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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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Lucia Bellotti Combines Art and Fashion in ‘Van Vogue’

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Winchester-based artist Lucia Bellotti recently brought to life her new concept “Van Vogue,” combining pictorial art and fashion. Alongside her artistic partner Gabriella Ruggieri, Bellotti displayed several paintings featuring models and Vogue magazine covers at Runway Couture Boutique in Winchester. Real life models were also present at the event, showing off dresses captured on canvas by the native of Bari, Puglia. “We are currently working on the second edition of Van Vogue, to be held this summer at Martha’s Vineyard,” says Bellotti. The exhibition’s name, she likes to point out, was an idea of her husband, drummer and Berklee College ...

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Elements of Design: Eco-Fashion Show

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When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: The Rose Kennedy Greenway (Ring Fountain between Milk and State Street) Across from New England Aquarium – Boston, MA On June 21st, VStyle Productions, the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., and the Boston GreenFest will present the Elements of Design, an Eco-Fashion Show that features four designers who represent the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water. One of the four featured designers is the Italian Eco-Friendly fashion designer Valentina Oppezzo who will present a small collection (vegan and eco-friendly) of 7 outfits and accessories (purses). Elements of Design: Eco-Fashion ...

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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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Fashion Icon Rose Cherubini Celebrates 100 years in Style!

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On Aug. 1, SoWa’s Samsøn gallery celebrated fashion designer Rose Cherubini’s 100th birthday in style. With the artist in attendance, guests were able to view dozens of handmade dresses that were once sold in Cherubini’s stores in downtown Boston. Born in Boston in 1913, Cherubini opened her first shop at the age of 33 in Quincy, where she had grown up with her parents, both Italian immigrants from the Abruzzese town of Fossacesia. Noting that most of her clients were driving in from Boston, the artist moved her shop to Newbury Street in 1951, staying there until 1967. After running ...

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Rose Cherubini Fashion Exhibit in Boston

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When: Thursday, August 1, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m Where: Samson — 450 Harrison Ave./29 Thayer St., Boston, MA In honor of her 100th birthday, fashion designer Rose Cherubini will hold an exhibition of custom bridal dresses and ball gowns during the month of August, 2013, at Samson, 450 Harrison Ave./29 Thayer St., Boston. Her work, archives and other materials will also be on view. The artist will be on hand for a special reception on Thursday, August 1st from 5 to 8 p.m. Rose Cherubini née Santeusanio was born in Boston, MA in 1913 and currently lives in ...

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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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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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‘Think Outside the Purse’ – Photography Exhibition by Valentina Oppezzo

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“Think outside the purse” is a Fashion exhibition by Valentina Oppezzo, featuring photographs and fabrics printed with photographic patterns. The exhibition made its debut at this year’s Boston En Vogue, during the event hosted by Baku Sunset. “Thinking outside the purse means looking at fashion from a different point of view,” says Valentina. “It means seeing fashion as the missing link between an hectic style of life, in which we can sometimes feel misplaced or disconnected, and a more “organic” and natural lifestyle.” EXHIBITION: Think outside the Purse at Boston En Vogue 2011: Valentina is an Italian professional photographer, now ...

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