Virginia Macari dreams big "My plan is to succeed in worldwide." Video22-05-2017
Virgina Macari family from left: Eoin Grogan, Mother Clara Coletti, Virginia Macari, her son Thor and husband Kaste Dahl Source: Annika Urm
i-marbella.com had changed to do an exclusive interview with Irish couture swimwear designer Virginia Macari on April 2017 in Marbella. "Labels are called Virginia Macari Beachwear Couture". It was unique opportunity to have lunch with her and Saeko Hamada in JAM Cucina Italiana in Puerto Banus.
Saeko Hamada organised Virginia Macari fashion show at 5 of May 2017 in Seagrill at Puente Romano Beach Resort and Spa. "The Paradise Collection" presentation by designer Virginia Macari Couture Swimwear.
Virginia Macari born in Dublin 03.01.1976 grew up in Ireland and went to school in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland. Virginia Macari, a fashion designer and television presenter and actress. She is born in Dublin to Italian parents. Her Mother and Fathers are Italian but with Irland Heart. "Irish are very Similar to Italians, friendly and kind. My family are from North Naples south of Rome. All is same, but Dublin is a bit colder. " told Virginia to i-marbella.
Virginia Macari studied Fashion Design in Dublin after high school she begun studies as a fashion designer (Virginia was 22-23 years old). With 3,5 years at The Grafton Academy Of Fashion, Design Virgina had the perfect base to make a career in Fashion industry. She got the degree of tailoring. She went practicum internship to Marc' O'Neill and John Rocha.
Virgina started to design evening dresses in Irland 1990's with next decade she became famous in Irland. Virginia has been a mainstay in the realm of glamorous and sophisticated fashion for twenty years. She has designed for some biggest celebrities in the world and has featured in British Vogue and many of the most prestigious publications in Ireland. She has having styled everyone from Miss World 2003 Rosanna Davison to top models Georgia Salpa Penna, Roxy Horner and Chloe Lloyd for the stage and red carpet.
Ireland was in 1980-90's for next 20 years mostly economic booming, the contents of which take a total of two keywords - the low corporate tax wich was 12.5% and real estate boom.
29 years old Virginia move to London for working and getting experiences. Virginia Macari was working three years at Chanel in London. Virginia job was dealing with Channel VIP clients.
1.What did you learn from Chanel?
I got a lot of high fashion knowledge about the market and finding myself! Chanel is my favourite brand. I also learnt how to grow the younger market. I gained very much self-confidence and motivation. The most inspiring for me was a history of Coco Channel. She was humble and passionate. It was giving me a lot of inspiration. I like all extraordinary, and passion enable stories.
Back in the Dublin 3 year later Virginia start to work at TV- Celebrities Saloon, Presenter, 3-5 years.
The TV show which made Virginia Macari famous was Dublin Housewives ( before Dublin Housewives) was an Irish reality television programme broadcast on TV3. (TV Series) in May 2012.
The series followed the days of five Housewives living near the city; Danielle Meagher, Jo Jordan, Lisa Murphy, Roz Flanagan and Virginia Macari, have introduced to fans to their lifestyles, families and homes. According to that series basis, they are "living the dream with handsome husbands, beautiful children, stylish homes and a fabulous wardrobe."
According to Virgina "When you make the reality show in Irland, this doesn't make you money, as this does in the UK. I made myself clear I need to get out something to myself from this reality show. I said to a producer, I will do it when I can come out with my beach wear. It was my opportunity to launch it in a TV show. I didn't want to get only 15 minutes fame after this you are zero again, I wanted to use it for my future work.
Virgina was certain she only do this if this worth it. 2012 I felt I find my niche. I wanted to make my swimwear line, and I decided to put my work into a reality show. So Virginia Macari is the smart business woman and she I launched her swimwear in this TV show Dublin Wives 2012.
She also has participated several TV series like:
- Podge and Rodge's Stickit Inn (2009) as Gina (TV Series),
-Step into the Celebrity Salon! (2010) TV Series
- Xposé (2007-2009) TV Series
Virginia Macari you got Award in Dublin 2011: "VIP Style Award for Most Stylish Woman on the Night 2011 in Dublin. Virginia was nominated for the most stylish woman Award in Dublin 2011 and won it.
Anywhere I go, there is always that bit of stress; you need to turn up always looking fabulous.
Socialite Virginia Macari met Dahl on holidays in Marbella in 2009, and the pair got engaged on May 28 of 2012 on a boat in New York Central Park and quickly became one of the Ireland's golden couples. The couple has a three-year-old son named Thor.
The swimwear designer Virginia Macari - now is living in Marbella - she was offered a role on the upmarket reality TV series Life in Marbs. Dublin Wives star Virginia Macari made her name on reality TV show but has turned down a chance to appear on Life on Marbs.
Virginia Macari Beachwear Couture is all about producing luxury, well-designed swimwear and beachwear that can take you from the beach to bar. Elegance is the essential component.
Virgina has travelled to possibly every beach club and pool paradise in the world, Virginia has a finely tuned sense of what women desire from their swimwear. Beautifully designed, including timeless style and cut to perfection, lifting and skimming exactly where you want pieces too. The use superior fabrics are designed and cut to suit every body type and also offer a variety of forms, fits, colours and prints.
An important part of the range is the luxurious fabric, feminine beach cover-ups, including long skirts and trousers. Some of Virginia Macari beach dresses can be teamed up with a slip and worn as a cocktail dress. It is all about the holiday lifestyle and women feel comfortable.
2. How do you know Marbella?
I came to Marbella already from a young age for a holiday.
I love Malaga it is full art, I love the city everywhere you look, you can always see something interesting.
3. Where did you get inspiration for first swimwear collection 2012?
I didn't want to go back to dresses I liked to do something else. It was in my mind already 2-3 years. It was all about travelling, beach clubs, all from a tropical adventure what came to my life.
4. Your forth The Paradise Collection Summer 2017 what inspired you in this one?
Later this have always the same if I walk in a park, and I see a leaf on the ground this can be my print or-or I walking in snow, or I am watching the sun is rising- this all about my environment.
2017 Swim Wear collection name is Paradise collection because it is all about sunrises, it is all about my travelling environment. Maybe I see something in a magazine, and I change it my way. Always design it is what I see or what I feel.
Every collection you have to create one year earlier (2017 I started to do 2016, now I do 2019), you get a fabric one year earlier, also look which way other designers goes. But I always still go my way.
Virginia Moto in fashion: I follow my heart and passion. And try to keep my fashion contemporary classic.
5. What kind of Fabric do you use for making Swimwear collection?
Fabric- silks, spandex, I am working with very work high-quality luxury fabric, flexible, comfortable. My price range is high end, and I want to them last, it is investment piece and luxury piece, it has made very well. It is lux straps.
6. Who are your clients?
My clients are all ages from 19 up to endless age range. All women need to feel beautiful, and I don't want to leave anybody out. We all deserve nice swimwears. That is one reason, I love to maintain my swimwear design classic. This year I have sizes XS, S, L, next year I also add XL.
7. Who are you celebrity clients?
Chloe Lloyd – Top Model
Rosie Mac – Actress
Rosanna Davidson – Miss World
Georgia Salpa Penna – Top Model
Vogue Williams – Top Model & TV Presenter
Lynn Hunter – Top Model
Roxy Horner - she was modelling for Virginia Macari's Beachwear Collection 2016 in Marbella. (same time was rumours that her boyfriend was Leonardo DiCaprio)
8. Where you get fabric and when you start next year collection?
I get from in Italy and all over the world. Fabric print gives me inspiration. In Future even next year I like to print my designed fabric print.
9. Where we can buy Virginia Macari 2017 collection in Marbella- El Morgan, Ocean Club, La Sala by the sea, Pop-up Shops, Don Carlos, Orange Beach Club, Ocean Club of course from my website www.virginiamacari.com
10. Who are you as a person?
I am an ordinary mum; I have three years old Thor, Living Marbella. I like to work. I like to be my boss. That is driving me on.
I can't go party at the weekend or just watch TV this time I am working or doing something useful to improve my business.
11. What are your plans for future?
So many stuff is going on, I will keep you up to date. I am just in a process with many things. Miami Swim fashion show and I will do on 22nd July 2017 in Stockholm. I have plans to do Accessories, beach bags, flops. I have done Four collections, but this year I also plan second collection Cruise collection. Little one but chick.
Virginia Macari dreams big "My plan is to succeed in worldwide."
12. How often do you go the beach in Marbella?
I go in Marbella beach every second day in summer and wearing my beachwear. Of course, I wear different ones, and I mix them a lot.
I am launching my new Website 1.05.2017 www.virginiamacari.com
“I’ve always wanted my line, and I’ve always loved the beach and swimwear,” she says. Virginia has quickly followed her dreams and hopped on to the fast track to making visions a reality.
1. VIDEO presenter HELENA OLAYA, co-interviewer Annika Urm (i-Marbella)
Virginia Macari Beachwear fashion show in Marbella 2017
00:08 Designer Virgina Macari, translating Jana Pulk
interviewer Las Tardes con Helena (esp, eng)
05:00 Saeko Hamada, Kenza E. Carlson interviewer Las Tardes con
09:18 Celebrities video, photocall
10:04 UK TOP Model Roxy Horner (eng) interviewer Annika Urm
11.35 Miss World 2003 Davison, Irish (eng) interviewer
Annika Urm (i-Marbella)
15:00 DJ and Model Vogue Williams, Irish (eng) interviewer Annika
16:05 La diseñadora Virgina Macari y General Director Mr Jorge Manzur interviewer Las Tardes con Helena (esp, eng)
17:04 Video from celebrities, overview from event and fashion show
Presented by Las Tardes con Helena
2. VIDEO Virginia Macari in JAM Puerto Banus | Saeko Hamada
By: Annika Urm
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