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2017: Time to shine!

On the threshold of the New Year, everybody is full of resolutions and hopes, which are not necessarily new. What about me? Personally, I promised myself to stress less, read more fiction (that’s why I have a copy of Emma Cline’s The Girls on my nightstand and the reading is going pretty well) and travel […]

Coco Chanel: a woman who reads

Coco Gabrielle Chanel. One couldn’t doubt the significance that this name holds not only for the fashion world, but also for the whole landscape of the XXth century. A myriad of different books, films, exhibitions have been devoted to her. Her life has been discussed an analyzed through different angles: childhood’s struggles, intriguing (and sad) […]

Entering the epoch of excess

There’s a conviction that fashion is a mirror, reflecting the reality of the times. Peaceful periods usually see the development of minimalistic, easily defined styles. On the other hand, in the times of vulnerability and anxiety, the society develops an exotic taste: we have a tendency to favor opulent, extravagant, even ostentatious styles, dive into […]

Love letter to Venice

Last week, I had a little getaway from Paris to my beloved Italy, or more precisely, to a little gem in its North, Venice. Just before the voyage, I was studying about Giovanni Bellini (a well-known artist who’s often considered to be the father of the Renaissance in Venice) for my Art history presentation.  It’s […]