Monday, 4 March 2013

Short hair is having its great comeback in fashion. And I'm not talking about somewhere-around-the-shoulder length. I mean-the pixie cut. Evidently everybody's doing it - latest being Anne Hathaway for her role of Fantine in Les Miserables.

Started some time ago when sweet little Audrey cut her thick raven locks and scored an Oscar for her role in Roman holiday, showing off her delicate features and a swanlike neck.

 Continued with Jean Seberg, queen of the nouvelle vague cinema, when she cut her hair for the epic role of Joan of Arc in 1957's Saint Joan.

Sixties also had Twiggy, Edie Sedgwick and Mia Farrow, all cut extremely short.

The 70s were fans of super long hippy hair, but the late 80s, the era of the supermodels with Linda, Christy and later even Kate brought the pixie cut on the scene again! Followed by Winona Ryder, Gwyneth (who at the time sported the same haircut as her bf Brad Pitt ), Chloe Sevigny, etc.

2000s have brought us Agyness Deyn, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson and above mentioned Anne.

So what's the deal with the short hair?
Well, for starters, suddenly cutting your super long hair short ( even if I'd never be brave enough to do a pixie cut myself ) is the best feeling in the world. Fact.
I am of the opinion that everybody should let themselves be a bit crazy sometimes and just cut. Enter springtime with a new sense of freedom-literally.

Enjoy you week :)

Thursday, 3 January 2013

David Lynch

Recently I've finished my maraton watching of Mad Men ( loved it ), and I was looking for a new TV show, so I came across Twin Peaks. Since I like David Lynch's work, full of mystique and oddness, I decided to do a little bit of research. 

Known for his surrealist films, he has developed his own unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", a style characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. The surreal, and in many cases, violent, elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences.

"I look at the world and I see absurdity all around me. People do strange things constantly, to the point that, for the most part, we manage not to see it. That's why I love coffee shops and public places – I mean, they're all out there."

Blue Velvet poster featuring Isabella Rosellini and Dennis Hopper

His most famous movies are Eraserhead (1977), a film that he began in the early 1970s and which he would work on obsessively for five years. The final film was initially judged to be almost unreleasable weird, but  it secured a cult following and enabled Lynch to make his first mainstream film. 
The Elephant Man (1980), now classic Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Mulholland Drive ( 2001) 
He has achieved a huge cult following with his surreal TV series "Twin Peaks" . 

screenshot from Twin Peaks

And last but not least, David Lynch has opened its club in Paris, inspired by the deeply strange Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive. Last December, 2011, me and Elisa were visiting a friend there and had an honour to get inside and check it out. It really is impressive. 

Enjoy watching his movies and discovering this bizzare strange world he created.  

Sunday, 16 December 2012

In a Penguinland

An outfit shot the other day when here in Zagreb was -10 C! Felt like a penguin, so I decided to go with it. Put on my super cool hat, and together with these red leather gloves and bottle-green sunnies - I already felt much more myself! When the weather's not fun enough, you need to find a way to entertain yourself!

Un outfit dell'altro giorno qui in Zagabria quando faceva -10 gradi! Mi sentivo come un pinguino, quindi ho deciso di mettermi in gioco. Ho messo il mio cappello super cool, che insieme ai guanti di pelle rossa e gli occhiali verde-bottiglia mi hanno fatto sentirmi che ero io! Quando il tempo non e' divertente, bisogna trovare il modo di divertirvi da soli!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Third Summer of Love

ph Corinne Day for The Face, 1990

The summers of 1988 and 1989 are generally referred to as the “Second Summer of Love”, as the drug ecstasy fuelled dance floors and raves across the British Isles and Ibiza.
But for The Face, 1990 was when the scene started moving from the underground to the charts, via the terraces, with young “football thugs with flowers” making a new brand of funky, psychedelic rock you could dance to.
And with what started as a playful shooting between three friends, ended with launching extraordinary carees of all the present protagonists : Kate Moss, Corinne Day and Melanie Ward. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

fairy tale Zurich


Just a few hours away from Milan, exiting the train station in Zurich you see post that says 'Gluhwein', that is hot wine stand, as a part of a Christmas market. So obviously you make your first stop there!
The city itself is pretty nice, and covered in snow was much prettier. Made me want white Chritmas this year even more that usual.

Solo poche ore da Milano, uscendo dalla stazione centrale in Zurigo vedrete la scritta 'Gluhwein', che e' il vino caldo, uno dei venditori, che fa parte del mercatino del Natale. Allora, certo che fate il vostro primo 'check' proprio li!
La citta in se' e' carina, coperta in neve ancora piu' bella dal solito. Mi ha fatto volere il Natale bianco quest'anno ancora di piu'.

Monday, 10 December 2012

a trip to Chocolate-land

It would seem that every country we visit claims to be the home of chocolate, with beautifully decorated chocolate shops popping at every corner and luring you to at least enter and look around ( then when you do, immagine what happens. Has anyone ever exited a chocolate shop empty-handed? )
If you google 'countries that make the best chocolate' you'll read...Italy-agreed, Belgium-agreed, and Switzerland was the one missing...

I shall say no more, cause a photo is worth a thousand words ;)

Sembrerebbe che ogni paese che visitiamo sostiene di essere la patria del cioccolato, con negozi di cioccolato bellissimi e deliziosi spuntando da ogni angolo e attirandoci ad almeno entrare e guardarsi intorno (poi quando lo facciamo, immaginate ciò che accade. Qualcuno e' mai uscito da un negozio di cioccolatti con le mani vuote?)
Se metti in Google 'countries that make the best chocolate' potrai leggere ... Italia-d'accordo, Belgio-d'accordo, e la Svizzera è stato il paese che mancava ...

Non diro altro, perché una foto vale più di mille parole;)

soon more photos from the trip! stay tuned

Friday, 30 November 2012


Karaoke (カラオケ, portmanteau of Japanese kara 空 "empty", and ōkesutora オーケストラ "orchestra"). 

The best thing, especially when you have no singing talent at all hahaha...
the photos are from one month ago when Elisa came to visit me :)