Stella Ishi by Nick Solares


Where are you right now?

At home in NYC

What is your current state of mind?

A little bit jetlagged- I just returned from Japan

Where do you feel most at home?’

At home

Why fashion?

Don’t know, often ask myself that too - just fell into it, one thing lead to another …

What’s the best advice you¹ve ever been given?

There are so many and no bests

What was the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

In hindsight there are so many and you take risks all the time when taking decisions. They don’t feel like risks at that time but something you just have to do. Launching our own line 6397 is the most recent

What is your perfect idea of happiness? When and where were you happiest?

Don’t know about a perfect happiness, there’s really no perfect anything and that’s a relief, no?  I don’t really think about that too much.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

Everyone wants to be the best version of themselves. You change what you can but at some point you just have to accept who you are and work with what comes naturally.

What is your greatest fear?

So many - darkness, grey hairs and aging, snakes, spiders, violence, earthquakes …..

Which living person do you most admire?

I don’t know, so many

What is your greatest extravagance?

That I’ve managed to live within walking distance to my office

What was the last thing you bought?

Lucky cats snow dome and an Undercover t-shirt

What is your most treasured possession?

I don’t have any one thing

What would you like to be reincarnated as?

I don’t know yet.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Meeting my partner in life, my husband

What are you reading right now?

Detroit by Charlie LeDuff

What as the last film you watched?

On the flight coming back from Japan - Tokyo Story.

What makes you laugh?

My staff – we laugh together all the time.

What makes you cry?

My 14 year old nephew Aly - he’s pure, confused, beautiful and bad

Do you have a mentor or inspirational figure that has guided or influenced you?

Not really,  my own instincts that surely have everything to do with my parents

What was the last thing you read?

G-Dog and the Homeboys

Which question do you most dread being asked?

Don’t know but I’ll know when I hear it

If you could add one question to this what would it be?

There’s so many questions already!