INTO THE FOREST

Total look CHANELmake-up Collection FW18 clockwise: Rouge Coco Shine 54 BOY, Joues Contraste Fard Polvere 440 Quintessence, Le Vernis Smalto Velvet 636. 

From left: 5 COULEURS Palette 837 Devilish by DIOR make-up Collection FW18; Lipstick 31 Orange Acapulco by SISLEY PARIS.

TOM FORD Lip Color Collection FW18, from left: 31 Lukas, 35 Sonja.

 

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10 CHARACTERS FOR GUCCI

Gucci fashion shows are prefect operations, in which every look is not a set of clothes but a character with a precise character, inserted in an ad hoc environment. The more seasons pass the more fantasy fits into the mix, making it more extreme. Each element of the collection starting from accessories, helps to build a character that lives on its own. A set of elements captured from every where, taken from the history of fashion and custome, made to clash to express hidden energies. Gucci sunglasses 2018 Spring-Summer collection are a classic example. Eyemasks with futuristic shapes and 80s retro inspiration, rounded lines, rectangular cuts that play with contrasts of color, dark, smoky or transparent lenses. Worn by 10 historical figures borrowed from the world of music, Japanese manga, history and costume, make up this collection of 10 illustrated cameos: Simonetta Vespucci, Siouxsie Sioux, Madame Du Barry, Sarah Bernhardt, Nefertiti, Elizabeth I, Coco Chanel, Creamy Mami, Marchesa Luisa Casati, David Bowie. For each one of them, an own model; let yourself be inspired!

SIMONETTA VESPUCCI wears a square monochrome acetate mask with rectangular lenses. Leading detail: a red tear enriched with a bright Swarovski crystal set in the center.

SIUXSIE SIOUX wears asymmetric eyeglasses from the Resort 2018 collection.

MADAME DU BARRY, cat-eye wears sunglasses with Swarovski cristals.

SARAH BERNHARDT wears square sunglasses alone inspired by the shapes of the 60s. The oversized frame is embellished with hand-applied Swarovski stones.

ELIZABETH I, wears sunglasses “D-FRAME”.

NEFERTITI, wears unisex mask with a futuristic shape caracterized by a traingular oversize ciliary embellished by studs and hand applied Swarovski cristals.

COCO CHANEL, wears sunglasses “D-FRAME”.

CREAMY MAMI, cat-eye wears sunglasses with Swarovski cristals.

LA MARCHESA LUISA CASATI, wears GLITTER sunglasses.

DAVID BOWIE, wears squared sunglasses with vintage inspiration. Available in Shiny Black with Solid Grey lenses or in Shiny Ivory with Solid Grey lenses.

 

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HIS PERFUME

Photography FRANCESCO MINUCCI Featuring GEMMA MARYLINE MARTINI Realization ALESSIO NESI

HIS PARFUME IS NOT A FRAGRANCE BUT A TEMPERAMENT. IT IS LIKE A WARM BREATH. A SULTRY WIND. IRRESISTIBLE. CAPABLE OF KEEPING EVERYONE AWAKE. WHISPER CRAZY THINGS TO THE EAR AND PLOT RUMORS.

Eau d’Ikar Eau de Toilette Pour Homme by SISLEY PARIS

Y Eau de Toilette by YVES SAINT LAURENT

Sauvage Eau de Perfume by DIOR

L’homme Prada Eau de Toilette by PRADA

Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme Eau de Parfum by GUCCI

Fucking Fabulous Eau de Parfum by TOM FORD

 

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MARELLA’S ZOO BY ALESSIO NESI

The successful series of Illustrated Postcards by MARELLA continues. Fall-Winter 2018 Scarf collection focuses on the animals of the African continent, mixing Art-Decò references and quotations. Just as Albini was already doing in the seventies, we can imagine tomorrow looking at yesterday.  A practice that is very widespread today in the meltin ‘pot of “everything goes with everything”, thinking of the new. In an interview published in WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY in 1983, Walter Albini explained: “I like the period from 1925 to 1935. Because I believe it was the decade in which all aspects of human existence were revolutionized. Classical examples the boyish haircut, the skirts that have shortened more and more, the elimination of corsets, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, Garbo and Dietrich, Bauhaus and the Art-Decò. Changes in music, dance, painting, architecture and lifestyle have been epochal and widespread to such an extent that even today we are living the results of those experiences“. How to deny his point of view. Actually observing the history of fashion from the times of Chanel to today, despite the succession of designers, styles and eras, the elements that make up the female silhouette have remained the same: jacket – shirt – skirt. This small collection of scarves are a tribute to the atmosphere, the quotes of style 25 that marked history of fashion in the seventies and gave birth toItalian prêt-à-porter thanks to the genius of Walter Albini who remains today not only an influencer but a true style originator.

FLAMINGOS pattern for scarves.

LEOPARD pattern for scarves.

SWALLOWS pattern for scarves.

PYTHONS pattern for scarves.

RHINOCEROS pattern for scarves.

 

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THE BEYOND

A Film by GILDA SCAGLIONI & FRANCESCO PETRONI

Director of Photography PAOLO SIMI

Beauty Editor ALESSIO NESI

Make-up Artist GIORGIA PAMBIANCHI

The best cosmetic routine is not always limited to the pair cleanser + moisturizer. To determine the best among all habits we could ask to japanese people who have made of layering an art: a ritual “layer upon layer”, which starts with a cleansing massage oil, continues with cleansing milk, toner, serum and finally anti-age and lip balm, morning and evening. For us westerners this complex rituals can be synthesized by applying a mask. Among the most significant developments in Europe, where the cult of radiant skin is spreading, are clay based anti-aging masks, enriched with natural ingredients from local farms and short chain, with no parabens, silicones or mineral oils. Terme di Saturnia, Matis and Laboratories Hur, are cosmetic companies that guarantee optimal results and skin wellbeing.

 

Fango Plancton TERME DI SATURNIA Cosmetica Termale. Clay Mask balancing and purifying mask combination to oily skin MATIS-PARIS Beauty Expert. PURA E CHIARA 25 Mask Purifying Brightening LABORATORY HUR.

Featuring: Hu Nan, Emil Anderson, Douglas Zanon.

I would like to thank press offices which helped and collaborated to this project: TERME DI SATURNIA, MATIS, LABORATORY HUR. 

 

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80 VOGLIA 80

While foreign newspapers from the New York Times to the Washington Post comment without going too much around in circle the last elections in Italy, highlighting the victory of populism, euroscepticism and the extreme right, I console myself watching New York, Milan and Paris fashion shows and selecting an anthology of images that made me think about the overpowering return of the 80’s excess. A fashion made of excessive and extravagant shapes, caused by a greater need for freedom and narcissistic gratifications. Geometric silhouettes, important shoulders, bright colors, punk mood, immersed in a general air of assertive grandeur. “Just on time!” I thought. Because against difficult days and uncertain times, broad shoulders and irreverence are needed and not only in Italy.

GUCCI Autumn Winter 2018 Collection Look N° 60 Milan Fashion Week. 

VERSACE Autumn Winter 2018 Collection Look N° 23 Milan Fashion Week. 

MARC JACOBS Autumn Winter 2018 Collection Look N° 14 NY Fashion Week. 

 

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ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS MARELLA BY ALESSIO NESI

Scarves coming from Marella 2018 Spring-Summer Accessories collection tell a picture-postcard world: landscapes and animals that live in its different continents and decorations coming from the art spread on its territory, all between tradition and symbolism. An anthology of 5 souvenir scarves born thank to illustrated guides and ancient geographic maps which combine Japan with the Stork, India with the Tigers, China with the Snake, Africa with the Leopard, Italy with the Solitary Sparrow, legacy of an ancient literary memory. The collection is seen as an escape from contemporary conflicts in mythologies and speculations of a world on the edge of the surreal.

Thanks to all the staff: Paola Grassi, Lorena Guglielmi, Giulia Bagella, Sara Viola.

 Leopard / Africa – ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS MARELLA by ALESSIO NESI Spring-Summer 2018.

 Snake / China – ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS MARELLA by ALESSIO NESI Spring-Summer 2018.

 Stork / Japan – ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS MARELLA by ALESSIO NESI Spring-Summer 2018.

Tigers / India – ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS MARELLA by ALESSIO NESI Spring-Summer 2018.

Solitary Sparrow / Italy – ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS MARELLA by ALESSIO NESI Spring-Summer 2018.

ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS MARELLA by ALESSIO NESI Spring-Summer 2018. 

Illustration realised for the communication of MARELLA SS18 Accessories Collection by ALESSIO NESI

 

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BEAUTY ICONS: SPRING-SUMMER 2018 MAKE-UP COLLECTION

A saturated, vivid, cold and artificial color becomes protagonist of Spring-Summer 2018 make-up collections, on blush, eyeshadows, lipstick and eye pencils. Nuances by the POP heritage are enriched with sophisticated metropolitan metallic effects coming straight from the New York underground society of the ’70s and’ 80s; they are are a mix of glamour and primordial hedonism. In a present which lacks in clear reference points and in which everyone resembles something without being so, yesterday icons become a reference point for tomorrow’s look, so to a small group of evergreen icons like Madonna, Candy Darling, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones, Edie Sedgwick and Bianca Jagger, the task of narrating beauty-trends of this season in a selection of images.

MADONNA – Poudre à Lèvres Lip Balm and Powder Duo 415 Rosso Parthenope, Rouge Allure Velvet 66 L’Indomabile. Spring – Summer Collection 2018 CHANEL.

CANDY DARLING – Meteorites Palette + Lipstick KissKissLove N°573 Spring – Summer Collection 2018 by GUERLAIN Paris.

DEBBY HARRY – Magnify 5 Couleurs + Dior Addict Mascara It-Lash, Spring – Summer Collection 2018 by DIOR.

GRACE JONES – Lipstick Ecstasy Shine N°101 (Nuda) + N°200 (Silenzio), Spring – Summer Collection 2018 by GIORGIO ARMANI.

EDIE SEDGWICK – Full Metal Shadow N°19 Junky Tangerine Spring – Summer Collection 2018 by YSL.

BIANCA JAGGER – Phyto-Lip Twist Packshot Ballet + L’Ochidée (blush enlumineur au lys blanc), Spring – Summer Collection 2018 by SISLEY Paris.

 

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AVANT-GARDE COSMETICS

Aesthetic medicine has developed targeted techniques to standardize complexion and prevent aging: peeling at different concentrations to even skin texture and give it full splendor; laser treatments to help skin discoloration. Skincare haut-de-gamme lines enrich their treatments with formulas with cutting-edge active ingredients at high concentrations for instant and ultra-targeted results, inspired by cosmetic-clinical expertise. New products combine effectiveness and sensoriality. They are the less invasive alternative solution against premature aging, and give skin a smooth grain and a luminous complexion.

Keira Knightley – Divine Slash Mask Lotion DARPHIN – Lotion – Mask with double effect: strengthens skin helping it to defend itself from aging, supporting the process of cellular self-renewal and stimulating production of collagen; relieves irritations, gives uniformity and a vital and radiant appearance.

Cate Blanchett – Detox2x Cream VALMONT – A breath of oxygen for the skin. A unique “whipped cream” texture that oxygenates, detoxifies and reveals a healthy and plumped skin.

Sofia Coppola – Re-Plasty Laserist HELENA RUBINSTEIN – Brightness activator. Its antioxidant properties reduce melanin oxidation giving skin a luminous appearance and visibly reducing stains (-50% of their surface) thanks to the ellagic acid composed of vegetable molecules rich in tannins.

 

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OLFACTORY IMPROVISATIONS

Evocative designs combine smell to memory. Each fragrance interpreted combines images, feelings and emotions. A short florilegium of my three favorite fragrances at the moment, two dedicated to REPLICA of Maison Margiela, born from the line launched in 2012 based on a timeless aesthetic, Promenade in the Gardens and Glow. The third one is Dior Homme by Christian Dior. A masterpiece of contemporary men’s perfumery.

Glow REPLICA FILTER by MAISON MARGIELA brings to mind the brightness of a sunny afternoon.

Dior Homme 2005 by CHRISTIAN DIOR, created in 2005 by Olivier Polge and Hedi Slimane, with its sophisticated classicism stands out from any olfactory trend on the market today. Absolute masterpiece.

Promenade in the Gardens, REPLICA by MAISON MARGIELA represents the romance of an english garden where wanderers can be surprised by a bouquet of floral notes in the chaotic order of a bush.

 

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