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Somnia Romantica is my brand of historically inspired, romantic fashion. I love photoshoots, working out ideas or to let my pieces participate in ideas from other people. I won't say yes to every project, as I'm trying to set a specific mood for my pieces. However, feel always free to contact me, make a suggestion for a project, add me as a friend etcetera! I live in The Netherlands. I can't travel worldwide, but my clothes can
I'm a full time designer and a lot of my time goes to orders. I won't always be able to borrow a piece for a shoot on TFP base, depending on what I have in my closet, what kind of shoot it will be and where you live. Just contact me if you have an idea or if you just wish to work together, then we can see what the possibilities are!
I'm Marjolein Turin from the Netherlands. After several projects in alternative fashion, Somnia Romantica
was founded at the end of 2008. With my brand Somnia Romantica I design and make garments and accessories for all facets of nightlife, from alternative clubwear to stage outfits or evening dresses. The pieces are inspired by history, often based on authentic patterns, adjusted to own design. The purpose of the brand is to celebrate the wonderful history of fashion of the Western World and to bring some nostalgy and romance back into the modern society.
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When working with me, you'll have a very dedicated team member. When a shoot idea appeals to me, I'm always prepared to see if I have something for it. If I plan the shoot myself or if have the time, I will make all pieces custom fit for the models. In some occasions I will design all new dresses to fit the theme of the shoot. If possible I will attend the shoot, but I'm also willing to send my pieces overseas for a great shoot.
So, what am I searching for?
All through the year I'm searching for models, photographers and MUA's to make great pictures together. For the practical, neutral images I use my dress form. On here I'm looking for people who are in for artistic projects in different styles. I love images that set a mood. Sometimes I'm quite booked (I have to plan shoots inbetween my orders, sometimes it's just not possible), then we can stay in touch for a future project.
Models: I'm open for all kinds of models, for me most is most important that a model fits the mood of my pieces. This can be from soft and romantic to dark and edgy. I'm interested in models of different length, ethnicity, age and sizes, most important for me is do you have elegance, can you set a certain mood. For different shoots I might look for different types. I like models who are capable of setting a certain mood and atmosphere. Romantic, elegant, dark, enstranging, nostalgic etc.
Both location and studioshoots are fine. Think in these sort of styles:
Dreamy, magical realism, surrealism, film noir, fin de siecle, dark atmosphere, chique, dark, nostalgic.. I like pictures which seem to tell a story. I'm also quite fond of soft light, but again, I'm open for a lot.
MUA: Can be everything from, from sweet and romantic to high fashion, theatrical or dark and edgy.