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Juan Marquez: Profile + Interview

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Juan Marquez: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

My grandmother

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

A mix between polaroids, blood and wild ideas

Why do you do what you do?

Because I really want to become an inspiration for other people with my work. Sometimes you want to change the perspective of the things and create your own point of view. That is what I trying to do now.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

When I started my career as Journalist I really focus on writing things about fashion and lifestyle, so I decide what type of things I really want for my future and this is the result.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Don’t appreciate all the good things that I started doing. I really don’t believe that my stuff was good so I feel so uncomfortable at the beginning but one day a friends tell to me that He really like how I write, from that moment I believe in who I am.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Yes, off course yes.

My first inspiration always is Carine Roitfeld, she is a real Icon of revolution from the little things.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I make a lot of mistakes, always but one in special was believe that the beauty rule everything. That’s the worst thing that you can think. Everybody is beautiful in their way and that’s all matters.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Some are secrets for now. I love surprises everyone with my project releases but I have the challenge of made the second issue of 09 Series Magazine and that is now my priority.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Believe in your dreams and you will go so far in life. Dreams built empires!

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)


Juan Marquez: Profile

Full name

Juan Márquez



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Cali, Colombia

Where you live now? (city, country)

Between Cali – NYC

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Both Colombians

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Model, Fashion Editor at Noir Magazine and Editor in Chief for 09 Series Magazine.

How long have you been doing it?

5 Years

Fav Song

Empire State of Mind (part II) Break Down

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer


Fav Actor/Actress

Meryl Steep

Fav Clothing brand


Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Sebastian Faena

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play