Who are you and what do you do?
“I’m Maria, 25. I’m a fashion ﬁlm-maker together with my boyfriend, Marco.”
What does being an It girl entail and how does it affect your approach to fashion?
“I’m only an It girl on paper! I’m actually really dorky and most of the time super-shy, too. ‘Doing’ fashion stuff comes naturally and I love it, but what’s around it… it’s tricky.”
What do you actually choose to wear in real life? How would you describe your “style”?
“I don’t really try to have a ‘style’ – I just play dress-up, like a kid. The only thing is that I can’t stand discomfort, so I’m putting a veto on troublesome high heels, bare legs in winter and all of those uncomfortable fashion things, even though I might love the look.”
What would you say is your most noticeable quality? What bothers you about others?
“I don’t judge. I never thought about it, but then a friend brought it up and I think it’s a nice thing to be nonjudgmental. Vice versa, I’m lost in space most of the time – it’s annoying, but I can’t help it – apart from when it comes to my job, when I become an obsessive- compulsive psycho.”
Photography by Lorenzo Dalbosco
Stylist: Silvia Bergomi
Talent: Maria Host-Ivessich
In collaboration with: Thecorner.com