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Author Archives: Anda Bozo

Anda is a writer, an award-winning poet, a College Mentor/Tutor, and a blogger. In 2013, she earned an Associate of Arts in Communications and World Studies, focusing in Journalism and Visual Media Arts. She was raised her whole life throughout different locations in Italy where she started her journalism career by collaborating for a local magazine. Throughout Anda’s adventures around Italy, from Rome, to Turin, to Milan, she discovered her love for writing about mass-media communication, mass advertising, fashion, art, food, and social-political issues. One of her goals as a writer and journalist is to travel the world and write/report about different places, politics, and cultures, especially about those of the Italian society.

Educator and Creator Mary Capozzi Delivers Lifestyle Lessons

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Through her own website and thanks to her Italian upbringing, Mary Capozzi has been able to give the gift of youth and wellbeing to the Boston community.

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Sondra Celli: Fashion Designer with that Special Bling

Sondra Celli in her studio (photo by Mark L. Johnson)

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling” is Sondra Celli’s exclusive approach to fashion industry, and her Swaroski-glittered garments stand to prove just that. Celli’s elegant studio in Waltham is the epicenter of her unique and creative work. Since 2010, Celli’s fancy couture has even been recognized nationally on TLC’s hit “My Big Fat American Gipsy Wedding.” Fashion has certainly been Celli’s world since she was born. In fact, she is the daughter of dress diva Yolanda Cellucci. “My mother was always in fashion so I was raised in this kind of business.” she says. At ...

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Fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci

Yolanda Cellucci (photo courtesy bwme.org)

It’s been 46 years since dress diva Yolanda Cellucci transformed her dreams into a glittery and glamorous reality. From “rags to riches,” she emerged as a successful businesswoman and recognized queen of fashion. She is simply a living legend. I had the pleasure to meet with Yolanda at her chic apartment near Boston. I felt electrified by her charismatic and cordial personality. She kindly made me feel at home. A very influential personality in the Boston fashion world, Youlanda started out in 1967 by selling wigs, soon afterward opening her eponymous store in Waltham. Yolanda’s bridal boutique grew to include ...

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Italian Designer Valentina Oppezzo thrills audience at ‘Elements of Design’ Fashion Show

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Five eco-friendly designers, including Italy’s Valentina Oppezzo, presented their own collections at the recent ‘Elements of Design’ fashion show. Presented by VStyle Productions, the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., and the Boston GreenFest, the eco-fashion was held on June 21 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston and featured collections inspired by a different element: air, water, fire and earth. The featured designers were Restored by Design by Martha Jackson as Air, Instilla by Valentina Oppezzo and Maryanne Meservey as Water, Savers Thrift Store and Stylist U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo of Urban Thriftologee as Fire and Anderson Designs by Emma Anderson ...

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Eco-Friendly Designer Valentina Oppezzo Delivers Groundbreaking Approach to Fashion

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Throughout her travel from Italy to the United States, both as a professional photographer and fashion designer, Valentina Oppezzo never includes animal materials in her work. For Valentina, using all non-animal materials is not just a trend, it is a belief. Having started a career in Italy as a photographer, Valentina decided to carry on her passion for photography by opening a studio in Boston. After a period of time, Valentina decided to close her business due to her beliefs concerning the eco-fashion awareness. “One of the reasons I closed the studio was because I am a vegetarian,” she says. ...

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