Summary of LIFESTYLE published articles

Here it comes the time for beauty and relaxation, all signed by NIVEA

After a long walk, it is right to take a relaxing break in Jungfernstieg, in the heart of Hamburg with a fantastic view of the Alster river. Here Nivea Haus awaits for you, this is the official store of the famous face cream, born in Hamburg in 1929. Here you can find classic or brand new creams for face and body, cosmetics, revitalizing treatments, relaxing massages, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Plus a really cute souvenir: your ‘Nivea’. You ‘ll be photographed and in a second …you’re on the cover of the famous blue box. I couldn’t resist …

So, what do you think?
Am I fine for a cream cover?

Ofra x Francesca Tolot Collection


Francesca Tolot is possibly as famous as the celebrities she’s worked on. Originally from Italy with a fine-arts background, Francesca had already made a name for herself in Europe working on powerhouse editorials for the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, before moving to Los Angeles and landing her first major job with none other than Madonna herself.

Ofra Cosmetics teamed up with ‘the one and only’ Francesca Tolot to bring a capsule collection which not only embodies Francesca’s style but gives makeup lovers the opportunity to really tap into their creative side…The rest, as they say, is history and her impeccable yet unique style made her one of the most sought after makeup artists in a very short amount of time.

She’s renowned for her work with pretty much every singer, actress, supermodel, fashion magazine, designer campaign you can imagine .Think…Beyonce, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Valentino, Mercedes Benz…just to name a few, her incredible book One Woman 100 Faces is a must. It exhibits a collection of her work over 20 years of her career and it’s a visual feast to say the least.




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Beauty has no mercy, are we all Dorian Gray?

Lights and stage special effects, accuracy of the image, a catching opera-rock soundtrack, excellent performances, Federico Marignetti superstar able to carry a non-stop tour de force, perhaps some lack of  narration of the original history. 
La bellezza non ha pietà (Beauty has no mercy), tells the anguish of a perfectly contemporary icon. The long monologue-like written by Daniele Martini focuses on the the obsession for beauty and for its maintenance. Martini starts from the consideration that we are surrounded by thousands of Dorian Gray: the portrait has been replaced by the selfie stick, able to capture an evergreen image. The narration begins when Dorian has already turned thirty-eight and is now a mature man. Although his appearance is unchanged over time, his soul, trapped in the painting that he has hidden for years, bears monstrous and unmistakable signs of unmentionable events. Each of these signs has a story, an emotion that Dorian relieves as it reflects on the experience, starting with the encounter with one’s own beauty. Daniele Martini music follows the emotions of Dorian, and makes the show interesting and animated.The piece, strongly promoted by fashion icon Pierre Cardin, who designed wardrobe for Dorian and his soul (role performed alternatively by Marco Vesprini, and Thibault Servière

Ravel music pulses on stage.

Ravel Project is a triptych structured tribute to the always fascinating music of Maurice Ravel .A new production by Jas Art Ballet ensemble, founded and directed by principal Andrea Volpintesta and the international prima ballerina Sabrina Brazzo a prima ballerina at  in Milan who performed on the most famous stages in the world such as Milan La Scala, Paris Opera, London Covent Garden, Moscow Bolshoi and NY Metropolitan, .
The show starts with Piano where three couples alternate on a suggestive piano composition played by Stefano Salvatori. La Valse by Giorgio Azzone the research by many young people searching for a dark new world of alcohol and drugs. Loving and hating each other. The piece reminded me some intense duel scenes from West Side Story The metaphysical landscapes of Giorgio De Chirico are the inspiration for the final ballet Bolero where the original composition has been revisited by the choreography among the musical arrangements by Massimo Margaria, In a breathless run, the faceless dancers seem to struggle in a ritual of love dialogue, and contact.

Milan Fashion Week. September 2017  The shortest interview: ROSSELLA JARDINI


-The inspiration?
Call it influence: The legendary 80′ fashion designer Giorgio Sant’Angelo, who was able to create romantic clothing that reflected the hippie culture
-Your collection is…
Chic, feminine, fun..and great model casting!
You love…
Turbans, cant’ you tell?
-Final statement?
I like to create clothes that I would enjoy wearing.
-May I have a selfie with you?
Sure, my old friend!



The launch of capsule collection REMIX party by Emporio Armani at the exclusive Excelsior store in Milan, was the hit of Sunday events during the Men collection for 2017.
Let my pics talk by themselves

The King and I

SILENT SHOES. Here 3 great ones!
Do you hate those noisy upstairs neighbors who walk like elephants? What about those loud high heels? Here 3 great, comfy and cozy…silent ones

  The “furlane” shoe-slippers are a typical example of an item that embodies history, culture and tradition while also being projected towards the future.Their delicacy and uniqueness were also seen as a precious trait.
In Venice, Groups of Friulian women – proud country folk but also indefatigable sellers – came with their wicker baskets to sell their shoe-slippers around the alleys and squares of Venice. the Gondoliers found their rubber soles perfect for conserving the paintwork of their precious gondolas.

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You can still find the traditional “Furlane” inspired by the eighteenth-century splendour of the Serenissima republic, embellished with velvet or bright oriental silks, all guaranteed hand-sewn. Piedaterre  Address is S. Polo, 60 – Rialto,
Piedaterre will make them by hand.  Thanks to its rubber sole, here another very quiet one Crocs This shoe was originally developed as a boating shoe. Soon became a casual footwear for men, women and children. Today the brand has more than 300 styles of footwear including boots, wedges, loafers and more.
Finally  a true discovery: a very silent yet pretty sexy green sandal by And  an adorable kids shoe called Petit IconaBio All liners and insoles are entirely made of cork, to stay cool, comfortable and in “contact” with nature. Another speciaL feature of the collection is the selection of materials such as a special synthetic leather .Petit IconaBio  ballerinas and sandals is made in Italy, The palette contains colors like lemon yellow, red earth, water blue, white. Enjoy a quiet, silent walking…it will make you extremely relaxed
and it won’t bother the others!

MY LIFE AS IMAGE CONSULTANT. Italian interview by Mattia Marzi/

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Get ready to dress PUNK!

The new spring 2013 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum is supposed to be a tribute the punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s ( that ‘s the chaos) through its continuing influence today ( mais oui, la couture, naturellement !)

Adventure yourself in a dark itinerary featuring approximately 100 designs for men and women.
Few original punk garments from the mid-1970s are juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear have borrowed punk’s visual symbols, with paillettes being replaced with safety pins, feathers with razor blades, and bugle beads with studs.

Focusin on the concept of ‘made-to-measure,’ the exhibition focuses on materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style.
Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes are animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques. A great jump in a chaotic sea full of creativity and disrespect.
Fabrics vagary at the Museo del Tessuto, 1700 amazing embroidery, biscuits dated 1858, how to became a crewelwork artist and more…

The Museo del Tessuto hosting the exhibit Il Capriccio e La Ragione ,

Here you will find a luxurious display of embroideries, silks, brocades, and lampasses from 1600, when new nations were discovered and new costumes  images and stories were imported to Europe.

Milan: where a real newyorker can get a bite of NY ?

New York and Milan. I know well these two cities well and I think they have one thing in common: stress. So going to a gym is a must for both relaxing the mind and benefiting the body.

I find that the most New Yorker in Milan is GetFIT ( a network of gyms with 12 locations, from those of Vico, Piacenza and Ravizza, perfectly equipped, full of swimming pools, saunas and steamrooms, to the ‘express’ ones like Galvani, ideal for a ‘hit and run’ workout, ‘broker style’ of Wall Street ‘

GetFIT’s prerogative are the numerous LesMills classes designed to train strength, develop agility and burn fat. They include yoga, tai chi and pilates workouts, with exercises that increase flexibility, leaving a feeling of balance, calm, harmony and general well-being.

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