Filio started out as a biologist, working at a hospital for a large pharmaceutical company. But her love for fashion couldn’t kept on turning her head toward other career paths. Currently she is a fashion editor at pret-a-beaute, an online luxury boutique, a freelance writer at Gynaika, a greek fashion magazine and on top of that she has her own fashion blog, filled with all the latest news and exquisite styling made by her. Personally I think Filio is not only one of the most brilliant people in the fashion bogoshpere in Greece, but she is also one of the most gorgeous ones.I totally admired her honesty, when she admitted that she owns a pair of shoes that hurt her feet, but wears them anyway because they look so good. Who doesnt? Hats off to her wonderful personality, closet, sense of style and energy!
Who are your favorite designers?
I am in love with Elie Saab’s dresses, they look like they came straight out of a fairy tale. I also like Jason Wu, Mary Katrantzou,Zac Posen, Christopher Kane and Erdem.
Were do you get the latest news regarding fashion?
Magazines, I buy them all. I prefer Vogue Paris, even though I can’t speak French. I am seriously thinking of learning some though! Vogue Australia is also respectable. Of course you can’t leave out the blogs… style.com, WhoWhatWear.com, fashionising.com, TheCoveteur.com and Manrepeller.com are some of my favorites.
Who is your fashion icon?
I guess I don’t consider someone to be a fashion icon. I really admire Brigit Bardot, oh and Miroslava Duma’s style. Mostly I am being influenced by a lot of different people, but not someone in particular.
What is your current obsession?
Neon colors! They are the best thing you can wear this summer! Also I am forever obsessed with fringed garments! Bathing suits, leather jackets, shirts… everything! Oh, and ruffles, bows… feminine details in general. All in all, I am obsessed with classic lines with a twist!
Any fashion guilty pleasures?
Shoes! And I don’t care how much they hurt when I wear them! I have this pair of Vivier shoes, they are so uncomfortable! But, I wear them anyway!
So you comfort is not your number one goal when dressing up?
No. definitely not. My first priorities are style and femininity!
Do you have any fashion no-nos?
I guess not. I mean you have to be conscious of what you are wearing, and you have to be honest with yourself when looking at the mirror, but other than that I guess you can style everything up in a nice way and it can look super nice. For example, I am not at all into baggy pants, but the thing is, if you combine them with a cute small top, then they would look really good. So, no. No fashion no-nos.
Name 5 things you have to have in your closet.
A black leather fringed motorcycle jacket. Cropped jean shorts. Sunglasses. A classic white shirt. 9-inch heels.
What is the best thing about your job?
The fact that I get to show women the potential of clothes or accessories. Through the styling and the editorial I am doing, I can make a product appealing and ‘user-friendly’ I guess. I love to help women feel beautiful with what they are wearing! Clothes can lift up your spirits. I am a not a dress-how-you-feel person. Dress nicely, and you will be happy!