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Somnia Romantica is a one person designer label of historically inspired, romantic fashion. I'm based in the Netherlands and this is my full time occupation.
I love photoshoots, working out ideas with a whole team, creating something beautiful, or let my pieces participate in ideas from other people.
I'm limited available as I always have little stock. I'm searching for cooperations with people who can set a specific mood and have affinity with romantic, alternative, classic or (dark) dreamy shoots. 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. Just contact me if you have an idea or if you just wish to work together, then we can see what the possibilities are!
When I lend a piece for a TFP shoot, this is how I work (I'm sorry I have to do this, it's out of self protection against those few out there!)
First you "purchase" the pieces for the amount I set (this is my warranty). I pay for shipment to you, assigned, with tracking, you pay for shipment back, again, assigned with tracking. When the pieces are received back in good order, I'll refund the whole amount! When an item comes back with unwashable filth or with damage, you'll get a reasonable partial refund.
Somnia Romantica sets high value on a good name within the creative world and good cooperations, I'm happy to say I never had to have anyone pay me for no returns or damages
I'm Marjolein Turin from the Netherlands. After several projects in alternative fashion, Somnia Romantica
was founded at the end of 2008. With my label Somnia Romantica I design and make garments and accessories for all facets of evening life, 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 nostalgia 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 really appeals to me, I'm always prepared to see if I have something for it. 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. Note, I'm very limited available, this is my full time job and I have to plan shoots in between my orders! In my shop I sell everything from the dress form, so shoots are not a commercial or profit thing for me.
Models: I'm open for many kinds of models. Most important is expression, posing skills etc. This can be from soft and romantic to dark and edgy. I'm interested in models of different length, ethnicity, age and size. For different shoots I might look for different types. I like models who are capable of setting a certain mood, who have affinity with styles like romantic, elegant, dark, enstranging, nostalgic, alternative style, (dark-) dreamy etc.
Both location and studioshoots are possibilities. 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.