The Heroine’s Journey of Alba Manero Nunez

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Well, I think I love the most the creative process part and that arty vibe surrounding every little space and people working there.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? That’s a really though question… I guess Im still trying to find what is happiness, but I think what happiness to me is a mixture of having great friends & family, a satisfactory job that motivates you,having really healthy relationships (love ones or another kind) and the most important: love yourself with all your strengths & defects, try to know yourself as best you can,accept you as a human being but also try to improve those things you want to change or dislike about you.

What is my greatest fear? I am formed in Art (Design & Art Management) so my principal fear about my laboral future is to have any possibility on work in that area and not ending having a precarious job as most of the artistic involved are…

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? hmmm I have so many defects! haha… but I think the one I dislike the most is my procrastination propensity in some occasions and the easy I get mad sometimes. Im also a hypersensitive person and its not cool going through a lot of different emotions just in a day (or an hour) haha.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire a lot of not famous women in my profession, powerful& strong ones, passionates about their work & also most of then very active moms. They are like my super heroines goals.

What is my greatest extravagance? Although Im not a really outrageous person on the outside (appearance) I could be really eccentric sometimes in the inside…:P I love weird stuffs &bizarre old asian films for example, and I collect a lot of vintage things (lingerie from the 50’s for example).

On what occasion would I lie? Just when they are little white lies. But in that case, I just prefer to omit information instead of lying, i’m a really bad bad bad liar btw…hahaha.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? People surrounding the arty and design movement LOL. Crazy bitches are everywhere (men&women) hahah…. but, taking it seriously, there’s like a cliché evolving all that arty professions of that superficial and mean people that actually happens in real life and that’s the part I dislike the most.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? mmm everytime i’m doing the research part looking for references, or also being part of the creative process (designing,creating,painting…)

If I could, what would I change about myself? Im a little procastrinating person sometimes, and I would definitely change that if I could (btw Im working on it..) I would also change sometimes my passionate behavior too haha.

What is my greatest achievement in work? I think im a passionate worker and I could transmit that when Im working to my job partners,they usually love that about me and that’s my best achievement in work I think. Im not so into material things or achievements…

Where would I most like to live? I love Paris (not parisians :P) where I’ve been lot of times,but Im not yet prepared for parisian’s people behavior….hahaha (joke) But it would be nice work there maybe in a Montmartre art gallery…oh lá la

What is my most treasured possession? sounds cheesy…but my family is 🙂 (and my beloved 11 year older persian cat called Bimba )

What is my most marked characteristic? Im a creative and funny person, a bit crazy sometimes, but also down on earth when its necessary. But the most remarkable thing its that im mostly wild who doesn’t cares so much about other people thought about me or my way of living.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I currently live in Madrid (Spain) and I find inspiration walking through the artistic hoods , visiting art galleries, or just going to a park to sketch something ,I also love the subway because Im a natural voyeur who loves to imagine people’s personalities just by their body language or appearance.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Im from Burgos although I live in Madrid, so Im gonna advice you some of my fav hometown restaurants : La Jamada, Los herreros, Rimbombín, café Gaona….and anyone who makes good morcilla or tortilla! 😛

What books influenced my life and how? thought question…. The little prince influenced me when I was a child,it helped to developed my imagination, and also The Witches by Roald Dahl, it helped me to encouraged my fears. I discovered Hemingway when I was a teen and I loved so much his way of narrative. I loved too Les fleurs du mal from Baudelaire (on my gothic teen years :P) and some Lovecraft short stories. I think Murakami’s books also influenced me on my 20’s and makes me going mad about japanese culture.

Who are my favorite writers? I love since I was a child writers like Roald Dahl,or Saint-Exupery, but also “adult “ writers like Irene Nemirovsky,Hemingway , Baricco ,Houellebecq, Lorca and Machado.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Maybe a french classic one like Françoise Hardy or Gainsbourg…I’m a romantic 😛

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I don’t have any fictional heroes or heroines but too many real ones. My mum for example: a smart,powerful and active woman who fights for what she wants.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? whoa…that’s a lot of responsibility because I love so many films and its hard for me to only choose one,but maybe I could say any Nouvelle Vague one with all that delirious but deep dialogues between characters and those sublime aesthetics.

What role plays art in my life and work? definitely a huge role. I’m always surrounded by art,one way or another. And that’s what makes me alive! 🙂

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My first fan since I was a child and painted oils on canvas was my grandfather. He always supported my art devotion and encouraged me to make an art career.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? They say dream is free so here I go….I would get mad if I could collaborate maybe with Iris Van Herpen, my favorite designer ever.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019? Im not an icon-lover person. I just want to meet anyone with good vibes,kind &passionate about his work. Sometimes that 3 things are hard to find in just one person 😛

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? I have a few projects on mind this year, and I would try to get every single one just step by step. I’m doing a master on Art Management so I dream about finish it well and also do some more freelance projects or collaborations as designer.

Where can you see me or my work? You can see my work as designer at my personal Ig profile as: @alba_manero, and I also have once a cool web site as http://www.albamanero.com but its actually on construction (yep,that’s one of my goals for 2019 too :P)

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? As spanish i’m a passionate woman, I put passion in everything surrounding me ( relationships,feelings,work) and I hope that passion never ends although I get older &older &older…

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? mmm there’s a lot of creative women that must be interviewed by him but I can’t choose…my list would be soon long.

How can you contact me?
You can contact me thought my personal ig account: @miss_manero
or my professional as designer one : @alba_manero 🙂 merci!

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