Which of your silk pieces could you not live without?
The DREE dress in every colour (see below), the MAN REPELLER jumpsuit in navy and my red INES jumpsuit.
How do you balance all your different babies – Leo, MARINA London and The Basics Store?
Leo, my son, is always number one, but it really isn't easy doing all three. The most difficult thing being answering emails - it is almost impossible most days! I wouldn't be able to do it at all without my incredibly dedicated and hardworking studio manager, Ellen and my family.
Describe a day in the life of Marina
Currently, I wake up at about 6 or 7am, and get Leo and myself ready for the day. I love breakfast, so I go big on that. My amazing mum is over from Bulgaria to help me during the day, when I have to work at The Basics Store. My mother-in-law is also a great support - she comes and spends time with him too. To me, it's important to have family around Leo as much as possible, so that he gets close to them as opposed to a nanny.
We open at 10am and there is always something to do. If I have meetings, I love to invite people over and have them in store, as it's such a nice atmosphere. I try to do some social media when possible. I am always on the hunt for new brands that I screengrab and earmark to get in touch with in the future. I'm replenishing stock, putting on prices and making sure the shop is always looking as neat as possible.
We close at 7pm, when I drive home for dinner with my windows down, listening to music in my car. We put Leo to bed and then I try to answer emails during the only quiet time in my day. I go to bed way too late and then the day starts again.