In the first of a series spotlighting a select group of new faces from around the globe, we say “Ciao bella!” to six of Italy’s most memorable new girls, shot in Milan and decked out in vintage Italian sportswear. Vabbè!

 

Jasmine Jessica (Jay) De Pretto

Jay
Jay
Top: Vintage crystal earrings stylist’s own, cotton bodysuit by Ellesse, vintage denim by Fiorucci, calf-high socks by American Apparel, sneakers by Nike.
Bottom: Vintage fur coat stylist’s own, vintage cotton sweatshirt by Fila, turtleneck pullover by & Other Stories, vintage trousers by Miu Miu, calf-high socks by American Apparel, sneakers by Nike.

Where are you from?
I’m half Hungarian and half Italian. I spent my childhood in a little town near Venice, in Veneto, but now I’m living in Milan on my own.

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
I think it’s the emphasis I add when I talk, I tend to gesticulate a lot, which is something Italians are very into.

Your favorite Italian word or phrase?
L’esperienza è il solo insegnante in cui possiamo confidare by Leonardo da Vinci, the meaning is: experience is the only teacher we can rely on.

What do you think Italy does best?
My favourite Italian thing above all is Italian renaissance art and pizza of course ;)

 

Francesca Cioffi

Francesca
Francesca
Top: Cotton polo shirt by Sergio Tacchini, vintage lurex polo shirt and vintage wool skirt by Prada, sneakers by Nike.
Bottom: Old school sweater by Diadora Heritage, printed cotton hoodie by Diadora, vintage crystal and stones earrings stylist’s own, vintage denim by Levi’s, sneakers by Nike.

Where are you from?
Milan, Lombardia

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
Certainly not my appearance, I get it a lot! But I can say that the most Italian thing about me is my taste for food and fashion!

Your favorite Italian word or phrase?
Abbiocco: which can’t be translated in English, it’s that sensation of sleepiness after an abundant meal, that requires a good nap!

What do you think Italy does best?
It’s architecture: for example I’ve studied the Sistine Chapel at school and when I saw it in real life I remained astonished!

 

Lidia Comini

Lidia
Vintage nylon lined sweatshirt by Rombo, vintage v-neck knit stylist’s own, turtleneck pullover by & Other Stories, trousers Adidas, sneakers by Nike.

Where are you from?
I’m from Sassari, Sardinia (but living in Milan for more than three years).

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
The “Italian time” — I’m habitually late!

Your favorite Italian word or phrase?
Chi la dura la vince (If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again)

What do you think Italy does best?
I can’t live without pasta!

 

Diletta Gomez Gane

Diletta
Diletta
Top: Coat by Zara, vintage sweater by Fila, vintage pants by Miu Miu, sneakers by Nike.
Bottom right: 1982 Fifa World Cup sweater by Diadora Heritage.

Where are you from?
Rome

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
Wherever I go I always carry with me “O Sole Mio”

Your favorite Italian word or phrase?
Amore (Love)

What do you think Italy does best?
Spaghetti and… Dolce & Gabbana!

 

Elettra Cinti

Elettra
Vintage cotton sweatshirt by Lotto, t-shirt by Adidas, vintage high waist skirt Miu Miu.

Where are you from?
Rome, Lazio

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
I believe my Mediterranean colours are a typically Italian characteristic.

Your favorite Italian word or phrase?
Sii gentile e abbi coraggio (Be kind and have courage).

What do you think Italy does best?
I love food and our Italian style because it’s worldwide known and recognized.

 

Carolina Fieramosca

Carolina
Vintage printed leather coat by Alberta Ferretti, choker by Fenty X Puma by Rihanna, vintage v-neck sweater by Moncler, vintage wool pants stylist’s own, sneakers by Nike.

Where are you from?
Como, Italy

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
Like every Italian I gesticulate a lot while speaking.

Your favorite Italian word or phrase?
My favorite Italian word would have to be sogno, which basically means “dream.”

What do you think Italy does best?
In Italy we definitely have a great sense of style and such good food. So I would say that my favorite things about Italy are fashion, food and also people.

 
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Photography – Federico Sorrentino @ Atomo Management (Milan) for models.com
Styling – Flavia Galantini
Hair – Guja Rigatteri @ Atomo Management (Milan)
Makeup – Rocco Santamorena @ HM Battaglia
Models – Carolina @ IMG Milano, Diletta @ Fashion, Elettra @ Fashion, Francesca @ Monster, Jay @ Fashion, Lidia @ Fashion

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