'Griccia' è un termine usato dagli antichi tessitori della seta del xiv e xv secolo, indicante un fregio a sviluppo in genere verticale, come un tronco che sostiene elementi decorativi come l'ananas, la pigna e il melograno.

sabato 9 febbraio 2013

Verso Primavera –‘Towards Spring’

DSC04239Direi che più che l’aria, è la luce ad essere cambiata. Le temperature sono ancora decisamente basse, ma già si avverte quel non so che che mette più energia nei nostri passi. Si comincia a vedere abbigliamento primaverile nelle vetrine, ed anche io sento un formicolio generale che mi fa desiderare un cambiamento, per quanto piccolo.
Magari mi compro un paio di stivaletti così, non tanto per gli stivaletti quanto per le ghette in lana ed i calzini di pizzo…proprio il mio stile!

I would say than more than the air, it is the light that has changed. Temperatures are still in the low range, but already that I-do-not-know-what that puts more energy into our steps can be felt. Springy clothing is showing up in the shops , and I too feel a general tingling that makes me wish for a change, however small.
Maybe I will buy these ankle boots, not really for the boots but for the knitted gaiters and lace socks…my style indeed!

Ferragamo se n’è venuto fuori con un turbinio di frange e di ‘fatto a mano’, qui sotto il particolare del ‘look 41’ della pagina web della quale ho messo il link. Maglia ed uncinetto: sembra davvero realizzato artigianalmente chissà da quali mani, ma se non sbaglio questa casa di moda è una delle poche che produce in Italia quindi dovrebbero essere mani nostrane.

Ferragamo came out with a flurry of fringes and ‘hand made’, hereunder the detail of ‘look 41’ on the webpage that I linked. Knitting and crochet: this really seems handcrafted by unknown hands, but if I am not wrong this fashion company is one of the few that has the production in Italy, therefore the hands should be local.

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Questo è un delizioso abito fotografato in non mi ricordo più quale vetrina. Anche qui la guarnizione ad uncinetto non sembra industriale, sicché se vogliamo essere alla moda conviene che ci diamo daffare.
This is a delightful dress, unfortunately I can not remember where I took the picture. Here as well the trimming looks crocheted and not industrial, therefore if we want to be fashionable it is better to put ourselves at work.

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Per restare su questi colori, vorrei mostrare in che modo raffinato è stata confezionata una magnifica collana di occhio di tigre che mi è stata recenemente regalata da un caro amico.
La collana è stata scelta per essere indossata sulla camicia di seta che ho tinta a Los Angeles, qui in secondo piano. Lì per l'ì non avevo realizzato che il biglietto di accompagnamento riproduceva nel colore e nello stile la decorazione della camicia. Caro G., hai sbagliato mestiere!

To stay on the same colour, I wish to show in which refined way was wrapped a magnificent necklace made out of cat’s-eye recently given to me by a dear friend.
 The necklace was chosen to be worn with the silk shirt that I dyed in Los Angeles, here shown in the back. On the spur of the moment I didn’t realise that the accompanying card was reproducing in colour and style the decoration of the shirt. Dear G., you are in the wrong job!

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15 commenti:

  1. Hello Blandina,
    What a beautiful things you share here! Of course I adore the crochet work and what a stylish presentation on the bottom picture.

    RispondiElimina
  2. You are certainly showing delightful details, including the last one.

    RispondiElimina
  3. love those knitted 'gaiters' (had to look up that word). would make no use of them here. we have such mild winters.

    RispondiElimina
  4. Hi, Blandina. Beautiful post with beautiful "stuff". Love the crochet--wow! it's coming back in style?? so cool! I'm feeling like it's still winter, although the wildflowers are coming out. Interesting that you judge the coming of spring by what's in the store window and I judge it by vegetation. Urban vs. rural, I suppose.
    best, nadia

    RispondiElimina
  5. avanti con la primavera, basta grigio

    RispondiElimina
  6. Such lovely things, I wonder if it is possible to find out who does all that work for the designers? I'm glad it's done in Italy at least. So good that fashionistas will appreciate hand crafted, for a season at least.

    RispondiElimina
  7. wonderful boots, they look very comfortable and stylish, too. not so keen on the dress, need to be 20 something and anorexic. way to 60's for me.

    RispondiElimina
  8. ma quanto sono belli scarpe, vestito e confezione regalo...io so sferruzzare e vagamente lavorare all'uncinetto ma più che le sciarpe non so proprio fare!...tanti sorrisi color ecrù

    RispondiElimina
  9. gli stivaletti♥♥ !
    se il sole tocca in fondo la mia terrazza vuol dire che arriva la primavera.fredda però.

    RispondiElimina
  10. it is just like the shirt! what great pieces you've shown here. I've been looking at knitted dresses, but know I don't have the patience it would take to finish.

    RispondiElimina
  11. I'm feeling a hint of spring in San Francisco as well. :)

    RispondiElimina
  12. Hi Blandina. I love the stitched envelope and isn't it strange how things accidentally mirror each other (the card and the dress). I picture you being able to wander the streets of Florence to see what's happening in the world of fashion. My experience there last year was so inspiring - each store window like an art gallery. As far as crochet goes, even a trim on a sewn dress would work well and take a lot less time! Also it is SO HOT here at the moment that it's enjoyable reading about the cold, the grey and the snow!

    RispondiElimina
  13. Oh, to live in a city of such style and culture. Thanks for the window shopping!

    RispondiElimina
  14. Oh I know how it feels when there are little hints of spring. Here the daffodils are already blooming although there is still a big of ice on the ground in the mornings. But I have just ordered a sheer beach dress--something I won't be able to wear for a few more months. It's nice to dream though--and in that vein, may I say that I would die to have that lovely crocheted dress. Even better, to be able to crochet one for myself!

    RispondiElimina