About me



Romance Noir

I started making creations to sell in 2004 after my friends said they would like to purchase some of the handmade clothing and accessories I made. All products are currently designed and made in my home studio in Sydney, Australia.

Romance Noir was previously called Golden Orb in 2004 and was re-branded to Romance Noir  in 2005 to better reflect the products (and not be confused with large garden spiders!).

You can buy Romance Noir creations and patterns on here: Etsy.com/RomanceNoir (links to Etsy).

If you are an interested stockist, please contact me directly using the contact form on this site or email info@romancenoir.com.

Elizabeth’s Story

I began working in costume design over 15 years ago for my parents theatre group and have since designed costumes and stage sets for musical and theatrical performances. My designs have featured on performers at Woodford Folk Festival and Sydney musical acts the Horrors and Eugene the band (links to Facebook).

Romance Noir designs were previously stocked at InVisible Light in Newtown, Australia. After having a child in 2007, I focused on the online business.

  • Completed a fashion design internship with Romance Was Born (2013, 3 months).
  • Completed a Fashion Styling for On-Line and Editorial course at Sydney TAFE and
  • Work experience with sustainable visual merchandiser Belle Flaneur.

I am currently studying for a Masters in Economics and also hold a Bachelor of Science (Honours 1) in Chemistry from the University of Sydney and I am a tutor for the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney where I assist in teaching laboratory classes in chemistry to high school and university students and am a tutor for the Chemistry Bridging Course.

If you are interested in learning about economics or finance, please check out my blog at http://www.economicswithcoffee.com.



I grew up on an organic self-sustenance farm and I’m a strong believer in sustainability. All electricity used to create products (e.g. lighting and sewing machines) at my Sydney studio is sourced from 100% green energy. Some products are made from recycled fabrics, this is stated in the product description. If you would like your product to be made from recycled or re-purposed fabrics, please note this in your order. Quality fabrics and techniques are used so that products last longer to help reduce waste.


The Romance Noir studio is located in



NSW 2204, Australia.