THE FASHION WORLD

October 2, 2017

In 2003 I graduated in Fashion and Costume Design from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. For my final exam, I created a women’s collection inspired by Yves Saint Laurent. I introduced my book with this quote: “This collection was born from the desire to give a woman a dress and the freedom to…

BABY STEPS

September 25, 2017

I graduated from a French high school in 1997.  My dad was not around in those days and I was living with my Mom and my grandma. My family from my mom’s side is from the south of Italy. They are very conservative and extremely religious. They were against me becoming an Artist, they thought…

THE OUTSIDER

September 18, 2017

My parents got separated when I was 9 months. I’ve never experienced the idea of a traditional family made up of a Mom, a Dad and brothers, and sisters.  My dad had 3 other kids with two other different women and although I’ve always loved my step-siblings, we grew up apart, had very different lives…

PINOCCHIO STARTED IT

September 12, 2017

When I was 2 years old, after picking me up from the kindergarten down the street, my grandma would read me the book of Pinocchio. It was like a ritual that would happen every afternoon in order to keep me quiet. I was a precocious and smart little kid (my mom has bragged about this…

THE STAGE OF LIFE

September 11, 2017

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts (…) – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – As you like it, Act II, Scene VII   I’ve been addicted to stories my entire Life. I’ve read them in…

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…

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…

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

PAOLA MINEO & “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 unique people of my life and today I want to feature her amazing exhibition…

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 were gone. I was living…

Coxy presents
THE STAGE OF LIFE
AND OTHER COXY STORIES 
Sign up to receive them weekly in your inbox
SUBMIT
close-link