If you ask Janet Bernasconi what her favorite time period is, don’t be surprised when she declares that it is the Victorian era. This era holds a special place in her heart because it represents a timeless style. The Victorian period was a simpler, more elegant time when style and fashion, class and sophistication ruled. The Victorians dressed in all manners of finery and showed that clothes did indeed make the man, as well as gave ladies a sense of royalty.
Janet Bernasconi, owner and designer of the online boutique, Janet’s Creative Pillows, pays tribute to this time with Victorian Memories, a collection of intricately designed boot and dress-shaped pillows that recall these days.
Janet started her business designing and creating dress pillows. What soon developed was a veritable cornucopia of handmade products, including inspirational, holiday, art, and pet items, among others. Most importantly, Victorian era chic became a personal goal for her. Janet says, “Why not take the style of the past to define a style for the future?” Whether it is in the grand style of a Victorian dress, or beautifully designed boots and shoes, there is something available for even the most discriminating buyer. In addition, there are mixed media pillows that recall this fascinating time and hearken back to a simpler yet elegant era.
When asked why it is so passionate to her, she said, “Today’s society takes the things for granted that meant so much long ago. There was respect for one another and people put emphasis on style.”
What started as a devotion to a time gone by, became a mission to take yesterday’s class and style, then give it a modern spin. Each creation is handmade and hand-sewn by Janet and shows attention to detail whether it is in the small fabric rose embellishments on a boot, a simple bow or touch of lace on a shoe, or the symbolic look of a Victorian dress where the lace trim adds a touch of class. The elaborate nature of the work is a tribute to the Victorian time itself. When passion is mixed with the finished product, the results can be magical. Web site: www.janetscreativepillows.com
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