About La petite nina

My name is Marina and I am La petite nina. My grandmother used to call me that, I suppose cause I am rather short. I am Swedish but living in Brussels since 2005, when I moved here to study contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. Something about this town made me feel like home. It’s place that carries a lot of history and poetry. Nothing is perfect, but everything is unique and perhaps that’s what I like about it..

In 2011 I opened my Etsy-shop, where I have since then sold handmade women’s clothing. Due to being short, I have found it difficult to find clothes that suit my body and that’s what it’s all about. I wanted to create a collection of women’s wear made from natural fabrics and it was important to me that the production was small and handmade by me. My focus has always been quality and simplicity. I want my designs to last for a long time and become those pieces that you can always rely on in your wardrobe. Because of my concern for the plastic pollution, I make sure that all garments are shipped to the customer without any plastic packaging.

La petite nina is also a platform where I can share news and inspiration. Every new piece of clothing that I create, will first appear on the blog. There you can find inspiration for your wardrobe. I have a slow lifestyle, and I value spending my time in the nature with family and friends. Having a background as a dancer, health, exercise and nutrition is a big part of my daily habits. In my blog I share stories from everyday life. Much of it happens in Brussels or my in hometown Luleå.

La petite nina is on plastic diet

La petite nina is on Plastic-diet

La petite nina has always been concerned with creating clothes from natural fibers. Whit the plastic pollution reaching it’s breakingpoint, plastic diet seams like a good way to go.

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Serge Hologne - actor - comedian

Bienvenue Chez Serge Hologne

The Actor, the Comedian,the Musician, the Union Bhoy

Serge Hologne is an artist living in Saint-gilles, Bruxelles. He is an actor, a musician, a painter, and a devoted union bhoy. I am happy to welcome you in to his home..

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black sweetheart dress

Black sweetheart dress

Sleeveless black sweetheart dress, an alternative wedding dress or simply a fun party dress..

Many of the clothing pieces that I have made over the years have been black dresses, but this is the first black sweetheart dress. 

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Copenhagen

Mother and daughter weekend in Copenhagen

First time in Copenhagen was a wonderful weekend that I spent with my mother. We both came from two different directions and met up at the airport in Copenhagen. We stayed in a nice apartment hotel in the very center of town. A great location with walking distance everywhere.

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Home and Closet Visit at Anne-Maria’s

Welcome to Anne-Maria’s lovely home, a place where flowers come to bloom..

As soon as you step foot in the door you realize that this is a home where flowers come to bloom. The home is in a lovely old industrial building that has been remade in to apartments.

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Iris Van Herpen

Featured designer – Iris van Herpen

3D printed clothing by Iris van Herpen

The Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen presents the future of fashion with her 3D printed clothing.

Her new Voltage collection is printed with the help of 3D printers. She worked out her collection together with an architect to reach the vision. Clothes made with a printer, I am not sure how I feel about this but I am certainly amazed by the technology and the beautiful collection. Wonderful work, printed or not!
Visit her website here!

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