MM. What are your personal aesthetics for today?
D.M. : I cannot describe my aesthetics with specific words. They are spontaneous and influenced by random things. When I used to live in New York,years ago, I liked wearing vintage. Today, at the age of 37 I am completely different. I never wear vintage. Generally I think that If I had to name a certain influence, I would say the 50s and the stars of the Italian cinema of that time.
MM. In a recent public appearance of yours, you looked stunning and ultra feminine dressed in a plain black dress and a pair of black high-heeled pumps.
D.M. You know, I have a lot of friends in fashion who give me stuff for free all the time. The day you are mentioning, for instance, I was holding a Dior bag that was given to me by an Italian friend who is in the designer team of Christian Dior in Paris at the moment. I loved it from the very first minute he gave it to me and I hold it all the time. Same thing happens with Dolce& Gabbana. They give me a call, saying that they want me to go over their atelier. I go and I let them play with my style and I enjoy it very much. As for my public appearances that you mentioned, most of the times when I have to attend a certain event, I call my agent and ask for his advice on what to wear. I am not one of those women who have a huge wardrobe.
MM. : Is there anything that you avoid as far as styling is concerned?
D.M. :Yes, I don't like power dressing. A suit wouldn't look good on me, it wouldn't be me. I need to feel comfortable in my clothes.
M.M.: Recently, you were ot Jean-Paul Gaultier's catwalk, only few months after co-starring with Monica Bellucci at the Dolce&Gabbana world ad campaign.
D.M.: I was really lucky to do these collaborations. Both designers saw me by chance and asked me to work with them. I travel a lot, I know a lot of people. That's how the star system works all around the world. I left Athens at the age of 35 and moved back to Rome. It wasn't easy for me to start over my career and my life. I feel lucky and honored to have worked with both Jean-Paul and Dolce&Gabbana.
MM.: Quite a humble answer I must say. Do you consider yourself a humble person?
D.M. : (Laughter) Are you kidding me? No way!
M.M.: Still, I insist that being the face of Jean-Paul Gaultier in his haute couture show doesn't happen by chance.
D.M.: I am telling you, It did all happen by chance. I think the fact that my figure resembles that of Amy Winehouse played a part in it. Plus, I am Greek. One of the reasons why Jean-Paul wanted me was because I am Greek. It was great working with him, such a beautiful experience.
C.K.: Is there anything that you are jealous of?
D.M.: I am never jealous of anything and anyone. Ce sempre un prezzo che devi pagare....Now that I think of it there is one person that made me feel jealous recently. It was a woman in Rio de Janeiro that I saw and she had no money, nothing. She was happy living with the sun and herself. Those are the people that I am jealous of.
MM. : At this point of your life, are you completely honest with yourself or are you prone to illusions?
D.M.: I make fun of myself all the time. Honest? I am not honest with myself. I am driven only by illusions and dreams. I see what I want to see. The older I get, the dreamier I become. I have been through a lot. I am a very lucky woman. I have lived an amazing life until now but I have also had very tough times. Compared to how I was in the past, I have a more relaxed attitude towards life now.
M.M.: Any dormant dreams or regrets?
D.M.: No, none.
C.K.: So, you have done everything?
D.M.: No, but anything I want to do, I can do it. Right away. Meanwhile, I feel that I still haven't done any of the things that I dream of.
C.K.: And what do you want to do?
D.M.: I want to write and produce my own movie, this is a dream I have in years.
M.M.: Would you also star?
D.M.: Yes, definitely.