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Get to know our New Romantics line

We caught up with our New Romantics designer to give a little insight into this new label we have launched.

What was the initial inspiration behind New Romantics?

Just after this opportunity was presented to me, I was leaving for a girlie vacation to Sardinia.  I was really taken with the passion of the Italians and the rustic beauty I found there.  The beaches are stone and are overshadowed by steep cliffs and rocky coves….the surface of the sea, reflecting the pebble bottom, looked like prisms.

 How would you describe New Romantics as a line?

Intimates dressing has been really appealing to me and how it’s a bit naughty but delicate, I wanted New Romantics to feel more grown up.  It’s beautiful, kinda sexy or as we call in FP sensual…I like that the sensual girl doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard. They are items that you can take on vacation with you, they are light and delicate. You can roll them up into your suitcase and they will still look great… all crunched up.

The fabrics that you use for this line are quite unique, how would you describe them?

I spend a lot of time researching or pulling ideas from anywhere and everywhere, a curtain, vintage blouse, and antique tank linens, scarves and develop from scratch. My eye is hungry for the next beautiful texture and I enjoy building texture on top of texture.  In general I am attracted to sheer Rochelle’s that mimic crochet but they drape more beautifully and in turn are sexier because they are less perky and demure. They are hard to find!   There’s lots of raised texture contrasting with see-through fabrics so you get a lot of dimension.  I find this mix of elements makes for expensive looking clothes that need very little embellishment to sing.

What’s to come for New Romantics, I hear there are some beautiful items coming in April?

Looking forward, each collection story will be told by the fabrications I curate, I feel like New Romantics will always have a touch of delicate hand.  But it’s a new generation of romanticism…extreme hem lines are going to get weird and sweep are going to get big and I’m not sure how bra friendly it’s going to be ;)

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christi -March 2, 2011, 12:31PM

i love the look for this new romantic line!

Anonymous -March 2, 2011, 1:43PM

yay gi!!!!!

ashlee -March 2, 2011, 2:12PM

maybe i am crazy and missed it, but what is the designers name?

Anonymous -March 2, 2011, 2:47PM

do some beuty videos :) please

chrishellfan -March 2, 2011, 11:21PM

chrishell stubbs most beautiful model in the world she really looks good in that blue dress those shoes with the white dress can someone walk with those shoes i am glad i am a man those shoes are cute thou

calla -March 3, 2011, 8:41AM

love all the fabric hanging from her inspiration board!

Anonymous -March 4, 2011, 5:00AM

Um… Love it… How is the New Romantics line going to be sectioned off online? ;)

noname -March 4, 2011, 2:09PM

designer’s names aren’t given out to protect their intellectual property otherwise others could approach their talent so they keep it private.

Anonymous -April 8, 2011, 9:05AM

Lovely Collection! I am certain the Designer of this line is just as lovely as her inspirations.

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