24 Jan 2017

Her Point Of View: Nina Papaioannou

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What can I say about Nina?

Yes she is totally gorgeous, there is no denying that, but also she is so effervescent and highly energised. A moment with Nina and you feel the same; ready to embrace life and conquer the world.


I love that about her and her company is infectious.


We met some time ago at a conference in the US and became fast friends. Now we see each other several times a year in London and I am hopefully headed to Athens later this year to see Nina on home ground; I can’t wait for that. And to meet her heavenly pooch, Spot.


Nina is one of those girls; generous, kind and so easy going. I may have only known her years but it feels like decades. 


Nina, I wish we lived closer.


Nina Papaioannou, Athens, Greece 2017

How would you describe yourself?

I am creative, entrepreneurial, reliable, practical, eclectic and fun.


I enjoy every day and when life gets tough, I choose to be positive and happy. I am a mom of a 26 year old girl, a 24 year old boy, a 6 year old cat and a 3 year old dog.


My passions are style, fashion and travel. Today, I enjoy the experiences even more than I enjoy shopping for beautiful things. I love being around interesting and creative people.



Tell us about your day-to-day life?

I wake up around 9:00 without an alarm, a small simple pleasure I enjoy every day! Then I have coffee in bed while I check my emails with my dog, Spot. I work from home so I move to my home office and work on my blog posts.


Sometimes, I go to meetings or for lunch with my girlfriends in Athens. Once a week I have a fashion shoot scheduled and as much as possible, I spend time with my kids, Niki and Niko. In the afternoon, I work again on my site if we are not going out.


I have two sisters, one lives in London and the other is in California with her family. I share my time between Athens, London and La Jolla.



Are you the woman you imagined you would become?

I think so.


I don’t remember exactly the plan but it involved kids, a job I would love and a lot of travel. Which has always been more or less my life.


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What are the valuable life lessons you have all figured out?

Live in the moment. Enjoy everyday. Don’t judge.



What do you like most about yourself? What do you like the least?

I like my positive attitude and creative nature but I don’t like that I get bored easily.



What do you like most about getting older? What do you like the least?

I like all the wonderful memories and becoming wiser. I don’t like as we age, the mind gets stronger  and the body gets weaker.



What’s your favourite way to dress? Do you have a signature style?

I love effortless chic style.


I like experimenting with dressing so I don’t have a signature style but I have “formulas” that work for me. For example, I am loving lace with leather now. Mixing and matching is one of the essential components to my wardrobe. Whether I am wearing my mother’s vintage designer with a contemporary piece or I am mixing high end accessories with high street clothes it is the combination that makes the style unique. It’s a crazy mix and that’s what I love.


I invest in classic designer pieces that I will wear forever and I buy the season’s trends from high street shops. Always, I add high quality accessories to upgrade the look. I try to find most of my investment pieces on sale and I still enjoy this treasure hunt.


My best accessory of all and my greatest temptation are shoes. Shoes make the difference between an ordinary outfit and an extraordinary one. Fabulous shoes boost your confidence and lift the appearance to another level.


My handbag philosophy is to invest in the classics.



Do you have a beauty secret to share?

My biggest beauty secret is smiling.


Also, have your eyebrows professionally shaped and tinted; it gives focus to the eyes and makes the face more youthful.


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What’s on the bucket list?

A lot. I want to travel the world and never stop.



If you could change one thing in the past, what would you do differently?

I avoid thinking about the past . Regrets bring sorrow. A lesson learned. What’s done is done.



What age do you feel right now?

Usually, I feel 40 something.



Who would play you in a movie?

Nicole Kidman.




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Taste of France

Yes, Nicole Kidman. Or Rene Russo. Or even, Susan Sarandon from the “Thelma and Louise” days. It’s those fashion-model cheekbones.
I love what she says about choosing to be positive and happy.

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Anita Rivera

What a beauty on the outside, and with an effervescent personality, how can you go wrong! I LOVE HER RED SHOES in the first photo, and her sunny environment is stunning. Vicki, I love these series, and I will always be grateful that I was a part of it. Have a fantastic day!

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Mimi Gregor

When she mentioned that she had twenty-something kids, I had to scroll back and look at her pictures again. She doesn’t look old enough to have kids that age, and I think it goes beyond what she does physically to appearance; it’s in the way she dresses and moves as well. And posture! Stooping not only throws one’s body out of whack, but ages one as well. All in all, she provides an excellent example of how to look youthful without looking as if you are trying.

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Cecile

Oh why did you not tell that you would be in Johannesburg? I would have flown up from Cape Town for the day just to have coffee with you!

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david terry

You’ve got to be kidding me/us, Vicki. No joking on my part (although this might seem a bit dismissively rude)……I looked at the initial spread of photographs of Nina just now, and I thought “Oh, I don’t want to read an interview with some no-doubt talented, but still 26-year-old whom Vicki’s met and is promoting”.

I did begin to read your posting, however, and found myself thinking “Good Lord…..this is the MOTHER of a 26 and 24 year old…I thought she WAS one!??????????!?!?!?”

All I could think of was that line from Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway of Love”: “Don’t know what you do/But you must be livin’ right….”

My congratulations to you and Ms.Papaionannou.

sincerely,

david terry

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Our French Oasis

What a fabulous interview, and I too love that she chooses to ignore the past, what is done is done, so so true, we can’t change it so why dwell on it. She sounds like someone I would love to meet.

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