Do you have a nickname?
Mati. Some people call me Pamela, but they really do think it s my name. Because of my Instagram. There is also Tilde, very rare, but my favorite!
What emotion do you feel most often?
My Italian grandmother once told me I was a romantic realist. That might give you a hint. Most of the time i feel torn between apprehension and contentedness. Or enthusiastic and disillusioned. Music tend to help stabilize my emotions. So now in my car, I just have the radio set up on the classical music station. There is no lyrics taking over. it is all about the harmony and your senses. I become more posed and I can feel that my face relaxes and my posture gets better. And my ideas and feelings are more positive and enhanced in a way.
Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
I had to really think about this one. I might have. but it was a lesson learned. I like to think it was an accident because we were young and I was not in love. but it s not my speciality!
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
I think as myself as an introvert because i mostly find energy within myself, but then when I get out I am an extrovert.
What was your first kiss like?
Playful. A birthday present.
What kind of weather represents who you are as a person?
A cabin in the mountains with a bright hot sun. I live in Los Angeles but I m from Belgium where it's rainy 300 days a year and it never really bothered me. I like to have an excuse to stay inside.
Have you ever been in love?
Yes, I am at the moment. And it is part of my personality. I was talking to this girl at a party last week about being so warm and making a statement of my red cheeks and she said it was because I was in love.
Images courtesy of Matilde Riccardi
Interview KARDELEN YUCE