Hi readers its a wrap for the eventful month of May and if you’ve been following along on Instagram and now Twitter you probably already know about some of the exciting events!
I’d like to conclude the month with the second style feature as promised and introduce you to someone who creates all things ‘cutely’ fashionable:-)Mersina K is a brand housing cute, exquisite and vintage inspired children’s wear. The rare high quality fabric and limited number of pieces make each garment special and highly sought after. The pieces are designed and meticulously hand crafted by the designer Mersina herself, who has her online store on Etsy. Her fabulous collection includes dresses, singlets, skirts, body suits, headpieces, pants and many more pieces with quirky detailing and new styles coming in monthly.
In conversation with Mersina-
Tell us a bit more about your business and what inspired you to start it?
What keeps you ticking?
My kids are my main inspiration and they along with my husband keep me positive. Shopping for new fabric always excites me and gets my creative ideas flowing!
How do you use social media to your advantage?
Facebook is my main marketing focus and of course Etsy. My shop on Etsy can be found here including the whole range. I keep all my fans updated via Facebook. I now also have a few of my pieces available for purchasing at Sew Make Create in Chippendale, Sydney. Collaborations are always a great idea and I have collaborated with Jinja Photography, where some of my pieces are used for photo shoots and my creations are recommended to clients.
What are some of the timeless pieces in your closet?
I love Cue! So I have quite a few timeless pieces from Cue lovingly collected over the last 10 years. My favourite piece would be my navy 3/4 sleeve pea-coat in the memory fabric, it can essentially be worn all year around. When it comes to shoes, I like Melissa shoes. I have a few timeless pairs I will wear forever, one of my favourite is the black button ‘Aranha’ shoe with a stiletto heel.
What are some of your favorite shopping places?
I love shopping online as I love the feeling of receiving a parcel and the mystery of what the item really looks and feels like. Online shopping is a large field and you have the advantage of shopping anytime of day.
What are your goals for this year?
Goals are to create a small range of boys-wear this year, as soon as within the next few weeks! I am pleased with my customer base at the moment and would love to expand this and get customers purchasing regularly. I rate satisfaction highly and love the feeling of getting all excited with the idea of a new product. Hoping for this to happen frequently too!!
Share a success story close to your heart
I always wanted to be a fashion designer, ever since I was 13 yrs old to be precise! I was inspired by a family member’s portfolio of fashion illustrations at age 13 and from that day forward I did all I could to find a direction to get into design. Last year in December I got really excited about a vintage fabric I’d got my hands on. From that moment on I felt now is the time I need to start crafting, also my little girl Opul was born in the same month and watching her grow inspired me
Photo credit: Sachin Wakhare Photography | Model: Avishka Wakhare | Styling by: Klassy Style FilesHave fun shopping beautiful creations for your little ones from the Mersina K store!