My name is Paola Saia and I’ve been an event planner since 2002. I started promoting underground art and then I decided to focus my job as art director of unconventional events, mainly inspired by vintage.
Pois Gras is a small photo agency founded to follow my passions: the history of costume, the vintage style, makeup and photography.
During these years I often received requests concerning the organization of bachelorette parties: my clients wanted something different and classy.
I started organizing small events with a retro flavour, during which participants could share some time together, imitating a diva or an iconic character, attending a make-up course, learning to pose, using vintage accessories, cooking and so on.
I personally take care of outfits and props creating different typical settings for each era, without forgetting the importance of makeup and styling; no detail is left to chance. For example, in “Chez Tiffany”, an event inspired by Audrey Hepburn, I propose makeup from the 50s and 60s, vintage accessories, a sweets table and a photo session inside an amazing 5-star hotel: Chateau Monfort in Milan.
Thanks to my skills and creativity, those that were afternoons spent with friends, have become themed parties: a perfect opportunity for corporate events or dinners. For example “Gatsby was a Robot“: a retro-chic party that mixes the roaring 20s with modern times and a special touch of pop contents. During the evening we offer a photo booth with original vintage props, our performers blend in with people creating amusing and amazing situations. We set up a speakeasy bar tasting drinks of the prohibition period, listening to swing music, dancing on electro-swing sounds.
Speaking about companies and team building, we collaborate with a group of chefs arranging events inspired by housewives from the 50s with lots of fun for everyone. We engage participants in a series of activities: preparing a quick dinner, cleaning stains from of an apron, welcoming guests.
We also organize activities for families and children, such as the mother/child photo book or the “Glitter Ballerina” birthday party, with tutus and small labs with glitter in the playroom.
Speaking about mothers and daughters, often my clients ask me for a photo book with their mom, which also includes professional anti-age makeup. A real treat!
Every occasion is perfect to create a special and beautiful experience, not necessarily vintage or retrò, but always memorable.