How do you describe your style? Minimal aesthetic meets laid-back.
Your story? I built up everything from scratch! I always was into design so I studied Mediadesign, worked in a few agencies, started my own business, worked day and night as Art Director for a science magazine for several years, but this wasn’t enough to make me happy so I worked harder and built up my business as Art and Creative Director and Blogger by following my passion. I also document my car journeys here.
What is your favorite thing to do on weekends? Roadtrips in a classic car, spending time with my love.
Profession? I studied Mediadesign and used to work as Senior Editorial Designer for a science mag and later as Art and Creative Director & photographer for several years. I could design a website, magazine, book, logo, CI etc. but since a few years I do a lot of styling jobs, photography and creative direction for brands next to creating content and sharing my life and passions on my personal Instagram @mija_mija.
What’s your passion? Cars – I love the sound, the design, the smells – I could talk about cars and I could sit in a car (preferably vintage and muscle cars) for hours and just enjoy the ride. That’s why I have quite a lot of friends who work in the classic car business or own a classic car since I was little and why I work with brands like Porsche very closely – it’s my passion! I write, take photos and work with them on a creative level on a daily basis.
Well and every form of creative output that keeps me think like art, fashion, architecture.
Workout routine? I try to live a balanced lifestyle but I like food – from super healthy super fruit juices to nasty burger so I workout a lot haha. I go for a run almost every morning and do yoga every day.
What kind of person are you, what’s your nature? I’m a very relaxed and positive person. I always try to make people laugh and I don’t take myself too serious. On the other side I’m very focused when it comes to work – I try to find solutions very fast instead of complaining – also in life. I don’t judge people – you never know what they are going through. I try to grow and evolve every day.
Mantra(s)? ‘Knowledge is power’ ‘Keep it simple’ ‘No risk, no story’ ‘Everything happens for a reason so relax’.
Do you speak other languages? German is my first language. English of course and I had French for several years at school. I also speak a bit Italian but it’s pretty rusty haha.
Where are you from? I grew up in a small town in the south of Bavaria, Germany. It’s beautiful there. A big part of my family lives there.
Where did/do you live? I used to live in Munich, Germany for several years then moved to London 2014 for two years. 2016 I moved to Los Angeles also for around two years and then Berlin for another 3 years. Now my city of choice is the city of light, Paris.
Favorite music genre? Rock & Roll, Chillout/ Chillhop most of the time.
Favorite bands, musician? Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘n Roses, Frank Sinatra, The Doors, the list goes on…
What’s important to you when it comes up to fashion? Fair and sustainable production. More here.
Best holiday ever? 1. USA roadtrip in vintage muscle car through California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada, Grand Canyon, Antylope Canyon, – I’ll never forget that – especially the stay at Amangiri. 2. Roadtrip through Europe in the GT3 RS. Berlin to my hometown, Montreux, Route des Grandes Alpes, South of France, Venice Italy, Munich and back to Berlin. Over 3000km – what a time!
Favorite tv series? The Big Bang Theory.
Favorite designer? Toteme Studio, Bottega Veneta, Jacquemus, The Row.
Favorite thing in your wardrobe? My vintage tee’s, cosy knit jumper and Acne leather jacket.
Things we don’t know about you? I have a paragliding license. It was one of my hobbies when I was younger and flying alone is such an incredible feeling and if you’ve never done it before book a tandem flight now!
Any siblings? I have an older and a younger brother. Both live in Germany and I really miss them!
Quickies! What is your favorite…?
Color: White and black.
Season: Summer of course. But winter can be cool as well if I could go snowboarding every day.
Place to shop: Online vintage platforms like Vestiaire Collective and online in general.
Favorite food: Mexican, good and innovative healthy food and good Burger & fries.
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