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TATRAS down jackets

TATRAS down jackets - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners
The history of TATRAS begins in 2006, as a great entrepreneurial dream. In just 10 years the brand TATRAS made a name for itself in the international market for high end down jackets.
TATRAS represents a rapid and constant course of growth made up of people, quality, research, innovation and an active, constructive spirit. 

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BALOSSA White Shirt

BALOSSA White Shirt - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

BALOSSA: the perfection of asymmetry

Spring Summer 2018 Collection

Male and feminine, nothing is taken for granted, contrast of different lengths, harmony or desirable disharmony of shapes and proportions for the BALOSSA Spring Summer 2018 Collection by Indra Kaffemanaite, who brilliantly breaks the rules giving an unforeseen imprinting to the elegance. 


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RANDITAN by Randi Tannenbaum

RANDITAN by Randi Tannenbaum - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

RANDITAN by Randi Tannenbaum

I met Randi Tannenbaum, owner of the Randitan brand, by pure coincidence, while doing a Google search. I found her through some photos on the subject "Saturday Recycling", covered by our blog. Unfortunately, when you do a search on DIY topics, you find all sorts of things, and not necessarily something cute or elegant. Randi Tannenbaum's work stands out: it is very special, elegant and out of the ordinary. In a single stroke, I had found something for our Saturday Recycling section and also something for Fashion and Accessories. That is right! Randi, in fact, among the many other things, creates fantastic belt buckles.

I looked for her site, her social profiles, and I observed her for some time. I noticed she is an artist with a strong character, but also kind and polite, qualities that today are as rare as hens' teeth. The rest is history. I contacted her for an interview and, as I always say, I hope that reading about Randi's path will give someone inspiration to realize his or her dream.

Thank you, Randi, for giving us some of your time, and thank you, Sergio Bellotti, for your simultaneous translation.

Gabriella Ruggieri for 1blog4u


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ELES ITALIA spring-summer 2018

ELES ITALIA spring-summer 2018 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

The unparalleled beauty of Asinara inspires the new “Sardinian landscape” collection by ELES ITALIA

When we think about Sardinia, our mind comes in paradise places, wild nature, breathtaking views such as the Asinara National Park: a small world where the time seems to have stopped, harsh and sunny trails, high promontories alternating with beaches by the impalpable sand, small caves that hide a rich flora. The mysterious charm of a place where the strong sense of tradition continues to live through the centuries and regenerates itself spontaneously even within a modern system projected towards the future.

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MARCELLO PIOLI cashmere interview

MARCELLO PIOLI cashmere interview - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners


I met Marcello Pioli about two or three years ago, attracted by a photo of one of his sweaters and the accuracy on a poncho design which led me, based on my typical curiosity to browse more and to look for additional photos, of his 100% Made in Italy handcrafted productionUp to to this date, so much went on but we did end up meeting in person and we have also organized an event in his shop in Parma along with a great artist (please take a moment to admire his work in the photo gallery section under his name, Giuliano Grittini). A great joint effort between the remarkable artist Giuliano Grittini and the handcrafted cashmere work of mr. Pioli. This interview happened by chance. Sergio Bellotti (Editor's Note: partner and co-founder of 1blog4u and internationally renowned musician, currently on tour with The Platters and The Drifters and also faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston) and I, decided to head down to Parma to greet him, while Sergio offered himself to model for his clothing line.. The purpose of my interviews, as we know, is not to write a sterile technical accomplishments and results of one person, but rather to describe the path he or she took, to get there.This is because I like the idea that anyone that might be reading what I write, can perhaps draw inspiration to fulfill their own dream. Enjoy the reading, whatever that dream of yours might be.

Gabriella Ruggieri and Sergio Bellotti for 1blog4u


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