Christiana Belba

My lucky charm
Text: Christianna Belba

I consider Fashion Workshop my lucky charm. It came when I had just finished my studies in Communication and by the time when I was wondering, so now what? I have nothing to study about?

Every workshopaholic has a different story. Truth is I always wanted to learn. Explore what is fashion, style and aesthetics, their true meaning. Because aesthetics is the most important factor, through fashion I breath, I dream, I’m surrounded by challenges.

So the journey of this one year started. Truth is you don’t know what to expect. Each day is different than the previous one. And possibilities, endless possibilities. Talking about possibilities, I took my chance and won the trip to Paris! Paris fashion week seemed like a dream, but the dream became reality, and we had the greatest time with my girls Evmorfia and Elena! Wondering the streets of Paris, having cappuccino and croissants at Cafe de Flore, catwalks, streetstyle, Louvre museum, shows! And most needed visit to what i call a museum- Chanel boutique, 31 Rue Cambon! Yes the mirrored stairs!

And as the year was moving forward, as exams, photoshoots were taking place, assignments, Forward magazine were created, blogzine was in the air, Mageia’s window project came to life, life finally seemed full and meaningful!

In June, another great experience took place as Vicky, took Marina and me with her to myconos to explore the fabulous world of Louis Vuitton and celebrate the opening of the pop up store! A marvelous time, meeting Chiara Ferragni aka The Blonde Salad who I know you all love, beach time at Nammos- Psarrou, party at Cavo Tagoo..getting on your last nerve ha?

As I’m about to finish this testimony, one thing I’m sure about. Fashion Workshop came in the right time. But the most important thing about the Workshop, the teachers, Vicky, Foteini (our precious) and Alexandra is that they all let you explore fashion and keep or create your identity, not pressuring toward a path or a certain style, I enhanced and embracced my identity, learned values that I wasn’t aware of, let myself create without limits and concerns. This is fashion after all. I stepped into workshop as Chanel (that’s how they used to call me) and left as Chanel, wiser, with knowledge and appreciation for what I love, gained friends for life, worked with people I wouldn’t even imagine in my wildest dreams, ready to practice my one and true love: fashion.

What is up next? Well I bet something awesome! One thing i’m sure of: there aren’t enough words and actions to say thank you!

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