Friday, June 5, 2009
Location~ I live and create in the centre of beautiful Regional Municipality of Niagara. The region of Niagara is a peninsula located between Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and The Niagara River.
What is your shop name?~
Fashion Touch http://www.fashiontouch.etsy.com/
Where does the name of your shop come from?~
Since I have planned to create accessories, I was thinking “What does it do?” The first answer was – it adds a Fashion Touch. This phrase was chosen as best fit.
How long have you been creating and what do you create?~
I’ve been creating for as long as I can remember. I was born in Russia and Creative Art and Housekeeping is one of the compulsory credits (we have to study it for over 4 years). Also, my mother is a very busy but very creative person. I also have graduated from the Art School which I had classes at evening for 6 years. In my online boutique you can find a variety of elegant and beautiful scarves, necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories etc. Accessories are indeed a great way to add a fashion touch to any outfit. There is quite a large selection available for yourself or anyone on your gift list. Just visit my online boutique at http://fashiontouch.etsy.com/ and you can see for yourself. Beside that, I create lots of accessories to make our lives and our home nice and more comfortable. I love to sew, to paint, to do gardening, etc.
Workspace. Tell us a little about your creating area. ~
: I have recently renovated our open concept living room/office space, I am still setting everything up. It is very convenient with relaxing colors and functional furniture. I though like to combine modern pieces with my husband parent’s antiques, so it is really comfortable space.
Any advice to give to people starting their own business? ~
The biggest advice I would give is to research. There are lots resources available and many Etsy sellers are very helpful. I also would advise, don’t stress out and let yourself have fun with it. And as many financial advisers would tell you, be financially prepared if you are planning on doing it full time.
Any fun facts about yourself?~
? Even though I am very old fashioned and creative person I have a Masters Degree in Nuclear Power Generation Engineering, though currently trying to stay away from it J. It was lots of fun to study it and I proved to myself that I can do it, even though everybody around believed I can’t. I choked on a grape in my VERY tight wedding dress just before the wedding ceremony in the Registrar Office in Ekaterinburg, thanks to my husband that he saved me. I honestly don’t know how did this happened but I am not allowed to eat grapes unsupervisedJ. And it is very difficult to steal my purse, tested in Moscow and the thief was beaten badly with my umbrella. There are lots of others, but that would be a different interview, I guess.
Please make sure and stop by her wonderful shop on etsy http://www.fashiontouch.etsy.com/
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