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Pugnale Eyewear and Il Ballo del Doge 2019

For the first time in history, Il Ballo del Doge 2019 opens the door to a new and exciting collaboration with one of the most innovative Italian Fashion companies, Pugnale Eyewear, the Italian brand of the prestigious sunglasses and prescription glasses, founded by Emanuele Pugnale, famous all over the world for combining the use of […]

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An interactive visit to the Costumes’ Atelier in Venice

A visit to my Costumes’ Atelier in Venice can reveal itself as an interactive way to discover Venice, a playful and educational experience, to feel like you were kids again for few hours: a way to have fun and learn something new at the same time. During the years I opened the doors of my […]

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Venice Carnival 2019: the XXVI edition of Il Ballo del Doge

Venice Carnival 2019 will take place from February 16th to March 5th 2019, and Il Ballo del Doge will see its XXVI edition, on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. For twenty-six years Il Ballo del Doge has been the place to be during the Carnival time in Venice and every year for me starts a new […]

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Diary of a day in a fashion tailor’s shop in Venice

The bond between the artisanal couture and Venice has very deep roots, that inspired and influenced the fashion history since the 300s. Venice, celebrated already back in the 1590, in the work of Cesare Vecellio “Habiti antichi et moderni”, as “miracle of the world”, “mirror of beauty”, “example of good costume”, has always related its […]

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Fashion Kimonos in Venice: the kimono that makes the outfit

  These days, the kimonos fashion is very popular in Venice, so popular to be considered a “must have” for the wardrobe. My passion for kimonos instead, dates back to when wearing this traditional Japanese garment, could appear extravagant, or at least, singular. In the western world the kimono appeared for the first time in […]

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GRATIA PLENA: ALL WOMEN ARE QUEENS IN THEIR SOUL

  “Gratia Plena” is one of my lifelong dreams, a desire that I have had in my heart ever since I chose to live in my own way, avoiding limitations and tackling whatever challenges that come my way in life, being a woman. GRATIA PLENA is an exhibition that gives a voice to the soul […]

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WHAT WOMEN’S BAGS HIDE: A DREAM CLOSE AT HAND

  Women’s bags are a magic universe, often misunderstood by men, that always find it incredible and fascinating how many things we can fit in our purses, no matter how big or small they are. Who hasn’t at least once daydreamed about the contents of bags passing by in the streets, secretly guarded in a […]

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PLANNING A WEDDING IN VENICE. LET ME TELL YOU A ROMANTIC FAIRY TALE

  Getting married in Venice means having your wish come true, your wish for the most beautiful, romantic fairy tale. Being a wedding planner in Venice entails being romantic, getting easily moved and having a couple of fairy tales waiting to be told inside of your heart. Today I would like to tell you a […]

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IL BALLO DEL DOGE 2018: A WORK IN PROGRESS

  After this incredibly hot summer, in these warm days of September I keep on thinking about ideas and images for the XXV Il Ballo Del Doge edition: my greatest dream. Ready to go again onstage with this experience, accompanying my beloved “child” by hand, will be a renewed challenge and pleasure. Preparing an event […]

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IN MY COSTUMES ATELIER IN VENICE: WEAR A COSTUME, LIVE THE MAGIC!

  In my central Venice costumes atelier, you can find Venetian Carnival costumes for sale or rent; there are thousand – historical or not – created by myself for the Il Ballo del Doge event, together with other theatrical and cinematographic representations, inspired by various historical periods. In this timeless space, magic and full of […]

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A LUXURY WEDDING PLANNER IN VENICE AND ALL AROUND THE WORLD!

  During my experience as artisan at the service of dreams and creativity, I became a renowned luxury wedding planner in Venice and all around the world. Venice was of course the perfect scenario to feed my romanticism and help me transform a feeling of love in an unforgettable day, that lasts forever for the […]

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THE EVENT PLANNER. AN ARTISAN SERVING EMOTIONS.

Whenever I think about my job as an international event planner, I think about my Venice and how she adds value to the success of every luxury event which, in every season of the year, is surrounded by a unique atmosphere here. In creating something important and memorable, some elements are absolutely necessary. The first […]

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FLAT SHOE PASSION: GLAMOUR AND COMFORT IN A SHOE.

  Speaking of artisanal women’s shoes made in Italy, we have to acknowledge that high heels are one of the most necessary items in women’s fashion. Worn with elegance, they give charm and sensuality to every woman. Impossible not to love them. Nevertheless, as a real Venetian, I know very well all the suffering that […]

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MY VELVETS: HOME DECOR MADE IN ITALY

  Velvet, my favourite material because of its qualities and its feminine soul, has always charmed me with its delicate touch and the feel of it on my skin and hands makes me think of a caress. My shoes, my clothes, my bags and accessories are made of velvet, and velvet also decorates my workshop […]

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THE “PANTUFFE”: MY VENETIAN WALKING SLIPPERS

  Among my fashion creations inspired by Venice, there is one that is particularly unique, a type of traditional shoe which I consider contemporary, ethical and incredibly chic: the Venetian walking slipper. Their original name was “friulane” and they used to be worn by gondoliers to aid their grip and not to scrape the precious […]

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A DIFFERENT CONCEPT OF LUXURY

Sometimes I think it would be amazing if fashion and luxury creations in Venice and worldwide, went back to representing real beauty, in Venice and worldwide; that then they would rediscover their real soul and free themselves from commercialism.

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VERONICA FRANCO & THE COURTESANS OF VENICE

Throughout the centuries, Venice has always been an open port for freedom of thought, different traditions and languages. Cultural exchanges, trading with different countries, both from the Mediterranean and the East, have made it a destination for more and more visitors, merchants, poets, pilgrims and noblemen.

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VENICE AND CREATIVE TIME

Where, how and why Il Ballo del Doge was born. In the magical and dreamy atmosphere of the Venice Carnival the 24th edition of Il Ballo del Doge took place, which, as you may know, was dedicated to my city, the city where I live and where my imagination is constantly fed.

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