VIP Interview: Sofie Moukidou Jewellery

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Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas and jewelry lovers! Today, y’all are in for a special treat!  Why, you ask?  Well, I have an ever so fabulous interview with amazing jewelry artist Sofi Moukidou!

Sofi creates breathtaking pieces that can easily fit into any girls wardrobe! F rom funky arm candy to spectacular statement necklaces, Sofi Moukidou Jewellery has it all!  So, without further ado, I present to y’all the VIP’s interview with terrific jewelry maker, Sofi Moukidou!

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  • Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a 27 year old jewelry artisan and fashion blogger living in Thessaloniki, Greece.  I love everything related to art, fashion, crafts, vintage and traveling.  I also love cooking; however, I’m still working on it!  I have studied economics, but I never truly loved it.  I started making jewelry about eight years ago.  The driving force for that occupation [jewelry making] was my love for art and fashion.  For the last two years, making jewelry has been my main job.  I still cannot believe what I was dreaming of as a little girl has actually become reality!

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  • How would you describe your personal style?

Mmm…I can’t describe it with only one word…my outfits depend on my mood!  I love retro style, hippie, and sometimes minimal.  I love Aztec prints, geometric prints, polka dots, stripes, colors and bold jewelry.  I really enjoy mixing and matching different styles!

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  • When you are not making jewelry, what do you enjoy doing?

Too many things!  First of all, I enjoy going out with my friends for drinks, coffee, and so forth.  I love to write my blog Style En Mi Opinion[http://styleenmiopinion.blogspot.com/]!  I also write for other blogs and magazines.  I am a fashion writer for four blogs in my city.  I enjoy dancing, even alone at home!  I like to go in flea markets and discover little treasures.  Finally, I looove shopping!  Is there anyone who doesn’t?

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  • Tell us about your blog, Style En Mi Opinion.

My blog, Style En Mi Opinion, recently turned three years old.  It’s a way for me to express my style, personality, and passion about style and fashion.  My blog is also a way to promote my creations.  I wish I could shoot better photos and have more time to write consistently.  What I love about blogging is being able to meet people from all over the world that have my same interests…I love having that connection with so many different people!  Oh!  Last, but not least, I know it sounds silly…but I LOVE WHEN I GET AWARDS! :)

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  • Describe your typical day.

My typical day starts when I wake up at 10:00.  Then, I eat my breakfast, which is usually toast.  Next, I drink my coffee and smoke the first cigarette while I am blogging.  If I have a jewelry order, I go to my workshop and get to work!  If there is no order, I usually go out for several other obligations.  During the afternoon, I go to the coffee shop with one of my friends to chat and hang out.  When I return home, I go back to my PC.

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  • Where are some of your favorite places to shop?

Oh, sooo many!  Let’s start with…hmm…Pull & Bear, Anthropologie, and Forever 21.   I also shop at many local boutiques and vintage bazaars.

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  • Who or what inspired you to become a jewelry maker and fashion blogger?

Since my childhood, I have read fashion magazines–Vogue, Elle, and so forth.

I have always believed that style is what matters…not just being a fashion victim.  I have always experimented on my outfits.
As for jewelry, I am and have been obsessed with it.  I was constantly admiring all the jewelry designers…so when I was about 20 years old…with a whole closet full of accessories, I realized that is something that I really love! So,  I started making jewelry.  I am self-taught  because I believe that institutes limit the imagination.
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  • Who or what inspires your jewelry pieces?

Oh! Inspiration is everywhere!

…from various cultures from all over the world.  For example, my summer 2012 collection was African-style inspired.

People are also a great source of inspiration!  Frida Kahlo, Iris Apfel, as also every day people’s street style.
I can also be inspired by the material itself.
  • VIP QUESTION: What is one item in your closet you could never get rid of and why?

Mmm…there are many items that I can’t rid of…

One is my Henrik Vibskov cashmere black and white coat.  It’s super stylish, comfortable and soft.  I bought it last Christmas from a wonderful boutique in Amsterdam.
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  • What else would you like my readers to know about you and your jewelry?

My latest obsession is the Japanese culture.  I would love to make a trip to Tokyo!

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Oh, my goodness!  Don’t you just love learning more about jewelry artisans…I know I do!  It makes their pieces that much more fabulous and interesting!  Sofi creates such spectacular pieces of jewelry art…colorful, unique, and absolutely awesome!  Oh, aren’t y’all super ready to shop Sofi Moukidou Jewellery right now?!

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Connect with Sofi Moukidou!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/sofi-moukidou-jewellery/232877040104914

Email: sofimoukidou@windowslive.com

Blog: http://styleenmiopinion.blogspot.com/

Shop Sofi Moukidou Jewellery!

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SofiMoukidouJewels

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Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

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Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/10/the-adventures-of-the-vip-on-the-road-in-columbus/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Lovely Floral Denim

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Hello, hello, hello fashionistas! Welcome back to the VIP blog on this wonderful Wednesday! Weekly Whistles are the best time of the week…don’t you agree! I hope you had an amazing Christmas! Santa Claus was ever so generous to Miss VIP! Classic Candies from the 1950’s, Marilyn Monroe DVDs, fashion history books, Brian Atwood gloves, and an antique dog figurine! My precious Paw Riley got me I Love Lucy DVDs which I proceeded to watch all Christmas day. My amazing parents have gotten me marvelous things for my new room-blog coming soon to a theater near you;)

 

Floral Denim: TargetTank Top: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: BCBGirls
Floral Denim: Target
Tank Top: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: BCBGirls

 

 

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The VIP can also be found in the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine. Copies available in local boutiques and restaurants.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Zoolight Safari 2012

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Hello, hello, hello, my lovely fashionistas! If y’all were wondering why this week’s Weekly Whistle was not posted on December 19, it is because I was volunteering at the Birmingham Zoo for the Zoolight Safari! It was so much fun, and I just had to share it with all of you! Since I was unable to walk around and take adorable pictures as usual, I gave my mom permission to be “Miss VIP Jr.” as I took up tickets for the train ride! Let’s just say my mom had a lot of fun “playing me” haha:)

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A short tour of the Birmingham Zoo’s “Zoolight Safari” brought to you by the VIP’s mom, Chasidy Hathorn!

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Sweater: The Loft
Blouse: The Attic (Yes, I let my mom borrow my beloved vintage pieces.)
Pants: The Loft
Shoes: Sanuk
Purse: Vera Bradley

I styled my mom’s outfit to help her to be comfortable with her new Mini Med Paradigm Revel Insulin Pump with CGM. My mom is a type one diabetic so finding the prefect outfit is key to being comfy and confident!

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I met  a lot of amazing people as I volunteered at Zoolight Safari on December 19! There were lots of laughs and smiles as I got random hugs from joyful kids who thought I was Santa’s helper. The event  that made my night was when I met several very enthusiastic girls who thought it was “totally boss”  that I write a blog, newspaper column, and style outfits for a magazine at 17.  Totally boss…I might have to start using that…

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I could not do all of the fabulous things I have done without my amazing parents! Thank you Mom and Deddy for everything y’all do for “the sake of the blog”! From shopping sprees to staying up all night planning photo shoots, there is no way I could do it alone!

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This basically sums up how ridiculous my Dad and I act on a regular basis...got to love us:)
This basically sums up how ridiculous my Dad and I act on a regular basis…got to love us:)

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Happy Holidays to all! May your holiday events be filled with love, laughter and fashion!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Lovely Leaves and Cute Corduroy

Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas! What a wonderful Wednesday on this magnificent fall afternoon! It is Wednesday, and y’all know what that means….WEEKLY WHISTLE! *Happy dance*

Jacket: Lucky Brand
Shirt: Yuengling Brewery-America’s Oldest Brewery. (Pottsville, PA)
Corduroy pants: The Loft
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Hat: Nine West

 

 

 

Be sure to stop by www.sweetsorghumliving.wordpress.com to see an exclusive interview with Lisa Hamilton of Beadsoul. (A Collaboration blog by Chasidy Hathorn and me, The VIP;).) See all of the magnificent jewelry that Beadsoul has to offer you this Christmas holiday season!

 

 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn