ALISON BIZZI

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@selfromantic

How would you describe your style?

Since my style is always evolving, it’s really hard for me to define in words something that is so important to my creative process. I would describe my style as a partial annihilation of the aesthetic canon, of what is accepted as “normal” by our culture. My style is very far from the visual language that usually reaches the public and there is definitely a lot more to it than the use of black, an eccentric haircut and eccentric clothes.

It entails constant research and an unstoppable evolution. The way I dress is my primary form of expression, so you could compare it to an energy flow that comes from me, my feelings, my history, my interests towards those who see me. My self-confidence may be shocking or seem aggressive to those who are not used to seeing a 21-year-old dressed like this, but I am what I am.

What’s the weirdest thing you do when you’re on your own?

Contrary to what people might think, when I am alone I don’t do strange things. I drink lots of tea, I research clothes and art-related things, watch Asian horror movies and smoke marijuana.

What do you feel guilty about, but still spend the most money on?

I am not proud of this but I would have to say marijuana. I also spend money on clothes, obviously, but I use my brain and I know my limits. Even if from time to time I want to buy a special piece, I realise that, at the age of 21, and given that I am very picky, the clothes that I both like and can afford are not many. Luckily, I have the honour of being sponsored by a few designers that believe in my work and support my art, who send me clothes and are happy to see me wearing their pieces. And I do allow myself to add pieces to my personal collection, every now and again. This is how I define my daily approach to the world.

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What is unforgivable for you?

People who disrespect me and people who talk all the time when they are doing nothing at all.

Do you think the internet is the best or worst thing about modern life?

Probably the worst, because it absorbs our vital lymphs and our time. But obviously it is useful for thousand of things, so I don’t think there’s any need to linger on this question.

Which memory do you neurotically obsess over at night when you’re trying to sleep?

I think a lot and smoking marijuana doesn’t help me to get to sleep early. Fortunately, I am always busy searching for inspiration, reading books, watching films and documentaries. The main problem is that I think continuously am always doing lots of things at the same time, so I generally have lots of things on my mind before I fall asleep. Probably the one that torments me the most is anxiety over the realisation of my dreams, which I see as the final goal of my life. But wishes aren’t meant to be said aloud.

Have you been cheated on or cheated on someone? How did you feel about it?    

Yes, it happened to me that I was cheated on and, honestly, I found myself lost. Although it is not a positive experience, nor one that will help the growth of a relationship between you and another person, I believe that people can change and you can learn how to rebuild the trust. After what happened, it won’t be easy but I believe that humans are weak and strong at the same time.

How do you think you will die?

I continuously talk about this, in an ironic way of course. In weird situations I always say: “I don’t want to die like this, just think of what would they write on my Wikipedia page!”

Do you like being naked?

It’s not my primary problem in life. I don’t really mind being nude – in the end a man is not his clothes or his outfits. You can obviously define a man by the clothes he decides to wear but, with or without his clothes, a man is a man.

Do you believe in an afterlife?

Honestly speaking, I would love to believe in an afterlife, however it seems a very difficult proposition to figure out in my mind. It sounds like meeting the aliens to me. I am living my life and will do what I need to do, right here right now. If there’s going to be another life for me, I will face it when my time comes. In the meantime, I’m just concerned with living this one to the fullest and on taking care of what matters most to me.

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