You in five words...
Unrestricted, symmetrical, windy, dark, sexy
Your work in five words…
Your brilliant quality...
The element of surprise…
Your main fault
I always give too much
Five places you love most in the world
Spinning Caves on Oahu. Volcano on Hawaii. My balcony in New York City. A walk through Burano. A cute cafe surrounded with friends and a nice glass of wine
A deep-rich saturated black
This depends on the weather and the place, at home in Hawaii its Poke, in New York City summer is a Lobster Roll, in Italy a Spritz!
Where would you live if you are not living where you are now
Hawaii for sure
Five fundamental books
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Book of Stones, The World of MC Escher, The Geometry of Art and Life, The Dictionary of Fashion…
Five songs that you always listen
I listen to playlists from friends of mine, 716 from Paris, Good Peoples from NYC, but I am a sucker for a good podcast, WTF is a favorite and TED of course.
Five artists / works that have marked yourself
MC Escher, Egon Schiele, Robert Wilson, Pina Bausch, Cathryn Lau (my mother is an artist!)
Five fundamental fashion designer / fashion brands that you must have in your closet
I love unknown brands, new favorites are WINKLER from Berlin, they know how to be sexy in the cold there, her coats are insane; Matter Matters she is from Hong-Kong sold at Colette in Paris marvelously colored structured but soft handbags and little leather things; Jovana Markovic - I think she is from Poland - her structure pieces have a rawness to them that reminds me of 1995 fashion; Rick Lee is a Milan based designer who’s patterns are so multi-layered they make you feel more interesting just by wearing them. Lastly, Michelle Lowe-Holder, her crazy techniques in leather are so London but really great.
The garment and design object which you would not live without
A body chain of course! Solid gold with diamonds…
What's on your desk right now
Three sketchbooks, a ton of rings, some gemstones, two computer screens, detox tea and green juice!
The image of your desktop
Nothing, just blackness
What do you hear-listen when you answer these questions
The beautiful natural sounds of New York City
Night or day
Are you superstitious
Vulnerability, total peace and a place of near meditation
Tell me a secret
How about I keep it and whisper in your ear the next time we are together…
Tell me a lie
My name is not actually bliss…
A dream come true and one that you would like to accomplish
A total transformation of style to a world where women wear jewelry as clothing…