Born on 10th April 1978.
I live in Germany, but was born in Moldova, a country full of creative people who do handcraft work all of their lives.
My need to create began at the age of 13 years, during the time when I was destroying my mother’s old clothes in hopes of making something new and interesting from them. As I tried to sleep at night, my dreams would be haunted by visions of what I could wear if I only I had the money to buy all that I wanted. At that point, I hadn’t realized that I could follow these dreams, and could find a way to help women express their inside beauty through their look, clothes, and accessories.
My first steps were taken during my studies at college, but it wasn’t long before I began to feel impatient and anxious to begin the practical realization of my dream. In fact, I was never one to sit patiently on a chair and easily accept a theory, and even though I loved to read and study, I was impatient to make my own mistakes – to discover and experience.
At the age of 20, I opened my first fashion house, which was a giant step and a base for everything that I do now. After many ups and downs, I came to understand that creativity is just a small part of making a dream come true.
After moving to Germany, I underwent the biggest changes in my life, and my dreams came even closer to reality. This time of my life was a combination of adventure and hard times. I was raising my son and at the same time jumping into a totally new world of things I’d never seen before in my life. Learning a new culture, a new language, and meeting new people made me grow up, and all these experiences helped strengthen my wish to realize my dream and so appeared Philini.