Carmela is our camisole, with a neckline on the back and adjustable laces. Made in Italy with romantic white cotton embellished with embroidered flowers. It has long sleeves and flounced edges and is perfect for both relaxing at home and going out, paired with your favorite jeans.
But do you know who we were inspired by?
Beauty and pride distinguish her, two elements that have allowed her to play difficult and very important roles. She was Visconti's muse, a Hollywood diva, influenced an era with her interpretations and her unique personality.
Who are we talking about?
But of course Claudia Cardinale!
Italian, born in Tunisia. Among the more than 170 films acted, she played Carmela in Bello onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata (1971).
The film tells the daring "love" story between Amedeo Foglietti (Alberto Sordi) from Rome emigrated to Australia, who after twenty years there is looking for a life partner and Carmela, a Calabrian prostitute who emigrated to Rome. The two know each other by correspondence and tell each other a lot of lies, after their meeting the story will continue between twists and turns.
Claudia Cardinale won the David di Donatello for best leading actress with this role.
The newspapers of the time named her with various epithets in those years. At first it was the Italian sweetheart and then became C.C., an acronym that was assigned to her to put her in antagonism with the contemporary B.B. (Brigitte Bardot). The funny thing is that although the world of gossip wanted them to compete, the two even became friends and consolidated their bond in the film “Le Pistolere" of the same year of release of the movies in which C.C plays Carmela.
But out of the gossip (and the role), no mercy. Claudia was an emancipated woman who fought not to conform to the aesthetic standards required by the market, for independence and equal treatment in the workplace and against the abuse of power of some men (she, despite herself, stumbled into a love story that turned out to be violent from which she had her only child, hidden from the world for years).
Despite her fighting spirit, she was distinguished by a delicate shyness. She didn't want to be an actress, but everyone seemed to see her in that "role". And this eternal dualism only makes it even more fascinating to our eyes!
Through acting she felt free to live someone else’s stories, she said about herself: “I'm just a woman with a certain sensitivity: that's what I've always worked with”.
And if Carmela was the perfect representation of “any port in a storm", Claudia instead was a determined, warrior, nonconformist and free woman!