“The elegant lady is never enchanted: friends’ flattery, blandishments by the seamstress are irrelevant; she trusts in her eyes only and try to look at herself as she is and not as she would like to be.”
She is Colette Rosselli, better known as “Donna Letizia” (the Lady of bon ton). Fashion illustrator, writer and successful woman, Donna Letizia became an exponent of the early sixties’ women Italian style. Due to the rapid transformation of people and society, those years were characterized by the contrasting desire of modernisation and the fear for the new trends.
And what about me?
I am an ordinary girl, who shares with Donna Letizia the same passions and the same desire to balance different feelings, using however tools and devices nowadays at disposal.
The article against fashion bloggers, published by Vogue USA some time ago was inspiring. Despite a potential general contempt, I must admit that I mostly agree with their positions.
True fashion, goes above and beyond than posting on social networks and wearing a beautiful dress. Although it is the fastest and most functional way to do business, it is likely to be superficial from the outside world, unaware in Fashion System. It risks to loose its pathos, its “vital nature”. Moreover, fashion is not a purely feminine mania.
Fashion means study, research, hard work . It is well-rounded art and culture.
Thus, if fashion is all that, if fashion tells stories, why could it not talk about books as well?
My name is Martina and this is Fashion&Book. A web portal where we will talk about fashion, fashion shows, style with the assistance of books.
Art books, books written by contemporary authors or old classics will accompany you through these two worlds, so different and so compatible at the same time, without giving up your high heels shoes!
My purpose is letting you get closer to this world, my world, with a new sensibility. We will not talk about Fashion or Books only. We will talk about feelings, inspiration what there is behind this world. We will talk about the &.