Going into its 3rd year, Amanda Faulkiner Farrow, owner of Sienna Skye Boutique and her team have accomplished quite a lot already! They’ve donated products/ raised £2,000 for various charities including Alder Hey, Women’s Aid, Ezras Fund, various charitable events, local sports clubs, schools and more! The team hosted a charity fashion shows at Ty Glyndwr and the Victoria Hotel in Menai Bridge. They are also planning another in the new year at Club Caernarfon in memory of Nurse Sue, who was tragically knocked down in their community.
Something very close to Amanda’s heart is all the positive work they have been doing at the boutique with women of the community. For the past 15 months, Sienna Skye Boutique has transformed over 20 women in photo shoots – real women, who are styled and made to feel beautiful in an outfit chosen for their body type.
Amanda and her now husband came up with the idea when he was a new photographer starting out and she had been a model in the past, it was good practice for him and with her being with someone she felt comfortable with would help her confidence. The photo shoot boosted Amanda’s confidence and she convinced her mum to give it a go as she had suffered skin cancer and was also dealing with confidence issues. The shoot made her feel confident again and it was wonderful to see what a difference this simple act made to a person.
Amanda opened the shoot to other women that she knew had been affected by such issues and health concerns. The response on social was massive and the photos really had a strong impact on these women. Comments like “it’s so good to see clothes on real women and women we can relate to, and helping the community made it an even better”, and “these pictures captured beautiful women of all ages and sizes and around our local town of Caernarfon” were so rewarding to receive for Amanda.
So many of women have had medical conditions, disabilities, suffer from mental health issues, body scars and more. Putting them in the limelight in clothing that they felt confident in has helped these wonderful women overcome confidence hurdles and learn to love their bodies. This little boutique has made a huge difference in the community empowering women of all ages and sizes, from 6-24, to express themselves and heal themselves emotionally.
The motto at Sienna Skye Boutique is that ‘style and fashion has no age and size limits. We are all about empowering women.’
Sienna Skye Boutique is located at 21 High Street in Caernarfon. Visit the website for more information: www.siennaskyeboutique.com