FRANCA: CHAOS & CREATION

November 16, 2016

Ever since I was a kid Vogue Italia has been one of my favorite magazine.  I was enchanted by the stunning photo editorials, the way they were built and the power of the stories they would portray.  This magazine inspired my entire career and at some point, I was fortunate enough to have Franca Sozzani…

TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

January 11, 2016

In 1986, the movie Labyrinth came out. This fantasy film directed by Jim Henson sees David Bowie as Jareth, King of the Goblins who kidnaps a young girl’s (Jennifer Connelly) little brother and challenges her to reach the center of an enormous maze to rescue him. I must have watched that movie at least 100…

Scene from "A Clockwork Orange" by Stanley Kubrick (1971)

5 CULT FILMS TO INSPIRE YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME

October 30, 2015

Here we are. It’s Halloween again and I am sure a lot of you are still wondering what kind of costume to pull out of your wardrobes. As you might already know by now, Costume Design is one of my favorite things, so let me give you a little inspiration taken from 5 cult movies that I Love….

I LOVE YOU. IT’S TIME TO GO – Marina Abramovic and Ulay

October 5, 2015

Whether you understand Art or not, this video is a Must watch. Artists Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love affair in the 1970s performing out of a van they called home. When they ended their relationship, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China each from one end, meeting for one last embrace…

TEACHINGS OF A MOM

February 22, 2015

She was a tiny little woman, she would define herself as “short”. She was filling the air with her glee and her exuberance. She was always smiling, every day, even when things were not going well. She was curious and resourceful, she would always launch herself in new adventures taking risks at times. She was…

Photo from the exhibition Impronte Sfiorate by Paola Michela Mineo (2014)

PAOLA & “IMPRONTE SFIORATE”

September 21, 2014

  Paola Michela Mineo, is not only an amazing and talented artist but is also my lifetime best friend. We have been knowing each other since we were kids, shared laughs, tears, fights, ideas and amazing trips. She is one of the Very Unique People of my life and today I want  to feature her amazing…

Coxy Bag - screenshot form the Film "Coxy. It's you" (2014)

THE BEAUTY OF BEING A WOMAN IN A COXY BAG

May 28, 2014

I started picturing the Coxy Bag after a very challenging moment in my life. My beloved Mom had recently passed away from breast cancer. After her death, I found myself lost and in despair. I had a successful career as a designer and actress and lost it all. My power and confidence was gone. I was living…