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April 4th, 2014

Happy in Siena!

March 27th, 2014

Making of Romana Correale fashion: restart!


Making of Romana Correale fashion: restart! by RomanaCorreale
Behind the scenes and interviews during the shooting of “fashion: restart!” photo shoot for Romana Correale.
http://romanacorreale.com
Here’s the original video http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1k3lj7_fashion-restart_creation
Destroy one of my bags project by artist Carla Mantilla.
Collaboration with artists against the excess of corruption, against consumerism in fashion business, against child labor and against pollution of waters.

March 27th, 2014

Fashion: restart!


Fashion: restart! by RomanaCorreale
Destroy one of my bags project by artist Carla Mantilla.
Collaboration with artists against the excess of corruption, against consumerism in fashion business, against child labor and against pollution of waters.
Filmed for Romana Correale by Carla Mantilla
http://romanacorreale.com
Watch the making-of video here with behind the scenes footage and interviews of the artist, director and Francesca Romana Correale.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1k3mio_making-of-romana-correale-fashion-restart_people

January 29th, 2014

Graffiti penthouse makes headlines in Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm is taking notice on how Francesca is decorating her apartment. Especially when it comes to her innovative choices regarding graffiti art. The photo above is from an article in “Vi i Vasastan

- It’s always been a dream for me to own an apartment in Stockholm with a beautiful view, fantastic balcony and that shows my sense of style and identity in it’s design. It felt like an impossible dream for many years, says Francesca Romana Correale.

- What makes the apartment unique is the graffiti painting which is absolutely central, both literally around the center of the apartment but also figuratively as a strong visual statement. It connects the clouds to the street.

- The graffiti totally makes the apartment. It represents me and my brand and my way of seeing things. Its technique is mesmerizing. It’s colors reflect on all the windows and it is never never disturbing or boring. Its just too beautiful to be true. While walking past it you keep on discovering little details. At times it seems as if it is moving and the letters one moment or the other may bounce out of the wall and start talking, Francesca says.

What makes the apartment unique is the graffiti painting by Bleckan which is absolutely central, both literally around the center of the apartment but also figuratively as a strong visual statement. It connects the clouds to the street.
- Bleckan’s graffiti totally makes the apartment. It represents me and my brand and my way of seeing things. Its technique is mesmerizing. It’s colors reflect on all the windows and it is never never disturbing or boring. Its just too beautiful to be true. While walking past it you keep on discovering little details. At times it seems as if it is moving and the letters one moment or the other may bounce out of the wall and start talking, Francesca say

November 4th, 2013

Francesca the space cadet. Guest post by Tommy Sollén

Most people who meet Francesca know her as a fashion designer or as someone who’s last name brings with it a lot of history and a certain level of respect and heritage. However, that wasn’t the case for me. When I met her six years ago I only knew her as a mother.

During our meetings around town I’d go on and on about online marketing, the amazing social media revolution and community management. As I did this she would smile, seem engaged and interested in the subject.

Little did I know at the time that she wasn’t understanding this world at all or barely even knew what Facebook was, Twitter or what pretty much anything online was! Her name didn’t appear in any search engine and I later understood that she had meticulously planned it to stay like that for the rest of her life. She proclaimed herself to be a ”space cadet” regarding everything digital or electronic. (tough syndrome in these times indeed!) I’ve never quite understood the expression but when you hear her say it in her own unique self deprecating and funny way, it makes perfect sense ;)
She seriously asks questions like “where is the switch to turn this thing on?” Or “what is Spotify?” Or actually throws her iPhone against the wall or floor when it doesn’t respond to her commands (maybe because she hasn’t updated it in months…)

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As time went by and I built Romana Correale presence on the web I learned more about her and that it would be a real challenge to get a person like this engage in social media or in the art of sharing her life. But her passion and dedication for Romana Correale made it happen.

Sure it’s incredibly frustrating when she forgets her passwords for the 10th time every six months or when she panics at aggressive, impolite and offensive comments or when she cancels meetings with only 30 or 15 minutes notice and I’m already on my way bicycling in the city through a swedish winter storm… but who can resist her disarming smile when we finally meet? Not even a swedish viking.
Francesca runs her life here in Stockholm pretty much totally independently of anyone and it is more than understandable that with a child of seven years old all kind of situations may occur.

It’s been a few years now since we started working together and I’m impressed at how well she has taken internet to heart. How deep her convictions and values run and how committed she is to ethics, loyalty, honor and her sense of duty.

If only more people would see persons and the world as she does we’d all live in a better world.
For now, we’ll have to settle with living in a more beautiful world thanks to Francesca’s beautiful creations.

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