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The Italian Lady by Alessandra Repini

28 November 2022. 15pm-16pm. Italian Cultural Institute in New Yok.

Presentation of the book The Italian Lady by Alessandra Repini (Bruno Editori).

An event organized on the occasion of the international day for the elimination of violence against women. 

Opening remarks by Fabio Finotti, IIC-NY Director. The author in conversation with: Francesca Forcella, Television Correspondent, Mediaset, and Monica Fornier, Associate Professor (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weil Cornell Medical College)

The Italian Lady (Foreword by Riccardo Illy) is a joyful, all-encompassing Italian lifestyle book, revolving on the three Italian “Fs” that the world admires: Fashion, Food, Furniture, (and including also Art and Holiday). It is written with an insider’s perspective by a contemporary Italian woman living in Milan, the coolest Italian city. Alessandra Repini simply tells about herself and her observation of many other Italian women, going beyond the outdated stereotypes. It’s a joyful guide full of practical facts, shortcuts and Study Guides allowing the reader to always make bella figura (good impression) in any kind of situation anywhere in the world – with no time-consuming research. From mastering a conversation on Italian Wines & Food, on Opera or on Renaissance, as well as hosting an Italian-style dinner party, furnishing one’s home with the best Italian design pieces, choosing the best outfit for any occasion and much more.

The Italian Lady: The Perfect Guide To Making Yourself ever Cheerful, Classy and Admired. Discover Modern Day Dolce Vita and Enjoy it Wherever You Are in The World. is available here.


Alessandra Repini graduated in Foreing Literature & Languages. She went from being a career woman to a career mom, as well as a “super busy” wife who is omnipresent in Italian society. Born and raised in Milan, Alessandra experiences the Italian Lifestyle intensely and from a privileged point of view. She has has always been passionate about cultural anthropology and ethnology, and she loves to observe herself and her peers with wit and curiosity.