A bit later than usual, but here we are with the 7th edition!
I am so thankful and grateful to have started with this amazing dream and not letting it go, although sometimes it was hard. I met a lot of wonderful people, i want to believe that this project helped lots of designers to get more exposure and also, we offered giveaway products worth approximately of $700 to 8 lucky girls!
Our goal is to reach $1,000,000 worth of giveaways!
IF YOU ARE A DESIGNER AND WANT TO BE FEATURED ON OUR WEBSITE, PLEASE VISIT THE INSPIRE ME PAGE AND SIGN UP!
If you do not know already, INSPIRE ME is a project, which was created to promote talented people from all over the world and to inspire other people who have talent TO DO what they LOVE and stop wasting any other minute on doing what others want from them. It is a big project, but i am sure that together we can create a community where people are not afraid to be amazing and show what awesome things they can do. (CLICK HERE to sign up)
Few words from Estilo Tendances side
I have met Tina a few months ago, when my boyfriend showed me her designs (he was thinking of buying me something special and did not know what to pick – boys, right?!). Anyways, funny or not, we were invited to the same barbecue party and i got to know her a bit and it was really nice to see someone as young as she is, being so focused on starting a business. I liked her attitude and the way she starting marketing her products and her branding! I have big faith in her, because i am sure she will make it big!
But, please, let’s hear her speak!
A few words about yourself
Hi there, I’m Tina (the shorter version of Florentina Olareanu). I am from Arad, Romania, and, currently, I am in the process of moving to Vienna, Austria. I consider myself to be a positive person and I am always going for the things that I truly desire, despite of the obstacles!
What is your dream and when did it started?
Summer of 2012 – I used to spend all days indoors, cause I am pretty grumpy when it’s too hot outside, and I had some beads and findings left, which I ordered, along with some friends, online. I thought I should give it a try, and I managed to make 2 pairs of earrings, and half of a bracelet, which I loved. So I decided to order more stuff, in order to finish the bracelet, and with that, I also ordered a lot of other materials, cause ideas where flowing through my head, and all I wanted was to make them come ‘to life’.
Tell us more about what you do?
First I wanted to make jewelry only for myself, but I had so many ideas, and I didn’t have enough money to sustain my ‘obsessive disorder‘ for owning tons of jewelry, so I decided to start selling them. Shortly after, I realized, that I actually had a passion for making them, not so much for owning and wearing them. So now, I feed my soul with my clients’s enjoyment, and I gain more satisfaction with every compliment I receive, even if I don’t sell the piece.
Why did you choose to follow your passion?
What I love about my passion, is that I can be alone, and not get bored. I love working alone (partly because I am a total control freak -guilty as charged – *laughing*), and to be honest, the only help I often ask for, is my mom’s – she always loans me money, but when it comes to business, we are professionals: I always pay her back, to the last penny.
Another thing that makes me pursue this passion is: diversity! I never get bored! I design necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and sometimes even hair clips, and I try to make them out of everything: from pearls to cotton strings. And I always combine styles and ideas.
Is it important that people do only what they love?
Only what they love – not everyone is that lucky, but they should always pursue their dreams and passions. If you really want it, you can achieve it! Nowadays you can make a living pretty much out of everything, you just gotta know how to sell it!
What qualities a person must have in order to succeed with their own dream?
Will, vision and patience.
What are your goals for the nearest future?
This is going to be a difficult, but exciting step – moving to Vienna. In order to get noticed, I plan on participating to fairs, and who knows, maybe find someone who’ll display my designs. I hope to make my own webside in the near future, and to ship pretty much everywhere.
When things so south, where do you find strength to move forward?
When things go south, I just take a break from everything. I let it go for a few days – my mojo always comes back to me!
Where do you get inspired from?
It’s hard to say.. inspiration comes to me usually when I am already in the process of creating, or sometimes I think of designs right before I fall asleep. And when my brain is completely wiped, I just browse through some fashion articles, so that I can get a little hunch – from there, it is my hyperactive imagination that takes over!
Where can we find you if we want to buy your products?