I want to start today’s blog by a famous quote from Yves Saint Laurent "Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it." Well, the reason why I decided to go ahead with this is because I want to introduce you all to a very zestful young lady, “Maria Giailoglou” who has recently joined Savelo. She is a captivating young lady who lives by this quote and believes that every woman is different and is unique in her own special way. She is against body shaming and believes that size shouldn’t be a factor in scaling someone’s beauty.
This charming young lady hails from Greece and is currently studying fashion design from RMIT, Melbourne. She was on her journey to become a Recreational Therapist when she realised that her true calling was fabrics. This is when she made the tough transition from the healing world of therapy to the glamourous world of fashion. Fabrics always intrigued her in a certain way and once she began fashion design, she realised how much she enjoys designing clothes for people. Infact, she keeps a mannequin that can change sizes at home so that she can make clothes for her friends and family. Maria has a delightful personality who draws her inspiration from mother nature, especially vines and flowers but believes that inspiration surrounds her.
She strongly believes that having a knack for the art is more important than getting a degree or diploma in the field, as she says that a degree or a diploma can be completed in a short span of time but your craft will remain with you for a life time and hence being creative is a must. When asked about social media’s relevance in today’s day and age vis-à-vis the industry, she said “Social Media is irreplaceable because it serves as the best place to show your work to people and also a platform where others can get inspired but at the same time I am against people copying other’s people’s work. I also think that although social media provides a sharing platform, it also plays with the heads of young girls and gives them a falsified impression of the way their bodies should look. I want to design for realistic bodies.” She dreams of owning a label of her own someday but emphasizes on the importance of working for another fashion house, so as to gain relevant experience in the industry. When asked about her 10-year life goals, she said “Staying in the present is what is necessary because the factor of life comes in between and always changes all your life goals and plans.” Maria has practical perspective towards life and believes in hardwork and dedication, but at the same time also agrees with the saying that what is meant is for her will eventually come to her.