Meet Soledad Lowe
Occupation: FGA Gemologist, Jewelry Designer and Jeweler
FB – What brought you to Miami?
SL – Mainly work and looking for sunny and healthy days for the family!
FB – The charitable, non-profit or philanthropic organization of choice?
SL – Having been in Miami less than two years, I am still hoping to get more involved in local charities.
I’m on the committee for No More Tears, a non-profit organization that aids victims of domestic violence;
His House Children’s Home is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the lives of children from newborn to 18 years of age, offering safe, caring homes to abused, abandoned and neglected children in South Florida;
UNICEF – We have always supported them through different donations and sponsored a child. These children have made a lot of impact in our lives, and it is important for our children as well to see that the world come in different colors;
Red Cross – This is an organization that has had a major impact in my life, and I strongly support it with donations and by attending the Red Cross Charity Ball.
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) – Core Creative member and recently co-chaired the Supper Club for the annual benefit gala. I believe it’s a museum that means a lot to Miami and its community.
FB – You have been living in Miami long enough that …SL – I have come to love Miami, respect and promote the city! I also now see the anthropological aspects which are very interesting. (Ed: this is a short synopsis of her wider perspective of the intertwining social strata of Miami, because even the time for a coffee is loaded with her ideas.)
FB – Your Miami’s best kept secret?
SL – Driving is everything here, finding my short cuts that are off the grid…
FB – If you were to move, what would you miss the most about Miami?
SL – People’s happy social energy and the sun!
FB – A food you can’t resist?
SL – Harry’s shrimp lemon pizza.
FB – Heels or flats?
SL – LOVE HEELS! But a good flat is also never wrong.
Soledad is true to her name: a real sunshine brimming of happiness and knowledge, a tough-cookie loving mom of three, anthropologist by nature and gemologist by degree. She has this rare gift of perceiving and appreciating beauty at the raw state that not even an iced latte is cliché with her.
Francesca Belluomini is a quick-witted fashion veteran and an unapologetic style savant. She has lived in Miami long enough to know not to blink when peacocks cross the street. She is originally from Viareggio, Tuscany, the same region where Marquis Emilio Pucci and Guccio Gucci were born.
With a degree in Fashion Sociology and a master’s in Mass Media and Communication from the University of Florence, foundations which formed her unpretentious taste, Francesca has dedicated her entire career to fashion and style, and life choices have led her to live in fashion capitals like Milan, Paris and London where she sealed her unmistakable knack for mixing sartorial garments, local market finds, and vintage.
People always complimented her chic style and wanted to dress like her. They admired her ability to put things together with a nonchalant elegance. Her book “The Cheat Sheet of Italian Style” offers tools for every woman to achieve this flair by adapting their wardrobes to the Italian style.
SocialMiami.com, CBS Local Miami, TrustedClothes.com and Italian e-zine www.DDmag.it are some of the latest publications that have enjoyed her sharp and witty fashion writings. You can find her on www.FrancescaBelluomini.com where she voices her thoughts in a more intimate and personal manner.