The Romance Noir Story
Romance Noir is an Australian handmade accessories label. All products are designed and made in Sydney, Australia. I started Romance Noir in late 2004 while at University. I started selling clothing and accessories after my friends said they would like to purchase some of the handmade clothing and accessories I made. 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).
Romance Noir & Sustainability
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 the Sydney address 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 are used that are designed to last longer than the next season.
I began working in costume design over 15 years ago for my parents theatre group and have since designed costumes and stage sets for multiple 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).
I completed a fashion design internship with Romance Was Born in 2013. I also completed a Fashion Styling for On-Line and Editorial course at Sydney TAFE and work experience with sustainable visual merchandiser Belle Flaneur and now work as a freelance Fashion Stylist. I also have a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Sydney (who says you can’t mix science and art?).
Romance Noir designs were previously stocked at InVisible Light in Newtown, Australia. After having a child in 2007, I focused on the online business. If you are an interested stockist, please contact me directly using the contact form on this site or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can buy Romance Noir designs here: Etsy.com/RomanceNoir (links to Etsy).
The Romance Noir studio is located in
NSW 2204, Australia.