Meet Gia Salvaggio
ON HER MORNING ROUTINE
The first thing I do when I wake up is put on my glasses because I can’t see anything. Then I go get my coffee (always iced) , check my phone or read a bit while drinking it and then I proceed to run from left to right while getting ready because I’m probably late since I spent too much time enjoying my coffee.
On Getting into Photography
I got a camera for Christmas when I was fifteen and I haven’t put it down since. I photograph things that are aesthetically appealing to me, that’s why I have trouble at school. My teachers need a story behind my pictures and sometimes I don’t have one, I just loved how it looked and I took the picture. Photographing old people is my jam though, they are always so polished. When I went to Rome, earlier this year, I often found myself following people around to get a good picture. To be a photographer, being a stalker is quality you must have sometimes.
ON What cameras she shoots with
My first camera was a Nikon and whenever I bought a new camera it always have been. My favorite lens is a 35mm 1.4F because I love a really blurry background for portraits.Otherwise I always carry a little analog camera to immortalize my everyday life : It’s a Olympus MJU - 1.
ON HER Beauty Routine
My beauty routine is quite low maintenance. I have a cream (Avène Antirougeurs Day Redness Relief Soothing Cream SPF 25) for the morning, I have an oil for the night (Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil), I wash my face (with Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser) in between. I exfoliate (with Nip + Fab Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme) and do a mask once a week. For my makeup, I don’t wear foundation and I like to look like myself, sometimes I’ll add a red lip (with NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil). Glossier is one of my favorite brand because they’re not trying to sell you this perfect persona that frankly nobody can be, they know everybody is sort of unique and they make the kind of products (like Boy Brow and Stretch Concealer) to enhance your features and give you this really fresh look that I love.
On Shopping and Personal Style
I used to shop a lot at Zara but now I’m trying to shop less often and better. I go to vintage shops, I browse the internet or I indulge in a good piece. For fall I want to look like the love child of Keith Richards and Joan Didion.
Gia'S FAVORITE BOOKS
The Girls by Emma Cline
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Hannah and Her Sisters by Woody Allen
Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher
Roman by Roman Polanski
Gia'S FAVORITE MOVIES
Gia'S FAVORITE PLACES
Darius Cafe for the best homemade iced tea.
Cafe International if you fancy a pastrami sandwich
La Pharmacie for vintage goods (and to pet a cute dog!)
Go see an exhibition at La Boverie