Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Armor in San Leo

The Castle of San Leo is located in the Marche region in Italy! It is vastly known in connection with, Count of Cagliostro, who was a prisoner in the fortress of San Leo. On April the 4 of 1791, Caglistro was condemned to death by the High court of the Holy Office, he was later pardoned with imppisonment for life by Pope Pio VI.

Here is my collection of images of Medieval armor from my visit to the museum located in the San Leo Castle:

In the battlefields of Medieval knights, armor was very vital. Chainmail was first used before the development of Armor suits. Later the suits were worn over the chainmail. An armor suit for a Medieval Knight was very expensive to produce.

And similar to a tailor-made suit of today, it was custom-made to fit the individual. But the Medieval armor suit an incorrect measurement would impead the knights movement, and would be extremely dangerous!

The knights suit was also a presentation of the status symbol of the individual Medieval Knight!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Created by Italian Simone Legno- the Tokidoki brand was created. Now located in Los Angeles, California along with partners - who founded Hard Candy.

Tokidoki has collaborated with industries:

Levis, Skull Candy, Hello Kitty, Mattel, and Marvel

Stop by their website to find out more- Tokidoki

Friday, September 2, 2011

Military Hats!

I love these military hats,

the detail,

the work,

the symbol,

the history.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Biophilia"- Bjork

Bjork's new album is expcted to be released on September 27, 2011!

It will be the word's "first app album". It is partly recorded on iPad, in collboration with Apple. She has descirbed it as "encompassing music, apps, internet, installations, and live shows."

IO Donna- 20 Agosto 2011

"Biophilia" Album Cover

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The First Ladies Day Hat....

made for a horse!

Thirty Hours to create the first ever Ladies day hat designed for a horse!

The hat, designed by Stephen Jones was inspired by
Audrey Hepburn'shat worn in the Ascot scene of My Fair Lady.

Filly Amber, owned by a British biscuit company celebrated the 300th anniversary of Royal Ascot with a new hat!

Photo Via Getty Images

Friday, April 29, 2011

Philip Treacy Times Five!

So much talk about the royal wedding! I was never really in the hoop about it. I had to make a posting on the wedding with my top five favorite hats!!!

Even though the live coverage here in Italy, which is an all day event, went on a little long. I was certainly happy to see all the beautiful hats!!

Philip Traecy on the groom's cousins- Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice:

Then Victoria Beckham- much of the commentary in the news wondered how the hat was angled in such a manner, and stayed on her head:

Tara Parker-Tomkinson, the socialite:

Zara Phillips- I love this one!!

As a milliner, I enjoyed watching the snippets of the all day live coverage of the Royal Wedding.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Balenciaga and Spain: de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

I can watch this over and over!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Contest Entry!

So sorry I have been behind on just about everything, I am catching up! Last week I checked my Deviant Art account only to realize there was a contest taking place entitled- "One Cat, One Fruit, One Clock". Click here to take a look at the contest!

My Entry:

"I am Late, I am Late, For a Very Important Date......"

My Concept:

Strawberry Shortcake meets Shere Kahn in Wonderland!

I was inspired by Alice in Wonderland-The Mad Hatter character,

The Rabbits pocket watch,

A spray of strawberries, of Strawberry Shortcake,

And the Jungle Books- Shere Khan!

I then printed the images on fabric and made my hat!

Wish me Luck!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Everything 15% Off for One Week!!

For the week of Valentine's Day I am having a 15% off everyting in my shop!

Visit my shop- click HERE!

Use- Coupon Code, "AMORE2011"

Monday, January 31, 2011

An inside view of Chanel

Lagerfeld an icon for Chanel.

Chanel Primavera-Estate 2011

Take a first hand look at inside the house of Chanel!

The series contains Five Episodes:

1. Anticipation

2. Doubts

3. Rituals

4. Sleepless Nights

5. The Collection

Click here to watch it on Youtube!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dior- Haute Couture Paris- 2011

Glancing through the Christian Dior 2011 Haute Couture Paris Collection I wanted to share five of my favorite designs:

The headpieces are whisped together by the wind,

and the fabrics are in abundance!

The full collection and detailed images can be viewed here.

Images from

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Primavera-Estate 2011-Asiatica

Asian Inspired:

Here are some of my favorite Asian inspired fashions for the Spring-Summer 2011.

I was immediately drawn to Kenzo's by Antonio Marras asian but soft colors piece and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti hat and dress.

Below are some more pieces from that collection:

Marc Jacobs

Louis Vuitton

And some more from Louis Vuitton collection:

Images from Marie Clarie Speciale Sfilate & Di Amica Le Sfilate Gennaio 2011