a blog about the making of lingerie

Month: June, 2015

The danger of minimalism

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Today my hart stopped.

This beautiful piece of craftsmanship was thrown out by my downstairs neighbor, because it did not match her minimalistic furniture. After the initial heartbreak, I was inspired to do a shoot with the broken wooden panels.

I hope the result is proof that minimalistic design goes hand in hand with memories of the past.


Staring at a puzzle

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Making lingerie is like solving a puzzle.

When the workroom is filled with little pieces, just waiting to form that perfect fit, it is up to me to make no mistakes.

This garter-to-be has been lying in my atelier for a few months now. I have been quiet on this blog, hoping for the puzzle to solve itself.

What is my next step?

I have returned from my time in Paris and finally found the time to work on my own. I must admit, it has been more challenging than I would like you to know. Every beginning is slow, there are mistakes to correct and changes to be made. This summer, I would love to start selling my hand sewn lingerie. And trust me, I have been working hard to make this a reality.

Will I make it? Stay tuned…