Friday, June 5, 2015

High Fashion in Milan

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I was recently at Armani/ Silos in Milan, a brand new Museum to celebrate 40 years of Re Giorgio creations.

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What a great surprise to see a magnificent renovation and a fantastic installation: the building was born in 1950 to stock grains and it is approximately 50.000 square feet on 4 levels.

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On the main floor “Stars” presents images of famous actors wearing Armani…who does not remember Richard Gere in American Gigolo ?

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The 600 creations, plus accessories, from 1980 to today are not chronologically displayed but grouped by themes:

Stars, Daywear, Light, Black, Chromatism and so on.

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The most beautiful red silk panels in the “Red” room.

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The walls changed in every room, here are a background of greige (Armani signature color I should say) silk.

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The lighting system created a perfect atmosphere for every single display.

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Does it matter to know if this dress was created in 1980, 1990 or yesterday?

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The accessories floor seen from above.

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Giorgio Armani, a genius of style and elegance, timeless use of colors and shapes, thin line between male and female fashion, and always seductive.

Photography by Albarosa Simonetti

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

At Home with Stella Jean

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Stella Jean is an Italian fashion designer, but she seldom designs her creations, not many drawings in fact… because instead she loves to play with fabrics until she produces what is already in her mind.



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Stella’s father is from Turin, the mother from Haiti and she grew up in Rome!  No wonder that her house, which she shares with her antiquarian husband and their children, is very eclectic and full of colors.



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Dining table is an original by Carlo Mollino, the superb architect-designer from Turin.  I love the trompe-l’oeil on the wall and the skirt on Stella paired with a simple jeans shirt is fabulous.

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Black and White photography invites the eye to rest and it is always an elegant touch even in the most colorful surroundings.



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A classic sofa becomes contemporary with a vivid color textile draped asymmetrically over it. What an inspiring idea!



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A modern kitchen by Arclinea is ideal to prepare Italian and Haitian dishes.


Stella Jean with one of her colorful creations.

Photography of interiors by Helenio Barbetta

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

It is back! The Bar cart…

 

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“My nerves could stand a drink” a young Grace Kelly said in the romantic thriller To catch a thief.

Either for offering a drink to a guest or indulging in one after a stressful day at work, most of us have some bottles stashed somewhere, hidden in a cupboard or displayed on a counter.

If you are of a certain age…you certainly remember a bar cart in your parents’ home and now it is back with a vengeance.

Brass, wood, chrome, steel, either vintage or brand new created by designers with a more contemporary look, the style could be classic, modern, industrial, chic, rustic…the choice is ours.

Fall and Holiday Entertaining: Cocktail Hour @Targetstyle #targetentertains #targetstyle

 

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Industrial carts with casters, repurposed as bar carts, add an edge to a very sophisticated proposition. Here are five that will create an instant party vibe wherever you take them.Remodelista-Industrial-bar-carts-wood-utility-cart

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The bar nook in your home should be a place of sophisticated socializing and fun. Instead of just...

If you don’t drink you can certainly use it to serve tea, coffee, lemonade and present everything beautifully arranged in a practical manner.

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Spring Bar Cart Styling: a mint, pink and gold bar cart display for spring!

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A bar cart is something useful and practical but also a colorful accessories, sometimes fascinating because it reminds us of the past.

Martini anyone?

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