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Category: Determined Women

13 Mar

An ageless Franca Sozzani

An ageless Franca Sozzani Franca Sozzani - “Lady of Fashion”, “Extravagant, experimental and innovative” and “Chaos and Creation”. Is she a rebel or a risk taker? A light in life and fashion?  “Lightness for me is when being profound allows you to fly high” – said Franca, lady with azure eyes and Pre-Raphaelite hair waves. For 28 years this ageless beauty was  editor in chief of Italian Vogue. In 1988, she was appointed at this position and the same year Anna Wintour became the Editor in Chief at American Vogue, too . Franca Sozzani, Diego Della Valle and Anna Wintour attend the Schiaparelli show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 on January 20, 2014 in Paris, France / Getty Images...
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16 Feb

Aleali May-the Queen of Sneakers

Aleali May-the Queen of Sneakers. For Aleali May “L.A. isn’t just a place. It’s way of life”. She is known as a fashion blogger, model, stylist and an exclusive sneaker designer. Her style is a mix between streetwear and high-end fashion mixed with 90’s hip-hop/R&B and “vampire” avant-garde although she always keeps it L.A. In the world of sneakers her name is mentioned as a first woman to create an unisex Air Jordan and one of only two women to design for the Nike - owned brand.  For May an Air Jordan provides history, heritage, street, lux, comfort and style. She is a deadly about minimal, subtle detail - it is crucial in her work. Aleali May wears sunglasses, a silver crystal cut-out...
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6 Jan

Eve Babitz – Girl of California in 70’s

Eve Babitz - Girl of California in 70’s. Eve Babitz - a hedonist with a notebook, a muse, a bookworm, a party girl, a master of entrance, a journalist and an artist. She always wanted to feel luxuriously involved in an unsolvable mystery, her favorite way to feel alive. We could see her naked on the iconic photo of  Julien Wasser.  Two brilliant minds,  Eve Babitz and Marcel Duchamp, the father of Conceptual art, playing chess. Eve was immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp. In the light of the picture was shot, Babitz was 20-year old “It” girl in Los Angeles of 70’s. “It takes a certain kind of innocence to like L.A., anyway. It requires a certain plain happiness inside to be happy in L.A.,...
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8 Dec

Joanna Gong in breathtaking business

Joanna Gong in breathtaking business. What is jewellery? A perfect spice, and ice on the cake, a fairytale, a little peace that makes you unique, a good vibe, a happiness in the box, the best friend, an obsession… What was first jewellery impression for Joanna Gong, private sales director, gemologist and jewelry specialist at Sotheby’s? As a little girl, she was attracted with the arms-and-armor collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. “Even if it wasn’t considered jewellery, my first love in metal crafts was a wearable piece of metal, tied to the function of the body. " Her breath was completely taken away after spending hours trying to understand the mechanism of the details. Nowadays she prefers antique jewellery and the contemporary design...
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25 Nov

Halima Aden – The Supermodel with a mission

Halima Aden - The Supermodel with a mission “Muslim girls have their own crown, it’s called hijab”. Halima Aden’s crown is called hijab, too She became the first hijab and burkini-wearing supermodel  because she wanted to reclaim identities of Muslim women. Her face and body could be seen on the cover of the UK Vogue, on the runaway for the top designers from  the fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, New York etc. Halima Aden changed the  history by becoming the first model to wear a burkini, designed by Tommy Hilfiger “I'm not a cover girl, I'm Halima from Kakuma. I want to be the reason why girls have confidence within themselves, not the reason for their insecurity." Aden was born in a refugee camp in Kenya but...
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21 Oct

Ivy Getty – It girl on the rise

Ivy Getty - It girl on the rise “My style is a mix of my dad’s rock-star style and classicism from my grandmother” – says Ivy Getty, jet-setting scion, artist, model, socialite and oil heiress. Ivy launched her modeling career with Ford Models. After attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Ivy Getty moved to New York and modelled for the young designers. Imagine her sitting barefoot on a silk velvet sofa in her family home overlooking San Francisco Bay or in the penthouse in Lower Manhattan. Young lady has grown up among paintings by Utrillo, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne and Matisse. Her turquoise eyes were impressed by Getty’s family collections of fragile Chinese porcelain and rare English and French antiquites. “I collect vintage fashions, and especially...
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