We had the good fortune of connecting with Mariela I’V (also known as DJ I’V LOVE) and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mariela, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I am a natural born artist since I was born. Through out my childhood to a adult I have always had a love for the Arts and Theatre. I have taken classes in Art and Theatre which benefited me to master my natural act and artistic talent. I was the only one in my family that wanted to be a actress, my mother put me in modelling since I was 12 she didn’t have much of a liking for acting. DJ’ing was a side fun hobby for me but I do have a love for music as this is a part of me and have pursued this avenue professionally.
I have always have had a business side to me. I started my own production since I was 22 producing events, tours, photo shoots and film showcasing my own talent as well. I also have my own product that I have developed and designed that will be launched this year. In my spare time I work on my painting, even though this is a hobby I have gotten exposure for my art work. Currently I am completing my self portrait series “Color Quest”.
Overall I am creator and inventor.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Most of my projects that I am most proud of and a feel accomplished have been my own projects because I have had a successful result. I also showcase myself as I would like to be seen in my film projects, my modelling and my art. When I wanted to create a idea I would do this and challenge myself to complete it. Such as my two films that are written and directed by my me and where I am a lead actress in this as well, “Tea Time” and “ Dolce Disposizione”. In life there will always be challenges but I make sure to be meticulous, organized and validate corrections of people that maybe blocking my creation or path.
Networking has been the key to my success having the right network connection. I have expanded my network through modelling in Europe and New York lately with the many editorial published work that I am show cased in.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When I do have family or friends come and visit I love dining with a great view and shopping. I also love spa beauty time and resorts. Chateau Marmont is a favorite place for me for dining or drinks. Malibu has great dining as well right by ocean. Roof top view dining is a favorite as well. I love to work out in nature and connect with the natural energy of nature, if it is by the beach or hiking. Picnics are awesome too right on the beach or great views. As for Spas I enjoy trips to Palm Springs for the mineral spa baths but in la there a lot of great spas. Boat rides are always fun or a event for activities.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I appreciate all the Producers, Editors, Agents, Artist’s, Photographers and my fans who have supported my journey in my career. This is many people to thank, Sim Fotos(also known as Jessie Biancci) my favorite photographer to work with and a friend. All of my shoots have been published of his photos that he has taken of me.
I am appreciative of my mother who has been supportive through out my career. But otherwise I have been independent and have taken the initiative in my career. Figured out things on my own but this is my personality as I have worked in Mgmt as well for over 10 years so I do have the leader persona. Find a solution, be proactive, a tech guru, complete tasks from start to finish, multi tasking, create and being positive.
Denim Dress- Jasmine Somers Photo
Green Sparkle Dress- Scott Edward’s Photo
Vk Photography-blue denim skirt
Sim Fotos – all other photos
Art photo- Mariela I’V Art