Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Me and My Wardrobe

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Me and My Wardrobe

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Lucy Bowden 18, from Alnwick, Northumberland, has just finished her A-levels at the town's Duchess Community High School.

As if that wasn't enough, she has also been working on her own website launch,, which is due to go online in August. It's going to take the angling world by storm, particularly for women, as it's a site offering ladies' angling gear.

"There is a very limited selection of clothing on the market which is suitable for women, which is why I am designing my own range," says Lucy.

She has been fishing for 12 years, has represented the English ladies fly fishing team and co-runs a female angling club at her school. She recently attended the Jack Charlton Disabled Angling competition in Bantry in Ireland.

Lucy lives at home with mum Margaret, dad Chris, and younger sister April.

Describe your style?

When I am fishing I wear quite dull clothing, my Joules rugby top, some combat bottoms, a pair of wellies, a fleece and a jacket. If I am wading in the water I wear a pair of man's XS sized waders. I like wearing different clothes depending on what I am doing. When I go out for dinner or to a special occasion I sometimes wear a long skirt or dress with heels.

What do you wear for daytime/ work?

I am lucky at school, as being in sixth form we do not have a uniform. Instead I tend to just wear jeans from Topshop or Warehouse and a plain top or jumper. As soon as I get home I like to change and either put pyjamas on or some comfortable clothes.

Favourite evening outfit?

My evening dress is a black fish tail I bought from Coast for a Holly Ball at school last year. I also have a long turquoise dress I like to wear from Warehouse.

Typical weekend wear?

I go fishing most weekends so I wear my fishing clothing, but sometimes I go out shopping and I'll dress more smartly. …

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