Aziza Azim is an up and coming fashion stylist, buyer, consultant, and contributing editor for Space Matters. Aziza is one of the most inspirational characters I follow on instagram – she is the embodiment of chic, charisma, and mindfulness. We talked about personal style, dream closet, and positive vibes.
What was your major at Parsons and what was that experience like? What made you pick this particular major?
I studied Design and Management at Parsons New School of Design. I chose this particular major because I have always had an appreciation and a spark for design but I did not have the technical skills of Design. So I chose to study the business of design which has been a wonderful experience and helped me to start my career path.
I'm a massive fan of Isabel Marant. I can see some resemblance between your personal style and her aesthetics. What I like about your style is its effortlessness and how you mix high and low. How would you define your style and whose closet would you happily move into?
What a compliment! I really admire Isabel Marant for the look/girl that she has created. It is Parisian bohemian rock chic which is what my style is close to, but I can never describe my style because it varies from day to day, year to year. Although I can say the kind of women I admire – passionate, free spirit, hard working, loyal, and often rebellious. I would happily move into the closet of Phoebe Philo or Marie Amélie Sauvé.
I know that you're very supportive of young talents. What young designers do you like at the moment?
I am a very big fan of young talents. At the moment, I really admire Ellery, Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiere, Vetements, JW Anderson, and Sandy Liang.
Let me just tell you that I'm in love with your website. I like that besides posting your looks you often share inspirational quotes, art or healthy treats. How did you become interested in spiritual practices and healthy living?
Good question! To be honest, it all happened quite naturally, although there were a few people that have influenced my views. One of them introduced me to the life of Nicholas Roerich, a painter and an esoteric philosopher. Since then it has never been the same, and I am so thankful for the universe for connecting me to the right sources. I always remember to count my blessings every night before sleep and I am just thankful to be a part of this magical world. If waking up every morning is not a miracle, then I do not know what it is!
Describe a typical day in the life of Aziza Azim. What is it like?
Wake up time between 6.30-7.30 am. Glass of water on empty stomach. A five-minute meditation session. Breakfast. Coffee. Yoga. At office at around 10 am. From 10 to 3 pm it's office time: e-mails, conference calls, meetings. From 3 to 6 pm I spend time out of office, in the city visiting showrooms, shooting or styling. Boxing at 7 pm. Some family or friends time and an hour to read a book, and then lights off!