Since launching last Monday, Stereotip has had over a thousand views and much reason for it. Created by six stylish Italian bellas, consisting of Gaia De Siena, the fashion pioneer who not only studies the subject, but interns at Maria Francesca Pepe on the side. Alice Bellini a film student who once met Woody Allen in New York. Yes, you can tell she’s already a director in the making. Beatrice Zanatta, studying Art in Milan and prone to tardiness. ‘Fashionably late’ is her middle name. Elisa Cocchi, taking a degree in Graphic Design and Art and a bit of a self-confessed monochrome fiend. Although she doesn’t mind a dash of colour here and there. A very small dash only, mind. Giulia Nardi, the Philosophy student and photographer who incorporates a bit of philosophical modelling for Italian Vogue now and again, appearing on the website on more than a few occasions. And last, but definitely not least Vanessa Filosofi. Known as ‘Vanni’ to her nearest and dearest, studying English in the great city of London. The glamour puss of the group, the higher the heels the better- a motto she has sworn by since the tender age of fifteen.
Stereotip is a website made up of art, photography, film, fashion, graphic design, The Friday Column and Monthly 42. The first few posts span across the androgynous trend, the artist Roberto Ciaccio’s exhibition in the Royal Palace, Milan, Lina Scheynius’s spellbinding photography, the iconic German graphic design magazine, Novum, a list of what makes an Italian and the significance of Marco Ponti’s movie, Santa Maradona.
A fusion of Italian and English- the text can be read in both languages. The dynamic articles of the city girls living in Rome, Milan and London prove to be a good read for anyone interested in the creative industry. Their thoughts and ideas put into a context that is readable and relatable. A cultural bunch of smart young things, the passion of what they are all about shines through the words before you.
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By Avneet Takhar