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So why is Cashmere so expensive?
Posted by Myriam Altieri-Haslinger and Cristina Ghisolfi
Kashmir Lake


The fine quality cashmere offered by the Italian Collection comes from a very limited supply and its processing is labour intensive. In our quest for knowledge about why the wool is so elite and difficult to manufacture, we gathered details from our resident cashmere expert -- Nicola Luccarini, the founder, artisan-designer and divine inspiration behind the cashmere-rich label that bears his name.



Maria Vittoria Albani Exhibits at the Museo del Bijou
Posted by Myriam Altieri-Haslinger and Cristina Ghisolfi
Maria Vittoria Albani speaks at vernissage at Museo del Bijou


Since the 1940s, Maria Vittoria Albani, has been adding chapters to her story as the indisputable protagonist of Italian costume jewellery. Her Ornella Bijoux brand creations were presented at the prestigious trade show, Super, in Milan. Now, 200 pieces from the splendid archive are on view at the “Museo del Bijou” (Museum for Costume Jewellery) at Casalmaggiore (Cremona).



75 years of Timeless Italian Bijoux – The Art of Albani
Posted by Myriam Altieri-Haslinger and Cristina Ghisolfi
MVA Earrings by Maria Vittoria Albani


Throughout time, the baubles of historic atelier – Ornella Bijoux – have graced the pages of the French Le dictionanaire du bijoux, international exhibitions catalogs, and magazines Vogue and Elle.



Wearable Art by Alessandro Cattaneo
Posted by Myriam Altieri-Haslinger and Cristina Ghisolfi
UNICI Scarf Collection by Alessandro Cattaneo


Alessandro Cattaneo of UNICI is the creator of an exquisite collection of scarves. An artist at heart, each scarf is a work of art, a vehicle of artistic endeavor.

Whimsical patterns framed in splendid colors, and edged by hand, each scarf is more than a fashion accessory! It is more a sort of wearable art; particularly in the way they interact with the person depending on how they are worn.




»So why is Cashmere so expensive?
»Maria Vittoria Albani Exhibits at the Museo del Bijou
»75 years of Timeless Italian Bijoux – The Art of Albani
»Wearable Art by Alessandro Cattaneo
»A Beautiful and Well-made Bag by Valentina Nuzzi
»The Power and Elegance of Social Graces
»Why Hand Tooled Leather?
»Ubiquitous distribution is overrated! Exclusivity is underrated!
»A myth about Umbrellas and Parasols!
»Why do artisans matter?
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