Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FASHION HEROINES by Fashion Heroines - A Proust Questionnaire

Fashion Heroines’ blog likes “Proust Questionnaire” and we like to ask impertinent questions to others. Our project is to ask “Proust Questions” to known people who rules fashion, arts, photography, cinema, theatre and other relevant fields which make our brain smarter that it is. We already did a “Proust Questionnaire” to one of our favorite Portuguese fashion designers José António Tenente which you can read Portuguese version HERE - english version HERE.

Photo by Joao Lamares photography

Because we think ourselves sufficiently interesting, now the challenge is to make uncomfortable questions in person from our publisher Paula Lamares with the aim of making known to our followers who is behind the scenes here at FH. At the risk of appearing "Daffodils", but we do not have those prejudices, here are the answers politics or impolite (in) correct:

Fashion Heroines: What are you thinking of right now?

Paula Lamares (Editor): How bad/useful is self-promotion.

FH: What makes you laugh?
PL: Suckers who think themselves the smartest guys in Earth.

FH: What makes you cry?
PL: That suckers ruled the world.

FH: What do you consider to be the greatest invention?
PL: Humans. Without them there weren't internet.

FH: Do you have a mentor or inspirational figure that has guided or influenced you?
PL: All persons who have never given up their dreams and managed to overcome the limitations of their time. We call them geniuses and/or crazy.

FH: Where do you feel most at home?
PL: I never like to feel "at home". I love the strange and the unknown.

FH: Where are you right now?
PL: In my head.

FH: What is your proudest achievement in work?
PL: To be happy and have fun at work as jurist /lawyer... and don't feel that I'm working... in Fashion.

FH: What is your proudest achievement in life?
PL: Cannot hate someone for more than 24 hours.

FH: What do you most dislike about contemporary culture?
PL: Political correctness in conjunction with the "Fast" culture.

FH: What do you most like about the age we live in?
PL: Internet for people that have no money to travel.

FH: At what points do life and work intersect?
PL: I use to say "Get a life".

FH: What’s the best advice you’ve been given?

PL: Don't listen.

FH: What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
PL: To reborn all mornings as a dreamer.

FH: Recommend a book or poem that has changed your perspective on life?
PL: Tobacco Shop (Tabacaria) by Fernando Pessoa: I am nothing. / I'll never be anything. / I'll always be nothing. /Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams of the world...

FH: What is your earliest childhood memory?
PL: To dance the Samba in the street at the age of 3 and want to marry Chico Buarque at the same age.

FH: What’s the most important relationship in your life?
PL: With my imaginary friend in my childhood.

FH: What’s the most romantic action you’ve taken?
PL: Married the third time after two troubled divorces.

FH: What’s the most spiritual action you’ve taken?
PL: Not believe. And taken my husband's last name.

FH: If you could wish for one change in the world what would it be?
PL: No religion. ( And abolish plane tickets!).


  1. Adorei, Paula!!

    Divertida, interessante, és a verdadeira Fashion Heroine!!

    mtos beijinhos

  2. Now I admire you even more!:)
    How do you manage to work as a lawyer and keep the blog going on?That must be real hard!