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Artist Spotlight: Fabio Selvatici

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Born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1987, Fabio Selvatici has been working in graphic arts since he was only 13 as a freelancer. Unbelievably enough, he is self-taught. Although his incredibly surrealistic images may appear to be ultra-realist paintings, they are in fact intricately beautiful photo-manipulations.  After a few years of freelancing, Selvatici turned to web design and doing commercial projects on a national level. In 2010, he decided to marry his artistic sensibility to his technical skills with […]

Golden Wolves Against Pro-Ana Blogs

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Golden Wolves is joining the Vogue Italia initiative against blogs or media promoting anorexia or other eating disorders. We want to show support to everyone who is suffering from these issues and we want to be available for those people 24/7. There is huge pressure from the media and peers to be as skinny as humanly possible and this pressure begins when you are very young; this can lead to disastrous effects on your psyche. […]

On growing up with love and really bad fiction (you know what I mean)

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I’ve been mulling about this for a really long time and I would like to start by explaining to any and all who might read this that I have not personally read the books in question. Believe me, I tried, but I couldn’t. My brain went into denial and refused to allow the words to go in. Eventually I said ‘fair enough’ and gave up, realizing finishing even one chapter wouldn’t do me any good […]

Summer Exodus Playlist

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In less than a week I shall be leaving to spend a month back in my hometown, then a month travelling then another month home before finally returning to Rome in October. Most of my classmates have already left to wherever life called them, but since I still have tonight I leave you all with something I don’t usually write about but that is very important to me – music. Since I will be posting […]

I like fashion.

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What do you think when you hear this? When you read “fashion” on a girl/boy’s interests on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or other social network? What label automatically pops up in your head? You know it – yes, even you, the fashion blogger or enthusiast who is reading this right now. The word is superficial.  It’s in everyone’s minds. Even mine, when I meet someone who works or studies in the same field as me. It’s easy […]

Leslie David

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Even if you don’t know her by name, you’ve probably seen Leslie David‘s work sometime in your life. A graphic designer, art director and illustrator, Leslie specializes in brand image and graphic design for fashion brands and culture. Her work can be seen in magazines, album covers, packaging designs, lookbooks and more.        Art direction for SS2012 lookbook for Maison Michel, photographs by Karl Lagerfeld    Packaging design for Givenchy Makeup, Fall 2012            […]

Window Shopping in Paris

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While most tourists go around photographing the Eiffel Tower, the buildings, the Arch and the Champs Elysées… I go around photographing interesting storefronts. I also took a few pictures inside the top floor of the original Maison Lanvin in Rue Faubourg. Let’s hope I don’t get arrested for those! Care to try and guess where each picture is from? I particularly liked the Issey Miyake boutique. It comes across as more of a museum concept […]

Dandy: Past, Present & Prada

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“These beings have no other status, but that of cultivating the idea of beauty in their own persons, of satisfying their passions, of feeling and thinking …. Contrary to what many thoughtless people seem to believe, dandyism is not even an excessive delight in clothes and material elegance. For the perfect dandy, these things are no more than the symbol of the aristocratic superiority of his mind.”  Charles Baudelaire’s clear wording describes a generation and […]

Crumbling Classicism: the art of Nicola Samorì

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Nicola Samorì currently has an ongoing exhibition at the Ana Cristea Gallery in New York City, ending on June 23rd, 2012. Born in 1977 in Forlì, Italia, Nicola Samorì has lived and worked in Bagnacavallo for most of his life. His first solo exhibition was in 2005 at the Palazzo Pretorio in Certaldo, entitled Seven… everything goes to hell.  Since then he has shown almost everywhere in Italy, mainly Milan, and several times in Germany. Though […]

Lisa Wassmann

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From Lisa Wassmann’s official website: Born and raised in 1982 in West Berlin, Lisa Wassman currently lives and works in Berlin, Athens and all over the globe. She was raised in the midst of divided Berlin, as the daughter of a magician and a sound engineer, spending most of her childhood backstage in the Theatre of the West where her parents used to work. She began drawing and painting at a very young age, keeping her artistic senses sharp until she […]