How I Turned my Life Upside Down

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As you know by now I am a fashion designer, stylist and blogger, but what you don’t know yet is that I turned my life upside down and rearranged my whole world.

This is how it started….

One day, I was looking in my emails and saw a job post, and not any job post. Online Fashion Marketer- and the job description was really appealing to me. I always wanted to work for a fashion magazine, even if only online, and since working on my blog, online marketing seemed more and more interesting. I kept learning on my own by reading and trying different strategies, planning campaigns for my blog, but I wanted to evolve in this field.

You know that there comes  a time, for some people,  when you feel you want to do more, to learn more, to get another challenge? It was that time for me. I applied for the job, even  if I never expected any of what was about to happen…

-My first ever big challenge was when I attended two universities at the same time; finished both. I felt I was making the  best of my time, as in not wasting precious moments in life when you get to do something for your future. –

So after about a week, I got a call for the job interview … To my surprise, Maria would have been my new colleague. I met her at Kiaari’s Birthday a year ago, but we didn’t talk much, yet she seemed  very interesting as a person. That kind of person you meet once and feel you want to know more about but you are not sure why. I know now why…. Because we both love shopping:)) Watches, handbags, shoes and clothing in that exact order. We are totally different as styles, but still, we have similar tastes. And what I appreciate the most, is her way of thinking, her lifestyle (besides that chips love) and the fact that she is always willing to learn things about anything around her. In my opinion this is the most important thing in life, the only way up to succes.

First day on the job, so many people to meet, and I barely remembered one or two names  that day. It was kind of overwhelming for me. I don’t like changes, but still , taking a challenge is what I live for. Going from a freelancer, artist that could plan her time as she wished, working at nights, running around town all day, to a full time online fashion marketer was a big thing for me when it comes to adapting. I still do everything I did before, but on a whole new level. Being a designer is still a full time job, but the scheldule is different, and even if my free time is scarce  I can’t be happier for all the other great things in my life right now.

But now I have to say it was the best decission I could have taken. I have the best colleagues in the world, very kind, and positive people that make your day better. You can’t even imagine what a great time we have at work, and yes, we do work. But when you do what you like and the company is great, everything turns out professionally smooth. We are all a team, a StylishCircle team.

StylishCircle is the project we are working on. It is a brand new fashion discovery website, where fashion-oriented people can be part of a community that has it all. We already have the StylishCircle blog up, and you can easily subscribe to get the latest news on your email. Also, if you want to be one of our website Beta Testers, please sign up on www.stylishcircle.com/beta

We are also looking for the third powerpuff, Buttercup, are you there?

If you live in Timisoara,  you are creative and you have some basic skills in Photoshop, SEO knowledge and you love fashion, send us an email if you want to be our new colleague. hello@stylishcircle.com

 

P.S. Do you believe in signs? Two days before the interview I went to get some metallic accessories for hats and among them there was a twisted circle. On my first day at work, Maria showed me the StylishCicle logo… Could you guess what it looked like?

 

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Cum sa accepti o provocare

Dupa cum probabil stiti deja, eu sunt deisgner vestimentar, stilist si blogger, dar ce nu stiti inca e ca mi-am schimbat total viata si mi-am rearanjat totul in jurul ei.

Asa a inceput….

Intr-o zi, uitandu-ma pe email vad un anunt pentru un job, si nu orice job-online fashion marketer- iar descrierea jobului parca era facuta pentru mine. Vroiam jobul fara sa ma gandesc ce ar putea urma. Tot timpul mi-am dorit sa lucrez pentru o revista de moda, chiar si doar pe partea de online, iar de cand am inceput sa ma ocup de blog la modul serios a inceput sa mi se para tot mai interesanta partea de online marketing. Am tot citit, am invatat si am incercat sa aplic strategii si sa creez campanii de promovare pentru blogul meu, vroiam sa evoluez si sa invat cat mai multe in acest domeniu.

Cateodata apare o perioada in viata cand simti ca vrei mai mult? Sa inveti, sa accepti o noua provocare? Pentru mine anul 2015 a insemnat inceputul acelei perioade, incepand in momentul in care am decis sa aplic pentru acel job.

-Prima mea provocare a venit in momentul in care am decis sa urmez doua facultati in paralel, pe care le-am si terminat fara amanarea licentei. A fost o perioada in simteam ca imi folosesc timpul in cel mai bun mod, ca lucrez pentru viitorul meu.-

Cam dupa o saptamana, am primit un apel sa merg la interviu. Spre surpriza mea, Maria avea sa fie noua mea colega. O intalnisem acum un an la ziua lui Kiaari, dar nu am vorbit mare lucru atunci. Totusi era genul de persoana interesanta, pe care ai vrea sa ajungi sa o cunosti mai bine, fara sa stii de ce. Acum stiu de ce. Pentru ca ne place sa facem cumparaturi:))) Ne plac ceasurile, gentile, pantofii si hainele exact in ordinea asta. Si cu toate ca avem stiluri diferite, gusturile in materie de moda, de viata sunt foarte asemanatoare. Si ceea ce eu apreciez cel mai mult, este felul in care gandeste, stilul ei de viata( mai putin dragostea inexplicabila pentru chipsuri) si faptul ca vrea mereu sa invete despre orice o inconjoara.  In conceptia mea, asta e singurul drum spre succes.

Prima zi de lucru a fost ciudata, la modul placut. Foarte multi oameni noi ale caror nume nu prea le-am retinut la inceput. A fost putin coplesitor pentru mine. Nu imi plac schimbarile, mai ales cele bruste, dar accept oricand o noua provocare. De la a fi freelancer, artist care putea sa isi organizeze timpul cum vrea, sa lucreze chiar si noaptea daca are inspiratie , la un job full time ca si online fashion marketer a fost o mare schimbare pentru mine.  Eu inca fac tot ce faceam si pana acum, jobul de designer este tot full time, dar le-am reorganizat la un alt nivel. Si chiar daca timpul liber este si mai putin, nu pot decat sa ma bucur de tot ceea ce se intampla in jurul meu.

Dar acum pot sa spun ca am luat cea mai buna decizie la acel moment. Am cei mai faini colegi din lume, oameni pozitivi, mereu cu zambetul pe buze care iti face zilele mai frumoase. Nici nu va puteti imagina ce fain e la servici, ce buna dispozitie e mereu si da, lucram mult, mai stam si peste program pentru ca asa vrem noi ,ca ne place ce facem si punem suflet in acest proiect. suntem o echipa, echipa StylishCircle.

StylishCircle este proiectul la care lucram acum.  E un website cu si despre moda, unde cei pasionati de acest domeniu pot face parte dintr-o comunitate care le are pe toate.  Deja blogul StylishCircle este sus si va puteti inregistra la newsletter pentru a primii ultimele stiri  direct pe email. De asemenea, daca vreti sa fiti intre cei care testeaza site-ul in Beta, va puteti inscrie pe www.stylishcircle.com/beta

O cautam pe cea de-a treia powerpuff din echipa, Buttercup, esti aici?

Daca esti din Timisoara, iti place moda, esti creativa si ai abilitati in Photoshop, cunostinte de SEO, si ai vrea sa fi colega noastra trimite-ne un email la hello@stylishcircle.com

 

P.S. Voi credeti in semne? Cu doua zile inainte sa merg la interviu, am cumparat niste accesorii metalice pentru palarii, si printre ele era si un cerc rasucit. In prima zi de lucru, Maria imi arata logo-ul site-ului… Puteti ghicii cum arata?

 

 

 

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Photos by : Ioana Calatina E.

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