Deborah James fashion line: “Until I die, I wear a different dress every day”
Dame Deborah James has shared her “kinda weird and morbid” fashion plans as she receives end-of-life care, revealing she will be wearing a different dress from her new clothing line every day until her death.
The British podcast host, who is terminally ill with stage four bowel cancer, has announced the launch of her new collection with IntheStyle in aid of her Bowelbabe fund. The update comes shortly after it was revealed that Deborah was ‘scared’ to fall asleep, after being told by doctors she had just a week to live.
Speaking from her parents’ home in Woking on Thursday, the smiling 40-year-old gave an interview about the exciting project on Instagram.
“The reason I really wanted to do this is because it’s something totally different from cancer to me,” Deborah said. “I love fashion. Everyone who has followed me for years and years knows that I love my dresses. I’m always on the lookout for the best prints. I love clothes. It makes me happy.”
Deborah, who has two children, Eloise, 12, and Hugo, 14, with husband Sebastian, also shared how she plans to celebrate her hard work – most of which was done while she was receiving treatment to the hospital.
“Basically, from now until I die, I’ll be wearing a different dress every day, which seems a little weird and morbid, but I’m enjoying it so much,” she said, after admitting that she was “disgusted” that she wouldn’t. here to see the success of the line. The launch is just one of many memorable moments for the cancer campaigner over the past two weeks, including Prince William’s visit to Deborah’s family home to pay his respects with after tea. -noon.
Deborah was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 35 in 2016, after experiencing symptoms of weight loss, fatigue and bleeding.
She has spent the past five years documenting her treatment journey online, sharing details of her various surgeries and drug trials, while raising funds and awareness for the disease.
On May 9, 2022, Deborah confirmed her prognosis was terminal, revealing that “my body just isn’t playing ball” after exhausting all possible options. Although she’s “finding it harder and harder to commit” as her condition deteriorates, she stays positive by “having random nice conversations with my family” and keeping busy with her various projects.