SPRING? WHITE SHIRT!

SPRING? WHITE SHIRT!

 

Spring? White shirt!

Don’t you think so?

I have a real soft spot for white shirts and I guess you could call me an “addict.”

My wardrobe houses a number of them that have grown over the years.

I always like the white shirt, in any version, be it classic or Sangallo.

I find the white shirt a crosswise garment, suitable in every season, but when spring arrives it becomes a passepartout for lightness of dress and thought.

From the most typical cut to versions made particular by a detail, the white shirt knows how to be a touch of elegance and simplicity.

How do you feel when you wear your white shirt?

Which model do you prefer?

Would you like to look back together at some outfits that have become unforgettable?

For example, I would say that the Mia Wallace version is the most iconic.

Uma Thurman dances perfectly at ease in the asymmetrically cut shirt: slouchy, long points at the front and cufflinks.

Miranda Priestly obviously top fashion, the criss-crossed version is always very refined.

Julia Roberts frames the image of beauty with a knotted shirt in Pretty Woman

Meg Ryan distractingly American in “French.”

Audrey Hepburn thoroughly glamorous in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Dolores O’Riordan deeply essential.

Vivienne Westwood extravagant and brilliant.

Hermione Granger magical collegiate and Debbie Harry rock schoolgirl.

Will you add more examples of famous looks yourself?

Harper’s Bazaar quotes Marylin Monroe and for 2024 chooses the Peserico proposal.

How about retro style instead?

Giorgio Armani always perfect, this is one of his creations shown at Fashion week

Vogue publishes a roundup from the fashion shows.

At this point it is only right to quote Franca Sozzani and her famous phrase:

All women aspire to be elegant and, without understanding the true meaning of this term, they buy, in a lifetime, tons of dresses, bags, shoes. Then a woman arrives at a dinner party wearing black dinner jacket trousers and a white silk shirt, a perfect classic, and you notice her.

It is no coincidence that Franca chose a white blouse for her first cover in 1988.

Which white shirt do you choose for this spring?

DALGONA COFFEE

DALGONA COFFEE

While here we demonstrate to be more a people of bakers, expressing ourselves in pizza, bread, and cakes of all kinds, in other countries the Dalgona Coffee Challenge goes crazy: it comes from Korea, where both the quarantine and the challenge started first.
What does Dalgona mean?
The name comes from Korean street food, more precisely a lollipop-shaped snack called and Ppogi. This Ppogi / Dalgona is made with caramelized sugar and baking soda, which gives a spongy texture. The melted sugar is spread in a rounded shape on a plaque. Then made to solidify by affixing molds with designs of various types, to which the classic stick is fixed.
How does it associate with Dalgona coffee? I would say for the creaminess.
The base principle could be associated with the cream that our grandmothers made with the first coffee that came out of the coffee maker and with sugar.
The mixture obtained, in many of the various ways of execution with instant coffee and electric whisks, is placed on top of the cold milk.
Perhaps here we would not associate the final result properly with the name “coffee”, but the appearance is certainly very inviting.
Have you already tried?
If you want to try:
two teaspoons of instant coffee
two of sugar
two of water
and then mix

the “keep calm” version also includes a pinch of cinnamon 🙂

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

I start with Debbie Harry, simply because I particularly like this photo and I hope it can be an inspiration for you too.
I would skip the details of his life more strictly personal and I would speak directly of the mythical times of the CBGB after the meeting with Chris Stein and the creation of Blondie who have characterized the scene since 1974 for a long period full of successes.
Without a doubt, I mention Call Me for the collaboration with Giorgio Moroder, which has become an iconic soundtrack and more generally a piece that evokes an emotional flashback at every listening: new wave, disco music, dance rock.
Debbie stayed with Chris for fifteen years during which they also fought a serious illness together.
A wonderful Heart of glass, but at the same time a strong heart, this is the first thought I have of all about her.
A woman who at fifty-three continues marking history with a first place in the chart that enters Guinness.
A woman who knows how to cross past present and future without distinction, like her portrait made by Andy Wharol with the Amiga 1000 computer.
A woman also celebrated in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who has been able to become a symbol with her ruffled hair and an uncalculated look but framed by her determination.
And his One way or another, deliberately covered with joy as a “survival mechanism”, resounds sadly current, making us reflect once again on the fact that over time, we persist in not treasuring experiences and that we cannot learn from mistakes, getting worse.
Anyway, let’s start from her smile and her intent to restore lightness and take an example, one way or another …

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