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How to Dress Like An Italian Woman

How to Dress Like An Italian Woman | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
Yes, you can steal Sophia Loren’s look and dress like an Italian woman—use these tips and fashion suggestions and you’ll look and feel impossibly chic.
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In this case I think simple and stylish  are the right words. Their style is timeless and classy so definitely worth a try.

Do you feel as passionate about Italy and everything about it?  Just have a look at my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/italiansummers   and on my Instagram page http://instagram.com/italiansummersbylisa

 

Ciao! A presto!

Lisa, Italian Summers

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In this case I think simple and stylish  are the right words. Their style is timeless and classy so definitely worth a try.

Do you feel as passionate about Italy and everything about it?  Just have a look at my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/italiansummers   and on my Instagram page http://instagram.com/italiansummersbylisa


Ciao! A presto!

Lisa, Italian Summers


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Top 5 weekend destinations in Italy

Top 5 weekend destinations in Italy | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Planning a getaway from stress and work? Find new places without having to go looking for them: Swide takes charge with a pocket guide of top 5 places to see in…Italy

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Prada to Construct New Mega Flagship Store in Milan

Prada to Construct New Mega Flagship Store in Milan | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Its largest store worldwide in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele...

 

Following the legal battle for the former McDonald’s space in Milan’s historical Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, in the heart of the city – Prada has won the tender for the space, which the House will develop into its largest store worldwide, covering 5.000 sqm on 8 floors.

 

Considering the location, this is a strategic location for Prada in Milan, opposite to its existing store, which was also the first store in the history of the House. Prada announced it will support the costs for the Christmas decorations of Galleria and will be actively involved in supporting the Christmas fair taking place from December 1st to January 6 on the premises of Galleria and the Duomo square.

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Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Wine Tasting in Tuscany | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Wine Tasting in Tuscany

 

Vineyards and Tuscany go hand in hand and a stay at a Tuscan Villa wouldn’t be complete without sampling at least some of the wines it’s famous for. If you don’t know where to begin, a wine tasting session led by experts will showcase some of the best ‘vino’ on offer and is a lovely way to spend some of your time here. Browse our wine tasting in Tuscany listings here, or read more about Tuscan wines.       

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Take your taste buds on a journey

Take your taste buds on a journey | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Take your taste buds on a journey...

 

In 2008, Tabberer produced her first book about falling in love with this  seductive stretch of Italian coastline that runs from Vietri to Positano. My  Amalfi Coast was a highly praised and highly personal travel guide that  couldn't fit all she knew about the food of the area. So she saved her recipes  for her just-released second book, Amalfi Coast Recipes, a  picture-perfect showcase of the region's wonderful produce and endearing  personalities, who happen to be her friends.

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La Dolce Vita - Federico Fellini

La Dolce Vita - Federico Fellini | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

 

La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini’s masterpiece, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg, introduced the world to the term paparazzo as it revealed the decadent Rome of the 1950s. Gucci and The Film Foundation funded its digital restoration in 2010.

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Claude Simonon is a Classic Vision for Italian GQ

Claude Simonon is a Classic Vision for Italian GQ | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Iconic Fashion–No stranger to international editions of GQ, model Claude Simonon lends his classic good looks to the October issue of the magazine’s Italian version.  Photographed by Van Mossevelde+N, Claude sports great coats and suiting from Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and more.

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Olijven met oregano

Olijven met oregano | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Op elke pagina van de nieuwe roman van Nicky Pellegrino, Olijven met oregano geheten, voel je de Italiaanse warmte, zowel van de zomerzon als van de liefde!

 

In Olijven met oregano maken we kennis met Rosie, Addolorata, Lou en Toni, die elke drie jaar een villa huren in een warm land. De jaren verstrijken en de Villa Girls houden vol, of het leven nu meezit of niet. Als de vier naar Italië afreizen ontmoeten ze daar Enzo. Rosie wordt halsoverkop verliefd, maar Enzo blijkt zo zijn geheimen te hebben en Rosie komt thuis met een gebroken hart. Ze denkt zeker te weten dat ze hem nooit meer zal zien. Maar het lot bepaalt anders – een handje geholpen door haar vriendinnen…

 

 

 

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It’s white truffle season in Alba

It’s white truffle season in Alba | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

It’s one of the delicacies of Italian food and it’s the right time of the year to taste it. Where?

 

It’s one of the delicacies of Italian food and it’s the right time of the year to taste it. Where? In Alba, where the celebration of the season is about to start with many events planned…

From October 6th till November 18th Alba, in Piedmont, Northern Italy, will host the White Truffle Fair, a food feast in which the star is the white truffle, one of the many delicacies of Italian Food.

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Marie Claire Czech does romantic on Lake Como

Marie Claire Czech does romantic on Lake Como | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

The Czech Republic is not short of beautiful locations for romantic fashion shoots, but for their October issue they’ve chosen to illustrate the Dolce&Gabbana FW13 Baroque Collection in an all together very Italian setting; Lake Como

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Een Franse kus in Rome

Een Franse kus in Rome | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Vanaf vandaag is in het Palazzo delle Esposizioni een schitterende tentoonstelling van Robert Doisneau te zien, met o.a. de foto van de kus voor het stadhuis.

 

 

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Florence for free

Florence for free | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

From Michelangelo to Giotto, the exquisite art in one of the world's most beautiful cities costs nothing – if you know where to look.

 

Late afternoon in Florence and suddenly the sky veers from luminous blue to blushing orange. The light on the Duomo changes in an instant. Brunelleschi's iconic dome burns a deep terracotta. The white, green and pink marble of Giotto's bell tower is incandescent. An Italian sign on the steps of the cathedral says, rather dryly, that "this is a work of art and everyone has the right to admire it". Not to stand and stare would be rude.

 

 

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Ferragamo wedding at Il Borro - Italian Wedding

Ferragamo wedding at Il Borro - Italian Wedding | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

On the 21st February 2009 I photographed the wedding of the daughter of Ferruccio Ferragamo, president of Salvatore Ferragamo. The wedding was held at the Tuscan estate Il Borro which is owner by her father.

 

Il Borro is located between Arezzo and Florence, nestled in the hills it is a very quiet location that consists of the medieval village of Il Borro, the padronal villa and surrounding properties which are all part of the Ferragamo estate. The villa is surrounded by the vineyards that produce the excellent wines that stock the magnificent cellars.

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Italian Summers: The 6 Best Venues to Experience The Opera in Italy.

Italian Summers:  The 6 Best Venues to Experience The Opera in Italy. | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
Boasting a wealth of historic, majestic opera houses, Italy is not only the birthplace of the opera, but is still one of the best places in the world to see performances of this art form.
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Boasting a wealth of historic, majestic opera houses, Italy is not only the birthplace of the opera, but is still one of the best places in the world to see performances of this art form.

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Penélope Cruz Tempts Fate For Campari's Red-Hot 2013 Calendar

Penélope Cruz Tempts Fate For Campari's Red-Hot 2013 Calendar | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Penélope Cruz has officially made her debut in Campari's 2013 "Kiss Superstition Goodbye" calendar.

 

Penélope Cruz has officially made her debut in Campari's 2013 "Kiss Superstition Goodbye" calendar. The Italian spirits brand released 13 images from the limited-edition annual yesterday, all of which feature the Oscar-winning actress participating in superstitious acts like breaking mirrors, walking under ladders, opening umbrellas indoors, and more. Penélope was announced as the calendar's star back in August, and she got to work shooting the then-secret theme in Milan.

 

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A “new” wine is coming soon…

A “new” wine is coming soon… | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

In Italian we call it Vino Novello, which literally mean new wine (novello being an arcaic Italian way of saying “new”). What is it, though?

 

Vino Novello it’s a red wine produced mostly in North Italy and it comes on our tables on November 11th, on Saint Martin’s day. What is it? The first wine process from the grape harvest of September.

The wine that results from the winemaking is very low in tannins, fruity and fresh, as it lacks the structure for long-term aging. In the most extreme case like Vino Novello or Beaujolais nouveau, the period between picking and bottling can be less than six weeks.

 

The Vino Novello is produced in most regions, although the production is very common especially in Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige and Tuscany. The grape varieties used for the Novello are: Merlot, Cabernet, Montepulciano and Barbera, although sometime a Novello is made with only one variety.

 

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EXCLUSIVE: TOD'S ITALIAN PORTRAITS A MOBILE APP AND A BOOK TO DISCOVER ITALIAN STYLE

EXCLUSIVE: TOD'S ITALIAN PORTRAITS A MOBILE APP AND A BOOK TO DISCOVER ITALIAN STYLE | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Tod’s launch also an application for iPad and iPhone dedicated to the book: a multimedia journey through the real Italian Style, perfectly represented by the personalities of the book and has its origins in Made in Italy and in the value of “handmade” and craftsmanship; a choice of unostentatious elegance and respect for the past and one’s roots.

 

These timeless values are part of a lifestyle and culture which, while modern and cosmopolitan, is also strongly engrained in Italy and reveals, today than ever before, its appeal and significance.

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Mina zingt Dolce&Gabbana commercial naar grote hoogte

Mina zingt Dolce&Gabbana commercial naar grote hoogte | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

De nieuwe Dolce&Gabbana commercial femme en homme wordt begeleidt door muziek van Mina, de grootste stem die Italië ooit kende.

 

De spot voor de parfums van het kledingmerk is door Mario Testino gemaakt, een beroemde Peruaanse fotograaf die eerder voor Voque en Versace werkte, en onder meer Madonna en Prinses Diana fotografeerde. Hij filmde in het klassieke Siciliaanse stadje Erice en op het strand van het Zingaro natuurreservaat, het oudste van Sicilië.

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Dolce & Gabbana Restore Classic Italian Film

Dolce & Gabbana Restore Classic Italian Film | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

DOLCE & GABBANA has helped to restore visionary film Fellini Satyricon, originally directed by the legendary Federico Fellini – who is also known for creating La Dolce Vita.

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Historic Stone Manor in Tuscany

Historic Stone Manor in Tuscany | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

 

Beautiful historic stone manor in Tuscany from 17th century, warm color schemes and rustic design. Mixing brilliant paints and bold fabrics, the stylish linens matriarch displays Dede Pratesi’s signature flair at this historic stone manor. Tuscan-style decorating is never short on drama or elegance.

 

Throughout the years of Interior Design, styles have evolved, changed, or vanished all together, – but a Tuscan Interior Design remains as timeless today as it.

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wedding in italy: La Dolce Vita - Wedding in Rome

wedding in italy: La Dolce Vita - Wedding in Rome | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

 

La Dolce Vita - Wedding in Rome

 

Rome is one of the most romantic cities of the world and a perfect location for a destination wedding in Italy or for an honeymoon. The city is rich of amazing spots for your wedding pictures and offer romantic venues for your unique day.

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Models.com goes backstage at the DG SS13 show

Models.com goes backstage at the DG SS13 show | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Models.com, the most influential model centric website was granted exclusive backstage access to the Dolce&Gabbana SS13 fashion show.

 

The beauty of the models, the jockey nature and the beautiful clothes, make up and hair all come together in a different mood than the runway, but an equally emotional experience.

 

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Meer dan 15000 oude foto’s van Rome

Meer dan 15000 oude foto’s van Rome | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

De website Roma Sparita heeft ruim 15000 foto's van Rome verzameld, met foto's vanaf de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw tot begin jaren negentig.

 

Zoals Marcel Proust ooit zei: ‘Een echte ontdekkingsreis wordt niet gekenmerkt door het zoeken van nieuwe gebieden, maar door het kijken met andere ogen.’ Hoe waar dat is, blijkt vandaag in twee opzichten. Het eerste is duidelijk: het onderwerp van deze blog, de website Roma Sparita, biedt ons een heel andere, prachtige kijk op Rome.

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The Best Italian Directors of the 21st Century – Silvio Soldini

The Best Italian Directors of the 21st Century – Silvio Soldini | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

 

I don’t know if you can have a conversation about great, modern Italian directors without mentioning Silvio Soldini. In the US he’s mostly known for my favorite movie of all time, Pane e Tulipani (Bread and Tulips), and I think he’s sometimes considered a lightweight and that Bread and Tulips is entertaining but unsubstantial. I disagree; it’s brilliant filmmaking and I’ve watched it a hundred times, always seeing or thinking something new in it.

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Living in Tuscany. TASCHEN Books

Living in Tuscany. TASCHEN Books | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Tuscan treasures. Gorgeous homes in the Italian countryside.

 

Under the burning Tuscan sun roll marvelous hills, vineyards, olive groves—all postcard-perfect landscapes nestling medieval towns, rural villas, and contadino farmhouses, endless niches of dreamy dwellings exuding all the charm for which the region is revered. We've tracked down the best examples of such havens—from the typical to the surprising—to paint a warm-hued picture of the look and feel of Tuscan living. Inspiration abounds from these pages of achingly beautiful homes; who knows—maybe you can bring the magic of Tuscany to your corner of the world.

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