Tod’s Touch meets Antonine Peduzzi and Luisa Orsini
From Rome to Paris with Tine and Luisa
Antonine Peduzzi, also known as Tine, was born in Paris in 1986. Of Italian-French origin, she moved from Paris to Rome in 2010, where she studied fashion at the IED and met Luisa Orsini, born in Rome in 1985. The two girls complement one another: Tine is funny and outgoing, with unruly, straight and slightly reddish hair; Luisa is more shy, serious and thoughtful, with long sleek hair. The places they tend to visit convey a number of similarities and differences. Both girls are tall and slim, with long legs, so that they can be recognised from afar. They soon became firm friends and business partners. In either a minidress or skinny jeans worn with flats, they are both 180 cm tall, hence their chosen brand name: TL-180. After finishing their studies, they got to know the artist Anselm Kiefer and became fascinated by his work. This led to their joint decision to make simple but smart “clutch” bags.
They created their first bag by painting it on canvas. Their project soon began to grow and, within the space of three years, has made great progress, especially abroad. Their production, carried out in Spain, has expanded to include other forms of bags.
They have appeared in Vogue America, L’Officiel, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar and have also opened an e-shop, TL-180.com. Today their products are distributed in 40 retail outlets, including in Japan and the United States. Every season they make a film in partnership with a director.
They are currently working on a top secret project with an artist and illustrator, which developed out of an idea they came up with when travelling. Tine currently lives in Paris and Luisa in Rome, but they both travel a lot every month. Listening to them together is exciting, almost like seeing them rummage through their wardrobes bursting at the seams with clothes and bags of all sorts.
Restaurants: Le Schmuck | Hotel Amour | Le Hangar | Le Rouleau de Printemps | Clubs and bars: Le Pompom | Le Bellerive | Glass | Shopping: Thanx God I’m a V.I.P. (Vintage) | Chezel | Marchè aux Puces de Clignancourt | Cinema: Le Champo (Great selection of old films.) | Karaoke: L'Epoque
Clubs and bars: The Panorama (make sure you try the Moscowmule mixed by Julia the bartender) | Enoteca Ferrara (Vast selection of wines, let yourself be guided by the amazing sommelier Andrea) | Vintage: La Soffitta | Grand Bazaar (Everything from ethnic rings to theatre costumes) | Pifebo | Portaportese (Sunday mornings) | Restaurants: Fernanda | L'Osteria del Pavone | L'Osteria Chiana | Discoveries: Soul Food (Record and rare music shop just a short distance away from the Coliseum.) | Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo di Roma (Local produce sold on the stalls by the growers themselves! 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday) | The view of the Imperial Fora from Via San Teodoro | Giuseppe Cassetti’s Il Museo del Louvre (A “chamber of wonders". A leap into the past behind the wonderful Piazza delle Tartarughe – photos, books, original posters, etc.)