In Rome Happy Valentine in Campo de' Fiori

One of the best things of the market of Campo de’Fiori is the flowers stands. There are two of them that I particularly like. One is owned by Stefano, a blond handsome guy, and one by Pippo who has a nice little dog. I interviewed Pippo (his real name is Giuseppe Nicosia) for a special mapping I am writing for a client with her beloved spots. I am very proud about the picture I made.

Giusepppe Nicosia is on Campo de’ Fiori since 1988 and has all kind of flowers, depending on the season. In few days, for example, he will have thousands of mimosa for the woman’s day, the 8th of March. He is also extremely talented in making compositions and bouquets even though, he told me, that making flowers for wedding bores him a lot. He works, by the way for important clients in the neighborhood, such as the French Embassy .

I must admit that the market of Campo de’ Fiori is not as nice as it used to be. Now there are a lot of stands full of coloured pasta that italian never buy, limoncello especially made as tourist traps and so on. There are a still a couple of good stands of fruits and vegetables but the prices are way too expensive. In front of the market I love the Forno with a great white pizza, a creamery and a butcher on the corner.

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Happy Valentine in Fendi with romantic ideas


FENDI’s Fashion Jewelry blossoms on St. Valentine’s day, giving life to a new feminine and cutting-edge collection of accessories for lovers all over the world. A new fashion jewelry line for next Spring Summer. In Rome, for example, the flagship store is in Largo Goldoni             

A retro jewelry feeling pervades the Collection shown on the Women’s Spring/Summer 2019 catwalk, featuring a wide range of handcrafted chockers, ear-cuffs and rings that showcase the Maison’s exclusive craftsmanship and meticulous attention for details.

A feminine flower décor, created through a special vitreous enameling technique, appears in orange, fuchsia, water green and royal blue and adds a romantic twist to the collection. The enamel is applied through several layers into metal cells; in this way, light can shine and colours result transparent and translucent, almost recalling the stained-glass of ancient cathedrals.        
Expressing FENDI’s dualism, all the Collection combines pop colours with an antique-gold finish that infuses the collection with a vintage feeling.

Must have accessory of the season, the ear-cuff is presented also in a sparkling version in brass metal embellished by micro-paved zircons, merging femininity with a cool attitude. Available in various shades – from emerald green and light blue with gold to orange and fuchsia with palladium – and sizes – small, medium and large –, the crystal ear-cuffs are perfect to be mix and matched or worn all together for a real fashion statement.

With their romantic yet edgy allure, every piece of the Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Jewelry Collection is a real declaration of love.

Discover and fall in love with the new Fashion Jewelry Collection, available in FENDI boutiques worldwide and on starting from February 2019.

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From the 24th to to 27th of January Rome had its Fashion mini-week. It is called Alta Roma. Four days coordinated by Silvia Venturini Fendi with the former model Simonetta Gianfelici and the niece of Franca Sozzani, Sara Maino. This trio completely changed the soul of the roman shows. The budget was very limited and they really made a good job.

For too long, Alta Roma has been a set of Haute Couture with dresses that were nice but had not a lot to add to the Paris one. So, for years and years we were seeing long beautiful dresses, showns in roman Palaces and behind fantastic monuments without any hope to be wear somewhere else. Everything was very vieux genre.

Now things are changing. The “Trio” as I called the three talent scouts are now proposing exactly what my clients from are asking for: NEW UPCOMING DESIGNERS. Especially if they are italian and young. This week (but in fact I could visit the Fashion Hub in Prati only on Saturday and Sunday for other engagements) I saw different things that I like. A brand called Asciari (eco and modern), another one called Leonardo Studio Design ( but he likes the acronymous and provocable LSD). On Sunday I saw also the lovely MRZ based on beautiful pull overs, large trousers with a high waist, skirts are unstructured. You can see the brand in the picture below. The designer is Simona Marziali. She creates a contemporary elegance for a sweet and assertive woman.

On Sunday night, finally an historical atelier. Historical does not mean old style. Gattinoni is an example. The designer Guillermo Mariotto is extremely contemporary and a TV celebrity as well as the CEO Stefano Dominella. The collection features over-size bermudas in green military lace doubled with fluorescent organza. Mousseline soleil gilets with hoods and the bomber XXL converted into a couture item.

A good way to conclude this four days of experimental fashion in Rome is to make a wish. We all hope that most of this young designers will find boutiques to sell their clothers. More buyers than ever came from Dubai, Qatar, Middle East and Asia. We keep our finger crossed for them and for the future of Made in Italy.

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