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Valentina Montemarano: Profile + Interview

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

My mama

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

I am a person who has found their passion and is working to build a life around the people, places and things I love.

Why do you do what you do?

It makes me incredibly happy

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

I had always loved fashion, but it was sort of always suppressed. When you are in the process of finding yourself there are a lot of thoughts happening in your mind. When I finally let everything else go and seriously asked myself and opened my mind to “what is my purpose”, it led me to fashion, and I couldn’t feel more at home.

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

I had to overcome the idea that I was pursuing a career that is incredibly tough and not as stable as becoming a teacher, which, I was being pressured to do. I guess I had to overcome the idea of uncertainty, but with that I have never felt more certain that this is where I want to be.

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

A lot of things inspire me on a daily basis. My instagram feed which floods with fashion/bloggers, etc really inspires me to keep working towards that goal.

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

A mistake that I think everyone makes in the early stages of working life is doubting your abilities and that you know what you’re doing. When you get rejected, especially at the beginning of your journey it can be hard to bounce back from it, but you have to get back and keep going because you will get there.

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

My plan right now is to finish my studies in fashion at Ryerson University and really jump into this industry full force. I am ready to give everything I got, so be ready for me!

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

The only thing that matters is first finding what you love, and then doing it. You do not have to succumb to societal pressures. It is so much more rewarding when you remain true to yourself and your passions!

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

I will end with one of my favorite quotes, “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you start.” - Cicero

 

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Valentina Montemarano: Profile
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Full name

Valentina Montemarano

Age

22

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto

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

Italy

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Style Blogger at The Closet Lust

How long have you been doing it?

Almost two years

Fav Song

Latch- Sam Smith

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Sam Smith & Bad Gal RiRi

Fav Movie

Just Friends

Fav Actor/Actress

Channing Tatum (my dream guy)

Fav Clothing brand

Balenciaga

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Mario Testino

Fav Sport to watch

Hockey

Fav Sport to play

I played rugby back in high school and quite enjoyed it!

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