Monday, July 25, 2016

Nature and Italy!

Alta Via dei Parchi. Viaggio a piedi in Emilia-Romagna - il trailer 

 Finalmente on line il trailer del documentario "Alta Via dei Parchi. Viaggio a piedi in Emilia-Romagna" in uscita il 23 ottobre 2013. Il film è prodotto da Articolture, in collaborazione con Italica Edizioni; promosso da Regione Emilia-Romagna, Servizio Parchi e Riserve dell'Emilia Romagna; scritto e diretto da Enrico Brizzi e Serena Tommasini Degna.

 Alta Via dei Parks. A walking tour in Emilia-Romagna - the trailer

  Finally online the trailer for the documentary "High Way of Parks. A walking tour in Emilia-Romagna" out October 23, 2013. The film is produced by Articolture, in collaboration with Edizioni Italica; promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region, Parks and Reserves of Emilia Romagna; written and directed by Enrico Brizzi and Serena Tommasini Worthy.


"My land is called Emilia Romagna.  It is the only region in Italy that took it's name from a street.  And we are use to always beginning, to return, and see many people pass through.  The street is within us, it is a place of our soul and a border. "

"A few days in nature and you realize what must have happened  in town during this time."  "Nothing"

Monday, February 23, 2015

Working as a Pattern-maker in Italy

For several months now I have been working as a pattern-maker for a local company which has produced designer garments for over forty years. It was a wonderful pleasure, but also somewhat difficult for a fashion technician with over fifteen-years of experience to work on-site in an Italian production house.

It is a family owned business which has existed for forty years,   I have been living in Italy for almost eight years and having arrived here I only spoke English, my mother-tongue and Spanish.  Fortunately at the beginning my Spanish helped me get by!

It was wonderful to see Tom Ford, Vionnet, Dolce and Gabbana completed and in the process gowns around the shop everyday.  But for me it was also frustrating to be able to be confident about my pattern-making and communication skills, and identify how diffrent the culture is.  Therefore the process each person I worked with was always completely, or slightly different then my own. The terminology was another hard obstacles to overcome, not knowing the terms in Italian, did not allow me to work as a confident pattern-maker that I know I am.  I also had to have respect, after all I was the "new-comer".  Everyone already had their set way of doing things. 

Overall it was a wonderful experience for me to begin from the sketch of the design, draft the pattern, assist in some of the sewing of some of the samples, then seeing the items on the runway on the Vogue web-site. 

I am very thankful I was given the opportunity!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Are you familar with "Lumaca Film"?

Lumaca Film is an Italian film production house 

located in Italy. 

As stated in their website:

 "Lumaca Films seize fragments of reality to create beautiful lasting images. We give life to dreams and ideas, thoughts become eternal and play havoc with the laws of time.

Lumaca Film is an independent film production company founded by Francesco Zucchi and Lu Pulici in 2013 in Pennabilli, a small village in Emilia Romagna, Italy.

We make films, music videos and advertisements. Simply we tell stories, and endeavor through images to show the fleeting yet immortal life of Beauty."
Above you can see their clever, unique logo. To visit their website just click on the logo. 

The Production crew is made up of International professions, each with a passion to create and place their stories, and city on the big screen for all to see!

Their first short film has won numerous awards in various film festivals around the world.  The entire film,  Piove (It's Raining), contained a crew including actors/actresses who live in Pennabilli, Italy. 

Recently Lumaca Film have a crowd funding campaign to raise money for their second film production, Nevica (It's Snowing).

Click on the Nevica photo to find out more information about how you can help Lumaca Film continue creating magic!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Couture Sneakers

marie claire "Accessori Magic Issue".  Autunno/ Inverno 2014/2015