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Editorial Staff

Travelers, dreamers, visionaries, readers, writers, romantics, ambitious, curious, determined, cheerful, companions, sometimes parents, but most of all friends. As extroverted as they have to be, selfish when they need to be, especially about the passion that makes their heart race: writing. People not too pretentious, people able to bare their souls with one unique, large, common objective: sharing a moment, a place, a memory, an emotion. Life is a sequence of beats associated with a sensation and they don’t want to let even one escape. So that’s why they’re here, all together, to make their voices one single story.

 

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Flavia Arditi

Flavia Arditi

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Incurable dreamer, born and raised in Rome but moved to Milan right out of high school. Studied Economics at Bocconi and immediately began working in fashion. Travel and adventure are an integral part of her “tomboy” DNA. Curious by nature, she observes the world that surrounds her with extreme attention, in every little detail, trying to gather the essence of it all. That's why she loves to read and above all to write, in every possible moment.

Federica Soleo

Federica Soleo

Class of 1980. Born and raised in Milan. A degree in Communication Sciences with a thesis in journalism. She wanted to follow in her father's footsteps honoring his memory by working in the same type of job at the age of 26, after diverse experiences in the field of communication. She “peddles” wine for a living. Addicted to Food&Wine. Among the things she loves most: her son, the sound of the piano and... the sun!

Alessia Sardella

Alessia Sardella

Born in Milan, raised in the green pastures outside Milan. A Bocconi alumni landed in the world of fashion where for over a decade she has been immersed 24/7. She studies luxury, loves the real pleasures in life: family, friends, good food, good wine and being together. Obsessed with photography she's a hunter of moments to capture and recount in a million pixels. That's why she personally takes every single picture related to her articles.

Daniele Siciliano

Daniele Siciliano

Class of 84, considers itself privileged being that he loves to travel, and in fact, he travels. Born and raised in the elegant and stately Padua, proud of his Sicilian DNA (mother and father). At 22 he moves to Milan, fashion becomes a pleasure and a job. Sporty, in love with food, sometimes enigmatic...

Maria Elena Moioli

Maria Elena Moioli

Italian nationality, 100% Milanese roots, a cosmopolitan at heart, with a real soft spot for Milan, well-told stories and unexpected discoveries. Travelled throughout her studies to Ireland, Canada and France. Once firmly planted again in Milan, after a degree in Philosophy she began a career in fashion and communication, always managing to find new ways of expressing her love of books and writing.

Oriana De Renzo

Oriana De Renzo

Milanese, Bocconi alumni and great company all in one. Oriana is a bright eyed extrovert, passionate about good food, her taste buds love to travel through flavor and sensations. She won't shy away from ethnic foods, fusion and good old bread and salami! Athletic, ex referee for F.I.G.C., loves traveling and the couch. At the moment she juggles two little monkeys, unabashedly beautiful as well as impossible, a job and a home... And still manages to fit in romantic outings!

Roberta Sangalli

Roberta Sangalli

Storyteller by profession, she is an expert in food, tourism and communication.
Born on the edges of Lake Como, she divides her time between East and West, constantly on the hunt for all things beautiful and for stories to tell. She adores food, cocktails and pulp fiction writing. And to escape? Reading and travelling.
Lover of details and of perfection, she is always connected and ready to share her adventures.

Stefania Nascimbeni

Stefania Nascimbeni

Stefania Nascimbeni is the author of romance novels and essays on customs, a fashion and lifestyle journalist, but most of all an original Milanese (with a Sicilian mother and father from Friuli-Venezia Giulia). To date she has published four successful books, but her best seller is still “101 Reasons women prefer jerks”, Newton Compton Editori, with she debuted in 2009. In 2015 “Expo and the City” was released in Italian and in English, JMendell Books London, a super detailed guide on the City and glamour, with a precious cameo by her friend Elio Fiorucci. Two words describe her better than any other: creative and visionary, not as easy to reconcile as you’d think…

Chiara Buzzi

Chiara Buzzi

Everyone calls her Claire. If you have to forgive yourself you don't need more than a Ligurian oily slice of focaccia. Tirelessly curious and attentive to details, a good loquacity and the classic attitude which identifies hyperactive people. Two great passions: contemporary art and dancing. It's been a while that friends demand a guide about Milan's and surroundings' restaurant. For the moment, she chose to write for Flawless Milano. Stay tuned.

Polina Rodygina

Polina Rodygina

Being born and raised in wild Siberian nature gave her a warm heart, an adventurous spirit and a profound curiosity in the world, strong enough to express it in writing. At the age of 15 she departs for her first solo big adventure in the United States, and to date has lived in four countries, currently calling Milan a home, and Bocconi - her Alma Mater. Passionate in fashion, wine and gastronomy, she considers Milan unique, because after two years of tirelessly discovering this small city, it doesn't cease to amaze her. As a long-time spontaneous traveller, she values emotions, experiences, and sharing a good story and a good laugh. She seeks to learn something new every day and is convinced that everything in life is possible if you believe it.

Silvia Vecchione

Silvia Vecchione

Having always loved true beauty, Silvia searches for it in her travels, in music and in the culinary arts. Creative, enthusiastic and ambitious, she dreams of transforming her passion into a job: to express and communicate to the world the value of luxury, her untouchable ability to make you daydream through unique and unforgettable experiences.

Chiara Calì

Chiara Calì

Class of 1986. Born and raised in Sicily, she has her land’s sun in her heart and the typical “island” stubbornness. Milanese by adoption, she has adored this city from the time she left the hills of the Sicilian midlands to follow her ambitions. A degree in Economy from Bocconi, she works in the world of finance among numbers and Excel spreadsheets but has always been passionate about food and wine, thanks to her family’s own legacy of wine and oil production. A maniacal observer, with attention to detail and a great desire to experience new places, she defines herself as very demanding and difficult to please!

Daniela Sirtori

Daniela Sirtori

Brianzolian by birth, Milanese by adoption and loyally Milanophile. A degree from Bocconi, a career in advertizing and a passion for good food. Curious by nature, she loves to try out the many new places that pop up on the increasingly vivacious plaza of Milan, but not forgetting the great classics because in life you need certainty. And being that she believes in sharing, has decided to talk about her best experiences on Flawless Milano.

Francesca Vivalda

Francesca Vivalda

A wandering mind, an easy humor, a passion for cinema, books, music fashion and everything that inspires her, including good food and interesting places. She left the Ligurian Sea for the metropolis of Milan, and now holds the city firmly in her heart.

Astrid Fiorella

Astrid Fiorella

Pugliese by birth, naturalised in Milan in 2005. Astrid works in events for a publishing house. Her favourite subjects in high school were Greek and Latin, a good starting point to explore the depths of the soul. A lover of music, good food and good travel in good company. Always looking out for new trends in advertising and communication, she's crazy about fashion, but actually the only person she's influenced is her husband. Favorite quote: Those who love the sea will always be free.

Federica Maria

Federica Maria

Milanese by birth, born in '94. Graduate in communication, Maria divides her time between Milan and Verona, where she studies editing and journalism. She loves travelling, but Milan is one of the few places where she feels truly at home. Passionate about makeup, photography, tea and Japanese culture, she can't go anywhere without a good book to read. Attentive to details, she loves going on long walks and discovering places to commit to her memory, but above all trying out local areas, especially those with a bit of greenery.

Davide Corsini

Davide Corsini

He was born and lives near Varese but fell in love with Milan while studying political science there. A communications buff, he now works for various online magazines. In his free time, he researches the mysteries, myths, and legends surrounding the city. Another hobby is writing stories with an historical, Gothic flair. His motto is: "Life is a stage: our best theatrical performance."

Lucia Paladino

Lucia Paladino

Lucia was born in Genoa, graduated and working in Milan, but her natural habitat is the sea. If you are going to a place where she's been, you should ask her advice. She will be your go-to tourist guide! Her childhood passion for fashion and especially handbags has been the reason she spent astronomical sums in extra luggage fees, but she's now understood how to organize her suitcases: plan out the looks for every day of a vacation or a business trip. Every day she likes to question and change something in her active life which is never at a standstill.

Federica Mascetti

Federica Mascetti

Milanese true-born and in love with her city, Federica spends her days chasing the beauties of a city that watches her grow year after year. A lover of fashion and luxury, she recently developed a sense of adventure that brought her to explore and discover those corners of Milan that aren't under the spotlight yet and tell about them through the powerful medium of photography of which she feels a perpetual student. As an urban aesthete she is capable of feeling wonder about every expression of art, starting from old libraries, one of her greatest passions.

Valeria De March

Valeria De March

A lover of art in its every shape and form, she grew up wearing pointe shoes and a tutu. Her passion for literature made her study, and graduate in Modern Literature in Milan, a city she's in love with that inspired her writing. Curious and reflexive, she faces life with dedication and determination, but always with a smile on her face. Incurable perfectionist, she never says no to get lost in the city, looking for the novelties it offers every day. When she finds her way back, she tells all about it on Flawless Milano.

Charlotte Cogliati

Charlotte Cogliati

From that branch of the Lake Como to the banks of the Seine, Charlotte starts as a fashion editor and later becomes a personal shopper. Milanese by adoption but Parisian in spirit, she is a renowned croissant taster, champagne expert, cinephile and cat lover at the same time. Take everything away from her, but never her morning breakfast.

Paola Grecuzzo

Paola Grecuzzo

She was born in Catania in 1984, the year in which Apple presented its first Mac and Orwell set his novel. She didn't do much in her first years: she combed dolls, tried to take two birds with one stone and played with her ego. Once finished the Classical Lycaeum, she studied Literature in Milan and finished her studies with top grades and 41964 miles in flights under her belt. In the fullest of the old economy crisis, in economy class and really looking for something new, she started working as a copywriter. She smiles a lot, loves words, shoes, the scent of the rain, French movies, curiosity and her mother's parmigiana.

Beatrice Bettotti

Beatrice Bettotti

They told her that working in the fashion world while loving the cacio & pepe pasta was impossible, but she never believed it. Originally from Trento (even she doesn't know how to ski!) she moved to Milan to attend Bocconi university and, after living abroad, she comes back to work there. Besides an evident passion for contradictions, she loves to travel, the smell of books and the sunsets on the sea... especially if she can enjoy them with a prosecco glass in her hands.

Samantha Bunes

Samantha Bunes

American, spending her spring semester in Milano. A fashion and journalism student in the States, she has always wanted to visit Milan and experience the Italian culture, cuisine and fashion. Writer by nature, she writes to clear her head and express the world around her. Lover of travel, Sauvignon Blanc, all kinds of cheese, and mango gelato. After graduating, she hopes to move to New York City and run social media for a design house.

Alessandro Pacetti

Alessandro Pacetti

He was born in Milan in the early '80s, from a family of Umbrian origin. He still lives there, in the effervescent Chinatown area. Ironic and attentive, sporty and in love with good food, he loves to ride a bike around the city and tell all about the places he visits both for work and pleasure.

Laura Morelli

Laura Morelli

From the coasts of Romagna she moved to Milan first for study, then for work, but she stayed for passion. During the day, a consultant in constant nomadism, at night an urban explorer. She misses the summer under the sun of Riccione, but she wouldn't give up on metropolitan adventures for anything in the world. Few ideas but very confused: in the end, nothing like a new question can guide hier tireless curiosity towards other shores.

Ludovica Castagnari

Ludovica Castagnari

Cat lover, serial procrastinator and slow breakfast enthusiast. Born and raised in Recanati between poetry and hills. Her passion for the seventh art and for binge watching lead her to study audiovisual media in Bologna, a city that she would later leave for Milan, to step outside her comfort zone. During the years an extremely fluid idea of art has made her mature a strong interest in fashion and interior design in addition to that for cinema.

Federica Pizzi

Federica Pizzi

Milanese tirelessly curious, for more than a year she writes as a freelance of how she fell in love with her city right when she was thinking of leaving it. Tour designer on call with a focus on Hidden city, she photographs courtyards, finds secret gardens and guides to the discovery of noble Milanese residences that today have become exclusive locations for those who still believe that in Milan there is nothing to see.

Anna Paola Atzori

Anna Paola Atzori

Class of 1990. Born and raised in Sardinia, she moves to Milan to keep on studying Communication and get out of her "comfort zone". She has her island in her heart but, as a Sagittarius, she loves wondering and discovering new cities and places, activities particularly successful in Milan. Extremely curious since childhood, tireless and eager reader of books, she's cheerful, a bit dreamer, and a big lover of old movies, art exhibitions and joyous dinners with friends.

Karen Casazza

Karen Casazza

Born in Milan in 1990, assistant by profession, creates order in the lives of others, leaving hers always a bit immersed in chaos, among photographs, books, notes, itineraries and maps of travel that dreams of doing. Fond of trekking in the mountains, however, she has in her heart places like the Côte d'Azur with its bright colors and London, where she lived for a year after high school. A maniac of details and decorations, passionate about communication and writing, an admirer of good wine and attached sunset, she believes in the therapeutic power of beauty in all its forms and words as free means of transport to dreams.

Giovanni Barbato

Giovanni Barbato

Romagnolo D.O.C since 1993. He was born and grew up in Ravenna, a city where he has developed his need for change. As soon as he could, he ran away to Florence, and then, to an Erasmus in Brussels. He is graduated in Political Sciences, in the communication area. In the meantime, he realizes that photography is something wonderful. He is in love with it and constantly tries to match photography with his other great passion: journalism. He was looking for an alternative way to learn the job, so he found the Scuola Holden di Torino. Always confused and looking for answers, he gets excited about good food and polite people.

Virginia Steffanini

Virginia Steffanini

Piedmontese by birth, liberal arts made her move to Milan, where she found her own way of life between poetry, art and theatre. She loves to get lost in the courtyards, sunny Sundays and the rain on the vessels. Writing it’s not only a mean of expression to her, but it’s a genuine need. Notes and unknown quantities of pens are always with her.

Valentina Sierri

Valentina Sierri

Tireless and curious, always on the edge between “where are we going?” and “when we aet?”. She basically loves three things: breakfast, gorgonzola cheese and discovering new places (and reflecting surfaces, but this would be the fourth). Since she already annoyed all her friends talking about art exhibition, travels and everything about food, now she works as an editor for Flawless Milano.

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