By veronique | May 3, 2012
TAGGED AS Brazil, France, Handbags, Interview, Italian, Jewelry, Lego, Les Petits Joueurs, Maria Sole Cecchi
I caught up with Italian born Mariasole Cecchi about her playful lego and leather handbags and jewelry creations. Cecchi shares with us a little about what inspires her in life…
What do you do and how did you end up doing it? I created a leather accessories and jewelry line with the use and inspiration of the famous Lego brick. My brand name is LES PETITS JOUEURS. I started doing this as I felt a need to be different and bring color into a brand and with a desire to create something different to what is out there. At the time I was living in Paris, and it was there that I felt the need of taking fashion rules a little less seriously.
What are you working on at the moment? On a bikini capsule collection in collaboration with the man who invented the beachwear fashion brand in Brazil, called Rosa Cha – his name is Amir Slama. All the pieces I have designed have lego details on them, of course.
Who are your favorite artists/designers at the moment? Pascale Mussard, my boyfriend’s mother, who is an incredible artist. She is capable of mixing art with fashion, she is also the art director of the brand PETIT h. And Brazilian/French painter Isabelle Tuchband. She fashinates me with all her painting which are full of colors and spread positivity everywhere.
What makes you laugh? From a positive perspective when people do not take themselves too seriously. In the negative, the opposite.
What 3 things would you take with you to a deserted island? Olive oil, a batteried tv and a comfortable bed. I love to be comfortable and eat well.
Perfect holiday destination? Any place in the world I have not visited yet! I love to explore new places and it is what I try to do each time I go on holiday.
What’s your favorite Paris hangout? During the day the Palais Royal area, during the night I like to walk around the 8th, there are so many cool bars and clubs in that neighborhood.
What annoys you? People with no personal interest or passion in their lives.
What inspires you? Experiences. People and their fascinating life stories.
Miracle beauty must have? ALL Caudalie beauty products.
What are your current obsessions? Maison Micheal headpiece, nailpolish stickers, pied de poule print.
You can wear 3 designers for the rest of your life. Who are they? Dolce & Gabbana, JC de Castelbajac and Alaia.
Last fashion disaster? A beautiful pair of shoes i bought in 36 and i am a 38. I hate when i do that.
What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you? Moving to Brazil.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A leopard. Just to have the same fur as he has. So beautiful.
What’s on your bedside table? My cell phone, water and family photographs.
[Portrait of Mariasole Cecchi by Elisabetta Riccio]