Monday, December 24, 2012

CHANEL modern chic

Thursday, December 20, 2012

5 days till Christmas

Five great Louis Vuitton Bags to sweeten up you
Christmas, whos that lucky GAL?

Chèz Louis Vuitton

Shields by Grizzly Bear

I am obsessed with them I purchased all of their music,
this is one of my very favorites

hear for yourself

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Mayan Prophecy 21 december

The Maya Prophecy

The Maya Prophecy di MilaneseGAL

Always be fashionable. 
Roger Vivier Shoes and Pilgrim Clutch, vintage turquoise bracelets from Santa Fe New Mexico, Roberto Cavalli Silk Dress, Luxury Ostrich Jacket by Oasap,
Plume gold bracelet (as a belt in layout) by allsaints. Fascinator at modcloth.
Concept models via pinterest.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lucifer Vir Honestus Jewelry FIVEinFIVE

Luna Scamuzzi is the amazing designer behind this exclusive Jewelry brand.
I saw her magical creations at Barney's New York and
 liked the extraordinary creativity of the pieces.
Once in Milano I decided to pay a visit to meet Luna in person.

* ONE *
From the bit intimidating name, Lucifer Vir Honestus,
 I was expecting nothing but the most gentle and angelic
personality as Luna has. Naturally the first question I posed
was the choice of such a sizzling company name.
Luna explainded to me that while preparing her final exam for the Architectural University her and her husband businessman Paolo Mandelli, saw this curious name in the Milanese Archives of Goldsmiths. LVH was the first goldsmith of Milan back in the 12th century to be registered, without much thinking at the time Luna copied the name in her diary and saved it. A few years later when they decided to persue their own carrier as Jewelry Designers the selection of this name became almost natural.

Now her creations adorn the most charming women:
from Drew Berrymore to Cameron Diaz, from JLO to
Michelle Obama just to name a few of the Devotee

One of a kind pieces that are beautiful to wear and
it almost a sin to hide in a jewelry box....

* TWO *
My personal style in one word

A nice gift I have recived latelty
A fun head pice from Alain Journo in the shape of a Statue of Liberty crown and a fish net over the face, a truly playful object.

* FOUR *
An unforgettable place to dine
Ristorante Piazza Duomo in Alba (Piedmont Reagion in Italy)
Chef Enrico Crippa just earned his third Michelin star
is a personal fiend and a great poetic man, he puts his soul in the kitchen.

Dinner for Eight
(I asked Luna to make an imaginary Guest List for her dinner party)
Luna, herself
Joan of Arc
Marylin Monroe
Annie Lennox
Elvis Presley
Nina Simone
Fulco di Verdura

Lucifer, watching down from Heaven, bust be very proud!
It has been a pleasure meeting Luna, be part  of her world even for just a few
hours has been like enter a storybook: her beautiful way to talk about her work
and the playful way she uses to create her jewelry just as child would
have fun playing with clay. She gets the energy from every single
stone, pearl or once of gold transforming them in jewelry that are so mature and unique in style. She relay on her instint reather then a formal sketch having a natural sense of proportions from her trainging in architecture.
The results are unique pieces as works of art.  As I said before you cannot hide them in a jewlry box, they will become part of your surrondings as miniature sculpures.

A "trilogy fitted for Venus" by Lucifer Vir Honestus

Lucifer Vir Honestus
Showroom and Boutique 
Corso Como 9, Milan
+39 02 29004270

Also at Barneys New York

All photos except the last two ones are MilaneseGAL
thank you to Luna Scamuzzi e Paolo Mandelli
all designs and logos are copyrights by Lucifer Vir Honestus

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Designer Luxury Hen Residence

It has never been so exciting to be a chicken.
With this view I guarantee you that the eggs will taste even better.
I cannot fully suggest how to obtain the Penthouse overlooking Central Park
but this is how you can have the stylish Luxury Hen Residence...

My Friend Robin Horton author of the green blog URBAN GARDENS while visiting the International Contemporary Furniture Fair,  stumbled upon Raad’s modernist solar chicken coop for urban hens. This coop is so sophisticated, the desigers call it a “Residence.”
A all new flock of Urban Sophisticated Chicks has arrived.
I love Robin's captivating selling points:
3 floors of luxury living for the discerning hen. Low maintenance. Great views. No Coop board approval.

As Robin eloquently posted, these “residences” are the non-plus-ultra of green design too: each utilizes passive heat and cooling systems, driving a fan to supplement the systems throughout the summer. The triplex hen house offers floor to ceiling windows and “great views.” The first floor contains a “scratch n’ run” area, the second floor four egg-laying units, and the third floor houses a roosting perch described as the “Egg Lounge.” The design includes plenty of storage for bedding and food, while a sliding tray provides for easy clean up.
The Stylish Residence arrives flat-packed and it is ready for an easy to do mounting.
 It is constructed of routed exterior grade plywood and acrylic sheets. You can personalize it if you plan to give it as a gift.

Available at
 one of my favorite Architectural Studios, check out their Shore House.
FOR ANY GARDEN IDEAS loaded with STYLE check
Unlimited Thinking for Limited Spaces
A "Green Chic" web destination
Edited by Robin Horton

This post is made thanks to Robin Horton and her generosity in sharing story and photos.
Coop Project and Photos belong to Raad Studio please visit

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Fall &Winter, Timeless key pieces to have in your Wardrobe
and around yourself.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Vidal Sassoon 5 point famous haircut

Vogue Grace Coddington models the famous five-point bob, by Vidal Sassoon

A few things you need to know about Vidal Sassoon

 He is credited with creating a simple geometric hair style called the wedge bob
 said to be inspired by the artistic movemnet the Bauhaus.
Revolutionary in that period.

Sassoon's former model and creative director of American Vogue, Grace Coddington, said that "he changed the way everyone looked at hair. Before Sassoon, it was all back-combing and lacquer; the whole thing was to make it high and artificial. Suddenly you could put your fingers through your hair!

His Vidal Sassoon brand was applied to hair products sold worldwide, with a commercial campaign featuring the iconic slogan
"If you don't look good, we don't look good."
This is what should be said at every hair salon.

Sassoon opened his first salon in 1954 in London
He died this year in LA

                                           Vidal with Mia Farrow, 1968

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Faux Cils aka Fake eyelashes

Dior Grand Ball special edition,
much more chic to call them Faux Cils....
they do come with glue and instructions.
A great Xmas gift! Just in time for NYE

30 dollars/25euro at Dior Beauty Boxes around the world
or at

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fashion Stamps

Stamp 1

Fashion Stamp 1 *  created by MilaneseGAL 

MilanesegGAL stamps

Fashion Stamps  * series created by MilaneseGAL

Stamp 3

Fashion Stamp 3 * created by MilaneseGAL

When was the last time you sent a hand written letter?
I miss buying nice stamps.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Paris Christmas Shopping

Christmas at Le Meurice
Start with a Room at the divine Le Meurice, Paris part of The Dorchester Collection

A gift in the gift! I cannot think of a better gift to give to your best friend, your mom, your daughter, your sister, your Boss (a very good one) then a trip to Paris to shop for the Holidays. Just a night or two, very girly very fun!
I would start with a great Hotel, luxe and easy. If its home of the Valmont Spa even better, I think a deep tissue massage and 15 minutes of hamman can be perfect after a busy day shopping.

I also heard that there is a great exhibition of jewelry of Van Cleef.
Musée des Arts décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli,  just a few steps from Le Meurice Hotel
Paris 75001
on until february so not to be missed.
Around 500 creations that have made the fame of the Maison are highlighted and shown with archives, documents and drawings, in an exhibition design by
The history of Van Cleef & Arpels is studded with technical inventions passed down by the Mains d’Or of the Maison from generation to generation. It is this knowledge, kept secret and combined with imagination and very free sources of inspiration that underpins this formidable profusion of forms and models.
All the pieces have been researched and dated for this exhibition, so that the chronology of their creation can be precisely retraced for the first time.

No visit to Paris is complete without dine at my favorite Chef in Paris
Philippe Escoffier
18, rue de l'exposition
75007 Paris
Reservations 01 45 51 78 08

If you are still looking for the perfect New Years Eve Dress
Elie Saab is the place for you.

Chanel is for Paris is a must. The perfect gifts to bring home.

un expected objets are found in several art galleries, just stroll around
Boulevard St. Germain

If you want to see an old Maison still very charming please pay a visit to Goyard

Around the corner from the American Ambassy there is the Boutique
l'Eclaireur must see. on Boissy d'Anglas
also the restaurants are fab!

Hermès is alway a joy!

The new Louis Vuitton  Jewelry shop in Place Vendome designer by Marino
is a must stop for any fashion lover.
Shopping in Paris is particularly appealing in the run up to Christmas.
With shopping at Printemps just a short stroll away from Le Meurice, embrace the excitement of Christmas shopping in style with your own personal shopper. Once you’re done head back to the hotel to relax with complimentary use of the sauna and hamman. It’s Christmas shopping made easy!

  • Christmas Shopping Package at the Hotel Le Meurice, Paris includes: 
    • Accommodation and daily American buffet breakfast
    • Le Meurice garment bag to bring your shopping back home
    • Printemps services: VIP welcome, multilingual personal shopper team, hands-free shopping, priority and easy access to tax refund and local free delivery of international shipping. Please state your preferred appointment time when making your booking but note that times are subject to availability at Printemps
    • Free access to sauna, hammam & fitness centre (excluding treatments) needed after along day shopping around!
     all photos of Le Meurice by Hotel Le Meurice, The Dorchester Collection
    oll other photos Courtesy of Le Musee Decoratif,
    and MilaneseGAL