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Who's Next 2012 Interviews: Vanessa de Abreu

Here is an interview with Vanessa who worked on a customized version of La Sardina during the Who's Next trade show at “La porte de Versailles”. She answered a few questions to let us know more about her personality and her world.

First Name: Vanessa
Name: De Abreu
Web Site/blog: Les Gambettes Sauvages

Hello! Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
Blogger and dabbler ! I have a blog for a few years now. I post my creations and my favorites (fashion, design, travel), It is like a research notebook.

What are your favorite working techniques? Which materials do you work with?
I like to crafts or customizations (jewels, accessories, design elements) from different materials. 3 years ago I began knitting and my encounter with the artists from the CFT (Collectif France Tricot) made me consider knitting as an art form.

What are your sources of inspiration?
I love fashion, and working for a fashion magazine allowed me to develop my knowledge further. I admire Hussein Chalayan a lot because he is an amazing contemporary artist in addition to being a stylist. Also Tsumori Chisato and Jil Sander for their work. And Jean-Paul Goude because he is an integral part of French culture.

How will you deal with the customization of our camera La Sardina? Do you have some ideas?
I would like to divert the wool from its primary use, adding some fun materials.

If you could go where ever you want with this camera and a roll of film, where will you go and would you shoot?
Maybe to Mexico during “el Dia de los Muertos” I never went there and it is on my wish list for a long time. I would take lots of photos of the crazy and colored altars !

Thank you Vanessa!

With the new La Sardina DIY Edition you can have it all your own way! Put your artistic talent to good use and decorate it any way you want. Thanks to the interchangeable panels and special ink permeable material, letting your imagination loose on the La Sardina DIY couldn’t be more fun!

written by fredericdith and translated by fredericdith

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