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Transform your late loved one’s wardrobe into a unique keepsake

After sadly losing her mum, Newcastle fashion designer Corey Dixon of Somebody Else’s Guy now helps others find comfort.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 04.11.2023

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Losing a loved one is a deeply personal journey and can hit us all in different ways.

Sorting through their wardrobe can be one of the most emotionally challenging moments. You never want to feel like you’re erasing their memory, yet you’re often left wondering would their preferences would be on what to keep and what to let go.

Whether it’s your mum’s favourite dress that holds a special place in your heart or your grandad’s shirt rich in memories from your childhood, there will be certain sentimental items you just can’t bear to part with.

But why should these treasures remain hidden away, collecting dust in your wardrobe? We bring you, The Love I Lost at Somebody Else’s Guy.

In 2020, after the heartbreaking loss of her mother to cancer, Newcastle fashion designer Corey Dixon faced the emotionally challenging task of organising her mum’s wardrobe. Instead of parting with her mother’s beloved pieces, she began to transform them by altering them to fit herself and found comfort in wearing them.

Now, Corey seeks to give this heartfelt opportunity to others, breathing new life into late loved ones’ clothing by creating unique keepsakes.

Whether you’d like the garment altered or transformed into a cushion or a throw, Corey takes the time to discuss ideas and craft keepsakes that capture your loved one’s memory exactly as you envision.

‘If there’s an item in their wardrobe that holds special meaning but no longer fits or something that reminds you of them, but you’re unsure what to do with it, bring it to Somebody Else’s Guy, and together we can breathe new life into it,’ says Corey.

‘Creating bespoke clothing and keepsakes helped me channel my grief. My mam is the driving force behind my fashion design business, and since losing her, I’ve been determined to make her proud.

‘I found comfort in wearing her clothes, especially when someone commented on liking my outfit, and I hope that we can do the same for you. It’s not just a piece of clothing, it’s a memory, a testament of someone you love, and it deserves to live on.’

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