Believe in your dreams and fight to make them happen.
This is a mantra that we should all follow in life and Ludovica Narciso is definitely a demonstration that wanting is power, regardless of gender or age. Founder of Kube Agency, a meeting point for all women, Ludovica told us about her business, some elements that make the difference (and success) when you decide to embark on a work adventure of your own and other #girlboss curiosities!
How was Kube Community born and what were the first steps you made to become entrepreneur of yourself?
I started to think about Kube Community last April I was at a standstill and I needed a dynamic and creative route that could represent me. I gave life to all this while imagining Kube as a special place for us women, a place where we can communicate, create, fight for our rights and entertain an audience at the same time. The thing that I found beautiful and moving about Kube is that it can be so wide and play on so many levels that it hasn’t got any real limits.
I started to throw around ideas, to figure what I wanted to create and to contact people who could have supported me. After a while, some girls who’ve believed in the project came and today they’re still by my side, working with me to make this reality grow.
They often talk about success, but what was the most difficult part of your career path?
The most difficult side of it was to put the fear of failure (which I still have somewhere inside of me) aside and jump into this adventure. Unfortunately, no one can foresee the future and no one knows what to expect from life, so I jumped with nothing in my hands. I think that no matter how many research one can do, if you have a passion you have to go for it and see how it goes. Kube is my passion and I believe in it every day.
“Fashion is all about confidence.” What does self-confidence mean to you?
What does self-confidence mean? I’d like to answer to this, but honestly I don’t know. I still struggle to feel self-confident every day, but I have the right people around, people who believe in me, so I sometimes stop and think “shit, maybe I should trust them.” I think it’s hard for one to really feel self-confident, we’re all human and very sensitive. Self-confidence comes with time, with failures, with practice.
Today I feel confident about so many things that I would have never even imagined doing some years ago.
What’s your “motto”?
Follow your dreams, because no one will follow them for you. This has always been my motto, because I think that we should take on the responsibility of what we want in life. No one will be there waiting for us, especially today’s world, that’s always looking for new fashions. We need to be able to create the life we dream of, and if it doesn’t work, at least we’d be able to say that we tried.
What’s your biggest inspiration in your work life?
I don’t think I have a single source of inspiration, I have many. All mothers, who work hard and make sacrifices every day to give their sons and daughters everything they need and hope that their kids can live a happy and carefree life, achieving what they want for their career.
A Girl Boss to you is…
A girl boss is a girl who has no trouble saying “I want to be successful.” Every day, the thought of opening up and admitting we want to carry out a big project puts a lot of pressure on us, because we’re all ready to judge others instead of supporting them. So, yeah, I think that a girl boss is a woman who knows what she wants and runs after it, regardless of other people’s judgment.
How would you define your style?
I’d define my style very tomboy. I love oversize or men’s clothes. Give me a nice pair of blue jeans, a blazer and I’m totally comfortable. I think that a pair of jeans and a t-shirt are something that can’t miss from both men’s and women’s wardrobes.
What’s the book on your nightstand? And what’s your favorite fashion book?
On my nightstand I have “You Are a Badass,” a self-help book by Jen Sincero, who’s an author who gets to the point in a very direct and concise way. I love motivational books because they psyche yourself up and make you want to improve yourself every day. I don’t know if you can call it a fashion book, but “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are” by Caroline de Maigret is a wonderful snapshot of French fashion in my opinion.
What’s your happy place?
My happy place is a movie theatre, I think. Films give us the chance to travel to other realities, dimensions and lives that are told on the big screen and I think it’s a beautiful thing and I find it very fascinating. It’s a moment of pure relax and amusement that has also a great impact on our minds.
What’s your dream project?
Right now, my dream project is to launch a panel with women who talk about their jobs and interact with the young people of today to tell them how to settle down and find their place in the world of work. I also dream about carrying out the final steps to make Kube a real company with a physical headquarter in Rome.
They often talk about being a feminist. What does feminism mean to you?
Feminism means to fight for our rights, or even just to fight to have wage equality. All of women’s fights are feminism.