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On May 5, 2017 , on my mother's birthday, my world turned upside down: I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at an early stage. After my breast-conserving surgery I received preventive chemo, radiation and herceptin because my small tumor was hormone and protein sensitive. I still follow an anti-hormone cure....
By nature I am a positive person, a go-getter. Yet it was very difficult to accept that the intensive chemotherapy had affected my concentration and quick thinking. The unpredictable 'fatigue' attacks, the memory that no longer cooperates... made me realize if I wanted to keep my passion for design and stay creative, that I would have to change my life._cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_
Supported by my family and hospital staff, I took on the challenge of giving a new, meaningful twist to my '2nd chance' at life. They stimulated me to combine my years of experience as a fashion designer and the experience of cancer treatment, to devise and elaborate a concept. It gave me the necessary distraction, courage, boost and comfort during the rather long road to recovery.
This experience also made me discover that there is a roaring lioness inside me who really wants to go for it. And I want to use that strength to support 'fellow sufferers' in a positive way and to give them courage to keep fighting, to find the inner lioness in them.
During my breast cancer treatment journey, I missed finding fun, cool headwear that wasn't recognizable from far, as well as clothes that made me feel both feminine and comfortable. It became the trigger to realize my forgotten dream. Launch your own clothing line.
I like to use my years of experience as a fashion designer for a Belgian fashion brand and my passion to design a modern, feminine and comfortable collection that is easily accessible for women of all ages. Also for women with specific clothing needs. A collection that is easy to wear in everyday life, on occasions, at a party or just at home because you like it, cool and fun.....
The trendy collection consists of sensual tailored bras, comfortable clothing such as pants, cool t-shirts, nice dresses, feminine tops, stylish blouses in combination with hip headwear such as soft hats, cool bandanas, all in sustainable qualities.
The characteristics MOONICA collection are durable, affordable, timeless, comfortable, feminine, playful and trendy. The biggest pillars of the MOONICA team are accessibility, respect, openness, honesty, listening and having fun. In the long run I want to become an established name in the Belgian fashion landscape.
'Feel Good on your own way'. Read more_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ vision.
It is important that you feel good and better in our beautiful, well-fitting collection. We can also make custom clothing and lingerie from our collection to cover certain clothing needs by appointment in our workshop/shop in Oosterzele._cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_
I carefully choose beautiful, high-quality and easy-to-maintain materials & fabrics with respect for the environment. With fresh, feminine prints, beautiful color combinations, a touch of good humor I want every woman to shine.....
We love new challenges. We like to help search and find a solution. Contact us without obligation. We are happy to help you!
You can buy our collection via our online shop, events in which we participate, creative workshops that we organize or simply by appointment in our shop/atelier in Oosterzele.
Embrace your inner lioness.