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SAY HI TO LUISA MILANI
TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
I'm Luisa, I moved to Milan in 2006 from a town close to the lake of Como in search of fortune. One day I found Walter on a train and since that day, a long time ago, we had never left each other. We found LaTigre in 2009, a graphic design studio, someone defines us refined pop. We live with Eva, our 3 years old girl, and Olivia, a 9 years old dachshund.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST?
Bread with butter and marmalade with a mug of coffee and milk. When possible I love adding salty food like toast with ham and cheese or scrambled eggs and bacon with a fresh orange juice.
HOW IS YOUR DAILY ROUTINE?
Breakfast - try working while playing/drawing/reading Pimpa’s book/painting - lunch - try working while playing/drawing/reading Pimpa’s book/painting - dinner - movie/chatting/reading/working - sleep.
I do my yoga practice before breakfast or dinner.
DO YOU HAVE A FAMILY SONG, A SPECIAL SOUNDTRACK, A MOTTO OR A HABIT?
We usually have soundtracks that last for a while. When we discover some artists we like we listen to the albums in loop for weeks.
Our family soundtrack of the quarantine is Chassol’s album Big Sun. Eva loves it for birds tweeting inside some songs.
When we need energy Eva asks for ESG Dance.
SOME NEW HABITS FROM THE QUARANTINE?
Dancing with Eva every morning, smoking a cigarette before lunch, looking out the window to look at the tree in the yard and chatting with the neighbour sunbathing in her balcony.
MORE OF FULL DRESS-UP OR ALL-DAY PIJAMA?
At the beginning of quarantine full dress up and now more comfortable.
It depends also from my mood, I like the compromise of dressing-up but with comfortable clothes.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOBS?
I have a real passion for colors, I can stay hours mixing them and creating new palettes.
WHO IS THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE?
Ahaha good question, I guess Eva now, she is a Lion and rising sign Aries, you can imagine ….
SMARTLIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER OR LIVING AND SMARTWORKING TOGETHER?
Smartliving and working together.
ANY NEW RECIPES?
Walter is the official cook of the family and he started doing a great Persian rice, a sort of timbale of rice with saffron, herbs, butter and crunchy potatoes on the top.
WHIC TYPE ARE YOU: YOGA, BOOKREADING, BINGEWATCHING, SUNTANNING OR SUPERCRAZY HARDWORKING?
Yoga and book reading after the hardworking.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE/HATE/MISS THE MOST ABOUT LIVING THE CITY?
I had the desire to live in a city since I was very young, I come from the countryside and I always felt something ‘bigger’ was missing in my life. I love the diversity of people you can meet and the network you can create. I totally miss the mountains, a forest or at least a garden.
The most I get older and the most I suffer it.
FAVOURITE AND FORBIDDEN COLORS (FOR BOTH)
Luisa: Blue Klein — Magenta
Walter: Black — Orange
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SARTORIA VICO AND EVA’S?
Since ever I’m in love with your jumpsuits, my favorite now is the brick jumpsuit I'm wearing, I feel it really me.
Eva is in love with my Lido trousers, she repeats it to me all the time and she adds she will wear them when she will grow up.
LET’S BREAK DOWN A MYTH ABOUT KNITWEAR:
Some people don’t look at the composition of clothing thinking it doesn’t matter or don’t care about synthetic material. I think instead that it really matters! You can see the difference and above all feel it on your skin. I think that care about the use of every kind of natural material is a gift you are doing to yourself.
Luisa Milani / Founder & Art Director — La Tigre
www.latigre.net | IG @latigremilano
photo by La Tigre