Donna Moderna

Donna Moderna launches “#Restart”: a collectors’ issue dedicated to restarting and women’s desires and plans

A special issue, based on a survey carried out by the brand in collaboration with Doxa, to inspire and assist women to reinvent their lives, find new stimuli and to realise their dreams

Featured on the cover Arisa, photographed in a symbolic pose reflected in a mirror

What do today’s women want, what are their dreams and plans? Donna Moderna, the Mondadori Group brand that is a point of reference in the women’s segment, offers some answers to these questions in its new issue #Restart, on newsstands from tomorrow.

A collector’s issue that the magazine edited by Annalisa Monfreda, that has always listened to its community – and today has over 9 million readers and users (Source: Nielsen Data Fusion Mar 2021) – dedicates to what women would like and plan for themselves and for their future at this moment of rebirth.

The special issue is based on the results of a survey developed by Donna Moderna, in collaboration with Doxa, Mondadori Lab and the philosopher Ilaria Gasparri, from which new ideas emerged regarding female desires, including first of all a desire to feel good in one’s own skin and knowing how to take life more lightly.

“Women’s desires have changed profoundly in recent months. The survey gave us surprising answers: there is also a strong desire to know the world and for itinerant travel, to transform passions into work, and to recover time for oneself. A need for lightness. This wish list has been the guide for the construction of an issue that is both a practical guide and a collection of reflections,” declared Annalisa Monfreda, editor of Donna Moderna.

Featured on the cover of this special issue is the singer Arisa chosen by Donna Moderna as an example of a woman who has made change one of her characteristics. Because Arisa gets along well with herself, knows how to transform any experience into music and always loves starting again, though never from scratch.

For the cover of this issue Donna Moderna has chosen a symbolic shot of the artist who, reflected in front of a mirror, invites all women to search for their own desires within themselves. An important message that the brand wants to share with the whole community also on social networks, asking users to post a photo of themselves using Donna Moderna’s special mirror effect Instagram filter.

The #Restart issue is divided into five sections dedicated to the five themes investigated in the survey. The common thread of each section is the stories of women and entrepreneurs who tell readers about their experience. Testimonials and interviews that will combine with practical advice and columns to inspire and help all women to reinvent their lives and make their dreams come true.

We start from the section dedicated to what women want to be: from the survey conducted by Donna Moderna it emerged that more than half of interviewees see themselves in a minimal style that allows them to enhance their beauty. The content of the section includes a beauty special dedicated to eyes, a detail of their appearance that, as highlighted by the research, more than 40% of women want to enhance. Among the most common new trends adopted by women is the kitten eye, followed by the new frontier of pro-aging, and grey power, the focus of an article dedicated to all the actresses who show off their very well-tended grey hair.

There is also a section dedicated to what women would like to be: in the survey more than one in three women said that she wants to feel well in her own skin and learn to enjoy the person that she is. A trend that combines with the desire to take better care of one’s body (55%), to which Donna Moderna dedicates a feature with beauty tools, practical advice and an in-depth study on supplements for self-care, without forgetting the importance of mental well-being.

In the third part of the special issue of Donna Moderna, women talk about their aspirations for both their jobs and their free time. In the first place is a desire to carve out time for themselves (52%), followed by the courage to cultivate their passions (39%), with almost a third of women who say they would like to feel appreciated at work (31%).

The survey also revealed a marked sense of gratitude among interviewees for their own lives (47%), even if in the last year and a half they have suffered from a lack of physical contact (30%). A result that is at the heart of the fourth section, where Donna Moderna looks at what women are committed to giving to future generations.
Here the stories include that of Luciana Littizzetto, who retraces her life as a former teacher and mother of two foster children.

The special issue concludes with a section dedicated to what women would like to receive from themselves and from others: more than 40% of interviewees would like to learn to take things more lightly, and to receive a bit of pampering and gratification from others.

In addition to the magazine, the storytelling of the issue will also be available digitally on the website and on the brand’s social media channels which already have over 2.2 million fans (Source: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). In particular, video stories and inspirational cards will be published on Instagram with stories about women who have managed to satisfy their desires.

The launch of the new special issue of Donna Moderna is supported by an advertising campaign developed by Casiraghi&Greco and planned on print media, radio, the web, social media and DOOH.

The positive trend in advertising continues for the special issues of Donna Moderna, up by around 30% compared with the special issues of last year.


Donna Moderna quadruples the target of its #BeeGreen challenge saving over 200 tonnes of CO2

70.000 sustainable actions by readers in less than a month on the AWorld app

On Earth Day on 22 April, Donna Moderna inaugurates Italy’s largest urban apiary

More than 200 tonnes of CO2. saved to take 1 million bees to Milan: this is the result of the challenge that Donna Moderna has achieved together with its readers as part of the #BeeGreen project, the initiative of the Mondadori Group brand dedicated to sustainability and urban diversity.

A challenge, promoted through AWorld, the app chosen by the UN to support green lifestyles, which has involved the community of around 11 million Donna Moderna users, whose extraordinary commitment has made it possible to overtake the initial target of 50 tonnes of CO2 and, in less than a month, to quadruple savings with over 70,000 sustainable actions.

In turn, Donna Moderna is making a concrete contribution to the protection of the planet, by creating, in collaboration with Green Island/Alveari Urbani, Italy’s largest urban apiary in the city park of Cascina Merlata with UpTown Milan and in the City of Milan’s San Faustino Garden.

The initiative foresees the installation of 17 new hives for over 1 million bees, capable of pollinating 3 billion flowers every day.

The last stage of this project will be the introduction of the last bee family into the hives of Cascina Merlata on the occasion of Earth Day, from 10.30 to 11.30.

With this project, which aims to re-introduce bees into urban contexts, Donna Moderna and its partners are committed to the protection of a species that is increasingly at risk and fundamental both for the protection of biodiversity and, through pollination, for our food security.

An initiative not only in the interest of sustainability and the environment, but also of craftsmanship, creativity and design: in fact, all of the hives have been designed by international artists, hand-painted by local artisans and in eco- design with reused materials.

On 22 April, on the occasion of Earth Day, Donna Moderna will talk about the project with live coverage on its social channels and on Rai Play, part of the multimedia marathon dedicated to World Earth Day, for which it is a Media Partner.

The commitment to biodiversity continues with the social-media based contestBalconi Fioriti”, launched on Donna Moderna’s Instagram profile and by UpTown Milano, which invites readers to plant a flower on their balconies, thus creating real oases for pollinators, and to share photos or videos with the whole community.

But the initiatives do not end here: Donna Moderna has also invited its readers to participate, at the end of September, on the occasion of Green Week, the week of sustainability, in #BeeGreen Honey Day which will celebrate the harvesting of the honey produced by the bees.

Thanks go to the Main PartnerAcqua nelle nostre mani”, the project promoted by Finish for the protection and safeguarding of water, which has accompanied Donna Moderna in this initiative which aims to promote greater awareness of the environment and its resources.

Technical and institutional Partners of the project: AWorld, Green Island/Alveari Urbani, Earth Day Italia, Green Media Lab, UpTown Milano

Source: Nielsen Media Impact Data Fusion December 2020

Donna Moderna launches the project “Modern relationships”: a four-part look at love, the family, friendship and sex

To coincide with Valentine’s Day part one is dedicated to love

Donna Moderna, the brand that is a point of reference in the women’s magazine segment, launches a special on love to coincide with Valentine’s Day.
The issue on newsstands tomorrow features more than 40 pages with moving stories, surprising interviews and ideas to from which to draw inspiration. And at the heart of the magazine an exclusive illustration, inspired by love, to pull out and keep.

This special is the first part of a “Modern Relationships” project: a four-part series focused on discovering how love, the family, friendship and sex have changed.
A new format that is developed in the magazine, on social media and the web site in a circular, multichannel and complete communication.

“We asked our readers to tell us their love stories and we could not have imagined that we would be flooded with stories. Love remains the strongest driver of our existence and relationships have changed profoundly and Covid, like everything else, has accelerated these changes. And that is what we examine in this issue. Without forgetting, however, that we are dealing with a sentiment that, more than any other, gives direction to our lives and that the best way to understand it is to speak about it,” declared Annalisa Monfreda, editor of Donna Moderna.

The Donna Moderna special
Featured on the cover are Giorgia Palmas with her partner Filippo Magnini. The TV presenter and swimmer talk in an interview about their story, crowned last September with the arrival of little Mia, and they are also photographed in an exclusive fashion feature inside the magazine.

This special issue dedicated to relationships will also feature the stories of three couple who have who have experienced complementarity in work and in life: the chefs Isabella Potì and Floriano Pellegrino, who started a restaurant together, the philosophers and writers Maura Gancitano and Andrea Colamedici, founders of Tlon, a cultural project, and the architects Cristiana Favretto and Antonio Girardi, rewarded by Time with the inclusion of their green project among the 100 most innovative.

The pages of Donna Moderna also include an important survey on the dematerialization of feelings. The divorce lawyer and expert on sentimental relationships Ester Viola and the psychologist, psychotherapist and analyst Stefania Andreoli discuss the issue of imaginary relationships and virtual betrayals, explaining why it is so difficult to love today.
These two important voices will also take part in a live event on Facebook on Friday 12 February at 5.30 pm.

At the heart of this special issue is an illustration inspire by love, produced for Donna Moderna by the artist Giò Pastori and a double-page with the most beautiful and romantic verses, chosen by readers on social media: the most voted, by Rupi Kaur, with “Il modo in cui ti ami è il modo in cui insegni ad altri ad amarti” (The way you love yourself is the way you teach others to love you), followed by Alda Merini with her words “Ieri sera era amore, io e te nella vita fuggitivi e fuggiaschi con un bacio e una bocca come in quadro astratto” (Last night was love, you and I fugitives in life and fugitives with a kiss and a mouth as in an abstract painting).

The protagonists of the issue are also the stories of the readers who flooded the editorial office with their stories, selected by Donna Moderna and entrusted to the pen of the writer Sara Rattaro

Of course, there will also be beauty tips. With a feature dedicated to red passion products and a shopping column about jewellery to give as gifts for Valentine’s Day.

On social media and the web site
With this initiative, the Mondadori Group brand once more wants to engage its audience, which today has 12.2 million net users every month (Source: Nielsen Media Impact data Fusion May 2020), to which should be added almost 3 million fans on social networks (Source: Shareablee plus TikTok and Pinterest sources January 2021).
The project will also feature on the web site, in  special that brings together some of the most significant content from the issue and on the brand’s social media profiles with daily storytelling dedicated to  love.
On the Donna Moderna Instagram profile, there is an interactive survey #parliamodamore (Let’s talk about love) which identified the most voted verses tin the week of Valentine’s Day through cards and stories, together with readers stories and the most beautiful phrases among the many suggested by users on the social media channels.

Donna Moderna on newsstands with a special issue: Acts of Beauty

“Beauty is not an aesthetic canon, a duty, a slogan, but an action that improves our life”

Featured on the cover the volleyball player Paola Egonu


This week Donna Moderna is on newsstands with a special issue Acts of Beauty, in which the magazine edited by Annalisa Monfreda launches a reflection on the acts of beauty that help us to be ourselves and find our place in the world.

“Beauty is not an aesthetic canon, however new and inclusive. Nor is it a slogan, with which we are all beautiful and each body is perfect. It’s not even ad duty: that of having to feel beautiful and value ourselves. Beauty is an action. It is commitment, effort, courage. We wanted to dedicate an entire issue to those acts of beauty that improve the lives of all of us,” declared the editor Annalisa Monfreda.

Featured on the cover is Paola Egonu, the Italian world champion volleyball player, of Nigerian origin, who, with her statuesque and elegant pride, was chosen by Donna Moderna as an example of a woman who is not afraid to feel free.

To celebrate this special issue Donna Moderna produced a special cover, with heavier paper and a eye-catching caption in glossy red lacquer.

At the centre of the magazine is an exclusive illustration by the artist Luca Font who, for Donna Moderna, has interpreted the words with which the brand’s audience describes beauty today: happiness, respect, audacity, courage, honesty, care, choice, acceptance and self-esteem. Positive concepts, chosen by readers in an instant poll on Instagramthat enhance the value of the project.

Acts of Beauty completes the project for three special issues which Donna Moderna has used to give readers a new perspective on issues of great interest. It’s an initiative in which we firmly believe and through which we have attempted to bring to the market a product of very high quality that underlines the social value of the content within, and confirming, once again, the capacity and commitment of the magazine to engage and be close to its audience,” declared Andrea Santagata, general manager of Mondadori Media.

A range of faces from the worlds of literature and entertainment, including Paola Turci, Sveva Casati Modignani, Fiamma Satta, Michela Murgia, Alessandra Amoroso, Geppi Cucciari, Kim Rossi Stuart, Stefania Auci and Jonathan Bazzi, have supported the Acts of Beauty initiative and have enriched the pages of the magazine with their own accounts of beauty.

The message of Acts of Beauty develops on the pages and in the columns of the issue also with investigations of current affairs that talk about actions to enhance the territory across Italy, women in companies and the talents of differently abled people.

The special issue of Donna Moderna also tells the stories of special people who, with courage, have found their place in the world: from Daniela Lucangeli, the much followed psychologist and learning difficulties expert, whose revolutionary ideas about teaching are based on positive emotions, to Maura Gancitano, the philosopher who is helping to make her subject something that (almost) everyone can approach and Francesca Vecchioni, founder and president of Diversity, the non-profit organisation committed to promoting social inclusion.

The issue also has a feature dedicated to the life and choices of three influencers: the curvy blogger Laura Brioschi, who has launched her BodyPositive fashion line, Eugenia Longo, the instagrammer who lives with alopecia, Aurora Celli, the TikToker who has made her vitiligo a point of strength.
Three portraits of women famous on social media that are not spokespersons from a classical concept of beauty, but who particularities make them even more beautiful and unique.

“We are extremely satisfied because Acts of Beauty, the third special issue from Donna Moderna, after Talento Italiano and Un Nuovo Futuro, has been widely appreciated by all of the companies on the front line for social commitment and the valorisation of beauty in all its forms. The market has recognised the editorial and advertising value of these three special issues, enabling us to record and 20% increase in ad pages and a 12% rise in revenues, compared with the same issues of the previous year,” declared Davide Mondo, chief executive of Mediamond.

 The storytelling of the Acts of Beauty special issue  is developed also on the web site, where the magazine’s content is included, expanded and updated, as well as on the brand’s social media channels, in particular the Instagram profile of Donna Moderna with a filter that plays on the key words of beauty chosen by readers.

Two backstage videos were also made during the Paola Egonu photoshoot and on the set with the three influencers, who talk about their acts of beauty to make them feel good about themselves, but also to spread a positive message to their followers.

The launch of the new special issue Acts of Beauty by Donna Moderna will be supported by an advertising campaign developed by CasiraghiGreco&, and planned on print, digital, and social media, as well as, radio and digital out of home in core districts of Milan on the iDD Magazine circuit.

Thanks to a unique mix of practical advice, first-hand testimony, stories and live daily events, Donna Moderna is always at the side of its readers and their needs. Through the magazine and its web channels, it reaches a total net audience of 14.6 million users every month (Source: Nielsen Media impact, data fusion March 2020), to which should be added 2.6 million fans on social media, with the engagement of 1.4 million interactions per month (Source: Shareablee and internal data on IG Insight), confirming the brand’s postion as the point of reference on the women’s segment,

Donna Moderna: the final challenge of Corri con noi in Valle d’Aosta

The protagonist ambassadors and the editor Annalisa Monfreda take part in a trail running race against the splendid backdrop of Gressoney-Saint-Jean

Corri con noi (Run with Us), the exciting Donna Moderna project for women who have chosen running and walking as their way of keeping fit and healthy, networking and building their self-confidence, has come to its final stage for this year.

After weeks of training in towns and cities across Italy, on 11 October a group of ambassadors, along with the magazine’s editor, Annalisa Monfreda, took part in a race against the splendid backdrop of the Valle d’Aosta. A competition with an entirely new formula and programme, with a selected number of participants to (safely and securely) conclude, the third edition of Corri con noi.

“Running together, sharing an exhausting challenge, helping and being helped along the way, these are the values of our project, the ones that help to make running an exercise in sisterhood and brings together our community of runners. And this is exactly what happened in the Valle d’Aosta, where we wrote the latest chapter in the extraordinary story of  Donna Moderna,” declared Annalisa Monfreda, editor of Donna Moderna.

Immersed in the suggestive surroundings, between the villages and pathways of the mountains, the athletes tenaciously and enthusiastically ran a 20-km trail, from  Gressoney-Saint-Jean, at an altitude of almost 1,400 metres, to Gressoney-La-Trinité, at more than 1,600 metres, and on to Alpenzù Grande at 1,788 metres, passing through ancient Walser villages with their characteristic houses built of wood and stone, alpine lakes nd valleys, where nature gives of its best.

A unique Alpine experience to enjoy the beauty of Monte Rosa and feel the flow of adrenaline that only an off-road race can offer.

Making the race even more memorable was the autumnal hues of the fir and larch trees, ranging from orange to yellow and red, that transformed the landscape into an authentic palette of colours.

From Iveta Sedlackova from Florence, an ambassador also last year in the race in the desert of Morocco, to Grazia Bellomo from Naples, who was taking part in a trail race for the first time, enthusiastic women runners challenged themselves and shared, using the brand’s social media channels as well as their own personal profiles, all of the excitement of this special adventure.

The event began the day before with a pre-race training session that brought together the participants and all of the staff of Donna Moderna in a 5-km walks around the Savoia castle on the “Regina Margherita” path, followed by a night-time walk.

The real final race got going on Sunday and was won by Elisa Adorni, an ambassador from Parma and the winner of the final race in the first two editions, followed by Federica Verdoya, an ambassador from Padova and Eleonora Suizzo, an ambassador from Catania.

“The thing I wanted most from these two days was to rediscover the group because a very strong bond has remained since the first edition in the Negev, and even when we are far away we are always in contact, from Sicily to Veneto, friendship is the most important thing for us,” said Elisa Adorni, winner of the race.
Others took part along with the ambassadors, including Ilaria Veronese, Italian alpine skiing champion and Scarpa athlete, and Elena Griffa, Laura Rho and Carlotta Montanera (known on social media as Running Charlotte), super trail-running experts, who on this occasion offered advice and support to the other participants.

Now in its third edition, Corri con noi is an initiative dedicated to women who want to take up running, those who run already and want to improve and expert runners who want to share their enthusiasm and experience. A community that revolves around a passion for running, not just as a sport, but also as a way of helping women to become more aware of their potential, their strength and to make them feel more secure, improve their mood and keep daily stress at bay.

And in September, both safely and securely the new appointments with Corri con noi began on twelve Italian cities and towns to train together with qualified coaches.

The Main Partner of the initiative is SCARPA, Italy’s leading producer of sports footwear and the Spin Ultra model for trail running.

Other partners include: GARMIN world leader in GPS technology for sport, fitness and the outdoors; Mediterranea Cosmetics with a line of cosmetic products for skincare and bodycare; Lauretana with Europe’s lightest mineral water; Benped® a new generation of hydrocolloid patches and a range of advanced technology orthopaedic supports, for the well-being of feet.

Supporter of the final race was the Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta, which with its magical background hosted our runners and the race.

Donna Moderna, the magazine brand of reference in the women’s segment, is an ecosystem which, thanks to a unique mix of practical advice, first-hand testimony, stories and live daily events, is always at the side of its readers and their needs. Through the magazine and its web channels, it reaches a n total audience of 14.6 users every month (Source: Nielsen Media impact, data fusion March 2020), to which should be added over 2 million fans on social media, with 1.3 million monthly interactions (source: Fanpage Karma, August 2020).

Donna Moderna is on newsstands with a special Issue entitled “Un nuovo futuro”

Two exceptional protagonists for two extraodinary covers: Elodie and Federica Pellegrini

Donna Moderna, the magazine edited by Annalisa Monfreda lanches, from Thursday 17 September, a special issue entitled: Un nuovo future A new future (#Unnuovofuturo).

The magazine on newsstands will have two covers, featuring the two great protagonists who talk about themselves: Federica Pellegrini and Elodie, undisputed symbols of strength, courage and tenacity in this historic period of evolution also in their personal and professional lives.

Beautiful and elegant, with different roles but also similar for the grit and determination that Federica and Elodie demonstrate also on the pages of Donna Moderna wearing futuristic clothes and interpreting, also through fashion, the sense of this special issue.

How will our lives change after the pandemic that has turned us upside down? What will our future look like?

Real change has already begun – driven by medicine and politics, culture and the economy – and it is now that we can tangibly see the thoughts that we have has during the months of lockdown.

Donna Moderna offers an response to these questions through 12 important and exclusive conversations with incredible female talents recognised around the world in different disciplines, 9 practical guides produced in collaboration with an emerging illustrator with background detail and targeted advice to better deal with the months ahead: from eco-light mobility to high-tech beauty, and from online shopping to the evolution of homes in the wake of working from home.

“With Federica Pellegrini we discovered what it means to postpone a critical appointment in one’s life, such as the Tokyo Olympics, which for her will be the last. With the scientist Elena Cattaneo we have understood how important it is to re-establish a scientific culture in Italy. With Elodie we explore the intrinsic potential of change. And with Nobel Prize-winner Esther Duflo we investigated the great transformations taking place in the economy. Each of these women have given us a key to interpret the new future that awaits us,” declared Annalisa Monfreda, editor of Donna Moderna.

“Once again Donna Moderna demonstrates that it is a brand in continuous evolution, able to reach an increasingly broad audience thanks to its different channels and multiplicity of initiatives,” declared Andrea Santagata, general manager of Mondadori Media.Il nuovo futuro is the second of 3 special issues conceived by the Mondadori Group brand The first, published in July, was dedicated to  Italian talent and excellence, was widely appreciated and the activities linked to this initiative have further expanded the  community; October will see the publication of the third in the series, entitled The New Beauty”, concluded Santagata.

This special issue of Donna Moderna, in addition to having an ad hoc organisation of content divided into three parts, also has a dedicated design and layout, overseen by the magazine’s art director Luca Pitoni. A new logo has been conceived and created, along with a layout that interprets the concept of a “new future”, with iridescent shadings on every page of the magazine and digital and social media content.

In the first part of the Mondadori group magazine readers will find the first-hand experience and conversations with personalities from the worlds of innovation, the economy, fashion, show business and culture, as well as medicine, architecture and politics, all of whom will talk about what they expect from the near future.

From Daria Bignardi to the economist Esther Duflo, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2019, and from Francesca Bria, one of the top 50 woman in tech (Forbes), to the actress and cabaret performer Michela Giraud. Also include are the epidemiologist Alessia Melegaro, head of the Bocconi University laboratory and Angela Missoni who talks about the new challenges facing fashion, and many more.

The second part of the magazine is an illustrated guide with detailed coverage of the issue of change, that will also be online and on social media, with an interactive Instaquiz in Stories on the title’s Instagram profile @donnamoderna.

The third part of the weekly is given over to the voices of the brand’s readers, followers and users.

In July and August, a Donna Moderna team, made up of a couple, a photographer and a videomaker, on board a campervan made a tour around Italy gathering stories about change that have been featured during the summer on the brand’s social media profiles. The 10 most exciting have been “reached” by the troupe that documented the experiences published in this special issue.

In addition to the Instaquiz to test users’ knowledge of the different areas dealt with in the issue, on Instagram stories there will be a survey where users can vote for their favourite cover.

The storytelling of the special issue continues also on the website where the content of the magazine will be presented, examined in more detail and updated.

The launch of the new issue Nuovo Futuro of Donna Moderna is supported by an advertising campaign developed by Casiraghi, and planned across print, digital and social media, as well as radio and digital out-of-home in the core districts of Milan on the iDD Magazine circuit.

Thanks to a unique mix of practical advice, first-hand testimony, stories and daily live events, Donna Moderna remains always close to its readers and their needs. Through the magazine and its web channels it reaches a total net audience of 14.6 million users each month (Source: Nielsen Media impact, data fusion March 2020)to which should be added over 2 million fans on social media with 1.3 million monthly interactions (Source: Fanpage Karma, August 2020)confirming its position as the point of reference in the women’s segment.



Donna Moderna: an exclusive fashion shoot for the weekly generates the cover of Annalisa’s new album

Donna Moderna is on newsstands with an exclusive double-cover dedicated to Annalisa, who is also the protagonist of a fashion feature in the magazine. This week Donna Moderna has chosen to put alongside an image of the artists in a new minimal look pose a second cover, a sort of grunge version, dedicated to young millennial women and their dreams, desires and aspirations, for which the songs of Annalisa are an exceptional voice. It is the original portrait that the singer-songwriter has also chosen for the cover of her latest album “Nuda”, released by Warner Music Italy on 18 September, drawn from the shooting for the women’s weekly edited by Annalisa Monfreda.

A special story, in which the singer-songwriter uses a shot from a magazine fashion feature as the image for her album.

The singer, who at the same time today revealed to fans on social media the genesis of the album cover, will be interviewed by the editor of Donna Moderna Annalisa Monfreda this evening at 6 pm live on the magazine’s Instagram channel, where an exclusive backstage video of the photographic feature is also available.

On the set, Annalisa decided to “bare herself”, playing and having fun with unusual outfits. For the shot that also became the album cover, the artist is wearing grunge-inspired clothes, a sweatshirt and boots, with, in the background, graffiti, produced in collaboration with a tattoo artist, and words that indicate feelings, memories, suggestions.

“We are delighted that our shooting has inspired one of the most important artists on the Italian music scene. On the set a great mutual feeling was immediately established and this unexpected result is naturally very flattering. We have dedicated this week’s double-cover to Annalisa because with her music she speaks to all our hearts and those of our readers, examining the truths of normality, also with its small imperfections and fragilities,” commented Annalisa Monfreda, editor of Donna Moderna.

This is a continuation of a series of initiatives by Mondadori Group brands that began in July and that will continue with new special issues, this month and in October, in an ongoing dialogue with the its community. This week Donna Moderna reaches out to an even broader audience thanks to a much-loved personality with a large and younger following and an established presence on social media.

Thanks to a unique mix of practical advice, first-hand testimony, stories and daily live events, Donna Moderna remains always close to its readers and their needs. Through the magazine and its web channels it reaches a total net audience of 14.6 million users each month (Source: Nielsen Media impact, data fusion March 2020)to which should be added over 2 million fans on social media with 1.3 million monthly interactions (Source: Fanpage Karma, August 2020)confirming its position as the point of reference in the women’s segment.

Donna Moderna chooses the Estetista Cinica as its cover face, the businesswoman who has revolutionised the way we talk to women about beauty

Donna Moderna, the Mondadori Group magazine edited by Annalisa Monfreda, has chosen as this week’s cover face Cristina Fogazzi, the digital businesswoman, better known as the Estetista Cinica (the cynical beautician).

With her engaging, empathetic and honest style and sincere professionalism, in less than five years she has managed to become a point of reference for women for beauty matters.
Cristina Fogazzi has revolutionised the way we talk about beauty to women and in the pages of Donna Moderna she talks authentically and even becomes an exclusive protagonist of a fashion shoot and for the first time is the face on the cover of an Italian women’s magazine.

Her story, her beauty tips and her wonderful sincerity will also feature in an unmissable appointment with the editor of  Donna Moderna, Annalisa Monfreda: a multicast live streaming event on the magazine’s Instagram profile and Facebook page, scheduled for Thursday 4 June at 3 pm. The live show with the Estetista Cinica will also be available on demand on social networks and the magazine’s web site.

“With this issue we’re back, after the lockdown, to shooting cover photos for the magazine. And we have chosen Cristina Fogazzi, a businesswoman who represents and symbolises the re-start, thanks to her ability to continuously renew her business. And because she has demonstrated that it is possible to do business in the world of beauty by telling women the truth, and without making them feel inadequate. And, more generally, because her story shows us that if you really have the wellbeing of your staff at heart, you can go anywhere,” said Annalisa Monfreda, editor of Donna Moderna.

As she explains to Donna ModernaCristina Fogazzi declared herself a “cynic” when she started to do what no one in the beauty business had dared to do, precisely, to tell the truth about creams and treatments: “We did the opposite of what the beauty business does. We gathered our customers by not making them feel inadequate or to blame for their flaws. At the same time, we told them the truth about the effectiveness of treatments. And it worked. Then I put this way of communicating online: with the creation of the Estetista Cinica blog.”

In 2016 she began to give beauty advice also to the readers of Donna Moderna in a column of beauty tips.
She also published, in collaboration with Dr Enrico Motta, the book Guida cinica alla cellulite (A cynical guide to cellulite), which has just been re-published with a new cover in an updated edition by Oscar Bestsellers (Mondadori).

In her interview with Donna Moderna, Cristina Fogazzi also talks about the future of her company and the value of the territory, form a business perspective: In fact, she produces her products in the Brescia area, where she was born and still lives. “My friends are here. And this is where we have the production side.” And, she underlines, “This is not just my company, it’s my story.”

She showed great attention and a sense of responsibility to this area also during the lockdown when, as she tells the magazine edited by Annalisa Monfreda, she started promoting small local businesses simply and spontaneously.
Her way of doing business reflects her personality and goes against the grain of traditional business, and not without criticism. “Or so it seems. But if being a certain type of businesswoman means that I have to betray the kind of person I chose to be, I won’t do it. I will remain a small businesswoman. However, in the meantime, I have been on the cover of Donna Moderna,” she concludes.

Donna Moderna, the brand of reference in the women’s segment, is an ecosystem that, thanks to a unique mix of practical advice, first-hand testimony, stories and live daily coverage, is always at the side of its readers and their needs. Through the magazine and its web channels, it reaches a total net audience of 14 million users every month (media impact data fusion December 2019 based on Audiweb and Audipress figures), to which should be added over 2 million fans on social media with 1.4 million monthly interactions (Source: Sensemakers Maggio 2020).

The Mondadori Group brand are ever closer to readers and their families

Numerous initiatives to help and support the public to relax but also to exchange experience with premium free content and live events on social media, as well as active participation by users in the brands’ social communities

At this difficult time the Mondadori Group brands are keeping close to their readers, users and their families with initiatives across all media. The aim is to help. Support and offer moments of relaxation, by involving the public, above all on social networks, in activities related to their passions.

In particular, there are three ways in which the Group has put together initiatives to be closer and to help people in this period of emergency: free access to premium content, a schedule of simultaneous live events on social networks and the active involvement of users through the brands’ communities.

Free premium content

In order to keep up to date the magazines of the Mondadori Group is offering readers free digital subscriptions for a period of three months.

It is possible to subscribe for digital access to your favourite magazines here, choosing from some of the leading magazines in a range of segments, including: Grazia, Donna Moderna, Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, Chi, Focus, Focus Junior, Giallozafferano, CasaFacile, Icon, Icon Design, Interni and many more.

Plus, from Sunday it will be possible to download for free with a click the latest special issue of Grazia, “We will embrace again” from this link. In just two days, this initiative has already reached more than 30,000 people.

Live simultaneous events on the social media channels of the leading brands

Every day a live cooking demonstration with GialloZafferano, in collaboration with NostroFiglio and Focus Junior. By connecting to the brands’ Instagram, Facebook r YouTube channels, at 5 pm, users can enjoy #IoRestoACasaECucino and learn live, from the chefs of Giallo, how to put together easy meals for the whole family, and also involving kids in the preparation.

This daily appointment was preceded on Saturday 21 March by a great live event on social media #ACenaConGialloZafferano which engaged Italians in the preparation of the weekend dinner. The event, which took place simultaneously on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, attracted over 200,000 people, who received tips and advice from the chefs of GialloZafferano, a number of foodbloggers from across Italy, as well as award-winning chef Alessandro Negrini.

The, of course, we couldn’t forget the live training sessions by MyPersonalTrainer, which every day propose half an hour of activities on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube with a series of thematic paths: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, dietary wellbeing.

Special attention is also reserved for small children: NostroFiglio offers a rich weekly programme of live events on Facebook with doctors and pedagogues, with musical games, mini-shows and baby dance in collaboration with Kikolle Lab and a range of fun tasks to invent together with your children.

But we also need to relax, and so TV Sorrisi e Canzoni is offering its users the #ACasaConSorrisi initiative, two daily appointments live on Instagram and Facebook in which the editor Aldo Vitali enters the homes of the personalities featured in the current issue of the magazine and famous faces from TV. The first live events, which attracted many users, featured Vanessa Incontrada, Baby-K, Amadeus and will continue every day at 4 pm and 6 pm.

Also the magazine Chi, edited by Alfonso Signorini, is entertaining its users every day at 7 pm, double live interviews live, in which a number of VIPs talk exclusively on Instagram to #ChiRestaACasa.

An unmissable appointment for all fans to get an up-close look at the world of celebrities who every week enliven the pages of their favourite magazine. And on Chi’s IGTV users can also find the interviews conducted so far with Alessia Marcuzzi, Giulia Salemi and Carlo Conti.

User participation through the brands social communities

#TorneremoAdAbbracciarci. Grazia launched its initiative #TorneremoAdAbbracciarci on Instagram.

Users are invited to post a photo of an embrace, a gesture of affection that we all took for granted and has now become a precious good. A way of communicating that we are united and that together we can make it through to which many celebrities and ordinary people have contributed.

#Andrà’TuttoBene with Nostrofiglio. The portal form mums and dads 2.0, joined from the beginning and helped to spread the children and rainbows initiative Andrà tutto bene” (All will be well) and received over 12,000 online contributions with drawings of rainbows attached to the balconies on Italian homes (see the gallery on Facebook).

#IoCucinoConGiallo and #IoRestoaCasa. A collective cooking initiative, for and with your loved ones, even if they are far away, with recipes from GialloZafferano, photographing the results and sharing them with GialloZafferano and its community. In just a few days 4,000 people had already contributed (see the gallery on Facebook).

#DonnaModernaRestaConMe and #IoRestoaCasa. The weekly Donna Moderna uses Instagram to describe the making of the magazine with remote working and invites readers to talk about how the magazine is keeping them company in these days: a recipe, an inspiration, a particular story. A call to action to readers to talk about how Donna Moderna is helping them through these weeks (see the gallery on Instagram).

#StayCoolStayHome with DM Beauty. Also in this period, young women want to look after themselves. This is possible with DM Beauty, the social beauty magazine, conceived and created by millennials for millennials.  Every day a post with tips to make you feel cool even when you stay at home.

#IoStudioaCasa with Amazing support for high school kids is provided by, which offers them teaching materials for all needs. On the StudentiTV channel on YouTube kids can access hundreds of video lessons while on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts they can find online new audio podcast lessons Te lo spiega snippets on Italian, history and literature, as well as the high school diploma exam.

The results of all of these initiatives show how people, constrained by the current situation, are turning to the media, especially online, and appreciating what the brands of the Mondadori Group are offering them.

In fact, on Sunday 22 March saw an all-time record online audience for a combination of the Group’s brands with a total of over 13 million visits to the web sites in a single day an increase of over +100% compared with last year (Source: Google Analytics).

An important contribution was made by Giallozafferano which on Sunday 22 March cooked along with almost 6 million Italians (+240% vs 2019).

To this should also be added similarly exceptional results on social media.

Also on Sunday 22 March, the combination of the brands’ social media channels recorded an overall reach of over 17 million people and the number of fans is growing by an average of over 40,000 users per day al giorno.

Donna Moderna: the third edition of Corri con Noi kicks offi in 12 cities and 2 final challenges

The project is aimed at women who run or walk for networking and improve their self- belief Among the many new features this year. 3 new cities, a challenge in Europa and the big event in the desert

Corri con noi (Run With Us) the big project aimed at women who run and walk to keep fit, network and improve their self-belief today kicks off in twelve cities and with two final challenges.

Developed from an idea by Donna Moderna, the Mondadori Group brand and leader in the women’s segment, the previous editions of the initiative met with great success and, in fact, in 2019 attracted over 1000 subscribers in 9 Italian cities, with 270 training sessions and 45 participants in the final challenge in Morocco.

“With ever bigger numbers and enthusiasm, in just three years Corri con noi has become a gym for sisterhood and female emancipation and we are delighted to include another three cities in the project,” declared Annalisa Monfreda. 

Donna Moderna aims to continue to reinforce the community that rotates around a passion for running, given that running is not just a sport but a way to help women become more conscious of their potential, their strengths, make them feel more secure, improve their mood and keep day-to-day stress at bay. It is also an activity that is accessible to everyone and has the capacity to regenerate energy all while in the company of like-minded people.

This year 12 Italian cities will participate in the training sessions: Catania, Florence, Lecce, Milan, Naples, Padua, Palermo, Parma, Pescara, Rome, Turin and Verona.

Participants will be divided into 3 groups, according to their level of fitness, and followed by qualified coaches, with whom they can log their progress with regular checks. Each city will have its own ambassador who will engage and motivate the participants by sharing their efforts, progress and the values of aggregation of Donna Moderna.  The programme will include one weekly training session and, to introduce participants to trail running, i.e. running in a natural environment, they will be able to take part with a team from the magazine in two challenges: the final challenge in the desert and, for the first time this year, a new spring challenge in Europe.

To sign up to become a member of the Donna Moderna  runner crew all you need to do is go to the platform Each subscriber will receive a welcome kit with a T-shirt, bag and personalised Corri con noi bracelet.

You can follow the entire initiative  on all of the brand’s social channels with the official hashtag #corriconnoi. Plus, week by week, the magazine will also cover the training sessions with a photographic report.

The web site, with the special will provide users with all the necessary information and advice, as well as details on how to sign up for the stages and to take part in the two big challenges.

Plus training tips and suggestions for all experienced and aspiring runners.

Initial Partners of the initiative areSCARPA® Italy’s leading producer of technical sports shoes with the Spin Ultra model for trail running; GARMIN world leader in GPS technology for sport, fitness and the outdoors; Mediterranea Cosmetics with its line of cosmetic products for skincare and bodycare; Lauretana producer of Europe’s lightest mineral water;  SIXTEMLIFE® with Benped® that includes advanced technology product for the well-being of the foot.

The print, web and social campaign has been curated by Hunbranded.

Donna Moderna, Italy’s leading women’s network, is an ecosystem that through the magazine, web and social channels, embraces a digital audience 14 million unique users every month (Source: Comscore December 2019) and reaches 3.5 million readers per month (Source: Audipress 2019/2) to which is added over 1.3 million fans on Facebook, over 500,000 followers on Twitter and 430,000 on Instagram.