DILETTA PILAF – REDMILK BERLIN HOUSE

BERLIN, FACES AND WORDS. OF THOSE WHO CAME HERE BY CHANCE AND HAS BEEN THERE. OF THOSE BORN HERE AND THAT HERE FEEL WELL. OF THOSE WHO SOUGHT A SECOND CHANCE. OF THOSE WAITING HERE TO GO ELSEWHERE. WHOSE EVERY DAY IS A GOOD REASON TO LIVE THERE. REDMILK MEETS DILETTA PILAT, SHOP ASSISTANT IN BERLIN. LEFT FROM THE HILLS OF TREVISO FOR AN EXPERIENCE OF A FEW MONTHS AND IS IN BERLIN SINCE THREE YEARS

What is your connection to Berlin?

I moved to Berlin 3 years and half ago and I was supposed to stay here only for a few months. But when spring came everything looked with different colors, people here are amazing and interesting and I felt like I could feel the very beat of the city surrounding me, I was watching the light of the sunset on Oberbaum Brücke when you think that is just perfect and everything is going to be alright and then it was clear to me that I couldn ́t leave Berlin. Berlin is like a bad habits, bad habits are hard to abandon.

The current project you are working on…

I ́m working on different projects at the moment, sometimes it is difficult to concentrate on them, too many things around, sometimes it feels like overstimulated, but I would like to carry on my writing projects and to publish something, someday…

How would you describe your own style?

It took years before I found my style. I spent most part of my young life trying to rebel against a certain stereotyped way to dress. In this sense I think living in Berlin helped me a lot to develop my own style. I like to mix basic pieces with vintage clothing I find at flea market, sometimes to mix them to more expensive and beautiful items I buy in the shop where I work. I love to look feminine and sexy with a little touch of rock. And yeah, why not high heels?

What do you love most about your job?

About my job? I like to meet new people everyday and trying them to find something to wear that can make them feel happy as well. It keeps me satisfied and oh, it ́s not that kind of job that sucks your energies and makes you feels exhausted so at the end of the day I have time to concentrate my thoughts on other creative projects.

Text and Photo Giulia Galvanin