IN ANCIENT GREEK MYTHOLOGY, THERE EXISTED NINE MUSES WHO RULED OVER THE ARTS AND SCIENCES. THE DAUGHTERS OF ZEUS, KING OF THE GODS, AND MNEMOSYNE, THE PERSONIFICATION OF MEMORY, EACH OFFERED INSPIRATION IN HER RESPECTIVE REALM: EPIC POETRY, HISTORY, EROTIC POETRY, MUSIC, TRAGEDY, HYMNS, DANCE, COMEDY OR ASTRONOMY. TODAY’S MUSES ARE MORE MULTIFACETED. THEY MELD THE AFOREMENTIONED ARTISTIC AND ACADEMIC SPHERES (AND MORE) INTO AN ALCHEMIC ESSENCE THAT BOTH EXPRESSES AND INSPIRES CREATIVITY ACROSS COUNTLESS MEDIUMS.
Valentine Fillol-Cordier is among these stirring shape-shifters. Born and raised in Paris, she officially became a muse at 14, when she began modeling. By 16, Valentine was styling shoots, soon seamlessly expanding into roles as a creative consultant, fashion editor and designer, while still a model and stylist. Along the way, the now London-based creator has collaborated with artists ranging from Juergen Teller to Charlotte Olympia to Charles Anastase and myriad publications, such as Vogue, Purple, Dossier, Interview and more.
WHAT DO YOU DO BEST?
Not answering emails.
WHAT VALUES DO YOU MOST WANT TO PASS ALONG TO YOUR KIDS?
Appreciation and empathy.
A SONG YOU HAVE LISTENED TO 10 TIMES IN A ROW
A SONG FROM THE FIRST ALBUM YOU OWNED
YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER
YOUR LOVE WHEN YOU WERE 17
A PICTURE YOU WISH YOU'D TAKEN
A SONG THAT MAKES YOU THINK OF AN EX
A SONG WITH AMAZING WORDS
WHO HAVE BEEN THE GREATEST TEACHERS IN YOUR LIFE?
The loves who didn't work out.
WHAT JOB WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IF NOT THE ONE YOU DO?
A nurse, a cook or a decorator.
WHERE YOU GREW UP
YOUR FAVORITE KIDS FILM