20-year-old Emily lives in the Orkney Islands in the far north of Scotland, and has a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma. She was diagnosed in 2010, and over the past six years has undergone emergency spinal surgery, surgery to remove the bulk of the tumour, stem cell collection and return, and high dose chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This kind of cancer treatment is not available in Orkney, so Emily and her mum have travelled backwards and forwards to Aberdeen and Glasgow for years while her dad and little brother stayed behind in Orkney.
Emily is still not 100% clear of cancer and has been told she probably never will be, but this hasn’t stopped her using her experiences to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for cancer charities across the north of Scotland.
Despite being only 20, Emily’s surgeries have left her with many scars and stretch marks, and she’d like to help other women feel less self-conscious and more proud of their bodies, whatever journey they have been on. As Emily says, “No matter what life throws at you get up, dress up, show up!”
Emily’s Favourite Panache Products
The Clara Full Cup Bra was Emily’s favourite, it’s design is both outspoken and refined. Featuring lined bottom cups for maximum support and a naturally uplifted look, powermesh wings and an internal side sling guarantee incredible comfort. Available in black, nude and charcoal in sizes up to a J cup. The Clara Full Cup Bra is finished with an elegant bow and a beautiful semi-sheer back panel.
The popular Porcelain Elan Moulded T-Shirt Bra was another favourite as it can easily be worn everyday. Seamless cups and mesh wings help provide a smooth, soft and sophisticated look. While swan hooks to the rear allow for racer back wear.
Our Porcelain Elan Strapless for support and comfort was a winner. Available in black, white and nude tones, seductive shape and support combine with a smooth, seamless appearance. The fully-adjustable semi-sheer straps can be removed for added versatility, making this bra suitable for all occasions.
Last but not least, our Andorra Full Cup creates a smoother look and the appearance of a fuller bust, lined bottoms and an inner side-sling provide maximum comfort and support up to a J cup.