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3:31 pm

STELLA ISHII, OWNER OF THE NEWS SHOWROOM AND DESIGNER OF 6397

26/06/2013, Industrie Questionnaire

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!

 

3:56 pm

INDUSTRIE RECOMMENDS: CAROL SONG

29/05/2013, Industrie Recommends

                 Carol Song, Head Buyer for Opening Ceremony

Hotel: Shoreditch House in East London

Website: Opening Ceremony (of course!)

Film: The Housemaid by Im Sang-Soo

Artist: Wolfgang Tillmans

Book: Susan Sontag’s Against Interpretation

Album: “Daydream” Mariah Carey or “Straight Out of Compton” NWA

Restaurant: Takashi in the West Village

Exhibition: Herald St.

11:04 am

VIVETTA PONTI, DESIGNER

22/05/2013, Industrie Questionnaire

 

Where are you right now?
I’m in Cesena to see our first samples from SS2014.

What is your current state of mind?
I am very happy about the samples!

Where do you feel most at home?
Home is where my cats are.

Why fashion?
Because it’s a wearable art.

What’s the best advice you¹ve ever been given?
I have had great advice from my parents, but I have to say thanks to Romeo (Romeo’s showroom owner) who I met two years ago in Paris, he gives me very important advice about Vivetta, and how to make my company grow.

What was the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
Oh I have taken lot of risks in my life. I’ve had a wild life…

What is your perfect idea of happiness?
My perfect idea of happiness is to feel satisfied about my work. I like the simple pleasure of being at home, having time to relax and to do what I like.

When and where were you happiest?
I’m happy right now, but if I had to pick a time in the past I would say I had my happiest moments in Florence a few years ago, it’s such a beautiful and peaceful city.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I would like to learn to balance myself. I am very black or white about things, and I live by extremes – it’s all or nothing. 

What is your greatest fear?
Death. I can’t think about it.

Which living person do you most admire?
I admire many people, but all for different things.

What is your greatest extravagance?
I have a few.

What was the last thing you bought?
I bought two lamps. I love interiors and it inspires every collection of mine.

What is your most treasured possession?
A pair of Etruscan earrings my father gave to me.

What would you like to be reincarnated as?
I would like to be reincarnated as a cat. I found a cat portrait in NY in a flea market which I love, then I started to collect animal paintings.

If I wasn’t doing this job, I would have liked to be…
A painter.

What are you reading right now?
“How to become a mother,” I’m currently pregnant.

What was the last film you watched?
“The boyfriend” it’s a musical by Ken Russel, I loved it.

What makes you laugh?
Many things.

What makes you cry?
Violence towards animals or abandoned animals.

Do you have a mentor or inspirational figure that has guided or influenced you?
No, I am my own person.

What was the last thing you read?
“It Chooses You” by Miranda July.

What’s on your iPod?
I have lots…Daniel Jhonston, Conan Mocassin, Tame Impala, Velvet Underground, The Smiths, Nancy Sinatra, The Ronnettes, Feance Gall, Serge Gainsburg and many others.

What sites do you visit everyday?
I like to come across sites that help me find vintage treasures.

Which question do you most dread being asked?
Who is the Vivetta woman? That is the kind of question I hate.

If you could add one question to this what would it be?
What do you like to eat right now? A Cornetto Algida!

 

2:27 pm

SNAPSHOTS

16/05/2013, New York, Snapshots

Model Karlie Kloss and blogger and editor Elin Kling at the Frame denim “Forever Karlie” launch in NYC.

9:30 am

H&M THE NEW ICONS SPRING 2013

17/04/2013, Uncategorized

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