Here at LILA Fashion International every single day is a reason to celebrate women. International Women’s Day gives us a reason to share with you the six women that have inspired us this year.
Our company was founded on June 1st, 2014 – since then we have had many fantastic and inspiring moments. However, as with anything new, we have also had moments when we questioned what exactly we were doing, and whether or not we had the fortitude to do it. You see we are just two women with a vision of what an amazing thing it would be to own a company, one we built from the ground up. But we don’t want our company to be like any other – we don’t want to share more fashion with the world that breeds insecurity and self-consciousness. We want our company to empower women, we want women who wear our products to feel beautiful in their own skin. We aim to complement the female form. Our deepest hope is that LILA Fashion International empowers women through fashion and lifestyle products. A LILA lady will be one who is comfortable in her own skin and who wants to express herself through unique and creative apparel and accessories.
During the difficult times this year, during the times we wondered what we were doing and why we were doing it – the following women and their wisdom helped us make it through.
Beyonce (aka. Sasha Fierce)
“I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that’s easier said than done, but keep trying”.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”.
“In my moments of doubt, I’ve told myself firmly: If not me, who? If not now, when?”
“I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine a marriage and a career”.
Panageoula Lamprou & Anna Lyra
It is impossible to pick a single quote for these women. That is because they are our grandmothers. It was years of their wisdom and guidance that led us to where we are today. LILA Fashion International may have been founded by us, but we were founded by them. We were raised with a thirst for achievement and hearts full of fire and adventure because of them and our successes are shared by them.
We pass that torch on to you. #YesWeCan