The Heroine’s Journey of Athena Matisse

(Architect-Trend Forecaster-Founder of Plan B trends)

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work is the way to communicate my feelings, my inspiration and create the environment of my choice.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Is there happiness? …or perfection? There are moments of happiness and shiny moments of perfection.

What is my greatest fear? Sometimes I fear of the loss of values, in a world that promotes fake guidelines.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I don’t trust in the positive part of life and that thing sometimes is a serious disadvantage.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? My favorite persons are Li Edelkoort, Marije Vogelzang.

What is my greatest extravagance? My greatest extravagance was to overcome my hesitations and create my own model to communicate my sense of Start Up strategies.

On what occasion would I lie? It’s possible to lie when I have to tell a fairy tale as an example of real life.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? In my work I dislike the wrong people I sometimes have to deal with, until the moment they unveil their real identity.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? The happiest moment of my work is the last moment I thank my guests in every Plan B Trends experience.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Trust ….my future more.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My greatest achievement in my work was the birth of Plan B Trends Formula in the flames of crisis. A new career from scratch in only 3 years time.

Where would I most like to live? I love my country but Greeks are shortsighted. So the brain drain phenomenon is so common in our country and we export talents. So my other possible choice to live, would be NY or Istanbul because I adore the mix of cultures and I bit of history or maybe go back to my roots- in Anatoli village- 1000 m. high and find another model of contemporary life in nature.

What is my most treasured possession?My most treasured possession is my husband, my 2 dogs and my house on a mountain village.

What is my most marked characteristic? My most marked characteristic is never give up.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? In my city I love the place I live, Votanikos. Is an old industrial area, transformed step by step in a cultural cocoon, full of theaters, exhibitions and hidden art and life experiences.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? In Athens I love a hidden place, a true surprise called ντε βοτανικ (in greek please, because there is another one in English which is not authentic at all), another winery called “THA SE KANW VASILISSA” –very hip and fashion, and the romantic “Yiasemi” in Plaka area.

What books influenced my life and how? My life seems to be influenced by “1984” George Orwel cause trends is a kind of Big Brother, Agatha Christie’s Novels because they are the epitomy of style and “The Museum of Innocence” written by Orhan Pamuk because it makes my mind travel in time. 

Who are my favorite writers? Patrick Süskind, Herodotus

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? On my last day ideally I would like to hear Magic Flute hopping of another paradise.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The movie I love and recommend is “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” the film adaptation of 1988

What role plays art in my life and work? The role of Ms. Dinsmoor.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My partner in crime, in life, in work, is my husband Alexis Adam.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?I would like to work with Director Yorgos Lanthimos in 2019.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019?The designer Marcel Wanders and Alexander Vlahos  the Welsh actor best known for playing Philippe, Duke  of Orleans in the Canal+ television series Versailles 

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? I have already made true one of my dreams on 22 February 2019 in Athens. A Great Fashion show composed by The 20 Greatest Greek Designers and models totally 50+ years aged, aimed to propose the new fashion icons.

I hope to create some other experiences about food and cinema fresh trends.

Where can you see me or my work? You can see my work on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/athena.matisse

Vimeo: https://www.google.com/search?q=vimeo+athena+matisse&rlz=1C1AOHY_elGR708GR708&oq=vimeo+athena+matisse+&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.6552j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? “Passion Never Retires” could be my life moto.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?Mary Katrantzos and Marije Vogelzang are the most creative minds to be invited according to my opinion.

How can you contact me?

https://www.facebook.com/athena.matisse

https://www.linkedin.com/in/athena-matisse-05787491/

https://www.instagram.com/athenamatisse/?hl=el

athenamatisse@gmail.com

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