Everything you never wanted to know about me

Everything you never wanted to know about me

October 05, 2016

My name is Kirsty. Apparently, people want to know about me, so here's my origin story

Picard - Awkwardly Waving

I have my Mum, Jane, to thank for my love of science fiction and fantasy.  She shared her love of Star Trek with me from an early age and gave me my first copy of “The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe”.  From there I fell head over heels for Star Wars…BIG time!  Rainy school holidays were filled with Harryhausen monsters, Disney movies, cardboard lightsabers and lots of drawing (boxloads of coloured pencils went into the making of adult me).

Where clothes are concerned, even as a kid I always liked to have something a bit different (who wants to be like everyone else? How dull). It's a struggle to find geeky things to wear though, everything seems aimed at men.  What little is available in the UK tends to be pretty poor quality, cheaply made stuff. Basically most of my wardrobe comes from overseas.

So what’s a British geek girl to do? Start her own brand of course!

Tell me more, because this is *genuinely* fascinating (yawwwwn)

Having been a graphic designer for years, and a lifelong sci-fi fan, combining the two things I love most to create my own range of clothes seemed an obvious solution.

Ideas aplenty, I sat down with my BFF (i.e. my computer) and churned out all kinds of designs.  As you can imagine, I’m in my element creating designs around my all-time favourite characters, books, and shows. Seeing those ideas brought to life is my favourite bit of setting up Prophecy Girl. I have absolutely no interest in being a figurehead for the brand (if I could be a figurehead, I’d choose the one from Sinbad)…I really just want to see other geek girls wearing and enjoying my designs.

I live on a farm in North Yorkshire, England, where I keep a little flock of Herdwick sheep. Being born & raised in the homeland of Sherlock Holmes, Tolkien, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, plus all those sophisticated Shakespearean actors, has *hopefully* rubbed off a bit. At the very least, I appreciate that we’re a droll bunch on this damp little island and I suspect some of that will find its way through into Prophecy Girl’s approach to this brave new world of geek retail. There's not much else to say, oh, except...thanks America for casting us Brits as the enigmatic villain in all your shows. Keep that up please.

Ten Things To Hate About Me:

  1. Hogwarts House?
  2. Favourite colour?
  3. Coffee or tea?
  4. Town or country?
  5. If you were The Doctor?
  6.  If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
    Consulting detective.
  7. If you were a movie villain?
  8. Favourite junk food?
    Fish & chips.
  9. Favourite word?
  10. Staying in or going out?
    I prefer to text.

 Okay, that's quite enough sharing.


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Sizing Chart
Prophecy Girl
PLEASE NOTE: All sizes are approximate and for guide purposes only. Where items have been measured flat, they are unstretched. When in doubt - size up!
Collard Shirt

Collared Shirts

(measured flat, fabric has NO stretch. A = armpit to armpit, B is nape of neck to hem)
Our Size UK US (A) (B)
XS UK 6 US 2 48cm 56.5cm
S UK 8 US 4 50cm 56.5cm
M UK 10 US 6 51cm 57.5cm
L UK 12 US 8 53cm 58.5cm
XL UK 14 US 10 55cm 59cm
2XL UK 16 US 12 58cm 60.5cm
3XL UK 18 US 14 61cm 60.5cm
4XL UK 20 US 16 64cm 62cm


Flared Skirts

(measured flat & unstretched)
Our Size UK US (A)
S 6-8 4-6 52cm
M 8-10 8-10 53cm
L 10-12 12-14 54cm
XL 12-14 16-18 55cm
XXL 14-16 20-22 55cm
3XL 16-18 24-26 56cm

Skater Dress

(measured flat & unstretched)
Our Size UK US (A) (B)
S 6-8 4-6 78cm 44cm
M 8-10 8-10 82cm 48cm
L 10-12 12-14 83cm 51cm
XL 12-14 16-18 85cm 55cm
XXL 14-16 20-22 87cm 57cm
3XL 16-18 24-26 91cm 65cm


S UK 6/8
M UK 10/12
L UK 12/14
XL UK 16/18

Vest/Tank Tops

S UK 6/8
M UK 10/12
L UK 12/14
XL UK 16/18

Fitted/Semi Fitted Tees

XS Fits chest 32-34"
Fits chest 34-36"
Fits chest 36-38"
Fits chest 38-40"
Fits chest 40-42"
Fits chest 42-44"



XS 21"- 24" waist
S 24"- 28" waist
M 28" - 31" waist
L 31" - 34" waist
XL 34" - 37" waist
2XL 37" - 42" waist
3XL 42" - 46" waist

Inside leg measurements: full-length = approx. 28 inches, 3/4 approx. 16 inches.