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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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    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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  • Interviews

    Popolo Boys: Flavio Carnevale and Fabio Dore - restaurant entrepreneurs

    For me when the customer says 'thank you, it was a fantastic night, it was amazing food and service' and leaves the restaurant happy, this is a big achievement. I make sure I shake their hands when they arrive and when they leave and I'll go over to their table nearly 20 times to make sure everything is OK. I want perfection.

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  • Interviews

    Megan Gale - Creative Director of swimwear brand Isola, model, actress, mother

    It would have been very easy for me to have gone, 'no this is too hard, it's too scary, I'm going to go back to Perth'. But something in me kept persisting. One of the times when returning home I remember my Dad saying to me, 'are you sure you want to keep putting yourself through this? We'll support you whatever decision you make, but modelling seems to be really, really hard' and I said, 'I can't explain it, there is something in me that is telling me to do this, I can't put my finger on what it is that's driving me, but I have to keep going'.

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  • Interviews

    Pietro Russo - product designer

    My ideas are very artisanal, I like to have full control over a piece. I am like a child, I don't want to let go of any part of the process. I feel better when I am working with artisans, because you speak about simple things in life. And the process is so collaborative. You experiment, you draw, you design, you experiment. You touch the object. You get your hands dirty. It is all about the process.

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  • Interviews

    Dante Ferretti - Academy Award winning production designer, costume designer and art director

    I decided when I was thirteen years old that I wanted to be a designer in film... every afternoon I went to see movies in my town. Instead of going to study I went to see movies. I told my father that I wanted to be a designer, and that he has to support my decision to go to fine arts school. He said 'Dante why do you need to leave? I want to leave my factory to you.' I said 'Father you are better to sell your factory, because if you leave it to me it will fall apart. I have another dream.

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Travel

Aman Canal Grande, Venice

The wedding venue for Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney

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Food & Wine

A Sardinian inspired Easter Feast

with Giovanni Pilu of Pilu at Freshwater

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Art & Design

Piero Fornasetti: The Practical Madness

Celebrating the life and work of Piero Fornasetti

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Fashion & Lifestyle

Net-a-Porter and Yoox join forces

An auspicious merger

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Recipe of the Week

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Pancetta

Part of Giovanni Pilu's Easter family feast

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Competition

Tallulah & Hope holiday wear

Your chance to win this gorgeous kaftan

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