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“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.The money that we earn and the things that we buy make us our living. What we give to others and use to better the world give us a life. A living is something we do to create the life that we want. Neither would be completely available without the other.

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My Interview with Eva Geraldine Fontanelli, Italian fashion icon and founder of Goooders

Eva, how do you pass your quarantine?

Eva Geraldine: Just like everyone else, I’m cooking, cleaning, talking on the phone with my friends and family, and also revising my clothes. I’ve found recently so many nice things that I completely forgot about. I’m looking at my wardrobe from another perspective, thinking about how to recycle and restyle the items I don’t wear. I would mix them in an unusual way, or adjust the fit.

What is your background in fashion?

E.G.: I started working in fashion in my 20s, moving to New York and getting an intern job, very ‘Devil Wears Prada’ style. Since then I was working on different positions, in New York and London, and at the end I moved back to Italy to be a fashion editor. About 4-5- years ago I decided to change my career, trying to give it a real purpose. This is how I turned to sustainable fashion.

Many people will be inspired by your story! I’m on your side, being interested in sustainable fashion. How do you support ethical fashion?

E.G.: I’m working as creative consultant for ethical fashion brands abroad, helping them to enter into the fashion business. I’m trying to add a truly fashionable concept to ethical projects, which usually lack this aspect. For this purpose I travelled to Kenia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Afghanistan – which is very different from working for Prada team! The local designers have good ideas, but they need vision, and I need lots of patience to work with the artisans. But the quality of their work is incredible, and even I would like to promote collaborations between established European designers and these artisans. And some oh their creation we also sell on Goooders.

You’re doing great job! Tell us about your Goooders project.

E.G.: It’s a multilayered concept. Goooders.com is a brand, a platform, a guide – many different things. The main idea is bringing to the market beautiful and meaningful, sustainable, eco-friendly creations. It started from conscious travelling with pop-ups in luxury hotels (as in Paris, on Amalfi Coast).The e-commerce initially was only aimed to give a hint about what we have in pop-up stores, but now, when everything is going digital due to the situation, we are moving all our experiences into online – as our SoFa, So Good travel experience dedicated to various destination with high sense of realism. I would like to bring the idea of conscious living.

Can you give us some advice on how to be more sustainable?

E.G.:You can be eco-sustainable, trying to consume less plastic and buying at farmers markets where you have paper packaging. Always carry your personal multiuse water bottle. Try to use less the elevator and switch off the lights when you don’t need it: when a bunch of people does it, we’ll make difference. Do nice things for others, for your environment and the people who surround you. Upcycle your clothing: restyle, think about new ways of using, cut off the collar of your white shirt or make a skirt shorter – experiment!

What your summer wardrobe consists of?

E.G.: Definitely, a white shirt, which is the base of my wardrobe. Also, I’m in love with pareos in nice fabrics for summer, which you can wear as a top, a skirt, or a dress. Pajamas, I’m a big fan. And it’s getting more and trendier nowadays! I would pair them with some nice accessories, or shoes, to make it look fancy. We have some nice ones at Goooders.com – it’s Made in India and fair-trade. Also, kimonos are a great thing for summer, especially for a night out.

What is your vision for future?

E.G.: I’m thinking about more and more collaborations, at deeper levels – to my mind, this is the future model. For example, Goooders and Nike. For my business this will be the way. I think we all will be more open to interaction in general. I’m dreaming about launching a Goooders hotel in a sustainable and luxury destination.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

E.G.: Be yourself!

Name 3 things you’re craving to do when the quarantine’s over?

E.G.: Having my morning cappuccino at the corner bar where I’m a regular. I really miss the seaside (my grandmother lives in South of France, and my mother in Tuscany by the sea), so I would probably take a drive along the coast. And I would love to catch up with my friends, laughing together in person.

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“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” ~Arnold Palmer

Giving it your all is hard enough, but when the odds are stacked against you it becomes very tempting to just pack it up and go home. But if the odds aren’t in your favor you have to give it as much effort as you possibly can if you hope to come out on top.

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Only you know if you’re giving your full effort, so this becomes a battle with yourself more than anything else. Learning to get the most out of yourself is a trick that the most successful achievers have mastered.

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John Rankin is a remarkable photographer, his works dynamic, modern, bright!

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Rankin happened to photograph the Queen of England, Pop music Queen and photographer – below the status of “king” of the photo can’t afford anymore!

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An excellent combination of personal interest and commercial interest is formula of success of Rankin. He made his name founding own magazine about fashion and music of “Dazed and Confused” with Jefferson Hek.

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There were published Rankin’s photos, and with quite famous persons! Having shown the talent in the portrait photo and extraordinary ability to transfer character and mood of the clients, Rankin has found popularity.

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He began to shoot the famous British pop groups and such celebrities as Kylie Minogue and Madonna. Rankin’s popularity grew and soon his photo could be seen on covers of “Vogue”, “Harpers Bazaar”, “Elle” and “GQ”. Enjoy 

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Джон Ранкин – удивительный фотограф, его работы динамичные , современные, яркие! Ранкину довелось сфотографировать королеву Англии, Королеву Поп-музыки, да и сам фотограф – ниже статуса “короля” фотографии уже себе позволить не может! 

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Отличное сочетание личного интереса и коммерческого интереса – формула успеха Ранкина. Он сделал себе имя учредив с Джефферсон Хэком собственный журнал о моде и музыке «Dazed and Confused».

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В журнале печатались фотографии Ранкина, причем с довольно известными личностями! Проявив свой талант в портретной фотографии и необычайной способности передавать характер и настроение своих клиентов, Ранкин обрёл популярность.

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Он стал снимать известные британские поп-группы и таких знаменитостей, как Кайли Миноуг и Мадонна. Популярность Ранкина росла и вскоре его фото уже можно было увидеть на обложках «Vogue», «Harpers Bazaar»,«Elle» и «GQ». Enjoy

 

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“Light tomorrow with today.” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Today is your opportunity to make your tomorrow better. If you think of it from the point that your today is the result of your yesterdays, it’s clear that what you are doing today is either moving your forward or moving you backward.

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That’s why you want to grab today by the horns and make the most of it as you can. Do that enough times and you’ll start to see signs that your todays are getting better, which only sets you up better and better for tomorrow. You can find yourself in negative or positive spiral based on how well you are spending your days.

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“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here’s a take on the “Actions speak louder than words. adage. It’s true that words can often be contradicted by the actions we take. This may be because words are easy to spew out, but you can only perform so many actions in a day.

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Actions must be more thought out and are a more accurate measure of what you really intend to do. Make sure to choose your actions wisely, as others will come to their conclusions about you based on what you do rather than what you say. Many times there is a big discrepancy between what is said and what is done, which is why what you do matters more.

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“There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” ~Christopher Morley

It’s your life, your one and only life, and it would be a shame to spend it in a way that doesn’t suit you. But many of us wish that things were different. Either we’re unsatisfied with our jobs, or our relationships, or just the way things are going. It’s vital to your overall success to make changes as you see fit so that you can have your life be the way you really want it to be. It’s the foundation to all other success, and you can’t really have a different success without first tending to this matter.

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“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~Vince Lombardi

Getting knocked down is a part of life, and if you stay down you’re not going to get very far. Getting back up is the key to success in all areas of life, business, finances, relationships, and health. There are surely moments in your life where you’ve been knocked down, but you found a way to pick yourself back up and carry on. Use these memories as a highlight reel to help you get back up more quickly the next time you get knocked down. It’s easy to do it again when you’ve confirmed you’ve done it before.

«Вопрос не в том, что получите ли Вы нокаут. Вопрос в том, что встанете ли Вы после этого.» Винс Ломбарди

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“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” ~Gary Player

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It’s easy to equate success with luck, but that is often not the case, and those that are seemingly lucky have put in the hard work to get that way. Luck has been described as the moment when preparation meets opportunity, so you have to put in the work to get prepared for the time when opportunity comes knocking. You may have opportunities presented to you but you are not prepared to capitalise on them, and therefore cannot take advantage of that lucky moment. Put in the work and the opportunities will come and you’ll be ready for them.

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“Action is the foundational key to all success ~Pablo Picasso

Without action nothing gets done. The key is not doing action for the sake of action, but taking inspired action that is in line with your bigger picture. Many people stay “busy all day, but don’t really get a lot accomplished. The difference between being busy and taking inspired action is great. You rarely feel flustered or overwhelmed when you are taking action based on a strong desire to reach your goals. But it’s easy to feel frustrated and frantic when you are just completing actions in order to have something to do.

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by | March 14, 2014 · 5:24 pm