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Me, myself & I walking in Brescia, photo by N

Me, myself & I walking in Brescia, photo by N

I spent a pleasant afternoon in Brescia, a city I appreciate very much, its architecture where are impressed signs of the people who occupied it (the Ancient Romans, Langobards, the Republic of Venice) along with the other buildings and squares talking about an age – I like very much -, the Early Nineties. A verticality and an anarchic spirit is what I felt, as sentimental traveler I am, walking in this city (historically Brescia always defended itself, from the Milan aristocracy, the Republic of Venice and in the late seventeenth century, during the Risorgimento also from the Austrian people, a resistance which lasted ten days for which it has named the  Lioness of Italy).

Brescia, photo by N

Brescia, photo by N

Brescia, photo by N

Brescia, photo by N

Brescia, photo by N

Brescia, photo by N

The first stop of my walk has been the A+B Contemporary Art Gallery. Here I saw again the bright art dealer Dario Bonetta and the exhibition which has recently opened featuring the works of matter by Tiziano Martini where the paint joins resin ( and I also enjoyed the awesome and moving work by a promising artist who is resident at this gallery, Nazarena Poli Maramotti). Later I discovered ClaraPerClara, place under the sign of hedonism which hosts a hairstylist and SPA – using and selling high-end and natural products – as well as the smashing creations ideated by Clara and made in collaboration with Beatrice Erre, unusual and fun head accessories she made.

Tiziano Martini, photo by N

Tiziano Martini, photo by N

Tiziano Martini, photo by N

Tiziano Martini, photo by N

Me, myself & I at the A+B Contemporary Art Gallery, photo by N

Me, myself & I at the A+B Contemporary Art Gallery, photo by N

Tiziano Martini, photo by N

Tiziano Martini, photo by N

Nazarena Poli Maramotti, photo by N

Nazarena Poli Maramotti, photo by N

Then I ran into another iconic place of the city, Maria Bruna, an olfactory atelier which hosts the most renowned names of artistic perfumery and also a SPA, enriched by the scents of essential oils and a furniture evoking relax and lightness I visited with Maria Bruna, fine researcher in the realm of beauty products and scents (a bright individual who amazed me, as she was the only individual I ever met, to guess the pH of my skin just by smelling it my arm). After these visits under the sign of hedonism I went in a vibrant place, the Tarantola bookstore, an famous Brescia bookstore where I saw an old collection of Lacerba – the celebrated Futurism review – and a display of works by Céline. I stayed downstairs where it is placed a coffee bar and I had a delicious coffee while I took a look at some books. It was an afternoon I spent joyfully in a city where I like coming back.

PASSEGGIANDO A BRESCIA… ARTE, CULTURA, EDONISMO & EPICUREISMO

The head accessories made by Clara at ClaraPerClara, photo by N

Clara showing me the head accessories and heads covered by  wool cloth made by Beatrice Erre for ClaraPerClara, photo by N

Ho trascorso un piacevole pomeriggio a Brescia, città che apprezzo molto come anche la sua architettura in cui sono impressi i segni delle genti che l’ hanno occupata (gli antichi romani, i Longobardi, la Repubblica di Venezia) insieme a svariati edifici e piazze che parlano di un’ epoca – che mi piace molto -, i primi anni del Novecento. Una verticalità e uno spirito anarchico è ciò che ho avvertito, da viaggiatore sentimentale qual sono, passeggiando per questa città (storicamente Brescia si è sempre difesa, dall’ aristocrazia di Milano, dalla Repubblica di Venezia e alla fine del diciassettesimo secolo, durante il Risorgimento, anche dagli Austriaci, una resistenza durata dieci giorni per la quale è stata soprannominata la Leonessa d’ Italia).

Tiziano Martini, photo by N

Tiziano Martini, photo by N

La prima tappa della mia passeggiata é stata la Galleria A+B Contemporary Art Gallery. Ivi ho rivisto il brillante gallerista Dario Bonetta e la mostra che e stata recentemente inaugurata di cui sono protagoniste le opere materiche che uniscono pittura e resina di Tiziano Martini ( e ho anche ammirato una fantastica e struggente opera di un’ artista che risiede in questa galleria, Nazarena Poli Maramotti). Successivamente ho scoperto ClaraPerClara, un luogo all’ insegna dell’ edonismo che ospita un hairstylist e SPA – la quale si avvale di prodotti di alta qualità e derivazione naturale che sono anche in vendita – come anche le formidabili creazioni ideate da Clara e realizzate in collaborazione con Beatrice  Erre, insoliti e divertenti accessori per capelli.

The head accessories made by Clara at ClaraPerClara, photo by N

The head accessories made by Beatrice Erre for ClaraPerClara, photo by N

The head accessories made by Clara at ClaraPerClara, photo by N

The head accessories made by Beatrice Erre for ClaraPerClara, photo by N

Mi sono poi imbattuta in un’ altro luogo iconico della città, Maria Bruna, un atelier olfattivo che ospita i più rinomati nomi della profumeria artistica ed anche una SPA, arricchita dagli effluvi di oli essenziali e da arredi che evocano il relax e la leggerezza che ho visitato con Maria Bruna, fine ricercatrice nell’ ambito della cosmetica e delle fragranze (una brillante individualità che mi ha sorpreso, poiché è stata la prima persona che abbia mai incontrato prima a indovinare subito il pH della mia pelle, sentendo l’ odore del mio braccio).Dopo questi interludi edonistici mi sono recata in un vibrante luogo, la libreria Tarantola, famosa libreria bresciana in cui ho visto un’ antica raccolta di Lacerba – la celebre rivista futurista – e una rassegna delle opere di Céline. Mi son fermata al piano di sotto in cui si trova una caffetteria e ho bevuto un delizioso caffè mentre osservavo alcuni libri. Un pomeriggio trascorso gioiosamente in una città in cui mi piace tornare.

Maria Bruna's SPA, photo by N

Maria Bruna’s SPA, photo by N

The Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The Lacerba collection at the Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The Lacerba collection at the Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

Aldo Busi ft. in the Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

Aldo Busi ft. in the Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The coffee-bar at the Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

The coffee-bar at the Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

Me, myself & I at the ccffee-bar of Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

Me, myself & I at the ccffee-bar of Tarantola bookstore, photo by N

 Vivienne Westwood 10th Season Made in Africa Bag x Ethical Fashion Initiative

Vivienne Westwood 10th Season Made in Africa Bag x Ethical Fashion Initiative, photo courtesy of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

 

The legendary British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood celebrates the successful continuation of the successful partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative( she started five years ago), a laudable project launched by the ITC (International Trade Centre an UN Agency working in the realm of ethical fashion to emancipate the Africa people from poverty through the work and its training) with a limited edition of Africa bags collection, made by artisans in Kenya. Over the past five years the involvement of the fashion designer has supported thousands of micro-producers from marginalized communities in these regions, developing their artisan skills and improving their financial prospects. This has promoted the growth of sustainable business instead of aid dependency. Craftsmanship and ideas on the move are impressed in the Africa bags that resonate with the activism of the queen of punk, are embodied in more the design, materials used  that raise questions on critical issues such as climate change and waste.

UNA COLORATA CELEBRAZIONE: LA DECIMA PARTNERSHIP DI VIVIENNE WESTWOOD CON L’ ITC

Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary bag made in Kenya

Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary bag made in Kenya, photo courtesy of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

La leggendaria fashion designer inglese Vivienne Westwood celebrate la felice prosecuzione della partnership con l’ Ethical Fashion Initiative (da lei avviata cinque anni fa), un lodevole progetto lanciato dall’ ITC (Centro del Commercio Internazionale Trade Centre un’ Agenzia dell’ ONU che opera nell’ ambito della moda ethical per emancipare le popolazioni dell’ Africa dalla povertà attraverso il lavoro e la sua formazione) con  una limited edition  della collezione di Africa bags, realizzate da artigiani in Kenya. Nell’ arco di cinque anni il coinvolgimento della stilista ha sostenuto migliaia di micro-produttori provenienti da comunità che vivono ai margini in queste regioni, consolidando il loro talento da artigiani e migliorando la loro situazione finanziaria. Ciò ha promosso la crescita di un’ impresa sostenibile, diversamente dalla dipendenza derivante dagli aiuti umanitari. Artigianalità e idee in movimento sono impresse nelle Africa bags che risuonano dell’ attivismo della regina del, racchiuse nel design e nei materiali usati che si interrogano su problematiche critiche quali il cambiamento climatico e i rifiuti.

The Kenya Ethical Fashion Iniatiative Artisans Theme, photo courtesy of Louis Sideri &  ITC

The Kenya Ethical Fashion Iniatiative Artisans Team, photo courtesy of Louis Sideri & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

 

Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary bag made in Kenya, photo courtesy ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary bag made in Kenya, an artisan working, photo courtesy ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

 

Vivienne Westwood and Team visit Kenya with Ethical Fashion Initiative,  photo courtesy of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

Vivienne Westwood and Team visit Kenya with Ethical Fashion Initiative, photo courtesy of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

 

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photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

Black, primary pigment, a non-coloured color, absorbing the light of other colors, is the main features of “Tattered noir”, the shooting produced and made for FBF by the photographer and art-dealer of the Hollywood art-gallery Antebellum – which is focused on fetish art – Rick Castro, set at his gallery, featuring the model De’ Ephraim-Manuel. Deepness, solemnity and incisiveness are some of the suggestions overlapping to the elegy of body made by Rick which is emphasized by the vintage creations by Rick Owens, Ghost and Dolphin.

“TATTERED NOIR,” LE VISIONI DI RICK CASTRO CHE CELEBRANO IL NERO

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

Il nero, pigmento primario, un non colore che assorbe la luce degli altri colori, è il protagonista di “Tattered noir”, il servizio fotografico prodotto e realizzato per FBF dal fotografo e gallerista della della Antebellum Gallery di Hollywood – che è dedicata all’ arte fetish – Rick Castro, allestito presso la sua galleria, di cui è protagonista il modello De’ Ephraim-Manuel. Profondità, solennità e incisività sono alcune delle suggestioni che si sovrappongono all’ elegia del corpo di Rick che è enfatizzata dalle creazioni vintage di Rick Owens, Ghost e Dolphin.

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

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