Rhode Island Monthly Enterprising Women 2013 : Page 12

SPE CIAL AD VER TISING SE CTION ENTERPRISING WOMEN 2013 Andrea Valentini Owner and Designer Andrea Valentini A woman of innovative wearable art and home furnishings, Andrea Valentini is a designer to be recognized. RISD alumnus and current adjunct professor, Valentini has set unprecedented milestones throughout her career. She has been acknowledged for taking unconventional materials and reinventing them into her signature molded textiles manufactured locally in Providence. Valentini was selected for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design’s Triennial and nominated by the museum’s “Best Product Design Award” for her acclaimed “Coosh” egg chair. She has produced bag designs for musician Eric Clapton’s Crossroads foundation and supported by the original face of Andrea Valentini, Miss Universe Olivia Culpo. Valentini is internationally known for her sculptural “Bump” handbags, and recently revolutionized her product line. Andrea Valentini will launch the latest collection at her new retail location on South Main Street in Providence May, 2013. 357 South Main Street, Providence, RI phone: 401-467-7104 email: info@andreavalentini.com twitter: AV_Studio_ web: andreavalentini.com Lisa Newman Paratore Owner Homestyle, Lisa Newman Interiors, LLC Lisa Newman Paratore maintains a full-service interior decorating firm for residential and small, upscale commercial clients. She’s worked on several projects with “This Old House,” most recently as designer for their Barrington project. In 2007, Lisa combined her art, fashion and interiors backgrounds to create her hip Providence store, H OMESTYLE. Awarded “Best of Rhode Island” by Rhode Island Monthly, “Best of New England Travel 2011” by Boston Magazine and featured in eat.shop New England, HOMESTYLE blends furniture, gifts and art in a stylish, low-key environment. At HOMESTYLE, customers can shop with Lisa’s expert guidance or simply browse at their leisure. 229 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 phone: 401-277-1159 email: info@homestyleri.com web: homestyleri.com Lucille DeClemente Director/Owner LDP The importance of social and organizational skills coupled with the projection of a poised, confident and polished image, is the key to success in today’s difficult economic climate. To address these issues, LDP was founded in 2001 by Lucille DeClemente. Her background in the art of balancing protocol and business uniquely qualifies her to direct a business whose sole purpose is to teach children, teens, young adults and professionals new ways to prepare for the distinctive challenges of the twenty-first century. To help achieve your current and future goals, contact LDP. 3890 Post Rd., Suite #4, Warwick, RI 02886 phone: 401-541-9110 email: ldp07@verizon.net web: ldp07.com Melissa Siple Owner BENEFITNESS Pilates Studio & Training Center A native Rhode Islander, Melissa Siple has the dis-tinction of being one of only seventy fully certified Stott Pilates Instructor Trainers world-wide, conducting trainings in New England, NY/NJ and the South. She holds Stott Pilates trainings at her East Green-wich studio, and works with private clients. BENEFITNESS provides the most expert pi-lates, personal training and TRX classes in the area! Melissa is also certified through ACE, ACSM, YogaFit, Spin, Zumba, TRX and is belted in Krav Maga. Experience in physical therapy allows her to work with special pop-ulations. Melissa’s education includes a BS from URI, and an MBA from Bryant. 333 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818 phone: 401-886-5661 email: ripilates.com 110 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l FOCUS ON BUSINESS 2013

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