Where do you source your creative inspiration from?
A lot of my inspiration comes from the day-to-day stuff. Inspiration comes from many sources — I often go to art galleries, films, or the theater — but I particularly enjoy travel. I visit the provinces of Japan or go abroad and find creative stimulation there. Lately, I’ve fallen in love with Sri Lanka and I head there a lot. What makes it so brilliant are the people — it’s an island, so everyone is laid-back and happy. In terms of fashion, it’s similar to its next-door neighbor, India, but it still retains its own folk costume. I also love the Ayurveda developed by that mysterious culture. There are clinics in the mountains surrounded by nature, where I eat delicious meals, have Ayurveda treatments, relax and enhance my own beauty. Sure, we can beautify ourselves superficially with a simple change of clothes, but we are what we eat, and that Ayurveda mentality of changing from the inside or changing our life-cycle brings out our beauty too.