Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fashion Stylist Mariapia

Missoni boots


Isabeli by mariapia65


Mariapia65 is a dream stylist!
In my PolyVOGUE world she is one of my best friends.
She does not work in fashion but her sense of style is among the finest.
I simply love to see her unique and very cosmopolitan way of put things together.
Her sets are divine, the selection of items impeccable and her enthusiasm
so priceless. She is always the first member to add her sets to our contests and
she often place herself on the winning line.

please visit her amazing sets and drop a line to comment them.
Un abbraccio Mapi !

Monday, November 28, 2011

Queen Kate by Anne Leibovitz

Beautiful Kate Moss
this is one of my favorite photos of all times.
It has everything in it: fashion, history, humanity.
Should I send a postcard of Human Race to the Space this is
what I will use.
A masterpiece by Anne Leibovitz

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ralph Lauren Holydays Black Tie

Refined look by Ralph Lauren
a nice tuxedo will make your holydays shine.
You can find a great one on line at
browse also for superb holydays gifts.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CHANEL Winter Looks

Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

The Combat Boot, after all we are all Fashion Warriors...

Chanel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Photo via style.com the Fashionista first stop
by the duo Yannis and Pucci

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dior Nailpolish Winter Vernis

I have been always a bluff, pink, cotton candy,
Flemme rose kind-a-gal since.....
the day I got as a gift the amazing NEW colors of
now my nails scream names like
Undergrownd, Gris Montaigne, Perfecto, Tuxedo...


The beauty of these très chic nailpolishes is that the colors
are so contemporary and shimmery.
Even the flat colors have a distinct light to it.


To add a touch of sophistication,
think The Dutchess of Windsor modern days
I add a layer of ROCK COAT to my rosie everyday polish...
very parisienne chic.

 These colors are phenomenals....and

...for a complete manicure you must try the BASE COAT and the clear
TOP COAT really are the beat I have tried in a long time.
The Top Coat speeds up your drying time and created a long lasting
extra brilliant coat. For best results my manicuriste Kathy
suggests you apply an extra coat the day after you had your nails done.

With the revolutionary easy brush I am able to do the application
myself, trust me I am no pro when it comes to these things.
I love the all line of Dior manicure products, including the
nailpolish remover, the apricot nail cream and the
superb Dior Capture Hand cream.
Please Santa...please....

all photos are by MilaneseGAL
Thank you LVMH

Friday, November 18, 2011

THE CUBE Max Mara Winter 2011

It is no secret that I am obsessed with THE CUBE
by Max Mara

Chic all the way! It changed my life since I aquired my first
CUBE last year.

An absolute MUST HAVE for any gals....
it comes in a variety of colors.
The all have a nice cubical pouch to store it and to travel with.

The fur cape accessory can also be worn as a collar
or alone for a chic add on.
I often wear it with jeans and a turtleneck if I am doing
some errands around town.

Last year I purchased the CUBE myself and had my family
buying the cute add ons as gifts. It was a nice way to complete my look
and my family was happy to present me with gifts I loved.

I used my Taupe Cube all winter and I decided to get a more
elegant one this year, maybe a black one.

Once you try one on you cannot do without it !
photos propriety of MaxMara

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren Wedding
Congratulations to the divine and charming Lauren
for her recent wedding.

photo via Town&Country Magazine USA

see her line of FEED bag on my previous post

Feed BagFeed Bag

Judith Leiber FEED 1000 clutch
on my Christmas Wish List


LBL in her wedding gown designed by Ralph Lauren
photo courtesy of Baazar Magazine Usa

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas part I

even if Thankgsgiving is a Family Affair
a nice invitation is always welcome,
these are mine for this year

I stay a bit away from the orange pumkins,
I selected mini white ones and I mixed them
with bronze ornaments.

To grace the table settings:
Orange VIP ribbons and Jay Strongwater pieces
I will use to decorate the napkings and as name place card.
From Neiman Marcus.  

No New York visit is complete if you do not
pay a visit to the Home Decor Floor at BERGDORF GOODMAN
possibly the BEST department store in the Planet.
It is a mecca for home decor ideas and key items.
This year L'Objet presented a sublime line of new products:

photo courtesy of AD magazine via Lindsay Hair Blog

White Cinderella Pumpkin
is the main focus of my table decoration.

Ribbons of all kinds....Michaels in the USA
has an amazing selection.
I also use Martha Stewart yarn to add in the mix.

I dash with some of my Christmas ornaments
to add a little charisma to my Thanksgiving Table,
after all we will celebrate in Milano....
faremo una bella figura

Like my dear friend BZV said it is important to
keep attention to details when you prepare a table.
With a large budget or a tight economy budget
your creativity will be the biggest asset. Use it.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Italian Squash Blossom recipes

Three zucchini blossom recipes from my family

Frittata della Nonna Maria

18 large blossoms
6 eggs farm raised
1/2 cup pecorino cheese fine grated
1/2 cup of rich milk
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon of salt
a dash of pepper
sage leaves to garnish
oil to fry

Heat the oil in a non stick medium pan.
Wash the blossoms, pat dry and cut only the stem up to the blossom
keep the inside of the blossom
In a bowl combine the cornstarch, the milk, the pecorino,
the salt, the pepper, add the eggs and wish singing opera.
When the oil is hot add abouth a 1/4 of the batter, let it become a
little harder, it will take only a minute.
Arrange the blossoms in a circular pattern following the numers
of an imaginary clock face. Fill the gaps with the remain blossoms.
Add the remain of the batter.
Turn the flame down to minimum!
Cover and let it cook for about 15/20 minutes.
Flip using 2 plates or one of those frittata pans.
Before flipping add few leaves of save at the bottom of the pan,
they will slight cook and give a distinct aroma to your
masterpiece frittata.
Serve lightly warm.
Love to serve it the late morning after Thanksgiving dinner,
we are always on the go for Black friday, you need energy to shop!

Fried Zucchini Blossoms my style

20/25 Large fresh blossoms
3/4 large eggs
1 cup of cornstarch
1/2 cup of panko for extra crispy
1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
salt and pepper, olive oil


preheat the oven at 400 degrees
add a baking sheet liner to a large baking pan.
Beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.
Separately mix the cornstarch, the panko and the cheese.
Wash and dry the blossoms. Cut only the stems out!
Dunk the blossoms in the eggs and then pass them in the
dry mixture you made untill nicely coated.
Place all the blossoms in the pan and with a brush add a little
oil on top of them. Just a drop.
Bake in the oven until crispy golden brown, no need to flip.
Amazing as an aperitivo!
They will taste like tou fried them but with a thenth of the greese.
Ideal as a Thankgiving dinner appetizer.
Guys love them !
You love them because they taste like fried but are so light.
Almost no guilt!

Rosy Pasta salvia, fiori di Zucca e Calamari
Rosy Pasta with sage, squash blossoms and calamari
Forte dei Marmi our family style

will feed 6 people
12 blossoms
1 italian spaghetti package
sage, better if you grown it
1 pound of calamari rings
1 cup of excellent white wine
salt, pepper and oil
red pepper if you like (I do!)


Bring a large sauce pan to boil with plenty of water and
remember to add sea salt!
In a skillet add the 1/4 cup of oil the red chili pepper, the minced garlic
at your taste.
Quickly fried the chopped blossoms and the calamari rings.
 Splash with wine.
Add few chopped leaves of sage and let it simmer a bit.
Cook the pasta al dente.
Drain it and toss it in the fast sauce you just made.
 Add a dash of extra virgin olive oil.

Serve very very hot with a glass of the same white wine you used for cooking.
perfect for a week end al fresco dining.

More recipes to come.....
photos  and recipes are MilaneseGAL very proud of them !!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Orange by Hermès

Hermès Orange is iconic....
from the boxes to the bags to the scarfs
at least one orange Hermès piece is a must in any Hermès collection.

Renee Zellweger

image from mina-fashionaffairs.blogspot.com

from Baxter designer Group

magic Box and ribbon

chic Office, a lovely usege for the Hermès boxes

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