Nadia, the designer behind this cute label kindly lent me some of her pieces for my photoshoot: here, here and here.
"Celebrating the lady from era’s gone by, Nadinoo invites timeless silhouettes and detailing to create it’s vintage felt collections. Designs include boastful bows, flirtatious frills and beautiful bell shapes in sumptuous silks and cottons from Liberty of London prints."
Where did you grow up and where do you currently live?
I had grown up between Lancashire, England and Tripoli, Libya; I currently live in East London.
What, if any, formal training have you had in fashion design/dressmaking?
I studied a 4 Year Fashion design and Technology degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.
What do you find is the most challenging in your work?
Fitting everything I need to do into my day is always tricky, I still haven’t managed a full weekend off this year.
What three words spring to mind when you think of your lovely clothes?
Pretty, Cutesy and Playful..
Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere really, I don’t think I ever switch off as I’m inspired even by my dreams on the occasion. I love scouring vintage stores and flea markets through dusty rails to find forgotten treasures, I’ve found so many pretty detailing and silhouettes that filter through into Nadinoo designs. I like my collections to have a hint of inspiration from all my favourite eras, so there is a little something for everyone.
If you could be a piece of clothing what would it be and why?
I think I would be my big Velvet Orange hat with fruit on it, I think it’s nuts but makes me smile when I wear it :)
5 things you love?
* My Fiancé
*Fish & Chips
*Cups of tea
What is your favourite material?
I love working in cotton it is so nice to handle cut and sew giving you a perfectly finished garment each time.
What does the future hold for you and your shop?
We hope to open up our first Nadinoo boutique in London early next year with adjoining atelier. I have really enjoyed the contact and conversations we have had with our customers over the internet but to do it in person will be even more fun!
Fore more info, Nadia's website and lovely blog...