Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Ayca Sozen

Ayca, wearing Diana, is an amazing floral designer based in Chelsea. Her shop, Penny, is located in Chelsea Green and when it comes to floral arrangements she has the magic touch. From succulents to creative floral bouquets, she is our go to girl!

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

I am thankful for my family, have always been and especially now in these dire times, I even feel it deeper than before.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Chelsea Green where there is a lovely pizzeria, organic market, fishmonger, pharmacy and more.

SECRET WEAPON? 

My flowers, I can put a smile on anyone’s face…it’s almost like my superpower. I love to design them, transform venues with them and lose track of time as I work with them.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

The value of now. Time is the only thing we cannot reverse, we cannot change. Once it’s gone it’s gone forever. So we have to try and make the most of the moment and be grateful for it. I try to teach it to my kids and it’s my current and probably forever biggest challenge.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Sophia Loren, she has been a muse for me all my life. Her family values, love for her work and her discretion.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“There are two things in life that don’t get smaller as you share…they get larger and bigger and more valuable: knowledge and love! Be wise and generous about them!”-my late grandfather

Shop Penny http://www.pennybb.com


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Cristina Aldrin

Cristina, wearing Sienna, is an ex institutional stock broker who is now focusing on trading stocks for herself as well as creating beautiful content on social media. She has a passion for travel, interior design, foreign policy, architecture and fashion.

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

I am thankful for my health, that I have a roof over my head and enough food…and that I have a wonderful supporting family

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Any park in London…in my case my local Bishops Park.

SECRET WEAPON? 

That’s a difficult one. I would say my drive and ability to speak up as I am a fighter…I never give up!

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

The current Covid 19 situation and all the uncertainty that it brings. However, I try to be positive, take one day at a time and work hard in the capacity that I can focus on what I can control at the moment.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Oh so many…but two women, who sadly are not with us anymore and whom I will forever admire and believe are such strong women and role models: foreign affairs correspondent Marie Colvin and former US Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. However, any woman who goes after her dreams and has a backbone to speak up deserves to be admired.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Follow Cristina on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cristinaaldrin/


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