L’F unisex: original and italian… what else?

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Talking about Fashion everyone would be agree that Italy is one of the leading countries. But that doesn’t mean that we have only D&G and Gucci and all those famous labels…

The Made in Italy can be also young, fresh, fancy and above all indipendent.

A couple of young designer – Licia Florio and Francio Ferrari – launched a collection of unique and unisex shoes, which had become their signature giving them recognitions and success.

So… soon will be my birthday, and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to celebrate with some e-shopping on their website…

And you? What are you waiting for?

Celebrating Barbie’s birthday at the Museum of Bags and Purses

Tassenmuseum Amsterdam

The Tassenmuseum (Museum of bags and Purses)  can’t be reducible in only one definition.

It started as a private collection, but during the times it became bigger and bigger, and nowadays is more a hybrid between a Costume Museum and a Fashion Museum.

The collection travels through the centuries to explore the history of the bags. It tells us the story behind this indispensable object, showing us when and how bags have been created since the XVI Century.

It being understood that it is not only a simple private or historical collection, but even the location could be considered as a further type of museum, because it is guested in a sophisticated canal house built in 1666 in one of the most famous Amsterdam’s canal. So the collection of 4000 bags and accessories can been seen also as a good excuse to visit the noble house.

 

Beside the permanent collection there are several temporary exhibition, one of them is the Barbie’s Birthday Bash  (which is open until May 4th).

The aim of the exhibition is to celebrate the fifty years presence of the famous doll in the Netherlands, displaying fifty Barbies from the ‘60s to nowadays.

The exhibition is not set in only one room, but it is spread in the whole building in order to give to the visitors a complete experience of the museum.

Walking through the several rooms and floors visitors would see all those tiny Barbies and their fancy outfits integrated with ancient purses or modern design bags and clutches, giving a complete overview about fashion changes and trends from the past times to the present.

 

Upcycling: from skirt to clutch

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I created this clutch during an upcycling workshop with Annika Sanders (founder of the Brtish brand Junky Styling) that I attended at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, where I study.

At first I took a secondhand skirt, I looked at all the details that I wanted to keep and emphasize…then I transformed it in a big clutch!

Now I think I’m gonna do the same to all my old skirts to create a collection… why not?

Felt sleepers

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Starting from today I would share on my blog not only my thoughts and impressions, but also my creations.

Yes indeed I really enjoy to sew and design clothes and accessories, because that’s how I spend my time studying Fashion Design in Amsterdam… and I hope that you will like them!

Those are felt sleepers completely made and customized by myself (even the felt, and I swear it took a lot of time)

Oggi ho finalmente preso la decisione ( e anche il coraggio) di iniziare a condividere sul mio blog non solo pensieri e impressioni, ma anche le mie creazioni.

Infatti è proprio questo che faccio per la maggior parte del tempo qui ad Amsterdam, dove studio Fashion Design e creo abiti e accessori…che spero vi piacciano!

Queste sono delle pantofole in feltro (anche quello fatto da me, e vi giuro che ci vuole molto tempo!) completamente disegnate e realizzate da me.

Modern Hippies in Amsterdam

Modern Hippies Markt

 

Yesterday I had a great afternoon in a special market in Amsterdam Roest: was the Moderne Hippies Markt.

It isn’t just a common market, because it takes place only four times per year, so if you’re interested in visit it check their website to be update on all the events and markets scheduled!

( ww.modernehippies.nl )

There were a lot of stands, all different and customized were you can find all those very ’70s accessories: feathers for your hair, bells and belts for your boots, and gorgeous secondhand coats and shirts.

After shopping and tasting the vintage atmosphere it was also possible to have a massage or a hair restyling: amazing isn’t it?

I’m already looking foreword for the next Modern Hippies Market!