Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stylish Dudes: Mike Motsok

For the last couple of months I've been interviewing some cool guys and sharing their thoughts here for a new sub-section within Stylish Dudes. Last month, the interviewee was the 21 year old, really sophisticated, Parisian blogger Matthias Cornilleau from Styl(NOX)e. This month, I interviewed Moldovan (bad-ass) blogger Mike Motsok (whose blog shares his name) from Mike Motsok to start the year with a bang.  

// En los últimos meses he entrevistado a varios chavitos buena onda y compartido sus respuestas aquí para una nueva sub-sección de Stylish Dudes. El mes pasado, el entrevistado fue el blogger francés, súper sofisticado, Matthias Cornilleau de Styl(NOX)e. Este mes, la primera entrevista del año fue con el rebelde y buena onda blogger de Moldova: Mike Motsok, de Mike Motsok (su blog tiene su nombre) para empezar el año con gran actitud.

La entrevista no tiene traducción porque no me gustaría modificar las palabras de los entrevistados; así que deberán sacar su traductor interno una vez más. 

Tell me a little bit about yourself:

It would take a long time to talk about my life, my family or my hobbies; but I'll try to be fast & short. I'm living in the Republic of Moldova. Here, I'm working in the entertainment industry, I was art director of a night club and PR'ing for a lot of clubs & cafés in the city I'm living. Now I'm working with a local fashion store & doing a lot of random & social projects. I write for a small Italian magazine & I'm also studyin' Visual Design in Milan at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA). I'm planning my own small business, so it's still a secret what it will be :)

Describe an average day of your life:

Unfortunately, I've had insomnia for the last 2-3 years, so I don't categorize my day by morning - day - evening - night. It's kinda all in one. But a normal, not random, day would be like this:

Bed - bathroom - coffee - cigarette - taxi/car - office - photoshoots - work meetings - coffee shop - project - project - project - and then... Uhmmm... I wish I could say warm bed with my girlfriend at night, with movies and rose wine but, unfortunately, I'm single now so I'm doing all that stuff alone. 

Your Lookbook page says you are a journalist. Do you study journalism?

I do not study journalism, I just made a little journalism course & I'm working in that industry. I'm studying web design and soon I want to take psychology as my second faculty.

How do you feel about blogging?

Oh, I love bloggin' but, since last year, I do not have time for that and that makes me sad. I miss my Lookbook & blog times & I simply love the part of creating a small story in my posts. 

When did you become invested in fashion, how was that process?

I've always tried to look good & dress well, but I became involved professionally in fashion like 2-3 years ago. It was spontaneous and I had the help of my ex-girlfriend Doina Ciobano from, we started together. 

Who would you consider a stylish dude from this time and why?

Definitely Kanye West, man, he's just a genius. He's one of my favorite artists and I really think he's the best dressed man in the house. I also like Jared Leto's style and can firmly say I like the style of some of my friend bloggers like Yannick K. from Germany, Mike Quyen from Romania and Adam Gallagher from USA.

Your looks are always cool and with a rebel vibe. What's the fashion scene like for guys under 21 in Moldova?

Here's the problem, guys in our country don't have a fashion sense and we do not have a good fashion scene here. I'm like one of the few people from here. 

I really like your tattoos. When did you get your first one and which one is your favourite?

Oh! I was 16 when I made the first one, it was my initials on my right wrist. It's hard to say which one I like best, 'cause I have 12 and love all of them but I guess my favourite one is the one on my chest. 

Where do you see yourself in five years? What will you be doing?

I hate questions about my future! I really don't know. I've got a lot of plans & dreams, and I'll try to reach all of them but one thing will definitely be: a family, and a baby girl named Miabella :)

When you're feeling pressured or overwhelmed, what activity helps you re-find your center?

I ride. I just ride the lonely night streets smoking a cigarette and it's very important to hear music from The Weekend, Radiohead, Kings of Leon, and other genius artists. 

What are some your favourite books, TV series, musicians and other artists?

Musicians: Kanye West, 30 seconds to Mars, Lana del Rey, Andre 3000, Kings of Leon, The XX.
Writers: Osho.
Painters: Salvador Dalí.
Actors: Leo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Rachel McAdams, Jessica Alba. 
Photographers: Terry Richardson.

What would you say to someone seeking general fashion advice?

Guys, just be yourself and don't try to copy someone else. You are unique, try to remain so. 

Haters make me famous.

Thank you Mike! If you wanna know more about this awesome guy, be sure to catch him at his blog: Mike Motsok; his Tumblr; follow him on Twitter and see his looks at


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