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We love the reigning Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock for her girl’s girl vibe and her humble beginnings. But the “friend in our mind” love for Des runs even deeper now that we’ve seen the budding designer’s work! In an exclusive for PEOPLE.com, Des shared a sketch of a gown she designed herself. It’s a beautiful royal blue floor sweeper, with a jeweled neckline. She also dished on the design’s inspiration:
“I wanted to design a gown that was elegant and timeless while still having an edge, glamorous but not overdone. I love to design gowns that are unexpected with different design detail or an interesting back.”
Desiree studied design at L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, also plans to craft her own wedding dress, if she does in fact find her happily ever after on the show. Until then, her royal blue gown will make its debut during the rose ceremony on the June 10 episode! We’re rooting for you, Des!