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ITALIAN TRIBUTE: Vogue Italia took over Milan’s Cinema Manzoni on Friday night to pay tribute to legendary Italian musician Mina Mazzini, who is the focus of the magazine’s October issue. The issue features a range of fashion shoots showing famous models, including Gisele Bündchen, Carla Bruni and Mariacarla Boscono, posing as Mina — she dropped her last name as an artist — in different stages of her life and career and captured by international photographers, such as Luigi & Iango, Giampaolo Sgura and Dario Catellani.
“I don’t know Mina, unfortunately. But I’m excited to learn about her, the pictures are fabulous. The pictures are amazing, they did an amazing tribute,” said Jeremy Scott, who was among the guests at the party, which included a live performance by drag queen Violet Chachki and a gospel choir.
Asked about his favorite Mina song, designer Francesco Scognamiglio mentioned “Ma che m’hai imparato a fa.” “It’s a great Neapolitan song she covered and that our Maestro Gianni Versace used for his Atelier runway show in Paris in 1993 and which has been the most emotional moment of my life,” he said.
Mina is not only a music legend, but she has always been a style icon and a muse for
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Ciao bella! Jessica Biel looked retro chic as she took a romantic convertible ride through the Italian countryside on Thursday with hubby Justin Timberlake behind the wheel. See what else the lovebirds have been up to in the weeks since they finished the European leg of Justin’s Man of the Woods Tour.
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Just after Alicia Vikander and
Michael Fassbender tied the knot in a super-secret wedding ceremony in Ibiza,
the newlyweds jetted off to Italy for their honeymoon.
So you’ve got yourself a killer razor and a jar of premium shaving cream. And you’re wondering, why does my shaving experience still suck? So glad you asked. One of the biggest keys to a pleasant, effective shave is neither your blade nor your foam. It’s the stuff you put on — or don’t — before steel hits skin that makes or breaks the quality of your shave.
That’s right: it’s the
This article originally appeared on www.mensjournal.com: Why Your Face Deserves Italian Pre-Shave Cream
Sultry Italian tutor Valentina Nappi teaches Melissa Moore the fundamentals before her big move to Milan. Virgin fiancee Blake Eden has practice sex with her best friend Capri Anderson to make sure she knows how to please her husband. Thief Jenna Sativa earns the forgiveness of homeowner Angela White after trying to steal her panties. Soon to be married Blake Eden enlists more help from her bestie Capri Anderson to boost her self confidence with premarital coitus. Melissa Moore has a one track mind when Italian tutor Valentina Nappi comes over for her second lesson.
Melissa Moore has a one track mind when Italian tutor Valentina Nappi comes over for her second lesson.
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MILAN — First he took Manhattan.
And now Riccardo Tisci, having conquered New York Fashion Week with his poignant and buzzy spring show for Givenchy, is poised to take Milan.
Tonight, the Italian designer is to host a sprawling party at an abandoned glass factory here, marking his 10th anniversary at the helm of the Paris house and marking a major homecoming statement — a new flagship Givenchy store on the Via Montenapoleone conceived from floor to ceiling by him.
Word has it the event is to feature installations reflecting Tisci’s obsessions and career milestone, a live performance by Nicki Minaj and a DJ set by Seth Troxler.
“What I want to celebrate is the youth, because I left here when I was young,” said the 41-year-old, who was relatively unknown in 2004 when LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton handed him a plum post previously held by John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald following the retirement of founder Hubert de Givenchy in 1995.
In a wide-ranging conversation earlier this week, Tisci talked frankly about his complicated yet tender feelings about Italy given his hard-knocks upbringing, having scrabbled his way out of poverty to the summit of international fashion. (His mother, widowed when he was
Nordstrom is gearing up for part two of its Made in Italy initiative with the Italian Trade Agency.
As part of its ongoing partnership, Nordstrom will be putting the finishing touches on what’s next for the “We Love IT” initiative. From Monday through Wednesday in Milan, Nordstrom’s director of creative projects will be culling talent in order to further showcase Italian-made goods. In the coming months, her final choices will be spotlighted with visual displays, events and inclusion in some of the Pop-IN@Nordstrom pop-up shops.
For the next installment, Kim is deciding on new Italian brands to merchandise along with more established Italian ones that are already part of the Italian-made program in Nordstrom stores. During next week’s three-day go-see at the Palazzo Delle Stelline, Kim will decide on 90 brands that will subsequently be featured in a special series of Pop-In@Nordstrom shops in four Texas locations launching in spring 2016.
Kim started culling which new brands to plug in Nordstrom’s U.S. stores during a previous trip to Milan in April. Through an online open-casting of sorts that was set up through the Italian Trade Commission, 700 brands registered to have a chance at the opportunity. At that time, she first met with an
Riccardo Tisci, who was educated in London, lives in Paris, and parties all over the world, made his New York Fashion Week debut tonight with a collection for Givenchy that obliquely referenced his Italian roots. To the strains of “Ave Maria,” and a handful of other religiously tinged songs, the designer sent out a secular collection full of lingerie details (and men in skirts) rendered in an ecclesiastical palette of black and white. Tisci transformed the slip, which not only came out from under, but, paired with trousers, was designed to see the light of day. Inspired by the collection, here are ten Italian actresses, from Cinecittà star Silvana Mangano to Tisci muse Mariacarla Boscono (she made her theater debut in NYC in 2006), who have slipped into something more comfortable.
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MILAN — Giorgio Armani is strengthening his ties with Italian cinema, contributing to the restoration of director Marco Bellocchio’s 50-year-old film “I Pugni in Tasca” (“Fists in the Pocket.”)
The film first premiered in 1965 at the Locarno Film Festival and the restored version will be presented on Aug. 14 at the 68th edition of the festival. Kavac Film carried out the restoration at the laboratories of the film library of Bologna and the new version is distributed by The Match Factory.
“When I was a child, the cinema was for me the most beautiful route of escape from reality. I liked to imagine every time to live the same adventures and emotions of the characters,” said Armani. “To have had a chance during my career to work with the best directors and actors, creating great stores, and be able to contribute to the preservation of film heritage is a dream come true,” added the designer.
Armani has strong ties to the world of cinema. He has contributed to the restoration of major films and created costumes for more than 200 films including “The Counselor.” In 2001 he was among the producers of the documentary film “My Voyage to Italy” by Martin Scorsese on
Italian porn superstar Valentina Nappi wanted to be gang-banged by real fans, so legendary pornographer Rocco Siffredi used the occasion to audition new male porn talent. He gathered the gorgeous, naturally voluptuous Ms. Nappi, six more sluts (Nataly Gold, Luna Dark, Mary Rider, Vesna, La Miki and a second Valentina) and 53 (yes, 53!) vigorous, horny dudes for Roccos Italian Porn Boot Camp. Everybody strips down in a big studio for a wild romp of circle sucks, deep-throating, mouth-to-mouth sperm swapping, fucking, intense double penetration and sloppy bukkake! Cocks smack faces; slapping flesh and orgasmic wails echo throughout a massive cluster-fuck. Theres much more: Pale, long-haired brunette Misha Cross is jealous when she sees the orgy footage, so she and Rocco share a passionate private workout. Petite Misha fervently tongues his bunghole and takes his huge cock straight up her ass. The orgy inspires a lesbian scene, where Russian redhead Eva Berger and hot Latina Samia Duarte drip hot candle wax all over each other. And Rocco returns to ream each of their assholes.
Italian porn superstar Valentina Nappi wanted to be gang-banged by real fans, so legendary pornographer Rocco Siffredi used the occasion to audition new male porn talent.
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What do you wear down the aisle if you’re an Italian aristocrat marrying the gentleman who’s seventh in line to the throne of Monaco? Haute couture, of course. Beatrice Borromeo picked a one-of-a-kind wedding dress…
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Worn with that classic, effortless, Italian air, model Mackenzie Altig shows off 100 years of popular makeup and beauty trends, giving pizza a run for its money as Italy’s most important cultural contribution.
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Rome has always been a city of revelations at every turn but Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s “Mirabilia Romae” was an invitation to explore some of the magical places that are generally far beyond the public’s reach. The odyssey, curated by the art historian Filippo Cosmelli, placed pieces from the Valentino design duo’s recent haute couture (and in one instance, ready to wear) archive in the context of the kind of spaces that inspired their creation.
The result made a persuasive case not only for their talents—and the wonders of technique that the fabled (and newly refurbished) Valentino ateliers are capable of—but also for their intrinsic connection to the eternal city, the reason that they decided to show their fall couture collection in the square of their flagship palazzo in Piazza Mignanelli, and bring the fashion flock and their flotilla of clients here from around the world.
Naturally I didn’t want to leave a stone unturned, so I set off with Tonne Goodman by golf cart—pluperfect vehicle for this city in the tropical heat—to explore each of the nine venues on the tour.
It began in the cabinet of cardinal Ferdinando dei Medici in his palace’s ravishing gardens. It was here that he was said to receive his lovers, fairly unecclesiastically I would have thought, and with its enchanting frescos painted by Jacopo Zucchi in the 1570s, depicting animals and birds disporting themselves amongst trellis work, it does seem a perfect love bower. A trio of Valentino lovelies displayed here included one lavishly hand embroidered with Adam and Eve in a bucolic setting perfectly in harmony with this little jewel box of a room.
And on it went—the designers’ January 2014 collection, dedicated to heroines of the opera, was set in the light-flooded top floor workshop in a wonderful turn-of-the-century light-industrial building where the opera’s backdrops and scenery are created. In fact, the backdrop for Giselle was being painted as I visited, so one had to step gingerly round its borders to reach the Valentino gowns, placed alongside pieces created by some of the company’s legendary costume designers including my hero, Piero Tosi, who also collaborated with movie directors Visconti, Pasolini, and Fellini.
In the Casanatense Library, an army of ensembles marched in single file down the middle of the 1701 room, designed to hold 20,000 tomes—the embroideries echoed by turns the shell motifs of the cabinets, the strange creatures in the giant antique globes, or the baroque volutes of the architecture.
Meanwhile, a single vestal held court in the belvedere of the sacristy of Sant’Agnese in Agone, commanding a unique bird’s-eye view of the central fountain of the Piazza Navona far below, whilst four nereids disported themselves around the sunken marble pool in the Romanesque bathroom commissioned by Prince Filippo Andrea Doria Pamphilj to delight his new Scottish bride in 1840. And on and on it went, one serendipity after another.
Saturated with beauty, I raced back to change for the couture show, held en plein air at the foot of the Spanish Steps, under the windows of the ateliers where these amazingly beautiful Roman clothes (and I do mean Roman—drifting velvet togas, centurion bodices, gladiator boots, and golden laurel wreaths in the hair; a cape embroidered with the illusion of endless de Chirico arches) are made. Later that evening we went to the candlelit gardens of the 1650 Villa Aurelia, now owned by the American Academy in Rome, for a dinner set in the gardens under the stars, posies of wild flowers for decoration, and the guests themselves dressed like fields of blooms in their Valentino dresses. Tilda Swinton, however, wore a nunlike ivory robe. “I’m dressed as the pope,” she deadpanned.
After dinner, Mika took to the stage, trilling irresistibly across the octaves in the blazing heat in a skinny fitted white jacket appliquéd with a serpent and a heart that the designers had made him “You have to suffer for fashion,” he laughed.
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Here are more details on restauranteur/Italian superstar Joe Bastianich's upcoming music festival. According to a press release, Bastianich will host the second annual Bastianich Music Festival (plus points for an imaginative name) in Cividale Del Friuli, Italy on the grounds of the Bastianich Winery this summer. It sounds like a low-key Glastonbury that swaps rain boots, muddy farmland, and major headliners, for vineyards and Bastianich's collection of fedoras.
Italian porn superstar Valentina Nappi wanted to be gang-banged by real fans.
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