Text: Evmofria Savvaidi
Photo: Iliana Alexandrou
Dear beautiful people,
It’s not another tale of endearment. It’s my “Fashion Workshop” story written in the circle of life, of this “fashionable” – after all – life. Mark Twain said that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Guess what!
Throughout the daily adventures in Fashion Workshop, I managed to handle my intractable talent in writing. I has always thought that talents are to rush in all at once, to thrill you and to excite others.
Congratulations, but no! There is just a moment you have to comprehend your abilities and let them find conformity with your existence. Mia Kollia was the one and only to teach me how to live with it and through it. Thank you for that!
On top of that, it was this stormy triangle between fashion, me, and writing. Fashion was always for me a deep loving concern, which came into existence via Fashion Workshop.
I desire things every day, I get obsessed (as you already know) quite easily, I have so many goals I can die from desperation and so others already accomplished but never made me happy. Perfectionists are always frustrated, you know. Now, I can visualize things. I can see in front of me what I desire to be, who I want to be. Fashion Workshop put the stepping stone and I’m ready to burst. Burst and reflect!
As far as Paris is concerned, I was one of the selected and you have already augured that it was my favorite project! (plus: my first trip abroad). How can I forget? I owe boundless gratitude to Vicky, who gave me this opportunity. I know I deserved it, as well as Christianna and Elena did! The interesting thing is that I’m thinking about moving on Paris, permanently!
Way back Constantinos Kavafis said that “As you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray that your journey be a long one, filled with adventure, filled with discovery. Pray that your road is a long one. May there be many summer mornings when with what pleasure, with what joy, you enter harbors never seen before.” Well, the time has come! May the “electricity” and the hard work never end!
Evmorfia Savvaidi, a faithful Miss Bloomer (www.missbloom.gr) writing also in Madame Figaro (www.madamefigaro.gr).
PS. Beautiful people do not just happen.
PS2. My cherished teachers, thank you all!