Articles by: Stefano Celsi

  • Life & People

    Personal Shopper: Dress Your Best this Holiday Season

    1) Elegance Is an attitude

    Since Alessandro Michele stepped into the role of creative director, Gucci has shifted to a more romantic, vintage-inspired look. Many of the prints used in this breathtaking collection are taken from antique and baroque fabrics as well as from Michele’s own vision.

    Cocktail dresses, skirts, and accessories form the per- fect look for a holiday family dinner – Thanksgiving, anyone? As Michele himself says, “that sense of beauty which I tried to find for an old and beautiful and charming brand like Gucci “ is a match made in heaven for this year’s celebrations.

    2) “Bella” like Sofia

    Sofia Loren and Dolce & Gabbana have a lot in common: both hail from Southern Italy and both are products of the classic yet sensual imagination of Italians. This holi- day season they finally join forces! “The Sofia Loren n1 lipstick is our way of saying thank you, Sofia,” admitted Domenico and Stefano.

    The bright cherry red color is a gift from the two designers to the iconic ac- tress on her 81st (believe it or not!) birthday this year. So celebrate beauty the way these designers celebrate Sofia, by gifting the perfect red lip- stick for a perfect red kiss.

    3) Scent of a (cool) Woman
    Miu Miu

    For the first time ever, Miu Miu has released a “unique, youthful, brightly colored and
    sophisticated fragrance” this year. Miuccia Prada wanted to merge the provocative and attractive spirit of the brand Miu Miu with the composition and design of the perfume bottle.

    The fragrance is designed by perfumer Danielle Aroche Andrier, widely known for her perfumes at the house of Prada. This scent is the absolute per- fect present for a young woman with a unique sense of style. 

    4) A Classic to die For

    Once the family gatherings and Christmas dinner are behind you, it’s time to spice things up for New Year’s. Founded in 1925 in Rome, Fendi has been renowned for its exquisite creations in fur, ready- to-wear leather goods and acces- sories.

    You can’t go wrong rocking one of this season’s Fendi Baguettes; they will never go out of style and guarantee you’ll make a dramatic entrance wherever your New Year’s Eve destination happens to be.

    5) Glam like donatella

    Party like a Rockstar! Party like a Glamazon! Nothing says rock n’ roll and Italian glamour like Versace! The whole collection is inspired by “Inter- national Women ‘s Day.”

    Donatella had “wanted to challenge [herself] by doing something strong.” The result is a bold, sexy and aggressive look that girls and women can feel attractive in yet empowered at the same time. Be the eye of the fashion storm, just like Donatella.

    6) Holiday Dandy

    Dean and Dan Catenacci are iden- tical twins, fashion designers and owners of Dsquared2. Their brand, founded in Canada and made in Italy, is “the perfect fit for the metropolitan fashion forward men.”

    For the holiday season, their slim-fit, tailored to perfection suits and tux- edos come with a touch of eccentric- ity, like the precious brooch featured here. For men who aren’t afraid to take a chance. 

     A Christmas to Remember. Unforgettable and Timeless 

    Bulgari Jewelry’s designs are distinctive and often imitated. Items like necklaces, bracelets and earrings have long been in- stantly recognizable, characterized by bold architectural de- signs that combine large and weighty gold links with interlock- ing steel. In 1980 Bulgari developed its line of watches.

    Every watch has a unique serial number that is registered with the company. This one pictured here is a cross between a precious bracelet and an elegant watch. This gift of a lifetime will make  this Christmas and holiday season unforgettable.

  • Life & People

    Personal Shopper Branding and Rebranding Made in Italy

    1) Extraordinary Knitwear


    Italians aren’t all about vintage and old glam; they’ve also been known to encouraging new designers of note. Like Ada di Vincenzo, who grew up surrounded by artists and, after graduating from the prestigious Politecnico di Moda in Milan, moved first to London then to New York where she had unique experiences working for some of the world’s best magazines and fashion houses. Ada since decided to launch her own brand. With fall on the way,there’snothing better than a quality Italian made knit to keep you warm, like the one pictured below from this new upcoming Italian designer. It’s another made in Italy must have.

    2) Urban Femme Fatale

    Only a year ago Jeremy Scott took his enfant terrible street style to Milan’s Moschino headquarters. This year’s fall/winter collection is made for the rough and tough urban woman who likes to play with denim couture and gold and leather goods. If it’s hard to miss the giant Moschino logo on the goods, then it’s impossible to miss the bright, aggressive colors of the clothes. 

    3) Italian Gentleman 

    Veronica Etro defined her fall col- lection with two words: “Controlled Maximalism.” “[I] mixed a lot of different materials in each piece, creating a textural 3-D quality,” she said. The beautiful suits are tailored for the contemporary man who’s not afraid to add sensibility and new materials to his wardrobe, honoring this Italian house’s extraordinarily rich tradition.

    4) Romantic Flower Power

    Rome-based Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli are often inspired by their Italian heritage. This collection’s muses are none other than Sandro Botticelli’s La primavera and pop artist Giosetta Fioroni. These oversized dresses with romantic prints and a dash of boho chic are remarkable.

    5) Style on Your Shoulder

    This season, backpacks have become a statement.This ’90’s fashion revival is not just a passing fashion mood, it seems to have caught up and keep expanding. In our fast- paced world, we have to carry our life around with us, making it hard to be stylish and practical. Good thing Italians are brilliant matchmakers. And this Valentino backpack is a matc made in heaven: luxurious details like butterfly prints married with high quality Italian material. We think it’s a must—don’t you agree?

    6) Bauletto Forever
    Luxurious, Feminine, Fatale

    Miuccia Prada is the ultimate fash- ion icon. This year the legendary brand – first established in Milan in 1913 – has remixed and revisited a classic. It’s called the Prada Inside bag and it’s the main bag being launched for the 2015 fall/winter collection with its très feminine pastel colors. The main feature of the Inside bag is its “bag-inside-the-bag” lined with Napa leather. The bags themselves are made with leather, snake and crocodile skin.

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