• Interviews

    Cristina Lucchini - Editor-in-Chief of Italian Glamour Magazine

    I love cooking, I usually say to make a magazine is like cooking; the ingredients are the same for everybody, the difference comes from how you pick them up and how you put them together.

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    Matilda Lutz - Actress

    Mum said to me 'I just saw an interview on TV with Gabriele Muccino and he just wrote a movie about an Italian girl going to the US to find herself, it looks like he wrote it for you, you should meet him.' I said 'Mum, it's not that easy, I can't just walk down the street and bump into him'. A week later I went to the restaurant to work and he was there having dinner.

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  • Interviews

    Francesco Scianna - actor

    Every day you need to work on improving your skills, just as an artist would do. And it is challenging to do but somehow you have to learn not to judge yourself, and just learn. The most pivotal point in my career was the day when I thought 'no this is too hard on the soul, I can't do this, I'm not good enough' but then I picked myself up and decided 'no, I am not going to quit.

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  • Interviews

    Mela Purdie - Fashion designer

    My Nonna was a great traditional Italian cook, I could never understand how she actually got the flavour, or how she knew how to do things without even looking. She would be throwing the flour around the table to make pasta while talking at the same time. I remember once asking her 'how much of that did you put in there', and she looked at me and she said 'enough'. What I loved about the way she worked is that there didn't need to be rules, you have to be flexible and to go with whatever is happening at the moment. If something is not working, change it, if it is working go with it. You learn to trust your instinct.

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    Matilde Gioli - actress

    I thought Mr Virzi, the director would tell me everything I needed to know about acting before starting the shoot. I was hoping for a full-immersion, a speed education in order to catch the fundamentals of the work. Instead he wanted me to just be myself and to arrive on set with my own feelings and moods. Obviously during the shooting he directed me, but more than anything it was like a guide in an unknown street. I really had to dig deep to rise to the challenge.

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  • Interviews

    Douglas & Francoise Kirkland - iconic fashion and portrait photographer, husband and wife team

    When people say to me, 'gee you are eighty are you going to retire?' I tell them 'I wouldn't think of retiring.' When I was very young and had fantasies of becoming a photographer I never imagined I would be where I am today and no way am I ever going to stop. I want to be doing this. As long as this hand can hold a camera and push that button, one way or another I am going to keep going. It is the love of my life, it really is, other than Francoise. Francoise often says to me we are a ménage à trois - Douglas, the camera and me - and that is pretty much true.

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Travel

Campo de' Fiori, Rome

A trip to the markets

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Food & Wine

Sydney Italian Wine and Food Festival

30 August, Sydney Town Hall

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Art & Design

Nastri D'Argento

Celebrated Italian film awards, Taormina

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Fashion & Lifestyle

Capri Positano Sandals

designed by Victoria Hampshire

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Recipe of the Week

Rio Sweet Calzone

with Gianluca Donzelli of Pizzaperta

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Competition

Capri Positano Sandals

Your chance to win a pair of 'classic band' sandals designed by Victoria Hampshire

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