Ciao a tutti, I’m Lucy Laurita, an Italian-Australian fashion designer specializing in women’s event wear. My creativity is fueled by connecting with diverse people fuels, and I am currently enjoying the exciting opportunity to write for Segmento. From a young age, I admired my mother's skills as a dressmaker, always knowing that designing and creating beautiful dresses for others to wear was my calling. Today, I feel incredibly fortunate to witness my gowns gracing the stages of theatrical productions, and I am honored to have dressed many talented artists. Celebrating life’s special moments is what matters to me: designing a gown is not simply making a dress, it is also a privilege to play a part in someone else’s journey. I am committed to community well-being, involving myself in fundraising for several charitable organisations. Moreover, I support events with an emphasis on mentoring and nurturing young people to reach their full potential. I was inducted as a Mental Health Foundation Australia Multicultural Community Engagement Partner in 2019. To further align my brand to social wellness, I launched the art series “Little Book of Little Perfections,” an initiative aimed at inspiring kinder interactions. My focus for Segmento readers is to share insights, personal experiences, and stories of amazing people in the sphere of art and fashion. I look forward to sharing many inspiring stories with you in the future.