Monday, May 14, 2012

Fashion, Film and La Dolce Vita!

Ciao Fashion darlings,

As we navigate through the fickle days of Spring many of us can't help but daydream and look toward the warmer days of Summer. For many, the Summer season means Vacation and Travel time. One Style at a Time normally brings you posts on Fashion & trends, but today the subject is geared toward the inspiration of Travel & Style. Many Fashionistas automatically think New York or Paris when it comes to the most Fashion driven cities but today the country of choice is a personal favorite...ITALY. 

For as long as I can remember Italy has always been a dream vacation destination and I hope to visit one day. It's no mystery that this beautiful country is so rich in Art, Culture, Food, Wine & Spirits and of course Fashion. Italy brings us the world renown Milan Fashion Week that include master designers like Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Versace among many others. When it comes to Film, many actresses have lit up the screen and raced the pulse of many with their timeless beauties and sex appeal (see examples below). Italy is known for it's History and Art that no matter what city you decide to visit you are guaranteed an enriching experience.

For the movie lovers, this past April a new Woody Allen film premiered quite successfully in Italy called "To Rome With Love" starring Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin among others (See trailer below). The US limited  release is dated for this summer on June 22, 2012 (perfect timing, my Birthday). I hope you enjoy this post as it is a glimpse of a few of the Italian elements that serve as Inspiration for this fellow Fashionista.

ARRIVEDERCI!

ITALIAN CLASSIC BEAUTIES
SOPHIA LOREN
SOPHIA LOREN
SOPHIA LOREN
 GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA
ALIDA VALLI
MONICA BELLUCCI
MONICA BELLUCCI
 The 2011 summer issue of  FASHION QUARTERLY NEW ZEALAND
captured the getaway appeal of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Photos by Steven Chee & images starring Mariana Braga.  Mariana takes in the sights with the romantic designs of Dolce & Gabbana, Karen Walker and Zimmermann.
 ITALIAN FASHION
LINDA EVANGELSTA GRACES THE COVER OF 2012 VOGUE ITALY (PHOTOS BY STEVEN MEISEL)

GIORGIO ARMANI FALL 2012 COLLECTION
FILMS & ITALY
AUDREY HEPBURN AND GREGORY PECK STARRING IN "ROMAN HOLIDAY" (1953)
To Rome With Love Movie Trailer


14 comments:

  1. ARRIVEDERCI! Don't you just love that word!!! Love this post...and def. want to visit Italy...it's sooo beautiful!!

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    1. Hi Margarita Bloom! Yes it's a great language which I must learn to master one day. Thanks doll for the visit & comment. Always a pleasure. :D

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  2. Oh Maria....I couldn't agree more...Italy is always my choice for a holiday destination...we spent so many happy years holidaying in Sardinia, so beautiful. Victoria and I are off to Rome very soon ;-)
    Your post is beautiful and your choice of Italian Beauties perfect...lovely, lovely, lovely.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Catherine
    xx

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    1. Hi Catherine!
      How fantastic that you have been to Italy. I look forward to hearing about your trip with Victoria. Rome is amazing with all the Art, food & culture. I can't wait to visit one day.

      Thanks for the blog comment & for stopping by. :)

      XO

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  4. Ahhh I LOVE Italy! My husband and I were able to travel there a few years ago and its AMAZING. We visited Turin {Torino} and fell in love with the city. Nestled below the alps, its insanely alluring. We were also able to visit Naples and Rome. I cannot tell you the feelings you will get when traveling to Italy. Sitting at a cafe outside in Roma drinking wine and eating the delicious cuisine is an experience in itself. The Spanish steps in Roma, is filled with glorious fashions and brands. I saw Baby Dior and was like "In the states we have Baby Gap, here its Baby Dior." lol

    Xo - Christy

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    1. Hi Christy,

      I have always had a special love with Italy and no better time like now to showcase some of the amazing inspiration. From the sounds of it you surely enjoyed and explored some wonderful parts of this Italian treasure. How adorable...Baby Dior! That is just too precious.
      Thanks for sharing your memories here today.

      Now I'm in the mood for some Italian food. :)

      Best,

      XO
      Maria

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    2. I know right!?? My husband is part Italian. He's really into Italian cooking, even going as far as to make homemade Limoncello! You'll adore Italy when you go.

      Xo - Christy

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  5. YES to Italy!! I was just there and it's truly as beautiful as in the photos! You must go! Thanks for this gorgeous post that reminded me of my trip!
    xo
    Sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon!
      Those that have visited Italy have always guranteed an amazing time. I truly have my heart on visiting. I'm so happy this post brought back great memories of your time there. :)

      Maria

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  6. Oh, I love this post. I defiantly think Italy when I thin fashion, I'd love to study fashion there. (By the way they have the best shoes.) I really enjoyed this post. Thanks!

    http://www.fashionforjojo.com/

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    1. Hi PR_Style,
      Oh to study there I'm sure is quite an experience. The food, the fashion & the Art are just a few reasons to visit for sure.
      Thanks for the visit lovely!

      xo

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  7. Hi Maria ... I've never been to Italy and it's on my list of MUST DO's ... seeing Sophia Loren up there for the first time in a while made me once again marvel at her beauty ... those almond eyes! Speaking of Italy in movies, I loved the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, didn't you? Such a romantic adventure! Okay, now I have a serious case of Italy-craving! haha Have a wonderful week, Maria darling.

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  8. Love Sophia Lauren! Oh gosh, Italy is the best! I love the shoes and handbags they make. D&G has re-sparked my interest. Now, I want some Italian cuisine. LOL
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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