September 19, 2012
One of the colors I am seeing everywhere is plum and it is showing up in woven wool plaids, tweeds, velvets, and leather all over the fashion world. When I recently saw the plum color in an ad for a men’s tweed overcoat, I immediately thought of Rodolfo wearing this in the opera La Bohème to keep warm during the cold winter Paris months.
Varying shades of plum make for a gorgeous color scheme. The color also looks lovely with lavender, gray, black and brown. See what you think of plum colors in my opera inspired moodboard La Bohème.
February 26, 2009
Why do the Italians have such an innate sense of style? What is it about the light in Italy that makes the Tuscan landscape appear as if it were a painting? Why is an Italian leather shoe undeniably the most perfect shoe made? Why is a red Ferrari completely irresistible? Why is it you never get a headache drinking Italian wine in Italy? Why is Italian cuisine so wonderfully delicious you never tire of it? Why are Italian operas the most famous operas written and performed all over the world? Why do the Italians consistently design the most beautiful cars, ceramics, clothing, handbags, shoes, furniture and lighting?
When I traveled to Italy in 2007 with…