Sergio and Massimo Boldrin are brothers who apparently helped revive mask making in 70’s. I met Sergio who was working in La Bottega dei Mascareri, a famous shop located in the heart of the Rialto market. It is a tiny shop but full of character and Masks! Standing in that tiny shop surround by beautiful works of art, many of me scary and starring right at me made me feel like I had gone back in time. I spoke with Sergio about the traditions and techniques and we settled on a mask that was perfect for me. I asked for something that would take a few inches off in pictures something I am sure Sandra Bullock was also concerned with when he made her mask. He customized it with a light piece of martial inside and signed a message just to me. It read something like “Enjoy being Girl.” Grown up! He then signed it. The mask is customizable and can look different each night. More to come on that in February 2015 alive and in person at Mardi Gras! My mask was also A style that was used in fashion shows and films including the Stanley Kubrick thriller, Eyes Wide Shut. Discover what the NewYork Times, The Boston Globe, and Conde Nast Traveler have already discovered. This wonderful, amazing, interesting little shop at the base of Rialto Bridge. Why buy something that is clearly made in China ( because trust me there is a lot of that in Venice and the Venetians hate it! I can’t wait until Mardi Gras! (Spoiler……the mask shown below is the NOT the mask I bought, but does show the famous Sergio and the soon to be famous Girl Grown up ( at least to me family and bored blogger fans.) if I am a blogger what are the people that read the blog! Bloggees?
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