Helena is wearing roses by Valentino Couture Spring 2017


I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

I'm back!

I am starting to experience day-to-day life in Berlin between new friends, discoveries and inspirations.

She is Helena, born from the roman creativity but refreshed by the one from Berlin (literally, since the temperature is freezing here!).

For her, I was inspired by the magical and dreamy collection of the new artistic director Pierpaolo Piccioli for the eternal Valentino Couture.

Dreamy.

Like me.

Living in this city is filling me with light, enthusiasm and the desire to create.

And thankfully, it's not just a dream.


Io sogno. A volte penso che sia l'unica cosa giusta da fare.

― Haruki Murakami, La ragazza dello Sputnik.

Sono tornata!

Mi sto letteralmente immergendo nella vita berlinese tra nuovi incontri, scoperte e ispirazioni.

Lei è Helena, nata dalla creatività romana ma rinfrescata dall'aria di Berlino (in tutti i sensi, visto le temperature sotto lo zero!).

Per lei, mi sono ispirata alla magica e sognante collezione del nuovo direttore artistico Pierpaolo Piccioli per l'eterno Valentino.

Sognante.

Come me.

Vivere in questa città mi sta riempiendo di luce, entusiasmo e voglia di fare.

E per fortuna, non è solo un sogno.

 


Illustrations from the book Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

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Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

January, 12th.
With the holidays behind, it's time to get back to work.
In the way I like it most: totally efficiently and enthusiastic about everything which is new.

In this very first post of 2017, I am proud to show you the illustrations I've done for The Book Illustration Competition which is a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society.

The topic is Mansfield Park, that is the always ongoing conflict between appearance and passion.
The competition gave me the chance to read this book, written by one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen.
Quickly, I become interested in Fanny's (the main character) drama, as well as in the beautiful and sparkling Mary Crawford.
Both of them in love with the same man, I've represented them in their essence: Fanny in her excessive moral rigor, with the amber cross, a gift from her beloved brother, held tightly in the hand, and Mary, the passionate, which through the melody of the harp fascinates the contended Edmund.

To complete the picture, my personal representation of Mansfield Park.

What else... remains to wait for the results of the competition... fingers crossed!


Molte persone hanno un’idea sbagliata di ciò che porta alla vera felicità. Essa non si raggiunge attraverso il piacere personale, ma attraverso la fedeltà a un proposito degno.
Helen Keller

12 di Gennaio.
Festività alle spalle, è il momento di tornare a lavoro.
Come piace a me: a pieno ritmo e con l'entusiasmo di scoprire sempre cose nuove.

In questo primo post del 2017, sono veramente orgogliosa di presentarvi le illustrazioni che ho realizzato per il concorso The Book Illustration Competition, indetto in collaborazione tra The Folio Society e House of Illustration.

Il tema è Mansfield Park, ovvero il continuo conflitto tra apparenza e passione.
Il concorso mi ha dato l'occasione di leggere questo romanzo, scritto da una delle mie autrici preferite, Jane Austen.
Mi sono subito appassionata ai drammi della protagonista, Fanny Price, nonché della bella e spumeggiante Mary Crawford.
Entrambe innamorate dello stesso uomo, le ho rappresentate nella loro essenza: Fanny nel suo eccessivo rigore morale, intenta a pregare con la croce regalata dall'amato fratello, e Mary,la passionale, che attraverso il suono dell'arpa affascina il conteso Edmund.
A completare il tutto, una mia personale rappresentazione di Mansfield Park.

Che dire...non rimane altro che aspettare l'esito del concorso... dita incrociate per me! Read more


A flower named Victoria

Fashion Illustration Victoria

*Post in italiano dopo quello in inglese

If 2016 has been the year of rebirth, 2017 will be the one of revolution!

As I wrote many times over the past few months, it is a time of unprecedented change.Read more


Fashion Illustration: Estelle

Fashion Illustration Estelle

It is with great joy and excitement that I show you the fourth illustration from the Gotcha! series: Estelle.Read more


Fashion Illustration and Glamour Portraits

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A while ago I wrote a post about the "Portrait Journal" and on how Inktober brought me at this new project.
You won't believe it, but what started as a simple style exercise has evolved into an important activity which I cannot abandon!Read more


Gotcha! Girl: Aria

Aria: fashion illustration

Finally.

It has been like a “creative tsunami” and now I am impatient to realize all the projects that I have in mind.Read more


New fashion illustration: Peach

Peach: fashion illustration

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail. - Pablo Picasso

The adventure continues on the Gatcha! worldRead more


The goal? Let's start the journey: new fashion illustration "Charlie"

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I don't want life to imitate art.
I want life to be art.

Ernst Fischer

Charlie is the first illustration of a new series of five entitled Gotcha!Read more


Wish & Wear #34

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Last outfit of the week and perfect for the weekend!


Wish & Wear #33

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Wish & Wear #20

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Hello and Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I spent mine chilling at the pool so it was pretty good.
Today Wish & Wear post is featuring a gorgeous outfit:

You can also find this set on my Polyvore profile.

 

Ciao e buon lunedì! Come avete trascorso il fine settimana? Io sono stata tutto il tempo a rilassarmi in piscina, quindi direi che è andato abbastanza bene.

Nel post di oggi ho illustrato un outfit che mi piace moltissimo:

Potete inoltre trovare questo look nel mio profilo su Polyvore.

 

 


Wish & Wear #09

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Today's Wish & Wear post is special: tonight I'll be at the Opera to see the ballet "The Sleeping Beauty".

I'd like to wear a beautiful dress like this one by Alice + Oliva: it's fabulous, isn't it?

For my gran gala:

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Il Wish & Wear di oggi è speciale: questa sera andrò all'Opera a vedere il balletto "La Bella Addormentata".

Mi piacerebbe proprio indossare un meraviglioso abito di Alice + Oliva come questo! Non è meraviglioso?

Per la mia serata di gala ho scelto quindi: