Margot, you discovered the arts at a young age. Creating is your passion - tell us about how your passion for the arts translates into real life.
Margot Des Alysés: I've always been volcanic, I've always felt an explosion of creativity since I was a child. I've always felt the need to create, I couldn't just sit still, but I really had to achieve something. Which can be writing a poem, a story, painting, playing, or inventing something new....
For me, it is impossible to separate the art of everyday life, because in my every day there is a reference to something special, artistic.
You have been on the covers of numerous fashion magazines. Is there anything about the word modeling that you don’t like?
Margot Des Alysés: Being on the covers of the most important magazines in the world is a dream come true. I think I've always dreamed of it. When I was a little girl I looked at my wardrobe full of princess dresses, hoping that in the future this could be translated into reality.
I never really imagined I could do it, but I think the secret was waiting for the right moment, and not rushing. I have prepared a lot, I have developed more "talents", and I have never given up.
As long as I have control of my projects, there is never anything I don't like and I mostly work this way with great results.
You also work as a creative director. What made you want to work behind the scenes and in front of the camera?
Margot Des Alysés: I spent my adolescence reading, studying, listening, as much as possible, and accessing more knowledge.
This gave me a different and non-sectoral view of things. If I love design, I can also be good at singing, for example, one thing does not exclude the other.
Furthermore, the actor or actress has always existed in Hollywood who is also the producer and director of the film in which he or she acts, so why not do it also in the fashion world? I think I was the only one or one of the first to do it. Also driven by the encouragement of an American fashion designer who believed in me in this sense. I am very happy with it. It was absolutely the right choice for me.
What are the brands you collaborate with the most? How are your collaborations in the fashion world?
Margot Des Alysés: I am lucky as a creative director and stylist to collaborate, therefore not just as a model, with most of the luxury brands in the world, including Chanel and Dior, who regularly supply me with their clothes for my projects.
I have contacts with anyone in Milan: Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and Ermanno Scervino, are some of the most recurring brands in my works.
In addition, I really like discovering new brands and new talents, for me it is essential, to develop my photoshoots with creativity.
For this cover story, I personally chose Eleonora Lastrucci, a Tuscan fashion designer who creates beautiful dresses with great class and femininity, embellished with embroidery and sequins. I adore them.
I found her gowns perfect for this story, I am happy about this collaboration with her and to be her testimonial for some time now.
What do you do in your free time? What are your hobbies?
Margot Des Alysés: I love nature, take long walks... I am literally enchanted by the beauty of the places, I love the sea, even in winter. I love spending time in small, typical, characteristic towns, such as Val di Noto, Ortigia in particular, the pearl of Sicilian Baroque, and the protagonist of this photo shoot. It is a great source of inspiration for me.
I love animals, and maybe one day I will dedicate myself to them fully, they make me so happy, it is a wonderful, authentic, profound contact.
Another thing that I love and will always love is music: the French songs of the 60s and 70s... Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy, France Gall, Nino Ferrer... alternating them in my playlist with the eletronic music of Air until the eternal rock of Jeff Buckley who is my favorite songwriter ever.