Arriving in Style
Soap Opera Digest|March 15, 2021
How Executive Fashion Consultant Erica Pelosini Is Changing The Look Of B&B
Stephanie Sloane

Growing up in Florence, Italy, Erica Pelosini was influenced by her breathtaking surroundings. “I was lucky,” she smiles. “I grew up in a house full of frescoes, so I’ve always been very visual for art, for beauty. For me, everything has to look great.”

Fashion became a natural outlet for a young Pelosini, who got her start as a model. “A lot of people in my family went into fashion, and one of my aunts was a big, big model. She was a muse to Chanel,” she begins. After her grandmother got Pelosini into modeling, “I was so happy with clothing. I was saying to my mama, ‘I want to be a designer when I grow up or work for a magazine.’ We always had Vogue magazine at home so, literally, I was reading Vogue since I was 6 years old. When I was 13, I did a show for Armani and I was like, ‘Oh, what I really want is to be the one in charge and not wear the clothes, but actually to tell a story with the clothes.’ ”

After studying fashion in Florence, Milan and Paris, Pelosini and her husband, Louis Leeman, ultimately landed in Los Angeles, where they made their home base. “I have to say that’s my favorite city in the world. After living nine years in Paris, I came to L.A. for a job and I love it here. And now I’m bringing the fashion to the screen, which is fantastic. That is such a nice, new chapter of my life that I am enjoying very much.”

The City of Lights was never far from her mind, however. In 2020, she made an appearance in the Netflix series EMILY IN PARIS. “One of my very close friends, Darren Star, gave me a cameo on EMILY IN PARIS, where he wanted me working with Patricia Field [of SEX AND THE CITY fame]. He’s like, ‘You have the best eye. You have to dress yourself.’ So, I started seeing how Patricia Field worked and I got really inspired by that.”

Pelosini met Colleen Bell, wife of B&B’s Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell, which led to her current gig at the soap. “We became very good friends and we were thinking about how nice it would be to bring my fashion and expertise to BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, being a show about fashion,” Pelosini relays. “To be honest, I was like, ‘Oh, my God. I grew up with that show, my grandmother was watching.’ It’s such an institution, such an iconic show that it was like, ‘Oh, that could be such a fun experience.’ And I must say, it’s also been challenging because I used to work mostly for magazines and with the models, so you only have to showcase the clothing, where here, it’s all about the characters and you have to emphasize who they are.”

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM SOAP OPERA DIGESTView All

GH: BRITT AND JASON ON THE RUN

Forced to flee their original safe house location, Britt and Jason take shelter in a barn on a Cassadine property — and though she’s no stranger to life as a fugitive, Britt makes it clear to her travel buddy that she’s far from pleased with their dicey situation.

2 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

young and restless

AROUND TOWN At Society, Billy overhears Nikki and Victoria talking about Nick’s search for Adam. Billy assures Victoria that he won’t pursue a ChancComm story about it. Lily walks in and spies Victoria and Billy in a close moment.... Jack asks Summer about her and Kyle’s wedding plans.... Kyle shows Mariah the picture of Harrison that Tara sent him. Mariah asks if he’s doubting the decision to not be a part of his son’s life. Kyle asks Mariah to be his best person at his wedding.... Jack asks Summer and Kyle for permission to throw them an engagement party.... Nina delivers a care package from Chance to Abby, who continues to hover over Mariah.... Devon and Jack discuss the rehab program that Devon started in Neil’s honor.

3 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

Y&R PREVIEW! SPECIAL VICTOR/ADAM EPISODE

Y&R will feature a standalone episode this week that centers around Adam and Victor. In the fantasy, Adam imagines playing a particularly surreal game of chess with Victor.

2 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

VICTORIA KONEFAL RETURNING TO DAYS!

Though Ciara moved to South Africa with Theo, her time abroad will be brief: The character — and actress Victoria Konefal — are headed back to Salem this summer.

2 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

days of our lives

HEY, JEALOUSY Nicole tells Chloe that Ava and Rafe kissed, and how Ava accused Nicole of wanting Rafe for herself. Chloe asks if Ava was right, but Nicole protests.... Ava and Rafe talk about their kiss. Rafe admits he has feelings for Ava. They lean in for a kiss, only to be interrupted by Rafe getting called back to the station. Rafe asks Ava out to dinner; she happily accepts.... Nicole visits Rafe, who says he knows Nicole wasn’t too happy about the kiss. Nicole swears she’s fine about that, but when she learns they’re having dinner tonight, she admits she’s jealous ... because she’s missing Eric. Later, Rafe remembers a close moment with Nicole, while Ava asks for Nicole’s help in going shopping for her date.

3 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

bold and beautiful

WHAT WILL HAPPEN

3 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

Be Our Guest

On Digest’s Podcast, Dishing With Digest, Y&R’s Eric Braeden (Victor) Reflected On His Years In Genoa City — And His Plans To Continue His Legendary Run.

9 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

general hospital

WHAT WILL HAPPEN

4 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

DAYS: KRISTEN TRAPS SAMI AND LUCAS

Sami spies Nicole and Xander entering the Salem Inn together, but before she has a chance to follow them, she runs into John and Marlena, and informs them that Brady has been in an accident and is in the hospital. “Sami is outraged at Nicole’s behavior; she’s immediately suspicious,” says Alison Sweeney (Sami). “She gets distracted dealing with Brady in the hospital, but of course, she’s not going to let Nicole get away with that!”

2 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 17, 2021

bold and beautiful

REUNION STATION

3 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
May 10, 2021
RELATED STORIES

It Has Defied All Predictions of Its Obsolescence

If You Believe the Headlines, the Office Has Been Dying for Half a Century

2 mins read
New York magazine
April 26 - May 9, 2021

An Exclusive Interview With RÉMY BOND

It is a pleasure to interview one of the rising stars in today's contemporary art field, a surprising artist, full of vision, with incredibly unique and sophisticated artworks! Rémy Bond, born in 1983 in Paris, France, dreamed of becoming an astronaut.

10+ mins read
Art Market
Issue #56 February 2021

UNDER THE WEATHER

THE FACTORS THAT CAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE ALSO MAKE US SICK.FIGHTING IT CAN SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES

3 mins read
The BOSS Magazine
April 2021

ALSO ROARING BACK FROM PANDEMIC: EARTH-WARMING EMISSIONS

Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #495 *Special Edition

GALPAL'S STROLL GIVES DON McLEAN BELL-BOTTOM BLUES -INSIDERS

COULD it be bye-bye Miss “American Pie” for singer Don McLean’s latest squeeze?

1 min read
National Enquirer
March 29, 2021

JANET JACKSON GETTING EVEN!

New documentary by Michael’s sis blows lid off family secrets

1 min read
Globe
March 29, 2021

GET YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT TO VIRTUAL FASHION SHOWS

It’s hard to remember now, but it was during the fall ready-to-wear shows last February that the fashion world first became aware of the coronavirus, even before it had been declared a global pandemic.

5 mins read
MODEL WORLD MAGAZINE
March - April 2021

KStew DOES DIANA!

THE TWILIGHT STAR SHINES IN THE FIRST JAW-DROPPING LOOK AT HER AS THE PEOPLE’S PRINCESS IN SPENCER.

1 min read
Star
February 15, 2021

Giving More, Taking Less

FRANCOIS BOUDERLIQUE learnt about the basic principle of Nature – to give more than you take – when he left a high-powered banking job in Paris to live and farm in Kutch, India. He realized that his understanding of eco farming was colored by his past and he needed to open his eyes to a new reality.

3 mins read
Heartfulness eMagazine
February 2021

After Alarmism

The war on climate denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
January 18–31, 2021