Friday, December 12, 2008

Rita Saardi


"I'm wondering....
why did I decide to become a fashion designer???
No one in my family has ever had anything to do with art, no one even plays a musical instrument...
I am born in Lebanon during the civil war, I grew up in a catholique school, I was the only girl playing with boys in my building, I had more toy cars then any other boy in the neighbourhood, I made them play "theatre" and " beit biout" ( mum, dad, children, house ) I was alway the beautiful wife :) I loved poetry and my teacher at school told my parents once that I'm gonna become a great journalist or a famous poet one day ...I was ten.... but then one day a bomb explosed just were I was sitting on the balcony a second ago, my father decieded we should leave Lebanon, and before I knew it I had to say BYE to my friends, my father, I cryied my eyes out and I found myself in a strange cold country were everyone was blond and no one spoke Lebanese...
Years later I left Stockholm, I hit it for Paris, I discovered beauty, art, Place des Tertres and Saint Germain ... I realized I could never become a good painter or artist of any art form, not when you realize at 21 that you don't want to become a journalist nor a lawyer, Lebanese ussually want their children to study some serious stuff, drawing, painting, playing music is not a priorety when it's raining bombs....and I decieded to try fashion for a while, after all I loved it... well I guess my teacher in Lebanon was right, I became a journalist and a poet somehow, fashion is about expressing yourself, telling a story, a memory, expressing your "air du temps"only here you use no words, your hands shape a volume, your heart decides a coulor and your eyes guides you all the way to your dream."

Rita Saardi
xx
alice

9 comments:

Noemi Rochelle D said...

I love these words. My life has a lot of similarities...lovely! Its amaizing how your dreams find you...

Alice Saga said...

I can see why you love these words.....for one you do have the talent......second you and I with her I believe share the same sense of this world.

I think.
xx

i.d. said...

Life is funny like that! xx

Jack Daniel said...

So where do you live right now??

I would love to go back to Stockholm. It's a fantastic place!!!

I like the drawing. ;)

Alice Saga said...

me? I'm in Stockholm but very much on my way to London.

I am not in love with stockholm actually. Wish I had the same feeling as you Jack.
xx

Rita said...

Alice....
Fan tack alltsà....
I have this awful habbit of googling my name sometimes when I can't sleep, I don't know what I wish to find but it's quiet a contradiction in me cause I don't care for fame or anything but at the same time I really like it when people react to my work...
This is better then Vogue.com writing "we found a new swedish talent" ( it's what I secretly wish to find sometimes LOL I'm so naive...) but honestly this is better, and yes I belive that we share the same sense of this world, that's why I liked your blogg...

I must say that I was very touched to see this.... cause honestly my blogg is just a thing I do when I'm bored not like yours intresting and people actually reading it... I'm not expecting people to read mine even less to repeat what I'm saying...
Thank you, you just made me happy....
I'll be in Stockholm for christmas... we should try to fika maybe :)

Alice Saga said...

Dear Rita:

Me, Johan and Martina talked about you yesterday. Funnily, Johan have know about you for a couple of years. I think he saw you on Swedish tv? And went on and on about you and how you inspire him.

I think Vogue get you recognition that you sure Do deserve. I am sure More of that will come. People just need to be aware of you. It all needs to take its time.

Would Love to see you in Stockholm. I am going home to my hometown on the 22nd and will stay for a few days.

And also, your blog Is Very Much inspiring. Because You are an inspiration.

xx

Rita said...

would love to see you in Stockholm too, maybe after Christmas then... I'l be staying till the 8th of januari... I would like to know more about your work also...
Let's keep in touch we'll see...
Take care...

R :)

Alice Saga said...

Let's meet after christmas then. I'll be back in Stockholm around new years.

my work is here:

http://lindasagum.blogspot.com

take care you too and speak soon.
xx