Interviews: Dorota Swies of The Divinitus

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Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you, where are you from, what are you doing?

Born in Europe. Reborn in North America. I’m a new media designer and indie filmmaker.

When and why did you start blogging?

In 2008 during the Sundance Film Festival. I had some free time, laptop and it happened…

What kind of music do you listen to?

At my desk I have Pandora radio set to the Gramatik station (my fave is “No Way Out” from their Water 4 The Soul EP album). In the bedroom Air with “La Femme D’Argent” as a favorite track. In the car the latest Muse, Black Keys, Tricky or Portishead.

Style inspirations?

Michele Lamy as the exact opposite to mainstream fashion. Her approach to aesthetics and physical characteristics. And of course the fact she is not afraid to wear the same designer from head to toe, which makes her a total rebel of common fashion rules. Le Corbusier as far as anything else outside of fashion.

Childhood dream?

To be a singer. Then to be a piano virtuoso. I had a fake keyboard made out of a white cardboard box from a set of FIFA World Cup glasses. Luckily in kindergarten it was found that I had good hearing and so I was recruited to a music school where I spent several years obtaining a classical music diploma.

Any guilty pleasures?

“The Real Housewives” reality shows… but I don’t really feel so guilty after my colleague & respected writer, Chuck P. admitted that he watches way, way worse (reality) shows than me.

What do you find interesting in the fashion world at the moment?

All that avant-garde which is really a life-style rather than a “trend” as some people tend to call it. Minimal or androgyny science fiction which is very different from what was happening in the 60s. That’s probably the unique characteristic of the current fashion scene I care about most.

How has your style evolved throughout the years?

It’s more polished, cleaner. Back then I was going to art school and then university of fine arts, and it was either self-made or made by my colleagues from weaving art department. Now I introduced a very limited number of designers, reduced accessories and any unnecessary fuzz, and also narrowed the color palette. I mean, I did wear black, but now I focus on shades of it, and its (fabric) composition. And my pockets aren’t hanging loose as it was happening before.

What plans do you have for the future?

Continue growing my current career to be able to explore new territory, something in fashion, maybe even my own line. And of course to finally become that singer.

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