Matilda DeFlaviis Fumo could often be seen in the Independence Hall neighborhood, turned out as a well-dressed 18th century lady. In springtime and autumn, from the mid-1980s into 2009, Mrs. Fumo was a costumed guide for Centipede Tours. A very patient guide.   The last tour that Mrs. Fumo worked alongside Centipede guide Sally A. Downe...

Bulgari is betting on the U.S. market, innovation, and a reinvestment in of one of its most popular designs to bolster its bottom line. Jean-Christophe Babin, chief executive officer of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned jeweler, told WWD while in New York to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the house's Bulgari watch style that, "when...

Fiat Chrysler plans to introduce a new lineup of rear-wheel drive Alfa Romeo sedans and SUVs that will take the fight to BMW, Mercedes and Audi, and they will do so with Ferrari powerplants. These models are slated to arrive starting in 2016, and the high-end versions of these cars will use powerplants designed by Ferrari.   Since 2004, Alfa...

Bottega Venetahas left Fifth Avenue for the more exclusive environs of Madison Avenue. The Vicenza, Italy-based retailer last week closed its flagship at 699 Fifth Avenue in anticipation of the 2017 opening of a 14,908-square-foot maison at 740 Madison Avenue and 64th Street. It will be a homecoming; the company operated a flagship there from...

  WTI Magazine #17    2014 Feb, 14Author : Nadiah Ahmad Shukri for PoisonDrops.com      Translation by:   Raffaella FrascaAfter her stellar baptism dressing Milly Carlucci on Ballando con le Stelle, Raffaella Frasca makes her debut on the Altaroma runway with her couture 2014 collection. Her esthetic is especiallyfeminine and extravagant, findin...

My father, Charlie (Marcellino) Del Vecchio was born January 9, 1911 in Rome, New York. Both of his parents had emigrated from southern Italy (Campania) at the turn-of-the-century, so he was a first generation born Italian American.   Upon graduating from the Rome Free Academy, he worked for a short period for a photographic studio in Watert...

Italian studio Pininfarina designed the twentieth century's greatest Ferraris and through their work with the Prancing Horse -- plus the likes of Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa Romeo -- helped define the emotive Italian style of the mid-century sportscar.   On the company's 85th birthday, Paulo Pininfarina, the fourth patriarch of the family to head...

A year has passed since Max Mara opened its store in the Miami Design District and presented its first Backyard Ball, the annual fund-raiser for the locally based National YoungArts Foundation. The brand felt such a profound connection that last week it signed on to sponsor three more galas and established theMax Mara Young Visionary Award.  ...

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Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. is on track and under way, according to CEO Harald Wester. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV last week shipped about 50 of the Italian luxury brand's niche 4C sports cars to North America. The cars are now arriving in dealerships, marking the first time since the mid-'90s that Americans can see Alfa Romeos in showrooms....