Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Welcome to our blog hop!

Thanks for joining us in our blog hop and  visiting us from the fabulous Miranda Mol blog.

I am Rosie Martinez-Dekker Co-Founder and Creative Director of Believe Creative Studio.
Indigo-Paris  is almost there! We as a team have been working for few month already in preparing an amazing collection,full of color,fun and fantasy.

I am extremely  happy and proud of all of us in the team, We have been working for few months, preparing for this wonderful adventure.

Believe Creative Studio has been a dream of mine for years,  my goal was to be able to exhibit my work in the most important textile design show:Indigo Paris. I knew one day it will happen!
I also wanted to help other talented designers to achieve the same goal, and  this season I had the great idea to make an open invitation to other designers to be part of this adventure as Believe Creative Studio guest designers; which has been a great and rewarding experience.
I love to mentor and to motivate others, is in my nature!  This season I directed 16  talented designers from allover the world, and it  has been a great  challenge but also a great experience.
The group has been so supportive, enthusiastic and creative that the results are beyond expectations. So much good vibes and great spirit going around!

Our collection started wit the right foot, even before Indigo we already sold some designs from the A13/W14 collection.  I loved the moment of communicating it to the designers.
Is such a celebration not only for them but also for me. 

I hope this inspire you in someway to make that jump!
Everything is possible if you really want it, do not let the fear to overcome your dreams. Just go for it and Believe!!

If you want to get in touch, visit me at Believe Creative studio website and if you are in Paris visiting Premiere vision or Indigo next week, stop by at Believe Creative Studio stand (5U49) were you can see our fabulous collection.

Your invitation to visit Believe Creative Studio stand 

Thank you to all of the Believe Creative Studio guest designers for their efforts, hard work, encouragement, kindness and positive vibes. Thanks for  Believing in this adventure :
Anna Berger (Sweden)
Becky Holmes (UK)
Bethan Janine Westran (UK)
Bethania Lima  (Chile) 
Eva Marion Seyffarth (Germany)
Leslie Daughty (USA)
Jacqueline van Roosmalen (Netherlands)
Justine Aldersey-Williams (UK)
Laura Palacios (Canada)
Miranda Mol  (Netherlands)
Nicola Griffiths (UK)
Phyllida Coroneo (UK)
Silvia Micalizo (Italy)
Sue Cashman (UK)
Veronica Galbraith (UK)
Virginia Kamau (Sweden)

and once again thanks to my beloved and supportive husband Vincent Dekker for all his efforts, love, patience, help and mainly for Believing in my crazy adventures. He is definetly the brain in Believe Creative Studio.

To continue with our blog hoop please visit Eva Marion Syffarth blog, she will  definitely amaze you with her wonderful personality and her lovely work.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Meet Virginia Kamau, Believe Creative Studio guest designer

Virginia is a talented designer born in Nairobi named at birth Njeri, which means a warrior's daughter.
Vriginia is based in Sweden, where she also attended University.
She wanted to enrich her passion in colors and she specialized in Surface Pattern design.
Virginia (Njeri)  Kamau 

Njeri Designs studio 

Virginia describes her style as very expressive and playful a mix which results into bold, bright,vibrant and exotic patterns.

I love the mix of elements and tribal motifs Virginia uses in her designs. I think is fantastic, the way she mix lines and forms to create beautiful patterns.

If you are interested of learning more about Virginia's visit her blog  where she shares DIY ideas, design tips, books she loves and she also features artists and creatives whom she admires or people who are a big inspiration in Virginias life.
Enjoy her lovely work !

Here is the mini-interview I made to Virginia.

What inspires you?
I have a very huge appetite for inspiration and that means, inspirations have got to be within rich to satisfy my appetite. 
So, certainly my ideas crop up from just any thing around the place I have my presence on at a given time. 
And lately I have become so bound with nature and especially on wild flowers. 

What is your favorite part of the surface pattern design work?
Absolute favorite is color choosing and coloring. Seeing how different color palettes choice result to different feelings is magical and I probably take ages on this part. I am learning though to limit my time as I could really spend time on coloring. 

What is your big dream as a designer?
O' I have a dream and it is with no doubt to sell my designs all over the globe keeping everyone's heart warm!

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