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You can contact me now to discuss your dress and design. It’s important to contact me in advance as I have limited space available. 

Fashion Design

All the dresses and fashion below has been designed by Marisela Veludo​

Dress Making

Each item individually & custom made per client.

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Per client

Every piece of fashion was specially designed and made per client.

International

We are based in Lisbon, Portugal, but we can also deliver your dress to anywhere in the world.

White lace and nude mermaid wedding dress with matching veil - Passion4Fashion - Marisela Veludo

Wedding Dresses

Walk down the aisle, we will design your wedding dress with style and make everybody smile.

Prom Dresses

End your school career in style, we will create your dream prom dress. 

Bright yellow lace prom dress with long train and lace panel - Passion4Fashion - Marisela Veludo
Gold sequins evening bodysuit with gold cape - Passion4Fashion - Marisela Veludo

Evening Dresses

Be unique at your next formal event, we will create your statement evening dress.

Modern Traditional Dresses

Proudly wear traditional outfits, we will create your traditional wear with a modern influence. 

His and hers matching Xhosa modern traditional dress and shirt - Passion4Fashion - Marisela Veludo
Smart Casual Dress

Smart Casual Wear

Don’t look like the rest, we will design your daily wear. So you can look the BEST.

About Marisela Veludo

Marisela Veludo, fashion designer & modelling coach. Has a flair for red carpet wear and is a natural born perfectionist. Several of her prom dress clients have won best dressed. Marisela has dressed the TV presenters of Good Morning Africa and PRTV, Miss Portugal South Africa and more.

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A little story

The crop top boost

Just like a relationship that starts as an egg and hatches to become a caterpillar then a butterfly.

That’s how Passion4Fashion came about.

It all started out when I was trying to create my own clothing and style. One of my memories of my first creations was of an olive-green crop top. That crop top made me feel different. My friends went crazy when they saw my top. They couldn’t believe that I made it myself.

Inspired to create

From there onward there was no stopping me.

A lot of creations were made. Some thrown away. But all that practice just encouraged me to continue. Every time I created a successful new garment, it gave me a boost in confidence.  

My friends and their friends started asking me to design and make them clothes too. From skirts to tops to dresses. Through these moments I started enjoying it more and more and it felt rewarding because of the way my clothing made them feel.

So, I decided to design and make fashion part time. I didn’t limit myself either. I did fashion, interior decorating and even upholstery.

The word travelled and through the years I received more and more orders.

Passion4Fashion was born

Now, this was the time to get more serious and turn it into a full-time passionate business.

A website was built, a logo was designed. Fortunately for me, my work spoke for itself. Word of mouth continued to grow which helped Passion4Fashion develop a trustworthy and reputable brand known nationally in South Africa.

Part of the growth of Passion4Fashion was through my modelling group/school. That I coached with my business partner, which opened small opportunities to get invited to be part of ladies’ high teas and local fashion shows. This was fun and at the same time positive as we gained some more media exposure out of it.

Fashion, fun and memories

I remember being invited to do a kid’s fashion show for a local TV channel in South Africa. Me being me, I wouldn’t just do a normal fashion show. I spiced it up and models walked “the ramp” with parrot inspired designs and of course the look was accessorised by actual parrots!

An unforgettable experience was being able to not only show my fashion but also show a modelling routine at a formal event to raise awareness about breast cancer. All my models wore dresses in different tones of pink and the guys wore matching waistcoats. With these outfits, they performed “Breath and Life”, which was the title to our choreographed dance/freeze modelling flash mob routine. This was amazing!

I loved that Oratilwe, one of my prom dress clients invited me to be part of her big night, which was filmed and broadcast across South African TV on a very popular show.

A fun experience was also when Deolize, my client, invited the TV crew to film her fittings with me and talk about her dress. This was to be a part of a new South African Afrikaans TV show dedicated to the prom night.

From Passion4Fashion to Marisela Veludo

Although Passion4Fashion is quite know locally, people seemed to know me more by name. Perhaps its because my name is different…

Now the business/I, have relocated back to my home land in Europe, Portugal. So, I decided to take the opportunity to rebuild my entire website and business name to simply, just my name and what I do. So now, I am Marisela Veludo – Fashion Designer.

I am still offering and will always offer fashion design and dress making, only now my atelier is in Cascais, Lisbon.

So, if you are in the area, you can make can contact me for your appointment.

If you are not in the area, no worries, let me know and we can have a consult, fill in my measurements form, and I will have the dress delivered to you for free. 

The greatest reward, is to see my clients reaction to the end result. I love making my ladies feel special and beautiful in what they are wearing...ALWAYS

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Sustainable Fashion

Not only do we follow sustainable fashion practices, we live it.

Made to measure custom made clothing

When you go to the big commercial shops you buy clothing that you think you like and that you might wear because its at a good price and lands up somewhere in your wardrobe. Having your clothing custom made, your clothing becomes one of a kind, exactly what you want so you will wear it. 

Eco friendly fashion services

We are a paperless environment. All customer receipts and invoices are electronic. Natural light gets used first. When we turn the lights on, we only use low power LED lighting. 

Animals have rights too

We never use any form of animal products

Fair and true

Our fashion is displayed realistically with our happy clients. We don’t use models nor stock pictures. 

Fabric Up Cycle

Nothing here goes to waste, all gets turned into a new creation

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time

Appointments are scheduled for your and her convenience, so when its time for you, its time only for you.

shoes

Bring the shoes/heels that you are going to wear with your dress or similar ones to your fitting.

Family

Advice is good, but too much can be confusing. You should bring two or three people with you to your fitting

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