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Posted on November 11, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

Have you ever asked yourself what it takes to make it in the world of fashion? Talent, you may say, or being the right person in the right place at the right time, or good acquaintances and lots of luck. Well, all this could be true, but it would turn to nothing without a fundamental detail, what I like defining as “vision”. Designers must be able to create their own (fictional) world, appealing enough to arouse in customers the desire to step into it. I’m not a very impressionable person, when it comes to fashion, in the sense that I don’t give a damn of the latest trends; what I love is entering the world of cultural echoes and suggestions from the past of some brands. One of them is surely Charlotte Olympia: the reference to the past (40s and 50s, in particular) is never missing, along with a peculiar playful spirit that turns all the accessories designed by Charlotte Dellal into fashionable toys to play with in the never-ending game of fashion.
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Posted on July 17, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

Despite living in a hyper-technological world and using lots of technology myself, I am a nostalgic who loves all things coming from the past. This doesn’t only include a passion for different forms of art (cinema and music in primis) but for materials as well. The peculiar feel that an old fabric has is something which can only be imitated, not duplicated, but there are some “old” materials which can still be used: they perfectly symbolize this technology-addicted era, but at the same time keep part of their old charm. I bet it’s hard to believe perspex – the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate – was first created in 1928: this material is more than 80 years old, but still looks avant-garde, especially when used for jewellery and accessories.
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Posted on May 10, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

There’s nothing that screams “summer is here!” more than raffia accessories. Along with other natural fibres – just think of linen – raffia has the unique quality of giving any outfit an instant vibe of understated relax.
Charlotte Dellal, the designer of the brand Charlotte Olympia, used raffia in these handmade wedges, aptly called Rapunzel.
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