The day after my first sale I planned to shoot my new collection. Fully packed, I headed towards my photographer, as well as sister, in Utrecht. The day was sunny and the temperature good. My sister and I were excited. Excited to search for great places, beautiful backgrounds and the fact we could work with the lightning of the sun. We really wanted to get the pictures to the next level.
Last saterday was the day of my first sale. As I told you in my previous posts, I have been working on a new collection for the last weeks and months. I didn't have a visible target what to do when the collection would be finished. The only thing I knew was, I had to create. I believe in - dream it before you see it - and the universe will respond automatically. And so she did. Two weeks ago I saw a call for young fashiondesigners and students to show and sell their work. I subscribed and got accepted. The day was a success and very inspirational. Meeting other designers, having my first customers and selling some of my designs, I couldn't be happier.
Many thanks to the team of RYN Shared for this opportunity.
Dreams do come true ^^.
So excited to share with you I will be showing my first collection coming saterday in the Fashion District of Arnhem. Step by at Klarendalseweg 534 to see the work of several fashionstudents and starting designers.
Hope to see you there!
To inspire and be inspired, I started to share my story on Instagram. You can find my account at www.instagram.com/thestylishdreamer. Instagram gives a glimpse into the world of others. I love to see similar journeys and start-ups and hope to inspire others as well.
I just got home and was so happy to see post from DORTEX. My new labels arrived! Coming days I will complete the collection for the photoshoot. Two weeks to go and excited to see the results!
The last weeks I've been working on a new collection. It's the first time I am using this much color and I actually really like it! It's color and wollen fabrics for this collection, preparing myself for autumn coming up. The shoot is planned in a few weeks so a few more busy weeks ahead. Of course I'll keep you posted.
In the picture I'm wearing a vintage dress which I found in a second hand shop in Wageningen in combination with shoes from Ecco and a vintage watch. The bicycle is vintage as well and one of the most special presents I ever got.
My sister shot these pictures during the summer three years ago. I can't believe time is running so fast! I remember I just moved to Arnhem, a new job, new city, new people, new house en second year of my fashion study. A lot has happened since. I graduated in june 2015, worked for a year for fashion label Leg-Inc in Amsterdam, did some internships and continued to work on my own designs and signature. The coming year I will continue to develop myself and I planned to further focus on my own work. Step by step. I'm curious to see what the future holds.
Last week one of my best friends, Fabian and I planned to do some shopping for our new collections. We went to Karteris in Oosterhout. I had never been there before and was impressed by their variety of fabrics. It's always so much more fun to go together. We have a totally different style but amazingly we can still choose fabrics for each other. Fabian is specialized in historical fashion, he is an incredible tailor as well as designer. To see more of his work, check out his website at www.fabianboon.nl.
Today the last picture of the serie. The picture shows a silhouette of my designs. My outfit is a sweater, a little oversized, in combination with a simple design of the trouser. All dark blue.
Most of the time my sister and I go out for a shoot, she takes a serie of photos. In this serie we tried to capture the geometry of the surroundings. We wanted lines, as well in the outfit as in the background.
The trouser is my own design, again similar pattern as the trousers I showed you the past weeks, but totally different fabric. The shirt is the only thing I bought and my choice for this outfit to create extra lines.
Welcome to my blog! I am Carolien, a girl from the Netherlands writing about my journey in the world of fashion. I am a dreamer as well as designer and every day of my life is dedicated to bring these two things together. Take your time to wander around,