Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Björk - Gloomy Sunday

St Paul's Cathedral, Alexander McQueen Memorial- 09-20-2010

I just found this, I like it! Love her costume and the song is wonderful classic! Wow, cover of 1941 Billie Holiday's Gloomy Sunday.

A few words from Bjork from BjorkOfficialSite:

"Dear Lee I can't stop thinking how both fierce and feeble you are, it is difficult to grasp this my condolences go out to your family and firends and all your team who must be all trying to fathom this, I would like to thank you for all your inspiration, it was so important to me to get to work with you and your team a real mashup of fertile minds it was vital to my development I'm grateful, and all the warmth all around you and your mom"...Bjork

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Finally, some new spats for my shop!!

I finally completed some new spats for my shop!

And I have a whole sketch book of more to come!!

Multi-Colour Spats

This fabric is a wool blend, when I first laid my eyes on this fabric I thought to myself, what in the world would I make with this. I then begain sketching out some ideas. In the end I was happy with them, they are kind of inspired by Coco Chanel's signature Chanel coat.

I now love the textured multi-colour fabric and the clean black satin!

Brown Wool Spats

I just loved the feel and the look of this wool!

Many more new styles and patterns to come, stop by my Etsy shop for a look!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Settembre 2010- Vogue Supplemento

I always look foward to the September issue of Italia Vogue because they always include an amazing supplement!

I wanted to share a couple of my favorites from Valentino Couture!

I am in love with these gaiters, they are so inspiring!

Mules Ricamati E Ghetti Di Nappa con Fiocchi: Valentno Couture.

This is one of my favorite images!

Abito Crinolina Di Gazar E Mules Con fiocchi- Valentino Couture.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Do you know Apocalyptica?

Apocalyptica - Eurovision Song Contest 2007

Since my almost four year old son received two guitars as gifts I have been having morning music classes with him. One morning while looking for some music for the next lesson I stumbled upon Apocalyptica.

I love the fusion of classical with metal! I enjoy listening to them, and they have so much energy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Project Runway" and Philip Treacy

I love watching "Project Runway", but because it reminds me too much of my days in Graduate School, I would never remotely think of auditioning. Except for now! On this seasons Episode 4, the amazing Philip Treacy was a guest and judge, the challenge was to design and create and outfit to be worn with one of his hats!

I would have just love to meet and see one of the most amazing milliners of our time!

When checking out other episodes of "Project Runway", I stumbled upon the 'Auctions'. The garments for the challenges are auctined off!

You can see all the amazing Philip Treacy hats and from Episode 4 and the creations made to be worn with them at: Auction Challenge 4

Suprising to see what the winning bid creation is!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Children's Fashion

At this moment in my pregnancy I am now officially in the 'nesting stage'! I have drafted various patterns and completed a few newborn infant items. With just a couple of weeks to go I am just waiting!

I thought I would share a few of some of my inspirational children's fashion images found in the April 2010 issue of Gioia Bambino.

This spread is entitled- ...E Primavera..

Many of the photos gave me a feel of a Degas painting!

I love the accessories!

This headband is one of my favorite accessories!!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Black Eyed Peas - Black and White Mummies

Black and White

Watching the opening ceremony for the 2010 World Cup I enjoyed watching the costumes the Black Eyed Peas wore. I was specifically fascinated by the black and white mummies from "Boom Boom Pow".

In their video the mummies seem to be computer generated, therefore it was interesting to see them on actual people.

(Matching lines, or they seem to perfect maybe the lines were added on after the construction of the suits?)

Black and White

Black and White Continued

Some more Black and White in Fashion!!

Lino Villaventure- Spring/Summer 2011- San Paulo

Photos courtesy of FMAG-

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Discovering Designers From Around the World!

I am not too familiar with the fashion industry in Russia, but I have recently discovered a wonderful designer by the name of Tatyana Parfionova!

Each of her shows can be found as a wonderful surprise! Her designs are described better as costumes, Parfionova refers to herself as an artist.

When Parfionova shows her collections they are more then just collections! Take a look at some of my favorites from her Autumn Winter 2010-2011- Womenswear-Moscow show:

Find out some more about this unique designer 'here'!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lady Gaga a Hat Designer?

Lady Gaga will be trying something new she loves- Hat Designing!

After meeting Philip Treacy at the the British Awards, she would like to move to London to team up with this amazing milliner.

"Mr. Treacy areet to give her an internshi when they met at the Brits. She hopes to take him up on the offer this summer. Lady Gaga has requested and internship but Mr. Treacy will have to check her sewing skills first."

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Friday, May 7, 2010




*I have a made a note on a few of my Custom Made To Order items not included in the sale.

Stop by and visit! We can all do a little bit of shopping!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Inspiration Comes in Many Forms

Form is:

Configuration- The arrangements of lines

Visual Appearance- The way an objects transmits and reflects light

Shape- The part of space occupied by an object

Camicia di cotone con collo montante, gilet di gardine e shorts con fiocchi in satin.

Cotton blouse with collar, vest and shorts in satin.

Yves Saint Laurent

Top in organza di seta a volants multistrato con fiocco sulla schiena e

pantaloni di pelle lavorata a fettucce.

Top in silk organza and leather pants with woven detail.


Abito di seta con drappeggi e lungo inserto plisse effetto origami.

Silk dress draped with origami shaped pleats.

Roberta Furlanetto

Cappa in organza di seta lavorata a pannelli mobili plissettati.

Cape in pleated silk organza.

Peachoo + Krejberg

Photos- Amica n. 05- Maggio 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010


It is customery for every women to have a collection of aprons to use in their Italian kitchen. It is nice to see that women in Italy are still avid users of aprons in their everyday lives.

I have already made a couple as gifts, because I know they are very practical. For this reason I have been inspired to conduct some research and start making a line of aprons.

Here is some of my research, I have always been attracted to vintage anything!

And not only aprons to be used in the kitchen but also at work, the pockets are wonderful to keep scissors, tape measure, etc. close by. I made a quick interpretation of one of these to use at work, it is very handy!

The of course they are the lovely decorated versons to be used when one has guests over for dinner!

I have already begun to make some versions of these aprons, of course I will post them when they are completed!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Millinery in Motion. Down the Catwalk!

This show would have been awesome to see in person!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The New Season is Here!

For my new piece in my Etsy shop I was inspired by the beautiful weather! Finally we see some sun, and I can see our rosebush starting to bloom. Hopefully it is the end of snow for us!

This lovely is set on a felt wired base. The colors and feel of the fabrics inspired me to make this headpiece. The silky netting is the perfect length to just covers one's eyes. Mysterious anyone??

Here you can see a close-up from the top-view- notice the three rosebuds!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I love my Italia Vogue!

I recently purchased the March 2010 Italia Vogue which was a double issue including a Couture issue! (That's one reason I love living in Italy, the amazing magazines are much less here, it was almost impossible to spend that amount of money to purchase it in the States!)

I thought I would share a few of my favorite layouts from the Couture issue! Enjoy!

LADY GREY by Tim Walker

"Una Stoardinaria dimora partizia nel Nord dell'Inghilterra si desta da un lungo sonno, duranto decenni, per ospitare un eccentrico set. Negli splendidi, immensi saloni prendono cosi vita spiriti, sirene e fate piumate: visioni oniriche che indossano abiti da favola, citando i mondi fantiastici della letteratura inglese ottocentesca e le pellicole di Jean Cocteau.."

An extrodinary dwelling begins in the North of England as it arouses itself from a long sleep, which has lasted decades, this was the ideas behind the ecentric set. In the spendid, immense halls which take on the life of spirts, sirens and fairies. Visions that wear dresses from fables, citing the fantastic worlds of the nineteenth-centurey English literature and the films of Jean Cocteau.."

Italia Vogue- Supplemento al Numero 715- Marzo 2010

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Italian Couture- Gattinoni

Studing fashion as I grew up I know that Milan, Italy is the fashion capital of the world. But everday I learn of new amazing Italian masters!

Fernanda Gattinoni, Italian born in 1906 moved to London in the 1920's. There he perfected his interest in design and tailored clothes. He has worked with icons such as Gabrielle Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Ingrid Bergman, and Ian Claire.

In the 1930's he returns to Italy. He opens up the couture house, Ventura in Milan. Four years later headquarter are opened in Rome. It not only represented a growing business but a econonic and cultural renewal for the county. An area of one hundred and twenty thousand square meters for workers is set up.

Fernanda Gattinoni dies on the 26th of November 2002 in his home in Rome, he was 96 years old. Today Guillermo Mariotto runs the couture house.

Gattinoni Spring/Summer 2010- Alta Moda Roma

What Detail!

Lush fabrics!

Amazing structure!

Unique Designs!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vivienne Westwood- Menswear

Autumn Winter 2010-2011 Menswear- Milano

It was a fresh delight to see Vivienne Westwood's 2010-2011 menswear collection!

The colors and pattern combinations!

The classic pinstriped suit!

Photos courtesy of Italia -For the the rest of the collection,take a look @

Vivienne Westwood Facts:

-She was born as Vivienne Isabel Swire.

-A store was opened in 1970 called "Let it Rock", with her then-partner of the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren.

Now called, "World's End" , still to this day the exact store is still open! You can find her main women's ready-to wear line, her Red Label, Anglomania, and her menswear line.

-She reportedly went knickerless when receiving her OBE from Queen Elizabeth.

- In 2006, by the Prince of Wales, she became 'Dame' Vivienne Westwood.

- She gave birth to three children, a daughter and two sons, while married to Malcolm McLaren in a marriage that lasted five-years.

- She is currently married to her former fashion student, Austian-born Andreas Kronthaler.

- By 1999, she was grossing close to $45 million.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010


I have been aware of the cosplayers subculture that centers around characters from popular fiction in Japan. And what does Cosplay mean? It is actually short for "costume play".

Until now I was not aware of the amazing professional costumes that some of the participants wear! You can also find participants all over the world!

Here are some interesting facts:

-In 1990 in Taiwan, the first cosplay conference took place.

-Lolita fashion is a style of cosplay dressing that began in the culture.

-Japanese cosplay covers a spread of costumes and convention masquerades. While in costume, you must be the character, in thoughts, words, and action.

It amazes me how beautiful and professionally done some of the costumes are! Try to Google and see the out pour of information you will find!

Take a look at more images Bellezza Nelle Immagini.

The above image was from Geter928.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Vionnet- Paris Exhibit

For the new year I would love to take advantage of some of the wonder museums and exhibits close by! First on my list is an amazing exhibit devoted to the master of couture, Madeleine Vionnet.

From June 24, 2009 until January 31, 2010, Les Arts Décoratifs located in Paris, are displaying 200 dresses, 750 dress patterns and 75 photo albums of Madeleine Vionnet.

Vionnet was definitely a master of here own trade! I will keep my fingers crossed I will get to see it before it ends!

You can see some of my favorites on my tumblr Bellezza Nelle Immagini.

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