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A new shoe collection from Miuccia Prada's Miu Miu line always unleashes a frenzy of anticipation in the fashion world and the recent reveal of the Miu Miu Spring 2011 Shoe Collection is no different. The line is pure Miu Miu: inventive and quirky, retro-inspired and feminine, with focus on the details.   Spotted: Polka Dot Clogs Fashionistas who were obsessed with Miu Miu's iconic cat-print clogs last season will have a chance to get a revamped version for spring. This time the studded clogs come in a whimsical retro polka dot pattern. If the high-heeled clog isn't your style the fun...
History of Gloves
Thursday, October 21TH, 2010 by admin
Audrey Hepburn "A pure hand needs no glove to cover it," Nathaniel Hawthorne once said, yet people have been attracted to gloves and mittens since ancient times. The first gloves were developed to fight off the cold and later they were used for gardening and rough work. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all wore gloves. Homer wrote in The Odyssey that Laertes wore gloves while gardening to protect himself from brambles. Often the peasants in these societies wore three-fingered gloves while the nobility wore five-fingered ones. There is a legend that gloves became fashionable amongst...
Fashion Accessories
Monday, July 26TH, 2010 by admin
Italian Fashion Accessories: Fantasy and Durability Italian Accessories: Valentino 2009 Italy is known for its big Fashion Houses, for the brands that are conquering the world, one country at a time. Designer shoes and handbags made in Italy are all the rage, they can be seen on any and all kinds of celebrities. And this trend is not new. The Italian accessories brand Gucci first became famous for its Constance bags, with a hobo shape, double strap, and a big H clasp, which was carried by Jacqueline Onnassis in the 60’s. Gucci renamed the bag the Jackie-O or more recently, the Gucci...
Designer Jewelry: Arando
Monday, December 21TH, 2009 by bubbles
Italian Jewelry by Arando Arando Necklace Italian jewelry is known all over the world for its astounding ability to find the beautiful in the simple, the aesthetic in the functional. But in our modern times, very few Italian jewelry houses create pieces that are more art than craft. Master Antonio Rando, the founder of Arando, creates timeless jewelry and watches that revolve around universal themes, expressing them according to his own unique vision. Arando: Handcrafted Jewelry and Watches   Master Antonio Rando at Work All Arando creations are completely made by hand, be it jewelry or...
Italian Designer Handbag Brands Part V
Friday, January 23TH, 2009 by admin
Dolce and Gabbana Designer HandbagsDolce & Gabbana has never shied from over-the top-sexiness, and this shows up in its bags. The brand’s biggest champion is Madonna, and the designer duo have designed time and again for her tours. Dolce & Gabbana Bags on Milan Fall 2008 Runway Dolce & Gabbana is all about shiny, flashy, in-your-face fashion. Patents, foil finishes, obvious zips, riotous color are all features of bags from this brand. Though they do make serious looking stuff like the Miss New Easy Way or the Dolce & Gabbana Lily, which are about as sensible as you can...
Italian Designer Handbag Brands Part IV
Wednesday, January 21TH, 2009 by admin
Halle Berry as the face of Versace Bags in 2006Britney Spears VersaceAs discussed in Italian Designer Handbags Part I, in the Part IV and Part V of this series we describe the Italian Designer bags that come from fashion houses that started with clothing, but have gone on to make statement handbags. Versace Designer HandbagsVersace as a brand has always been known for its ornateness. Gianni Versace had a taste for indulging the senses, often using a lot of gold and metal in his clothing, and Donatella Versace has carried on this tradition. In the Versace designer handbags, this translates as...
Italian Designer Handbag Brands Part III
Wednesday, January 14TH, 2009 by bubbles
Fendi Designer Handbags When you talk about Italian handbags, Fendi is one of the first names that springs to mind. Fendi began as a family business specializing in fur and leather goods, and carried on with this expertise, till the advent of Karl Lagerfield, who turned Fendi overnight into a brand sensation. The Fendi Zucca logo became the talk of the fashion world in the late sixties, and the legend of the Fendi bags was born. Fendi bags were stiff and hard before the reign of Lagerfield following the traditions of luggage bags, but he introduced the concept of unstructured bags in...
Italian Designer Handbag Brands Part II
Saturday, January 10TH, 2009 by bubbles
Prada Designer HandbagsPrada began as a luggage brand, but emerged into the handbag market with its prima donna, Miuccia Prada, who shot into limelight with her simple, functional yet stylish nylon bags. With the distinctive triangular label, Prada nylon bags became very popular. They retain a healthy demand even today, and have been seen on stars like Kate Winslet. Prada Nylong Bag, seen on Kate Winslet But over the years, Prada bags have evolved and reached the stratosphere of designer handbags, becoming the “it” bags season after season. The Prada Lace Bowler has been seen on...
Italian Designer Handbag Brands Part I
Saturday, January 10TH, 2009 by bubbles
Italian Handbag Brands Part IAs mentioned in the introduction to Italian designer handbags, there are some Italian brands that began life as creators of bags or other accessories, and others that began as clothing labels which branched out later into designer handbags.In the first three parts of the article on the various Italian brands that carry designer handbags, the brands which started life as bag or accessory makers would be featured. You’ll find the clothing labels which now also create fabulous handbags in Italian designer handbag brands Part IV and Part V. Italian designer handbags...
History of Makeup and Accessories Shoes Unstable like the mood of time and transitional as vanity, the search for beauty is old as man (and obviously woman). The knowledge of cosmetics and pharmacology in the old Greece and oriental civilizations were so deep to reach unchanged the 17th century. The Romans, even though originally characterized by a certain simplicity of their local costumes, easily got seduced by their care of the body and …"to look good" (lets think about Marco Porcio Catone who regretted, during his senate speeches, the rigid application of...

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