Buro Asks: Nasiba Adilova
The Russian style icon shares her favourite places and things
A key player within the 'Buro 24/7 family', business development is paramount for Nasiba Adilova. Having managed the continuation of the Buro brand for over a year, the thirty-something Russian fashion personality also runs a style consultancy business looking after Buro 24/7 Brazilian investments, an edition that is due to launch next summer.
Also known as @Naseebs to her thousands upon thousands of Instagram followers, she has dominated most recent street-style blogs and fashion-week front rows – and is heavily involved in AmfAR's upcoming Two x Two auction – creating a young collectors board for the organisation and helping raise international awareness among young people around the world. A strong believer in the digital future to boot (no surprise there) Buro 24/7 Middle East delves into the directional world of Naseeba Adilova...
What was the first thing that you thought of this morning?
That I need to schedule my flight to Rome for my fitting with Valentino Atelier on Monday.
What will be the last thing you think of before you sleep tonight?
The amount of emails I have to get through!
When were you happiest?
I was happiest at different stages in my life. It's easier for me to remember the unhappy times because my life motto is to always stay positive and grateful and this makes me happy everyday.
If nostalgia were a smell, what would it be?
It would smell a bit like the Escentric Molecule perfume.
Where is your favourite spot in the world?
I love Montenegro, specifically a little oasis there called Porto Montenegro, but I'd have to say my bedroom in our home is my most favourite places of all!
What would your last meal consist of?
Sushi and Green Tea Ice cream for desert!
What is your greatest fear?
Of losing people close to me.
Which living person do you most admire?
My grandmother. She is a remarkable woman who has been through so much. She was married for my grandfather for 60 years he was her other half.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To be better at time management.
Which artwork do you wish you'd created?
I wish I created the incredible architectural masterpieces that Zaha Hadid has.
What's the next big thing?
Digital – it's the future!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
A wise person once said, show me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are! I am most proud of the people I have in my life.
What do you wish you invented?
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To be able to put an end to the terrible diseases around the world once and for all.