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Posted on August 7, 2012 by admin

Marina – upstairs- dad and mom – downstairs. Picture taken by Giuseppe, 9 years old with his new camera (given by his family for his birthday). Basilicata, July 1940.


Posted on August 7, 2012 by Maxim Deluxe

Since her departure from the celebrated Scottish Indie-Pop group Belle and Sebastian, in 2002, Isobel Campbell has built a singularly impressive body of work . Several solo albums as well as critically acclaimed collaborations with former Screaming Trees front man Mark Lanegan and jazz musician Bill Wells. This summer you will see her on stage in Italy at STRADE BLU
Isobel Campbell ‘ s My Space


Posted on August 6, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

There must be something wrong and kind of twisted in my relationship to glitter shoes. I own a pair of silver ballerina flats only, but whenever I see glitter shoes, my heart goes boom and my wish list becomes longer and longer. In particular, I’ve got a problem with Miu Miu glitter shoes: I’m hopelessly in love with most of them and the recently launched line of mary janes has brought my love to a higher level.
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Posted on August 6, 2012 by Francesca Lanni

Make these crumbly, buttery, traditional shortbread biscuits in the shape of gold medals is perfect fun for children. Makes 12-15.

Ingredients: 200g plain flour, 120g unsalted butter, chopped, 50g caster sugar, ½ tsp vanilla extract, gold lustre, edible glitter, a tube of writing icing and a ribbon, for decoration.

Method: Sift the flour into a bowl and add the chopped butter. Rub with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs and then tip in the sugar and the vanilla extract. Bring the dough together with your hands and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Take out the dough and roll out to a thickness of around 5mm. The dough will be crumbly, but just push it all back together and roll again. With a 7cm circular biscuit cutter, stamp out biscuits and place gently on the baking tray. Continue rolling and stamping until all the dough is used up. With a sharp knife, cut a small hole at the top of each biscuit and then bake for 10-12 minutes, until just golden. Leave to cool on the tray. Lift off the biscuits and dust with a little gold lustre or edible glitter, thread a ribbon through the hole at the top and pipe a number one onto each.

Result: gain your on medal and eat it!



Posted on August 6, 2012 by admin

After many years of collaboration, Stefanel changes testimonial. Karlie Kloss, born 3th August 1992 in Chigago Illinois, succeeds  to  super model, royal beauty, Daria Werbowy. Heritage won’t be that weightless and easy, but Kloss is young, sophisticated and can be already considered among the greatest tops model in the world. With her fresh face and smiling eyes, she perfectly represents the Stefanel woman. For Fall/Winter 2012 Karlie had been portrayed by  Mario Testino in London and styled by Alex White:  a must see “behind the scenes” had been realeased (hit below). Go Karlie.


Posted on August 3, 2012 by admin

There she goes again! It happens all the time with her: curiosity becomes obsession, pastime becomes passion and outing becomes overnighter. She is reckless enough and ready to roll. One of The Harlows will travel more than 3654 kms this very month. Would you like to follow the adventure? Do you want to know who she is? What are you waiting for? Stay tuned… Adventure awaits!


Posted on August 3, 2012 by Maxim Deluxe

Welcome in the world of Sophia Knapp, a young Brooklyn songwriter and guitarist, former member of the psych-rock band Cliffie Swan, and now struggling with his first solo album after the single “Nothing To Lose , “released in 2011



Posted on August 2, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

One of the advantages of being a nail polish addict is enjoying the launch of a new collection, especially when it is inspired by a celebrity or an upcoming blockbuster movie. Addicts like me start perusing the collection, looking for the shade which will soon turn out to be the most coveted one. I’ve never been one who wants to grab a bottle of a sought-after polish at all costs, but I can totally get the excitement of those who do it.
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Posted on August 2, 2012 by admin

This marvelous work of art is called Orca. It is a chair sculpted from oak and designed by Paulo Neves and Alexandre Kumagai.  This stunning creation gives the illusion of airiness, fluidity and movement. Legs are curved and the seat is strong and comfie. When viewed in frontal elevation, Orca has a rectilinear and vertical symmetrical frame, yet, turning the chair 45 degrees, it reveals a different reality: the legs of the chair vary in thickness. The beveled surface gives the chair charisma and shaves off weight and heaviness. GUD Conspiracy is a project based in Oporto, Portugal and a brand of craftsmanship.

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Posted on August 2, 2012 by admin

Packing the car for the summer. Puglia, 1961.


Posted on August 2, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

Vernon Merritt III, one of my favorite photographers. His images captured during New York’s summer of 1969 are an everlasting evergreen beauty. Long hair, long legs, bell-bottoms, all are wearing what they want to wear. Everybody’s free, to love and be loved. Kids play in the street, summer is darn hot, the city boils. Girls seem to get their kicks with makeup. As they wear it anywhere. The most important thing is to express yourself and New York looks like a daily celebration of the self. Vernon Merritt III, was a photojournalist who chronicled the Vietnam War and the South during the turbulent 1960s. His photographs appeared in a number of publications including Newsweek, the Saturday Evening Post and Life. At Life, his work encompassed the breath of American life, the lifestyle of the ’60s, the capture of Charles Manson, astronauts,  farmers, sailors. His photos speak for themselves. His images are truly street style photography before it had a name: each one telling a story of this particular era. Vernon was and still is and will always be a true originator.

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Posted on August 1, 2012 by admin

At Blum & Poe, untill 25th August, a selection of work by Maurizio Vetrugno are on display. This is his first one-man exhibition in Los Angeles. Born in Torino, Maurizio is a “boy” that loves to alters everyday objects, such as cloth and tools, into wry commentary on popular culture of a bygone era. Hand-made, embroidered textiles, woven in Laos, depict the distinctive designs of vinyl record sleeves from the 1950s-1980s. Vetrugno, in love with fashion since tender age and clothes collector himself, has been inspired by the muse forever. Models such as Twiggy had been marking hievoke mid-century popular culture and become self-referential in the works — the cloth “wears” the model. Continue Reading →


Posted on August 1, 2012 by Luca Andriani

It may sound weird to you, but to tell the truth, I’ve been waiting for years to listen to her live. Last weekend I finally had the opportunity and still I have to wake up and part from the ethereal atmosphere, intimate, hushed, music of Rosalia De Souza. Her music’s prerogatives are part of the Brazilian Bossa Nova. Nowadays she is one of the greatest performers of this world. No matter where you are at that moment, listening to her music makes your brain traveling to places and places where imagination matches with the unknown and the familiar. Fantasies are part of the result of emotions coming from her music. She sings melodies that relocate and move the unconscious from far away. Now that the concert is over, I’ll surely select one of her albums, and close my eyes and start traveling again. For now I’d love to share some of the pictures I took of her, because, still, I’m mesmerized by her beauty. Continue Reading →


Posted on August 1, 2012 by admin

Is gardening a guerilla?Is the concrete a real jungle? These Flower Grenades are originally designed for adding flowers to urban areas that need some beautification. But I think it’s fun no matter where you live. Tossing a flower grenade is fun, and watch seeds growing is simply beautiful. Each grenade is filled with soil, poppy, rye grass and buttercup seeds and the clay shell is totally biodegradable. Each box contains 3x air dried clay hand grenades, each Flower Grenade contains soil, poppy, rye grass and buttercup seeds. Breed flowers, not war!