Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Isla Luna Gifts

Regina has a wonderful clothing shop on Etsy called Isla Luna. Regina has had her shop since November. She was born in California, but raised in California and the Phillipines.



1. How did you decide on your shop name?
I've always wanted to have my own brick and mortar shop. Every once in a while a name would pop into my head and I'd write it down. When I started Etsy, I "manned-up" so to speak, and chose one; IslaLuna. I decided to add the word "Gifts" to the end of it, because I LOVE shopping for other people, and giving friends and family gifts when they least expect it.

2. When did you start crafting?
I started crafting at a young age, but it would always come and go. I'd get really excited about a new project, but when I finished it, that was it. Kaput! No urge to create until I got bitten by the craft bug again. When I started my Etsy shop in November 08, and started sewing and creating my own designs, I knew that that was that. The joy I felt from designing my own clothes and then presenting them to the Etsy community was overwhelming. I am now a full time crafter!

3. Are there other crafts you would like to try?
While other Etsyians inspire me with their fabulous jewelry, paintings, and home decor pieces (you name it, it's on Etsy!), I prefer to stick to clothing and fashion accessories.



4. What or who inspires you?
This might sound like a copout, but really everything inspires me. I'm one of those people that gets completely distracted in the fruits and veggies section at a grocery store. All the colors, textures... everything stimulates my brain, and if I'm lucky something as trivial as the oranges next to the applies will inspire a new design!

5. Do you have a day job?
I graduated in May 08, and finished an internship with a designer here in NY in January. After that it was clear that the types of jobs I was interested in were going to be few and far in between because of the economy. So! I decided to take this year off instead of earning minimum wage at a job I didn't really enjoy.

6. What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
The Nicole Skirt is so far my favorite thing to make. There is something very gratifying about pleating stripes and a wave!



14 comments:

  1. The clothing from IslaJunaGifts are so beautiful. I wish her great success.

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  2. From what I can see on your blog (Etsy is down for maintenance right now) , her stuff is beautiful! Great feature!

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  3. Great, great shop! Nice informative interview as well.

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  4. what GORGEOUS pieces! I want them all.

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  5. Wow, beautiful pieces! I wish her the best of luck, she has an awesome shop!

    xo
    Sophie

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  6. Thanks so much for the feature Audrey!!! It looks great! And thanks to all those above who gave such nice comments! :) I'm so happy you guys like my work!

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  7. She has beautiful stuff! Great feature as always Audrey. You rock!! How'd your weekend go? Boys are healed I hope??? We also love to 4 wheel, Charlie even got Aly her own pink camoflauge one last year!!! With matching helmet of course :) Where do you camp with them?

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  8. Great interview! Her work is beautiful. I especially love the shirt at the top of the post.

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  9. I just love what IslaLuna has done with her fabrics. I love the ruffles on the blouse and the design on the blue skirt. Great job!

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  10. What a wonderful shop! Her clothing is so beautiful. My dad and his wife are in the Phillipines as well! (Off subject, I know, haha)

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  11. Wow! Such great clothes! I really like the skirts the best.

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  12. Wow her stuff is just lovely!
    A little too simple for my taste, but that doesn't make me appreciate it any less =]

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  13. wow i just love her clothes! beautiful work! and great interview!

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