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February 2, 2013 7:16 AM!

Romance Vintage for Fornarina Shoes Spring/Summer 2013

Romance Vintage for Fornarina Shoes Spring/Summer 2013 | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia |

Allure of romance vintage is constant in all creation Fornarina for spring / summer 2013.
The brand, to the new collection, use shiny materials such as, for example, the metallic leather and glittery, vivid colors and stunning prints and, finally, small details like studs.
The shoes from the new collection is enriched by crochet lace, from rose gold and treated cork wedges reminiscent of femininity and style of the 50s. In addition, the colors are the protagonists of this collection, ranging from neutral tones and pastels to bright and cool until you get to fluorescent.
From sneakers to the flats up to the shoes with high heels and wedges: the spring / summer 2013 Fornarina proposes, for each of us, the style that best represents it.

Via Mariano Pallottini
Easy Waves's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:20 PM

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Italy’s Most Mysterious Paintings: Raphael’s La Fornarina

Italy’s Most Mysterious Paintings: Raphael’s La Fornarina | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia |

La Fornarina, by Raphael is a Renaissance portrait that’s not only sensual… it’s hiding some serious surprises.

Here’s what we know about La Fornarina, which hangs in the Palazzo Barberini in Rome. (An excellent copy hangs in Rome’s Galleria Borghese, as well).

We know the portrait was completed around 1520, the year of Raphael’s untimely death. We know the work is Raphael’s. And we know, of course, what it depicts: a lovely young woman, posing mostly nude, staring with a sweet, coy look at the viewer (and at the artist).

The big mystery: Who is she?

Of course, we can’t be sure. But some clues have led art historians to think she was none other than Raphael’s own mistress. And—here’s where Dan Brown would really go crazy—secret bride.

Raphael was a bit of a ladies’ man. But one woman, it seems, really stole his heart. Nicknamed “la Fornarina,” Margherita Luti, the daughter of a local baker, bewitched Raphael so much, the artist couldn’t concentrate on his commissioned work for Agostino Chigi—so much so that Chigi finally allowed her to move into the palace with him!

That the subject posed nude for Raphael is just one reason to think she might have been more than just a professional commission. Another hint: the fact that Raphael signed his name on the subject’s left armband, the arm connected to one’s heart. Or that her right hand is resting, gently, over her heart.

If this really is la Fornarina, then an even greater mystery was uncovered a few years ago—literally. When the painting was cleaned and restored, something surprising turned up on the girl’s left hand: a wedding ring.

Why did that give believers of the portrait’s identity as la Fornarina cause to gasp? Because while Raphael was going around with the baker’s daughter, he was engaged… to a cardinal’s niece. He never married the woman. But this, some say, might be the reason why: Turns out, he was already secretly married to la Fornarina!

That he would have kept the marriage a secret would have made sense, given his engagement and his high social status—and since he suddenly died at the age of 37, it’s equally plausible that a student of his would have rushed to cover up the ring, hoping to keep the marriage a secret for posterity. (It is, in fact, generally thought that the painting was found in Raphael’s studio when he died and that the “finishing touches,” including, perhaps, a cover-up, were added by his student, Giulio Romano, who then sold the painting).

Of course, lots of art historians disagree. One running theory: The woman isn’t a lover of Raphael, but Francesca Ardeasca, the wife of Agostini Chigi. That would explain the ring. But there’s no other portrait of Francesca in existence, so it’s impossible to prove.

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Artisoo Art's curator insight, April 12, 2013 4:41 AM

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January 26, 2012 4:29 AM!

Fornarina Exotic Dream!

Fornarina Exotic Dream! | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia |

A preview of the new Fornarina 2012 Spring Summer collection, shot behind the scene of the new ADV campaign set in Marrakech, in a location that takes inspiration from Maghreb ambience and taste.
Images framed by inlays and mosaics reveal the new season garments with precious details and delicate flowery patters that give a distinct exotic touch.
A glimpse at the new Fornarina 2012 Spring Summer fashion collection, in wait of the brand new ADV campaign.

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December 27, 2012 6:43 AM!

Fornarina – Perfect Shape Jeans

Fornarina – Perfect Shape Jeans | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia |

As if Fornarina doesn’t already bring us ladies some fashionable pieces, they now introduce their Perfect Shape denim to give the ultimate fit with with the most feminine look.
Fornarina’s Perfect Shape denim offers high quality fabrics with technology that gives the fabric a double stretch that bounces back to your body with a really cool memory fit. These jeans follow the shape of your body and I personally love the way they fit me. I’m not a huge fan of low cut jeans so this mid cut compliments my figure just fine.

These are the colors that I just adore from the collection.

Peach - A lively and bold color, that is perfect to wear at anytime of the year. Style them with black heels and your favorite graphic tee and fringed cardigan.Mid Blue - The original denim color that is a must have in every closet. These jeans go with just about anything, from looking casual-chic during the day and looking stunning-sexy for the ultimate night look.Apple - A delicate hint of mint will can create an ultra fem look. Wear this with a pair of studded ballerina flats, cropped tank and a floral vest that flows.

Make sure to visit Fornarina’s website at  to learn more about the Perfect Shape jeans and the variety of colors and styles they offer.

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October 12, 2012 1:31 PM!

Fornarina Vintage Deluxe

Fornarina Vintage Deluxe | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia |

Antic pink and milk overlap with black Chantilly lace to bring out the VINTAGE DELUXE theme, from hon ton sleeve items that range from the Chanel jacket to a de-structured tuxedo, matched with georgette skins or light baby dolls. The monochrome pace is broken by delicate ton-sur-ton polka dots or by a playful all-over hasset hound. A second theme, VINTAGE DELUXE, is based on black and white fabrics with classic finishes, such as tweed, matched with macro ball; everything is brought out by overlapping fabrics in empire-style mini-dresses with contrasting petticoats or elegant three quarter skins.

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