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A beauty, a muse of artists as David LaChapelle, a concept walking, also impressed in a scent, created in collaboration with Comme des Garçons, that and much more depicts Daphne Guinness who debutes as singer. “Optimist in black”(Agent Anonyme/Absolute) is her first album which will be released on 27th May 2016, including the track “Fatal flaw”,  presented by the music video made by the bright Nick Knight. The iconic British-Irish heiress was encouraged to make music and write lyrics by David Bowie and Tony Visconti who produced this album, embodying the pain for the death of her brother, two of her dearest friends (Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow) and love, dressed up by catchy electro-rock suggestions, sounds from Sixties.

“OPTIMIST IN BLACK” L’ALBUM DI DEBUTTO DELL’ ICONICA DAPHNE GUINNESS

Daphne Guinness, still image from music video of "Fatal Flaw" by Nick Knight

Daphne Guinness, still image from music video of “Fatal Flaw” by Nick Knight

Una bellezza, una musa di artisti quali David LaChapelle, un concetto che cammina, impress anche in un profumo, creato in collaborazione con Comme des Garçons, questo e molto altro raffigura Daphne Guinness che debutta nelle vesti di cantante. “Optimist in black”(Agent Anonyme/Absolute) è il suo primo album che verrà pubblicato il 27 maggio 2016, il quale include il brano “Fatal flaw”, presentato dal video realizzato dal brillante Nick Knight. L’ iconica ereditiera anglo-irlandese è stata incoraggiata a fare musica e comporre brani da David Bowie e Tony Visconti che ha prodotto questo album, il quale racchiude in sé il dolore per la morte del fratello, di due dei suoi amici più cari (Alexander McQueen ed Isabella Blow) e l’ amore, condito da accattivanti suggestioni elettro rock e sonorità anni Sessanta.

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It will be held from 2nd to 3rd July 2015, Fashion at Iuav, the happening under the sign of fashion and its culture, promoted by the Fashion Design Faculty of IUAV University of Venice headed by the bright Maria Luisa Frisa -, which moves or rather comes from Treviso to its traditional seat, Venice..A two days event which will feature “L’ Italia è di moda” – which will be held on 2nd July 2015 in the Tolentini/ Santa Croce 191 space of IUAV University  from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm, made in collaboration with the magazine Rivista Studio -, it will be 24 hours of words, projects and images along with the BA and MA graduation show of IUAV students which will be held on 3rd July 2015 at the Area Magazzini ex Frigoriferi of Iuav University of Venice. A not to be missed happening or rather, borrowing the words of one of the souls of this Faculty, the professor and fashion curator, untiring worker and beautiful individual joining kindness, efficiency and a fine mind, Gabriele Monti: “it’s always a great success at the Iuav”!

FASHION AT IUAV 2015 TORNA A VENEZIA

A project ft. in Fashion at Iuav 2014, photo by N

A project ft. in Fashion at Iuav 2014, photo by N

Si terrà dal 2 al 3 luglio 2015, Fashion at Iuav, l’ happening all’ insegna della moda e della sua cultura, promosso dalla Facoltà di Fashion Design della Università IUAV di Veneziaguidato dalla brillante Maria Luisa Frisa -, che si sposta ovvero ritorna da Treviso alla  sua sede tradizionale, Venezia..Un evento di due giorni di cui sarà protagonista “L’ Italia è di moda” – che si terrà il 2nd luglio 2015 presso lo spazio Tolentini/ Santa Croce 191 dell’ Università IUAV dalle ore 12:00 alle ore 24:00, realizzato in collaborazione con il in magazine Rivista Studio -, 24 ore di parole, progetti e immagini unitamente alla sfilata degli studenti neolaureati del Corso di Laurea Triennale e Magistrale di Fashion Design della IUAV che si terrà il 3 luglio 2015 nell’ Area Magazzini ex Frigoriferi dell’ Università Iuav di Venezia. Un evento imperdibile o meglio, prendendo a prestito le parole di una delle anime di questa facoltà, il docente e fashion curator, lavoratore indefesso, bella individualità che unisce gentilezza, efficienza e un fine intelletto Gabriele Monti: “è sempre un grand successo alla Iuav”!

A project ft. in Fashion at Iuav 2014, photo by N

A project ft. in Fashion at Iuav 2014, photo by N

A project ft. in Fashion at Iuav 2014, photo by N

A project ft. in Fashion at Iuav 2014, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: an exhibition depicting the circus atmosphere, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: an exhibition depicting the circus atmosphere, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I in the mood for the exhibition, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I in the mood for the exhibition, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: trinity moment ft. me, myself and I, Giusi Ferré and Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: trinity moment ft. me, myself and I, Giusi Ferré and Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav: in the garden with my devoted Iuav companion Simone Sbarbati, the creator of blog Frizzi Frizzi, photo by Elda Danese

Fashion at Iuav 2014: in the garden with my devoted Iuav companion Simone Sbarbati, the creator of blog Frizzi Frizzi, photo by Elda Danese

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I along with Elda Danese, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I along with Elda Danese, photo by N

Fashion at  Iuav 2014: me, myself & I along with Ermanno Scervino, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I along with Ermanno Scervino, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I along with Iuav my guardian angel, Paolo Boin, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I along with Iuav my guardian angel, Paolo Boin, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: an Epicurean  interlude ft. me, myself & I , Simone Sbarbati and Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: an Epicurean interlude ft. me, myself & I , Simone Sbarbati and Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I along with Arthur Arbesser, photo by N

Fashion at Iuav 2014: me, myself & I along with Arthur Arbesser, photo by N

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Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Elegance becomes a lifestyle and an experience: the culture of taste. That is the sign impressed in the eclectic work by Anna Fendi, who embodied her renowned experience in the realm of fashion, in a series of smashing projects concerning furniture, hotellerie and Epicureanism. A harmony of signs, where the rationality of suggestions reminding the constructivism, details and sophistication, celebrating the art of making, the made in Italy shines in the collection of furniture Anna made and features in other smashing initiatives she had.

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

The wine selection AVF, photo by N

The wine selection AVF, photo by N

 

The wine selection AVF, photo by N

The wine selection AVF, photo by N

One of them is the project of luxury residence, an idea which is much more than a hotellerie and regards life quality which arises from feeling like being at home, staying in a smashing place where many senses are stimulated and caressed. That is the core of Villa Laetitia, a residency which is in Rome, placed in the renowned area Prati, a historical building from early Nineties designed by the architect Armando Brasini. I enjoyed very much being there and sharing with Anna an Epicurean interlude featuring the delicatessen of La Torre”, the restaurant and wine bar of Villa Laetitia, as the infamous “Patata interrata”, made by the chef Danilo Ciavattini, an awesome, an appetizer where potato joins with the scent of truffles and other delicate aromas. Villa Laetitia also hosts the creations Anna made, it’s a little, big cathedral of elegance where to go and come back.

 

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

 

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

AVF furniture collection, photo by N

In this circumstance I also enjoyed another project Anna made, AVF, a selection of Italian wines bringing the initials of her name. This project, developed along with her husband Giuseppe Toscano, embodies a leitmotiv of her work: the excellence of made in Italy products, genuineness and craftsmanship. In fact it has been selected 21 wines and spirits, resulting from stories of passions of wine houses who made it. These superb wines – red and white wines: Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Amarone, prosecco from Valdobbiadene and champagne from Alta Langa, Soave, la Falanghina, Gavi and Vermentino, along with Kerner, which is my favourite one, Riesling and other ones I was pleased of tasting – brings unusual names as “Twill”, “Velvet”, “Spina di Pesce”, “Lamé” and others that evidence her world, her life and work spent in the atelier, immersed in the beauty and are exclusively available on line. An universe which talks about the Italian style in its most vibrant version and the bright genius of Anna Fendi.

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Chess celebration ft. me, myself and I, photo by N

Chess celebration ft. me, myself and I, photo by N

 

Me, myself and I, photo by N

Me, myself and I, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

I could spend thousands of words to depict her, her powerful strength as creative and individual, but I prefer just reminding the words by her daughter Silvia who once told me: my mother is amazing, she has a such a great sense of detail and a visual attitude, she is able to see how the things can be, can combine between themselves, before that is made. This is one of her many skills, a value I celebrate.

L’ ELEGANZA E LA CULTURA DEL GUSTO DI ANNA FENDI

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

L’ eleganza diventa un lifestyle e un’ esperienza all’ insegna della cultura del gusto. Questo, il segno impresso nell’ eclettica opera di Anna Fendi, che ha racchiuso la sua rinomata esperienza nell’ ambito della moda in una serie di formidabili progetti che riguardano l’ arredamento, l’ hotellerie e l’ epicureismo. Un’ armonia di segni, in cui la razionalità di suggestioni che richiamano alla mente il costruttivismo, i dettagli e la raffinatezza, che celebrano l’ arte del fare e il made in Italy splende nella collezione di componenti di arredo realizzata da Anna ed è protagonista di altre sue fantastiche iniziative.

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Una di queste è il progetto di residenze di lusso, un’ idea che è molto di più di una hotellerie e riguarda la qualità di vita data dal sentirsi come a casa, soggiornando in un luogo che sollecita e accarezza molteplici sensi. Questo è il cuore di Villa Laetitia, una residenza che si trova a Roma, ubicata nei dintorni della nota area Prati, un edificio storico che risale ai primi anni del Novecento progettato dall’ architetto Armando Brasini. Ho molto apprezzato trovarmi in questo meraviglioso luogo e condividere con Anna un interludio epicureo a base delle delizie di “La Torre”, quali la famigerata “Patata interrata”, un superbo appetizer, realizzato dallo chef Danilo Ciavattini, in cui la patata si unisce al profumo del tartufo e di altri delicati aromi. Villa Laetitia ospita anche le creazioni di Anna, è una piccola, grande cattedrale di eleganza in cui andare e tornare.

AVF, the wine selection at the restaurant La Torre at Villla Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

AVF, the wine selection at the restaurant La Torre at Villla Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

La Torre restaurant at Villla Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

La Torre restaurant at Villla Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

La Torre restaurant at Villla Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

La Torre restaurant at Villla Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

In questa circostanza ho apprezzato anche un altro progetto di Anna, AVF, una selezione di vini italiani che portano le iniziali del suo nome. Questo progetto, consolidato insieme al marito Giuseppe Toscano, racchiude in sé un leitmotiv del suo lavoro: l’ eccellenza dei prodotti made in Italy, la genuinità e l’ artigianalità. Infatti sono stati selezionati 21 vini e distillati, risultato di storie di passione delle case vinicole che li hanno realizzati. Questi superbi vini – vini rossi e bianchi: il Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Amarone il prosecco di Valdobbiadene e lo champagne di Alta Langa, il Soave, la Falanghina, il Gavi e Vermentino di Gallura, unitamente al Kerner, il mio preferito, al Riesling e altri ancora che sono stata lieta di assaporare – portano nomi insoliti come “Twill”, “Velvet”, “Spina di Pesce”, “Lamé” e altri che testimoniano il suo mondo, la sua vita e il suo lavoro trascorso nell’ atelier, immersa nella bellezza e sono disponibili esclusivamente on line. Un universo che parla di stile italiano nella sua versione più vibrante e del brillante estro di Anna Fendi.

Patata interrata, photo by N

Patata interrata, photo by N

The best tartare I have ever eaten, photo by N

The best tartare I have ever eaten, photo by N

Me, myself and I and my favourite dish, the tartare, photo by N

Me, myself and I and my favourite dish, the tartare, photo by N

 

Sweetness, photo by N

Sweetness, photo by N

 

Little sweetness, photo by N

Little sweetness, photo by N

Potrei spendere migliaia di parole per dipingere lei, la sua poderosa forza da creativa e da individuo, ma preferisco ricordare soltanto le parole di sua figlia Silvia che una volta mi ha detto: mia madre è sorprendente, ha un acuto senso del dettaglio e una notevole attitudine visiva, è capace di vedere come le cose possono essere, abbinarsi tra di loro, prima ancora che ciò sia stato fatto. Questo, uno dei suoi vari talenti, un valore che celebro.

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Anna Fendi on canvas at Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Anna Fendi on canvas at Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

The Fendi sisters on canvas, photo by N

The Fendi sisters on canvas, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

La Torre wine bar at Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

La Torre wine bar at Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

La Torre wine bar at Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

La Torre wine bar at Villa Laetitia, Rome, photo by N

 

Anna Fendi at the La Torre wine bar, Rome, photo by N

Anna Fendi at the La Torre wine bar, Rome, photo by N

 

www.villalaetitia.com

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

The iconic British top-model Cara Delevingne who  recently recorded her fist music track with Pharrell Williams, also debuted as fashion designer, making a capsule collection for the New York  brand DKNY. A fun, sporty-chic elegance embodied in 15 items she created which now features in the shop windows of Boysloft, the renowned and exclusive Brescia boutique of casual-chic clothing and accessories.

LA CAPSULE COLLECTION SPORTY-CHIC DI CARA DELEVINGNE X DKNY PROTAGONISTA DI BOYSLOFT

L’ iconica top-model inglese Cara Delevingne che ha recentemente registrato il suo primo brano con Pharrell Williams, ha anche debuttato nelle vesti di fashion designer, realizzando una capsule collection per il brand newyorkese DKNY.  Una divertente eleganza sporty-chic racchiusa in 15 pezzi da lei create che è adesso protagonista delle vetrine di Boysloft, la rinomata ed esclusiva boutique di Brescia di abbigliamento ed accessori casual-chic.

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

 

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

 

www.dkny.com

www.boysloft-penelope.it

visioni

 

The approach of matter inspired by patterns coming from the world of nature which is embodied in the collection of jewelry and accessories by the bright fashion designer Myriam B. and talks about poetry and craftsmanship along with the art by Jolanda Spagno, delicate intimistic landscapes exploring the inner self under the sign of lyricism will feature in “Visioni”, exhibition event which will be opened on 2nd August 2014, at 7:00 pm in Pietrasanta at the renowned concept store Mac. A not to be missed happening to enjoy a Summer interlude under the sign of fashion and art.

 

MODA & ARTE A PIETRASANTA: “VISIONI”, I GIOIELLI DI MYRIAM B. & L’ ARTE DI JOLANDA SPAGNO AL CONCEPT STORE MAC

Myriam B.

Myriam B.

 

L’ approccio materico che si ispira a motivi provenienti dal mondo della natura, che è racchiuso nella collezione di gioielli e accessori della brillante fashion designer Myriam B. e parla di poesia e artigianalità unitamente all’ arte di Jolanda Spagno, delicati paesaggi intimistici che esplorano l’ interiorità del sé all’ insegna del lirismo saranno i protagonisti di “Visioni”, evento espositivo che sarà inaugurato il 2 agosto 2014, alle ore 19:00 a Pietrasanta presso il rinomato concept store Mac. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare un inteludio estivo all’ insegna di moda e arte.

Myriam B

Myriam B

 

Myriam B.

Myriam B.

 

Myriam B.

Myriam B.

 

Myriam B.

Myriam B.

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on paper (2009)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on paper (2009)

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas (2010)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas (2010)

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas (2012)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas (2012)

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas(2012)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas(2012)

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on lens (2012)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on lens (2012)

 

 

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monna gay

It will be held from 13th to 15th June 2014 in Florence in Piazza della Passera during the second edition of Monna Lisa Day, the charity event Monna (G)ay where it will be showcased and sold during a charity auction the works made by artists, fashion designers and renowned creatives( as Alberto Lapenna, Amleto Di Leo, Caterina Bini, Christian Correnti, Cori Amenta, Davide Bazzerla, Federico Tinelli, First Love Yourself, Floriana Cantarelli, Francesca Lotti, Franco Bini, Gerry De Bastiano, Lapo Belmestieri, Liborio Capizzi, Luca De Gaetano, Marco and Clinton Querci, MSGM Massimo Giorgetti, Mustafa Sabbagh, Paolo Orlandi, Ralph Hall, Riccardo Slavik, Thomas De Falco and many others), inspired by the theme of Monna Lisa. The events wants encouraging people to air the laundry in public, go out and invite to make their coming out without any fear of being discriminated for the way they are and live their own sexuality. The proceeds resulting from the auction sale, which will be directed by Diego Passoni from Radio Deejay, will be given to the no-profit association Ireos which helps the people from the LGBT community who are in difficulty. Music and fun will feature in the opening party of the event, made in collaboration with the Krisko by Paolo Penelope which will be held on 13th June 2014 at the Life club, then it will follow on the 15th June from 6:00 to 8:00 pm the charity auction. A not to be missed happening which has a laudable purpose.

MONNA (G)AY: ARTE, DIVERTIMENTO, MUSICA &  BENEFICENZA  A FIRENZE

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Si terrà dal 13 al 15 giugno 2014 a Firenze in Piazza della Passera in occasione della seconda edizione del Monna Lisa Day, l’ evento di beneficienza Monna (G)ay in cui verranno esposte e vendute all’ asta le opere realizzate da artisti, fashion designers e rinomati creativi (quali Alberto Lapenna, Amleto Di Leo, Caterina Bini, Christian Correnti, Cori Amenta, Davide Bazzerla, Federico Tinelli, First Love Yourself, Floriana Cantarelli, Francesca Lotti, Franco Bini, Gerry De Bastiano, Lapo Belmestieri, Liborio Capizzi, Luca De Gaetano, Marco e Clinton Querci, MSGM Massimo Giorgetti, Mustafa Sabbagh, Paolo Orlandi, Ralph Hall, Riccardo Slavik, Thomas De Falco e molti altri) che si ispirano al tema di Monna Lisa. L’ evento vuole incoraggiare la gente a lavare i propri panni in piazza, uscir fuori e invitarli a fare coming out senza alcuna paura di essere discriminati per come sono e vivono la propria sessualità. I proventi derivanti dalla vendita all’ asta, che sarà diretta da Diego Passoni di Radio Deejay, saranno donati all’ associazione no-profit Ireos che aiuta le persone della comunità LGBT in difficoltà. Musica e divertimento saranno i protagonisti del party di apertura dell’ happening, realizzato in collaborazione con Krisko di Paolo Penelope che si terrà il 13 giugno 2014 presso il locale Life, seguirà poi il 15 giugno dalle 18:00 alle ore 20:00 l’ evento di beneficienza. Un evento imperdibile che ha una lodevole finalità.

 

Stella Jean featuring at Penelope, photo by N

Stella Jean featuring at Penelope, photo by N

It’s a perfect binomial to be in Brescia and come back to Penelope, the marvelous cathedral of conceptual fashion, created by the one and only Roberta Valentini and to see the its new look, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni and creator of artistic perfumery brand Bogue, who is inspired by the idea of staircase and made the interiors more catchy and comfortable. Here I attended at a shooting made by the brilliant photographer Erminardo Aliaj (I used calling Ermengardo due to Manzonian suggestions) and I appreciated the choices made by Roberta. It has been a smashing day which ended under the sign of epicureanism in a delicious restaurant Brescia restaurant, the Osteria Bianchi, where I enjoyed a typical dish, the beef with oil and the companion of Roberta, her fantastic tales that embody relevant chapters of fashion history as well as the bright ideas by Dario Bonetta and Alessandro Boccingher, my contubernals, co-founders of AplusB gallery, who gave me details about Brescia, its history, verticality and independent spirit it saved in the passing of time, something I felt walking on the streets which makes it unique, a place where going and coming back.

 

UN GIORNO A BRESCIA(2): LA MIA GIORNATA PENELOPESCA ALL’ INSEGNA DI MODA, CONCETTI E EPICUREISMO

The interiors of Penelope,  photo by N

The interiors of Penelope, photo by N

 

É un perfetto binomio essere a Brescia e ritornare da Penelope, la meravigliosa cattedrale di moda concettuale, creata dalla sola e unica Roberta Valentini e vedere il suo nuovo look, realizzato dall’ architetto Antonio Gardoni che è il creatore del brand di profumeria artistica Bogue, il quale ha tratto ispirazione dall’ idea della scala e ha reso gli interni più accattivanti e confortevoli. Ivi ho assistito al servizio fotografico realizzato dal brillante fotografo Erminardo Aliaj (che ero solita chiamare Ermengardo in ragione di suggestioni manzoniane) e apprezzare le scelte di Roberta. È stata una giornata formidabile che si è conclusa all’ insegna dell’ epicureismo in un delizioso ristorante bresciano, l’ Osteria Bianchi in cui ho assaporato una pietanza tipica, il manzo all’ olio e gioito della compagnia di Roberta, dei suoi fantastici racconti che racchiudono significativi capitoli della storia della moda come anche le brillanti idee di Dario Bonetta ed Alessandro Boccingher, i miei contubernali, co-fondatori della galleria d’ arte AplusB, i quali mi hanno fornito dettagli su Brescia, la sua storia, la verticalità e lo spirito indipendente mantenuto intatto con il passare del tempo, qualcosa che ho avvertito passeggiando per le strade e la rende unica, un luogo in cui andare e ritornare.

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

Dress by Vionnet at Penelope, photo by N

Dress by Vionnet at Penelope, photo by N

 

Penelope, photo by N

Penelope, photo by N

 

A categorical imperative, Dream, impressed on the silk shirt by Lanvin at Penelope, photo by N

A categorical imperative, Dream, impressed on the silk shirt by Lanvin at Penelope, photo by N

 

The area of Penelope featuring Christian Louboutin, photo by N appearing in the mirror

The area of Penelope featuring Christian Louboutin, photo by N appearing in the mirror

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj being ready to work, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj being ready to work, photo by N

 

Coffee time with Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

Coffee time with Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo) working and the one and only Roberta looks at the shoots he made, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo) working and the one and only Roberta looks at the shoots he made, photo by N

 

Antonio Gardoni talking with the owner of design store Rua Confettora, photo by N

Antonio Gardoni talking with the owner of design store Rua Confettora, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo), me, the one and only Roberta Valentini and Alessandro Boccingher, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo), me, the one and only Roberta Valentini and Alessandro Boccingher, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

 

Birkenstock by Sacai Luck, photo by N

Birkenstock by Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

 

Opening Ceremony, photo by N

Opening Ceremony, photo by N

 

Uusual shoes at Penelope, photo by N

Uusual shoes at Penelope, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

An accessory, a thought, a fetish, the hand-painted  gaiters by Comme des Garçons, photo by N

An accessory, a thought, a fetish, the hand-painted gaiters by Comme des Garçons, photo by N

 

Alessandro Boccingher and me at the Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

Alessandro Boccingher and me at the Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

 

Wine at Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

Wine at Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

 

My delicious dish, the beef with oil served with the best cornmeal mush I ever have eaten, photo by N

My delicious dish, the beef with oil served with the best cornmeal mush I ever have eaten, photo by N

 

The one and only Roberta Valentini and me, photo by N

The one and only Roberta Valentini and me, photo by N

 

 

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Modateca Deanna, photo N

Modateca Deanna, photo N

I recently visited the Modateca Deanna in Reggio Emilia, suggestive cathedral of fashion culture, owned by Deanna and Sonia Ferretti Veroni (mother and sister) which is where yesterday it was the renowned knitwear company Miss Deanna, established by the brilliant, powerful, dear friend Deanna Ferretti Veroni. It was an awesome experience to spend one day – and unfortunately is not been enough – to see the library of Modateca, crowded of artworks as the canvas by Salvatore Fiume and many others, enriching its rooms. Time stops when I am in library. Many books have draws my attention and naturally the fashion magazines. A successful experience, I highly recommend of doing to students and insiders for increasing their own culture.

CULTURA DELLA MODA:LA MIA VISITA ALLA MODATECA DEANNA(1)

The library crowded by works by Salvatore Fiume

The library crowded by works by Salvatore Fiume

Ho recentemente visitato la Modateca Deanna in Reggio Emilia, suggestiva cattedrale di cultura della moda, di proprietà di Deanna e Sonia Ferretti Veroni (madre e sorella) che è il luogo in cui ieri si trovava la rinomata azienda di maglieria Miss Deanna, fondata dalla brillante, poderosa, cara amica Deanna Ferretti Veroni. È stata una fantastica esperienza passare una giornata – e sfortunatamente non è abbastanza – vedere la biblioteca della Modateca, affollato di opere d’ arte quali le tele di Salvatore Fiume e molti altri che arricchiscono le sue stanze. Il tempo si ferma quando sono in biblioteca. Molti libri hanno catturato la mia attenzione e naturalmente i magazine di moda. Una felice esperienza che raccomando altamente di effettuare a studenti e addetti ai lavori per accrescere la loro cultura.

Salvatore Fiume, photo by N

Salvatore Fiume, photo by N

 

Books at the library, photo by N

Books at the library, photo by N

 

Books at the library, photo by N

Books at the library, photo by N

 

Wagner über alles, photo by N

Wagner über alles, photo by N

Ho recentemente visitato la Modateca Deanna in Reggio Emilia, suggestiva cattedrale di cultura della moda, di proprietà di Deanna e Sonia Ferretti Veroni (madre e sorella) che è il luogo in cui ieri si trovava la rinomata azienda di maglieria Miss Deanna, fondata dalla brillante, poderosa, cara amica Deanna Ferretti Veroni. È stata una fantastica esperienza passare una giornata – e sfortunatamente non è abbastanza – vedere la biblioteca della Modateca, affollato di opere d’ arte quali le tele di Salvatore Fiume e molti altri che arricchiscono le sue stanze. Il tempo si ferma quando sono in biblioteca. Molti libri hanno catturato la mia attenzione e naturalmente i magazine di moda. Una felice esperienza che raccomando altamente di effettuare a studenti e addetti ai lavori per accrescere la loro cultura.

Richard Wagner, photo by N

Richard Wagner, photo by N

 

Brunhilde on the stage, photo bt N

Brunhilde on the stage, photo by N

 

Wagner on stage, photo by N

Wagner on stage, photo by N

 

The library, photo by N

The library, photo by N

 

Sketches by Krizia, photo by N

Sketches by Krizia, photo by N

 

 

Krizia, photo by N

Krizia, photo by N

 

L. Fiume, photo by N

L. Fiume, photo by N

 

Simonetta Gianfelici, photo by N

Simonetta Gianfelici, photo by N

 

Catalogues of fashion shows, photo by N

Catalogues of fashion shows, photo by N

 

Catalogues of fashion shows, photo by N

Catalogues of fashion shows, photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

 

A smashing yesterday magazine ft. Uma Thurman on its cover, photo by N

A smashing yesterday magazine ft. Uma Thurman on its cover, photo by N

 

A magazine making me think about the one and only Roberta Valentini, photo by N

A magazine making me think about the one and only Roberta Valentini, photo by N

 

One of the first fashion magazines I read, photo by N

One of the first fashion magazines I read during my childhood, photo by N

 

I-D  magazine, photo by N

I-D magazine, photo by N

 

One my favorite magazines, photo by N

One of my favorite magazines which has the merit of having the name of a track by Led Zeppelin, photo by N

 

 

And inside Dazed and Confused, the aristocracy of underground: Genesis P-Orridge, seen by Luke Wilson, photo by N

And inside Dazed & Confused, the aristocracy of underground: Genesis P-Orridge, seen by Luke Wilson, photo by N

 

 

Words by Genesis P-Orridge, photo by N

Words by Genesis P-Orridge, photo by N

 

 

 

Genesis P-Orridge on Dazed & Confused, talking about changes and the cut-up by Burroughs and Gysin, photo by N

Genesis P-Orridge on Dazed & Confused, talking about changes and the cut-up by Burroughs and Gysin, photo by N

 

 

 

Me, myself and I at the library, photo by N

Me, myself and I at the library, photo by N

 

 

www.modatecadeanna.it

The Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

The Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

The smashing London native fashion designer Olympia Le Tan – celebrated are the bags she made by turning the books covers of legendary books into embroidered decorations -, created the Ully clutch, a catchy heart shaped clutch bag, joining the suede and embroideries on canvas. A nice gift idea – which is available on Stylebop.com – and a genuine passé-partout under the sign of elegance and craftsmanship.

UNA QUESTIONE DI CUORE: L’ ELEGANZA & ARTIGIANALITÀ DI OLYMPIA LE TAN

The Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

The Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

La formidabile fashion designer natia di Londra Olympia Le Tan – celebri sono le sue borse trasformando le copertine di libri leggendari in motivi ricamati – ha creato la Ully clutch, una accattivante clutch a forma di cuore che unisce il camoscio e i ricami su canvas. Una simpatica idea regalo – disponibile su Stylebop.com – e un autentico passé-partout all’ insegna di eleganza e artigianalità.

The Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

The Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

Embroidered patterns featuring in the Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

Embroidered patterns featuring in the Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

The Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

The Ully clutch bag by Olympia Le Tan

 

www.olympialetan.com

Sacrario della Bandiera of Rome Complesso del Vittoriano, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Sacrario della Bandiera of Rome Complesso del Vittoriano, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

It was recently opened the exhibition “90 artisti per una bandiera” (“90 artists for a flag”) in Rome at the Sacrario della Bandiera of Complesso del Vittoriano, running through 31st January 2014, an initiative by the Curare Onlus no-profit association headed by Deanna Ferretti Veroni, focused on the support the rise of the Hospital for woman and child in Reggio Emilia, Panathlon Modena,  with the support of Presidency of Republic, the  Ministry of Defense, set up in collaboration with the City of Reggio Emilia, the General Staff of Defense, the Lazio Region, Rome province and City of Rome, curated by Graziano Parmeggiani. The exhibition – which has set up for the first time in Reggio Emilia in 2011 – features the works by 90 artists who reinterpreted the Italian flag, symbol of Italy’s Unity – including the fashion designer Antonio Marras along with Luca Alinari, Pat Andrea, Alberto Andreis, Assadour, Roberto Barni, Davide Benati, Gabriella Benedini, Domenico Bianchi, Alfonso Borghi, Danilo Bucchi, Enzo Cacciola, Giovanni Campus, Eugenio Carmi, Tommaso Cascella, Roberto Casiraghi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Bruno Chersicla, Andrea Chiesi, Pier Giorgio Colombara, Angelo Davoli, Sandro De Alexandris, Giuliano Della Casa, Enrico Della Torre, Lucio Del Pezzo, Fausto De Nisco, Marco Ferri, Ennio Finzi, Giosetta Fioroni, Laura Fiume, Attilio Forgioli, Antonio Freiles, Omar Galliani, Alessandro Gamba, Marco Gastini, Giorgio Griffa, Marco Grimaldi, Franco Guerzoni, Paolo Iacchetti, Marino Iotti, Emilio Isgrò, Riccardo Licata, Claudia Losi, Luigi Mainolfi, Elio Marchegiani, Mirco Marchelli, Umberto Mariani, Carlo Mastronardi, Iler Melioli, Giovanni Menada, Nino Migliori, Elisa Montessori, Pietro Mussini, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Carlo Nangeroni, Giulia Napoleone, Gianfranco Notargiacomo, Nunzio, Claudio Olivieri, Tullio Pericoli, Lucia Pescador, Oscar Piattella, Pino Pinelli, Graziano Pompili, Concetto Pozzati, Mario Raciti, Bruno Raspanti, Jacopo Ricciardi, Leonardo Rosa, Ruggero Savinio, Antonio Seguí, Giovanni Sesia, Medhat Shafik, Tetsuro Shimizu, Aldo Spoldi, Mauro Staccioli, Tino Stefanoni, Guido Strazza, Ilario Tamassia, Nani Tedeschi, Wainer Vaccari, Valentino Vago, Walter Valentini, Paolo Valle, Wal, William Xerra, Gianfranco Zappettini -, created to be donated and sold for creating funds for the rise of hospital. A successful event which  featured the Minister of Regional Affairs and Autonomies Graziano DelRio and the Minister for Integration Cecile Kyenge.

 

“90 ARTISTI PER UNA BANDIERA”, ARTE PER UNA LODEVOLE FINALITÀ AL COMPLESSO DEL VITTORIANO DI ROMA

 

Antonio Marras, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Antonio Marras, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

È stata recentemente inaugurata was la mostra “90 artisti per una bandiera” a Roma  presso il Sacrario della Bandiera del Complesso del Vittoriano, che prosegue fino al 31gennaio 2014, una iniziativa ideate dall’ associazione no-profit Curare Onlus guidata da Deanna Ferretti Veroni – dedita a supportare la nascita dell’ Ospedale della Donna e del Bambino a Reggio Emilia -, Panathlon Modena, con il patronato della Presidenza della Repubblica, allestita in collaborazione con il Comune di Reggio Emilia, lo Stato Maggiore della Difesa, la Regione Lazio, la Provincia e il Comune di Roma, curata da Graziano Parmeggiani. La mostra – che è stata allestita per la prima volta a Reggio Emilia nel 2011 – ha quali protagoniste le opere donate da 90 artisti che hanno reinterpretato la bandiera italiana, simbolo dell’ Unità d’ Italia – che includono il fashion designer Antonio Marras unitamente a Luca Alinari, Pat Andrea, Alberto Andreis, Assadour, Roberto Barni, Davide Benati, Gabriella Benedini, Domenico Bianchi, Alfonso Borghi, Danilo Bucchi, Enzo Cacciola, Giovanni Campus, Eugenio Carmi, Tommaso Cascella, Roberto Casiraghi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Bruno Chersicla, Andrea Chiesi, Pier Giorgio Colombara, Angelo Davoli, Sandro De Alexandris, Giuliano Della Casa, Enrico Della Torre, Lucio Del Pezzo, Fausto De Nisco, Marco Ferri, Ennio Finzi, Giosetta Fioroni, Laura Fiume, Attilio Forgioli, Antonio Freiles, Omar Galliani, Alessandro Gamba, Marco Gastini, Giorgio Griffa, Marco Grimaldi, Franco Guerzoni, Paolo Iacchetti, Marino Iotti, Emilio Isgrò, Riccardo Licata, Claudia Losi, Luigi Mainolfi, Elio Marchegiani, Mirco Marchelli, Umberto Mariani, Carlo Mastronardi, Iler Melioli, Giovanni Menada, Nino Migliori, Elisa Montessori, Pietro Mussini, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Carlo Nangeroni, Giulia Napoleone, Gianfranco Notargiacomo, Nunzio, Claudio Olivieri, Tullio Pericoli, Lucia Pescador, Oscar Piattella, Pino Pinelli, Graziano Pompili, Concetto Pozzati, Mario Raciti, Bruno Raspanti, Jacopo Ricciardi, Leonardo Rosa, Ruggero Savinio, Antonio Seguí, Giovanni Sesia, Medhat Shafik, Tetsuro Shimizu, Aldo Spoldi, Mauro Staccioli, Tino Stefanoni, Guido Strazza, Ilario Tamassia, Nani Tedeschi, Wainer Vaccari, Valentino Vago, Walter Valentini, Paolo Valle, Wal, William Xerra, Gianfranco Zappettini -, create per essere donate e vendute per creare fondi per la nascita dell’ ospedale. Un felice evento di cui sono stati protagonisti il Ministro degli Affari Regionali e delle Autonomie Graziano DelRio ed il Ministro per l’ Integrazione Cecile Kyenge.

Angelo Davoli, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Angelo Davoli, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

 Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

 

 Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

 Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Sacrario della Bandiera, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Nunzio, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

 

Carlo Mastronardi, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Carlo Mastronardi, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

The smashing Deanna Ferretti Veroni, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The smashing Deanna Ferretti Veroni, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

The Minister Cecile Kyenge, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Minister Cecile Kyenge, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

The Minister Cecile Kyenge, Deanna Ferretti Veroni and the Minister Graziano Delrio, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
The Minister Cecile Kyenge, Deanna Ferretti Veroni and the Minister Graziano Delrio, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

 

The Minister Cecile Kyenge, Deanna Ferretti Veroni and the Minister Graziano Delrio, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Minister Cecile Kyenge, Deanna Ferretti Veroni and the Minister Graziano Delrio, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

 

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