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Cinzia Malvini, Furio Francini, Frida Giannini, photo by N

Cinzia Malvini, Furio Francini, Frida Giannini, photo by N

A celebration, the 50th birthday of Rome Costume & Fashion Academy, which coincided with the opening of its new academic year and with the launch of book “Accademia Costume & Moda 1964-2014” by Maria di Napoli Rampolla and Antonio Mancinelli, was recently held in Rome at the Rome Costume & Fashion Academy. The afternoon event was under the sign of fashion. There were many celebrated personas from the fashion realm as Beppe Modenese, Anna Fendi, Piero Tosi, Adriano Franchi, Fabiana Balestra, Fabio Quaranta, Deanna Ferretti Veroni, Laura Lusuardi, Donata Sartorio, Alessandra Spalletti, Maria Luisa Frisa, the ex-alumni of Academy Tommaso Aquilano, Maurizio Galante and Sylvio Giardina. Here it was hosted a talk moderated by Cinzia Malvini which featured the creative director of Gucci fashion house Frida Giannini, who was a student of Academy. The fashion designer talked about creativity as “result of a team work”. Concerning young creatives she is focused on “observing the hand, the way they draw, as the instinct and vision of free hand makes the difference”. She talked about her experience made working at Fendi fashion house “where she learnt to be in place as today it’s important how to approach”, considering there is a Wikipedia culture today in many realms”. A video, introduced by Cinzia Malvini told about the Women association she launched and an live music event featuring Beyonce, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Florence & the Machine and many others. The association made concrete over 390 projects supporting the women. The talk with Frida Giannini ended with her suggestion for the student: let’s study, work hard and have fun”. Later, another ex-alumnus, the fashion journalist Antonio Mancinelli talked about his experience. He wanted to work as fashion designer and during the study at the Academy he changed his path and came to the journalism. He considered the wearability as value and result of a suggestion given him in the form of a question by Rosana Pistolese, the founder of Academy, arising from the view of a creation he made: “is it wearable?”, she asked him. Antonio said yes, it was, but naturally it was not. And since this experience, that became a paradigm to look at fashion, “something which always features in the Gucci collections Frida made, the wearability, their being wearable and super glamourous”. He considered “Rosana Pistolese as a kind of human Facebook, as she catalysed a series of important personas”. Later it was told about the book celebrating the fifty years of Academy, a book made with the support and collaboration with Altaroma and Alcantara along with the initiatives of Academy as the creations of the ex-alumni Association in order to give them working opportunities. A successful event depicting the laudable work of a bright Institution.

UNA CELEBRAZIONE & L’ INAUGURAZIONE DELL’ ANNO ACCADEMICO DELL’ ACCADEMIA DI COSTUME & MODA DI ROMA

Cinzia Malvini, Antonio Mancinelli and Beppe Modenese, photo by N

Cinzia Malvini, Antonio Mancinelli and Beppe Modenese, photo by N

Una celebrazione, il 50° compleanno dell’ Accademia di Costume & Moda di Roma, in concomitanza con l’ apertura del suo nuovo anno accademico e la presentazione del libro “Accademia Costume & Moda 1964-2014” a cura di Maria di Napoli Rampolla e Antonio Mancinelli, si è recentemente tenuta a Roma presso l’ Accademia di Costume e Moda di Roma. L’ evento pomeridiano è stato all’ insegna della moda. Presenti molteplici celebri personaggi della moda quali Beppe Modenese, Anna Fendi, Piero Tosi, Adriano Franchi, Fabiana Balestra, Fabio Quaranta, Deanna Ferretti Veroni, Laura Lusuardi, Donata Sartorio, Alessandra SpallettiMaria Luisa Frisa, gli ex-allievi dell’ Accademia Tommaso Aquilano, Maurizio Galante e Sylvio Giardina. Ivi è stato ospitato un talk moderato dalla giornalista Cinzia Malvini di cui è stato protagonista il direttore creativo della casa di moda Gucci Frida Giannini, che è stata una studentessa dell’ Accademia. La fashion designer ha parlato di creatività come “risultato di un lavoro di gruppo”. Riguardo ai giovani creativi si è concentrata sull’ “osservare la mano, il modo in cui disegnano, perché l’ istinto e la visione della mano libera fà la differenza”. Ha raccontato la sua esperienza di lavoro presso la casa di moda Fendi “dove ha imparato a stare al proprio posto, poiché oggi è importante come comportarsi”, considerando che “oggi c‘ è una cultura da Wikipedia un po’ su tutti i fronti”. Un video, presentato da Cinzia Malvini parlava dell’ Associazione per le Donne da lei lanciata e di un evento musicale con  Beyonce, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Florence & the Machine e molti altri. L’ associazione ha concretizzato più di 390 progetti a sostegno delle donne. Il talk con Frida Giannini si è concluso con un simpatico monito da lei dato  agli studenti: “studiate, impegnatevi e divertitevi”. Successivamente, un altro ex-allievo, il giornalista di moda Antonio Mancinelli ha parlato della sua esperienza all’ Accademia. Voleva lavorare come fashion designer e durante gli studi all’ Accademia ha cambiato il suo percorso ed è approdato al giornalismo. Costui ha preso in considerazione la portabilità come valore e risultato di un suggerimento a lui dato in forma di domanda da Rosana Pistolese, la fondatrice dell’ Accademia, derivante dalla visione di una sua creazione: “lo indosseresti?”, chiese a lui. Antonio rispose di si, ma naturalmente il capo non era indossabile. E a partire da questa esperienza, ciò è divenuto un suo paradigma per guardare la moda e qualcosa che appare sempre nelle collezioni Gucci realizzate da Frida: la indossabilità, l’ esser portabili e super glamourous. Riteneva “Rosana Pistolese una sorta di Facebook umano, perché catalizzava una serie di personaggi importanti”. A seguire si è parlato del libro che celebra i cinquanta anni dell’ Accademia, un libro realizzato con il sostegno e la collaborazione di Altaroma ed Alcantara unitamente alle iniziative dell’ Accademia quali la creazione di un’ Associazione di ex-alunni al fine di offrire opportunità lavorative. Un felice evento che ritrae il lodevole lavoro di una brillante istituzione.

Beppe Modenese, Fiamma Lanzara, Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by N

Beppe Modenese, Fiamma Lanzara, Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by N

Piero Tosi and Anna Fendi, photo by N

Piero Tosi and Anna Fendi, photo by N

Two Adrien: Adriano Franchi and Adrien Roberts, photo by N

Two Adrien: Adriano Franchi and Adrien Roberts, photo by N

Fabiana Balestra and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

Fabiana Balestra and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

Details talking about the Academy and its founder, Rosana Pistolese, photo by N

Details talking about the Academy and its founder, Rosana Pistolese, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Alessandra Spalletti, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Alessandra Spalletti, photo by N

www.accademiacostumeemoda.it

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10 Corso Como is the place where I often am often during these days to enjoy art, visions and culture about which I tell soon. The renowned concept store created by the bright Carla Sozzani, yesterday hosted a smashing afternoon event featuring the legendary artist, fashion designer, stylist and film producer Maripol – warm-hearted individual of whose open-minded and joyful, easy-going attitude I enjoyed very much – and the collaborative project she made with the French brand and artistic collective Each x Other. Here it was showcased a collection of jackets, jeans and shirts where it was impressed the story and art by Maripol – along with the jewelry collection “Atomic glamour” she made -, turned into prints, telling about an age, the Eighties in New York City, its leading characters and places as Klaus Nomi. Music, fashion, art, experimentation and spontaneità. An atmosphere under the sign of color and freedom, emphasized by “Love therapy”, the series of vintage t-shirts by Elio Fiorucci enriched by prints featuring Maripol and the video of Elio Fiorucci’s New York store where artists as Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias performed, dancing behind its windows.

ARTE & MODA A 10 CORSO COMO MILANO: IL PROGETTO COLLABORATIVO DI MARIPOL CON EACH x OTHER

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

10 Corso Como è il luogo in cui mi trovo spesso in questi giorni per apprezzare arte, visioni e cultura di cui presto parlerò. Il rinomato concept store creato dalla brillante Carla Sozzani ha ieri ospitato un formidabile evento pomeridiano con la leggendaria artista, fashion designer, produttrice cinematografica e stylist Maripol  – generosa individualità la cui apertura e gioviale informalità ho molto apprezzato – e il suo progetto collaborativo con il brand e collettivo artistico francese Each x Other. É stata ivi presentata una collezione di giacche, jeans e camicie in cui era impressa la storia e l’ arte di Maripol – unitamente alla sua collezione di gioielli “Atomic glamour” -, trasformate in stampe, che raccontano un’ epoca, gli anni Ottanta a New York City, i suoi protagonisti quali Klaus Nomi. Musica, moda, arte, sperimentazione e spontaneità. Un atmosfera all’ insegna di colore e libertà, enfatizzata da “Love therapy”, la serie di t-shirt vintage di Elio Fiorucci, arricchite da stampe con Maripol e dal video della boutique di New York di Elio Fioruccci in cui artisti come Klaus Nomi e Joey Arias si esibivano ballando dinanzi alle sue vetrine.

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

 

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

"Love therapy", t-shirts by Elio Fiorucci along with Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

“Love therapy”, t-shirts by Elio Fiorucci along with Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Elio Fiorucci, photo by N

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Elio Fiorucci, photo by N

 

Jewelry Atomic glamour by Maripol, photo by N

Jewelry Atomic glamour by Maripol, photo by N

 

Jewelry Atomic glamour by Maripol, photo by N

Jewelry Atomic glamour by Maripol, photo by N

Maripol and Vincent Law, proud of wearing  the cuff she made, photo by N

Maripol and Vincent Law, proud of wearing the cuff she made, photo by N

 

 

Me, myself & I along with the brilliant Carla Sozzani, photo by Vincent Law

Me, myself & I along with the brilliant Carla Sozzani, photo by Vincent Law

 

 

www.maripolitan.com

www.each-other.com

www.10corsocomo.com

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, photo courtesy Justin Vivian Bond

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, photo courtesy of Justin Vivian Bond

The brilliant and iconic artist Justin Vivian Bond – writer, singer, painter, performer artist and actor who wrote “TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels” (Feminist Press Editions), awarded with the Lambda Literary Prize and “Susie Says”, a collaboration with Gina Garan (Powerhouse books), released V’s debut CD “Dendrophile”” in 2011 and “Silver Wells” in 2012, featured in the exhibition “The Fall of the House of Whimsy” at the New York Partecipant Inc. as well as on the stage in many productions like the one with The Big Art Group and appeared in John Cameron Mitchell’s film “Shortbus” – will feature on 10th June 2014 in New York at Le Poisson Rouge along with other artists to celebrate 20 years in New York. A not to be missed happening to enjoy a vibrant artist.

 

MX JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND CELEBRA A LE POISSON ROUGE 20 ANNI A NEW YORK: FELICE TRANSANNIVERSARIO!

Justin Vivian Bond

Justin Vivian Bond

Il brillante e iconico artista Justin Vivian Bond – scrittore, cantante, pittore, performer artist e attore che ha scritto “TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels” (Feminist Press Editions), insignito del Premio Letterario Lambda e “Susie Says”, una collaborazione con Gina Garan (Powerhouse books), ha pubblicato il suo CD di debutto “Dendrophile”” nel 2011 e “Silver Wells” nel 2012, è stato protagonista della mostra “The Fall of the House of Whimsy” presso la Partecipant Inc. di New York come anche sul palcoscenico in molteplici produzioni quali quella con The Big Art Group ed è apparso nella pellicola di John Cameron Mitchell “Shortbus” – sarà protagonista il 10 giugno 2014 a New York presso Le Poisson Rouge unitamente ad altri artisti per celebrare 20 anni a New York. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare una vibrante artista.

 

www.justinbond.com

 

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

The culture of nature along with suggestions concerning fashion and interior design featured in Floracult, event created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which was recently held in the Rome countryside, in La Storta at I Casali del Pino as the talk featuring the photographer and journalist Luca Bracali who talked about the book he made “A rose is a rose”. The book documents on photos the experience of a celebrated family owning a nursery since four generations, the Barni family which created renowned roses as the ones dedicated to iconic personas like Mariangela Melato, Anna Venturini Fendi and many others.

Luca Bracali along with a photo he took, photo by N

Luca Bracali along with a photo he took, photo by N

 

 

Luca Bracali , photo by N

Luca Bracali , photo by N

 

Anna Venturini Fendi at the talk, showing me a necklace designer many years ago by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi at the talk, showing me a necklace designed many years ago by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, photo by N

That was not the only chance to know more about flowers and plants. In fact the expert Vanda Del Valli talked about the uses of herbs since long times ago, as the Euphorbia, used as remedy against sifilis, the betel berries and the leaves of coca as stimulants and the peyote from which it arises the mescaline, powerful hallucinogenic, evoking the psychedelic culture from Sixties and Seventies, Jim Morrison, his dangerous habits, “The doors of perceptions” and “Heaven and hell” by Aldous Huxley.

Vanda Del Valli, photo by N

Vanda Del Valli, photo by N

 

The Euphorbia

The Euphorbia

 

Peyote

Peyote

Culture as well as fashion suggestions, the creations by Dora Giannetti aka Elisabeth the first, made by joining antique, research cloths to contemporary shapes as well as other unique pieces she made that are under the sign of a timeless elegance. The nice Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, brand bringing the name of her two daughters, presented a series of dresses and shirts embodying high-end materials, a fine lace and other fun patterns. The brand having its atelier in Milan, in Via Marco Polo 13 also makes works of customization, renewing and reinterpreting the clothes everyone has in its own wardrobe. A smashing series of accessories completed the fashion showcase. I saw again the jewelry designer Simona Rinciari of whose work combines natural elements as berries, the cinnamon sticks, the fava beans and dry leaves to metal and gems, giving rise to unusual creations that make concrete a bright craftsmanship. Jewelry and hats, head accessories hand-made by Patrizia Romiti.

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Me wearing a hat by Patrizia Romiti

Me wearing a hat by Patrizia Romiti

 

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

 

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

The Friulane slippers by Allagiulia, brand created by Giulia Campeol, were showcased in the area of Dedé maison, the renowned Rome boutique, placed in Via dei Pianellari 21 of smashing Theodora Bugel, focused on the creation and sale of furniture and homewear, which exhibited a catchy selection of objects. It shined the alchemic lightness and charme of scents by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta – special individual I was very pleased of meeting and with whom I shared moments of life and Epicurean interludes – who showcased at the School of re-inventors, curated by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio De Navasques, the scents he made as “Notturno” and “Luce” and turned into herbalist who made some magic potions to take care of oneself. An overwhelming experience which has colored of magic, warmth, color, fun and relax.

FLORACULT: TRE GIORNI ALL’ INSEGNA DI ARTE, PROFUMI, DELLA NATURA E DELLA SUA CULTURA(2)

 

A rose by Barni, photo by N

A rose by Barni, photo by N

La cultura della natura unitamente alle suggestioni inerenti la moda e l’ interior design sono stati I protagonisti a Floracult, evento creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che si è recentemente tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta presso I Casali del Pino come il talk con il fotografo e giornalista Luca Bracali che ha parlato del suo libro “A rose is a rose”. Il libro documenta su foto l’ esperienza di una celebre famiglia di vivaisti da quattro generazioni, la famiglia Barni che ha creato rinomate rose come quelle dedicate a iconici personaggi quali Mariangela Melato, Anna Venturini Fendi e molti altri.

A rose by Barni, photo by N

A rose by Barni, photo by N

 

Ilaria Venturini Fendi along with a man who was born and lived in the area of I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi along with a man who was born and lived in the area of I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

Questa non è stata l’ unica occasione di conoscere meglio fiori e piante. L’ esperta Vanda Del Valli ha infatti parlato degli usi di erbe sin dai tempi più remoti, come l’ Euphorbia, usata come rimedio contro la sifilide, le bacche di betel e le foglie di coca come stimolanti e il peyote da cui deriva la mescaline, potente allucinogeno che evoca la cultura psichedelica degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, Jim Morrison, le sue rischiose abitudini, “Le porte della percezione” e “Paradiso e inferno” di Aldous Huxley.

Cultura come anche suggestioni moda, le creazioni di Dora Giannetti aka Elisabeth the first, da lei realizzate unendo tessuti antichi e di ricerca a forme contemporanee insieme ad altri suoi pezzi unici che sono all’ insegna di un’ eleganza senza tempo. La simpatica Marina di Verdiana & Beniamina, brand che prende il nome dalle sue due figlie, ha presentato una serie di abiti e camicie che racchiudono in sé, materiali di alta qualità, un raffinato pizzo e divertenti motivi. Il marchio, che ha il suo atelier a Milano in Via Marco Polo 13, realizza anche lavori di customizzazione, rinnovando e reinterpretando gli abiti del guardaroba. Ho rivisto la designer di gioielli Simona Rinciari il cui raffinato lavoro combina elementi naturali come le bacche, le stecche di cannella, le fave e le foglie secche al metallo e alle pietre preziose, dando vita a insolite creazioni che concretizzano una brillante artigianalità. Gioielli e cappelli, accessori per capelli, realizzati a mano da Patrizia Romiti.

A smashing artist, Sergio Cammariere and me

A smashing artist, Sergio Cammariere and me

Roberto Ciufoli and me

Roberto Ciufoli and me

 

 

La versione delle slippers Friulane di Allagiulia, brand creato da Giulia Campeol, sono state esposte nell’ area di Dedé maison, la rinomata boutique di Roma, ubicata in Via dei Pianellari 21 della formidabile Theodora Bugel dedicata alla creazione e vendita di componenti di arredo e homewear, che ha presentato una accattivante selezione di oggetti. Ha brillato l’ alchemica leggerezza e il fascino dei profumi di Meo Fusciuni aka il cugino di Fabio Quaranta – speciale individualità che mi ha fatto molto piacere conoscere e con il quale ho condiviso momenti di vita, risate e interludi epicurei – che ha esposto alla Scuola dei reinventori, curate da Clara Tosi Pamphili e Alessio De Navasques, le sue fragranze quali “Notturno” e “Luce” e si è trasformato in erborista, realizzando alcune pozioni magiche per prendersi cura di sé. Un’ esperienza travolgente che è stata colorata da magia, calore, colore, divertimento e relax.

photo by N

photo by N

Dede  maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Allagiulia, photo by N

Allagiulia, photo by N

 

Allagiulia, photo by N

Allagiulia, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

 

Andrea Provvidenza and me, photo by N

Andrea Provvidenza and me, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

The magic potion by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

The magic potion by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

An alchemic moment featuring me and Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta

An alchemic moment featuring me and Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta

 

Floracult, photo by N

Floracult, photo by N

 

 

www.floracult.com

La Fille D' O

La Fille D’ O, photo courtesy of La Fille D’ O

La Fille d’ O, Belgian brand of luxury underwear created by Murielle Scherre, of whose name reminds the erotic literature and a BDSM novel, “Histoire d’ O” by Pauline Réage, thought to be a playground for erotic pleasures, successfully joins comfort, lightness, sculptural lines a sensual play of transparencies. These patterns shine in the “Carte du Pays the tendre”, the Fall/Winter 2014 collection, embodying shapes that reinterpret the silhouettes from 17th century, skin colored tulle, bold elastic bands and delicate fringes, also combined with cotton, under the sign of refined fetish suggestions. A brilliant work of experimentation which includes an interesting version of bra, which seems like a kind of short t-shirt, where black cotton is alternated to transparencies of tulle. Catchy fetishes to cultivate your own elegance and eroticism.

LEGGEREZZA, ELEGANZA & EROTISMO: LE INTIME ALCHIMIE DI LA FILLE D’ O

La Fille d’ O, brand belga di biancheria intima di lusso creato da Murielle Scherre, il cui nome ricorda la letteratura erotica e un romanzo BDSM, “Histoire d’ O” di Pauline Réage, pensato per essere un parco giochi per piaceri erotici, unisce felicemente comfort, leggerezza, linee scultoree ed un sensuale gioco di trasparenze. Questi motivi splendono in “Carte du Pays the tendre”, la collezione autunno/inverno 2014 del brand che racchiude in sé forme che reinterpretano le silhouette del 17° secolo, tulle color carne, robuste fasce elastiche e delicate frange, abbinate anche al cotone, all’ insegna di raffinate suggestioni fetish. Una brillante opera di sperimentazione che include un interessante versione del reggiseno, che sembra una sorta di t-shirt corta in cui il cotone nero di alterna alle trasparenze del tulle. Accattivanti feticci da regalare e regalarsi per coltivare la propria eleganza e il proprio erotismo.

La Fille D' O

La Fille D’ O

 

 

La Fille d' O

La Fille d’ O

 

La Fille D' O

La Fille D’ O

 

La Fille D' O

La Fille D’ O

 

 

La Fille D' O

La Fille D’ O

 

 

La Fille D' O

La Fille D’ O

 

 

 

http://shop.lafilledo.com

Modateca Deanna, photo N

Modateca Deanna, photo N

I recently visited the Modateca Deanna in Reggio Emilia, suggestive cathedral of fashion culture, owned by Deanna and Sonia Ferretti Veroni (mother and sister) which is where yesterday it was the renowned knitwear company Miss Deanna, established by the brilliant, powerful, dear friend Deanna Ferretti Veroni. It was an awesome experience to spend one day – and unfortunately is not been enough – to see the library of Modateca, crowded of artworks as the canvas by Salvatore Fiume and many others, enriching its rooms. Time stops when I am in library. Many books have draws my attention and naturally the fashion magazines. A successful experience, I highly recommend of doing to students and insiders for increasing their own culture.

CULTURA DELLA MODA:LA MIA VISITA ALLA MODATECA DEANNA(1)

The library crowded by works by Salvatore Fiume

The library crowded by works by Salvatore Fiume

Ho recentemente visitato la Modateca Deanna in Reggio Emilia, suggestiva cattedrale di cultura della moda, di proprietà di Deanna e Sonia Ferretti Veroni (madre e sorella) che è il luogo in cui ieri si trovava la rinomata azienda di maglieria Miss Deanna, fondata dalla brillante, poderosa, cara amica Deanna Ferretti Veroni. È stata una fantastica esperienza passare una giornata – e sfortunatamente non è abbastanza – vedere la biblioteca della Modateca, affollato di opere d’ arte quali le tele di Salvatore Fiume e molti altri che arricchiscono le sue stanze. Il tempo si ferma quando sono in biblioteca. Molti libri hanno catturato la mia attenzione e naturalmente i magazine di moda. Una felice esperienza che raccomando altamente di effettuare a studenti e addetti ai lavori per accrescere la loro cultura.

Salvatore Fiume, photo by N

Salvatore Fiume, photo by N

 

Books at the library, photo by N

Books at the library, photo by N

 

Books at the library, photo by N

Books at the library, photo by N

 

Wagner über alles, photo by N

Wagner über alles, photo by N

Ho recentemente visitato la Modateca Deanna in Reggio Emilia, suggestiva cattedrale di cultura della moda, di proprietà di Deanna e Sonia Ferretti Veroni (madre e sorella) che è il luogo in cui ieri si trovava la rinomata azienda di maglieria Miss Deanna, fondata dalla brillante, poderosa, cara amica Deanna Ferretti Veroni. È stata una fantastica esperienza passare una giornata – e sfortunatamente non è abbastanza – vedere la biblioteca della Modateca, affollato di opere d’ arte quali le tele di Salvatore Fiume e molti altri che arricchiscono le sue stanze. Il tempo si ferma quando sono in biblioteca. Molti libri hanno catturato la mia attenzione e naturalmente i magazine di moda. Una felice esperienza che raccomando altamente di effettuare a studenti e addetti ai lavori per accrescere la loro cultura.

Richard Wagner, photo by N

Richard Wagner, photo by N

 

Brunhilde on the stage, photo bt N

Brunhilde on the stage, photo by N

 

Wagner on stage, photo by N

Wagner on stage, photo by N

 

The library, photo by N

The library, photo by N

 

Sketches by Krizia, photo by N

Sketches by Krizia, photo by N

 

 

Krizia, photo by N

Krizia, photo by N

 

L. Fiume, photo by N

L. Fiume, photo by N

 

Simonetta Gianfelici, photo by N

Simonetta Gianfelici, photo by N

 

Catalogues of fashion shows, photo by N

Catalogues of fashion shows, photo by N

 

Catalogues of fashion shows, photo by N

Catalogues of fashion shows, photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

 

A smashing yesterday magazine ft. Uma Thurman on its cover, photo by N

A smashing yesterday magazine ft. Uma Thurman on its cover, photo by N

 

A magazine making me think about the one and only Roberta Valentini, photo by N

A magazine making me think about the one and only Roberta Valentini, photo by N

 

One of the first fashion magazines I read, photo by N

One of the first fashion magazines I read during my childhood, photo by N

 

I-D  magazine, photo by N

I-D magazine, photo by N

 

One my favorite magazines, photo by N

One of my favorite magazines which has the merit of having the name of a track by Led Zeppelin, photo by N

 

 

And inside Dazed and Confused, the aristocracy of underground: Genesis P-Orridge, seen by Luke Wilson, photo by N

And inside Dazed & Confused, the aristocracy of underground: Genesis P-Orridge, seen by Luke Wilson, photo by N

 

 

Words by Genesis P-Orridge, photo by N

Words by Genesis P-Orridge, photo by N

 

 

 

Genesis P-Orridge on Dazed & Confused, talking about changes and the cut-up by Burroughs and Gysin, photo by N

Genesis P-Orridge on Dazed & Confused, talking about changes and the cut-up by Burroughs and Gysin, photo by N

 

 

 

Me, myself and I at the library, photo by N

Me, myself and I at the library, photo by N

 

 

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Alice’ s adventures in Wonderland by Arthur Rackham

Alice’ s adventures in Wonderland by Arthur Rackham

The celebrated fairy tale “Alice’ s adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll returns in its most beautiful, evocative and decadent version, edited by A100castles – and adapted by it to be readable via Ipad – which has illustrated by the legendary Arthur Rackham (who also make the illustrations for other fairy tales as “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens” by James Matthew Barrie as well as “Valkyrie” by Richard Wagner) of whose work embodies the patterns of decadent Aestheticism, a technique joining the Northern European illustrative tradition to the Japanese one from the 19th century and gives rise to a oneiric and magic atmosphere.

 

“LE AVVENTURE DI ALICE NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE” VISTE DA ARTHUR RACKHAM

Alice’ s adventures in Wonderland by Arthur Rackham

Alice’ s adventures in Wonderland by Arthur Rackham

La celebre favola “Le avventure nel paese delle meraviglie” di Lewis Carroll ritorna alla sua versione più bella, evocativa e decadente, edita da A100castles e da essa adattata per essere leggibile via Ipad – che è stata illustrata da Arthur Rackham (il quale ha anche realizzato le illustrazioni per altre favole come “Peter Pan nei giardini di Kensington” di James Matthew Barrie come anche “La Valchiria” di Richard Wagner) la cui opera, racchiude in sé motivi dell’ estetismo decadente, una tecnica che unisce la tradizione illustrativa nord-europea, a quella giapponese del 19° secolo e dà vita a un’atmosfera onirica e magica.

Alice’ s adventures in Wonderland by Arthur Rackham

Alice’ s adventures in Wonderland by Arthur Rackham

 

Brunhilde, from "Valkyrie"  , Arthur Rackham

Brunhilde, from “Valkyrie” , Arthur Rackham

 

 

Silvia Hell,photo courtesy of AplusB contemporary art Gallery

Silvia Hell,photo courtesy of AplusB contemporary art Gallery

It will be opened on 15th March 2014 in Brescia at the AplusB Contemporary Art Gallery at the 6:00 pm VRS, Piano Focale a soggetto mobile” (meaning  “VRS, Focal plane with subject in motion”), the solo exhibition (running through 24th April 2014) of Silvia Hell – artist born in Bolzano who is based in Milan – inspired by the states of conscience as wakefulness, memory, dream, depicted by Paul Valery in the “Notebooks” he wrote. It’s a performative, physical, relationship-wise experience of memory which involves the viewer who has to document on an exhibition book its own experience, by using sketches and words to depict what has see. This sketch will be re-worked by the artist and turned into an artwork. A not to be missed happening to enjoy art and interaction with an artwork.

 

“VRS (PIANO FOCALE A SOGGETTO MOBILE)” LA PERSONALE DI SILVIA HELL ALLA APLUSB GALLERY DI BRESCIA

Silvia Hell,photo courtesy of AplusB contemporary art Gallery

Silvia Hell,photo courtesy of AplusB contemporary art Gallery

Sarà inaugurata il 15 marzo 2014 a Brescia presso la AplusB Contemporary Art Gallery alle ore 18:00 VRS, Piano Focale a soggetto mobile”, la personale (che proseguirà fino al 24 aprile 2014) di Silvia Hell – artista nata a Bolzano che vive a Milano – che si è ispirata agli stati di coscienza come la veglia, il ricordo, il sogno, ritratti da  Paul Valery nei suoi “Quaderni”. È una esperienza performativa, fisica e relazionale del ricordo che coinvolge il visitatore, il quale deve documentare su un carnet della mostra la sua esperienza, avvalendosi di disegni e parole per dipingere ciò che ha visto. Questo disegno sarà rielaborato dall’ artista e trasformato in un’ opera. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare l’ arte e l’ interazione con un’ opera d’ arte.

Silvia Hell,photo courtesy of AplusB contemporary art Gallery

Silvia Hell,photo courtesy of AplusB contemporary art Gallery

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Manlio Sgalambro

Manlio Sgalambro

It passed away yesterday at age of 89, the genius Manlio Sgalambro, Nietzschean philosopher, poet and eclectic creative who collaborated with the legendary song-writer Franco Battiato for many albums – one for all “La Cura”, marvelous work and smashing single track being one of the best love songs – as well as movies and acting also as singer. Irony, lightness joining to the weight of a thinking mind, of whose vibrant, genuine and incisive thought is embodied in many books exploring philosophy, its protagonists as well as the great themes of contemporary times. I like reminding him and celebrating his awesome deepness and irony, way to observe reality and mind of this charming man who is and will be eternal.

BYE BYE A MANLIO SGALAMBRO

Manlio Sgalambro

Manlio Sgalambro

É venuto a mancare ieri all’ età di 89 anni, il geniale Manlio Sgalambro, filosofo di ispirazione nietzscheana, poeta e eclettico creativo che ha collaborato con il leggendario cantautore Franco Battiato per molteplici album – uno tra tutti “La Cura”, meravigliosa opera e formidabile singolo che è una delle più belle canzoni d’ amore – come anche film ed anche nelle vesti di cantante. Ironia, leggerezza che si unisce al peso di una mente pensante, il cui vibrante, autentico e incisivo pensiero è racchiuso in svariati libri che esplorano la filosofia, i suoi protagonisti come anche i grandi temi della contemporaneità. Mi piace ricordarlo e  celebrare la sua fantastica profondità e ironia, il modo di osservare la realtà e la mente di questo affascinante uomo che è e sarà eterno.

Manlio Sgalambro

Manlio Sgalambro

Manlio Sgalambro

Manlio Sgalambro

Manlio Sgalambro

Manlio Sgalambro

Justin Vivian Bond, photo by David Kimelman, courtesy of Justin Vivian Bond

Justin Vivian Bond, photo by David Kimelman, courtesy of Justin Vivian Bond

The eclectic, iconic and genius Justin Vivian Bond will feature in “The Drift”, show which will be premiered on 13th March 2014 in New York at Joe’s Pub (and here it will be staged during the forthcoming six weeks). “The show” – says Justin – “is inspired by this quote from Tennessee Williams’ novella “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone”: “going into a room and drifting out of a room because there was no real purpose in going in, nor any more purpose in going back out again. That was the drift. The drift was everything that you did without having a reason. But where was a reason for anything at all. Oh, you could invent a reason, and some were plausible. Some were plausible enough for being accepted the way a polite excuse is accepted for convenience or social policy. But there had been nothing”. “The Drift” will include the new original song by Justin “Wild Card” along with new versions of songs written by Billy Strayhorn, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell and many others. A not to be missed happening to enjoy the art, poetry and power  of a vibrant artist.

 

JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND AL JOE’S PUB IN “THE DRIFT”

Justin Vivian Bond, photo courtesy of Justin Vivian Bond

Justin Vivian Bond, photo courtesy of Justin Vivian Bond

L’ eclettico, iconico e geniale Justin Vivian Bond sarà protagonista di “The Drift”, spettacolo che sarà presentato in anteprima il 13 marzo 2014 a New York al Joe’s Pub (e sarà ivi messa in scena nelle sei settimane successive). “Lo show” – dice Justin – “si ispira a questa frase tratta dal romanzo di Tennessee WilliamsLa primavera romana della signora Stone”: “finire dentro una stanza e andar via da essa perché non c’è nessuna ragione evidente per entrarci, neppure un qualsiasi ulteriore scopo nel tornarci nuovamente. Questa era la deriva. La deriva era tutto ciò che si fa senza una ragione apparente. Anche se c’ è sempre una ragione per tutto. Ecco, si potrebbe creare un motivo e rendere plausibili alcune cose. Alcune sarebbero abbastanza plausibili per essere accettate nel modo in cui una scusa gentile è accettata per convenienza o convenzione sociale. In verità poggiano sul nulla”. “The Drift” includerà il nuovo brano originale di Justin “Wild Card” unitamente a nuove versioni di canzone scritte da Billy Strayhorn, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell e molti altri. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare l’ arte, la poesia e la forza di un vibrante artista.

A sweet Summer memory: Justin Vivian Bond & me in London

A sweet Summer memory: Justin & me in London

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