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 :)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Belle de jour

A film by Luis Buñuel from 1967 with beautiful Catherine Deneuve. 
(The title refers to belle-de-jour, the French name of the daylily (Hemerocallis), meaning "beauty of the day", a flower that blooms only during the day). 

Catherine Deneuve plays Séverine, a bourgeois housewife unable to commit sexually to her husband Pierre (Jean Sorel). Instead she fulfils her sadomasochistic fantasies by becoming prostitute ‘Belle de jour’ at an intimately run brothel.

Catherine Deneuve’s costumes were designed by Yves Saint Laurent, shoes Roger Vivier ( how very surprising ). 

Belle de Jour would be a pro-feminist film were it not for the flashbacks indicating Séverine’s sexual abuse as a child. She does not enjoy her desires so much as exorcise them as a result of her childhood trauma.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Artistic interpretations I

                                                 the devil's trio - Azzazillo, Behemoth (the cat ) and Fagot

Yesterday I finished a book 'Master & Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov. Bulgakov's complicated, censored, beloved novel was written mostly in the 1930s, but not published until decades after the author's death. So it made me think of all the different artistic interpretations of Satan we see, or how very different they can be from each other.
What counts as satanic? I can only assume Milton's Satan would give Marilyn Manson the side-eye and that the Satan of South Park would be horrified by Lars von Trier's Antichrist.South Park's Satan is a gentle red giant who dreams of experiencing the innocent joys of Earth like flowers, mountaineering, and gay cruises.

The Powerpuff Girls' Him is mysterious, malicious, and a badass. He's truly scary - with its stylized lines, bold color blocking, and quirkiness. Props to Cartoon Network for taking a chance by allowing a transvestite devil on TV.

' Sympathy for the Devil ' In this 1968 Rolling Stones masterpiece, Lucifer is stylish, over-scheduled, and thinks you suck at guessing games. ( Mick Jagger later on said he wrote the song after reading 'Master and Margarita' )

Hieronymus Bosch, the Dutch painter who lived from 1450-1516, is known most for his extremely detailed, bizarre paintings. The most well known of these is his triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, and the most well known panel of that triptych is the one depicting Hell. Basically anywhere you look on a Bosch is going to have some crazy stuff going on and nowhere is that more true than this piece. In all the insanity, it's easy to miss the figure in the foreground, generally thought to be the devil/Satan/Prince of Hell (scrawny bird-creature with a cauldron for a crown, eating humans and pooping them out ) . What's interesting about this portrayal of Satan is that while many artists and writers bestow upon him some power and semblance of his former angelic beauty, Bosch condemns him to the same humiliations and tortures as his subjects. This devil has no wry, bad-boy appeal, only misery.

In Doctor Faustus (1604), by the English dramatist Christopher Marlowe, Mephistopheles achieves tragic grandeur as a fallen angel, torn between satanic pride and dark despair. In the drama Faust (Part I, 1808; Part II, 1832), by J.W. von Goethe, he is cold-hearted, cynical, and witty—perhaps a more subtle but certainly a slighter creation. At the end of Goethe’s drama, Faust’s soul escapes from Mephistopheles while he is making improper advances to the angels that have come to rescue it.

There's a movie 'Master & Margarita ' made in 1972, and it was filmed on the territory of ex-Yugoslavia and Italy. I preferred the book though. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

when a tomboy grows up...

“I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.”

- Katharine Hepburn

And that explains everything:Love her style, love her movies, love her ( So much that it inspired me to cut my hair short)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Abbiamo qualche novita' che sta per arrivare,e mentre non possiamo raccontarvi,abbiamo queste accessori che sono della mia collezione e se vi piace potete contattarci via e-mail ( 

We have some news coming up,and while we cannot tell what it is...we have these accessories which are from my collection and if you like them,you can contact me by e-mail (

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Looking like I've just woken up and this outfit is the first thing that came into my way. Oh wait, that actually happened.
Shoes are Mauro Leone, pants and sweater MIHAELA MARKOVIC design.

Have a nice evening everyone ;) Kiss

Sembra che mi sono appena svegliata e questo outfit e' la prima cosa che ho trovato in giro. Hmm, aspetta, e' successo proprio cosi.
Le scarpe sono Mauro Leone, pantaloni e la maglia MIHAELA MARKOVIC design.

Buona serata a tutti ;) Un bacione

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

My life in a glass of water by Elisa Parpinelli

All clothes designed by me ELISA PARPINELLI,the fabrics are Jacquard,organza.

Strawberry Afternoon
Published on Superior magazine (Germany) and Frankie Magazine blog (Australia)

Shot with Fujichrome Velvia 100 to 800
Model: Mathilde@Women
Stylist: Federica Salto
Make-up and Hair: Giuditta Bede

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Young Vision Award 2012 by MUUSE x VOGUE Italia Talents.

Ieri sono stata sorpresa quando ho trovato la mia partecipazione nel "Young vision award by Muuse".
Questo 'e il mio ultimo dei 5 outfit che ho apresentato nel Marangoni Fashion show (28 giugno) nel palazzo serbelloni.
La mia collezione 'e spring summer 2013,chiamata "My life in a glass of water",dove nei prossimi post pubblichero' piu' foto.

Yesterday I was surprised to find my participation in "Young vision award by Muuse" . This is my final outfit ( out of 5) that I've presented in Marangoni Fashion show ( 28th of June) in Palazzo Serbelloni. 
My collection is spring/summer 2012 called "My life in a glass of water", and in the next posts I shall put more photos.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Wedding day!!!

Last weekend we had this beautiful wedding of our dear friend Valerie in Warendorf, Germany. Except for the fact that our plane was late and we didn't make it to the church early in the morning, everything went splendidly well! We had so much fun, the food was indescribably delicious, and the bride and the groom were the happiest couple I've ever seen. 
Elisa's dress: Iodice, bracelet: Le lis blanc

Lo scorso fine settimana abbiamo partecipato a questo matrimonio della nostra carissima amica Valerie a Warendorf, Germania. Ad eccezione del fatto che il nostro aereo era in ritardo e non ce l'abbiamo fatto ad arrivare in tempo per la chiesa nella mattina, tutto è andato splendidamente bene! Ci siamo divertite tantissimo, il cibo era indescrivibilmente delizioso, e la sposa e lo sposo erano la coppia più felice che abbia mai visto.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Summer in Venice

Last week we made a daytrip to Venice. We've been there before many times, but never in full summer touristy mode - this time we even bought hats as soon as we got off the train like true tourists! Check out some of the most beautiful pics :)

Settimana scorsa siamo andate a Venezia per un giorno. Siamo state li tante volte prima, pero' mai in piena estate facendo le turiste tipiche  - questa volta abbiamo anche comprato i cappellini appena scese dal treno! Qui sono alcune delle foto piu' belle della gita :)