Cristina Petroiu is a fashionista who loves life and beauty in all its forms. She loves fashion, photography, travelling, and spending time with her family. She’s a mother, a wife, as well as an entrepreneur, and she manages to juggle them all successfully. She’s a lion – in fact, the expression “I can’t” doesn’t exist in her vocabulary!
As for her online activity, it all started in 2020 when, due to the pandemic and the fact that everyone had to isolate themselves and stay home, she became much more active than usual on social media.
She has always been passionate about fashion and photography, which immensely helped her in her relatively rapid rise on social media. Now in 2022, she simultaneously takes care of her business and social media presence even though her professional activity field is the opposite of what can be seen on her Instagram profile. Specifically, since 2018 she has been managing her transport company (domestic and international transport of goods).
Model & Mode magazine recently caught up with Petroiu to discuss her journey in the entertainment industry, and here’s what went down:
Where do you usually shop? Are there any hidden gems when it comes to snapping up some awesome designer clothes?
I do not have a specific store; I always buy what I like either online or from physical stores, including second-hand. I do not necessarily take into account trends; I instead focus on the quality of materials and generally buy pieces in neutral colors that can be used in as many combinations of outfits as possible.
I personally adore Romanian designers; they use quality materials, and the design of the clothes is slightly atypical sometimes, which I love. I like to dress differently.
Mytheresa and Farfetch are my favorites when it comes to buying sports shoes and more.
What are your tips when it comes to fashion for the cooler months?
First of all, the pieces from natural materials such as wool, flannel, and fleece should not be missing from any fashionista’s wardrobe and not only!
I think the trench coat, coats, oversized sweaters, down jackets, and leather pants will be a must many years from now, for the cold months.
Where do you look for creative inspiration?
Everywhere, in nature, in people, absolutely anything inspires me.
Social media and certain influencers also contribute when it comes to inspiration.
Is it hard to stay fashionable?
Depending on our perspective, you can be “fashionable” when your style is well defined and you know how to wear each piece.
I never considered that I was necessarily fashionable, but I always had an attitude, whether I wore a trendy outfit or wore clothes that many considered “out of fashion.” FASHION is you, through what you manage to transmit. Personally, I don’t find it difficult as long as you know how to wear a coat and its quality prevails.
How do you walk the line between being unique and having commercial appeal?
Certainly, uniqueness is followed by commercial attraction; it depends on what kind of audience you address, what you manage to convey through what you wear, and more.
Are there any key trends you’ve seen for this year?
Oversized jackets, coats, and overalls are trending again. Bags in bright neon or pink colors are also very “on the wave” this year.
What do you think about the state of fashion today?
Like any other field, fashion has developed a lot over the years; it has become a general means of expression, making me very happy. The quality of the materials has improved, and sustainability has also taken on a rather large scale. I like it!
What clothes can we rid our wardrobes of that are considered very ‘last season’?
First of all, those clothes no longer represent us in any form. It depends a lot on the purchases made, any clothes that are in mega trend this year will be “out of fashion” next year, that’s why I recommend the purchase of statement pieces, in neutral colors, white and black shirt, black dress, biker jacket, coats, and trench coats…, they will definitely stay in the wardrobe for many years. They can be easily accessorized each season differently.
What fashion advice would you give an emerging fashionista?
To create your own style, to be unique!
The fashion industry has changed so much in the past few years, what’s the best advice you would give for staying ahead of the curve?
ATTITUDE, whatever you wear, do it with attitude!