I’ve known Natalia since we were little kids. We were actually classmates and friends since elementary school. Even back then she was restless, with artistic concerns and she loved to create. Not much has changed since then; Natalia is still a creative soul, but this time she transforms her artistic concerns into gorgeous designs that every woman would love. A visit to her store, Largenti, will convince you! She loves her work and it shows in each of her designs, since she makes sure that all her customers are more than happy and satisfied, with taking care of every single detail.
Having her here on Stylishly Beautiful as the first person to interview, as part of our new column with designers’ interviews was a no-brainer, and really soon you’ll find out all about the 2nd part of our collaboration with the very talented girl, Natalia. We met her at her dreamy store, in Thessaloniki (Greece), that is also an atelier, and between tulles and Christmas ornaments, we found out all the details on how she made her designing dream come true.
1) Stylishly Beautiful Team (from now on SBT): Tell us a few things about yourself.
Natalia: I studied theatrology at the Royal Holloway University of London, fell in love with theatric costumes and from there I was driven to clothes.
2) SBT: How did the idea of creating your own store come up?
Natalia: At first I was just the manager, but I bonded with my clients and the space. It’s the source of my inspiration and the creating of my first designs.
Natalia: L’argenti means “in silver”. I love silver! It’s such a noble metal and it hides the light inside it, while it’s pleasant to the skin. These are the qualities that I want our clothes to be characterized by.
4) SBT: What inspire your own creations?
Natalia: My girls! My clients, and other women in my life whom I admire.
5) SBT: Are you influenced by the fashion trends in creating one of your own designs, or are you based exclusively on your own inspiration?
Natalia: Current trends always offer a variety in materials, textiles and new methods of treating those. So I’m always trying to use those trends so that my designs can evolve with each season.
6) SBT: Which are the 5 basic pieces that in you opinion everyone should have in their closet?
Natalia: The little black dress, a cozy cashmere sweater in a bold colors, a pair of jeans that are right for your bodytype, a black pair of pants, and a 50s dress.
7) SBT: What would you advise a girl who always wants to look stylish?
Natalia: To be aware and always listen to her body! The most important judge is always ourself! A girl who knows her body, and its needs, will always be confident about the way she dresses, and that’s the most stylish thing you can wear.
8) SBT: Which is your favorite creation so far?
Natalia: Are you asking a mother which one is her favorite child? I think this says everything.
9) SBT: Which are your future plans/dreams?
Natalia: I would like to travel all over the world and see Largentistas everywhere wearing my creations.
10) SBT: Tell us a few things that you’d like us to know about you and Largenti.
Natalia: The reason why we create, is to help every woman discover a side of herself, and we do it with a lot of love!
Find Natalia at Largenti
Proxenou Koromila 17, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel. 2310 250 552
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