–> The ROMEntic Collection 2018 <–
–> is it summer yet? <–
–> A Year in the Village <–
The ROMEntic Collection
is an on-going line that we have been designing and selling since 2016, with updates and new products every year.
It’s designed by Valentina and Paola, both clearly Italian. Valentina is Nstilla creative director and fashion designer, while Paola collaborates with Nstilla, and she’s a cartoonist based in Como, Italy. You can check a list of her published books here.
Valentina – The very first idea I had when I launched my company in 2016, was to create a print inspired by the movie “Roman Holiday”, which is one of my favorite movies. I wanted it to be fun and colorful, to make you want to leave everything – but your bag! – and book a trip. I though of a character, that I named Morgana, in vacation in Rome, scootering around the city at dawn.
Since then, Morgana has been developed in different prints and illustrations, and she’ll soon launch her own Instagram page where she will learn Italian with us – actually, with you, we already know Italian 😉
FROM THIS LINE:
“Scootering around” wristlet
“I love Coffee” wristlet
“Travel journal” cross-body purse, on sale end of May 2018
The ROMEntic tote bag, on sale end of June 2018
Is it Summer yet?
is designed by Valentina and Maria, painter of Russian origins, based in Massachusetts. Check Maria’s website here.
This line reflects a very basic and common need: to “carry” summer with you all year round. Here’s how it was born:
Valentina – If there is something that symbolizes summer, to me, is an open window. Hearing the sounds from the outside, like of people eating around the table, dogs barking, seagulls at day and crickets at night. The heat coming in from the outside. The light. But also staying at the window. I remember, during college, seating at the open window of my room facing the beautiful Trieste’s gulf, and reading (Harry Potter, specifically). Or hanging laundry. Or simply contemplating.
I envisioned windows floating on a clear, summer day landscape. I knew that Maria would share that vision with me. Maria hand-painted each single window you see, that I then photographed and used to create the motif.
Then, the beach. That place you swear you’ll go more often this season, and then you either have to work, or it rains every weekend. I wanted to carry the beach with me on my bag. I wanted a calm, relaxing place, with pastel colors that at the same time relates to the sea and sand, but also to a yummy summer ice-cream.
“is it summer yet” is a collection to wear all 4 seasons: “summer”, “still summer”, “I wish it was summer”, and “almost summer!”
FROM THIS LINE:
“The Riviera” wristlet
“Summer Windows” wristlet
“Summer Windows” cross-body purse, on sale end of May 2018
The “is it summer yet?” tote bag, on sale end of June 2018
A Year in the Village (coming soon!)
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Our favorite pieces from the 2017 collection:
Our favorite pieces from the 2016 collection: