Valentina Zannoni

Valentina Zannoni

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Valentina Zannoni is Swide’s Editor in Chief.

Valentina has been working at Swide since 2011, before that she wrote for WWD, Financial Times Weekend and Forbes. She has a passion for fashion and its cultural context. With an MA in History from Edinburgh University and an MA in Fashion Journalism from Central Saint Martins in London, she is keen in discovering what is behind a trend, from its history to cultural connotations.

When not writing, Valentina is pursuing her other interests, you’ll find her in the kitchen cooking, in a restaurant trying out new foods, undergoing some extravagant beauty treatment or on a plane heading somewhere. She has a keen interest in literature, with her main area of concentration being contemporary Commonwealth literature.  Born in Italy but brought up between the UK and USA, her tastes and culture sit in a grey area of international memory and tradition. Spirited and somewhat eclectic, all contained in a classic casing, Valentina has a very British sense of humor and is always up for a good cocktail.

Home Town: London / Milan
Country: Italy
Date of Birth: 02/09



Recent articles:

Milan Duomo goes digital in a special event for 1700 anniversary of Edict of Milan
Posted 3rd November 2013 History that Made History: The Edict of Milan goes digital

To celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan and the re opening of the Grande Museo del Duomo as well as the Archives of the Veneranda Fabbrica, the city of Milan transforms its Duomo into a digital entertainment space.

Gisele Bundchen in a Dolce&Gabbana Wedding Dress in Vogue Paris by Inez and Vinoodh
Posted 3rd November 2013 Gisele is a masked bride on Vogue Paris

Gisele continues to be the most beautiful woman in the world, dressed or undressed on Vogue Paris' November 2013 couture issue.

All Saints day: origins and history of the relationship Italians have with their saints
Posted 1st November 2013 Ognissanti: The cult of the Saints in Italy

There is a stronger relationship with saints in Mediterranean Christian countries that in most other places in the world with the exception of some countries in Latin America. Why is this?

Latest post from Valentina ...

Bill de Blasio The making of a Mayor

by Valentina Zannoni

Democrat Bill de Blasio has won the race for New York Mayor with a landslide. But what makes this charismatic man so interesting even to foreigners like us?

Wednesday, 6th November 2013 Read more