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Happy New Year everyone!
Plans for 2019:
Fashion designs general:
In all of 2019 the main focus will be on dresses, from mini to wedding gown. Added to this I will be making shrugs, robes, waistcoats, capes and capelets.
Everything will be made as one or few of a kind, without the possibility to place a custom order. There is simply no time for this service being a one person fashion label with a little kid. Added to that I always found it quite stressful to give this service, I work best with an open agenda. Also, I always got way too many requests, which made it impossible to decide who to make something for and who not :o Thank you for understanding!
The style will on one hand be Art Nouveau inspired pieces with lots of lace details, but otherwise clean lines. On the other hand I will be making some very theatrical pieces. The main focus for materials will be on lace, but there will also be more opaque pieces. For lace fabric I have found an awesome new supplier, can’t wait to purchase from them (midnight blue with bronze lace anyone?) :)
Finally I will put my beautiful embroidery machine to good use! In 2018, being pregnant and surviving & enjoying the first 9 months with a little son, there was simply no time to explore this new area. In 2019 I will certainly add many designs with (often self designed) embroidery to my collections.
In 2019 I will be adding more and more supplies to the shops. I have some awesome lace suppliers who are not online, I look forwards to share their pieces with you!
In 2019 I will be making more art work. If I think it is good enough, you will find it on my pages. Amongst other things I will be making design drawings in ink with water colour.
This year I will start my Youtube channel! More about this in a next blog. I hope to launch it within January. Further I will keep on posting on Instagram, Tumblr, Deviantart and Facebook. I will probably close my pinterest account, or at least take my own pieces down, as you apparently give permission to copy the pieces with you upload them there.. I have enough copycats already and do not wish to encourage this :o
Webshops, Etsy and on my homepage:
The plan is:
On both shops you will find the main collection of designs.
On both shops you will find lace that I have available in large quantities.
On my homepage new items will be launched one month earlier than on Etsy.
On Etsy only you will find all Clearance items, both designs and supplies.
We as a family are doing well! Ezra is 9 months old by now and he is a curious, active and friendly little chap :) He is standing, going through the whole house, babbling all the time. I could go on, but this is a fashion blog, not a babyblog…! My husband and I are looking forward to the new year, both on personal level and on a professional & creative level.
If you have any question feel free to comment or to email me!
A note as written on my Somnia Romantica page:
After almost 6 months of maternity leave I am back in business. I gave birth to a healthy son, Ezra. We feel blessed. Recovery however was intense and took longer than expected. By now I am doing well again and I am happy to be creating pieces again.
The past months I have been making some new outfits of which you can see previews here above. For the time to come, I will be making more new pieces. As time is limited with a 4 months old kid, I will not do any fashion shows or self organized photoshoots for at least this year, but probably also for a good part of 2019. I may lend some pieces for shoots, further my main focus will be (apart from my family!) to create many beautiful new pieces.
All pieces will be one or few of a kind, with no possibility for custom (fit-) orders. I will vary the size, more new pieces in L and XL will also be made soon! Please consider that I am just a one person fashion label, so I can’t offer a big range of sizes and styles.
I will put everything I have online in my Etsy shop in the coming few days. Part of the older pieces will go into a sale, as I need room in my closet! After this reopening, I am anticipating on doing a monthly (or at first twice a month) launch of new pieces.
The plan for the rest of 2018 is to make mainly dresses of all sorts, waistcoats and shrugs. Some will be made by 3-5 pieces in a range of sizes, many will be one of a kind, in a set size.
Last, but not least, there will be an abundance of lace of course!
Glad to be back!
The maternity leave has started!
The webshop on www.somniaromantica.com will be temporarily offline. During my maternity leave the Etsy shop will also close for a little while. After that all of my pieces will be stored in the Etsy for as long as the leave takes (approximately end of June). No new items will be added, but there will be the possibility to purchase in stock items.
After the leave some exciting plans for my illustrations and for the new collections of Somnia Romantica will be revealed. Whenever I can I will post updates here or on my social media channels.
For all links, see:
Picture below was taken at 7,5 months by:
I'm looking forward to the rest of this year!
The first half of 2018 you will hear a bit less from me when it comes to new fashion designs. The reason is a happy one:
I am almost 34 weeks pregnant and all is going well!
Soon I will go with self proclaimed maternity leave.
In the weeks to come I will finish and list my last pieces before the sabbatical starts. Some pieces for my mini collection 2018 to be found under the tab SS2018, some extra pieces for the Etsy shop (where all pieces other than the mini collection are listed).
After this I will keep my shop open as much as possible, my sweet husband will post packages!
By the start of the summer I will be back to create new pieces again!
During the maternity leave I won't sit completely still. I will work on a new direction for my fashion and I will, in my free hours given, set my mind to drawing and developping my art and illustration plans.
To stay updated about all plans and developments, you can follow me here, on my social media pages and for the fashion on somniaromantica.com .
Thank you all for taking interest in my work, it is always much, much appreciated!
For the mini collection SS2018 5 items are up by now. Two more items will be added, a light top and a light little shrug. After that it will be some time before new items will be added. I will place later today the reason why!
For this mini collection, see "Shop SS 2018"
For all items not belonging to this mini collection, see my Etsy shop.
Just a kind reminder, unfortunately I am not available for custom (-fit) orders!
From January on the new collection, spring summer 2018, of Somnia Romantica will be launched!
A romantic mini collection in two shades: black and off white/cream.
It will consist of:
*Separates and accessories, all made in small quantities (3-5 items per design)
Added to this I will be making gowns in black, off white/cream and when I get my hand on the right materials deep red and dusty pink. Two of these gowns will be made in February/March. After that it will take a little time before new items appear, why is a happy reason which will be revealed in the next blog post!
To stay updated about these collections, you can follow my Instagram, Facebook other social media and of course the blogs here and on somniaromantica.com