Founded in 1903, Angelini's, which makes custom designed wedding shoes the old fashioned way i.e. by hand, is a family business located in the same Greenwich Village building since day one. It is currently owned by second generation, long-widowed Teodora Angelini, her father the company founder. Her maternal granddaughter Valentine Roncalli is the only one in the subsequent generations who has ever had an interest in the business, she now the chief designer, the company which she sees as her life and future. As is history, Valentine and Teodora live above the ground floor shop, everything about it which Valentine loves, especially the rooftop garden, despite the building having none of the modern comforts. Among her and her three siblings, Valentine is the only single one in her focus on work, and in not being the "smart" or "pretty" one but rather the "funny" one. The business is stuck in the twentieth century in almost every way, and as such is failing financially despite Valentine ...
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At the beginning, when the wedding photographer takes his pictures, he covers the flash infrared focusing panel with his fingers. No photographer would do that. Nothing would come out properly focused. See more