Girls we love is a collection of stories about a wild bunch of super women (girls we, obviously, fell in love): from the dearest friends to successful coworkers, students and mentors, influencers and followers. Stories of conscious women we appreciate for being inspired and inspiring every single day.
SAY HI TO GIULIA RUZZENENTI
TELL US ABOUT YOU… AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND CHILDHOOD
I’m Giulia a (almost) 35 years old interior designer and a ceramic lover and maker.
I had a peaceful childhood in a small country village near Mantua, I’m a only child loving staying with people, discovering and learning. That’s why I moved to Milan at 19 years old. I think about myself as a wondering and curious person, always looking for places to go and new activities to do.
I’m six months pregnant, at the beginning of 2020 our life will change definitely with her, our brand-new adventure.
WHAT IS YOUR JOB?
I’m a freelance architect specialized in interior design and temporary installation. At the beginning of 2019, Marina and I decided to open our own design studio based in Milan, Studio Dune.
The aim is to work in a place where we share values and visions, where we can follow the projects and production process in detail, taking care of relationship and giving attention to clients and collaborators. Humanity is the basis.
At the same time, I'm a ceramist beginner, after 3 years of attending pottery wheel courses in Copenhagen and Milan. Together with friends, we founded Langsam studio. We decided not to ask a professional ceramist to realize our ideas, we try to learn slowly (that’s what the german Lagsam words means) using small imperfections as distinctive signs. Results are unique pieces that we won't reproduce.
We have an on-line Instagram profile, the studio will, hopefully, arrive soon.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT CRAFTSMANSHIP?
We like things that have a personality. Not common and repetitive. Objects should have a history and craftsmanship gives attention to the production process and quality to the result. Even if it can be slower, more expensive or if it doesn’t have the cold perfection of some industrial object, there’s a mind and passion behind every creation.
ARE YOU ADDICTED TO SOMETHING?
To many things but most of all: ceramics, travelling, eating good and people I like.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BREAKFAST?
Scrambled or benedict eggs. I always loved salty breakfast but since I’m pregnant I also like a good and sweet carrot cake.
YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN TOWN TO ESCAPE FROM THE CITY LIFE?
Museums. When I need to calm down and to relax my favorite places are museums with their cafeteria: Villa Necchi, Pinacoteca di Brera with its Orto Botanico, Pac or Fondazione Prada.
WHAT DOES HOME MEAN TO YOU?
Home is not a geographic specific place, it’s a comfort and warm feeling. I sometimes feel home in big and faraway city or in a small village near the seaside. Natural elements or dynamic environment usually give me that feeling, of being in the right place where I’d like to stay.
WHAT IS YOUR DAY-TO-DAY GO OUTFIT?
My day-to-day go outfit is a comfortable wear with some particular accent or an unexpected touch. For this reason, I almost never wear high heels, tight skirts or strict shirts while I love long dresses, soft sweaters, quality coats, elegant trousers or vintage jeans.
HOW DO YOU FEEL WEARING SV WHILE EXPECTING?
Proud. Since I do not have to find any compromise, I can be comfortable and, at the same time well-dressed. During these months it’s quite tricky, since all your preferred dresses do not fit you and the collections thought for pregnant women are usually not so well designed.
Sartoria Vico lets you dress as you like, without thinking that your shape is not your usual shape.
It’s not something you buy because you are pregnant, you will wear it over times.
LET’S BREAK DOWN A MYTH ABOUT KNITWEAR
Some people think that knitwear can’t be elegant. They consider only sweaters and pullovers and think that the possibilities are limited. They won’t imagine a nice long dress or soft pants in knitwear. I believe in sincere materials (same in architecture, always real wood or stone instead of something imitating). Clothing made of synthetic materials could sometimes appear elegant, but they are not.
A 100% cotton, wool or angora clothing is much nicer to wear and to feel.
photo by @sylviatofany