Italian Style

Friday, December 12th, 2014
   In a country where police uniforms are designed by Armani, it isn't surprising that the women take dressing very seriously. When I moved to Italy, I desperately wanted to look like I fit in. If you're planning a trip to Italy soon, and don't want to be pegged as a tourist, there is one important thing to remember. The objective of Italian dressing is not to blend in.   Italian women take great pride in putting themselves together - "la bella figura". To show off your best
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italian Style: Renaissance, Raphael Giorgio Armani, the renowned Italian designer, once said of style: "The essence of style is a simple way of saying something complex." Armani has certainly distilled the essence of Italian style into his clothing, but Italy in itself is a country where style reigned supreme long before the advent of today's mega-designers. Since medieval times and even before, Italians have made it a point to dress with elegance, as is evident from the paintings of the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
If there was one consistent thread running throughout the Fall shows, it was respect for women. Women were made to look mysterious, alluring, beautiful. There was a conjoined effort for women to look good, feel good about themselves, show some pride and class, uniformly from every collection. This year's collections are going to be the benchmark, and reflect the pride of the American History of fashion for a long time to come. moda fashion new york italy
Friday, June 1st, 2012
 Italy's Sexiest Women   Italy is not only famous for its thousand-year old culture, its delicious food and the amazing landscape, but also for the mediterranean beauty of its women.   Italy's sexiest women all come from the television business. In most cases, they started off their careers as showgirls/dancers in popular tv programmes. This phenomenon has become such a custom in Italy that these girls were given particular names after the programmes from veline to letterine, to
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The House of Antico Setificio Fiorentino Antico Setificio Fiorentino, nestled in the historic gardens of the San Frediano area of Florence, Italy, is home to centuries old looms and antique silks. Visiting the inner dominions of Antico Setificio is like stepping back in time to the era of the Renaissance when finery was perhaps at its best. A magical aura pervades the showroom. It is not hard for visitors to imagine the Renaissance Kings and Queens and noble families of the era, garbed in the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
 Following are a few videos of sexy Italian women   Monica Bellucci, one of the sexiest Italian Women Ph. flickr/jingdianmeinv   Belen Rodriguez in a lingerie shooting set:       Elena Santarelli: Shooting for Max Calendar 2006 ! Amazing video!       Cecilia Capriotti vs Maddalena Corvaglia: which one is your favorite?           Aida Yespica doing what she does best! Wow.    
Friday, June 1st, 2012
From the 1950's to Today, Italy's Influence is Prominent In the 1950 and 1960 decades, Americans were greatly influenced by Italian automobiles, film producers and fashion designers. Italian trendsetters dictated what Americans drove, what they wore and how they looked. The American public was buying items that originated in Italy. The First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, loved fashions by designer Oleg Cassini. People were greatly influenced by the hats, suits and jackets
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The fact that Margherita Maccapani Missoni was born with an innate sense of style isn't really surprising considering her roots. Margherita is the eldest child of Angela, the current creative director and driving force of the Missoni family design business, and Margherita's grandparents are Rosita and Ottavio Missoni, the founders of the world renowned brand. (Missoni is truly a family affair, Margherita's uncle Luca is head of Missoni Menswear and her uncle Vittorio is the company's
Friday, June 1st, 2012
An Italian tribute to fashion, design and creativity It's a book. No, it's a paper object, where pages are not exactly pages, and where bidimensionality encounters tridimensionality. Vintage vinyl dolls collection It's about fashion dolls. It's an ad in favor of the ubiquitous, vinylic, American, curvaceous fashion doll everybody knows. No, it's a display of selected vintage fashion dolls from private collections in Italy. It's catalogic. No, it's an imaginary and elusive
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Anna Dello Russo in Balmain Photographed by Tommy Ton for Style.com (via AnnaDelloRusso.Com) Street Style Photographers and a Fearless Fashion Sense Have Put Vogue Nippon's Anna Dello Russo on the Map "I don't want to be cool. I want to be fashion!" proclaims the header on Anna Dello Russo's website. Anyone familiar with Dello Russo's personal style wouldn't doubt this statement for a moment. And while the editor-at-large and creative consultant of Vogue Nippon isn't a household name--yet
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Luisa Casati, Fashion Pioneer The Marchesa Casati Marchesa Casati was painted by Boldini and John Singer Sargent, wore clothes designed by Fortuny and Poiret, held wild and extravagant parties and kept tigers as pets. A fascinating, eccentric woman, she had an excessive and extravagant lifestyle. She helped many great artists in her lifetime and  eventually became a renowned patroness of the arts as well as a fashion legend. The daughter of a wealthy 'cottonieri' or cotton merchant
Friday, June 1st, 2012
   Classic Blue Jeans   Blue jeans have been an important article of clothing for several decades. They have risen from being clothes for workers to adorning the most beautiful of fashion models. They have gone from being a symbol of physical labor to one of pop culture and designer fashion. Many useful items have also been created through the recycling of worn out denim jeans. With such a profound history, what can the future hold for American blue jeans?   The origin