15 October 2013
Born and raised in Argentina, Candela Novembre arrived in Italy in 1997 to work as a model. Until 2003 she traveled around the world, walking the catwalks and posing for the best brands in Italian and international fashion: from Marni to Marras, from Pucci to Cavalli and from Kenzo to Vera Wang and many others. They were years marked by an intense nomadism and collaboration with photographers of the caliber of Bruce Weber, Deborah Turbeville, Michel Comte and Nathaniel Goldberg. After making her base in Paris, London and New York, Candela now lives in Milan with her husband Fabio Novembre and two daughters Verde and Celeste, born in 2004 and 2008. She describes herself as a work in progress, continuing her love affair with fashion and alternating work as a model and stylist with incursions into the digital media for grazia.it and the online magazine redmilk. Don’t miss her on Instagram: candela_grazia_it
The song you never get tired of listening to.
Anything by the Velvet Underground, Blondie, Ike & Tina Turner.
The movie you can watch over and over again.
Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides.
The book you fell head over heels in love with.
Margaret Mazzantini’s Don’t Move.
The object you’re most attached to.
My iPhone and keys, but only for practical reasons.
Your favorite place.
The corner couch at home, with coffee and a cigarette at 6:45 in the morning.
A cult film you cannot stand.
Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream.
A literary classic you can’t bear.
Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, perhaps because I saw Alfonso Cuarón’s movie first.
The most beautiful automobile ever made.
Any car with the word taxi on the roof. I have a license, but I’ve never driven.
A journey round the world in three stages.
Italy, Thailand, Argentina.
A contemporary artist whose future in the history of art is assured.
Francesco Vezzoli. I really liked his recent exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome.
An architect to whom you would entrust the construction of a fantastic place.
Fabio Novembre, because he only does out-of-the-ordinary things.
A fashion designer for an epoch-making show.
I imagine a show in which all the designers work on a single collection. You can’t get more epoch-making than that.
An artist, fashion designer, architect or product designer you consider overrated.
No one, they all deserve what they have.
An elegant person.
Rossella Jardini, creative director of Moschino.
An inelegant person.
Anyone who wears what they wear just to follow fashion.
Who would you advise to change profession?
Someone who’s not happy with the work they do.
A bad habit you have?
Too often I let my fears get the upper hand. Then I come to my senses.
What would you like to overindulge in?
What can’t you do without?
What would you like to be a champion of?
The hotel and restaurant at the top of your personal league table.
My mother and grandmother’s home when I go back to Argentina.
The greatest invention of all time.
There’s more than one: coffee maker, internet, cellphone, medicine, makeup, airplanes, etc.
The historical figure you are most grateful to.
At the moment I’m in bed with a fever and Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, comes to mind. More in general, I’m very grateful to all the doctors and scientists who over the course of history have improved people’s lives with their discoveries.