2011, I can called it the year of my challengeI left behind me all my experience in architecture, and try to do something in fashion seriously, starting from scratch between successes and failures Although the photos, blogs, works and everything looks nice and pretty, the backstage was always a mess: under stress, sleepless nightslast minute deadline, pc crashes, absolute apathy, depression and hilarious moment.These pics can resume everything!!!! 

Thanks everybody for everything, bad and good moments! 

For my closest friends I like to give something personal, especially for their birthday I'd like to make clothes and accessories. Making clothes for my friends was the way I started to create. This is the dress I made for my friend Chiara. This is a simple and fresh tunic that's inspired by fabric pattern of Marimekko (here is the funny name Marimello). It 's a nice dress to wear on summer days.

Tunic dress: Velvet Elisa

 During this time I produced a lot of new interesting things, and I'm very proud. It's true, if you work hard you can see results! One of the things that have made, was a silver shirt. I like this shirt because  reminds me '70 disco, maybe for silver color or kimono sleeve shape. Here is a taste!

She's wearing:
Silver shirt: Velvet Elisa

Oops! My panties peep out!!!! This could be a perfect outfit for Lady Gaga,  as long as I'm the only one that I'm ashamed to go around in my underwear!

Vivienne Westwood is a myth, a reference point for eveybody right from her outset: a forerunner with the punk movement, then with her revolutionary style and now with her Manifesto. Some people, that are at the height of success, extend their business building resorts, opening art gallery , etc...  but also in this case Vivienne Westwood's made something more! She's used her experience and her business helping a piece of world such as Africa.  In partnership with International Trade Center (ITC), United Nations and Yoox, she's produced a collection of ethical bag in Africa. The Autumn/Winter 2011/12 Vivienne Westwood’s ethical bags are made from recyclable materials by communities of marginalized women. The long term programme has helped more than 7,000 women living in extreme poverty.  All those involved in Vivienne Westwood's Ethical Fashion Africa collection are empowered by the pride they take in their work and the new skills learnt. The aim is that many will start their own companies and train the next generation of skilled workers, raising the standard of living in one of the world's most fragile economies. Not charity, just work! Fashion has always seen as symbol of disposable waste, exploitation, flippancy,but in this case Vivienne Westwood 's given us a positive message: FASHION CAN SAVE THE WORLD!

Vivienne Westwood photographed by Jurgen Teller (via FaBoutique)

See the video on Vivienne Westwood website: made-with-love-in-nairobi
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This is a traditional native scene that i make every year. In my home there is no free space so I lay the crib in the small space in the library. I set up the scene as a modern city: the residential area where there are the little houses, the villa where there is shack with the Holy Family, and the ring road for the Magi's way. 

I don't know why but I have a great desire to escape.... Merry Christmas!!!!

In this period I'm at home, not only for Christmas holiday, and I have a lot of free time. So often it happens that I'm sitting on my desk and start reading on line magazine and blogs especially fashion blog... One of the fashion blog that I discover yesterday is http://www.stylescrapbook.com by Andy Torres.  She's very nice, quite famous and talks about style, fashion and diy advice. Reading her blog one thing captures my attention, not the style stories, not the fashion pics but simply her story in this video about TEDx Amsterdam woman 2011. I find in her story a lot of things in common with me: architectural backgroud, she studied interior design and I studied architecture, and have a great desire to do something in fashion but don't know how, especially when no one responds to your application...  She finds her way blogging, what will be my way? 

via stylescrapbook
 The only thing to do is listening to your inner voice. Someone call this voice talent (which is in everyone), but Monica Guerritore in this video calls it LOVE. if you listen that voice, don't  let indifference imprisons your heart. Here is her speech at TEDx in Florence.

XI commandment: honor your talent!

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