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How Influencers Stay Balanced

By Sofia Celeste 03 August 2017

MILAN, ITALY – Finding balance in this social media-crazed fashion world can be a challenge. With summer in full swing, it’s important to quiet the soul. We interviewed some of our favourite influencers and asked them how they detox their minds and bodies in order to achieve their best self.

 

Lee Oliveira, Photographer

Oliveira is from Brasil, but he is based in Australia where he is an active member of the fashion industry. When he is not meditating, practicing yoga or touring around Australia’s coast, you might catch him sipping on Kombucha tea, which is infused with ginger and turmeric.

“I’ve spent my winter and summer walking daily around Noosa National Park. Also a great place to practice peaceful yoga, meditation and spend time on quiet beaches, as well as eat healthy.”

Book recommendation: “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

Alessandro Squarzi, Fashion Influencer, Showroom Owner

When Squarzi isn’t dazzling street photographers in Milan with his upbeat, effortless Italian style, he’s headed home to the shores of the eastern Italian town of Rimini.

“A couple of years ago I moved to Milan. A big city can be very stressful and chaotic. As a result, I travel a lot all around the world. To detox and unwind, there is only one solution for me: going back to Rimini. There is no place like home to recharge the batteries and regain balance. Rimini is my Maldives!”

 

Tamu McPherson, Fashion Influencer/Blogger/Photographer

Tamu has rapidly made a name for herself in the fashion industry not only for her keen photographer’s eye, but also for her rockin’ bod and her passion for clean foods. Her body truly is a temple. For a total detox, Tamu heads to The Ranch Malibu, an acclaimed wellness center that provides tailor-made fitness regimes, wellness support and curated detox and nutrition advice.

“I try to eat clean and avoid processed foods, sweets, caffeine and alcohol. I also turn to green juices containing beets and ginger.

 

Jessica Michault, Fashion Journalist/Senior VP Fashion GPS Radar

When she is not critiquing collections or organising stellar fashion networking events, Jessica is riding horses in the French countryside.

“I have to be totally focused and in the moment when I am riding. No texting. No phone calls. No work. Just connected with nature and the meditative sounds of the hoof beats of my horse, Bellini."

 

Carlo Volpi, Italian, London-based knitwear designer

Volpi is in love with London and all that is urban. When he isn’t knitting, working in his studio or teaching classes at the Royal College of Art, he works on repairing his body with food and peace and quiet.

“I don’t do much exercise, but I try to drink lots of fresh juices, eat lots of veggies and meditate.”

 

Edmund Ooi, Designer

This Malaysian-born, Belgium-based, menswear designer is a rising designer is a rising star, who was recently tapped to showcase at Giorgio Armani’s theatre in Milan. When Ooi is not working on the upcoming season, he is probably outdoors diving or rock climbing.

“Rock climbing, diving, juice cleanse, meditation retreat. Detox from inside out, body and soul.”

 

Michael Jais, CEO of Launchmetrics

Jais has been busy putting Launchmetrics on the map. His company keeps an eagle’s eye on the data insights that will help accelerate fashion blue chips and startups alike, deep into the new millennium. But just because he works in the tech field, doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to relax. Free time usually involves tennis.

“Staying active is really what helps me relax and stay balanced. Every day I walk at least 6 KM. I really enjoy walking from meeting to meeting instead of sitting in a taxi and getting caught in the madness of traffic as it gives me a lot of time to think and prepare for the day. I am also an avid tennis player. I play at least twice a week as well as on holiday, when I can.”

 

   

 

 



Sofia Celeste
FAIRPLAY Editor-in-Chief

When she is not hunting down the latest in tech and fashion, Sofia Celeste is scouting artisan talent for her online magazine bacoluxury.com. Born in the US and raised on the Pacific Island of Guam, she went on to write for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is now regularly published in top fashion publications NOWFASHION and WWD.

MILAN, ITALY – Finding balance in this social media-crazed fashion world can be a challenge. With summer in full swing, it’s important to quiet the soul. We interviewed some of our favourite influencers and asked them how they detox their minds and bodies in order to achieve their best self.

 

Lee Oliveira, Photographer

Oliveira is from Brasil, but he is based in Australia where he is an active member of the fashion industry. When he is not meditating, practicing yoga or touring around Australia’s coast, you might catch him sipping on Kombucha tea, which is infused with ginger and turmeric.

“I’ve spent my winter and summer walking daily around Noosa National Park. Also a great place to practice peaceful yoga, meditation and spend time on quiet beaches, as well as eat healthy.”

Book recommendation: “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

Alessandro Squarzi, Fashion Influencer, Showroom Owner

When Squarzi isn’t dazzling street photographers in Milan with his upbeat, effortless Italian style, he’s headed home to the shores of the eastern Italian town of Rimini.

“A couple of years ago I moved to Milan. A big city can be very stressful and chaotic. As a result, I travel a lot all around the world. To detox and unwind, there is only one solution for me: going back to Rimini. There is no place like home to recharge the batteries and regain balance. Rimini is my Maldives!”

 

Tamu McPherson, Fashion Influencer/Blogger/Photographer

Tamu has rapidly made a name for herself in the fashion industry not only for her keen photographer’s eye, but also for her rockin’ bod and her passion for clean foods. Her body truly is a temple. For a total detox, Tamu heads to The Ranch Malibu, an acclaimed wellness center that provides tailor-made fitness regimes, wellness support and curated detox and nutrition advice.

“I try to eat clean and avoid processed foods, sweets, caffeine and alcohol. I also turn to green juices containing beets and ginger.

 

Jessica Michault, Fashion Journalist/Senior VP Fashion GPS Radar

When she is not critiquing collections or organising stellar fashion networking events, Jessica is riding horses in the French countryside.

“I have to be totally focused and in the moment when I am riding. No texting. No phone calls. No work. Just connected with nature and the meditative sounds of the hoof beats of my horse, Bellini."

 

Carlo Volpi, Italian, London-based knitwear designer

Volpi is in love with London and all that is urban. When he isn’t knitting, working in his studio or teaching classes at the Royal College of Art, he works on repairing his body with food and peace and quiet.

“I don’t do much exercise, but I try to drink lots of fresh juices, eat lots of veggies and meditate.”

 

Edmund Ooi, Designer

This Malaysian-born, Belgium-based, menswear designer is a rising designer is a rising star, who was recently tapped to showcase at Giorgio Armani’s theatre in Milan. When Ooi is not working on the upcoming season, he is probably outdoors diving or rock climbing.

“Rock climbing, diving, juice cleanse, meditation retreat. Detox from inside out, body and soul.”

 

Michael Jais, CEO of Launchmetrics

Jais has been busy putting Launchmetrics on the map. His company keeps an eagle’s eye on the data insights that will help accelerate fashion blue chips and startups alike, deep into the new millennium. But just because he works in the tech field, doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to relax. Free time usually involves tennis.

“Staying active is really what helps me relax and stay balanced. Every day I walk at least 6 KM. I really enjoy walking from meeting to meeting instead of sitting in a taxi and getting caught in the madness of traffic as it gives me a lot of time to think and prepare for the day. I am also an avid tennis player. I play at least twice a week as well as on holiday, when I can.”

 

   

 

 



Sofia Celeste
FAIRPLAY Editor-in-Chief

When she is not hunting down the latest in tech and fashion, Sofia Celeste is scouting artisan talent for her online magazine bacoluxury.com. Born in the US and raised on the Pacific Island of Guam, she went on to write for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is now regularly published in top fashion publications NOWFASHION and WWD.

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