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 SARA GOLDSCHMIED
TELL US YOUR STORY: WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD AND YOUR LIFE AS A GROWN-UP?
I grew up in Asolo a little borgo in Veneto, where my parents worked as fashion designers. At 8 I moved with my mother to Milano in an incredible historical house called la casa degli Atellani. At 18 I went to Rome to study sociology and lived there till 2012 when I moved back to Milano with my husband Cristiano and my daughter Greta. I met my love in a little island in the north of Sicily, Filicudi where he has a shop and a brand of swimwear.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALISE THAT YOU WERE UN ARTIST?
I am very lucky because I grew up surrounded by beauty and with a family very passionate for their creative work and inspiration. For me was spontaneous thinking thai I will be working in an artistic field. A very important moment for me was when my grandma brought me to buy my first professional camera at 18 years old. I started taking pictures very early of my friends, my life and when I met my artistic partner Eleonora we started doing a performative photographic project together. When we showed the results to an artist friend told us we were artists. I think that was the first time I realised in which field I was going to work and that I was a visual artist.
HOW AND WHEN DID THE COLLABORATION WITH CHIARI STARTED?
I was studying in Rome at the university and I was politically engaged in a cyberfeminist group where I met Eleonora in 1998. We became friends. I had a black room and she was coming to my place to develop her pictures. In the dark we started talking of a project together and we are still in a conversation, planning new projects. In 2001 we founded the artists duo goldiechiari, turned Goldschmied & Chiari in 2014.
WHICH ARE YOUR MAIN SOURCES FOR INSPIRATION?
Almost everything from sociology, anthropology to photography to history to everyday life, to art, dance, music. My best inspiration comes when I am in my island Filicudi for the summer.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE / HATE MOST ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST?
What I like is making my dreams and my imagination real and being the master of my time, what I hate most is doing pdf.
YOU HAVE TO KIDS: WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU WILL TEACH THEM TO BUILD?
I am teaching them to respect and love their own world and themselves. I hope whatever they decide to do they will enjoy their way.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FAMILY LIFE? WHAT DO YOU HATE?
I love to share with them every day, everything we do together is so special to me but I don’t like the routine you need to have with children.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BREAK?
My favourite break is to travel.
WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS FOR YOU WHEN IT COMES TO CLOTHES, FASHION, ETC…?
I love colors and prints and comfortable fabrics like silk, wool, linen and cotton. I am crazy for accessories: shoes, bags and hats.
IS THERE ANY CLOTHES/ACCESSORIES YOU WOULD NEVER WEAR?
Never say never.
DESCRIBE SARTORIA VICO IN FOUR WORDS.
Feminine, essential, cozy and colourful.
LET’S BREAK DOWN A MYTH ABOUT KNITWEAR.
We can wear it also during the summer.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NEXT?
Our next project is a solo show, Paesaggi Artificiali opening the 31 st of august at Galleria Poggiali in Pietrasanta. In october we’ll be showing our installation Dove andiamo a ballare questa sera? In a group show at the Serlachius Museum in Finland. For 2020 we are planning a new series of works and a solo show in USA.
Sara Goldschmied / Goldiechiari
www.egoldiechiari.com | IG goldschmied_chiari
photo by @sylviatofany