I live in Germany but was born in Moldova, a country full of creative people who do handcrafted work for their entire lives.
My need to create began at the age of 13 when the experiments on my mother’s old clothes in hopes of making something new and interesting from them. My dreams were haunted by visions of what I could wear if only I had the money to buy all that I wanted. At that point, I hadn’t realized that I could follow these dreams and could find a way to help women express their inner beauty through their look, clothes, and accessories.
I took my first steps toward success during my studies at college. It wasn’t long before I began to feel impatient and anxious to begin the practical realization of my dream. I was never one to sit patiently on a chair and easily accept a theory. Even though I loved to read and study, I was impatient to make my own mistakes and to discover and experience.
At 20, I opened my first little atelier. But it was a giant step and became the foundation for everything that I do now. After many ups and downs, I came to understand that creativity is just a small part of making a dream come true.
After moving to Germany, I underwent the biggest changes in my life and my dreams came even closer to becoming a reality. That period was a combination of adventure and hard times. I was raising my son while also jumping into a totally new world of things I’d never seen before in my life.
Learning a new culture, a new language and meeting new people made me grow up quickly. But all these experiences helped strengthen my wish to realize my dream. And so, Philini, a company inspired by the naturality of women, was born. I’ve had a lot of fun working with different women creatively, beginning with the models—who haven't usually modelled before, they are women that come from different professions or are students—to our beautiful artisans and product developers that do their work with passion and professionalism.
It’s nice to see that, no matter what changes occur in life, the passion for what one does not only survives but develops.