The Hero’s Journey of Simone Villa

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The process from the idea to the product. When I touch the materials, I choose them and I understand how to use them to turn into my idea.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Live every day as if it were the last moment of life. Being with the people I love, have party and create.

What is my greatest fear? I like working alone, but loneliness terrifies me.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  Procrastination, I loose so many times playing game or on social networks!!

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? There are so many, and not only in my exactly profession: Nixi Killick, Stephen West, Bas Kosters, Gaia Segattini, Bryan Perrenoud

What is my greatest extravagance? I’m extravagance. My Hello Kitty tattoes, my green and blue glasses, my cloths, my house.

On what occasion would I lie? I lie, sometimes, when somebody talk to me and I’m interested in about.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Right now it’s my offline store, where I’m forced to respect opening hours, even when I would like to be somewhere else. But I’ll close it soon so it will not be a problem anymore

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? A few months ago when the singer Hard Ton selected some my drawings for a new stage costume. I made it and he wore it the first time during a party for the Tokyo Pride.

If I could, what would I change about myself?  My shyness. If I could go back, I would try to fight it faster, because I realize that I have ruined my life by myself.

What is my greatest achievement in work? I’m not self-congratulatory, I can hardly say what it is, so many were the small successes that made this “trip” so beautiful.

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? All the best to be more creative: the perfect customers, the perfect place, the perfect materials.

Where would I most like to live? Each time I change my mind about, I’m happy here in Verona, but sometimes I wanna be in Barcelona or Berlin or Hong Kong…

What is my most treasured possession? My family and my friends, without them I’m nothing.

What is my most marked characteristic? I learned by necessity to put on a mask and pretend to be always happy even when I’m in a bad state. When you are dealing with other people wearing this mask is useful because you do not take them away.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  The Veronetta district that night comes alive with pubs and skater punks.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? To drink I love Pedrotti,  to eat there are many places but my favourite in this momento is the fusion restaurt Mizuky.

What books influenced my life and how? The most influences are from fantasy books like Harry Potter or Never Ending Stories, where imagination can fly free. But I don’t read only this kind of books.

Who are my favorite writers? Chuck Palahniuk, Isabella Santacroce, J K Rowlings,  Philip Pullman, Michael Scott

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “Genesis” by Grimes.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Nick Buckhard from Grimm.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I don’t have. I have many muses but not heroes.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Party Monster.

What role plays art in my life and work? It is one of my most important inspirations, when I can  Ivisit exhibitions, I look for street art, I explore cities in search of unknown artists to be inspired.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Fan change during time. Sponsor my mum 🙂 . Partner in crime my lovely friend Angela, the only one who understand the life I really like.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I already had good partnerships for 2018, for the future I really like to work with Giacomo Giovannetti.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Not in my profession, but I really love to meet Rita Bellati the one to teach me how use Instagram in a good way.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I’m changing everything, on my new Instagram account @riotclothingspace I start soon to reveal my new project, more funny, more artisanally and more creative.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

My website

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? This can be my quote in this moment; never stop to believe in myself and in my ideas!
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? Giacomo Giovannetti, Francesco Carli, Filippo Olioso, Pietro Fruzzetti.
How can you contact me?


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