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CAROLINA IS WEARING THE SORIANO DRESS

Carolina Mazzolari Shawcross was born in Italy and trained as a textiles designer in Milan.

Now based in London she is a multi-disciplinary artist who works primarily across the mediums of film, photography and tapestry.

She is also a mother of three.

 

CAROLINA IS WEARING THE HERA TOP

 

ON CATHERINE QUIN

I chose the Soriano dress because I like the proportion and the tight round cut around the neck, the exposed shoulders. The long length of the dress makes it a perfect for a more casual but still sophisticated look with flats or leather sporty boots.

Personal motto

My motto is ‘Chi fa per se fa per tre’, which is difficult to accurately translate in English, ‘if you want something done well, do it yourself ’ in Italian there is the extra meaning that implies that if you do things yourself you triple the quality! It’s true.

 

CAROLINA IS WEARING THE SORIANO DRESS

 

ON LIVING LIFE BY YOUR OWN RULES

I was always a very independent child, I always wanted to grow up so I could be free to rule my life the way I liked it, I went to boarding school in another country when I was 13, so I had to travel long distances in the Alps and had long waits for connecting trains to get home.

When I returned to Milan at 17 my mum got me a small run down studio, it was an abandoned doorman room at the entrance of a building near my university which wasn’t close to my house, she wanted me to paint and keep my art things there. I literally bought a microwave and moved in After a month. It became my flat, it was tiny and smelly but I made it into my kingdom, scrubbed floors painted strange large scale copper mushrooms, it had everything I needed A table, a small always empty fridge, a microwave a bed and a closet. I never lived home with my parents after that.

ON OVERCOMING CHALLENGES TO GET WHERE YOU ARE

I was always a dreamer in a pretty blond girl outfit and I became a mum very young, it was unplanned. I had always to work harder to break the prejudice that carried. To be respected on work grounds. Some people think that if you are a mum you can’t work as well or as much, they just don’t know that you can actually just be a superhuman

 

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