THE CITY TALK
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOURSELF MOST AT HOME?
Right now I would say in São Paulo. But because I moved a lot I would say wherever I am. It is something very important for me to make my nest as soon as I move to a new place. So even further than saying São Paulo, I would say "my room".
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING IN SÃO PAULO FOR?
A couple of months.
Yes! Before that I was living in Rio for four years.
DID YOU LIKE IT THERE?
I am kind of disappointed with Rio because my last few years were not that great. I felt very lonely and thought it was very hard for me to make genuine connections especially with women. Being around women for me is really important. I need that. Whereas here in São Paulo I have already made so many women friends that I feel life is much happier!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE SAO PAULO’S VIBE?
It’s like a sister city to Buenos Aires and New York. It has the same multicultural and working people’s perspective and at the same time great night life, great restaurants…
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO ON A NIGHT OUT?
I am a really big fan of whiskey. So for example on Saturday we went bar hopping and ended up in this amazing one in the Copan where the mixologists go to have a drink! Also I love to eat so my ideal night would be to discover new places to have dinner at, surrounded by new people to have fun with.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO MOVE TO SÃO PAULO?
It was kind of a mix of work and choice. I had signed to shoot a series here and had just ended my relationship and needed to find a new place to live at. I had two very good friends that were already living here and told me to come and it was the best decision I made!
WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER MOVING BACK TO BUENOS AIRES?
To really establish myself, probably not. But I would like to go there and work for a season or two.
YOU LIVED THERE FOR A DECADE BETWEEN 10 TO 20 YEARS OLD, WHAT DO YOU MISS THE MOST FROM IT?
All my friends. There, they have this culture of being friends from school through your whole life. I do miss that closeness. And the food! (laughs). Juts spent a week there basically eating every food item that I layed eyes on, like dulce de leche or wine!
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE IN SP TO FIND A BIT OF THIS ARGENTINA THAT YOU MISS?
I haven’t found it yet! But I just arrived ;)
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WOULD BRING BACK FROM BRAZIL TO YOUR FRIENDS IN NY?
Bolo de rolo! A typical cake from Recife filled with Guava paste. It is so good!
This portrait is part of a curated series of 4 portraits of artists representing free, feminine and inspiring women that OuiSimone imagined with Cris Barros.