sabato 24 settembre 2011

Aurora Sansone

Aurora Sansone is a fashion editor and stylist for Vogue Nippon.

I first saw her on an episode on the MTV programme called "Il testimone".

In this episode, the narrator is following the model Bianca Balti to make a documentary about her life as a model. During the documentary, Bianca has a shooting for Vogue Nippon and her stylist is Aurora Sansone. She seemed very professional and very nice, explaining what her job tasks are and how to become a model.

I admire her because she isn't famous for her body but due the fact that she has worked hard and with a lot of passion to get the job that she has now, and I think that this very admirable.

The fashion world is very cruel and hard, and she is in it because of her passion and hard work.

Here are some pictures of her.


Her best friends and co-workers are Viviana Volpicelli, stylist like her, and Anna Dello Russo, Vogue Nippons's director.


As you can see she has a great style! She looks very sober, sometimes casual other times chic. She always wears something in her outfits that will catch your attention.

She isn't a woman who wants to look younger than she is, and I think this is very important. In the fashion world, time can be devastating because your body starts to show sign of age, but Aurora faces this problem by dressing with very classic looks but with great style.
I find her elegant but not in an austere way but because her look is balanced. The coat, for example is black,  the cut is rigid and the blue details (the line, the buttons) show that she doesn’t follow fashion rules and shows that she doesn’t want to be elegant in a classical and anonymous way but in her own unique way.

venerdì 23 settembre 2011

Mario Testino

Mario Testino is a very famous Peruvian photographer.
His work has been featured across the globe in magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and V and he has crafted and contributed to the imagery of leading fashion houses such as Burberry, Gucci, Versace, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Estee Launder, Hugo Boss, Miu Miu, Shiseido and Michael Kors, among many others.

He has been lauded with a number of awards and recognitions for his achievements and charitable work, counting among them a Doctor Emeritus from the University of the Arts, London, the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award, the Medalha Tiradentes from the city of Rio de Janerio, Brazil and the Order of Merit from the city of Lima, Peru

Kate Moss may be considered Mario Testino’s muse. Their friendship has last two decades and is still going on since he was the photographer for her wedding. 

Mario says “I met Kate Moss very early on. Shortly after her first Galliano show I went backstage to congratulate her, only to find her crying: she was disappointed that she had only been given one outfit to model in the show. My answer to her was this: “In life there are perfumes and colognes. You need to use lots of cologne as the scent fades away; with a perfume you just use a drop and it lasts all night. You are a perfume, you will go on and on.” Little did I know just how true that would become! And that I had made a friend for life.”

Celebrity subjects have most famously included Diana, Princess of Wales and her sons.

Mario Testino with a picture of Lady Diana taken by him.


Here are more pictures of celebrities shot all by Mario Tetsino.

      Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and her family. Sienna Miller for Mario Testino's exhibition "Todo o Nada".        
Natalia Vodianova.

Julia Roberts. Pierce Brosnan.      Sienna Miller.

venerdì 16 settembre 2011


Vogue Fashion’s Night Out was a great experience!
It was a chaotic night where all people who love the fashion world were invited with famous designers and stylists for a night out.
During the nigh Rome’s best shops in the city centre were open to sell products made especially for the occasion and many places offered a buffet and cocktail.

Here are some pictures of expensive brand shops open for the occasion and streets decorated with balloons, candles and red carpets.

  (via Margutta)
 The long long long queue to enter to Chanel's shop!

I took part in the event and I took many photographs of people who stood out with their style.

These two guys had a nice style. I really liked the Dolce & Gabbana shoes of the one on the left and the Stella McCarteney foulard of the other one!
The person that caught my attention in this group of five was the second from the left. He had this black t-shirt with grey pins all over it! awesome! 

Twopictures of real fashionistas!

  Love boys who wear papillons! even better that this one had dots on it!
These group of people is probably my favourite one. The girl with the blonde hair even more beautiful in real life, the guy with the pochette was great for all the details (bracelets, pochette, vintage jacket..) and the guy on the far right.. well I just loved his shoes with the crown print on them! very fashion!   Vintage jacket, many bracelets, old pochette--GREAT!

Very funny dress!
Okay so here is one of my favourite photos of all the people I photographed. This girl had this wonderful semi-transparent long sjirt with two vertical cuts that showed her legs. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!
   These two women are very famous in Italy. The one who is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana top(the one with the stars) is Mara Venier.

  I really liked this girl that wore this sparkling jacket. You could have noticed her waliking in a street full of people becasue of her (great) jacket!

I saw this woman while she was talking to a man and she caught my attention for her style. She was wearing the VFNO t-shirt, and a black long skirt. I like her hair and her attention to details (necklace and earring made of pearls..very chic!)

A colourful group of young fellas!
  Oh, these two women were wonderful. I saw them while walking in Via Margutta and they were just laughing and walking when I stopped them to ask them a picture and they were very nice to me. I really like the dotted dress and the way the  white scarf was hanging from the woman. I also like how the other woman would wear a completly white outfit- it is really difficult to wear white outfits and to look good in them! My compliments to these two women for their great style! I like them both!
Yes! Lauduree Macarons were given FREE in some shops (yummy) !!!

Now some pictures of models hired to stand in front of the shops!
   Max Mara showed off all the covers the Vogue Italia published with models in the cover wearing Max Mara's outfits.
Damiano Marini VFNO t-shirt.
I apologize for the quality of the pictures. My flash doesn’t seem to be very strong, but I can assure you that all these people looked great and that these pictures don’t do them justice.