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!
Just putting this out there!
The maternity leave has started!
The webshop here 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).
After the leave some exciting plans for the new collections of Somnia Romantica will be revealed. Whenever I can I will post updates here or on my social media channels.
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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. To stay updated about all plans and developments, you can follow me here, on my social media pages and on marjoleinturin.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!
The new mini collection for this first part of the year is taking form. The first piece is up, here I will talk about what you can expect in the following months:
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 will be clarified in the next blog!
To stay updated, you can follow my Instagram, Facebook other social media and of course the blogs here and on marjoleinturin.com!
Recently I have been interviewed for Gothic Beauty Magazine!
Here is the link to the issue:
Here below is the full interview.
As full credits were left out, I will add them here:
Left picture pg 1:
Photo and post editing / manipulation: Frank Wiersema Photography
Model: Kari Autumn
Makeup & hair: Niki de Graaff
Concept and gown: Somnia Romantica
Right picture pg 1:
Photography: Sheridan's Art
Model: La Dutchessa
Jewellery: CU Nature
Headpiece: Candice Angelini
Gown: Somnia Romantica
Picture left page 2:
Photography: Henk van Rijssen
Model: Myrna Moonstruck
Gown: Somnia Romantica
Note: In the interview it states that Somnia Romantica is a team of 3. This is not entirely true, Somnia Romantica is still for 95% a one woman label. Miranda was my intern past spring for 4,5 months. We had an awesome time and learned much from eachother. Julia comes twice a month to my workspace to assist and to learn. Here are links to their accounts:
Modelling page Myrna Moonstruck:
Design Page Mundura:
Julia on Instagram:
May you have any questions or comments regarding the interview feel free to share them here or to mail me!
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