In Biella Douglas Kirkland portrays two divine: Coco and Marilyn

Poster of the Coco + Marilyn exhibition. Beautiful in the center of MI-TO

“Coco and Marilyn” by Beatrice Brandini

From 22 May, the Cassa di Risparmio di Biella Foundation reopens the spaces of Palazzo Gromo Losa with the exhibition Coco + Marilyn. Biella at the center of MI-TO, over a hundred shots that portray these two extraordinary women through the eyes of Canadian Douglas Kirkland. Read more

Marcello Dudovich: the artist who invented the poster

“Elisa” by Beatrice Brandini

Watercolor drawing by Marcello Dudovich

A few years ago, in Milan, I had an interview at a very important luxury house, it did not go through (I did not plan to move to Piedmont, an area where the entire supply chain was located). However, I remember that  one of the two owners of the brand, welcomed me in a room where there were some beautiful pencil drawings by Marcello Dudovich. I thought that that could be a valid reason to go to that place every day. Read more

Giovanni Gastel and his unforgettable poetry shots

“Vittoria” by Beatrice Brandini

Shalom Harlow photographed by Giovanni Gastel in 1990

I had wanted to dedicate a post to this great photographer for months, especially after his recent and important monograph exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome. This little story, about this great master, is unfortunately posthumous, since Giovanni Gastel has just left us, this cursed pandemic has taken him too … leaving all those who loved his photos and his poems, astonished and immensely sad. Read more

THE THOUSAND FACES OF MEN’S FASHION THAT WILL COME

“Sporty_colorful and crazy” mood by Beatrice Brandini

The new men’s collections for next Autumn Winter 2021 – 22 were presented, many trends with two great musts: sustainability and craftsmanship. The first is a word dictated by emergency, with the awareness that the textile industry is among the most polluting, we need to change course and adopt a more sustainable supply chain. The second is a chance, that is the priceless heritage of “Made in Italy” that we Italians must preserve and enhance, today more than ever. Read more

Divine and avant-garde: women in Russian art in Milan

“Olga” by Beatrice Brandini

Kazimir Malevič: “Girls in the field”, 1928 – 1929

Until April 5, the Palazzo Reale in Milano hosts a beautiful exhibition entitled “Divine and Avant-garde: Women in Russian Art”, an exhibition that explores the image and imagery of the female figure throughout Russian history. From subject and inspirational muse of works of art, to protagonist and interpreter of the same. Read more