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July 12 2014

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2 posts tagged "Amedeo Scognamiglio"

Muses Make The Men

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Not even the rain in New York this week stopped a divine crowd from gathering to celebrate the tenth anniversary of jewelry label Faraone Mennella. Divine being just the right word here. Designers Amedeo Scognamiglio and Roberto Faraone Mennella were inspired by Greek mythology for their recent collections, and to spotlight them, picked nine women to be photographed by Lorenzo Bringheli as the nine muses in their creations—one for each year in business (the tenth muse, they said, was New York itself). Giovanna Battaglia, Linda Fargo, Patricia Field, Olivia Chantecaille, Ann Caruso, Kimberly Jones, Nina Griscom, Carol Alt, and Pamela Fiori took on the roles. At the event, Chantecaille looked especially Olympian in a form-fitting beaded dress from Ferragamo. “I’ve been friends with Amedeo for years and I always tell him what I’m looking for my jewelry,” the beauty entrepreneur said. “Of course I was very flattered when he asked me to be part of this project.”

Photo: Lorenzo Bringheli / Courtesy of Faraone Mennella

Cameos: Making A Comeback

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What’s old is new once more. During the Spring shows, we noticed more than a few front-row fixtures decked out in cameos. “It is a true renaissance,” says Amedeo Scognamiglio, whose family has been hand-carving the baubles since 1857. “My father always told me, ‘Cameos may get ill, but they never die.’ ” For proof that these portrait pieces are alive and kicking, see Miroslava Duma in a necklace and ring set, Shala Monroque with an oversize brooch, and Giovanna Battaglia wearing earrings to match her Gio signet ring. In-demand designers have recently latched onto the vintage trend, too. Tom Binns’ latest collection spotlights Technicolor cameos, and Dolce & Gabbana showed them on its Fall runway. But in terms of showstoppers, the tiara that Princess Victoria of Sweden wore to her wedding last year (a crown that originally belonged to Napoleon’s Empress Josephine) definitely takes the cake.

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Photo: Tommy Ton