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Barena Venezia

i haven’t been able to get the spring lookbook for Barena Venezia out of my mind since spotting it at Honey Kennedy yesterday. Jen and i were actually swooning over it on twitter too, and we might have gone off on a tangent about bearded men and Roman gods… and bearded men as Roman gods (or in this case, Venetian gods). but please, don’t get side tracked. i need you to focus here.

the name ‘Berena’ comes from the Venetian term ‘baro’ which describes the territory of the Venetian lagoon between the land and water. in ancient times people in the baro traditionally wore versatile and functional clothing since they were farmers, hunters and fisherman – creating a distinctive style unique to the area.

The Barena collection is in fact inspired by the peculiar dress code created and used by the people who lived in these areas. Many of the garments in the collection are the reinterpretation of unique pieces found in museums, antique markets or books that portray old images. In fact, many of the wools specifically reproduced for the Barena collection, come from the archives of the most prestigious mills in Veneto, no longer in activity. Specific focus is given to construction details which make the garments unique in their simplicity.

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Casa Malaparte

Casa Malaparte is a house on the Isle of Capri which sits on a cliff 32 metres above the sea overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. it was designed in 1937 by Adalberto Libera for the italian writer & journalist Curzio Malaparte. in 1963 the house was used in Le Mépris, a film by Jean-Luc Godard starring Brigitte Bardot.

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Johann Darcel

photography by Johann Darcel is really helping my summer psyching series.

all photographs by Johann Darcel

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summertime

have you seen summertime with katharine hepburn? looks like i need to watch it.

screencaps courtesy of marcine miller

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jardino

janine is a photographer & stylist from cape town whose blog jardino i’ve been following… basically since i started blogging. her latest photographs from a recent trip to italy have been making me mind numbingly jealous, not just because i really want to go back there – but also because of her great eye for colour and detail.

her black & white photographs are exquisite, too.

all photographs by janine joles

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roma

when i saw this photo on flickr several things ran through my mind: fifties, vintage, kodachrome… that is until i noticed the car in the background. wayne bremser did indeed use kodachrome film, but the shot is from a recent trip he took to rome. amazing. be sure to check out his entire flickr stream, it is beautiful to look at.

all photographs by wayne bremser

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italian holiday

warm-sunshiney-gelato-fresh-fig-mediterranean-sea filled italian holiday. this is what jacinta moore did.

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italians

i have posted about giancarlo rado before, but he is always worth a revisit. his collection of italian portraits seem to just get better and better with each viewing… i’d love to own one of these as a print.

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