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Lena Antonacci : Profile + Interview

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Lena Antonacci: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Parents

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m a force to be reckoned with!

Why do you do what you do?

Fashion is my religion. I blog about it, I work in it, I live in it! It just comes naturally to me.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I tried the college thing right after high school and just couldn’t cut it. I then heard of a job title called “Fashion Buyer”. I looked further into it and before you know it, I graduated at the top of my class in Fashion Marketing and begin my career as a buyer in the fashion industry. Still in it 16 years later and loving it just as much if not more.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

My fashion marketing course was only given in French. I had done all my previous schooling in English. Therefore it was either that or nothing. I took it anyway. I had to work harder than all the other students as I had to translate everything. That didn’t stop me and as I previously mentioned, graduated in the top of my class.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

My parents always taught me to do things that make you happy otherwise what’s the point? So they were incredibly supportive when I told them I wanted to quit college to pursue a Fashion Marketing degree. Nobody has ever told me directly that I inspire them but everyone inspires each other in some way.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I don’t make mistakes. Everything happens for a reason!

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

My biggest project right now is competing in my first bikini competition in 3 weeks. I’ve been preparing for this since August.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

I want to thank you for taking the time to read a little bit more about me. I may not be the most interesting person but I’m me…and that’s fine :)

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Lena Antonacci: Profile

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Full name

Lena Antonacci

Age

37

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Montreal, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Laval, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

My dad was born in Italy and my mom was born here in Montreal but of Italian descent as well

First Language?

I spoke fluent and only Italian until the age of 6.

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Buyer for a Canadian fashion retailer

How long have you been doing it?

16 years…oh god that makes me sound old!!

Fav Song

Got To Give It Up by Marvin Gaye

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Madonna by far

Fav Movie

Silence of the Lambs…it’s just so brilliant

Fav Actor/Actress

Tom Hanks…my goal is to own every single movie he made

Fav Clothing brand

Zara, I’m a mainstream kind of gal

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

I’d love to be photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Fav Sport to watch

Women’s gymnastics..is that weird? lol

Fav Sport to play

I’m actually a bikini competitor, so my favorite sport is working out

 

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