With so many handbags available at just every every store around, how can you tell the real thing from a knock-off? And is a four-figure bag really worth the price?   With ExhibitItalia, a "Made in Italy" exhibition featuring more than 100 Italian companies and manufacturers in Houston this weekend, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to...

Can design mix together with the Do It Yourself (DIY) philosophy? Yes, but only with the help of innovation and creativity. Or at least this is what four Italian young designers have proved with their cardboard lamp 01Lamp Fattelo!.   Everything started a few years ago, when Federico Trucchia was thinking about how to create a lamp using the...

Finally back! L'estate degli italiani, anche di quelli che vivono oltreoceano, è sempre un po' più lunga di quella di altre popolazioni. Tra rientri in madre patria per godersi le spiagge nostrane e vacanze in altre località piùo meno esotiche, anche l'italiano della Big Apple ad Agosto "scappa". Settembre, quindi, è periodo di rientri. Si riparte...

  WTI Magazine #34    2014 June, 11Author : Martina Siega      Translation by:   Cassina and Luis Vuitton featured an exclusive piece for 2014. LC4 CP is a master piece that joins Design and Fashion. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, well known with the pseudonym of Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-born French architect who belonged to the first generation of...

by Chiara Beghelli   The project was announced in March 2014, but now it's ready to go. In a very warm Roman morning, Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of jewelry company Bulgari, together with the Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, inaugurated the restoration works of the Spanish Steps, one of the most iconic and loved places in the city.   Bul...

by Bonnie L. Cook   Walter Fontanella, 83, and the love of his life, Tomasina Fontanella, 85, died 10 days apart after a happy 58-year marriage. The couple lived in Havertown for many years. Mr. Fontanella had long been ill with cancer when he died Saturday, Jan. 16, at Vitas Hospice at Jefferson Methodist Hospital.   Mrs. Fontan...

WTI Magazine #8    2013 Dec, 6Author : Nadiah Ahmad Shukri for PoisonDrops.com      Translation by:   Be Your IdolDo you remember the Be Your Icon event at TRU Trussardi that I gushed about so enthusiastically last month? Well, here's a little secret I waited to let you in on: the delightfully embarrassing photographs I had obliged to having take...

We are very pleased to announce the celebration of Zagato 95th anniversary. In honor of this great occasion Concorso Italiano will be featuring, for the first time ever, a stunning display of Contemporary Atelier Zagato Productions.   Usually, when celebrating an anniversary it is an opportunity to look back. However, we believe it will be f...

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 char...

In the beginning was the tractor. Surprisingly enough, farm machinery is the forefather of an icon of automotive Made in Italy that has also become a symbol of elegance and strength worldwide: Lamborghini.   The history of one of the most celebrated Italian supercars, which has recently turned 50, begins in the 1960s in the Emilia Romagna re...