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Valentina is an Italian photographer. She started her career in Italy, but opened her own photographic studio after moving to Boston.

Wicked Peacock Founder Brings Italian Touch to Local Jewelry

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Silvana Costa has always been driven by the belief that “a handmade, statement piece of jewelry can totally transform your outfit.” After growing up in Medford, MA, the first-generation Italian opened in 2012 “Wicked Peacock,” a website that showcases and sells accessories made by Boston-based as well as other fashion and jewelry designers. Silvana was originally a jewelry designer herself. “I used to go to antique stores and buy vintage pieces, and then remake them into something completely different,” she says. “When I started my business as a designer, I went under the name of Wicked Peacock. The name was ...

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Touch of Italian at ICA Fashion Forward Event

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Fashion arrived at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art on Friday, October 5, brought by some of the most luxurious boutiques in Boston, including Italian Serenella and Riccardi. The museum opened its doors to the public for the ICA First Fridays: Fashion Forward event, celebrating the art of Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos, whose first solo exhibition in the United States is now on display at the ICA through November 26. Stylists and fashion experts from Serenella, Riccardi, and other boutiques in Boston (Louis Boston, Turtle, and Uniform) organized a runway show introducing six looks inspired by the graffiti and urban art ...

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Massachusetts-Based ‘Adea’ Delivers Luxury Made In Italy to US Market

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Christina DiPierro created Adea after several years spent in Italy, where she discovered her passion for textiles and design.

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The Italian Beginnings of Fashion Model Linda Cole

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As a young fashion model, Linda Cole spent time in Italy to learn the craft. Decades later, she is still making an impression, posing for Vogue Italia.

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Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani Visits Cambridge, Speaks of Eating Disorders

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On April 2, Vogue Italia's Editor-in-Chief joined a panel on eating disorders at Memorial Church of Harvard University.

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VienneMilano – A Boston-based “Made in Italy”

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The local company specializing in Italian tight highs (autoreggenti), has its products made in Milan, the country's fashion capital.

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‘La Dolce Vita’ Fashion Show – Tutto Italiano

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On August 4, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum hosted "La Dolce Vita" Fashion Show - Art of Italian Style and Fashion under the stars. Italian Designers such as Gucci, Samuel Vartan, Versace and others were represented at the show. Come see what designs made it on the catwalk.

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Celebrating Italy’s 150th – Pictures

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Bostoniano took some pictures of the March 18 State House celebrations honoring the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification.

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Celebrating Carnevale in East Boston

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Held at the Spinelli’s Function Facility in East Boston,this year's “Carnevale” was once again a colorful success.

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Writer Dacia Maraini at Dante Alighieri in Cambridge

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Dacia Maraini, one of Italy’s most renowned writers, presented the theatrical version of her work “Lettere d’amore” at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge on March 4, 2011.

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