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Christina is founder/fashion designer of Lilika Designs Fashion House based in New Zealand. She is an expert stylist, columnist and amazon best selling published author of, "Passion, Fashion & Heart" and most recently, "What You Need To Know For a Fantastic Chic Life".
Featured in renowned fashion magazines including ELLE, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan among others, she was invited to showcase her brand all around the world including London, Paris, Milan, Dubai, New York and LA. Christina was also approached to be costume designer for a Bollywood movie but due to the pandemic this is postponed.
She has a true passion for encouraging and celebrating women's confidence, strength and empowerment through fashion.
Christina has a Greek background (Lilika is her mother's name in Greek). Being one of four sisters, she always found herself designing and styling.
Her mother grew up sewing garments from a young age, and her mother also had a great love for all things fashion. So it is no surprise Christina has emulated that same passion through the generations.
“I started making clothes very young, as my sisters were older I would spend lots of time with my mother while she shopped at the fabrics stores for all our next creations.
I would play for hours surrounded by fabrics and buttons dressing my dolls. So naturally as soon as my foot could reach the pedal I owned my first sewing machine.
Once I started I couldn’t stop, going on to make my mother clothes. Many years later when I had my own children I realized I was still in love with fashion, putting together outfits and designing".
Christina completed a diploma in Fashion Design going on to start her own business. She had a natural talent for styling which flowed effortlessly on from designing.
" I don't get up each day now and work, I get up each day now and play. Inspiration has come from now knowing the freedom of following my heart, the power of being myself and simply just doing what I love" says Christina.
Check out Christina's New York City fashion & style column recently launched, "How To Look Fabulous And Love The Life You Live"