Goat-Milk is a brand of stunning kids basics based in NY, created by the very inspiring duo composed of Roland Bello and Tania Vargas. They met 15 years ago while working together in the advertising world, they became friends very quickly and knew that one day they were going to work on an amazing project together. Roland used to travel to Europe often for work, and would bring back stunning children's underwear for Tania's kids. What started as an occasional souvenir soon became a necessity for her. Roland and Tania very soon decided to start manufacturing their very own brand of kids's underwear and Goat-Milk was born. Their campaign are always beautifully shot and I have been dying to get to know more about the 2 people behind this very cool brand:
WWKA- I remember clearly the first time I noticed Goat-Milk on the pages of a magazine, it was an amazing image of the boy seating with a dog. Who is the photographer and is there a story behind that picture?
ROLAND BELLO: NO STORY...WE WERE AT MY HOUSE IN P.A. DOING (WINGING) OUR FIRST SHOOT FOR GOAT-MILK.
TANIA: ROLAND BELLO IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER, THE DOG (PETEY) IS HIS AND THE KID (DIEGO) IS MINE.
WWKA- You and Roland clearly have an amazing creative chemistry, what's the best thing about working together?
ROLAND: I HAVE NO IDEA...I GUESS JUST HAVING ONE PERSON TO MAKE DECISIONS WITH AS OPPOSED TO SEEKING APPROVAL FROM AN ENTIRE COMPANY. IN OTHER WORDS, WE GET TO DO WHAT WE WANT.
TANIA: WE SHARE A LOT OF THE SAME VIEWS AND ESTHETICS. I THINK THAT MAKES FOR A GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP. AND THE PART ABOUT ANSWERING ONLY TO OURSELVES IS QUITE LIBERATING.
WWKA- Any big plans for Goat-Milk for 2012?
MAYBE SOME CAMOUFLAGE PRINT, MAYBE SOME VINTAGE-INSPIRED COLORS, POSSIBLY ANOTHER POP-UP STORE..SEVERAL IDEAS BREWING.
WWKA- ok, enough serious questions: If you could speak to one time of animal, what would it be? and what would you say?
ROLAND: A DOG. I HAVE 2 MISCHIEVOUS ONES AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY THEY DON"T LISTEN TO ME WHEN I PLEAD WITH THEM TO BEHAVE.
TANIA: CATS, WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING!!!
WWKA- describe your perfect day.
ROLAND: WAKING UP ON A TROPICAL WARM ISLAND WITH NO "TO DO" LIST.
TANIA: THAT "TO-DO" LIST WAS A CRACK AT ME . . . . I LOVE WALKING AROUND, ANYWHERE REALLY, FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. PEOPLE WATCHING, CITY SOUNDS, LOOKING AT ARCHITECTURE, ETC. BETWEEN 2 KIDS AND A FULL TIME JOB IT'S RARE THAT I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND A DAY LIKE THAT.