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Cleveland, OH Fashion
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Handmade quality that lasts a lifetime.

Cleveland, OH Fashion
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Camelia and Maria Bold
Camelia and Maria Bold

Handmade Clothes

Our handmade clothes are made with care. My mother, Maria Bold stretches the fabric, draws the pattern, cuts the fabric, sews it paying attention to all the details. She hand stitches buttons and button holes, she spends days embroidering by hand, and takes her time to iron the lining to make sure it sits perfectly against the cloth.

An example of original design and craftsmanship
An example of original design and craftsmanship

Millinery

Our hats are also made with care. I block the hat using two layers of fabric and lots of steam. While it dries I can enjoy a glass of wine, then cut the desired shape, sew the wire, the beads, pearls, Swarowski crystals, the lining, and ribbon.

Why handmade?

Because we care. 

 We care about the quality of the clothes we are making. I have been watching my mother make clothes all of my life. If I were to talk about one thing that I believe characterizes her work I would say that she redid her stitches until they were perfect. She never hid behind 'it's good enough'. As for me, I had the chance to learn from one of the best.

 Our clothes are created to last a lifetime. We pay attention to every detail. Hand picking the finest fabrics and threads is the first step of the creative process. We are inspired by lively colors, silks, cloths, cottons and laces. Every stitch is characterized by precision and craftsmanship, whether it is an intricate hand embroidery, hand stitching of the buttons and button holes to prevent fraying and loose buttons, serged lining or double seams. 

 We also care about making the highest quality clothes in a socially responsible manner. Our clothes will be made by hand from start to finish and never by exploited labor. We strongly believe that great clothing can only be made with positive energy because, ultimately, handmade is a product of love. 

Why Kickstarter?

We spent the last year working on our first collection sketching designs, procuring fabric, cutting patterns and sewing. We also invested time and effort into building a website. 

 We are now ready for our next phase: the expansion. Our dream is to have a design studio, a creative hub where we can do fashion the way we see it, as a personal and unique creative process. At this moment, our team is made of two people, me and my mother. We intend to attract more talented designers in our team. We will continue to handcraft our clothes and millinery collections helped by artists who share the same vision. A bigger team will enable us to make our clothes accessible to more people, and a percentage of the funds raised will go to marketing.

How can you be part of our dream?

If you believe that clothes should not be expendable, if you care about the quality of the clothes you are wearing and how they were created, you can preorder our collection by backing this project. 

Meeting our funding goals will enable us to have a bigger team, make our clothes accessible to more people and continue to express our creativity in so many ways.

Raising funds on Kickstarter is all or nothing. If we do not meet our target of raising $30,000 we do not receive anything.

                          Rewards

$5 reward: personalized thank-you card

$35 reward: T-shirt

$40 reward: pocket squares

$90 reward: beret

$150 reward: fascinator

$250 reward: handmade shoes

$300 reward: beige lace dress

$300 reward: black lace dress

 $800 reward: cape 

$1000 reward: Dora coat

$1500 reward: purple coat

Risks and challenges

My mother, Maria Bold has over 40 years of experience in haute couture ateliers. As for me, I had the chance to work with one of the best. We have perfected our processes. We have selected high quality suppliers. We have figured out the most efficient and effective ways to get our clothes from our studio to you. We are ready for this project.

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    A thank-you note written by the designers and sent to your mail.

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    T-shirt with appliqué made from vibrant African textiles.
    T-shirts available in white and heather, with options of choosing the textile for the appliqué.
    Caution: it will be your favorite T-shirt, so special,
    so unique!
    Available in S,M,L, Please inquire about special sizing and prices.

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    Handmade pocket squares. Made from the finest brocade handpicked in stores in the USA.
    We measure and cut the fabric precisely by hand, paying attention to the tiny variations in each piece. We then roll and embroider the edges. Now, you go rock that pocket square!

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    A beret handmade from start to finish. Made from wool felt, it is my approach to the chic French beret.Simple and always elegant.
    Available in vibrant colors. Oh-la-la!

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    Fascinator hat adorned with lace and beads. Fascinators are so fascinatingly stylish in their own little way.

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    Handmade shoes designed by Camelia Bold. Fashion is always on your side when you are wearing comfortable shoes. Heel height: 3 inches. Leather exterior and interior. Available in white, fuchsia, gray, black.
    Sizes; 6-12 including half sizes. Please inquire about special sizes and prices.

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    Victoria dress. Handmade beige lace dress. Lace has 'love' written all over it. Everyone loves it, and everyone looks good in it. This dress is feminine, distinctive, classy and classic. Just another victorious choice.
    Size:S,M,L

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    Handmade black lace dress. The high-quality lace, the timeless design and flawless execution are some of the attributes of this dress. But, the most important quality of any dress is to be your favorite. And it will.
    Size: S,M,L.

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    Custom made cape.
    Capes will always be stylish, but when you add an intricate hand embroidery to the vibrancy of the cobalt blue, they become irresistibly unique.

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    Custom made coat. Dora coat is the quintessential timeless coat. The hand embroidery makes it sophisticated, the raglan sleeves and cloche design make this coat flattering for all body types and give you versatility in the choice of season you can wear it. With a dress in spring, on top of your cozy sweater in winter. Available in white, pink, lavender, purple, yellow.

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    Custom made purple coat. Craftsmanship: magnificent. Hand-embroidery: intricate. Design: timeless. Guarantee: lifetime.

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    Dress Combo. Get the black lace dress, the beige lace dress and the purple coat. ($2,800 retail value)

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    The Coat Combo. Get all the coats featured on this presentation: the Dora coat, the cape, and the purple coat. (4,000 retail value)

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    Get the entire collection presented on Kickstarter: one fascinator hat, one pair of shoes in the color of your choice, the black lace dress, the beige lace dress, the cape, the Dora coat, and the purple coat. ($5,000 retail value)

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Funding period

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