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Folly café in Paris fin de siècle

by the photographer Robert Doisneau, 1952 C’era un luogo, nella Parigi di fine secolo, in cui era possibile passare in pochi minuti dal paradiso all’inferno, attraversando la morte. Quale fu la febbre che dilagò tra i locali del quartiere Pigalle…

Coco Chanel’s home

I must say I’m not so obsessed by standard and acclaimed fashion icons, which Coco Chanel certainly is, but here I’m not going to talk about her style, but about her home. It’s located in 31 Rue Cambon, Paris,  just above…

Infiniti auguri alla nomade: Luisa Casati.

Adolph De Meyer photograph, 1919 “I want to be a living work of art” Luisa Casati Today, 131 years ago, Marchesa Luisa Casati was born. I tried so many times to write something about La Casati, but it seemed to…

Boni and Le Palais Rose

Boni by Nadar Boni de Castellane Marquis Boniface de Castellane, belonging to one of those ancient French families, married Anna Gould, daughter of the tycoon and king of American railroads Jay Gould in 1895. Although he was not exactly poor…

Roll in Stones

Jewels are placed on industrial metal shelves in green, penicillin green, among half human and half gold plated mannequin heads. Upon them are settled sort of crystallized insects: bees, wasps, mosquitoes, flies. This is the Delfina Delettrez fall winter 2011/12 collection, presented…

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