Designer of the Day: Mari Giudicelli

The Brazilian designer talks plants, green tea, and aliens.

The Brazilian designer talks plants, green tea, and aliens.

Every day we ask a designer to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their lives.

Age: Varies from 5 to 75

Occupation: Footwear designer

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Studio location: Brooklyn

Describe what you make: Timeless comfortable shoes.

The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The Leblon mules. They became very iconic and end up being copied by so many brands.

The problem your work solves: I’m all about comfort, and I believe that comfortable shoes can take you further. So I design contemporary silhouettes with as much comfort as possible.

What you are working on now: I just finished working on the SS18 collection. Now I’m focused on delivering FW17, working on our new e-commerce [platform], producing the new campaign, and always shooting content.

What you absolutely have to have in your studio: I really need plants and green tea.

What you when you’re not working: I read, go to the beach, visit thrift stores, ride my bike, and visit friends.

Sources of creative envy: I admire Brazilian musicians like Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso. The way they play with words is very inspiring to me.

The distraction you want to eliminate: I’d be happy without social media.

Concrete or marble? Wood.

High-rise or townhouse? Treehouse.

Aliens or ghosts? Aliensss.

Remember or forget? Remember, always.

Dark or light? Light.

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