lunedì 19 dicembre 2011

Edwardian gown n. 2

FINALLY my edwardian gown from the movie Titanic is ready!
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(edwardian blu gown:handmade crocheted purse:handmade original edwardian leather gloves:ebay 70s does edwardian lace shirt: etsy)
made to order on my etsy shop :)

martedì 28 giugno 2011

November 5th 1907

some weeks ago at vintage fair in town i've found a love letter dated 5th nov. 1907, wrote by a girl named Lisetta. She writes from Finocchieto,a small town in Umbria just near mine. I wonder how her relatives could have sell a precious treasure like this... the letter is obviously written in ancient italian language which is difficult to translate in english so try to use your imagination!!
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"Finocchieto 5.11.07
One and only hope of my life! I'm writing you with a soul full of an inexpressible and immens happiness! even if I wish I could never express with my poor pen what the lecture of today's letter produced in my heart. Its been many hours since the postman came and i'm still invaded by a so violent agitation that makes my arm tremble and i can't write. Don't call me fool!what doo you want?this is me,i maybe have got a too sensible nature,like yours,and the big happiness and the big pains make me feel such emotions. And you can't imagine what I had to do to take your letter! you see,going out from home to go to the post office i met my dad and Clorinda that were going there too,something they never did before. So,without loosing courage , I run before them ,i took away from the postman's hands the bags and i opened the one in which I knew there must have been your letter. When i found it with a great skill and without being noticed I putted the letter in my pocket ,and then i showed them only the postcard! this is something i could have not done before and that the big love made me do so well. I ask you not to write on the postcards words with suspension dots anymore like ou did today,because Clorinda reading it did a grimace asking me what they meant! if you wish to tell me something ypu can write it under the stamp as i did many times with my friends. I also ask you not to send me letters stopped at the post office anymore because i could be in troubles. You could say: you wrote me to do that,but now i thought it's not convenient anymore. I wrote you a letter full of recommendations but what do you want, sometimes you have to do it! now I have to ask you a last thing: when you will receive this letter write me one telling me that your job made it impossible to write me before,and telling me that you're coming here ,and thanking me for the wishes,as you never wrote the last letter (this makes me think that these guys were holding an "official" correspondence approved by their family and another one more secret and personal). So should i wait till 19th nov. to see you again? bad guy,you make me long for you. Oh! I wish these 14 days that separate us could soon go away! I pray you to come at least one day before ,that is the 18th,and let me know if your good sister will come with you. You say you're old because you're 24 (OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) should I care for that? even if you told me you were 50 it would have been the same because i love you with all my soul. In this letter you will find a red carnation,symbol of my burning love! take it because it's not dryed yet! write me often from Naples because otherwise i will be worried. Love me,repeat me that you love me. It will sounds always new,always appreciated. I ardently kiss your beloved face. Lisetta yours always.
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in the first page,what it looks like a brown stain on the paper is instead the carnation's imprint
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in these pictures i was wearing:
cammeo necklace and head fascinator which are very edwardian in my opinion
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my mom's shirt,Titanic skirt and victorian style boots (only 12 euro!)
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xx
*K*

sabato 21 maggio 2011

Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra ("Our Land")is a popular brazilian telenovelas set in 1888 Brazil which narrates the lives of some italian migrants.every single family in Italy has got at least one member who emigrated in Latin America or Usa in the past centuries; i've heard that by the end of 1800 in New York lived more italians than in rome and by 1910 New York was the 3rd italian town (just after Rome and Palermo) for the great number of its italian inhabitants. Incredible!!
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my favourite song from the soundtrack, MALìA,which is also my favourite sing ever,sung in ancient italian language


needless to say, the costumes for both men and women are beautiful and elegant...
the main characters are :
Giuliana and Matteo,2 italian migrants. They're very poor,so their costumes are simple and not adorned
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her hair are wonderful....
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Hortencia,a spain migrant,who dresses like a flamenco dancer. her hairstyle is very cute
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Angelica and Rosana. they're the daughters of a rich landowner,but since they live in the countryside for the most part of the time,they're costumes are very beautiful but simple
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the best dressed character is the evil lady Madame Janette,the wife of a rich banker
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(pictures are from regnonovelas.altrvista.org ironically there's my name written on some of them!!)
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the rich bankers Francesco and Massimiliano.I wish to see man still dressed like them
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Paola making pasta
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some new ideas for my next carnival costumes!!


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martedì 22 marzo 2011

spring wardrobe

on my "top 5 movie costumes" the movie "Australia" is on the 2nd place,just after Titanic.
last night i re-watched this movie on tv and once again i've been dazzled by nicole kidman's outfits,so i decided my spring wardrobe will look like this:
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what a great job the costume designers did!
the first piece will be this
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i'm looking forward to spring to come,i'll buy the fabric and wait for now..

giovedì 10 febbraio 2011

Questions for me from Shady

1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals, or are they members of your family?
i didn't have pets since i was a baby because i live in a very small house. i had a red fish called sigghifrido when i was about 3 years old,one morning i woke up and he was disappeared:my mom told me he left home for a trip and of course i believed her.

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would
it be?
i wish everyone could be happy with what they've got,realizing that they don't need anything else

3. What is the one thing most hated by you?
poverty

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
i'd give a part to gino strada,adopt many children like the brangelinas and then i would by a house in polinesia as a little present to myself

5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
bellydance and singin' spanish songs

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being
loved by someone?
being loved!! something really rare in these days

7. What is your bedtime routine?
i watch tv till midnight and then i call javier at the cellphone to tell him goodnight...while he's already sleeping


8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you
meet your partner?
...we first met in a volunteer association,then when i found out where he was working at i spent all my evenings in his pub until he asked me out eheh

9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of
the creative process, who would it be?
picasso,in my next life

10. What kinds of books do you read?
jack kerouac,f.s. fitzgerald,isabelle allende,oscar wilde,pirandello...

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
married,with a lot of children

12. What’s your fear?
to lose the 3 people i love the most on this earth

13. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your
life for the opportunity to visit outer space?
i'm copying shady's answer because i totally agree with him: I don't eat junk food, nor do I have any desire to visit outer space.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married
but poor?
married but poor!! i'd rather live under a bridge with my hubby than in a castle alone

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
do you remember alberto sordi in "un americano a roma"?well,i don't eat spaghetti at 8 in the morning but the scene is almost the same
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16. If you could change one thing about your
spouse/partner what would it be?
up to now,i like him as he is

17. If you could pick a new name for yourself
what would it be?
i think india would have been the right name for me!

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how
horrible a thing that special someone has done?
no.i only give people one chance


19. If you could only eat one thing for the next
6 months, what would it be?
my favourite pasta: fusilli with cooked salad and bacon,a special recipe from my super mom

i'm passing this game to
alabee
bruce
gina
donna

giovedì 27 gennaio 2011

Family Portraits part 2

my great grandparents Pasquale and Annita,my grandma Maria and my dad Roberto at the seaside
about 1952
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holidays in the 50s!!!
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my grandpa
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my mom at the seaside,1965
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my grandparents
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my grandma in the 50s
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my dad at work,about 1964
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my mom (on the right) and her sister Luciana in the 60s
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