been your greatest ever bargain?
My Paul & Joe Sister Mustard Cocoon coat that I bought from ALC in Edinburgh last year. I adore it and always feel amazing in it.
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And what has been your biggest ever splurge?
Lizzie: Probably a handbag. I'm a complete sucker for a nice handbag.
What is your beauty routine?
Lizzie: I keep it relatively simple with cleanser and toner morning and evening (I use Simple products). My sister bought me some lovely Temple Spa products for Christmas and I love their Be Strong face serum – it's brilliant.
Which celebrity would you love to dress and why?
Lizzie: I've personally always loved Jessica Alba's style; she can do chic really well but also casual. That's exactly what Needle is trying to achieve, complementing both sides.
Which celebrity do you think has the best style?
Lizzie: Diane Kruger. She is gorgeous and always so stylish.
What is your favourite trend of the moment?
It's all about leather at the moment and I am quite fan I have to say!
How do you turn around a bad hair day?
Lizzie: My hair is like a lion's mane, so I tend to pin it all up and go quite '20s with it to override bad hair days!
What would you wear on a first date?
Lizzie: Having been on a first date only two months ago I went for leather front leggings with black wedge boots, a cream silk shirt, my Needle Milan jacket and the cream Needle Shawl. It seems to have worked pretty well; he's now my boyfriend!
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