AMANDA MACIEL ANTUNES

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What is your idea of perfect happiness? Those wild spacious nights that are found in many versions: a poem, able to decipher anything, sighs and gaps in between.

 

What is your greatest fear? That thereís an end.

 

What historical figure do you most identify with? Frida Kahlo. Sheís probably not even a historical figure but really, canít think of anybody else that has books/art after herself that mean that much to me.

 

Which living person do you most admire? My mother, for being so generous and able to read forwards and backwards without losing its sense.

 

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? First impressions

 

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Mad fury

 

What is your greatest extravagance? Coming to America

 

What is your favorite journey? The period of migration.

 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Imagination.

 

On what occasion do you lie? In troubled air, if it means the truth will confuse the ill-tempered, or confronting strange drowsiness.

 

What do you dislike most about your appearance? I donít know. Belly button?

 

Which living person do you most despise? Anything or anyone in reality TV.

 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Beautiful.

 

What is your greatest regret? Confess my sins.

 

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My husband, parents & brother.

 

When and where were you happiest? This question is one of those fans which remain suspended.

 

What talent would you most like to have? Be able to sing my heart out.

 

What is your current state of mind? Quiet.

 

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Oversensitivity.

 

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? Judgement.

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Moving on.

 

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be? A book.

 

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A poem.

 

What is your most treasured possession? Love.

 

Where would you like to live? By the ocean or in a boat.

 

What is your favorite occupation? Building and creating something worth looking at.

 

What is your most marked characteristic? Vintage I guess.

 

What is the quality you like most in a man? Admiration.

 

What is the quality you like most in a woman? Insatisfaction.

 

What do you most value in your friends? Freedom

 

Who are your favorite writers? Clarice Lispector, Anais Nin, Bruno Schulz, Henry Miller, Simone De Beauvoir.

 

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Lilian Gish in Birth of a Nation

 

Who are your heroes in real life? Friends that support, engage and understand.

 

What are your favorite names? Boo. Is that a name?

 

What is it that you most dislike? Falsity and gossip. Same in score.

 

How would you like to die? Calm.

 

What is your motto? We are nearly there.

 

Which era of fashion history do you personally romanticize the most? The 20s.

 

Which three fashion icons, past or present, would you most want to meet? McQueen, Edie Sedgwick, Bardot.

 

Who do you think has made the greatest contribution to the art fashion in the past 10 years? Yamamoto & Alexander Mcqueen.

 

Where did you first experience the power of fashion? In school, when becoming logical and speculative.

 

What is your current go-to fashion accessory? Should be a creative experience.

 

How many pairs of shoes do you own? About 20. I break a sole every month.

 

Which contemporary designer do you believe will stand the test of time? Rodarte.

 

Which fashion designer do you believe most influences your personal style? Donít know. Or canít think of just one right now.

 

How do you weigh in on fashion versus style? Fashion is communal, style is personal.

 

What trend do you regret having followed? Last time I followed a trend I was in high school and I regret almost all of it (trends) from that time (90s).