Nina taking her first sewing class

In an attempt of understanding better Ilaria’s explanations and the technical challenges our suppliers are facing I decided that it is about time to take my first sewing class ever!

The moment I arrived this big machine seemed way too complicated for me to ever understand. But under patient supervision and endless trials to pass the thread through the needle I was ready to sew! And honestly, it was so easy and enjoyable!!

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Our workshop consisted of sewing a pillow and later a small cosmetics bag. Here you can see me extremely proud of my first sewing results. And I started humming to the melodie ”one day, baby, one day, I can sew the entire business bag for ya” 😉

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Yes !! WE MADE IT !

Beaming with happiness and pride we felt like dancing around our apartments and jumping into the air when Annegret called us in November to announce us that we are now part of the Accelerator of the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship in Munich.

It all started with a small undefined idea I had during my holidays when I asked my husband if he thinks that I am crazy and he told me to go full in (note to myself: he truly is the most amazing husband J). After spending endless days and nights together with Ilaria defining an elegant fashion line for working women, spending the week before my wedding working on a first prototype and the week after my wedding preparing for the admission presentation with little sleep and endless discussions it felt like our work finally paid off.

After the presentation we were nervous and decided to focus on other topics while waiting for the result. But then Annegret called. And we just couldn’t believe it. Other people, people we don’t even know, actually believe in our idea and us! We reached a HUGE milestone!

Now we are extremely motivated and created an ambitious timeline to bring out the first prototype as soon as possible. Nonetheless it is our biggest drive to bring out a product that both Ilaria and I will carry with pride. We promise that we will settle with nothing less!

Stay tuned and subscribe to follow our adventure J

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How it all started…

Sunday 1st of May

(it’s supposed to be the day to celebrate workers… so let’s hope it’ll give us a good luck)

I received a text from Bali, more precisely from a girl that I met several times during 2015 and always during special events. She is naturally gifted by an entrepreneurial spirit, a clever and beautiful German lady, girlfriend and now wife of one of my MBA’s classmates.

She was just figuring out that women travelling or commuting for business have very hard time to get functional and at the same time elegant accessories for their business meetings, such as bags and folders.

She was looking for a new bag and she was struggling in her fashion research.

I received her text “maybe I’m crazy but I would love to discuss with you about a business project”. I was actually in a period of my life where I was working with some startups but nothing that was really appealing to me and knowing her a bit I was excited and curious at the same time and I couldn’t wait to hear more and make our first project alive…

That’s the begin of our small adventure that turned out much bigger already than expected !