As you’ve seen in my recent post, i just love to wear flowers in spring. Of course my passion for fashion is deeprooted, but i harbour another love: Flowers. If i didn’t succeed in the fashion world i would have love dto be a florist, always sorrounded by nature, flowers, with their inhebriating fragrance, colours and textures. I would have loved to care for flowers and plants all day long and prepare wonderful bouquets and compisitions. Continue reading “The thing i love most about Spring: Dolce&Gabbana flowers” »
For the Grazia.it interview on food i cooked a typical Korean dish called Japchea.The dish consists of stir-fried sweet potato noodles with vegetables and a generous serving of soy sauce and sesame oil. In this post I hope to introduce you to elements of the Korean culinary tradition as well as the ins and outs of a fashion shoot with Grazia.it @Grazia @Alessandra Sutto @Teresa Nicole Erra @Federico Garibaldi @Dennis Valle. Continue reading “Traditional Korean Cuisine meets Italian Fashion” »
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. Floral print dress for a casual yet chic styling on a summer’s day. For this instalment I’ve chosen a floral print dress like the one Felicity Jones wears in the Dolce&Gabbana Makeup Bouquet Collection advertisement campaign. Have fun in the sun with flowers!
As i mentioned before, i grew up in a fashion environment thanks to my parents, and along with fashion, my upbringing lead be to draw too. When i was a child i loved to draw, i would just sit down with my coloured pencils and draw all the time. Of course when i got older i chose to pursue studies which allowed me to develop my drawing skills. I love researching illustrations, and while i actually draw, i believe its truly cathartic. I like using watercolour in particular, the texture and depth of the colours are fragile almost like flowers. Below i’ll show you some of my illustrations which have appeared on Swide. Here i’ve selected some of my favourite ones for the beauty section. Continue reading “My illustrations for Swide part 1” »
For me, Giuliano is a great man. He keeps surprising me every day. He’s enthusiastic and experimental and always has new ideas. As well as teaching me lots of things about the editorial side of fashion, Giuliano was one of the lovely peoples, with Dennis Valle and Yigit Turhan, who encouraged me to start theStylistme. I’ve known him since I started at Swide.com 4 years ago. He’s an admirable person and editor. It’s always fascinating to discuss ideas with him. I am very glad life has made our paths cross. Continue reading “Interview with Giuliano Federico- Editor in Chief of Swide and overall communications guru” »
I want to share my styling expertise with our Swide readers. Is it lace? Is it lace print? Dolce&Gabbana’s new trick for SS12. For this season, Dolce&Gabbana’s lace print is a real winner. Choose the print in a charmeuse pencil skirt and an elastic and lace bodysuit for a feminine look. Continue reading “Trompe d’oile- lace print of Dolce&Gabbana” »
Dolce&Gabbana are launching an amazingly luxurious sunglass collection entirely gilded in 18K gold! The people in charge of the licensed portions of the Dolce&Gabbana family asked me to do some illustrations for the sunglasses. Here is what I came up with. It was important to have a clear visual aid to the men’s Gold Edition, as its rather special. It folds over in the middle and can be worn either attached to your belt or round the neck like a necklace. So I drew some illustrations which explain how the glasses work and the ways they can be worn once folded. I’m an ex fashion designer, and even though I’ve left that behind I still love to draw. It was a great experience and i love the idea that my illustrations are housed within the packaging of the sunglasses. Here’s a video of me drawing. Continue reading “Dolce&Gabbana Gold Edition Sunglasses” »
The Dolce&Gabbana Matt Silk Collection enjoyed VIP treatment when Swide, in collaboration with Italian video maker Luca Finotti wrote the story and shot a pretty special video with Bianca Balti. The Matt Silk Collection is inspired by the Fifities, the shape of the frame, colours and general feel of the glasses breath the breath of days gone by. Luca Finotti created, in collaboration with Swide a beautiful video which speaks volumes. As fashion editor Yuri Ahn I was called to do the styling of the video, and here is a sneak peak at how the day went. It was my first time working with Luca, he’s great, a real young genius full of talent. The location: Milano Studioin via Tortona. This is the moodboard for the video: Luca created a Fifties feel, with the vintage Bianchina and the typical foulard tied round the driver’s head. The idea was to create a video which remanded to the classic filmic traits of a fifties Italian comedy.
I share my styling expertise with our Swide readers. This week, the merits of the denim mini skirt are extolled. One of my favourite things for spring/summer is the mini denim skirt. Why not create an interesting match with a flamboyant shirt? Continue reading “Dolce&Gabbana Denim Mini – an ultra seasonal staple” »