The Heroine´s Journey of Adriana Delfino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Amo I gesti , I suoni, gli odori e le parole che compongono il mio mestiere. Amo le infinite possibilità che posso mettere in atto. I love gestures, sounds, smells and words that make my profession. I love the infinite possibilities that I can put in place.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Quell’attimo in cui non trovi alcun motive per essere felice, eppure senti di essere perfettamente allineato con il cosmo e la tua anima. La felicità è un non-senso. That moment when you do not see any motive to be happy, and yet you feel you are perfectly aligned with the universe and your soul. Happiness is a non-sense.

What is my greatest fear? La malattia. Illness.

What is the trait that I must deplore in myself? La pigrizia. Laziness.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Ammiro le persone che non si vendono in cambio del successo. Quelli che vanno dritti per la loro strada, costi quel che costi. Ammiro chi lavora con senso etico e passione. I admire people who do not change their soul with the success. Those who go straight on their way, whatever the cost. I admire those who work with ethics and passion.

What is my greatest extravagance? In un settore come la moda, dove essere stravaganti sembra essere la norma e il “must have”, io cerco di essere semplicemente quella che sono. Può essere stravagante la normalità? Forse si. In an industry like fashion, where being extravagant seems to be the norm and the “must have”, I try to be just who I am. Can normality be extravagant? Maybe yes.

On what occasion would I lie? Potrei mentire per evitare un dolore a qualcuno. Però non sono sicura che sarebbe comunque una buona idea. I could lie to avoid a pain to someone. But I’m not sure that it would be a good idea anyway.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Il fashion system. La gente che va alle sfilate e la maggiorparte degli articoli di moda sulle riviste. Fashion system. People going to the shows and a lot of the fashion magazine articles.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Non ho un ricordo preciso. Credo sia quando ho cominciato a immaginare che sarebbe diventata la mia professione. I do not have a clear memory. I think it was when I began to imagine that it would become my profession.

If I could, what would I change about myself? La mia pigrizia, naturalmenteMy laziness, of course.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Credo che la mia più grande realizzazione sia il lavoro stesso: essere riuscita a trasformare un sogno in qualcosa di reale e quotidiano. I think my greatest achievement is my profession itself: to be able to turn a dream into something real and everyday.

Where would I most like to live? Attualmente forse in Australia. Ma non potrei comunque vivere in un luogo in cui non ci sia la mia famiglia. Actually perhaps in Australia. But I couldn’t, however, live in a place where there isn’t my family.

What is my most treasured possession? La mia famiglia. My family.

What is my most marked characteristic? Credo un certo equilibrio fra istinto e ragione.            I think a balance between instinct and reason. 

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Il Castello di Rivoli, Museo di Arte Contemporanea. The Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? A casa di amici. At friend’s home.

What books influenced my life and how?  “Le città invisibili” di Italo Calvino, per l’immaginazione e la bellezza infinita delle parole.  “Memorie di Adriano” di Marguerite Yourcenair, per la lucidità e la grandezza di un personaggio storico di cui mi sono innamorata.  “L’isola di Arturo” di Elsa Morante, per i profumi e l’essenza di un luogo e personaggi indimenticabili. “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino, for the imagination and the infinite beauty of words. “Adriano’s memories” by Marguerite Yourcenair, for the clarity and grandeur of a historical figure of which I fell in love. “Arturo’s Island” by Elsa Morante, for scents and the essence of a place and unforgettable characters.

Who are my favorite writers? Italo Calvino, Marguerite Yourcenar, Simone de Beauvoir, Amos Oz, Anna Maria Ortese.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “Lascia ch’io pianga mia cruda sorte”,un’aria dell’opera di Fredrich Haendel “Rinaldo”. “Lascia ch’io pianga mia cruda sorte” from the opera “Rinaldo” of Fredrich Haendel.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Pippi Långstrump of Astrid Lindgren.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Cate Blanchett, David Bowie.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “Mulholland Drive” of David Lynch.

What role plays art in my life and work? Un ruolo fondamentale. Non potrei lavorare e nemmeno vivere senza. A key role. I could not work and even live without.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Mio marito. My husband.

Whom would I like to work with in 2017? Con un collega che stimo molto. With a colleague whom I respect a lot.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017? Persone sincere e con le idee chiare. Genuine people and with clear ideas.

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? Spero di avviare la collaborazione con un collega e di sperimentare un nuovo canale per la critica di moda. I hope to start the collaboration with a colleague and to experience a new channel for the fashion critics

Where can you see me or my work in 2017? Sicuramente on line e poi in più luoghi possibili. Sure on line and than everywhere (I hope).

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Significa che la passione non ha età e il tempo può servire a indirizzarla meglio, ma non a spegnerla. It means that passion has no age and time can serve to direct it better, but not to turn it off.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Benedetta Bruzziches.

How can you contact me?

www.adrianadelfino.com  www.againstfashion.com  info@adrianadelfino.com  

https://www.facebook.com/

https://www.instagram.com/adriana.delfino/

Here the link to two videos about my fashion works:

https://vimeo.com/138094156

https://vimeo.com/138077882

Message of the founder of The Heroine’s Journey Project Peter de Kuster

When you want to support The Heroine’s Journey project buy here one of my books about The Heroine’s Journey.   

You can buy Peter’s Books here 

 

 

 

 

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