@jeanjacketdesigns says “After watching Mary Russell interview in her advert for her new show “Wear it like Mary” on Lifetime, discussing her campaign for clothes specifically to fit Little people, we contacted Mary to offer our services to tailor make Mary some pieces.
Mary’s extremely surprised and was as ever full of life and bubbling over with design ideas, many hours of conversation and text formulated Mary’s collaboration fantasy portrait tour jacket and cat-suit. Both pieces required tailoring, curtesy Jeanjacketdesigns, to fit Mary who suffers from Dwarfism. We designed settled on 5 fantasy portraits, with full Swarovski crystals. Together the jacket and the cat-suit took over 280 hours to design.”
Mary Russell says “These Guys are truly a talented bunch. Thank you so much I’m in love. Celebrating true talent. Credit where credit is due ..I’m the first person of colour they have illustrated and 2ndLittle Person. It’s a true honour. Give it up for these Guys. By the time these Guys have finished with me, my huge ego will not fit through the door! I wear this jacket with pride, where ever I go @jeanjacketdesigns and Models of Diversity with be sure to go too. I was so lucky to model for @jeanjacketdesigns at their preview at the gorgeous Suede Nightclub, Windsor. “
Mary Russell is a model and fashion designer. The type of dwarfism that she has is Achondroplasia. She was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. In 2014 she made her first public appearance on the television show called, “The Undateables”. Mary has been working with “Models of Diversity”, since 2014.Russell is the mother of a son named Reece. Reece also has Achondroplasia Dwarfism.
Mary is friends with Little Women: LA cast member Terra Jolé. Mary Russell is now a campaigner for clothes specifically made for Little people and is launching her show soon “Wear it Like Mary” on Lifetime.