Wednesday, September 28, 2011

the BELLA ROMA collection, Part I

Naturally, I would not go all the way across the world without bringing back some lovely vintage to share. And by some, I mean two suitcases full!

I'm delighted to introduce the Bella Roma collection, a limited amount of spectacular vintage all discovered in Rome, Italy. I'm going to release it in batches, all in all there will be about 30 incredibly well made pieces. Look for it all here in its own section in the shop, starting later tonight.



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Italy is For Lovers

Whether passionate and young, deep and well-versed, or platonic and faithful, Italians are simply not afraid to show their affection for one another. Though the architecture, food and aesthetic of Italy are certainly impressive, I think the most beautiful thing about the country is the unabashed attitude towards love.

Living freely and well takes precedence over work; it is simply something that has to be done and fits in around everything else. Living in the US, I find that it's usually the other way around. I admire and aspire to adopt this mentality in my own life, though breaking bad habits is certainly a struggle.

This abundance of love is perhaps the very thing that makes everything else beautiful. A perfect lasagne is made by hand to tame an empty stomach. A flawless piece of Carrera marble is brought to life by the brilliance of a Renaissance sculptor. A glove is cut, sewn, and fit by an eighty year old man who learned the trade from his grandfather.

I hope these photos capture a bit of that essence and will inspire you as well.

Tanti Bacci,