ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE TINY BIG SISTER BRINGS THESE 3 WOMEN TOGETHER. BRAVE, DETERMINED AND WITH A VERY CLEAR STYLES OF DRESSING: QUALITY AND COMFORTABLE CLOTHES ABOVE ALL. DO YOU WANT TO MEET THEM?
WE BEGIN THIS TINY STORIES SERIES WITH SILVIA RIOLOBOS. AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF RESEARCH INTO HEALTHY EATING SHE DISCOVERED TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND SPECIALISED IN IT. DRESSING COMFORTABLY AND IN FUN COLOURS TO PREPARE HEALTHY RECIPES FOR HER IS ESSENTIAL. HER KEY TO DRESSING IS TO DO SO IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATURE’S SEASONAL COLOURS.
WHO ARE YOU?
I’m Silvia and I’m 40 years old. I am working in the healthy eating field, I am a diploma in traditional Chinese medicine and my book perfectly reflects the principles of eating in Chinese medicine. Seasons are the most important thing, I am passionate about this way of changing colours in both clothes and food. I have a 12 year old son and I live in Madrid.
WHAT ARE YOUR BASIC CLOTHES?
I love dungarees, I can’t live without a good mid-season garment, a scarf, comfortable trainers and cotton T-shirts. Above all I look for comfort.
WHAT MADE YOU START? WHY COOKING?
I started to work in cookery accidentally, at the age of 14 I started to worry about the oils we used, which were the pans … and although later I studied drama and it seemed that I was going to dedicate myself to the world of acting, at the age of twenty-something for health issues I started to prioritise food. I made a very important change and from then on I studied and wanted to dedicate myself to this world.
IS AESTHETICS IMPORTANT TO YOU AND YOUR PROFESSION?
Aesthetics become very important when you want to sell something, a priori people tend to put on a strange face. Healthy is always synonymous of sad vegetables, it’s something that you don’t crave so much. Therefore colouring, style, packaging become your best presentation card. Of course it is necessary because we eat with our eyes.
WHAT IS FASHION FOR YOU?
Fashion is not only identity but also temporary, we dress according to the seasons. In addition, colours are linked to emotions and I even believe that, just as smells they remind us of certain moments, there are garments that must be kept. We have to renew the wardrobe to offer the best version of ourselves.
HAS YOUR WAY OF DRESSING EVOLVED A LOT?
Since I was a teenager I really like the same things, what I’ve been doing is not abusing things that I’m not supposed to do because of my age. Although at 40 I can say that my image has not changed too much from the one I had at 20.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE TINY BIG SISTER?
It seems to me a very close brand. Their clothes are comfortable, fun and easy to combine.
DO YOU FEEL IDENTIFIED WITH ITS IMAGE?
Very much so, I love to dress in colours and the brand plays with them in a very successful way, and my routine is quite active so I need to dress in fabrics and clothes that allow me to move freely. The quality of the cotton is wonderful. Last summer’s dresses earned a place in my casual basics.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE TTBG PIECES FOR THIS SEASON?
I find it difficult to choose because the collections are becoming more and more complete but from the ones I have seen so far their strong points are the dresses, warm clothes and knitwear. And now they also have me in love with their bags and jeans, I like everything!
Take a look at what Silvia is wearing at the TINY web!