Kastoria in 2013
Two Years ago I left Milan with a temperature of 38 degrees and appendix problems, putting what little strength I had left with my photographer and assistant into coming here to Kastoria, the beating heart of Fur, to know its companies.For four days I visited every single stand, business card in hand, big smile and a leaflet. I had also made a video (one of my first) and if you see It you will notice that it is in no way comparable to today’s ones. I had sown, I am still sowing but I am also FINALLY REAPING =)
Kastoria in 2015
What am I reaping? New clients? Yes there are those and they are welcome but that’s not what gives me satisfaction. NO. I don’t work for money. Money is just a necessary means to paying resources and growing my business. I work for passion, for the VALUE of working in this such loves and hated beautiful sector that so far has allowed me to travel, improve myself, meet big entrepreneurs of all nationalities and have crazy experiences. The greatest satisfaction, what I really reap, is knowing I am followed by sector companies, being invited and considered in the most important meetings: being their ‘friend’.
Today Kastoria for me means FAMILY. Yes because my sector, the fur sector, is a BIG FAMILY and it is growing more and more.
As soon as I arrived in Kastoria I communicated it immediately on my socials. I tagged myself at the heotel where i am staying, HOTEL KASTORIA on the lake, managed by the Greeks who speak Italian well and love our products like coffee, BEAUTIFUL, A DREAM. I received loads of welcome messages, invitations to dinner, lunch, breakfast…everything. You can’t imagine how pleased I am with this welcome. THE GREEKS, in particular the companies of KASTORIA, are special. They don’t have an extra weapon but MANY EXTRA WEAPONS. Gradually in the next posts I will explain to you what I mean, I will tell you about the financial situation from the fur point of view and the TURN because soon there will be A VERY BIG ONE.
Despite the fact that my departure for Kastoria was not the best in the airport I had a panic attack and I ended up at ER and nearly lost the plane my first day here, in what I like to call “THE FUR CITY” because there are more furriers that others: shops that sell fur, fur furniture, small craftsmen and very big companies with their own lines and points of sale all over the world, as well as the biggest producers of fur after China – but they have a right to the first place because they have dictated the rules of the sector and soon they will break them – it was WONDERFUL.
In the morning I was with NIKOS PANAGIOTOUS, a genius in this sector, (I had already spoken about him during my experience in Athens, click here) and together, at the Hellenic FUR Federation we met the President: Dimitrios Kosmidis. After a long really pleasant meeting (we spoke of the TOP SECRET strategic project that I will speak to you about as soon as I can ) I went around Kastoria to shoot my outfit of the day. In the evening, instead, at dinner, I saw again Nikos Panagiotous <3 , Dimitris the Presidente Dimitrios Kosmidis, Fur Europe, Ditsios and others of the sector.
I went back early because tomorrow I have a VERY IMPORTANT MEETING, SO IMPORTANT THAT I HAVEN’T SLEPT FOR FOUR NIGHTS!
I came here to Kastoria with several objectives but two of the most important regard two meetings. The first went very well =) The second is tomorrow. PRAY FOR ME.
Tomorrow is also the first day of the fair of Kastoria, 40 YEARS OF FAIR . I wil meet my dear friend Fillipidis that I had already seen in Athens and Chicago, Valerie of Nafa, Kn Furs, Obessions Furs, Langiotti, Kenneth of Kopenhagen Fur and many others.
I am sharing with you the map of Kastoria so you can better understand where it is. It is an enchanted place: if you have a holiday in Greece I advise passing through here. The food is really fresh, genuine, delicious. The lake is romantic, it seems artificial, the atmoshere is magic. Hotel Kastoria è UNIQUE. Soon I will share the photos.
i feel like i am living a dream. I had to leave for Milan on the th but I have already changed the flight: I’m leaving on the 10th.
I have taken two days holiday to enjoy my beloved Kastoria and my FRIENDS AND FAMILY
LADY FUR LOOKS
Dress : Ultra Chic
Cerchietto : Federica Moretti
Scarpe col tacco argento : Giannico
Foto Umberto Gorra
MY POST IN KASTORIA
MY POST IN SHANGHAI