Introducing Ji Young Kim as part of the #agnonapenelopestories. A former digital director of Vogue Korea, and fashion director. Ji Young photographed and filmed herself in her home in Seoul. Where she portrays a Korean tradition of dying nails using balsam that conveys a meaning of a woman's desire to beautify herself symbolizing health.
The beauty of nature is something South Koreans celebrate with both joy and solemnity. When flowers bloom in April of the lunar calendar, Korean women harvest the petals and leaves of balsam, blending them with alum on a flat stone to produce a mixture. They then soak the dye into the nails wrapping their fingers in cloth leaving them overnight to create a natural stain.
Agnona Penelope Stories - Liya Kebede
Introducing Liya Kebede as part of the #agnonapenelopestories. Iconic model, WHO Ambassador for maternal health and entrepreneur @lemlemofficial . During this stay at home Liya Kebede found herself reaching for the pencil, allowing her hand to dance on the page with no end goal.
Liya found her peace, trying new ways to grasp this moment through art inspired by Penelope’s story.
Agnona Penelope Stories - Maestro Fabiano Amadi
Introducing Maestro Fabiano Amadi as part of the #agnonapenelopestories. Fabiano Amadi belongs to the new generation of master glassmakers. Born in Murano, he has always had a passion for glass. Over the years he learnt how patience is the most important ingredient of his craft, discovering the beauty that comes in giving time to what deserves it. Fabiano is the epitome of the modern Penelope, weaving transparent threads into stunning artworks, admired and envied by every corner of the world.
Agnona Penelope Stories - Sebastien Perrin
Introducing Sebastien Perrin as part of the #agnonapenelopestories. The French Sound Designer, Music Director and DJ is part of the Agnona extended family as composer of soundtracks for Agnona fashion shows.
The forerunner of the nouvelle garde of sound designers in fashion created an experimental composition of harmonic layers of sound inspired by Penelope’s Story. - Check out our IG Stories to listen to the full track!
Agnona Penelope Stories - Ritu Dalmia
Introducing Ritu Dalmia as part of the #agnonapenelopestories. A celebrated Indian chef, proprietor of multiple restaurants, culinary TV show host and gay rights activist in India. Ritu Dalmia photographed and filmed herself in her home in Goa. Where she cooks a famous Indian dish “Khichdi” made with love and hope inspired by the story of Penelope showing the strength and beauty there can be in the act of waiting.
Ritu’s famous Indian “Khichdi” recipeQuantity for 4 people:1 cup rice1 cup yellow lentils5 cups water2 tbsp ghee4 dry red chilly2 pinches aseofetida1tsp- cumin seeds1 tsp turmeric/ kurkuma powder3 tbsp- peanuts fried or roastedHandful of coriander leaves choppedFor the raw banana2 bananas, skin removed , cut into discSaltLemon juice and turmeric as rub for banana piecesOil For frying