Meet Isabella Stanzione
If you attend fashion productions in Miami, you surely have attended at least one that Isabella Stanzione produced. She is so busy that we had to shoot her pictures backstage. The same way she is behind-the-scenes for work, Isabella moves like a kitten when you meet her, soft spoken and simply, stylishly dressed for every occasion. She is one of those rare mythical creatures born in Miami that embody the “other side” of the Miami style that I long to portray in this encounter.
Name: Isabella Stanzione
Generation: (I am not asking the age, but the generation that defines her style) – Generation X is the answer.
Occupation: Fashion Show Production.
FB – Charitable, non-profit or philanthropic organization of choice?
IS – Kristi House
FB – You have been living in Miami long enough that …
IS – I can drink a cortadito coffee and not get jittery.
FB – What’s Miami’s best kept secret?
IS – Neapolitan pizza at Stanzione 87. It’s a small restaurant, sandwiched between the monster of Brickell City Center and Blackbird. Takes me back to Italy every time I sit and eat my Salami & honey pizza and enjoy a glass of Lambrusco!
FB – The one thing Miami is known for, but you have never visited, experienced, done, eaten?
IS – I think I have done it all – I grew up here!
FB – If you were to move, what would you miss the most of Miami?
IS – The beach, I tell my husband he is allowed to whisk me off anywhere, but I need to be able to smell the ocean every morning! That’s life.
FB – The book on your nightstand?
IS – The Road to Character by David Brooks. A nice little book that shows us how to be better, humbler humans. Isabella Stanzione
FB – A food you can’t resist?
IS – Pasta!
FB – Your signature fragrance?
IS – I love my Acqua di Parma Bergamotto Di Calabria. I am obsessed with a good unisex fragrance that is refreshing and light.
FB – Heels or flats?
IS – I am flats girl. I do love my heels, but I consider myself a modern day bohemian, and need to be close to earth, on the ground.
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.