My father was count Francesco Venerosi Pesciolini, a war pilot and aeronautical engineer, a strong, hardworking, impossibly handsome man with the profile of a condottiero. My mother,  born in Fiume, passionately felt about her Venetian roots. She loved music, dance, books and sports, a highly independent, terribly amusing woman with the widest horizons.

I love Verona, where I was born. I adore the perfect, essential beauty (no concessions) of Florence and Pisa, the luminous sensuality of Venice, the old palaces of Palma with their secluded gardens and tall weaving palm trees, the light and culture of the Mediterranean, New York’s open, positive energy, London and all things British (Mrs. Caruel’s precious legacy at the Italian school in Madrid, actually an original place to learn English, hunting rites and how to serve tea).

About Giuliana

 

My family’s first recorded ancestor was Nambrot, a Frank warrior who followed Charlemagne in his battles through Europe, and was given the title of Count Palatine by his Emperor in 806.  Men  have been warriors, crusaders, knights of Malta, ruthless diplomats at the Spanish, French and Florentine courts, delightful eccentrics, fascinating (of course) dilapidators, severe soldiers with a strong sense of honour and deep roots in their land: the breathtakingly beautiful  countryside and towns of Tuscany.

I belong to those vineyards and olive trees, to the winding cypress lined roads, to the old weathered stones. And the ladies? We have been their mothers, their wives, their daughters … stories of lives, loves (and some liaisons dangereuses) lost in the tumultuous flow of time. We have our fairy too! Mélusine holds our coat of arms with allure, a fish tail, large wings and an amazing ‘60s hairstyle. Please don’t mention that she is a harpy! She is an adorable, quite eccentric fairy, who gives unexpected, magic touches to our lives. She is Scotch, French by marriage to Raymond de Lusignan. It was a coup de foudre.

I love “l’air de Paris” and everything it winds up. We have centennial family ties with France. Niccolò Venerosi Pesciolini had a close relationship with Henri IV and Maria de’ Medici and brought the king’s bronze statue from Italy to the Pont Neuf in 1614. He shared Richelieu’s friendship and politics. I can follow his steps at the Louvre and the Jardins du Palais Royal, my favourite place in Paris, where time takes a sensual allure, one can breathe History, silent memories and the exquisite baroque voluptuousness that inspires my collection. I keep coming back to Madrid, where I live now, from when I was a two years old flamenco enthusiast.

After a master’s degree in International Politics and Sociology at Florence University (my father’s advise, saying I would then be able to read the papers), I worked for international fashion companies as product and marketing manager and then founded Les Chaussons de la Belle following two of my passions: Eighteenth Century’s fascinating aesthetics and … shoes!

 Giuliana Venerosi Pesciolini

About Giuliana

 

My family’s first recorded ancestor was Nambrot, a Frank warrior who followed Charlemagne in his battles through Europe, and was given the title of Count Palatine by his Emperor in 806.  Men  have been warriors, crusaders, knights of Malta, ruthless diplomats at the Spanish, French and Florentine courts, delightful eccentrics, fascinating (of course) dilapidators, severe soldiers with a strong sense of honour and deep roots in their land: the breathtakingly beautiful  countryside and towns of Tuscany.

I belong to those vineyards and olive trees, to the winding cypress lined roads, to the old weathered stones. And the ladies? We have been their mothers, their wives, their daughters … stories of lives, loves (and some liaisons dangereuses) lost in the tumultuous flow of time. We have our fairy too! Mélusine holds our coat of arms with allure, a fish tail, large wings and an amazing ‘60s hairstyle. Please don’t mention that she is a harpy! She is an adorable, quite eccentric fairy, who gives unexpected, magic touches to our lives. She is Scotch, French by marriage to Raymond de Lusignan. It was a coup de foudre.

My father was count Francesco Venerosi Pesciolini, a war pilot and aeronautical engineer, a strong, hardworking, impossibly handsome man with the profile of a condottiero. My mother,  born in Fiume, passionately felt about her Venetian roots. She loved music, dance, books and sports, a highly independent, terribly amusing woman with the widest horizons.

I love Verona, where I was born. I adore the perfect, essential beauty (no concessions) of Florence and Pisa, the luminous sensuality of Venice, the old palaces of Palma with their secluded gardens and tall weaving palm trees, the light and culture of the Mediterranean, New York’s open, positive energy, London and all things British (Mrs. Caruel’s precious legacy at the Italian school in Madrid, actually an original place to learn English, hunting rites and how to serve tea).

I love “l’air de Paris” and everything it winds up. We have centennial family ties with France. Niccolò Venerosi Pesciolini had a close relationship with Henri IV and Maria de’ Medici and brought the king’s bronze statue from Italy to the Pont Neuf in 1614. He shared Richelieu’s friendship and politics. I can follow his steps at the Louvre and the Jardins du Palais Royal, my favourite place in Paris, where time takes a sensual allure, one can breathe History, silent memories and the exquisite baroque voluptuousness that inspires my collection. I keep coming back to Madrid, where I live now, from when I was a two years old flamenco enthusiast.

After a master’s degree in International Politics and Sociology at Florence University (my father’s advise, saying I would then be able to read the papers), I worked for international fashion companies as product and marketing manager and then founded Les Chaussons de la Belle following two of my passions: Eighteenth Century’s fascinating aesthetics and … shoes!

 Giuliana Venerosi Pesciolini