Dolce & Gabbana have been knocking it out of the park.
I did read one review from a UK fashion critic who complained that D&G were tapping the Sicilian well too often. She was RELIEVED to see that their S/S 2015 was influenced by Spain.
Hello, Spain ruled Sicily from 1516-1713. This is still a Sicilian inspired collection.
There were a lot of bold red dresses and fitted black ones, but this black and white dress is one of my favorites. Of course, I could never wear it as I’m too short and my breasts are too big. But I love it.
The trim is beautiful. I could see using something like it in home décor as well.
Photo: Dolce & Gabbana
Buon weekend a tutti!
As always, one of my favorite shows from this week’s NYFW Spring 2015 was Carolina Herrera’s.
She somehow makes classic clothes that are fresh, not dated or matronly.
To see photos from her collection, check out Tom and Lorenzo.
I’ve been looking at mosaics tiles for a client’s potential bathroom renovation.
I’m curious to know the influence for this dress. How is it constructed? Where would one wear a dress like this? On the red carpet? Or perhaps it would be prefect for a fashion-forward bride at her high-end outdoor wedding in a French or Italian villa.
Buon weekend a tutti!
I wonder if we could re-set this week.
Every time I turned on the news in the morning before my workout, there was some horrific, sad, or tragic breaking news.
I had to look at something relaxing and beautiful. A picture of interior designer Muriel Brandolini’s pool, featured in Architectural Digest was just what I needed.
When I read the issue, this page jumped out at me. How stunning is this pool?
I don’t swim (long story) but I could see myself enjoying the pool and the views.
It’s important to be informed about what is happening in the world. We must also remember to appreciate beauty in the world as well.
Continuing with the Peter Dunham theme, this weekend’s inspiration is his Starburst print. This hand-printed fabric would be perfect in a beach house.
Photo: Peter Dunham Textiles
Speaking of beach houses, I wish I were going to one this weekend!
Buon weekend a tutti.
I see the top of this church every time I walk across the piazza near my house. Built from 1642-1660, it’s a classic work of Baroque architecture. The architect was Francesco Borromini, aka arch enemy of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Photo: me with my iPhone
While I am down for Bernini, it’s unfortunate that Borromini is not appreciated more. His contemporaries were perceived as being stronger visual artists. Borromini’s strength was more technical but that doesn’t mean we should overlook the beauty of his buildings.
Borromini was extremely difficult to work with and often depressed. He committed suicide in 1667.
This church is just one of his masterpieces and it inspires me.
The island of St. Martin is in the background
How pretty is this yellow and blue? I was having lunch at the CuisinArt hotel in Anguilla and had to snap this picture.
Yellow can be a difficult color to work with but I hope to use it in my beach house project.
Buon Weekend a tutti!
One of my favorite spots in Rome is finally opened.
If you plan to be in Rome before June 15th, I highly recommend a visit. It’s opened from 8:30 – 19:30. Entrance is free.