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  • Stylist Advice- What is Italian street chic?

    Italian Street Chic

    Italian street chic is one vibrant source of inspiration that’s worth giving a go when looking to give your look a playful yet grown-up sense of whimsy… Dear FocusOnStyle: What is Italian street chic? I am going to a event where this style of dressing in required. Please help. Grazie -P.G (M.C via Fashion Advice) Unlike the timeless simplicity of quintessential French Chic, a quick scan through Italian street style images sets one thing for certain; the Italians do have more fun with it and a…

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  • Leather Weather: Black (leather pants) + White = Italian Style


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Black leather pants that look so right Yesterday, we talked about the ageless chic of a black leather motorcycle jacket, and today it’s time to talk about your lower half. >>MORE: Leather Style There’s an off-handedness that Italians have. They could be wearing the most extravagant item — think a healthy dose of gold, a swath of fur, ornate embellishments, or in this case, black leather pants– and throw it together in a manner that’s effortless…

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  • When In Rome: Flea Market With Vintage Gucci, Fendi, Valentino, Chanel and more


    It’s big designer names, names, names made even more enticing under the flea market tarp! The city of Rome is truly a living architectural museum, but where do all the old fashion relics go? A good chunk can be found on the right Sunday at the Borghetto Flaminio market. While Porta Portese is the more widely known flea market in Rome, for me, it’s  a crowded and huge mass of junky new items and a few stalls of ratted up old fur. It’s been known that if…

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  • When In Rome- Cinecittà Shows Off Classic Italian Cinema At Its Best

    La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini follows a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome played by Marcello Mastroianni

     I’ve always been fascinated by classic Italian cinema and the genius of Federico Fellini. Who knows how that infatuation plays through the tapestry of my life but through the years, I have visited Rome so many times yet never had the opportunity to tour Cinecittà Studios until this trip. What an enthralling opportunity it is! Particularly since Cinecittà Shows Off! Just standing in the extraordinary Fellini soundstage at Cinecittà, Teatro 5, makes you want to draw on eyeliner, find a black bustier and purr “Marceeeeello,” in…

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  • Trend Tuesday- Stylist Tips to Wear a Pleated Skirt Like Emmy Rossum, her midi is by Sonia Rykiel


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Vintage Italian actress style that’s smart and sexy Work it like Gina Lollabrigida on Rome’s via Vento, back in the 50s! What is not to love about this capricious and classic look; particularly when the pleats are sexy and do not evoke Marion the Librarian. Shop: Sonia Rykiel at Shopbop Flirty, romantic and ultra-feminine, pleated a-line knee-length skirts are guaranteed to elicit an ode to old-school starlet style glamour, but that’s not exactly what this season’s…

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  • Save your shoes and go to Rome- the city is repaving streets to be high heel friendly!


    If anyone needs further proof as to how much Italian men love women, look no further than this: Rome’s mayor, Gianni Alemanno acknowledges that the historic cobblestone city streets destroy high heels and “has announced plans to begin a makeover on Via del Corso, one of Rome’s central (shopping) streets. The plan is to smooth the sidewalks and roads to make walking along them less dangerous ‘especially for women in heels,’ reports ItalyMag, with Via del Teatro Marcello, Via Petroselli, and Piazza…

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  • CinecittA Chic Italian Style: The voluptuous glamour of Frederico Fellini and Nine


    “The film NINE will be in theaters this Thanksgiving and I’m obsessed…The original 1963 film 8 1/2 starring Marcello Mastroianni from which the film NINE is based.I cannot take my mind off the lush gorgeousness of the Weinstein Company film trailer for “NINE” since I first saw it yesterday. The yet-to-be-released “Nine” is based on the 1982 Broadway musical “Nine” which is loosely based on the 1963 semi-autobiographical film “8 1/2” by Italian master Frederico Fellini about a man having…

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  • Retail Remedy: Venice Window Shopping, Italian Summer Style


    “Or, how I spent my summer vacation, Part Uno:Italian Style- It’s all in the details!The family and I (pooch included) were lollygagging about in Venice for a bit. In true Italian style– as I know it– everything is beautiful but doesn’t necessarily work as expected.The loft apartment we rented was amazing: Brand new renovation in an Old Venice building with a fab rooftop deck and view, super clean and modern Italian style with attention to every detail, except completion.Wow, that…

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