Fashion

The Granny's pearls
Fashion

The Granny’s pearls - Chapter 4

A beautiful Sunday, the day of Carlo’s confirmation, began with hasty preparations of the family and guests who arrived to Vinci from all over Italy.

The Granny's pearls
Fashion

The Granny's pearl - Chapter 3

Ciriana and Maurizio’s December 2002 was meant to be the first and the last Christmas time spent away from Florence

The Granny's pearls
Fashion

The Granny's pearl - Chapter 2

The email from Maurizio was still in Ciriana’s inbox, left untouched as though the woman feared it might be contagious,

The Granny's pearls
Fashion

The Granny's pearl - Chapter 1

THE PRELUDE OF A CAPTIVATING STORY - Another weekend was coming for Ciriana, managing partner of a Rome subsidiary of a blue chip American consultancy. She was not a great fan of Friday evenings. Returning to an empty apartment from her top-floor office, with a breathtaking panoramic view of roofs and steeples of Roman churches, reminded her painfully of her solitude.

Culture bites
Fashion

Details and tailoring, the way Italians dress to suit their silhouette

We all know that Italians are among the best-dressed people on the earth, but why is this? What is it about their fashion and clothing that always makes it look so good, and distinguishes it? After twenty years of intense observation and attempted emulation, my conclusion is that it comes down to two things – details and tailoring.

Ladies of leisure
Fashion

Fashion & coffee: the two unfailing pleasures of the Italian way of life

The two pleasures imbedded in Italian culture and way of life, especially for women: fashion-shopping and having a coffee. I must say I know few women who don’t enjoy both. It’s an irresistible combination, an expression of pleasure and a way of being.

Ladies of leisure
Fashion

Ladies of leisure

In a society that cherishes beauty and style as the quintessence of life, women can get carried away. With all the glossy magazines, social media and television advertising, it’s hard not to see the latest anti-wrinkle creams, the ‘IT’ bag that a Kardashian is holding, the newest stilettos for this season, jewellery to match, scented candles, perfume…need I go on.