Author Archives: Elisa Lusso

In Conversation with Teresa Nasty

Images by Samantha Casolari The thing about Teresa (aka Miss Nasty) is that you develop a crush on her just by following her Tweets. She has a way with words that is addicting. Even an ocean away, you can feel an overwhelming warmth and gentleness, despite her chosen profession. After experiencing the aforementioned coupe de [...]

In Conversation with Alessandro Zuek Simonetti

From NYC 08-10. All images by Alessandro Zuek Simonetti. I met Alessandro in Milan while he was preparing a photography exhibition. He’s a sort of Al Pacino-looking guy who grew up in Bassano del Grappa, a little Italian city near Venice, and moved to New York in his twenties, eventually finding his professional footing as [...]

Paul McCarthy’s Pig Island

Images by Paolo Simi Over 30 years into his career, Salt Lake City-born multimedia artist Paul McCarthy is considered one of the masters of contemporary art. From Disney characters to renditions of George Bush, McCarthy’s iconic investigations and the acme of his legacy have always been about the body. He explores its desires and fears [...]

Marc Jacobs Opening Party at Milan Design Week

Images by Paolo Simi. Text by Elisa Lusso Brera, one of Milan’s chicest areas, hosted Marc Jacobs’ store opening in the midst of Design Week, intoxicating the audience with an impressive series of clothing and accessories, loud music and good company. Click “Read More” for additional images.

In Conversation with Marcelo Burlon

Marcelo Burlon is Milan’s cultural Renaissance man. He’s the Editor-in-Chief of Rodeo Magazine, a renowned PR, the founder of much-loved nightclub Pink is Punk, a stylist and consultant for the likes of Versace, Gucci, Prada and Givenchy—oh, and Riccardo Tisci just happens to be one of his best friends. In short, he’s got multitasking down [...]