Posted on by Francesca Castellano

It has been a while since we posted anything on our blog, and we thought it would be convenient to re-start now that we have given our brand a new image along with its new team.

After long searching and interviewing, we are proud to say that we have completed The Francesca Castellano Team! And because of this, we thought it would be a good idea to ask them some questions so that all of you knew a little bit more about who we are, where we come from and obv why we chose Francesca Castellano ;) 

Each and every one of us has different stories and experiences yet, we all have one thing in common. We love this brand and that is a fact. So, now that we have stated the obvious, let's get down to business. 

We introduce you to The FC Team:

HARRIS: Business Developer 

QUICK BACKGROUND 

A mixture of finance/accounting and event management. I did an Internship in National Bank of Greece in the business loan department, and I was involved in the organization of a TEDx Event in Thessaloniki, and of WUDC (World Universities Debating Championship)

Horoscope and birthday: 
 Libra, 18/10/1994
Studies / Diploma/ language: 
Bachelor in Economics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, doing MSc in International Finance, in Hochschule fur Wirtschaft und Recht(HWR).
Greek, English, und ein bisschen Deutsch.

LET THE QUESTIONS BEGIN 

Why did you choose Francesca?

I believed in her talent and in her vision,

Favourite thing about working with Francesca?

The working environment and the team. The team consists of a mix of very interesting personalities

What would you like to do for this business in the long run?

I want to make this work. In the first year, we aim to spread across Europe. After nothing can stop us. Personally, I want to make this company financial sustainable, with everything included in this.

LET'S GET PERSONAL 

Maybe a funny anecdote about you/secret only your closest people know?

I almost killed three small cats, which they were hiding inside the engine of my car; it was winter, I assume that they found protection there. I almost start driving when the small cats start mewing. I thought I was crazy listening cat noises from inside my car. Anyways, I didn’t bother, and later on, I found them dead. I am kidding, I removed them and threw them to the bin. No, I just removed them and feed them to my dog. Nahh, I don’t have a dog, so I fed them to my neighbour’s dog. Of course not, I love cats, I just put them in my small yard, gave them some food and comfort.

Hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?  (AND BE HONEST)

I kind of enjoy many things but there is nothing in particular that captures my full attention. I do like movies/puzzles/board games /reading books(sometimes)...

What inspires you?

The everyday life, in doing normal things, or by chatting with people.

What annoys you?

This paper is not enough to write down all the things that annoy me. But in general, there are two things I hate. When people are not respectful, and when people take respect for granted. You win the respect of somebody, you don’t demand it.

Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time

Live in a nice apartment in a good location in Berlin and would have my own car, not new, not a very good one, four wheels are enough.

SELMA: Sales Representative 

QUICK BACKGROUND

Business Administration with a focus on Finance. I have one-and-a-half-year experience in the Financial Department of Maille Club Group, a textile leading group in Tunisia, with the focus on importing luxurious ready to wear to the Tunisian market.

Horoscope and birthday:
Leo, 29/07/1994
Studies / Diploma/ languages:
Bachelor of Business Administration: Tunis Business School Currently: Master of Science in International Finance at Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR: Hochschule fur Wirthschaft und Recht)
Arabic, French, English, Basic German.

 

LET THE QUESTIONS BEGIN 

Why did you choose Francesca?

I am a fashion enthusiast and there’s an artistic side of me that I cannot deny. I just gravitate towards any opportunity that can cultivate and embrace my creative side.

Favourite thing about working with Francesca?

The challenge. Building a brand from scratch is definitely a hard task that comes with many challenges and road bumps, however, giving up is never an option.

What would you like to do for this business in the long run?

I would love to see the FC vision come to light. If I am still a FC crew member I’d be involved with tasks ensuring the financial sustainability of the company and dealing with investors or partners.

LET'S GET PERSONAL 

Maybe a funny anecdote about you/secret only your closest people know?

My mom studied art and has a fashion designing background, so I grew up fascinated by her sketching and drawing skills and surrounded by fabrics, sewing machines and, undoubtedly, scissors. As a kid, scissors captivated me the most especially, that I was always asked to keep away from them. I remember once, the rebellious in me took over and I decided to experiment. Mimicking my mom, I snack into her room and enjoyed cutting most of her expensive fabrics. Cutting through things was so satisfying that I ended up cutting my own eyebrow-hair. People say, “All happiness comes at price”. One thing for sure, my mom was determined to make me pay my share for those happy moments.

Hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?  (AND BE HONEST)

I currently don’t have much free time since I work as a barista in the weekends. But usually, I love to go on long walks discovering the city with music bursting in my headphones. I also enjoy reading books (The Sun Does Shine is the last book I read, and I recommend it highly. It will definitely stick with you, VERY inspirational!). Now that I’m away from my home country, I sometimes define talking to my family and friends as a hobby. I mean by definition a hobby is an activity pursued pleasure and relaxation, and it certainly applies to my video conversations with the people I love.

What inspires you?

I personally think that Berlin represents a huge source of inspiration. The city embraces different cultures, languages, ethnicities and backgrounds. This alone is the epitome of inspiration.

What annoys you?

Stereotyping and fitting people into boxes set by society. I find myself in situations of this sort and I hate it. I feel like people need me to check all the judgemental boxes they have in mind to feel in control and avoid surprises when talking to the person across from them. For those people, I’d love to say, “Leave some space for surprises in life, being always in control is boring”.

Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time?

I am open and ready for whatever life hits me with. I hope to have a carrier in Berlin or elsewhere. I pray for happiness and self-satisfaction.

TESSA: Public Relations and Press office

QUICK BACKGROUND

I am a half Spanish and Uruguayan citizen who just moved to Berlin from England to find new adventures and experiences! 

Horoscope and birthday:
Capricorn, 27/12/1995
Studies / Diploma/ languages:

Bachelor in Politics and International relations at the University of Bath in England and worked for a year and a half in a communications agency in Paris. I speak fluent English, Spanish and French... and I am trying to learn German (unsuccessfully for the time being)  

LET THE QUESTIONS BEGIN 

Why did you choose Francesca?

I have always loved fashion and I am planning on creating my own brand very soon so I wanted to gain as much experience as possible before the time comes. 

Favourite thing about working with Francesca?

The team and constant challenge. There are always so many things happening at the same time, that you need to be able to organise yourself, make quick decisions, be creative and most importantly, stay positive :) 

What would you like to do for this business in the long run?

Probably that it gets the visibility and position in the fashion industry that it deserves. And see how women feel empowered when wearing the brand. 

LET'S GET PERSONAL 

Maybe a funny anecdote about you/secret only your closest people know?

There are way too many... I am a super clumsy and very impulsive person so things are constantly happening to me. A funny one could be the time I was in a restaurant with my mum, we had just finished lunch and were picking up our jackets from the cloakroom at the same time as this very good looking man beside us. We both had the feeling that we knew him from someway couldn't really tell from where. So we both just stand there, next to him smiling and probably being a little bit flirtatious... And when he left, the owner came laughing towards us to tell us how amazing and surreal it was that none of us had realised that we had been next to the King of  Spain for about ten minutes... Anyways..... 

Hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?  (AND BE HONEST)

WAY TOO MANY... Singing, playing music, dancing (loveee dancing), running, eating (a lot), reading (everything)... the list is infinite 

What inspires you?

My mum, my sister, my best friend, books and long walks around the city where you never know what or whom you are going to meet nor find. 

What annoys you?

Stupidity and unreactivity when it comes to small things.  Stereotyping, racism and liars.

Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time?

Travelling and as happy as I am now 

NAARA: Stylist 

QUICK BACKGROUND

I was raised in China and received high education in Italy. Therefore, I could say I have grown in two different cultures. 

Horoscope and birthday:
Virgo, 27/08/1995
Studies / Diploma/ languages:

Bachelors in fashion and communication in English, Fine Art
English/ Italian/ Chinese

LET THE QUESTIONS BEGIN 

Why did you choose Francesca?

Because of the style of the design.

Favourite thing about working with Francesca?

Francesca is a person that understands and knows well what her goal is.  She is a team leader that always tries to provide solutions to any problems. And a person that always listens to others. No matter what. 

What would you like to do for this business in the long run?

I would like to keep helping FC with the collaboration of other brands. 

LET'S GET PERSONAL 

Maybe a funny anecdote about you/secret only your closest people know?

If it is a secret I would not write here let every one knows... 

Hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?  (AND BE HONEST)

When I am free, I train boxing and read during the workdays. And during the weekend I like clubbing. 

What inspires you?

A Good book and people from different part of the world.

What annoys you?

Everything with a negative attitude.

Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time?

I would like to be an Art director. Working with people who are honest, good listeners and that can be trusted.

It has been a while since we posted anything on our blog, and we thought it would be convenient to re-start now that we have given our brand a new image along with its new team.

After long searching and interviewing, we are proud to say that we have completed The Francesca Castellano Team! And because of this, we thought it would be a good idea to ask them some questions so that all of you knew a little bit more about who we are, where we come from and obv why we chose Francesca Castellano ;) 

Each and every one of us has different stories and experiences yet, we all have one thing in common. We love this brand and that is a fact. So, now that we have stated the obvious, let's get down to business. 

We introduce you to The FC Team:

HARRIS: Business Developer 

QUICK BACKGROUND 

A mixture of finance/accounting and event management. I did an Internship in National Bank of Greece in the business loan department, and I was involved in the organization of a TEDx Event in Thessaloniki, and of WUDC (World Universities Debating Championship)

Horoscope and birthday: 
 Libra, 18/10/1994
Studies / Diploma/ language: 
Bachelor in Economics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, doing MSc in International Finance, in Hochschule fur Wirtschaft und Recht(HWR).
Greek, English, und ein bisschen Deutsch.

LET THE QUESTIONS BEGIN 

Why did you choose Francesca?

I believed in her talent and in her vision,

Favourite thing about working with Francesca?

The working environment and the team. The team consists of a mix of very interesting personalities

What would you like to do for this business in the long run?

I want to make this work. In the first year, we aim to spread across Europe. After nothing can stop us. Personally, I want to make this company financial sustainable, with everything included in this.

LET'S GET PERSONAL 

Maybe a funny anecdote about you/secret only your closest people know?

I almost killed three small cats, which they were hiding inside the engine of my car; it was winter, I assume that they found protection there. I almost start driving when the small cats start mewing. I thought I was crazy listening cat noises from inside my car. Anyways, I didn’t bother, and later on, I found them dead. I am kidding, I removed them and threw them to the bin. No, I just removed them and feed them to my dog. Nahh, I don’t have a dog, so I fed them to my neighbour’s dog. Of course not, I love cats, I just put them in my small yard, gave them some food and comfort.

Hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?  (AND BE HONEST)

I kind of enjoy many things but there is nothing in particular that captures my full attention. I do like movies/puzzles/board games /reading books(sometimes)...

What inspires you?

The everyday life, in doing normal things, or by chatting with people.

What annoys you?

This paper is not enough to write down all the things that annoy me. But in general, there are two things I hate. When people are not respectful, and when people take respect for granted. You win the respect of somebody, you don’t demand it.

Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time

Live in a nice apartment in a good location in Berlin and would have my own car, not new, not a very good one, four wheels are enough.

SELMA: Sales Representative 

QUICK BACKGROUND

Business Administration with a focus on Finance. I have one-and-a-half-year experience in the Financial Department of Maille Club Group, a textile leading group in Tunisia, with the focus on importing luxurious ready to wear to the Tunisian market.

Horoscope and birthday:
Leo, 29/07/1994
Studies / Diploma/ languages:
Bachelor of Business Administration: Tunis Business School Currently: Master of Science in International Finance at Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR: Hochschule fur Wirthschaft und Recht)
Arabic, French, English, Basic German.

 

LET THE QUESTIONS BEGIN 

Why did you choose Francesca?

I am a fashion enthusiast and there’s an artistic side of me that I cannot deny. I just gravitate towards any opportunity that can cultivate and embrace my creative side.

Favourite thing about working with Francesca?

The challenge. Building a brand from scratch is definitely a hard task that comes with many challenges and road bumps, however, giving up is never an option.

What would you like to do for this business in the long run?

I would love to see the FC vision come to light. If I am still a FC crew member I’d be involved with tasks ensuring the financial sustainability of the company and dealing with investors or partners.

LET'S GET PERSONAL 

Maybe a funny anecdote about you/secret only your closest people know?

My mom studied art and has a fashion designing background, so I grew up fascinated by her sketching and drawing skills and surrounded by fabrics, sewing machines and, undoubtedly, scissors. As a kid, scissors captivated me the most especially, that I was always asked to keep away from them. I remember once, the rebellious in me took over and I decided to experiment. Mimicking my mom, I snack into her room and enjoyed cutting most of her expensive fabrics. Cutting through things was so satisfying that I ended up cutting my own eyebrow-hair. People say, “All happiness comes at price”. One thing for sure, my mom was determined to make me pay my share for those happy moments.

Hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?  (AND BE HONEST)

I currently don’t have much free time since I work as a barista in the weekends. But usually, I love to go on long walks discovering the city with music bursting in my headphones. I also enjoy reading books (The Sun Does Shine is the last book I read, and I recommend it highly. It will definitely stick with you, VERY inspirational!). Now that I’m away from my home country, I sometimes define talking to my family and friends as a hobby. I mean by definition a hobby is an activity pursued pleasure and relaxation, and it certainly applies to my video conversations with the people I love.

What inspires you?

I personally think that Berlin represents a huge source of inspiration. The city embraces different cultures, languages, ethnicities and backgrounds. This alone is the epitome of inspiration.

What annoys you?

Stereotyping and fitting people into boxes set by society. I find myself in situations of this sort and I hate it. I feel like people need me to check all the judgemental boxes they have in mind to feel in control and avoid surprises when talking to the person across from them. For those people, I’d love to say, “Leave some space for surprises in life, being always in control is boring”.

Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time?

I am open and ready for whatever life hits me with. I hope to have a carrier in Berlin or elsewhere. I pray for happiness and self-satisfaction.

TESSA: Public Relations and Press office

QUICK BACKGROUND

I am a half Spanish and Uruguayan citizen who just moved to Berlin from England to find new adventures and experiences! 

Horoscope and birthday:
Capricorn, 27/12/1995
Studies / Diploma/ languages:

Bachelor in Politics and International relations at the University of Bath in England and worked for a year and a half in a communications agency in Paris. I speak fluent English, Spanish and French... and I am trying to learn German (unsuccessfully for the time being)  

LET THE QUESTIONS BEGIN 

Why did you choose Francesca?

I have always loved fashion and I am planning on creating my own brand very soon so I wanted to gain as much experience as possible before the time comes. 

Favourite thing about working with Francesca?

The team and constant challenge. There are always so many things happening at the same time, that you need to be able to organise yourself, make quick decisions, be creative and most importantly, stay positive :) 

What would you like to do for this business in the long run?

Probably that it gets the visibility and position in the fashion industry that it deserves. And see how women feel empowered when wearing the brand. 

LET'S GET PERSONAL 

Maybe a funny anecdote about you/secret only your closest people know?

There are way too many... I am a super clumsy and very impulsive person so things are constantly happening to me. A funny one could be the time I was in a restaurant with my mum, we had just finished lunch and were picking up our jackets from the cloakroom at the same time as this very good looking man beside us. We both had the feeling that we knew him from someway couldn't really tell from where. So we both just stand there, next to him smiling and probably being a little bit flirtatious... And when he left, the owner came laughing towards us to tell us how amazing and surreal it was that none of us had realised that we had been next to the King of  Spain for about ten minutes... Anyways..... 

Hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?  (AND BE HONEST)

WAY TOO MANY... Singing, playing music, dancing (loveee dancing), running, eating (a lot), reading (everything)... the list is infinite 

What inspires you?

My mum, my sister, my best friend, books and long walks around the city where you never know what or whom you are going to meet nor find. 

What annoys you?

Stupidity and unreactivity when it comes to small things.  Stereotyping, racism and liars.

Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time?

Travelling and as happy as I am now 

NAARA: Stylist 

QUICK BACKGROUND

I was raised in China and received high education in Italy. Therefore, I could say I have grown in two different cultures. 

Horoscope and birthday:
Virgo, 27/08/1995
Studies / Diploma/ languages:

Bachelors in fashion and communication in English, Fine Art
English/ Italian/ Chinese

LET THE QUESTIONS BEGIN 

Why did you choose Francesca?

Because of the style of the design.

Favourite thing about working with Francesca?

Francesca is a person that understands and knows well what her goal is.  She is a team leader that always tries to provide solutions to any problems. And a person that always listens to others. No matter what. 

What would you like to do for this business in the long run?

I would like to keep helping FC with the collaboration of other brands. 

LET'S GET PERSONAL 

Maybe a funny anecdote about you/secret only your closest people know?

If it is a secret I would not write here let every one knows... 

Hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?  (AND BE HONEST)

When I am free, I train boxing and read during the workdays. And during the weekend I like clubbing. 

What inspires you?

A Good book and people from different part of the world.

What annoys you?

Everything with a negative attitude.

Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time?

I would like to be an Art director. Working with people who are honest, good listeners and that can be trusted.