Tag Archives: italy

put your stamp on it.

maybe it’s my private school education + southern upbringing coming back to haunt me, but recently i’ve found myself doing a lot of monogramming…


the weekender

my weekender was a gift from my parents on a trip to italy, and ever since, it’s been my favorite piece of luggage. i don’t believe in checking bags [on a flight]…



after some research and thought, i decided having my initials laser engraved might be a better bet than having them printed or plain/foil stamped. the leather had already been treated, and was softening and getting a patina from my having used it, and i was afraid any other method wouldn’t last. only time will tell!


just received the larger stamped disc charm in the mail today…

ordered this charm from JLynn Creations – i added it to a sterling diamond charm necklace i already had, and, voila!


…and finally, my monogrammed canvas tote!

*all images property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com


new kicks.

…oh shoes, why can’t i quit you?

Newest addition to the completely unnecessary collection – rafia Superga’s.


*images property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com

…a clothespin to better hold you up with, my dear.

clothespin bench by baldessari e baldessari for riva 1920

*image not original.


stumbled across this shot of model vlada roslyakova in a marie claire italy editorial in its october 2010 issue.

made me think of halloween.

halloween, a la marie claire.

*image property of marie claire.

clever girl.

delfina, delfina.

at 22, italian jewelery designer delfina delettrez continues to delight with her unique, macabre designs.

some of her work has been featured in this blog before, but apparently there’s more from where those came from.

"delirium heart" ring - what's in the center? a crucifix.

another version of the "delirium heart" ring.

skeleton hand belt - worn three different ways.

white resin skull ring; diamond skulls ring; "secret hands" ring.

frog cuff bracelet; "finger" ring; skeleton hand necklace.

assorted jewelery designed for opening ceremony.

*original images courtesy of various sources, including but not limited to: style.com, notcouture.com, and couturelab.com; created images property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com

boys to men.

i was reviewing some of the spring/summer 2010 menswear runway collections when i noticed something.

even though men’s clothing such as suiting in general might be universally recognized and accepted, it is still amazing how distinct and tinted by culture menswear collections can be. case in point: i first perused burberry prorsum spring/summer 2010, then flipped through dolce & gabbana spring/summer 2010. perhaps it was my viewing these two european houses back-to-back, but i noticed stark differences, the most interesting being the models.

*photos courtesy of gq.com.

burberry prorsum spring/summer 2010: 1-3 of 3.

burberry prorsum spring/summer 2010: 1-3 of 3.

britain’s burberry prorsum models were pale and thin – angry, hunch-backed vampires turned on the cusp of adulthood, who only wear sweaters and trenches for show and not for warmth.

doce & gabbana spring/summer 2010: 1-3 of 3.

doce & gabbana spring/summer 2010: 1-3 of 3.

in comparison, italy’s dolce & gabbana models were tanned and muscular – men’s men who obtained their perpetual glows from summering off the coast of ibiza or the greek islands on their yachts, and haven’t met a woman they wouldn’t leave.

please note that i’m not touting any of the above looks – i’m simply making an observation. however, i did like a mint/seafoam trench from the burberry collection…

mint/seafoam burberry trench.

another young vampire in a mint/seafoam burberry trench.