The Heroine’s Journey of Ilaria Barani

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Traveling and collaborating with talented people. I also really enjoy the freedom in organizing my day to day activities and deciding which project working on next ( be my own boss)

What is my idea of perfect happiness? As humans I don’t think perfection it’s something we will never eccept to obtain, therefore I don’t believe in perfect happiness. Personally I enjoy the small thinks in life like a lazy  day on the beach with my family in harmony .

What is my greatest fear? Things I can’t control for example ill health

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I can be very stubborn…

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Grace Coddington

What is my greatest extravagance? Shoes

On what occasion would I lie? A white lie when absolutely necessary 

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?  The uncertainty, but it’s also what it keeps me going been such a curios character

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? where I’m now, no pressure 

If I could, what would I change about myself?  My thighs…luckily I’m tall! 

What is my greatest achievement in work? Producing and publishing SOUP, an art/fashion magazine from scratch

Where would I most like to live? Where I live now, but even closer to the sea… let’s say with sea view!

What is my most treasured possession? My heart and my brain

What is my most marked characteristic? In my professional carriera it would probably be my versatility using my skills in different environmentsCombining my creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to create new projects, sometimes very diverse one to another

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? It has to be the Cinque Terre, where my family from my dad’s side originated from. They are 5 small fishing villages constructed on the rocks at the edge of the cliffright by the sea, an unesco world heritage site.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Locanda Lorena, a restaurant in the isola Palmaria that you reach only by boat..its in front of Portovenere…nice food stunning view, what more you can ask for?

What books influenced my life and how? I wouldn’t go as far as influencing my life but one of my favorite books it’s Perfume by the German writer Patrick Süskind. The novel explores the sense of smell and its relationship with the emotional meaning that scents may carry. It is a story of identity, communication and the morality of the human spirit.

Who are my favorite writers? Bukowski, Saviano, Süskind

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last dayIf I knew that it was my last day I would probably go clubbing with my mates, hopefully the DJ could save my life :

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Wonder Woman, obviously 

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My husband for putting up with me all this years

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a life time? The Matrix

What role plays art in my life? For me art it’s about individuality, but also creativity, and an expression of feelings. What a boring and dreary world we would live in without it!

 Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  My husband as my soulmate 

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017? Grace Coddington

Whom would I like to work with in 2017? As above

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?  2017 its all about my surroundings and nature. My next project is all about where I’m from, creating unforgettable experience for tourist that want to come to discover this stunning part of the world. From creative Photographic tours, to making food the original way, 2017 its the year of nature, sun and of course creativity!

Where can you see me or my work in 2017?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? You can survive just doing what you do, but you live doing what you love.When you work on something that you’re passionate about, you don’t perceive it as a job but as a hobby, and an hobby is what you most probably retire with.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? My friend Aicha Mckenzie, a powerful woman and mum.

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