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  • New Year’s Luck Italian Style- Wear red underwear!

    Red Calvin Klein Underwear Tonal Roses Demi Bra at shopbop

    Want to conjure up an old Italian tradition or just look hot for New Year’s Eve? Try some firey red underwear. Wearing red underwear for Capodanno (head of the year) isn’t practiced much these days but the idea of wearing something that is both considered to bring luck and is sexy like this Red Calvin Klein Underwear Tonal Roses Demi Bra and matching panty at shop bop seems great to us here at FoS. Besides, doesn’t every lingerie drawer need a dose of…

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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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  • Glass Couture Shoes are fantasy footwear to wear and behold


    Couture Footwear. Q by Pasquale: Wearable Designer Glass Footwear This is the absolute shoe fantasy! Five years in the making, this collection is composed of the finest Murano Italian glass, 24-carat gold beads and gold leaf detailing, and fine Italian leather.Take what you knew about Cinderella’s glass slippers and throw it out the window. Designer and “cobbler to the stars” Pasquale Fabrizio has created an incredibly posh, decadent, and most importantly durable glass shoe that puts fairy tale imagery in…

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  • Retail Remedy: Venice Window Shopping, Italian Early Fall Preview


    Or, how I spent my summer vacation, Part Due…From the windows of Max MaraVenice is quite the chic shopping mecca with Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Zegna, Hermes, Chanel, and almost any luxury brand that you can think of in the vicinity of the ubiquitous Carnevale masks and Murano millifiore glass chotseka tourist shops. Yes, there are some rather major contemporary glass shops thrown in the mix, but it is heaven for the figurine junkie!We’ve looked at what’s in store…

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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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