Friday, July 3, 2015


If nature for every season gives us various types of flowers, so the fashion each season offers us a different type of flowers. This summer, the flowers are large and strong colors, like those of my 40's dress. And if it is a law of nature that the flowers fall and then reborn, on clothes flowers remain firmly, to be worn again after decades.

 Se la natura per ogni stagione ci regala vari tipi di fiori, così anche la moda ogni stagione ci propone  diverse tipologie di fiori. Quest'estate i fiori sono grandi e i colori forti e decisi, proprio come quelli del mio abito anni '40. E se è una legge di natura che i fiori cadano per poi rinascere, sugli abiti i fiori restano ben saldi, per poi essere indossati nuovamente anche dopo decenni.
                                                                                                                               photo:Lucia Dovere

40's floral chiffon dress, sandals by Islo Isabella Lorusso
Abito chiffon a fiori anni '40, sandali neri con profili viola Islo Isabella Lorusso
Location: Riot - Palazzo Marigliano-Naples

Michael Kors


Jeremy Scott


Simone Rochas

Max Mara
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Most of the women's fashions during the 1940s were designed with the same squared shoulders, small waist, and skirt above the knee. Despite the hardships of WWII clothes in the 1940s fabrics with floral prints were very popular. Brown and green dyes were heavily rationed for use in military uniforms. In response, deep maroon, gray, or undyed white or beige fabrics were available for popular use. Less fabric became the way to go. Less buttons, pleats and zippers were used. Women's hemlines were lifted to save on fabric, and their garments kept to a slim cut with little embellishment. By 1947, after WWII was over, the "New Look" began to replace the wartime utility fashions. This new style embraced femininity, with rounded shoulders, shapely bust lines, closely-defined waistlines, slightly padded skirts, and full, billowing skirts that hung just below the calves.

CLOSET CASTLE di Annapaola Brancia d'Apricena

Renewed findings from the coffer of a castle

40's flowery chiffon dress by Le Gallinelle-Roma

Lillian Gish-The Wind 1928




40's inspired by Ellen von Unwerth 2001
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Monday, June 29, 2015


It seems that this week will really warm, I recommend it for those who can, to reach a nice beach, a boat, a swimming pool, sea, lake, stream, shower.... I have decided, I go to the sea!

photo:Toni Frissell 1950

photo:Horst P. Horst 1965
photo:Ellen von Unwerth

Lauren Hutton by Richard Avedon

photo:Rudi Gerneich 1968

Friday, June 26, 2015


It's not necessary feel the snails moving on your face to make your skin brighter and compact.
 For years, companies like Elicina and Endocare using the snail secretion in their products. And it works!
Some time ago I found in a small organic shop in Trastevere a completely natural serum composed with 80% of pure secretion by Helix Aspersa Muller.
 Pure secretion of Helix Aspersa Muller, is the wake mucosa that the small animal leaves in its path and with which reconstructs its spiral; among the most known and effective natural substances for the care and regeneration of the epidermis, by itself ensures the contribution of an extraordinary cocktail of precious molecules: mucopolisaccardi, allantoin, glycolic acid, peptides, collagen, elastin ecomplex multivitamin ACE; thanks to the mucopolysaccharides, keeps longer proper skin hydration, support the tissues supporting the preservation of the extracellular epidermal turgor, facilitate transdermal delivery deepest principles of the other components, act as a protective barrier against aggressive externa,thanks allantoin, with strong virtues soothing and healing, fights free radicals, stimulates cell renewal and regeneration, increases the speed of healing of minor skin injuries and is essential in slowing down the aging process; thanks to glycolic acid and its peeling effect, allows the removal of dead surface cells, allowing a better oxygenation of the skin and a more efficient penetration of the functional substances, possesses the ability to stimulate the production of endogenous elastin and collagen by fibroblasts performing work essential for the restoration of physiological skin elasticity, and is an astringent, cleansing and smoothing for election, stimulating the skin to regain the natural radiance and firmness and countering the presence of wrinkles, pigment spots,thanks to the peptides, finally, promotes tissue turnover, reinforcing its value purifying and regenerating, and plays a primary role in protecting against the spread of microorganisms that can alter external and damage the health and welfare of the epidermis.

Monday, June 22, 2015


Chris Gelinas is a womenswear designer. He was born in Canada but he based in New York.
Gelinas graduated with a design degree from Parsons School of Design. He refined his technical skills at some of the industry’s most acclaimed fashion houses including Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, and as first assistant to Olivier Theyskens at Theyskens’ Theory.
Gelinas is dedicated to a movement that supports local industry, creating and producing much of his collection in New York with the highest level of skill and craftsmanship. Chris Gelinas rooted in American sportswear but with a focus on construction, finishing and innovative textiles — has been completely self-funded. The designer’s first presentation — which featured sporty separates in techno fabrics, such as a neoprene skirt overlaid with organza — was pulled together in five days for under $2,000. That collection not only won him the Peroni Young Designer Award, but it also attracted an influential fan base.
From Fall/Winter 2014 collection
 FALL/WINTER 2015-16


Friday, June 19, 2015


Nancy "Slim" Keith,  was a New York socialite and fashion icon during the 1940s and 1960s, exemplifying the American jet set. She and her friend Babe Paley were the thinly veiled inspiration for characters in Truman Capote's novel Answered Prayers. Introduced into Hollywood society by actor William Powell at age seventeen, she soon met William Randolph Hearst and was well on her way: While married to director Howard Hawks, she “discovered” a young Lauren Bacall on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. Keith is an evergreen style icon. She held her own, opting for a long, lean silhouette: sporty, easy clothes that accented her lithe figure and delicate features that she could still move in.

Poppy Angela Delevingne is an English model and socialite.
Delevingne was born in London, one of three daughters of property developer Charles Delevingne and personal shopper Pandora Delevingne (née Stevens) and the granddaughter of Sir Jocelyn Stevens.
She has featured in campaigns for the likes of Burberry and Louis Vuitton, and her personal style amalgamates high-end with high-street. Poppy is a muse and friend of Matthew Williamson and she's young ambassador of the British Fashion Council and brand Ambassador for Chanel, Poppy Delevigne conquered on the field the title of “socialite”, that’s how she became one of the most popular it girls of the moment.
In May 2014 she married James Cook.
Slim Keith by Man Ray  -  Poppy Delevingne by Alexandre Tabaste

Slim Keith 1948  -  Poppy Delevingne 2012

Slim Keith 1940   -  Poppy Delevingne 2010

Slim Keith 1940   -  Poppy Delevingne 2012

Slim Keith and her second husband Leland Hayward  -  Poppy Delevingne and her husband James Cook 

Slim Keit and Clark Gable 1948  -  Poppy Delevingne and James Cook 2014

Aggiungi didascaliaSlim Keit receiving the Neiman Marcus fashion award 1946  -  Poppy Delevingne at the Chanel little black jacket event 2012

Slim Keith and Ernest Hemingway  -  Laura Bailey, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevigne

Up: Slim Keith, Ernest Hemingway and Lauren Bacall 1959
Down:James D. Kelly, Tali Lennox, Poppy Delevingne, Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne

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