Je Suis Maria Masliy

Occupation: Shoe designer, photographer, director
Instagram: @masliy @marsalaofficial

What is unique about your work?
It makes me feel like I’m creating a girl’s dream; I’m attempting to make women love themselves and the way they look. This is the greatest reward, it’s very special.

Why do you do what you do?
The reason for me doing any of this is because it’s impossible for me not to do this at this point. It’s the energy that overwhelms me. The process inside is literally as if nothing can stop me.

What inspires you?
First of all, it’s people I meet through my work. The way they react and feel. Then, it’s wonders of nature. We have some sort of an eternal world, of quite astonishing things. They inspire me strongly, every time I observe new texture or an object.

Describe your personal style.
It’s quite vibrant. I like to feel somewhat different throughout the day. I enjoy changing styles all the time, depending on mood. The only permanent feature on me is to wear bright and authentic items of clothing, which speak by themselves, about myself. I adore things with a story and emotion.

Your ultimate must-have.
The robe. I find it as the most comfortable thing in my wardrobe. In fact, I have several: velour, cotton and silk, long and short once, etc... It’s constantly chic, and it’s casual at the same time.

What superpower would you like to have and why?
A way of realizing when I’m making a right choice, the lingering feeling of total confidence in what I create and an everlasting self-realization. 
Even whenthere is not enough reason for this belief. Lol!

What is next for you?
Making the world obsessed with my shoes. To give my shoes their own life and legacy.