Christina Louca -Emerging Designer

Christina Louca, Someone To Keep and Eye On

Classic and Chic

Classic and Chic

Sexy With Unique Touch

Sexy With Unique Touch

Detail and Layering

Detail and Layering

 

 

Christina Locua was born in Cyprus to refugee parents, her father a house painter, her mother seamstress. From a young age a fashionista and emerging designer could be seen, as she played with leftover pieces from her mother’s clients to create unique clothing that others scoffed at. Christina knew style and that you could create fashion that was both eccentric and yet wearable if you played with fabric, layers, colors, used feathers, zippers on fabric. She is inspired by the 1920’s and 1960’s, their class and elegance. She prides herself on her use of material that others would never think of using, such as telephone wires, different feathers, and layering of material in particular ways. One thing you will never see is the use of leather or fur, that’s for sure.

 

Though discouraged from dreaming big, Christina’s dream would not die and then the chance came to work with fashion designers Sophia Alexander and Sophia Nicalauo, gaining experience in PR as well.   Her great moment of joy was exhibiting her own artistic, yet wearable pieces at her own fashion show in 2011. Her collection has been featured in Parikiaki, Style and The City Blog, Born Free Foundation website, Amor Magazine, online and showbiz, online website. This fashionista, artist and promising designer is set to take the world by storm with her innovative, yet wearable fashion, so be on the lookout for Christina Louca in the fashion world. Others have described her pieces as art on canvass, futuristic, asymmetrical and avante garde, with an architectural component, likely due to her love of New York City.   She has a true fire in her heart and soul for art, and fashion, with Modonna as her idol from a very young age.   Ms. Louca is an art and fashion force, a true artist way ahead of her time in life and in fashion.  Ms. Louca also seeks to use her gifts to bring awareness of environmental issues and endangered species and fundraise for such causes.

Fibromyalgia Can’t Knock Me Out

Can't Knock This Gal Out, No Way!!

Can’t Knock This Gal Out, No Way!!

Life is as Gump says a box of chocolates and you don’t know what you are going to get, on the one hand I have some really great stuff in my life, amazing people, my music, my writing and I had realized just how resilient I am, just how much of tough tukkus I am.  Anyone who has Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue can tell you, it is not a fun journey and if you don’t have a strong persona and resilience, it can totally knock you out of life and living.

Recently, I have come to understand how strong I am, even when the body may rebel.   A very dear friend of mine has asked me to do PR for her, she is an emerging designer, and I also started, just this week working with a career coach.  As these two people have been giving me feedback on my life since having to go on SSDI and even reviewing thing leading up to the moment when the Fibro made a fixed schedule of any kind a NO, they have helped me realize the range of gifts and skill sets I have, and as I research, it dawns on me that though I stopped teaching and working in any traditional paid sense, I continued to work, grow etc… as a person, in my gifts as an artist, as a writer, and will continue to do so.  Life, like the rose has thorns, but when you have a strong will, and realize the only person who can ever hold you truly prisoner is you, with the help of great people in your life, who are supportive of your journey, you can break free and fly.  Not to say the Fibromyalgia is gone away or will magically disappear tomorrow, but I can still be a teacher, an artist and thrive, working through and around it.  It can at times knock me down a bit, make me dizzy, but it can’t, unless I let it, know me out.  

The same goes for life itself.  We often will say that others are imprisoning us or holding us down etc…, but in reality we are doing it to ourselves with our fears, self doubts etc… and unless we address that and release it, we will stay in our prisons that we have created, due to that and even false sense of duty and even sometimes false sense of loyalty.  Loyalty and all that is a great thing, to an extent yes we should be loyal to others, but loyalty can still be given by appreciating what was done for us, and walking away in Agape Love.  We also have to be loyal to our heart, the call of the heart, and the spirit in order to live not in prison, but in freedom.

Road Map

The light shines within., going out in connection to the Divine Creator.

The light shines within., going out in connection to the Divine Creator.

 

As an empath and intuitive you sense stuff and often you sense people wanting to get close to you, but not sure how to do it.  You also sense people wanting to get outside the box their creative team has put them in, but they are not sure how to do that, lots of fears, insecurities.  I felt the Spirit come over me and a road map emerge.

Which Direction? Like the indie path of an artist, start with a basic foundation and build up from there. In a relationship, a union of the heart, spirit and soul that you feel, know is your soulmate union, wish to see be a lifelong union you start with friendship and maybe if you have common goals vocational collaboration, then move it to the next step etc… You spend time together as friends, with lots of fun flirtation, maybe collaborating on creative stuff if you are both creative, again lots of fun flirtation, and let it flow naturally to the next levels. It’s really not complicated to figure out. If you start with a friendship, and perhaps vocation, even cultural, humanitarian, spiritual activities and collaboration together in deep sincere friendship and unconditional love, and let it all progress naturally, then no stress. Same with being an indie artist. Get a career coach and there are career centers, career coaches affordable, go on thumbtack and you’ll get good offers, do research, fine someone to coach you online , on the phone, you don’t need a manager, scratch that.  With that, good research, a probono attorney with a non profit for artists, good technology, the internet, your talent, good people to have your back, who believe in you. The only stress is the stress we create in our own mind when we align with people who are toxic for us, who don’t nurture, nourish us etc.. and when we don’t forgive ourselves for the past, especially when we carry false guilt.

Indie Artist, Authentic Self. Career/Life Coach, Spiritual Core, Strong Intuition (develop it if you have to in connection to the holy divine realm only please), good solid research and a plan, help from your coach, maybe even a good promoter, the right equipment, and good people who know your dreams, you confide your dreams to and will back you up 100% against everyone and everything to see you live them. Then go live them!!! True Soulmate Love Union. Start with solid friendship, maybe some vocational and other types of work, collaboration together, good fun and flirtation, and then take naturally to the next levels to a life of bliss together where you can live your authentic selves and dreams as a dream team. Spend time together be great friends, fund, flirtation, chat online, have fun and enjoy each other, engage in spiritual activity together, find your spiritual path together as well. Be together in unconditional love and friendship etc.. let it develop naturally.

Important Lesson/s

The Journey That is Life.

The Journey That is Life.

 

Key People:  If the key people in your life are not providing for spiritual, emotional etc.. needs in your life, not assisting in developing your dreams, fullest potential, and in every possible way for you to be who you authentically are and need to be in terms of true love, vocation and so many other ways, if you have had to shut down emotionally, have become an empty shell, are living internally in pain, while pretending to be happy etc.. on the outside because those in your life don’t nourish you heart body spirit, soul and encourage all of that in you, then what are you doing there? What are you doing in those relationships? You are of no use to them, or yourself. Everyone is playing the fool.

Choice:  Choice of happy or unhappy, duty and martyrdom or happiness and empowerment of self and others. Those choices are pretty black and white I am realizing, even if requiring lots of courage and those with unconditional love having your back to be able to make those choices.  We often say others have oppressed, repressed us, held us back, but we make the choice to allow that.  Not to have anyone beat themselves up and lay an eternal guilt trip on themselves, but let’s face it, at a certain point in life we aren’t kids and we choose happy or unhappy to some extent.  We follow patterns of behavior, of choices.

Expect The Embrace: I could be pessimistic and always expect to be hurt, to rejected etc…worst possible case scenario, or I could be optimistic and expect the opposite. I choose to expect the opposite. I choose to be there with open arms, free flowing open communication from the heart with people and hope for the same. I choose to expect to reach for the stars, sun and moon, actually have them in my hand in all aspects of my life, to be an inspiration to others to do the same. Don’t ever automatically expect rejection, expect the embrace, the unconditional love, let your intuition guide you to know it’s there and if it is you’ll know. I have learned a lot and this is an important lesson.  Not to say one shouldn’t be wise in their choices of who they let into their life, but if you develop a solid connection to the divine, solid intuition and wisdom, you’ll know, but don’t let dark of the past be your entire life.

These are important key lessons I learned in my life and that have really begun to sink in and I hope not only in me, but also for some people I care about very deeply in my life, that have changed my life beautifully.

Not Fate etc.

Inspiration Peace and Love

Inspiration Peace and Love

At the end of the day the one one in charge of the life we have is us. We have the power to create, to hold on and to let go of what needs to be let go of to embrace true happiness etc…, true vocation, true self. We can not lay blame on the doorstep of others if we have not created the life that is true to our heart, spirit and soul up to this point. However, we can at any time change that and create the life we truly do desire, reach for that true love we know is there, pursue those true dreams that we have not pursued up until now. We can align ourselves with those who would encourage that, and have our backs to do so. Only we hold the key to creating that happy, joyful, truly alive life that God would want to bless us with. If we are not living it, and are living anything but true love, true self, true vocation, true anything, we are the only ones responsible for that and we must change, and can change. There are those who will have our backs and make that journey with us, if we reach out to them.

Authenticity can be found in and through listening to the heart, which will then inform the spirit and soul, wisely, when it is connected to a divine cord and connection.  Then we can honor divine order, and authentic self most beautifully.