A handmade lifestyle: a Blue naive giveaway {closed}

Blue naive giveaway
handmade lifestyle: a Blue naive giveaway
Handmade linen dress giveaway -BlueNaive-
Handmade linen dress giveaway -BlueNaive-
handmade lifestyle: a Blue naive giveaway
handmade lifestyle: a Blue naive giveaway
Handmade linen dress giveaway -BlueNaive-

Dress: Blue Naive / Pendant: Mandarine's / Shoes: Seychelles

At the beginning of Summer, I found myself browsing Etsy pages, to find the perfect Summer dress. As the temperatures were getting higher and higher, I knew that a linen dress would be the perfect kind of material that I was searching for. So when I came accross Karolina wondeful shop, Blue Naive, I immediately felt connected with her aesthetics and her wonderful photographs in the woods near her home.
Just a week after chatting with her, I received ther stunning handmade linen dress in my mailbox. That's without a doubt, the most precious and the most confortable piece of clothes that I own.

* Could you introduce yourself & your  shop Blue Naive.
My name is Karolina. And Blue Naive is my new chapter of life. My husband and I, left our stressful and intensive lives in a city and moved to live in a small house near the river in the middle of the forest. Now I live with the nature rhythm, in a huge amount of silence and peace with myself. Being surrounded with trees, I started to feel more relaxed, more alive, more sensitive. I've been working as a sale manager for a long time, and I was getting tired of the stress and an intensive life. For more than a year, I started to realise that I was totally not satisfied with my life, the way I was living, and what I was doing for a living. So I really started to think what kind of person I wanted to be. Then we fond a beautiful old house in the middle of the forest, close to a river.  Not long after, I left my job and embraced a natural life in the woods.

Linen came to me naturally. One day, I sewn myself a dress and it was beautiful! Shortly after, I decided to open an online shop, and that was the perfect reason not to come back to the city.

* How did the idea of creating Blue Naive came to you?
Everything was born from a huge inner desire to return to the purity, simplicity and gentleness. All Blue Naive clothes are born surrounded by nature, the century-old spruce and long-lived flowers, inspired by the flowing stream, and the fresh air, enriched with pure love and gentle care. These clothes are less about fashion and more about the way of living. It`s about balance between city and nature. With our clothes, we aim to give peace of freedom, and the moment of nature sense.

• Which item that you created do you like the most?
This dress is my favorite, because of it's simplicity and comparability. I made three of them for myself in different colors. And I can't stop wear them.

* What are you currently working on?
Now I'm working on new dresses, skirts and sweaters for fall and winter. I'll be using wool and cashmere. It's going to be very light yet warm, cosy and delicate. I hope to make it available at the beggining of September!

• What effect do the seasons have on you/ your work?
They have a huge effect on me. Summer doesn't last long, so you can only wear linen clothes during warm weather. At the beginning of summer all my customers are from Europe, but at the end they're from Australia! I'm looking forward to be working with cashemere & wool, but I will miss linen definitely.

• Any plan for the future?
Yes, my next goal is to participate in www.maison-objet.com/ this September, I will be searching for new materials, partnership and so on. And of course, the new clothes for fall and winter.

So this week, Karolina is generously offering to one reader, the linen dress of his choice (for a value of 75.73 USD). To enter the giveaway:

  1. Visit BlueNaive and follow her.
  2. Come back her, and leave a comment below, telling me which item you would like to win.
  3. For an additionnal entry, share this giveaway on a social media platform, and come back here to enter a new comment.

Please, remember to leave me your email address so I can contact you. The giveaway will close on Monday 18th August at 8EST time. Good luck! Congratulations Nicole!