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Milan Fashion Week 2016 THE BEST AND THE WORST

Best location: MALIPARMI Chiostro del 1400 Via Cappuccio7
Worst fashion victims: Lui quadretta e Lei si butta sul pois. 6Best bouncer: da PIAZZA SEMPIONE, quasi un Matt Dillon 18 anni.9Worst look for men: Pantaloni corti e rigati, ma per favore…10

Best Hairdo: at Rossella JardinibellaWorst Donna Summer impersonation:a guest at Rosella Jardini 2Best Jungle location: PIAZZA PIEMONTE Collection8Worst man suit: No more mustard pleeeease4Best look in the street : A Shade inspired Madame 5Best backpack ever : Rossella Jardini Collection 3

ANTONELLI does EAST! From GOSSIP to Japan…

The iconic Gossip, the historic Castelfiorentino lingerie company that moved on to women’s shirts and three years ago changed its name to Antonelli Firenze, has just signed with L’Idea & Co, the Japanese group which from 2017 on will deal with the distribution of the Antonelli Firenze collection in Japan.Antonelli 2_0014Within this framework, the opening of a series of shop-in-shops is planned, including the inauguration of three in Tokyo. The Japanese debut comes just a few months after the agreement with the Korean group Parco International for the opening of at least seven Antonelli Firenze brand shop in shops over the next 5 years

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The first opening in Korea is scheduled for September 2016 in the Coex Mall in Seoul, the largest financial and commercial district of the city.
 Congrats!

A dress to remember…sold for $ 4.8 million.

May 1962 when the most powerful man in birthday party in the world,  a blonde and petite woman, took the stage to sing a special and sensual “Happy Birthday” to the US President John F. Kennedy,. Marylin was wrapped in a flesh-colored dress, decorated with 2 thousand and 500 hundred crystals. The dress went up for auction by Julien’s Auction in Beverly Hills, and has exceeded all expectations selling for $ 4.8 million. screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-18-03-51

The most ‘non boring’ Xmas tree… Get the app!

                   I saw it , I loved it … I got it and … all my family is playing now with it! The new smart lighting system that makes my Xmas tree so spectacular…
has a right name: Twinkly.screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-14-11-09
It is the evolution of the classic Christmas lights!.
A true innovation in how you light up your tree with endless possibilities
just right in your hand. screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-14-16-26

Draw & customize your own effects and control the lights
from the app…. and more of apps to come!

Here more info

Twinkly.

“Wonder is the salt of the earth” said the Artist who said ‘No’ to Mick Jagger

Forty four years have gone by since Escher’s death,
still today his art doesn’t show any sign of dating, qq2ojwLpbkIQrVmVC7PZ2CAgKBS1WsyLePNPsE-JD-0,dUlbBdRyTun_9FaNQdj43jQk21iWT1oIyaoH23TNgRoHe turns geometric research and rigour into the purest visionary aesthetics,  combines a range of different languages into a new and intriguing itinerary that represents a one off in the history of art across all ages and continues to thrill the wider public.content
A  super exhibit of the one of a kind artist who used to say that “Wonder is the salt of the earth”, is greatly hosted by the Palazzo Reale in Milan till January 22th, 2017.IMG_1524
Escher may be credited with broadening the imagination of those who gaze at or have gazed at his works, where everything is connected: science,
nature, analytical rigour and a contemplative quality.66KWHd4PrCxNXuu2wD7XhFg60cfQUlWMi-jy5RAI9Dg-1
The ‘Escher like’ world today
Escher’s art left the confines of the studio and was transformed into gift boxes, postage stamps and greeting cards; it entered the world of comics and ended up on the LP sleeves of famous bands like Pink Floyd; and his impossible structures are used to allude to paradoxical situations or to astonish people with unrealizable constructions. Echoes of engravings (such as Relativity or House of Stairs) are to be found in the whirling stairs which lead Mickey Mouse and the Simpsons to get lost in an Escher like world.17_pink_floyd_on_the_run
Escheriansettings have been used in commercials like the one for Audi in 2007, based on the famous print Waterfall Hand with Reflecting Sphere Other World and Belvedere
were used by Illy Caffè for a 2006 advertising. A scene in the fantasy film
Labyrinth (1986), starring David Bowie and produced by George Lucas, is built around House of Stairs. Even the famous staircases at Hogwarts, in the Harry Potter saga, are a
dynamic transposition of this work, which also inspired one of the most striking scenes from Night at the Museum 3 and a Sky commercial.06QAmArvgyDFcev1Ftjm5Mno4-nUNJv0dR3BqA0W7Vo
And what about that rumor that Escher refused to work or have his work
used by Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones?
Absolutely true.
On January 1, 1969, Mick Jagger, a big Escher fan, wrote a letter asking the Artist to provide an image for the Stones’ second volume of greatest hits. Well…turns out Escher was NOT a Stones fan, apparently preferred Bach and… the English rock band
Mott the Hoople, which could use a colorized versionof “Reptiles”
on their self-titled debut album in 1969.
No photo except the designated areas, where games of illusions optical dreams and mirrored mirages, will definitely catch you. Impossible not to selfie…IMG_1536IMG_1532

Escher exhibit will hypnotize you with
the images an Artist who said
‘My work is a game, , a very serious game’IMG_1528
for more info

PARMA:STREET ART & CHARITY

“ Il cibo è arte e l’arte è cibo per la mente e per l’anima”3.Murales
Food is art and art is food for your mind and soul.
This is the theme of the the benefit exhibition, curated by Artist Felice Limosani, and held at the Crociera dell’ Ospedale Vecchio, a venue dated 1200.

13 food-related excesses in a provocative and irreverent exhibits featuring artists from around the world.27042016-workinprogressospedalevecchio 044 At the Crociera dell’ Ospedale Vecchio Via D’Azeglio – Oltretorrente
Info at http://www.cibus.it/cibusinfabula/27042016-workinprogressospedalevecchio 057

Hidden Venice. Giuliana and Giovanna hidden shops.

Are you a one-of-a-kind hats and shoes lover?  Are you planning to go to Venice, Italy? Check Giuliana Longo‘s little store in S. Marco, Calle del Lovo 4813, Venice.  This shop is the dream hat-cupboard of any true sartorialist, with styles that range from handmade Montecristi panama to modern foldable hot-pink that is perfect for a demanding, chic traveler. The biggest request of all?  The bareteri, a wide-brimmed gondolier’s hat best worn with a rakish tilt, ideal when traveling to sunny places. Giuliana is there most days, polishing leather aviator hats or affixing bands and flowers to her latest creations. www.giulianalongo.com

Are you a shoemaniac?  Get ready for some amazing stuff! Discover the unique hand-made creations  shoes by Giovanna Zanella who sells her designs in a rainbow-hued shop near the Rialto. Her handmade creations range from dazzling to outrageous.  It takes a certain panache (and generous credit limit) to wear what looks like a pair of exploding fireworks or a cobra on your feet. Her not so easy to find bottega is located at 5641 Castello.  www.giulianazanella.it

Rome: A night to remember

The gigantic Rome’s Night of Museums
is back on Saturday, May 21, 2016:
Museums and cultural spaces will open to the public at night and hosting many events including art shows, music, dance, theatre, cinema, readings, guided tourPaying the symbolic 1 euro ticket you can visit the museum with exhibitions hosted, and watch performances of music, theater and dance program.notte-musei-romaHere the museums involved:
MUSEUMS CAPITOLINI, MONTEMARTINI, MACRO, MACRO
TESTACCIO, ARA PACIS MUSEUM, MUSEUM OF ROME – BRASCHI PALACE, MUSEUM, ROME IN TRASTEVERE, TRAJAN MARKETS – MUSEUM OF THE IMPERIAL FORUMS, MUSEUMS, VILLA TORLONIA, PALACE OF EXHIBITIONS, STABLES QUIRINALE, AND THE WISDOM UNIVERSITY OF ROMEgallery_34007_4943_257854
For the program and a complete list of participating hotels: www.museiincomuneroma.it
Opening hours 8.00 pm to 2.00 am
Ph  +39 060608

LONDON TEDDY BOYS ARE BACK ! BUSINESSMEN NEVER IRON!

elenty 2 b wThe Eleventy Men’s SS 2016 collection is inspired by the London Teddy Boys of the 1950s, who brought back the notion of dressing well always and everywhere, creating their own hallmark style inspired by that of the dandies of the Edwardian era.
Dark jackets, drainpipe pants, waistcoats and major focus on details, biker jackets in washed black nappa, with zips flaunted as crucial elements,
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For the man who is always on the go, Eleventy proposes a range of suits, jackets and pants made from precious wools that have been specially treated to enhance their resistance to atmospheric agents and insulation, so that they become no-iron and are never creased.
www.eleventy.it/en/

MAGIC IN THE BOTTLE The amazing work of Eric Maillet revealing an undiscovered side of plastic bottles.

Photographer Eric Maillet author of superb images for legendary perfumes such as Dior, Giorgio Armani, Ives Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Hermes, not to mention the jewelry and the watches by Cartier. A genius…with a quite unique passion: plastic bottles!
Let me explain.
Spazio Eventi of the Pirelli Tower is hosting the amazing exhibit Water is Life,
that includes 25 artworks by Maillet. ATT00001
The Artist uses a common water bottle to create an abstract, unexpected, colored, and different image. IMG_8310Those sequence of circles, let your imagination fly towards cathedral mosaics, glass windows, extraterrestrial flowers, kaleidoscopical trompe l’œil and imaginary new planets.IMG_8308
I met with Maillet last night and I could not not ask about the story of those surreal creatures that were hypnotising the viewers.
With an adorable smile, Maillet revealed the secret. “They are just multi colored water bottles, I love to discover, collect, and fill them up with water, then I shoot from the top”
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Eric Maillet

Eric Maillet

The exhibit Water is Life  is produced by Mario Rescio and André Werther, and curated by Lele Del Fabbro in collaboration with Regione Lombardia.IMG_8302        Till 18 January 2016 at Spazio Eventi of the Pirelli Tower in Milan.
Entrance Via Fabio Filzi 22. Monday to friday from 1.00 pm to 7.00 pm

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LET’S TALK 500

The iconic FIAT 500 will be the primadonna of a not to be missed chat with Lapo Elkann, Enrico Leonardo Fagone, Roberto Giolito and Luca Napolitano in occasion of the launch of Fiat 500 – The design book published by Rizzoli.coverThis visually rich and fascinating book explains not only the genesis and “design metamorphosis” of each model, but also their backgrounds,
and explores the contributions of the designers who have helped to
develop them with innovation and foresight.PAG 32-33Let’s take a colorful ride on board of the most iconic Italian car, discovering the project, the lines and the evolution in a book that tells the design, style and the transformation into a modern city car. IMG_8269A visual history of the FIAT 500, the ultimate lifestyle car that has
remained a timeless classic and design legend. PAG 79
Considered to be one of the most popular models in automotive history, the FIAT 500
has become a legend over time.PAG 53
Its innovative features, the original and recognizable design of its bodywork, and its versatility have distinguished it as an automotive icon with enduring appeal. FIAT 500: IMG_8271The Design Book is an invitation to embark on a captivating journey
through the main milestones of the 500 project.

Wednesday December 16th 2015 at 6.30 pm at the Galleria Carla Sozzani

FASHIONABLY CHINESE SPRING 2015 AT THE MET GALA

ImageProxy.mvcFrom May 7 through August 16, 2015 The Costume Institute’s spring 2015 exhibition will be Chinese Whispers, Art, Film, and Fashion. The exhibition will explore how China has fueled the creative imagination for centuries, high fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, as well as Chinese films to reveal ongoing dialogues between East and West, past and present.
Save the date!

FREEDOM, WIND, SPEED… WHILE RIDING A LEGEND

What is a common dream for thousand of Americans?
Become a centaur and ride a roaring Harley Davidson, synonymous with power, independence and freedom ‘. Thousands of motorized tribes meet regularly in bikeweeks, gigantic rallies really epic proportions.

Here my article published in Italian Magazine ESTETIC. In english and in Italian.
It’s all about the legendary Harley Davidson and those amazing  Bikers Weeks all over the world.
Enjoy the ride!

HARLEY 1 BIKEWEEKS
The event starts at Daytona, Florida with the beach that rumbles of thunder chrome. Ten days of races and parties with more ‘than 500,000 admissions. Located in Laughlin, Nevada, it darts through the Grand Canyon and the legendary Route 66, while in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the bikes can devour a beach 100 kilometers. A meta ‘June Laconia, New Hampshire gathers more’ than 400,000 bikers. August live a hot event in Sturgis, South Dakota. From ‘September 8 to 13 meet at Lake Faak in Austria, for a gathering involving more than 70,000 admissions. After the summer the tribe trasmigano in New Orleans and Las Vegas, to return to Daytona for Biketoberfest crowded meta ‘in October.

IL SOGNO DI MIGLIAIA DI AMERICANI?
Trasformarsi in centauro e cavalcare una ruggente Harley Davidson, sinonimo di potere, indipendenza e liberta’. Migliaia di tribu motorizzate si riuniscono periodicamente nei bikeweeks, giganteschi raduni dalle proporzioni davvero epiche.
La kermesse parte da Daytona, Florida con la spiaggia che rimbomba di tuoni cromati. Dieci giorni di corse e feste con piu’ di 500,000 presenze. A Laughlin, Nevada, si scorazza nel Gran Canyon e nella mitica Route 66, mentre a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, le moto possono divorare una spiaggia di 100 kilometri. A meta’ giugno Laconia, New Hampshire raduna piu’ di 400,000 bikers. Agosto vive un caldissimo appuntamento a Sturgis, South Dakota.
Controbatte l’Europa. Dall’ 8 al 13 Settembre appuntamento al Lago Faak in Austria, per un raduno che prevede oltre 70.000 presenze.
Dopo l’estate le tribu trasmigano a New Orleans e Las Vegas, fino al ritorno a Daytona per l’affollatissimo Biketoberfest di meta’ Ottobre.
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NEW YORK: The HD paradise!
Fans around the world find the top of the production shops Harley-Davidson of NYC, located in Long Island and Chinatown. (Nycharleydavidson.com) In a galactic space you can find models more ‘recent, used, clothing, accessories and even a bar to make new friends, while in rinonati shops pharmacies Kiehl’s (kiehls.com) exhibits HD Vintage and buy specific products to defend against threats of air, sun and wind.
NEW YORK: I PARADISI HD
Gli appassionati di tutto il mondo trovano il top della produzione nei negozi Harley-Davidson of NYC, situati a Long Island e Chinatown. (nycharleydavidson.com) In uno spazio galattico si possono trovare i modelli piu’ recenti, l’usato, abbigliamento, accessori e perfino un bar per fare nuove amicizie, mentre nei rinonati negozi della farmacie Kiehl’s (kiehls.com) si possono ammirare HD vintage e acquistare prodotti ad hoc per difendersi dalle minacce dell’aria, del sole e del vento.TENDER REBELS
It seems that the bikers, often identified as bad boys, you are reassured, combine less trouble and spend more ‘. Statistics show that, in a gathering important, taxes on sales exceed $ 16 million and accumulate 700 tons of garbage. Declining fines, arrests, traffic violations and … marriages. Yet the sites employees ensure that the bikers’ more ‘hard’ are in reality ‘of romantics looking for soul mate, not surprisingly bikerkiss.com promotes meetings and kisses between bikers, of course, riding a’ flaming Harley.

Ready to ride?

laconiamcweek.com
sturgismotorcyclerally.com
daytonabeach.com/biketoberfest
lightningcustoms.com
officialbikeweek.com
bikersusa.com

TENERI RIBELLI
Pare che i bikers, spesso identificati come bad boys, si siano tranquillizzati, combinino meno guai e spendano di piu’. Statistiche dicono che, in un raduno importante, le tasse sulle vendite superino i 16 milioni di dollari e che si accumulino 700 tonnellate di spazzatura. In calo le multe, gli arresti, le violazioni del traffico e…i matrimoni. Eppure i siti addetti assicurano che i bikers“piu’ duri” siano in realta’ dei romanticoni in cerca dell’anima gemella, non a caso bikerkiss.com promuove incontri e baci tra bikers, naturalmente a cavallo di un’ infuocata Harley.