SHE would not look out of place in Ashdown Forest.
Thanks to her fashion mad 12-year-old daughter, mum Livia Francis was transformed into a queen of the Sussex woodland.
Budding designer Immy O’Toole, 12, from Hangleton, Hove, came up with the striking concept for the woodland design whilst working with a local photographer.
Immy said: “It was quite hard and it took quite long, but it looked good in the end.
“It was really great to have my mum modelling my clothes and she did a fantastic job.”
The Cardinal Newman Catholic School pupil spent three weeks designing sowing and pinning on the flowers to the material she cut.
Fashion and beauty photographer Susan Grace Hinman, who has a studio in Hove, worked with the teenager on the shoot.
She said: “It was a fun experience and Immy such a lovely outfit.
“She’s very talented.”
Fashion addict Immy picked up her skills at the Brighton Fashion School in North Road which she attends in her spare time.
The fashion school offers classes in fashion, sewing, styling and design to to children teens and students.
The school hosts it own fashion show showcasing their students work and and often go on trips.
Currently students are looking visiting to a Balenciaga exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and visiting fashion forecasting companies.
Owner of Fashion School Caroline Gration said she was extremely impressed by Immy’s designs.
She said: “All of our students are so special. But Immy is absolutely unique.
“She has a really unusual approach to things.
“She is not that influenced by trends, but is very influenced by concepts and themes.”
Last year Immy put on a fashion show of her own collection and called on her school pals to walk her designs on the catwalk at Act Hove dance studio in Church Road.
Now she hopes to to study fashion design at university to follow in the footsteps of her favourite designer Alexander McQueen.
Proud mum Miss Francis said: “The swimwear was brilliant.
“I was really proud of her. The Fashion School brings that creative side out of her and the photographer we worked with was great.”