My name is Maria. My full-time occupation is that of a laboratory analyst. I basically test the quality of medicine before it goes into the market.
I’m also a fashion addict and this was the main reason I did the course in styling the Fashion Style Academy.
But how did it started?
So I had a really bad day at work. While driving home I was determined that I needed something different in my life. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted… A new job? A new challenge? Or I pack my bags a run to a new country? No idea! I couldn’t see the opportunity anywhere.
When I arrived home, I made some tea and started to look up in a local newspaper. I was thinking maybe I will find a new place to work maybe I will have some change. I was so confused because I really love my job and I felt it was too early to say goodbye to it.
From a young age I was a total fashion freak. I was given my first toy a sewing machine at the age of 8 and my favourite game was always dressing up. I was always impressed with different styles and quirky things. I wanted to make my own trends.
While turning the pages I saw an advert which was calling for fashion lovers to assist during the Malta Fashion Week 2015. I felt a rush of excitement which made me forget all about my bad day. I was determined that I had to do whatever it takes to be there. I picked up my iphone, dialed the number and a lady, speaking in soft English picked up. After I told her why I was calling, she explained to me briefly and asked me to set up a meeting.
On the day I was so excited. I wore a black high waist skirt, a white shirt, a light blue cardigan, a black blazer, a black spotted handbag and a neon yellow stiletto.
I met Andie at Portomaso. We discussed my dreams and told me about the course. I told her I was going to think about it and that I will be in contact with my decision.
When I arrived home everyone was telling to go for it. It was something that I love. I was already taking tailoring lessons, and this was something that can help me increase my chances of a career in fashion. I contacted Andie again and I signed up for the course. As soon as I received my welcome pack, I started to work on my mood boards which I had to hand on my first lecture. I started to realize, who said Fashion was easy? One can’t do fashion if there is no passion.
The first day had arrived. When I arrived at the Santana Hotel, I saw around 20 girls. I wanted to orientate myself before I started to know the other girls. Then we gathered around as a group and everyone started talking to everyone and from the beginning I knew we were a great group. I got to meet and know lots of new people.
Every lecture was interesting and I had learned a lot. It was a great experience when we were part of the helpers’ team during the Malta Fashion Week. I had 3 days to work. The first show was for new designers. My second show was Caroline Hili’s Spring – Summer 2016 Fashion Show. My last show was for International Designers. Backstage is so hectic but lots of fun.
After I finished this course I started my own blog Style Syco. I share my fashion tips, beauty tips, life experiences, travelling adventures and the things I enjoy doing.
This experience overall gave me a lot. It helped me personal and also increased my skills and knowledge in this area.
Also if you are interested in being part in an experience like this visit: http://www.thefashionstyleacademy.com/ and check out the opportunities being offered.