Friday, October 24, 2014


Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was born at Courbevoie, France, and he grew up in Paris.
His father, a businessman and passionate amateur photographer, gave him his first camera at the age of seven and started keeping what would become a lifelong diary. In 1904 he began making photographs and drawings of family games and childhood experiences, also capturing the beginnings of aviation and cars and the smart women of the Bois de Boulogne as well as society and sporting events.  In 1932, attracted by the cinema, Jacques-Henri Lartigue acted as assistant director on the film ‘Le Roi Pausole’ for which he also took the official photographs. His passion for movies saw him work as still photographer with Jacques Feyder, Abel Gance, Robert Bresson, François Truffaut and Federico Fellini. Jacques-Henri Lartigue became well known as an illustrator and designer during the years 1935-1950. Mr. Lartigue first became known to the American public through an exhibition of photographs organized by John Szarkowski in 1963 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York who saw Jacques-Henri Lartigue as “the precursor of all that is lively and interesting in the middle of the 20th century.”Worldwide fame came three years later with his first book, The Family Album, followed in 1970, by Diary of a Century, conceived by Richard Avedon. In 1975 he had his first French retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. For the rest of his life, Lartigue was busy answering commissions from fashion and decoration magazines.
Florette-Paris 1944

Florette-Paris 1943

Bibi- Cannes 1923

Renèe - Paris 1931


Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Vincenzo Aloe

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Since 1865, in Napoli, Tramontano designs and produces bags, luggage and leather goods. The story of the brand Tramontano started in the second half of the last century and is tied to a production both creative and refined.  Creations in natural leather and reptilian skin standing out for the continuous search for ethnic and exotic materials in which the Mediterranean essence is expressed in each detail. The company has developed and evolved becoming a leading brand in the world of quality handicrafts with production of leather and of goods associated with the use of natural hides and hand-made.   Tramontano Arte In 2001, Davide de Blasio, Chairman of Tramontano, started to establish relationships with many international artists who loved the Tramontano’s skills to combine tradition, research, creativity and design. Laurie Anderson, Enzo Cucchi, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Mimmo Paladino, Valerio Adami, Bernardì Roig, Antony and the Johnsons, Lello Esposito, Daniel Canogar, Lou Reed, Doug and Mike Starn, Dionisio Gonzalez. Many collaborations with artists has been produced since then and in 2006, Davide e Rosalba de Blasio decided to give a stable form to this activity and a foundation was born. The Tramontano Arte Foundation, aware of the role that a business reality such as Tramontano can have in supporting the social and cultural development of the territory, works around the creativity process and especially on the link between the traditional handycraft and the contemporary art and design.
                                                                                       photo:Carlo William Rossi-Spaziocentoundici

Monday, October 20, 2014


Interview with Tereza Cermakova, jewelry designer:
T.C. - My way to the jewellery world was not very direct. After high school in the Czech Republic, I had a great desire. To travel. I spent many years travelling in and out of Europe. Duriny those years I did all kind of different jobs. When it was finaly time to study, I chose the Academy of Costume And Fashion in Rome, where I studied jewellery design. One of my teachers was Claudia Franchi, master goldsmith, who designed and made the ring of Pope Benedikt XVI. I think that studying and liviny in Italy, has influenced not only my work and views on design and fashion , but also my mentality. Italy has become my second home, and that is also why I returned back to Italy, after some years I spent in Prague.!/home

T.C. - My ideas and inspiration derive from my childhood which I spent in beautiful countryside; being surrounded and deeply connected with nature. Also from my years of world travels; encounters of my imaginative life; and my daily observations of things around me. Creativity is a long and emotional process for me. Therefore an idea for every piece of my jewellery I make comes deep down from withing a soul-searching proccess that is hard to describe or to get to know but that has proven to be a great way of translating my deep visions and sensations into reality. I work with the lost wax technique using silver in combination with perspex, which allows me to produce very fluent and organic jewellery pieces. When I wear my jewellery, I feel that every single piece has its own special energy and it becomes slowly a part of my body, my spirit and my soul.

Friday, October 17, 2014


Some top models impressed us with quite a talent, like Milla Jovovich and Karen Elson , with a couple of cd's and a few concerts . Some others as Mrs. Carla Bruni, turned into a real profession, Naomi made just one cd, which became quite successful in Japan. Then ther's Kate , who's definitely more passionate about musicians then music, she joined her ex Pete Doherty in a couple of works, she also joined Primal Scream, Oasis and Lemongrass . Then we all know Giselle, who just sings for a remake of the "heart of glass" produced by Bib Sinclair, and also Karen Mulder's career did not turn into a success. Well will surely remand them for their career in the fashion industry, but are surely others the singers that we'll keep in our heart!

Karen Elson

Milla Jovovich

Carla Bruni

Kate Moss

Gisele Bundchen

Naomi Campbell

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


More alive than ever Mr.Steven Patrick Morrisey, class 1959, reminded to be "the Smith's" ex leader , performed last Monday a sold out concert in Rome, and he replayed last night to the Alantico live, which will keep him busy' for 5 more stops around Italy. An hour and a half show, with an 18 songs performance, mostly focused on his 10th solo album "World peace is none of your business ( Earth Is the Loneliest Planet -The Bullfighter Dies- Kiss me a lot...), which came out just a couple of months ago, after five years from his last studio recorded album, his solos songs ( Everyday Is Like Sunday - Certain people I know..), and some of The Smiths evergreens. The group he created with Johnny marr back in the 1982 , which broke little after , in 1987 (The queen is dead- How soon is now?- Meat is murder- Asleep). For the ones who actually missed him in Rome, he'll be in Milan (Oct 16th), Pescara (19th) Firenze ( 21st) Padova(22nd).

The show start with this song:

…soon more video!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


For this chiffon blouse of the 20s, there is no day from those years until today, where it is not perfect. The beauty is timeless
                                                                                                                                photo:Zeno Giusti

20's white chiffon with pearls blouse, jeans acetate jeans by Diesel, belt with stone and pearls by Chanel
Camicia chiffon bianco e perle anni '20, jeans acetato Diesel, cintura pietre e perle Chanel



Elisabetta Franchi




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