The Heroine’s Journey of Ilenia Sara

What is the best thing I love about my work?

The freedom to realize my ideas and through clothes can spread a message of harmony and respect for nature.

La libertà di poter realizzare le mie idee ed attraverso gli abiti poter diffondere un messaggio di armonia e rispetto della natura.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

Enjoy beauty without the desire to own it.

Godere della bellezza senza il desiderio di possederla.

What is my greater fear?

Do not be economically independent.

Non essere economicamente indipendente.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Shyness and not knowing foreign languages.

La timidezza ed il non conoscere le lingue straniere.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

My master tailor Giampaolo Gabba because he taught me the trade without hiding secrets.

Il mio maestro di sartoria Giampaolo Gabba perché mi ha insegnato il mestiere senza nascondere i segreti.

What is my greatest extravagance?

Stop university studies for a few exams from graduation to study tailoring.

Interrompere l’università a pochi esami dalla laurea per studiare sartoria.

On what occasion would I lie?

To save my life or the life of those I love.

Per salvare la mia vita o la vita di chi amo.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

It is a devalued and underpaid job.

E’ un lavoro svalutato e sottopagato.

When and where was I the happiest in my work?

In my first fashion show, in 2009 I drew and realized 10 dresses in 2 weeks.

Nella mia prima sfilata ,nel 2009 disegnai e realizzai 10 abiti in 2 settimane.

If I could ,what would I change about myself?

I would like to be sporty and have an athletic body, but I’m lazy!

Vorrei essere sportiva e avere un fisico atletico, invece sono pigra!

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Have a great tailor’s workshop with employees and a nursery at disposal for them. I like pretty to teach and I hope to open a tailor school.

Avere una grande sartoria con dipendenti e un asilo nido a loro disposizione. Mi piace molto insegnare e spero di aprire una scuola di sartoria.

Where would I most like to live?

In any place I could express myself .. but even a house facing the sea would not be bad!

In qualsiasi posto potrei esprimere me stessa.. ma anche una casa di fronte al mare non sarebbe male!

What is my most treasured possession?

Love in all its nuances.

L’amore in tutte le sue sfumature.

What is is my most marked characteristic?

The empathy that gives me so much, but also takes away so much energy.

L’empatia che mi dà tanto, ma mi toglie anche tanta energia.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink in my city?

Caffè culturale Domenica Fiaba”

What books influenced my life and how?

An Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum because it taught me to find happiness and hope in any situation and to believe in goodness .

“Chiari del bosco” of Maria Zambrano because it opened my mind by analyzing words without their common concept .

Il diario di Etty Hillesum” perché mi ha insegnato a trovare la felicità e la speranza in qualsiasi situazione ed a credere nel bene.

“Chiari del bosco” di Maria Zambrano perché mi ha aperto la mente analizzando le parole senza il loro concetto comune.

Who are my favourite writers?

Lev Tolstoj e Emily Dickinson, João Guimarães Rosa, Grazia Deledda and Italo Calvino.

You only die once. What music would I listen on my last day?

The Köln Concert of Keith Jarrett.

Well-tempered Clavier perfomed by Glenn Gould.

Chopin Nocturnes perfomed by Martha Argerich.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Aibileen Clark, one of the protagonists of the movie “The Help”. Every parent should repeat her words to own children and have her courage.

Aibileen Clark, una delle protagoniste del film “The Help”. Ogni genitore dovrebbe ripetere ai propri figli le sue parole ed avere il suo coraggio.

Which movie would I recommend to see in a lifetime?

Intouchables” because it is a very great life lessons for everybody.

“Quasi amici” perché è una grande lezione di vita per tutti.

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art is my Muse. The painting colors or a melody become quickly dress in my mind.

L’arte è la mia musa ispiratrice. I colori di un quadro o una melodia diventano rapidamente abiti nella mia mente.

Who is my greatest fan,sponsor,partner in crime?

My partner Samuele who gave me my first sewing machine in 2002.My family and my friends who support me.

Il mio compagno Samuele che mi ha regalato la mia prima macchina da cucire nel 2002. La mia famiglia e gli amici che mi sostengono.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

With Antonio Marras..(It’s a dream I know!)

Con Antonio Marras..(è un sogno lo so!)

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019?

Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative Director of Maison Dior(I’m still dreaming..)

Maria Grazia Chiuri, direttrice creativa della maison Dior (sto ancora sognando..)

What project, in 2019,am I looking forward to work on?

A capsule collection of clothes and accessories made of natural fabrics dyed with Sardinian herbs.

Una collezione di abiti ed accessori realizzati in tessuti tinti con le erbe sarde.

Where you can see me or my work?

In my atelier and in the web http://www.sartoriagabba.it

Nel mio atelier ed in internet nel sito http://www.sartoriagabba.it

What do the words “passion never retires” mean to me?

They give me so much courage and I want to commit myself even more

Mi danno tanto coraggio e voglia di impegnarmi ancora di più

Which creative Hero should Peter invite to tell their story?

Emilio Ortu Lieto for his great wisdom. I recommend my friend Stefania Lai,she is a painter and master of glass.She is very original and susceptib

Emilo Ortu Lieto per la sua grande sapienza.

How can you contact me?

In my account Facebook and Instagram Ilenia Sara

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