Category Personaggi

eccentric and usual people

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…

Biba

“I don’t like modern things. They’re cold.” Barbara Hulanicki The following pictures show a place that doesn’t exist anymore. It only existed for a few years in London and it was called Big Biba. What at first glance can appear as a…

Steven Arnold

Virgin of Paste “I want images to be complicated, not smart, designy little things. I’m bringing back density – pieces that take time to look at.” Steven Arnold There aren’t much informations about Steven Arnold (1943–1994) on the web. He caught…

Vali Myers, the witch of Positano

“So called normality is my nightmare. However, as long as eccentrics exist, and thanks be to heaven there are still some, we can place our hopes in future.” Gianni Menichetti “The witch of Positano” is a 1965 film by Sheldon &…