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Thanks for visiting my little Etsy webstore!

I'm Marjolein Turin from the Netherlands. Under the name Somnia Romantica I design and make gowns, little dresses and accessories for evening life. The pieces are inspired by history, often based on authentic patterns, adjusted to own design and interpretation. The aim is to bring nostalgia and (dark-) romantic dream scapes into modern society.

I have always been a dreamer, loving nature, elegance, everything mystical and (dark- ) romantic. This also coloured my interest in fashion. From childhood on I have been fascinated by out of the ordinary fashion. Bridal gowns, historical clothing, red carpet dresses, dancing costumes, excentric stagewear, alt fashion...

When I was about 15 years of age, I decided to start making these things for myself…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 12
  • Joined January 7, 2011

Favorite materials

lace, chantilly lace, french lace, vintage lace, viscose, polyamid, fine wool, cotton, suedine, silk

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SomniaRomantica
Romantic clothing and accessories inspired...

About

Thanks for visiting my little Etsy webstore!

I'm Marjolein Turin from the Netherlands. Under the name Somnia Romantica I design and make gowns, little dresses and accessories for evening life. The pieces are inspired by history, often based on authentic patterns, adjusted to own design and interpretation. The aim is to bring nostalgia and (dark-) romantic dream scapes into modern society.

I have always been a dreamer, loving nature, elegance, everything mystical and (dark- ) romantic. This also coloured my interest in fashion. From childhood on I have been fascinated by out of the ordinary fashion. Bridal gowns, historical clothing, red carpet dresses, dancing costumes, excentric stagewear, alt fashion...

When I was about 15 years of age, I decided to start making these things for myself. After my first dress succeeded, there was no stopping. More and more fabrics were crawling into the house, my parents stepped in needles and in my breaks at school I was drawing new patterns. Barely out of high school I started selling my first pieces to friends.

Long story short, after several projects in alt fashion, mainly selling to local shops, I started to develop a new concept: Somnia Romantica, historically inspired romantic wear with a (dark-) dreamy touch. In 2011 I took te leap to start an online webshop with it. I work from home, where I live together with my dear husband. I hope do be able to do this for many more years to come!

The name for my brand was easily decided. Somnia means 'dream' in Latin. It's also been translated as 'moonlight'. Both reflect the feel of the brand perfectly.

If you have any questions, just ask!

Marjolein Turin

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