Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Interview: The girl whose life was changed because of one dot - Tamara Ristic, Fashion Designer



1. How did you decide to deal with fashion?
  • Honestly, one dot completely changed my life. Dot, which I didn’t put at the end of the sentences in the entrance exam and for which I lacked half a point to enroll gymnasium. Next on the list was a technical school, "Jovan Vukanovic”, direction-modeler clothes. I went there although I was not so thrilled, but I knew that I had to finish high school. At 15, I still didn’t really know want I would like to do in my life. However, after the first year I realized that I had chosen the right profession. Fashion always interested me but I never thought that I would do that. However, destiny mixed in its fingers and showed me the right way.
1. Kako si odlucila da se bavis modom?
  • Mogu slobodno reci da mi je jedna tacka promenila zivot. Tacka, koju nisam stavila na kraju recenice na prijemnom ispitu I zbog koje mi je falilo pola boda da upisem gimnaziju. Sledeca na listi bila je tehnicka skola “Jovan Vukanovic”, smer-modelar odece. Upisala sam to iako nisam bila odusevljena, ali sam znala da moram zavrsiti neku srednju skolu. Sa 15 godina jos uvek nisam znala cime stvarno zelim da se bavim u zivotu. Medjutim, posle prve godine shvatila sam da sam izabrala pravu profesiju. Moda me inace uvek interesovala ali nikada nisam ni pomisljala da cu se time baviti. Ipak, sudbina je uplela svoje prste I pokazala mi pravi put.
2. Do you perhaps remember what you first designed?
  • I started to sow for me and my friends, creating some dresses for going out...I even bought ready-made but I always wanted to be different so I was modifying them, adding something, etc...  After some time, many girls have started to pay attention on my creations. They asked me for advice, then they wanted to design them some clothing combinations because they saw I have a taste. Also, when I buy a thing I like to combine, to carry things in different ways. So I am making some tunics from dresses, a t-shirts from skirts, so my friends often ask me "You've bought something new, again?" And then I tell them "Noo...I just experimented a little bit..." 
2. Da li se mozda secas sta si prvo dizajnirala?

  • Pocela sam da sijem za sebe I drugarice, kreirala nam haljinice za izlaske…kupovala bih cak I gotove ali s’ obzirom da sam uvek zelela da budem drugacija modifikovala sam ih, dodavala im nesto… I vremenom, mnoge devojke su pocele da obracaju paznju na to. Trazile su mi savete, da im dizajniram neke odevne kombinacije, jer su videle da imam ukusa. Isto tako, kada kupim neku stvar volim da  kombinujem, da nosim stvari na drugacije nacine. Tako sam od haljina pravila tunikice, od suknje majice, pa me cesto drugarice pitaju “Opet si kupila nesto novo?” I onda im ja kazem “Nee…samo sam malo eksperimentisala…” 

 
3. Where are you getting the inspiration to create?
  • I have a vision of a woman who is an inspiration for me, a vision of woman for which I sew. The perfect woman for me needs to be elegant, to keep to herself, to be fabulous. As Coco Chanel said "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." When you have those two things, you can wear the tablecloth if you want, but you will be perfect. However, woman needs to carry things with grace, and when she enter the room that everyone pay attention on her. 
3. Odakle dobijas inspiraciju za kreiranje?
  • Imam viziju zene koja je inspiracija za mene, viziju zene za koju sijem. Savrsena zena za mene treba da bude elegantna, da drzi do sebe, da bude fabulozna. Kao sto je Coco Chanel reklaA girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Kada ima te dve stvari, moze da obuce stoljnjak I da bude savrsena. Treba sve da nosi sa gracioznoscu, a kada udje u prostoriju da svi obrate paznju na nju.  
4. If you were not a designer, what would you be?
  • My life dream is to be an actress. I am interested in acting like in the fashion, so they fit well with each other. My dream is to go to Hollywood and to be the first Serbian actress, so I started with my acting classes because why would I deal with only one profession? A man should do all that he loves to be fulfilled in his life. I have a talent and I should show it. So, I really have big plans for myself.
4. Da nisi dizajner, cime bi se bavila?
  • Moj zivotni san je da budem glumica. Gluma me interesuje koliko I moda, a I idu u korak jedno sa drugim. San mi je da odem u Holivud I da budem prva srpska glumica, stoga sam krenula I na casove glume jer zasto bih se bavila samo jednom profesijom!? Covek treba da radi sve ono sto voli da bi bio ispunjen u zivotu. Imam talenta, I treba da se pokazem. Tako da, stvarno imam velike planove za sebe. 




5. What every girl should have in her wardrobe this summer?
  • Flowing white dress to combine with some conspicuous jewelry of other color to break out that innocence. For example jewelry should be yellow, green, orange or cyclamen because those colors are definitely in this summer. In addition, I would recommend long pants, white blazer, long print dress, a good pair of jeans, flattering shirt and shoes with a platform that will lengthen legs.
5. Sta svaka devojka treba da ima u ormaru ovog leta?
  • Leprsavu belu haljinu uz koju ce ukombinovati neki upadljivi nakit druge boje, da razbije tu nevinost. Recimo da nakit bude zute boje, zelene, narandzaste ili ciklama jer su upadljive boje definitivno in ovog leta. Pored toga, preporucila bih duge bez pantalone, beli sako, dugu print haljinu, dobar par farmerica, leprsave majcice I cipele sa platformom koje ce izduziti noge.
6. What do you think, do the clothes make the man?
  • Clothes do not make the man, but we live in a world where the impression is very important. Everyday look quite tells us if the man is open for cooperation, for talking... Clothes help us to be accepted, although it's a crazy idea and brazenly thought. However, I think everyone should pay more attention how to leave the house, because why to get dressed ugly when we can dress pretty. As Coco Chanel said, "I do not understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."
6. Sta mislis, da li odelo cini coveka?
  • Odelo ne cini coveka, ali zivimo u svetu gde je utisak jako bitan. Svakodnevni izgled nam dosta govori da li je covek otvoren za saradnju, za pricu... Odeca nam pomaze da budemo prihvaceni, iako je to suluda ideja I bezobrazno razmisljanje.  Medjutim, mislim da bi svi trebali vise da obrate paznju kako izlaze iz kuce, jer zasto da se oblacimo ruzno kad mozemo I lepo.  Kao sto je Coco Chanel rekla "I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."



7. I noticed that you often quote Coco Chanel...
  • Yes, I love her a lot because I agree with her ​​vision of fashion. I like the fact she has liberated us from the corsets and found another way of dressing. In the fashion world she does not need to be loved but must be respected, Coco really deserves it, that's the reason why she still survives.
7. Primetila sam da cesto citiras Coco Chanel…
  • Da, jer je volim I jer se dosta slazem sa njenom vizijom mode. Svidja mi se sto nas je oslobodila od korseta I pokazala drugi nacin odevanja. U svetu mode ne mora da se voli ali mora da se postuje, jer je to zasluzila, zato I dalje opstaje. 
8. Who is your favorite designer?

  • Gianfranco Ferré, definitely. I enjoy his fashion shows and identify myself with his design. I love to play with forms, to make art from the model. I think that he wasn’t known as the "Architect of fashion" without a reason. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to talk to him and to get advice. 
8.  Koji ti je omiljeni dizajner?
  • Gianfranco Ferré, definitivno. Uzivam u njegovim modnim revijama i poistovecujem se sa njegovim dizajnom. Volim da se igram sa oblicima, da pravim umetnost od modela. I mislim da nije bez razloga bio poznat pod imenom “Arhitekta mode”. Na zalost, nisam imala tu priliku da popricam sa njim i da me posavetuje.



9. What are your plans for the future?
  • My plans are to continue to deal with fashion and to make the world wide brand. I'm not afraid of my dreams. 
9. Koji su ti planovi za buducnost?
  • Planovi su mi da nastavim da se bavim modom i da napravim world wide brand. Ne plasim se snova.
 10. What do you think of Blogging?
  • I'm very impressed. Continue to follow your dreams and to educate our population. It's great to be a Blogger if you enjoy it and if you have a freedom of speech because it is difficult to find. Believe in yourself and you will succeed. 
10. Sta mislis o blogovanju?
  • Jako sam impresionirana. Nastavi da sledis svoje snove i da edukujes nasu populaciju. Sjajno je biti Bloger ako uzivas u tome i imas freedom of speech koji je danas tesko naci. Treba samo verovati u sebe i uspeces u zivotu.




This is all for today. I hope you like it... Tomorrow expect the third part. Until then, visit Tamara's facebook page and her web site

Ovo je sve za danas. Nadam se da vam se svidja... Sutra ocekujte treci deo. Do tada, posetite Tamarinu facebook stranicu i njen sajt.

Xoxo, your S...

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