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 High fashion meets sporty chic, with a touch of rock, in a personal style blog by an original water- loving child, Rea Papathanasiou.

High fashion meets sporty chic, with a touch of rock, in a personal style blog by an original water- loving child, Rea Papathanasiou.

Right after I finished school, at the age of 18, I moved to Worthing, a small town close to Brighton in England, to study fashion. Long story short, after completing the 1st year, I moved back home to finish my studies in fashion design and styling. During my studies, I used to research the internet for fashion inspiration and of course I pumped into fashion blogs. Fashion blogging wasn’t that famous at the moment and, to tell you the truth, I had no idea they existed, so I thought: "That’s interesting! Why not try something similar myself?" It could be a great place to save my inspiration and exchange ideas and images with people with the same interests as me. So I decided to create my own inspirational page, something like a moodpage, which later on was enriched with outfit posts and ended up into a personal style blog. And this is when “Surf Addict Fashionista” was born, taking its name from my biggest loves, surf and fashion.

I’m not a big city girl, I need sea, sun, waves and palm trees in order to be happy!

Something that not many people know is that the blog used to have a completely different name. By the time I started posting personal outfits, I realized it needed something different, something unique so it would stand out. I was basically a windsurf athlete, surfing every now and then, but windsurf was such a big word and surf was just fitting perfectly. I also thought that it would be a good idea my blog to be a reflection of my life and my personal style.