If you’ve ever shopped at a local boutique, then you know the joy of finding a unique piece of clothing that doesn’t exist anywhere else. But where do these unique items come from? And how do designers get started in the process of producing their own clothing brand? Often times, makers have to resort to high purchase orders, confusing processes, a...

Richmond - Emanuele Leopoldo "Manny" Bomben, age 77, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, December 8, 2017, with his family by his side. Born April 15, 1940, to Francesco and Angelina De Marco Bomben, Manny moved from Fanna, Italy, to the United States when he was 17 years old. He graduated from Scecina Memorial High School and from Marian University...

Stephen Lash, Fondatore e Chairman Emeritus di Christie’s USA è un distinto signore dall’aria patrizia. A suo agio in italiano, francese ed ovviamente in inglese ci riceve al 20 Rockefeller Plaza, quartier generale di Christie’s USA. L’incontro avviene a pranzo. Servito da una catena alimentare fast and casual, acqua minerale e caffè per bevande. “...

Nel 1963 Raffaele Minichiello da Melito Irpino emigra, insieme alla sua famiglia, negli Stati Uniti. A diciassette anni si arruola nei Marines, resta per tredici mesi in Vietnam e viene decorato con una medaglia al valore. Ma in America "Ralph" non riuscirà ad affrancarsi dallo stereotipo dell’italiano mafioso. Gli insulti razzisti e una paga ingiu...

There is something humbling about participating in a traditional olive harvest. Every couple of years I get to help out my husband and his family gather olives to make oil for our own family. Everyone loves the taste of good high quality oil and simply refuse to do without it. The harvest is only a few days of work but it unexpectedly makes me feel...

It’s been almost a year since Prada debuted its “Prada365” initiative, an ambitious multi-channel attempt to remodel the company’s public identity, across everything from print media to Instagram to retail.  One of the qualities that has made Miuccia Prada such a force in fashion is her quickfire curiosity, leaping from one idea to the next. At the...

Looking for ways to brighten the darkest month of the year? From ski slopes to fire festivals, marathons to markets, Italy has plenty to offer. Shop like a Milanese: Milan celebrates its patron saint, Sant'Ambrogio, on December 7th. It celebrates with one of the oldest fairs in Italy, Oh Bej! Oh Bej! ("How beautiful!" in local dialect), which takes...

Gucci has recently opened up a new store in Miami’s Design District. The new store spans 4,700 square-feet over 2 floors. Creative Director Alessandro Michele has had a hand in the design concept and it features immersive concept elements such as velvet armchairs, industrial accents and other luxurious details. The exterior of the shop parallel’s t...

“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a monument to a monument. With more than 200 works, and a core group of 133 drawings by the beyond-famous artist — the largest number ever assembled — on loan from some 50 front-rank collections, it’s a curatorial coup. More important, it’s an art historical tour de...

Much is said about the commercialization of Christmas and the loss of the Christmas spirit. So what is Christmas and what is behind the Italian tradition that has been exported to the world over? Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is a Roman Catholic tradition which is emulated by many other cultures throughout the world. The bi...