ABOUT US

Eternal-optimist.com is the ultimate in creative collaborations, showcasing a dynamic and diverse array of ideas and talent. It delivers a fast and reliable fashionable fix to the information-hungry online user, attracting unique visitors from all over the world.

The site, its team consisted of the artists/talents represented and promoted by The Jaunties creative agency as well as the international contributors are dedicated to communicating information in a thought-provoking, stimulating, engaging way. The site is split into seven key sections: Fashion, Art, Culture, Design, Portraits, Society and Beauty. Meanwhile it presents and promotes features from the portfolios of The Jaunties partners who are based in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.

Featuring not only fashion but also art, contemporary design, luxury brands, photography, top celebrities, icons and inspiring individuals, we focus on valuable lessons to be learned, spread, and rise above all. A new era where fashion, art/design and photography join forces and form a multi-cultural experience. Sparking and inspiring projects are the avant-gardists thriving change.

 We pride ourselves in the originality of our content, which features not only fashion, but also art, illustration, conceptual photography, top celebrities, iconic photographers and the legendary faces who make our creative world so exceptional. We generate ideas; we support new collaborations using the principles of open innovation, delivering groundbreaking projects, giving access to extraordinary energies: our collective imagination is the purest representation of human inquiry.

Minas

MINAS MINATSIS (Co-Editor in Chief) studied Law at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. Continued with an MBA in Business and Management. He has been collaborating with various Greek magazines since 2005. Eternal Optimist blog was first created in November 2009 after Minas saw Samuel Beckett's Happy days theatrical show in Athens. Part of the various projects and fashion events that he has hosted as the eternal optimist editor are video projects/fashion films with Greek fashion designers such as Orsalia Parthenis, Yiorgos Eleftheriades, Tassos Sofroniou, Stelios Koudounaris, Sotiris Georgiou and many more. Part of those film projects were showcased at the Athens Fashion Week of March 2011 and atb the Wrong Weather Gallery of Porto, Portugal as part of the fashion film exhibition entitled F/A1, curated by London-based Konstantinos Menelaou. Minas hates anything retro and vintage. He spends most of his time directing and planning the management and productions services of the creative agency The Jaunties.

ABOUT US
ASPASIA KOUMLI (Co-Editor in Chief) has lived and worked in four continents, and nothing feels more like home as aesthetics, beauty, and art do usually in the form of stories. She lives her stories, breathes with beauty and writes for harmony and aesthetics. As a journalist and travel writer, but also as an Editor at eternal-optimist.com her work is always human-centric; her Jungian obsession on life is depicted in her writing where creativity, healing and mastering of one's Self come together. Her rather deep desire of social change is also portrayed in her approach when undertaking and/or presenting projects.  Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself - Rumi. 

 

Contribute

We accept submissions for online exclusive features. So please feel free to e-mail us with ideas and samples of your work. Furthermore we are also always on the lookout for new and regular contributors, including photographers, stylists, writers, illustrators and graphic designers.

When submitting photo shoots, please send a full selection of photographs and a credit list for all clothing/accessories used. ­If submitting a concept, please include text as well as visuals to explain your ideas and suggestions for potential models. Writers need to include samples of articles (published or unpublished), in particular interviews and in-depth features, with a brief pitch for three story ideas. 

E-mail Submissions:

Creatives - join our network at The Jaunties by submitting your websites/portfolios. We are open to new talents from all continents.

Graphic Designers and Illustrators we would love to see samples of your work. Please either send us low-res images or a link to your work.

Writers please send any articles directly or alternatively send your ideas and examples of previous work.