Tell us your Story
There are so many colorful flowers around us, as April has reached our doorstep. In a sweet corner cafe downtown Athens we had a cup of coffee with Chrysanthi Kosmatou, the famous Fashion Stylist & Editor of www.think-feel-discover.com
She has just returned from her last visit at London Fashion Week and she is full of positive energy and amazing new projects to come. Stylish, elegant and with a sweet smile during our interview.
1. What’s your favorite song?
My favorite song is Lights – Ellie Goulding.
2.What was the last gift you gave someone?
The first coffee of the day, today.
3.What’s your favorite social media network, and why?
My favorite social media network is Facebook because for me It is interactive. I can post an article, a photo, share posts from other pages that I like, receive comments of my readers. It is about positive communication and this is something that I really like.
4.When have you been most satisfied in your life?
I’ve been most satisfied in my life the day that I gave birth my two sons. This will always be my best ever moment.
5.How lucky are you and why?
I’m very lucky because I’m doing the job that I really love to do. That makes me feel creative and enjoy life daily.
6.What inspires you?
Daily life, daily moments really inspire me. For me, each day is a new day and inspiration is NOW, HERE, every single minute.
7.Who do you admire, and why?
I admire people that they never stop trying, again and again, and they do not focus on money but on their personal evolution. They do not give up and their motive is “YES! Let’s DO IT! Why not?”
8.Which idea has made you look twice?
A painting that I saw recently at National Gallery in London ” The Execution of Lady Jane Grey” 1833 by Paul Delaroche.
9.What would you do if you knew you were going to die in 6 months?
I would travel to as many places as possible with my children.
10.What things you do not like to do?
I do not really like to do housework.
11.How honest are you?
I do not know If I can say how honest I am. What I really can say is that I have no reason not to be honest. Personally speaking, Be honest, it means to respect people’s feelings, personality, That’s very important for me.
12.Which people you believe are the most influential?
People that create ART. Their creative way of thinking embraces your life forever.
13.Name one thing that you dislike about social media.
I do not like when people are getting unpolite with their comments or photos.
14.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
When I answered to my older’s son question in English and not in greek just after coming back from London Fashion week. It was so funny for both of us.
15.How do you evaluate success?
Success for me is when people respect and recognize my personal view to an article, a photo, a new idea or an interview that I have posted. That’s best ever moment for me. It gives me so much energy and pushes me to study more.
16.What’s your “superpower”?
My smile. It makes other people smile too and I’m really happy for this.
17.For what are you proud of?
I am proud of my families values. That’s made me what I am today.
18.When was the last time you learned something new?
Now, today, here, answering your questions. I learn daily from things I am doing. That’s un unstoppable source of inspiration for me.
19.What do you do during your free time?
I love to dance during my free time and listen to music.
20.Can you name 3 books that you absolutely adore?
Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis
A child counts the stars, by Menelaos Lountemis
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
21.What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
A new project in my job, a new idea.
22.If money was not an issue, what would be different in your life?
I believe that not only for me but for all of us, it would be to really enjoy and appreciate life itself.
23.What is your favorite color?
Blue of the sky and Blue of the sea.
24.What do you find appealing about social media?
For me, social media is my way to express what I do really like about fashion. What inspires me and reveal my creative working reality.
25.When you enter a room do you feel like you own it?
Most of the times I feel comfortable and you can say that I don’t need a lot of effort to make people remember my name.
26.How would you describe yourself in one word?
27.What would someone who doesn’t like you say about you?
I really do not know. That’s something that probably concerns his own opinion about me.
28.Where do you think you will be after 25 years?
Traveling all over the world for attending new Fashion Events, discovering talented designers and sharing the new in fashion.
29.What is your favorite quote?
“The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive” Coco Chanel.
30.What is your job? What do you do for a living?
I’m a Fashion Stylist, accredited Fashion & Lifestyle Editor.
31.How many hours per day do you use internet?
4 hours per day as it has to do with my job.
32.How many hours per week do you work?
I work daily 8 hours per day, except Sunday.
33.What was the most interesting moment in your life, the last 6 months?
It was last February in London during London Fashion Week on the opening day of Burberry where I created my first pattern.
34. So, what’s your story in a nutshell?
My story always begins with new dates visiting exhibitions and International Fashion Events. This is my way to discover curious, creative designers, photographers, and artists. This is a story of working reality, a bespoke mindset. I enjoy my work without even having to think about it.
Whos is Chrysanthi Kosmatou
A high-energy Fashion Expert with 19+ years of experience in researching, conceptualizing and creating new fashion products, representing international manufacturers and domestic apparel producers. With deep analysis of market for new fashion trends and trendsetting abilities in fashion and style.
Talented in producing original content for international fashion blogs and social media, developing networks with fashion designers and manufacturers, and offering styling consulting services for outfit selections for fashion events and editorial shoots.
Has an eye for fashion and an excellent understanding of garment and accessory design, along with expertise in the manufacturing process that includes knowledge of technical specifications, pattern drafting and final garment assembly.
Strengths & Skills:
◘ New Product & Accessory Design
◘ Strong Fashion Visual Sense & Versatility
◘ Effective Communication with Suppliers
◘ Strenuous Under Pressure & Heavy Work Loads
◘ Open to New Ideas & Fashion Concepts
◘ Developing New Trends & Styles
◘ Consulting with Designers for Technical Specifications
◘ Capable of Reorganizing & Restructuring Wardrobes
Find more about Chrysanthi:
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35. What question do you have for me?
What was your motive for your new & ongoing project IDEADECO INTERVIEWS?
“As a Digital Strategy Expert I meet a lot of interesting people during projects or events. People with a vision, with dreams and with deep love for life. That is something that really motivates me … the life story of people that have succeed to make their dreams come true with their own power.
One day that life showed the darkest shades of cruelty, I needed something to help me get on my feet again. Since I was a young girl, I had the habbit to keep a journal with highlights of inspiring words or moments. That particular day, my eyes came across the story of a blind girl I meet in California.
Crystal was a true inspiration with her accomplishments and her breathtaking travel stories. Let me stress out, that she was blind. That never stopped her to do anything.
One evening I asked her: “Why do you put yourself to such a trouble? You should avoid your next trip to India. Finally you have to accept the fact that you are blind!!!…”
And she replied: “So??… … …”
That single word changed the way I managed things in that difficult situation that was making my life upside down. This single word had traveled through time – 20 years later – and gave me courage.
The motivation behind IDEADECO INTERVIEWS is to keep a digital journal as a track record of life stories that have inspire me and may inspire others in the future. There are days that I need proof that life goes on.”
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