Ottavia Failla was born in Modica into a family of noble origins.
Since she was a child she has lived in a happy balance between a dream world and reality - fascinated by the most significant events of country life, like grape harvesting and wheat threshing, while surrounded by the luxury and marvels of a magical lifestyle enhanced by art. She grew up in close contact with the most important examples of artistry and craftsmanship, visiting Europe's capitals where she found inspiration for the accessories' line that carries her name.
After attending boarding school in Florence she returned once more to Sicily to graduate in Law at Catania University.
The colours and culture of this historically rich land come to life in her marvellous creations.
She is married with two children, Giorgio and Anna, and it is in fact her daughter who has followed Ottavia's career as a designer taking on the role of brand manager four years ago with enormous enthusiasm and determination.