This fine Wednesday morning I'm delight to feature another incredibly talented designer, Lucia of Lucia Verona. I began to see some of her unique and timeless garments on Etsy a few months ago and couldn't help returning to her store often to drool over her beautiful dresses and cozy looking sweaters. I was of course thrilled that she let me interview her with a few questions for this feature. I know you guys will enjoy her designs and interview so enough with this chit chat.
1) First just tell us about yourself and how you got started sewing?
Hi, my name is Lucia, I was born and raised in Slovakia. Ever since I
can remember I was fascinated by clothes, raiding my mothers closet
filled with beautiful timeless pieces. I used to draw my ideas all over
my notebooks during school classes, even tried to sew a bit, but never
took it more seriously...probably I was not able to sit in one place for
a long time. After graduation I moved to Tel Aviv where I lived with my
boyfriend now husband. It was then, when I felt I was ready and
enrolled in study of fashion design. Soon after I started working for
several Israeli fashion designers. At that time I got the courage to
design my own collection which I later sold in local boutiques. One day a
good friend of mine introduced me to Etsy and now its been exactly two
years since I've opened my shop there called Lucia Verona.
2) Are you full time with your Etsy shop? If so what point in your life where you able to commit this as your day job?
Yes, my Etsy shop is my full time job. It happned just about eight months
ago when we moved to the beautiful city of Prague. Everything was so
new and exciting. I found it to be a great opportunity to rearrange my
business and work process. The first change I did was to open my own
studio out of our home.
3) When you started Lucia Verona through Etsy what were some challenges you faced?
Well, I suppose my biggest challenge was self discipline, separating
home from work and keeping normal working hours. Oh, and those custom
made orders ... :)
I love being creative, walking around with my eyes open trying to see
things a little bit different. I also love the fact that inspiration can
catch you anytime anywhere. This is why I always carry my cute little
sketchbook which I bough where else if not on Etsy :)