Pia Gronning



Danish born, Pia was the runner-up in the Miss Denmark pageant. While studying education in Copenhagen Pia was discovered in 1974 by the legendary Eileen Ford. She moved to Manhattan that summer and immediately started her modeling career. She travelled all over the world, Japan, South Africa, Europe, Jamaica and many many other places. Pia has graced the pages and covers of many editorial magazines and has been featured in campaigns such as Elizabeth Arden, Charles the Ritz, Dior, Avon and Guy la Roche. Pia has also starred in 3 feature films in Denmark as well as roles in film and TV with a recurrent role in the show “ All My Children”. Pia relocated to sunny Los Angeles in 1986 and started a whole new career as interior designer/decorator. Clients include Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Larry David, writer Carol Leifer, etc. Pia returned to modeling at the age of 52 and moved back to the east coast in 2014. Pia loves being a role model for classic women.


Rita Levi Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini (Torino, 22 aprile 1909Roma, 30 dicembre 2012[2]) è stata una neurologa e senatrice a vita italiana, Premio Nobel per la medicina nel 1986.
Negli anni cinquanta le sue ricerche la portarono alla scoperta e all'identificazione del fattore di accrescimento della fibra nervosa o NGF, scoperta per la quale è stata insignita nel 1986 del premio Nobel per la medicina. Insignita anche di altri premi, è stata la prima donna a essere ammessa alla Pontificia Accademia delle Scienze.[3] Il 1º agosto 2001 è stata nominata senatrice a vita "per aver illustrato la Patria con altissimi meriti nel campo scientifico e sociale".[4][5][6] È stata socia nazionale dell'Accademia dei Lincei per la classe delle scienze fisiche[7] ed è stata socia-fondatrice della Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza.[8]


Pupi Solari

Pupi Solari, da più di 40 anni "fa moda".
Pupi Solari, genovese, apre nel 1969 un negozio per bambini in Largo V° Alpini a Milano. Nove anni dopo, nel 1978 si trasferisce in piazza Tommaseo, e la donna affianca il bambino: 6 vetrine. 
Nel 1991 anche l'uomo Host (dal nome dei figli Host-Ivessich). Le vetrine diventano 11, una straordinaria visibilità, mediando immagine, qualità e prezzo, lo ha fatto diventare un punto di riferimento per chi cerca la contemporaneità del classico, rifuggendo dal fashion. 
L'architetto Giorgio Host-Ivessich, padre dei suoi figli, ha dato un validissimo contributo al successo di questo negozio. Le vetrine sono portate ad esempio per la loro rigorosa creatività, mai scontata. E' un negozio multimarca ma la sua personalità nelle scelte e l'omogeneità delle stesse, lo fa identificare come un monomarca. Prima fra tutti ad anticipare la moda del "ricevere", con una piccola sala da the all'interno del negozio. 
Con il "matrimonio" completa la sua sfera al femminile. 
Pupi Solari è anche a Genova con il "bambino " e dal 2009 partner di Alberto Aspesi nel suo negozio monomarca nella storica Salita Santa Caterina.

Nella foto, Pupi Solari fotografata da Hugh Findletar, JJ Martin

Louise Bourgeois

French: [lwiz buʁʒwa]; 25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a French-American artist. Best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious. Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with a particular artistic movement.

Jessica Lange

    foto http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/24818/1/jessica-lange-supernatural-siren

    Jessica Phyllis Lange (/læŋ/; born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has received worldwide acclaim for her work in film, theater, and television. The recipient of several awards, including two Academy Awards, one Tony Award, three Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Dorian Awards; in 1998, Entertainment Weekly listed Lange among the 25 Greatest Actresses of the 1990s.[1] In 2016, Lange became the twenty-second thespian in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting.[2] Lange was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis while modeling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. She made her professional film debut in his 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic King Kong, for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. In 1982, she became the first performer in 40 years[3] to receive two Oscar nominations within the same year;[4] she won her second Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie, and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress Frances Farmer, in Frances. Lange received three more nominations before garnering a sixth Oscar nomination and winning, along with her third Golden Globe Award, the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a manic depressive housewife in Blue Sky (1994). In 1995, Lange became the second actress in Oscar history, after Meryl Streep, to win Best Actress after winning Best Supporting Actress; an achievement that was only repeated again after nearly 20 years by Cate Blanchett in 2014.[5] In 2010, she won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' famed aunt, Big Edie, in HBO's Grey Gardens (2009). Between 2011 and 2014, she won her first Screen Actors Guild Award, fifth Golden Globe Award, and second and third Emmy Awards for her performances in the first and third seasons of FX's horror anthology series American Horror Story (2011–2015). In 2016, Lange won her first Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her critically acclaimed performance in the Broadway revival of Long Day's Journey into Night.[6] In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with three published works.[7] She has also been a foster parent[8] and currently holds a Goodwill Ambassador position for UNICEF, specializing in HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Russia.[9][10]