Do you remember your first artwork?
I started by experimenting on a friend’s hair. The first time I used three kinds of flowers and created five different designs: each one of them was pouring out of my hands naturally, without any effort. To me it felt almost like arranging food on a dish.
How would you describe your technique?
The technique is a secret. I had to figure out how to make my pieces strong enough so they don’t fall off. I choose the flowers – mostly fresh, but also artificial and dried ones – and start arranging them directly on the model’s hair. I often use dahlias: they are my favourite.
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Does it take long to creare your headpieces?
Not at all. At weddings, it takes me ten minutes to dress the bride’s head, at fashion shows I create and change the compositions every two or three minutes. When I work, I don’t think about anything – my hands just move automatically. I never repeat the same thing twice.
What do you love the most about your job?
Live performing and composing by myself are both a lot of fun. But I also like weddings, when I see how my art makes brides so happy. I love the idea that, while chasing my dreams, I am making someone else’s dreams come true. Ultimately, my aim is to move people.