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  • Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

    Books have been written and many stories have been told. Gabrielle Chanel is an Icon, overcoming Fashion and history, our history is made of our past, but when you read Coco’s biography carefully, you understand what made her to become the Icon of the 20th......

  • The 5 o’clock tea(and chat )with Massimiliano Capella

    I met Massimiliano several years ago when he was the creative Director of the Mazzucchelli Museum near  the lake of Garda, Northern Italy. I know him quite well, not yet as an intimate friend but I am sure of certain things and  I am going......

  • A Vintage addicted talks.

    Is Vintage an addiction? What is there that I like about it ? Why is it, that I am constantly attracted to a vintage object? I am a Vintage alcoholic, this is the least I can tell about myself. Since I was a little girl,......

  • Food: the art of cooking and the art of eating.

    Food and I have a very personal relationship, almost lover to lover, I love it enjoying every single aspect of it. From the market and the choice of ground grown stuff, to the cooking, and finally to the table setting, I adore every single moment......

  • Loving is what everybody needs!

    Let’s do it. Let’s fall in love. Loving is good for your heart and good for the spirit. It is a balm for your broken soul, a cure for your illness. When you love you are free to see the world with different eyes, and......

  • We will always have Paris

    As long as we have a beating heart allowing us to feel emotions, we will always have Paris. The first time I landed my foot on French ground  was in high school. A few months later, for new Year’s Eve I swore to my fiancé......

  • When Naomi asked me to stop the plane…

    On a hot afternoon of many years ago, youngme was sitting behind the desk in Azzedine Alaia’s spacious Atelier in Paris. I was choses for a three -months stage amongst five other girls, and I fought to get that place, not very well paid, I......

  • Travel wise, travel light and happy holidays everyone!

    In a couple of days I will be leaving for my holidays and like many, I am thinking that my vacation won’t last long enough and when I am back it will be as I never left. Holidays for some are not as they used......

  • Lady D

    So much has been said and written about Lady D. Her character survived the Drama of her life, her persona tamed the Media, becoming the world’s best seller, despite her premature death she sells more than the Queen herself, still now, still today. The morning......

  • In Beauty I trust

    Hi folks, just back from the latest Vintage fair and had the urge to write here my impressions so to keep you posted and updated. Beauty surrounds me everywhere I go, and this is because I am a Vintage– being, I carry this Beauty inside......