Elegance and Style
My passion for Italian brands started when I was 18 years old. I met my Italian boyfriend from Padova on a island Mali Losinj Croatia. We saw each other every school vacation and he showed me the most amazing places of Italy. It was love at first sight.I felt like being at home.
In that time I was studying in The Netherlands for fashion & clothing business. After finishing my school at the age of 23 I moved to Italy at my boyfriends family house in Padova to live” La Dolce Vita “. I studied the Italian language for four weeks and started to talk also Padovana dialect. It was unbelievable in such a short time, it feels like my own language.
The Italian family bond is very deep, warm and traditional.Good food and beautiful clothes are important for them, the men and women they dress up everyday like it’s a special occasion. Stylish sophisticated and elegant, like they just came straight from the catwalk. A good pair of sunglasses , beautiful shoes and a stylish bag are a must! Only high quality Italian goods would do it.
I started to work as a sales manager at Ilaria Makola showroom with International clients and as a stylist for the shop in Padova. Her style was dreamy romantic classy and elegant and most of all very unique. It was really the High-end fashion for weddings , a true business woman and luxury home accessories. She used high quality fabrics: Silk Cashmere,Leather , responsible fur and more.
I have learned so much about the Italian style. The women likes quality and to be original! We are independent and not afraid to be different. The Italian fashion industry is always three years ahead of us and they are the big trendsetters. Now I’m back in The Netherlands and working as a high level brand buyer. We always go twice a year to Milano Fashion week and Firenze Pitti for the latest fashion, trends on the catwalks and showrooms. I'm often in Italy for vacation because I love to be there, it makes us happy and I like to discover new places. Last September 2020 we went to Toscana for work and suddenly there was this old Italian man at the bar drinking an espresso , we started to talk and I told him about the dream to start my own label BRANDS BY MOMO. He took his car and brought us to the most amazing ateliers in the region of Toscana. They liked our ideas so much that we started to design our own models. This is a true story Dreams do come true if you Believe. ‘ La Vita è Bella’. I’m very grateful and proud to share my first exclusive collection with you, it’s of the highest quality made with love “ In Italy “.