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Support Italian craftsmanship

Today I want to talk to you about something beautiful. On the 5th, 6th and 7th April at the “La Salute” thermal establishment in Montecatini Terme, the Sfizi alle Terme event will be held. Many Italian artisans will show their products immersed in the beautiful park of the spa. The purpose of the event is to give visibility to the excellence of Italian craftsmanship and …

A shop to visit: LaMari Creative Shopping in Milan

Shopping Not Only Twenty

Outside the classic Milan shopping circuits LaMari Creative Shopping is a shop to visit. I didn’t use the wrong word, LaMari is just a shop to visit because women’s clothing, in a beautiful boutique, meet and mingle with art and design. In October 2017 Mariarosa Barelli and her partner Marco Ferrotti, after leaving their jobs, decided to create this space where fashion is surrounded by …

Gucci fashion show for Autumn / Winter 2018

Fashion Week Not Only Twenty

Gucci fashion show left everyone speechless: amazed, astonished and even doubtful. Models that carry the replica of their heads, sweet girls who cradle baby dragons and snakes, eyes that appear on the fronts in a pale green surgery room. How not to be shocked? Alessandro Michele is a creative genius, his genius is perhaps too much for fashion, but for sure it is perfect for …

Where to find the shop for those who love vintage prints

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For those who love vintage prints until Sunday, the temporary store of La Double J will be in via Manzoni in Milan. La Double J was created in 2015 as an online sales platform dedicated to vintage; currently the brand sells new clothes with archival prints, home design items, and rare vintage jewelery and clothing. The founder, fashion journalist Jennifer Jane Martin, an American born …

Aprosio, the house of beads

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Last summer, strolling around Florence with my friend Elisa, we went to a shop in via della Spada to pick up a pair of earrings she had fallen in love with. The shop was Aprosio: jewelry and accessories made exclusively with glass and crystal beads. A wonder for the eyes, but taken in a hurry to do a thousand things all in one day, the …

Atelier C: fashion and design boutique in Florence

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Atelier C. in Florence: boutiques for dressing up the house and personality   Imagine the charming and romantic Florence, one of its most fascinating streets, the street of antiques: already this would be enough to fill the soul with beauty. If you are halfway through Fossi Street, you will come to Atelier C. then the soul will jump out. This is what happened to me …

Vintage selection 29

vintage selection

Vintage selection 29 in Florence   Also this year, Florence hosts the best selection of vintage. In an exceptional location like Leopolda clothes, shoes, bags and accessories in a multitude of colors and shapes to make you lose your mind. Luxury brands and handmade pieces, military style and evening  dresses to suit the tastes and the dreams of each. I recommend a visit, you’ll be able …

Cocktail party at Boutique Dior

Cocktail party at Boutique Dior

Cocktail party at Boutique Christian Dior in Florence   Thursday, December 1 cocktail party at the Christian Dior boutique in Florence. Visit the Dior boutique in Florence is always a great pleasure, for the beautiful clothes and for the kindness of the staff, then if the visit is made with my stunning  friend Elisa, it becomes even more enjoyable. Thursday’s cocktail party was really the …

Bouquets to Art 2016

de young Museum

I had the fortune to be in San Francisco during the annual week-long exhibition Bouquets to Art. Floral designers create wonderful pieces of floral art in response to the paintings in the permanent collection of the de Young Museum. The result is amazing, you can’t believe your eyes. Paintings and flowers in a spectacular symbiosis. Look at the pics and enjoy the show.     …

Siena Vintage Market

Siena Vintage Market

Only for two months Siena has its Vintage Market. Alessandra, the owner of Aloe & Wolf, vintage shop, decided to open the Vintage Market with terrific prices. The location is fabulous, a beautiful loft in disuse, the garments of high quality and there is more….events, meeting and tastings in joy. Go there to take a look and you won’t leave empty-handed.         …

A visit to Avolio Milano

avolio milano

    Taking advantage of the fact I was in Milan for the fashion week, I went to visit Avolio Milano. Also if the weather was awful, rainy and windy I desired to go there. Avolio Milano is a luxury brand of clothing, every garment is hand made by experienced tailors in Milano. Avolio uses fabrics of cashgora, cashmere, Tasmania 150’s and silk from Italy’s …

Tharros Bijoux in Florence

tharros bijoux

  In the heart of Florence, in borgo S.S.Apostoli 32r, there is an incredible shop: Tharros Bijoux. If you enter the shop you’ll feel like Alice in Wonderland, thousands and thousands of bijoux are exposed all around the shop. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendants, brooches and much more are there to capture the look. I needed two days to see almost everything in the shop …