We had the good fortune of connecting with Venera Bogdanova and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Venera, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
I love this quote by Maya Angelou “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” This quote resonates deeply with my soul with the concept of my brand #VLExclusiveCrochet. This is what I, as a designer, want to convey through the dresses I crochet. Because I create exclusive “one and only” dresses that harmonize the feminine principle, highlight the beauty and individuality of the owner. Girls who wear dresses specially crocheted for them gain confidence, you should see them – their eyes shine like diamonds, the smiles sparkle, the light blush adorns their faces, the wind plays with their hair as they walk with the light gait and everyone turns around on them and together with them are getting charged with a good mood. Girls in dresses from #VLExclusiveCrochet radiate joy, energy, health and beauty. This is the harmony with yourself, this is what it means to “be empowered by the way you look and feel” as the motto of my brand says!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe that the profession of a fashion designer, like other professions, needs to be learned and continued to develop. That is why I took courses in fashion design and stylist courses, I constantly study new materials, attend webinars and fashion shows. In November 2018 my crochet collection was presented on International Fashion Week in Orlando. Now I am working on a new collection it will consist of bridal and luxury dress crocheted from silk. I do not repeat someone else’s work. Exclusive must be exclusive! The piece is created in one copy and no one should have such a thing. That is why, when creating #VLExclusiveCrochet outfits, I discuss all the details with the customer, we carefully select the pattern that suits exactly this or that dress. Together we create your one and only outfit. Girls love it for sure 😉
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in Orlando, Florida the city of parks and entertainment. Sea World, Disney World, Universal – there are parks for everyone. Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Art is must to check out for those who loves ballet, music and art in general.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I can’t agree more with Misty Copeland, who said “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you “. I love that my family, my friends, my clients and Instagram followers support me and help me grow as a person, as a designer. I do read a lot and one of my favorite books is “The Brink. How the leadership was invented” by M. Hunter. I also recommend to read it to everyone who wants to reach their goal. And also “Mind Power” by John Kehoe. These books changed my vision, changed my mind set and I am so grateful for that