Australian hair stylist Emiliano Vitale of e Salon in Wahroonga, New South Wales, was inspired to create his Cinemathique collection by the earthy, unpretentious women characterized in Italian Neo Realism cinema.
He also takes a cue from fashion icon Coco Chanel who said, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
Vitale celebrates the classic Italian woman whose “un-done” look is a style of its own that embodies beauty, sensuality and independence.
Sophia Loren, the epitome of Italian sensuality, is reflected in hair that Vitale set to create movement, curves and volume fit for the goddess of Italian film.
Vitale’s Norma Jean style is a blond pin-up look inspired by the non-Italian, very American Marilyn Monroe whose sexuality often over shadowed her elegance.
Vitale’s Amore (love) style is simple and stunning to befit the classic, neo-realist woman who is independent and confident.
Photography: Paul Scala
Make-up: Victoria Barron
Photo styling: Peta-Marie Rixon