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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: Brunello Cucinelli, Fine Italian Craftsmanship Meets Refined Elegance…

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my new fashion story on the pages of the Mr.M blog. I’m really glad that you like my take on fashion and that I inspire many women in their prime to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives. Today I will try my best to present you some new fashion novelties that have arrived in my wardrobe.

This unexpected hobby of mine and writing fashion stories became interesting to me because I noticed that people found my stories interesting and inspiring, since my son regularly reads all your emails with questions about fashion. Honestly, I didn’t expect my writing to be such a success. I have to admit that your messages have given me extra strength and energy to continue through this difficult period and to get back to blogging again.

A few days ago, my son read me a couple of emails with questions about how I define elegance and refinement. The answer to that question is not simple, it’s a bit more complex because the true definition of elegance and refinement comes with age, sometimes I like to say that elegance is a journey of life. Elegance and refinement simply cannot be molded, there are no specific “fashion shackles” because everyone will experience these two terms in their own unique way.

Today I have the great honor and pleasure to present to you a timeless iconic brand that has laid some basic foundations since its inception and at the same time has become a symbol of elegance and refinement, and that is the Italian fashion house Brunello Cucinelli. When someone mentions this brand, I believe that many are aware that it is a luxury Italian fashion brand that has conquered the fashion scene with its quality materials and exceptional simplicity of cuts.

Fashion pieces from the Brunello Cucinelli collection are made so that they can last for seasons and years with the guarantee that you can leave something of exceptional quality to your descendants with a timeless cut that will always be fashionable. Each manufactured piece is designed so that it does not follow blind trends, but on the contrary remains its own and consistent with the style of timeless elegance and refinement. Brunello Cucinelli is a brand that cherishes the values of “quiet luxury”, that’s why you’ll never see an aggressive brand logo on their clothes, leather goods or other fashion accessories, but the design and material will tell the story for themselves.

Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian luxury fashion brand that sells menswear, womenswear and accessories in Europe, North America and East Asia. The company was founded by Mr. Brunello Cucinelli in 1978. Mr. Cucinelli started his fashion house in 1978 specializing in Mongolian cashmere clothing for women. Today, the company owns 94 of the 124 stores worldwide. A few years ago, more precisely in January 2017, the company launched its online web store.

Mr. Cucinelli controls and manages the brand through Fedone Srl. Cucinelli’s family fund owns 57% of the company’s shares, and has also set up a special fund for the benefit of his daughters, Camilla and Carolina, to guarantee the proper handover of his eponymous company. This is an inspiring fashion story about a family.

OUTFIT

Blazer: Brunello Cucinelli

Trousers: Brunello Cucinelli

Bag: Michael Kors

Sunglasses: Linda Farrow

Brooch: A vintage piece from a personal collection

Sneakers: Lanvin

An impressive fact is that the company headquarters is located in a 14th-century castle on top of a hill in the middle of Umbria, an area known as the “green heart” of Italy. Brunello Cucinelli donates 20% of profits to its charitable foundation and pays workers wages that are 20% higher than the fashion industry average. Also interesting information is that the employees of the company have extremely flexible working hours and that e-mails are not allowed after working hours. This is one of the few fashion houses that have such good working conditions, which is commendable in today’s age of classical capitalism.

My outfit today is adorned with two pieces of clothing from the latest Brunello Cucinelli SS24 collection, namely this beautiful linen jacket and trousers. They say that wisdom is the gift of life when you don’t need it anymore and I learned that linen is an extremely difficult material to maintain and I always avoided it, but when I felt the linen quality of this blazer that you can see on me, I admit that I became a big fan of linen and after so many years i have included linen clothes in my wardrobe. In addition to the cut, colors and quality of the material, I was also delighted by the length of this blazer, which is ideal for all occasions, from going to work, to performing daily duties in the city, and for going to some more festive events of a different character. In addition to the blazer, the other piece that simply delighted me are these pants, which contain a high percentage of silk and of course the most important thing is the fantastic color that goes with absolutely everything.

If you want to stay updated and find out what iconic Italian fashion house Brunello Cucinelli has prepared for us this fashion season, follow this brand on social media: Facebook and Instagram.

Now we come to the part where I will explain to you a classic example of compulsive shopping, I believe almost every woman will find herself in my example. I went with my family on vacation to New York and while walking along the avenues, I came across a glittering window display of the famous American brand Michael Kors. In the central part of the window, there was this bag, if I remember correctly, the model was called “Ring” because of the shape of its handle. Of course, I didn’t think much and simply invited the whole family to a wonderful family gathering in the shop, as always I won and this was just the beginning of my craziness.

When I entered the store, I noticed that special section with bags and fashion details made of exotic skins and like any woman, I fell in love at first sight. Since I belong to the generation that has to complete everything, I found ballet flats, a belt and a wallet with my bag… I didn’t think much, I bought everything and then I didn’t have money for anything else. To make the tragedy worse, I haven’t worn this bag for years because I lost interest in it because it didn’t fit with my fashion pieces because the color is specific and requires a woman to have an adequate outfit. I wore all the other pieces, except the bag, until today, I think it’s been more than 10 years… It’s a pain for us women, who just want everything at the moment, we don’t think rationally, we experience a blackout of the mind in the store and we get carried away by desire. Well, who knows, maybe this bag has a bright future in fashion because you never know when I’ll decide to carry it again.

This brooch that you see in today’s post, as well as the button (converted from a brooch) are pieces of jewelry that I inherited from my mother. All the things I got from my mom have a great sentimental value for me, and after so many years, every time I look at those pieces, I remember some beautiful precious memories from my youth, as well as the many activities I happily filled my time with. Somehow even today after so much time, I always have the feeling that all those dear people are close to me, even though they are not physically with us.

Now we come to the most interesting piece of this outfit – sneakers! I’m one of those women who simply didn’t wear sneakers in my life, somehow I always ran away from them and somehow, in my opinion, sneakers were more for performing sports activities or for some long walks in nature. Even when I was a girl, I never wore sneakers, I always attached more importance to other types of footwear.

When I got a collaboration with the French fashion house Lanvin, as always my son and his team are there to solve those doubts, I’m here to choose something to my taste that I think I can express in the right way. I chose the agreed number of products, but I got a shock when the package arrived. I thought it was a mistake, but my son told me that I have to learn to get out of my comfort zone and adapt in my own way.

I have to admit that at first I didn’t give the sneakers a chance, I didn’t even know what they looked like anymore because I didn’t take them out of the bags but felt the shape, realized that they were sneakers and thought it was a mistake. What exactly made me give these sneakers a chance?

As I felt let down at the moment, my son asked me if I had looked at the sneakers by any chance, I admitted that I had not and gave myself a few days to recover from the shock. One morning while drinking coffee, I saw a box and decided to look at them anyway. I was interested in the fact that they are made of python and that they are not classic sneakers but have a particularly elegant note. I wanted to put them on and I realized that they are very comfortable and unusual. After that I remembered a Michael Kors bag in a similar color and got the idea for this outfit that you have the opportunity to see on the blog today.

What is the story of this famous French brand? Lanvin is a French luxury fashion house based in Paris. Founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, it is the oldest French fashion house still in operation. Since 2018, it has been a subsidiary of the Lanvin Group based in Shanghai. The House of Lanvin was named after its founder Jeanne Lanvin in 1889. Lanvin was founded in 1867 and opened its first store in rue du Marche Saint Honore in 1885.

Lanvin made clothes for her daughter Marie-Blanche de Polignac, which began to attract the attention of many wealthy people, who were looking for creations for their children. Soon Lanvin was making dresses for their mothers, who were included in the clientele of her new boutique on rue Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris. In 1909, Lanvin joined the Syndicat de la Couture, marking her formal status as a couturier. The Lanvin logo was inspired by a photo taken of Jeanne Lanvin while attending a ball with her daughter in 1907. As Albert Elbaz said, “It is not a lion and it is not a horse. It’s a mother and daughter, I think the logo is very emotional.” Since 1923, the Lanvin empire has included a paint factory in Nanterre.

When Lanvin died in 1946, ownership of the company passed to her daughter Marguerite, who shared the management of the company from 1942 with a cousin, then an expert in the fashion industry. Since Marie-Blanche de Polignac was childless when she died in 1958, ownership of the House of Lanvin went to a cousin, Yves Lanvin. From the mid-1960s until the takeover by L’Oreal in 1996, Lanvin was led by Bernard Lanvin. The export department was in the original factory in Nanterre where all the perfumes were produced and bottled. The administrative seat was in Paris. In 1979, Lanvin bought its independence from Squibb USA and Paris organized a major PR promotional tour in the United States that same year. Midland Bank bought a stake in the company from the family in March 1989 and hired Leon Bressler to restore the firm’s faded image. However, in February 1990, Midland folded and sold Lanvin to Orcofa, a French holding company run by the Vuitton family.

In today’s post you have the opportunity to see their new model of Bumper sneakers that are completely made of real python skin in combo with suede leather. This model exists in various variations and combinations of materials and each sneaker is unique and unusual.

If you want to stay updated and find out what iconic French fashion house Lanvin has prepared for us this fashion season, follow this brand on social media: Facebook and Instagram.

Of course, the piece that every stylish woman needs and that helps you “hide” from the world when you need a break – glasses! I “accidentally” found these glasses in the house, I liked the golden effect of the mirror and had to try them on. I immediately remembered my college days and decided to “borrow” them.

These sunglasses are from my son, who was lovely so I got them as a gift and now I love wearing them. It is the British eyewear brand Linda Farrow, which has really interesting models of sunglasses and optical frames.

If you want to stay updated and find out what new models of optical and sunglasses frames Linda Farrow has has prepared for us this fashion season, follow this eyewear brand on the social network Instagram.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. Soon I will show you other spring outfits that can serve as inspiration for this fashion season. See you in a few days at the same place, with some new interesting story. I will try not to take long breaks and I hope you understand the reason for my unexpected absence, but there will be time to catch up and I am sure I will meet your expectations.

Special note: All my photos from today’s post have been specially edited to meet the expectations of blog partners, as well as the readers themselves while respecting the aesthetics and guidelines of fashion photography. Unfortunately, the face and neck lifting operations did not go well and due to the negligence of the medical team from Egypt, I suffered serious aesthetic and health consequences. In agreement with my legal team, I wrote a post with all the details that can be found on this LINK.

Best Regards,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the Brunello Cucinelli, Lanvin and Linda Farrow brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: Why Everyone Still Loves Dior?

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my new fashion story on the pages of the Mr.M blog. I’m really glad that you like my take on fashion and that I inspire many women in their prime to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives. Today I will try my best to present you some new fashion novelties that have arrived in my wardrobe.

I start today’s post with the answer to the question that you could read in the very title of this post. There is one very good reason why fashion lovers still love this undisputed French brand of luxury high “haute couture” fashion – Christian Dior, better known today as the rebranded DIOR. My task today was to create an unusual, extraordinary, minimalists and at the same time refined fashion outfit with the MYTHERESA shopping platform.

Dior is one of the few fashion houses that is based on the ideals of feminine beauty and classic, timeless fashion, over the decades it has evolved into an unusual bold, feminist and powerful design, which has remained somehow true to its roots. In today’s post, I will try to write you a little more about the history of Dior and how this French brand grew into what it is today.

I believe many of you have heard about MYTHERESA shopping platform on Mr.M blog, but I would like to introduce you to this electronic fashion paradise. MYTHERESA is one of the leading global luxury e-commerce platforms operating in over 130 countries. Founded as a boutique in 1987, MYTHERESA launched online in 2006 and offers ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and accessories for women, men and children, as well as lifestyle products.

The MYTHERESA online store was founded in 2006 by Susanne and Christoph Botschen and is connected to the multi-brand store in Munich (formerly the THERESA store). In 2014, the THERESA store and mytheresa.com were acquired by the American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus for €150 million, giving Neiman Marcus greater access to international customers and strengthening their e-commerce technology.

During Neiman Marcus’ bankruptcy in 2020, the company began the process of spinning off Mytheresa as an independent entity. In January 2019, Mytheresa launched a children’s clothing category, and in January 2020, Mytheresa Men was launched. In May 2022, a new homeware and lifestyle category followed. In 2022, Mytheresa expanded its luxury offering to include home decor and lifestyle products.

The novelty they presented this year is the launch of certified second-hand watches from over 25 luxury brands, such as Audemars Piguet and Cartier, in cooperation with the Swiss jewelry and watch company Bucherer. As a global retailer, Mytheresa operates in 8 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Korean.

In today’s post, you will see some fashion pieces from brands that you can find on the MYTHERESA online shopping platform, such as: DIOR, Roger Vivier, Max Mara and Cartier.

Let’s go back to the brand that is the subject of today’s fashion story. Dior as a French brand, dating back to the 1940s, provides fashion lovers around the world with some of the most beautiful garments, be it cocktail ready-to-wear or haute couture gowns on the red carpet or luxurious everyday pieces that are sure to catch the eye of everyone who they see you. This timeless brand has also stood the test of time, evolving with each creative leader who has passed through its doors. The fashion house has hosted some of the most incredible talent in the industry and I firmly believe it will continue to do so for years to come.

When and where did the fashion adventure called Christian Dior begin? Although it was unofficially created in 1946, the Dior brand states in its data that 1947 is the year of its beginning, because that is when the first collection of the fashion house debuted. Christian Dior launched the brand in Paris with a shop at the famous 30 Avenue Montaigne street. An interesting fact is that it took less than three months from the creation of the brand to present the first collection on February 12, 1947.

Mr. Dior had a deep love and respect for art and ran an art gallery in France before entering fashion. After closing his gallery during the Great Depression, he worked for fashion designer Robert Piguet and then-couture designer Lucien Lelong. Dior was still willing to have his work shown, which led him to create his own fashion house in 1946, and Christian Dior was born.

Soon, Dior became a globally famous fashion brand. He opened a store on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York in 1948, making Dior’s first official entry into the American market. With the global launch came an expanded collection. Dior started with his fragrance notes, introducing Miss Dior, which he dedicated to his sister. It was around this time that Dior realized that his brand needed to provide an overall fashion experience in order to continue his conceptual vision and change the design of his brand.

Every Dior customer could have coats, shoes, hats and every other piece necessary to fully capture the new “fashion wave” from head to toe. The Dior brand continued to grow, and Dior himself continued to dress the biggest stars of the time. He even created the famous Marlene Dietrich for her role in the 1950 Alfred Hitchcock film “Stage Fright”. His creations remained a permanent part of her wardrobe, like many other divas of the late 40s and early 50s of the last century.

OUTFIT

Wig: Ellen Wille

Dress: Max Mara

Bag: DIOR

Sunglasses: Cartier via MYTHERESA

Brooch: Vintage piece from personal collection

Pearl Necklace: YOKO London

Ballet Flats: Roger Vivier via MYTHERESA

Christian Dior died in 1957 as a result of a massive heart attack at the age of 52. The entire fashion world mourned the loss of an industry icon who disappeared from the fashion scene too soon. To maintain the soul of the brand after Dior’s death, Mr. Yves Saint Laurent (Yves Saint Laurent) took on the role of artistic director of the brand. The 21-year-old continued Dior’s legacy, largely keeping the original creative vision intact. However, he sought to bring the brand to a softer silhouette, loosening the cinched waists and dropping some of the structure. The new collections were once unfailingly hit or miss as the industry scrambled to find someone else to lead the Christian Dior brand. When Yves Saint Laurent was called up to serve in the French army in 1960, he was released from the brand.

What is the story of the Lady Dior bag? This star of the French fashion house Dior was born in 1995, this bag first appeared on the hand of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales on her trip to Paris. Before that moment, this Dior bag didn’t have a name, but because of the historic moment with this bag on her hand, it got the perfect name: Lady Dior.

This bag is a testament to the exceptional taste in the Dior ateliers, the Lady Dior bag is a continuation of Christian Dior’s heritage, each element is carefully crafted, in line with the heritage of the house. The metal pendants that fall from the belt are inspired by the amulets he loved so much, and the signature stitching is familiar from the Napoleon III chairs that guests of Dior runway shows would sit on: a thread of history runs through each one.

The Lady Dior bag you see in today’s post is a mini version and is made of genuine python leather in pastel brown-gold tones with gold metallic details.

If you want to stay updated and find out what new products DIOR has to offer us this SS24 fashion season, follow this fashion house on Facebook and Instagram.

Of course, the fashion statement piece that every stylish woman needs and that helps you “hide” from the world when you need a break – sunglasses! This famous Panthère de Cartier sunglasses model is a timeless model, a piece that can be passed down to generations to come! I would like to thank the MYTHERESA team for the wonderful gift.

Certain models of optical frames and sunglasses from the Cartier collection can also be found on the MYTHERESA online shopping platform.

If you want to stay updated and find out what new products French Maison Cartier has to offer us this season, follow this luxury goods house on Facebook and Instagram.

Another nice fashion novelty that I received from the MYTHERESA team are these beautiful Roger Vivier ballet flats. Roger Henri Vivier was a French fashion designer who specialized in shoes. He is best known for creating the modern stiletto heel and for placing a chrome buckle on the elegant black high heel shoe, which became a must-have fashion accessory for many celebrities and stars of the 50s and 60s. He named his brand after himself – Roger Vivier. Italian fashion group Tod’s SpA has acquired luxury brand Roger Vivier, adding the label credited with creating the heel.

Some models of shoes and fashion accessories – bags from the Roger Vivier collection can also be found on the MYTHERESA online shopping platform.

If you want to stay updated and find out what new footwear models and handbags Roger Vivier has to offer us this fashion season, follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram.

Fashion-conscious women sometimes want to create the impression that they are a bit naughty or frivolous, thus showing the world that they are both fashionable and carefree. This diamond encrusted lizard brooch is a perfect example of jewelry produced during the Victorian Aesthetic Period. Crafted in 18K gold with shell-cut diamonds, it has a lovely curve, giving the piece quite the feel as if it’s ready to jump right onto your shoulder and join you for a dazzling stroll around town! I bought it a long time ago, maybe 20 years ago, in an old jewelry store in London. The jeweler had a wonderful display full of brooches from the animal kingdom and I just had to buy it.

Another piece of jewelry is pearls, which I simply adore. In collaboration with YOKO London leading luxury pearl jeweler. The brand, founded in 1973, has evolved over three generations of the Hakimian family. Their insatiable team travels the world to source the world’s finest pearls, many of which boast unique natural colors and exceptional sizes. Their talented designers and artisans work together in their London workshop to create pieces that follow all the trends in the jewelry world, combining contemporary aesthetics with timeless elegance.

Each pearl is hand-selected for each design, and the creations are intricately crafted to celebrate the stunning beauty of these precious gems. Their dedicated team has been known to spend up to a year finding a single pearl that is perfect in size, color and quality to complete a design.

This classic pearl necklace features a striking string of 6mm Japanese Akoya pearls attached to an 18k yellow gold ball clasp. A timeless piece, this necklace will add a touch of glamor to any outfit it’s paired with. Each pearl is perfectly matched and hand strung by experts in the UK.

If you want to stay updated and find out what new pearl lewelry pieces YOKO London has to offer us this season, follow this leading pearl jewelry brand on Facebook and Instagram.

Max Mara is a world famous Italian fashion brand. It was founded in 1951 in Reggio Emilia by Mr. Achille Maramotti. This legendary brand sponsors and awards the Max Mara Women’s Art Award. Achille Maramotti began creating wardrobes in 1947, and officially founded the Max Mara fashion house in 1951. How did the brand name come about?

The second word of the brand – “Mara” was derived from Mr. Maramotti surname, while “Max” referred to Count Max, a local legend, who was rarely sober, but always so classy and stylish! Mr. Maramotti was one of the first to see that the future of women’s fashion lay in the mass production of designer quality clothing. He also wanted to put his Max Mara brand at the top in front of the names of individual designers, although he hired Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez and Anne Marie Beretta. The company is still in the hands of the family and is one of the best family fashion businesses in the world.

The Max Mara group has 35 brands in its fashion empire, of which the Max Mara brand remains the heart of the company to this day. Other brands include Sportmax, Sportmax Code, Weekend Max Mara, Marella, Pennyblack, iBlues, MAX&Co. and Marina Rinaldi. An interesting information is that Marina Rinaldi is a brand founded in 1980 and named after the greatmother of Mr. Maramotti.

Max Mara is my favorite brand because it absolutely meets my criteria when it comes to wardrobe, which are: quality, interesting models and cuts, good selection of materials, as well as fine processing of materials. Today I decided to show you my favorite piece from the latest Max Mara collection for SS24: a timeless dress with an unusual cut made of satin.

I really like the new collection of this Italian fashion house and I’m glad we have a nice collaboration. In a future post during this summer season, I will try to style this beautiful dress that I received from my dear friends from Max Mara Germany.

If you want to know more about the Italian fashion house Max Mara and discover what the Maramotti family has prepared for the new fashion season, visit their official online store and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

I have always admired women with longer and well-groomed hair, but unfortunately I have had short hair all my life, but with the help of Ellen Wille wigs (supllied by Perike In) I managed to fulfill my long-term dream and I am very happy about it. Wigs have become a trend today, because wearing a wig opens up a number of new possibilities for you to experiment and change yourself, without having to make any permanent changes to your natural hair.

Also in addition to the aesthetic transformation, wigs can provide you with good protection from frequent treatment and heat, keeping your natural hair healthy. The history of Ellen Wille began with a suitcase full of ideas. Ellen Wille is a self-made hair designer who built a global brand from a small company. After completing her studies in Paris, the company was established in 1967. The corporate philosophy is shaped by commitment to the highest quality, and this is what the Ellen Wille name stands for.

For over 50 years, Ellen Wille designs have been inspired by international fashion trends. Her passion for wig perfection is evident – she guides every meticulous detail and each Ellen Wille wig is unique. All aspects of an individual style, from the hair fiber to the coloring to the cap design, is about ensuring the most beautiful look, natural movement and comfortable fit. Ellen remains involved in every detail of design, from the first idea, to the finishing touches of each style.

When someone thinks of having to wear a wig, most people get scared thinking that it will take too much time to maintain them. Fortunately, that is not the case at all. Ellen Wille wigs are very easy to maintain and there are many products that will make them last a long time and look the same as when you bought them.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. Soon I will show you other spring outfits that can serve as inspiration for this fashion season. See you in a few days at the same place, with some new interesting story. I will try not to take long breaks and I hope you understand the reason for my unexpected absence, but there will be time to catch up and I am sure I will meet your expectations.

Special note: All my photos from today’s post have been specially edited to meet the expectations of blog partners, as well as the readers themselves while respecting the aesthetics and guidelines of fashion photography. Unfortunately, the face and neck lifting operations did not go well and due to the negligence of the medical team from Egypt, I suffered serious aesthetic and health consequences. In agreement with my legal team, I wrote a post with all the details that can be found on this LINK.

Best Regards,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the Ellen Wille (Perike IN), Max Mara, DIOR, Roger Vivier, Cartier via MYTHERESA luxury e-commerce online shopping platform and YOKO London brand. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: Gabriela Hearst X MYTHERESA, a New Era of Sustainable Luxury

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my new fashion story on the pages of the Mr.M blog. I’m really glad that you like my take on fashion and that I inspire many women in their prime to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives.

The fact that I am opening this spring season with a new brand from South America, more precisely from Uruguay, which over time has become a symbol of sustainable luxury – Gabriela Hearst makes me happy. My task today was to create an elegant fashion outfit with the MYTHERESA shopping platform.

I believe many of you have heard about MYTHERESA shopping platform on Mr.M blog, but I would like to introduce you to this electronic fashion paradise. MYTHERESA is one of the leading global luxury e-commerce platforms operating in over 130 countries. Founded as a boutique in 1987, MYTHERESA launched online in 2006 and offers ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and accessories for women, men and children, as well as lifestyle products.

The MYTHERESA online store was founded in 2006 by Susanne and Christoph Botschen and is connected to the multi-brand store in Munich (formerly the THERESA store). In 2014, the THERESA store and mytheresa.com were acquired by the American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus for €150 million, giving Neiman Marcus greater access to international customers and strengthening their e-commerce technology.

During Neiman Marcus’ bankruptcy in 2020, the company began the process of spinning off Mytheresa as an independent entity. In January 2019, Mytheresa launched a children’s clothing category, and in January 2020, Mytheresa Men was launched. In May 2022, a new homeware and lifestyle category followed. In 2022, Mytheresa expanded its luxury offering to include home decor and lifestyle products.

The novelty they presented this year is the launch of certified second-hand watches from over 25 luxury brands, such as Audemars Piguet and Cartier, in cooperation with the Swiss jewelry and watch company Bucherer. As a global retailer, Mytheresa operates in 8 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Korean.

In today’s post, you will see some fashion pieces from brands that you can find on the MYTHERESA online shopping platform, such as: Gabriela Hearst, Magda Butrym and Saint Laurent.

Gabriela Hearst is a luxury fashion brand that has women’s and men’s collections of ready-to-wear and fashion accessories, built on the principles of timelessness, uncompromising quality and sustainability. Born in Uruguay, Gabriela Hearst grew up on her family’s Santa Isabel ranch in Paisando, surrounded by animals, where the notion of luxury meant that things were beautifully crafted and made to last. Gabriela attended the British School in Montevideo and studied communications at O.R.T. University of Uruguay. After more than a decade in design in New York, Gabriela honored her family’s legacy by launching her eponymous brand in fall 2015, as well as taking over operations at her father’s ranch in Uruguay.

Gabriela wanted to create a brand that reflects a slower pace and process: where things are made with care and detail, where tradition is more important than trend, where every piece has a purpose. Gabriela’s commitment is to create a strong and modern collection without compromising her ethics and core values, taking into account where the materials come from and who makes them: luxury with a conscience or in other words, “honest luxury”. Each garment is an object in which Gabriela can translate her desire – made of impeccable construction and uncompromising, noble materials.

Together they tell the story of the places she loves that made her who she is: Uruguay and New York. Jackets and coats are lined with this special silver fabric that prevents cell phone radiation from reaching the female reproductive organs. Aloe treated flax, a much fuller fiber than cotton because it absorbs less water than cotton, and at the same time you can eat flaxseed so it has extra nutritional value. Combining the utilitarian and the beautiful, she wanted to design long-lasting garments that hold memories for the woman who wears them. She is a real woman, attractive and powerful, but there is a lot of action in her life and these clothes are her uniform, her armor.

The aim is to give customers more transparency by sharing the supply chain and giving them access to learn more about their clothing journey.

In today’s post you have the opportunity to see the Gabriela Hearst jacket from the latest SS24 collection, a refreshing orange color made from the finest natural materials that are a symbol of sustainable luxury. Since I am a Leo as my zodiac sign and I like things that sparkle, I decided to change the buttons on the jacket and put something that is recognizable in my style. You can also find certain pieces from the Gabriela Hearst women’s collection on the MYTHERESA online shopping platform.

If you want to stay updated and find out what new things Gabriela Hearst has prepared for us this SS24 fashion season, follow this incredible fashion house on Facebook and Instagram.

The second fashion designer I want to introduce to you is Magda Butrym, a Polish luxury fashion designer who founded her brand in 2014. Magda Bytrum created her own view of femininity, shaping a unique identity for women around the world. She redefines craftsmanship, creating a contemporary vision of romanticism in fashion. It connects the past with the future, minimalism with sexuality, elegance with lightness, strength with sensitivity.

Magda Butrym collaborates with independent artisans from all over Poland, enriching the highest quality fabrics with hand-knitted pieces, knitted leather and hand-embroidered ornaments. On one occasion Ms. Butrym explained her creative vision: “I don’t want to define women. I want to empower them. I want us all to feel comfortable in our own skin, happy, powerful and confident. We should all be our own muses!”

In today’s post you have the opportunity to see Magda Butrym pants of unusual cut with wide legs from the latest Spring – Summer 2024 collection in iconic white color. Certain pieces from the Magda Butrym women’s collection can also be found on the MYTHERESA online shopping platform.

If you want to stay updated and find out what new things Magda Butrym has prepared for us this fashion season, follow this fashion house on Facebook and Instagram.

OUTFIT

Wig: Perike IN

Jacket: Gabriela Hearst via MYTHERESA

Bag: DIOR

Trousers: Magda Butrym via MYTHERESA

Brooch: Saint Laurent via MYTHERESA

Pearl Necklace: MIKIMOTO

Ballet Flats: BURBERRY

As for jewelry, today I decided on a brooch from the Saint Laurent collection, which you can find on the MYTHERESA shopping platform. The pearl necklace is from my personal collection that I bought 15 years ago and it was made by MIKIMOTO jewelers. I think these pieces have refreshed and enriched my outfit today because I am a big pearl lover.

I have always admired women with longer and well-groomed hair, but unfortunately I have had short hair all my life, but with the help of Ellen Wille wigs (supllied by Perike In) I managed to fulfill my long-term dream and I am very happy about it. Wigs have become a trend today, because wearing a wig opens up a number of new possibilities for you to experiment and change yourself, without having to make any permanent changes to your natural hair.

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For over 50 years, Ellen Wille designs have been inspired by international fashion trends. Her passion for wig perfection is evident – she guides every meticulous detail and each Ellen Wille wig is unique. All aspects of an individual style, from the hair fiber to the coloring to the cap design, is about ensuring the most beautiful look, natural movement and comfortable fit. Ellen remains involved in every detail of design, from the first idea, to the finishing touches of each style.

When someone thinks of having to wear a wig, most people get scared thinking that it will take too much time to maintain them. Fortunately, that is not the case at all. Ellen Wille wigs are very easy to maintain and there are many products that will make them last a long time and look the same as when you bought them.

Every lady who wants to achieve an elegant look must always have nice shoes. This time I decided on ballet flats from the famous British brand Burberry. I got these shoes from my son a couple of years ago when he went to London Fashion Week and surprised me with these unusual Burberry ballet flats which are made of real python skin in an unusual shade of orange color. Years have passed, I honestly haven’t had the chance to wear both ballet flats until today when I got this amazing Gabriela Hearst blazer.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. Soon I will show you other spring outfits that can serve as inspiration for this fashion season. See you in a few days at the same place, with some new interesting story. I will try not to take long breaks and I hope you understand the reason for my unexpected absence, but there will be time to catch up and I am sure I will meet your expectations.

Special note: All my photos from today’s post have been additionally and specially processed to meet the expectations of blog partners, as well as the readers themselves while respecting the aesthetics and guidelines of fashion photography. Unfortunately, the face and neck lifting operations did not go well and due to the negligence of the medical team from Egypt, I suffered serious aesthetic and health consequences. In agreement with my legal team, I wrote a post with all the details that can be found on this LINK.

Best Regards,

Rose

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How Facelift with Dr. Samir Ghoraba cost me my Face?

Sensitive Content Warning! Please be aware that photos in this blog post show severe medical complications and may be disturbing for some viewers. I am sharing my personal experience with the respect for the parties involved.

If you are a minor, please stop reading the personal medical experience from this blog post.

ملحوظة لجميع القراء الناطقين باللغة العربية: تحتوي هذه المدونة على محتوى حساس ومعلومات حول المضاعفات الطبية الخطيرة الناجمة عن جراحة الوجه التجميلية التي يجريها الدكتور سمير غرابة. بما أن الدكتور سمير غرابة يعمل في مصر والإمارات العربية المتحدة (دبي) ودول أخرى في الشرق الأوسط، فمن المهم للغاية أن تقرأ منشور المدونة هذا وتفكر في اختيار جراح التجميل الخاص بك. اجعل هذا المنشور بمثابة تذكير جيد بجميع المخاطر المحتملة المرتبطة بالإجراءات التجميلية وأهمية اختيار جراح تجميل مؤهل وذو سمعة طيبة.

Due to the threats that I received from the Dr. Samir Ghoraba when I asked for the fair compensation for everything that I suffered, I am warning in advance that any interruption, hacking, blocking and/or disrupting of the Mr.M blog or the Mr.M (mrmbymarkotadic) channels on social media which are used by Marko Tadic and Ruzica Tadic will be the subject of legal actions. The responsible authorities have been already warned and all responsible participants will be prosecuted for media work obstruction.

This post reflects my experience and it represents my view on the work of Dr. Samir Ghoraba and Dr. Mohamed Yassin. We agreed to have collaboration, that was mediated and organized in agreement with Mr. Abdelslam Ghoraba, CEO of the Samir Ghoraba clinic. The text is written after discussion and careful consultation with my legal team and contains professional and non-edited content without intention to humiliate any party involved. Considering the fact that I am in possession of a written evidence which confirms my collaboration with Dr. Samir Ghoraba, I have full legal rights to share my experience, which unfortunately happened to be extremely negative.

This is me before facial rejuvenation surgery

My dear readers, I hope you are doing well. Six months passed since my operation (19th of September 2023) and I believe that it is the right time to share my experience about surgical facial rejuvenation interventions in Egypt. As I wrote in the previous posts on the blog, the operation in Egypt did not go well and my health was seriously compromised. I don’t want even to mention esthetic and psychological damage that I suffered and still try to stabilize. In this post I will share with you all details of what happened to me. Moreover, I would like to thank all of you for the support and understanding that you showed during last six months of my recovery.

Let’s start from the beginning.

Why Egypt and Dr. Samir Ghoraba?

People are wondering how I select Dr. Samir Ghoraba to be my plastic surgeon for this intervention. I am 65-old woman and last several years I noticed some changes on my face that I could not improve with creams and anti-age cosmetic treatments. I have been thinking about surgical facial rejuvenation for years, I was searching on Internet for different possibilities, less and more invasive. I made a list of plastic surgeons at whom I would perform surgical facial rejuvenation, among them were surgeons from Turkey, Egypt and the Middle East. After I saw that Dr. Ghoraba was on training at Dr. Suleyman Tas Clinic, whom I heard is a great expert, I decided to keep to follow the work of Dr. Ghoraba on Instagram. At the end, I asked my son to send him an email and we got the positive response from his brother Mr. Abdelslam Ghoraba and that’s how everything started.

Members of Dr. Samir Ghoraba team: Dr. Samir Ghoraba (in front), left to right: Dr. Mohamed Yassin, Mr. Abdelslam Ghoraba and Ms. Asma Elsakka. Fair use disclaimer: The photo was taken from the official website of the clinic in Cairo with respect for the privacy of other members who were not involved in my experience with Dr. Samir Ghoraba. The content is publicly available, the purpose of using this content is informational.

My trip to Egypt and first experience with Dr. Samir Ghoraba

My preparation for this trip started 3 months before the operation which was scheduled on 19th of September 2023. I was very excited thinking how I will have another look in a very short time. I was looking forward to all these changes as I was waiting long and I expected much, perhaps too much. My son Marko and I were very excited and believed in all images that Dr. Ghoraba was posting. I didn’t have some concerns and doubts. This was my largest mistake and I regret it.

The day of our trip finally came and I felt the mixture of happiness and uncertainty, but I wanted to believe that everything will be fine. The same feeling followed me during the whole trip and became even more intensive when we landed in Cairo in early morning hours. The same day, in the late evening I had my first appointment with Dr. Ghoraba in his office.

The first impressions increased my uncertainty, but I ascribed everything to my lack of experience with that part of the world. The assistant of Dr. Ghoraba – Ms. Asmaa Elsakka, asked for money for this intervention immediately when we have finished the consultation at Dr. Ghoraba’s office. I would like to bring attention during the contract of cooperation, Mr. Abdelslam Ghoraba insisted exclusively on cash payment of the costs of surgeries.

Me on the day of surgery

During the cash payment process, we requested to receive a printed or online receipt or some confirmation letter that we have paid the costs of the operations, but Ms. Elsakka politely refused and said there was no need for it. After we finished the payment and left the Dr. Samir Ghoraba clinic, half hour later we received the Whats App message from Ms. Elsakka informing us that they cannot accept banknotes that we gave her because they are “old and other color”, even though they were taken from our bank in Serbia just before our trip. I must mention that I paid for the hotel and other expenses from the same series of banknotes and everything was paid normally. This is the main reason, why I suspected a fraud and I contacted my husband and a family lawyer, who warned me about the fraud that prevails in poor countries and advised me to say that I don’t have any more cash with me and find a way to fix the problem. If there really was a problem with the banknotes, Dr. Ghoraba and his team would immediately cancel the operation. Marko and Mr. Abdelslam Ghoraba together with Ms. Elsakka spent long time discussing this and at the end they accepted our banknotes.

Dr. Ghoraba was always surrounded with many people. There was always cameramen and person who was directing his videos, his assistant and his brother. It was very strange to me that he spends more time learning the text that he should say during video than time that he spends listening me. I have never seen this approach, but I wanted to believe and this was crucial. Now I sincerely regret that I didn’t trust my gut to visit the pyramids and return home. The operation was scheduled for the next day without any preparation, laboratory analysis or any other diagnostic testing. I had several operations in my life and I always had to prepare medical documentations before intervention. I am healthy woman and I have regular check-ups that my daughter, who is an experienced doctor, annually organizes and in last several years 2 times per year. She wanted to be sure that I’m ok and I had full check-up only 2 weeks before my trip to Egypt. Everything was fine and therefore I was not particularly concerned why Dr. Ghoraba or his team did not ask for some analysis. However, my daughter was very concerned after my operation and she did not like this approach to the patients. Marko was my support the whole time. He showed me images of all ladies who previously underwent the same procedure and allegedly looked great only a few days after the intervention.

Day of operation has arrived

The day that I was waiting that long finally arrived. I was mentally ready, or at least I thought that I am fully prepared for everything that was waiting for me. The plan was to have intervention, spend one night in the hospital and return to the hotel next day. When I think now about this ambitious plan, I have only a bitter smile on my face and I am wondering how naïve I was at that time.

I came to the hospital, I was admitted and directed to my hospital room. The operation was scheduled for 8 a.m., but Dr. Samir Ghoraba showed up very late around 11:30 a.m. in my room. That morning, I saw his coworker Dr. Mohamed Yassin in my room, just a few minutes before I went to the operation theater. Marko explained him in English what are my expectations and he said that he understood well everything. Dr. Ghoraba was in the operating theater. He used some marker and drew some lines on my face. I must mention that Dr. Ghoraba did not fulfill our agreement to have my son present during the marking of my face for a better explanation in English. The previous evening, I repeated my request via whats app message to his team, who confirmed that they had confimed that he is informed about my request.

How I looked just before the operation

I was already on the operating table and I didn’t see what he drew. I hoped that we agreed last night about changes that I want to make and didn’t suspect anything until the very last moment when I was left alone with his coworker Dr. Mohamed Yassin and anesthesiologist because Dr. Ghoraba left the operating room. I got scared as this was not what I expected, but I was already on the operating table and I hoped that Dr. Ghoraba will come in a few minutes.

Anesthetics were given, I started to count, as anesthesiologist told me, and slowly I fell asleep…

After approximately 10 hours I woke up in my room. Everything was misty, I felt nausea and I vomited three times. There was no strong pain, but I felt strong suffocation, as somebody is strongly strangling me. Nurses assured me that this is normal reaction after neck lifting, but this feeling was very strong and remained for days. It was horrible. I was frightened. Dr. Mohamed Yassin with the nurse and his assitant came several hours after operation to check me and told that this was normal post-operative course and that everything be fine in a few days. I tried to smile at his encouragements and they took a lot photos of me, commenting in Arabic. My son asked if everything was okay, Dr. Yassin stated that this is all part of the recovery process and that we should not worry.

My first photo right after the operation, due to the time difference the time zone is marked on the picture, it is from Serbia (Cairo is +1HR), so it was almost 9pm at the moment of taking this photo
This is me a few hours after the operation, the mask was still present, Dr. Yassin took it off a few hours after the operation.

Recovery in Egypt

The initial plan was to stay overnight and to be discharged from the hospital next day. The next day arrived, but I could not feel well to sit in bed and not to return to our hotel. Nurses and Marko straightened me up, but this was very difficult for me. I couldn’t walk alone and there was no way I could go back to the hotel and receive medications there. We decided that I will stay additional 3 days in the hospital that we paid immediately in cash.

I could speak about Egyptian private healthcare system for days and attitude of their healthcare workers and particularly nurses for days. However, I will not do that. I can only say that I would never recommend them to anyone.

This picture was taken a few hours after the operation, the drains are present on both sides of the ear (the tubes you see in the picture). This picture shows that a hematoma has developed, which should be removed to prevent necrosis, which of course was not done.

Dr. Yassin was trying to force me to go to the doctor’s office (located on the other part of the city) that evening to have Dr. Samir examine me and remove the drains, since this cannot be done at the hospital where I was operated on. I said that I did not have the strength to move and ask him to call Dr. Ghoraba to examine me and demanded that he remove the drains at the hospital where I was at that moment. He invited Dr. Ghoraba and he was also very unpleasant and said he would show up tomorrow “when he has time” regardless of my pleas and complaints about feeling bad.

I felt slightly better after taking pain killers, but still far away from all these women who presented on Dr. Ghoraba’s Instagram profile as perfectly fit 2 days after face lifting. I was wondering what’s wrong with me, but everybody was assuring me that everything was normal for this operation.

The next day, the hematoma becomes increasingly visible and darker on the other side of the face.

Dr. Ghoraba came to visit me on the third day. He came only to take video and pictures with me and post it on social medias. As he did previously, he came with his team, focused on the content for social medias, assured me that everything was fine and left. In the meantime, I saw once more his coworker Dr. Mohamed Yassin, who examined me and told that everything is fine and expected. None of them told me that something went wrong, that I had large hematoma along the length of the incision, particularly in front of and behind both ears. I asked many times, but they told me that is normal.

Four days after operation I was discharged. I have already written that plan was to stay at the hospital only 1 night, but I could not imagine myself in the hotel room because I didn’t have strength to walk along the corridors in the hospital.

Dr. Ghoraba and Dr. Yassin required me to lie flat, regardless of the fact that I complained of back and neck pain and that my son said that he had read numerous recommendations from American plastic surgeons that after a facelift and necklift, the patient should lie in an elevated position to prevent blood pooling. Regardless of everything, I respected Dr. Ghoraba’s requests.

Dr. Ghoraba saw me after 7 days and prescribed me some cream for my bruises, as he called my hematomas. He was assuring me that my recovery is longer due to my age, but that everything will be fine. These “bruises” soon became black ugly crusts. However, Dr. Ghoraba told me that this is the part of healing and that I will have normal skin below, particularly if I use cream that he prescribed me.

During next two weeks that I stayed in Cairo, Marko gave his best to help me and recover me. He was continuously encouraging me, saying that everything will be fine, helping me to walk around within the hotel. He was taking care about my therapy, organizing our visits to the doctor’s office. Don’t forget that we are in Cairo and not in Europe. Their way of life and communication, traffic, rules, working hours, food are very different from everything that we know. One thing is when we visit Cairo and Egypt as tourist and quite different when you are patient there and need to rely on their facilities. I did not think about these issues before.

I felt somewhat better, but far from normal. I was taking antibiotics and other therapy. My daughter insisted on this, particularly antibiotics. Honestly, I didn’t want to show her my crusts and every time when we had video calls, I was holding telephone in front of me and try not to turn on the side. I didn’t want to make her worry and subconsciously didn’t want to admit myself that something bad is going to happen to me. Because of my children, I wanted to believe that everything will be fine. At this point, I just wanted to go home and thought that I will instantly feel better when I arrive to Belgrade. At that time, I could not even imagine that this was only the beginning of my worst nightmare…

During my stay in Cairo I continued to follow the advice of Dr. Ghoraba and Dr. Yassin, no matter what because I trusted their expertise.

Last time I saw Dr. Ghoraba one day before I returned to Belgrade. He removed my sutures. It was very painful and I am known as somebody with very high threshold for pain. I asked for the hundredth time Dr. Ghoraba what will happen with my face and I heard the same story as always that everything will return to normal state in a few weeks. My whole face was swollen, I had ugly black crusts in front and behind both ears (I didn’t know that this calls skin necrosis) and I had difficulties to move lips (I thought that this is due to facial swelling).

This is me 14 days after surgery, on the day of suture removal, you can see in the picture that the sutures are still there, and that my condition has worsened and the necrosis has advanced. I was not aware of my condition, and Dr. Ghoraba examined me and did a CO2 laser treatment that burned both my eyebrows

After removing the sutures, Dr. Samir Ghoraba did a CO2 fractional laser to remove facial wrinkles. During the laser treatment, I felt an unusual smell, which I thought was normal, but after a few minutes I realized that Dr. Ghoraba burned both my eyebrows. He left the office and went to examine other patients and I got up to look in the mirror and noticed that both of my eyebrows were totally burned, which I complained to Dr. Yassin, he was troubled by my concern and said everything would be fine. After that, Dr. Ghoraba gave me his written discharge letter and confirmation that I am allowed to travel back home.

The next day we should return to Belgrade and I thought that everything will be perfectly fine from the moment when I land to the Belgrade airport.

Return to Belgrade

The return day has finally arrived and I instantly felt adrenalin rush which helped me to overcome my physical weakness that has not left me since the day of the operation. Our trip to the airport, passing through the airport and the flight from Cairo to Belgrade were the real adventure that drained the last atom of energy out of me. I was very weak even 17 days after the operation that this trip to Belgrade was like some triathlon for me.

I came to Belgrade and my daughter was waiting for me. She came to Belgrade only to see me after the operation and she did not know anything about my fears. When she saw me, I instinctively knew that something was wrong. She tried to act normally and not to frighten me. After everything finished, she told me that she instantly saw skin necrosis and sent photos of me to her colleagues surgeons who confirmed her suspicion. She explained everything to Marko and organized to do necessary analyses and to see surgeon as soon as possible.

I felt better when I finally came home, but my weakness was the same. My expected miracle did not happen and I was very sad, frustrated, disappointed, discouraged, angry and hopeless. Next day medical examinations in Belgrade began…

the necrosis progressed after returning to Belgrade – October 2023
The necrosis involved the region in front of and behind both ears

All Complications revealed (skin necrosis, facial palsy and neck cyst)

When I came to the Emergency Center after seeing the first surgeon, I realized that all my fears that I felt in Egypt had unfortunately come true. My children tried their best to encourage me, the surgeons talk to my daughter while I look at my son and try to find comfort, but in his eyes I see only fear. That’s when my fight for life began and I was no longer a cosmetic surgery patient, but a survivor with severe complications who was on the edge sepsis.

Necrosis on the other side of the face – October 2023

The plastic surgeons called a meeting where my son showed all the pictures from the first day of the operation to the moment of our arrival in Serbia. Plastic surgeons with a lot of experience were shocked that I managed to get home at all and that they could even see me in front of them in this condition. They started doing numerous tests on me, the blood tests were not good at all and the results showed a serious infection and my daughter was desperate and angry, she also called her infectious disease colleagues who continued with the tests and advised to do a CT of my head and neck immediately to determine the degree of necrosis to see how deeply it has affected the tissue.

In mid-October, about 4 weeks after surgery, a cyst appeared on the neck. My medical team in Serbia said that the necrosis infection was advanced and I began daily drainage (puncture) of liquid bacteriological contents from the cyst.

My son and I in consultation with the legal team, sent an email to Dr. Samir Ghoraba where he was informed about my health condition and pointed out his numerous mistakes, as well as the medical omissions he made during my operation and due to poor post-operative care, that he could have prevented the necrosis using numerous medical methods and that all this could have been differently. I asked for compensation and reimbursement of all travel expenses.

Dr. Ghoraba admitted in an email his medical mistake and medical negligence and offered me a shamefully low compensation of 10,000 euros with his request that I sign an NDA agreement (Non-Disclosure Agreement), and never write a negative review of his work.

Written confession of guilt Dr. Samir Ghoraba and offering shamefully low compensation for his medical errors and medical negligence, with the express request that I sign an NDA and never share a negative experience with his work. Disclaimer: The email recipient is the owner of the Mr.M blog – Marko Tadic, who contracted this collaboration, we (Ruzica and Marko Tadic), as recipients of the email, have the right to publish the content since no written or verbal agreement on the confidentiality of information has been signed.

Correspondence with Dr. Ghoraba after admitting his guilt continued and he behaved as if we were in the market, not that he had committed serious medical negligence. He used metaphors “you act like we hit you with a car” and other unpleasant sentences that emphasize his character and unprofessionalism. I informed him that in case he does not compensate me, I will make public my personal experience, to which he followed me by threats shutting down our channels of social networks, as well as other channels of communication like blog. I was fair and waited… It’s been 6 months…

My health condition deteriorated significantly and a cyst appeared on my neck. I was worried and felt severe pain and pressure in my neck. With the help of my daughter’s colleagues, I managed to get in touch with one of the best plastic surgeons in Serbia, who accepted my case and agreed with his team to take care of me. Daily punctures of liquid from the neck began, the amounts varied from 10 to 40 mm, sometimes punctures (removal of liquid) were done twice a day. I went into a state of sepsis and started receiving intravenous antibiotics.

The picture was taken after one discharge of a cyst on the neck. It took almost a month to puncture the cyst on the neck until it burst

The punctures went on for weeks and one evening I felt that my bandage and the pillow under me were so wet and out of fear I had a panic attack and started screaming. The nurse came and started to calm me down, then my children and the surgeon came, who calmed me down by insisting that it was a small discharge from the cyst, which was the only way to calm me down at the moment because the cyst had burst. I suspected that something more serious had happened, but I tried to calm down, regardless of the fear of death, I would be at peace because at least I came home and was with my children.

My daughter told me the truth later, because they didn’t want to aggravate my mental state which was seriously damaged by everything that happened to me. My son regularly took pictures, but I didn’t have the courage to look at them. The psychologist’s advice was not to show me the pictures. I gathered my strength and we all together looked at my pictures together in December 2023, when I saw with my own eyes for the very first time what happened to me.

The cyst on my neck burst and I was treated for sepsis – November 2023

UK Medical Title Misusage of Dr. Samir Ghoraba

Upon my return home, my attorney and my family conducted a thorough investigation of the work and medical titles of Dr. Samir Ghoraba. The first step was to check the medical title used by Dr. Ghoraba on his social media profiles: “UK Board Certified Consultant”. We contacted all medical facilities in the UK and received numerous responses which showed that Dr. Samir Ghoraba abuses UK medical degrees and titles. I will quote the response of a leading institution:

“Please do not be dazzled by board certified surgeons, “Board Certified” is a North American term that does not exist in UK and is deliberately used to try to attract patients under false pretense.”

Reposted from NHS official website:

Doctors who hold registration but not a licence may be working as an academic or outside the UK. They cannot undertake any of the activities clinical work – for which UK law requires them to hold a licence to practise.

The GMC has a public medical register where patients and the public can check the records of any doctor in the UK. Disclaimer: This database is publicly available, I only used public data that you can view at the following LINK. This is Dr. Ghoraba’s medical record: LINK (the image shown is a copy of the download version that is publicly available).

Dr. Samir Ghoraba was on some sort of training in the UK, he could not legally be a visiting doctor and perform any kind of operations on patients in the UK without a medical license to practise. He can only perform his academic activity, which must not include work on patients. Just to be clear, Dr. Samir Ghoraba does not have a UK medical license.

He misleads patients about his work on his website. He was also expelled from the Royal Academy of Plastic Surgeons for non-payment of dues, and uses an MRCS (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons) medical title that does not belong to him.

Information from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Disclaimer: As the recipient of this email, I have legal right to publish this email for informational purposes.
Dr. Samir Ghoraba has no right to use the title MRCS which he often uses on his social media profiles. Disclaimer: As the recipient of this email, I have legal right to publish this email for informational purposes.

After I contacted medical institutions in the UK and received answers, Dr. Ghoraba has changed the information on his main IG profile – @samirghoraba, the Bio section and the medical title is no longer “UK Board Certified Consultant” it has been changed to “UK GMC Registered”. He has „registered without licence to practise medicine in UK“. Top plastic surgeons are licenced by the UK and US Medical Boards and this signifies their expertise and quality of work. I believe that I am deceived because Dr. Ghoraba falsely used the title and misled me into believing that he is an excellent surgeon who is licensed in a country like the UK because of his knowledge.

Presentation of training and work of Dr. Samir Ghoraba on his official website. Fair Use Disclaimer: The content is a screenshot from the official website of Dr. Samir Ghoraba and is available to the public – LINK. Due to the agreed cooperation and since it represents publicly available content and this post is of an informative nature, I do not violate any rights of use by using this content.

Summary

Acts committed:

  1. Serious medical negligence and medical mistakes (responsible persons: Dr. Samir Ghoraba and Dr. Mohamed Yassin)
  • Deliberately hiding information about the patient’s health and endangering the patient’s health condition (responsible persons: Dr. Samir Ghoraba, Dr. Mohamed Yassin and other staff of Dr. Samir Ghoraba’s Clinic)
  • Tax evasion (money for operation costs was requested to be paid in cash, even mentioned in advance in emails during the cooperation agreement, no printed or online receipt was issued for performing services at Dr. Samir Ghoraba’s clinic. (responsible persons: Mr. Abdelslam Ghoraba and Ms. Asmaa ElSakka)
  • An attempt to double charge the operation costs (with the excuse that my USD banknotes are old and other color, the hotel was paid with them in an amount higher than the operation costs and the payment was made normally, which indicates an attempt to defraud Dr. Samir Ghoraba’s team consisting of Mr. Abdelslam Ghoraba and Ms .Asmaa ElSakka.
  • Misuse of medical title: UK Board Certified Consultant. Dr. Ghoraba does not have a medical license to practice in the UK, he has applied for registration on the General Medical Council (GMC) register but is not licensed to practice medicine as a general practitioner or specialist in UK. I have a document on which it is written that Dr. Samir Ghoraba is not allowed to work with patients in the UK, so his stories on his website that he has performed delicate operations at the Birmingham Clinic as a visting doctor are misleading patients.
  • Image editing and manipulation of the final results of cosmetic operations. Dr. Ghoraba and his team significantly edit the images and thereby mislead patients about the results of cosmetic surgeries. That was done in my case as well.

Participants in this acts:

  1. Dr. Samir Ghoraba – the surgeon who performed Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift interventions with forehead tightening and fat transfer in the lower and upper eyelids.
  • Dr. Mohamed Yassin – Junior surgeon, assistant Dr. Ghoraba who participated in the performance of my operations and who examined me after the operation and supervised my recovery with Dr. Samir Ghoraba
  • Mr. Abdelslam Ghoraba, introduces himself as the CEO of Dr. Clinic. Samir Ghoraba and with him I agreed about the terms of our cooperation, the price of the operation and the way of promoting the clinic Dr. Samir Ghoraba. He was responsible for the financial agreement and terms and conditions of our cooperation and promotion of the work of Dr. Samir Ghoraba.
  • Ms. Asmaa ElSakka – one of the numerous assistants of Dr. Samir Ghoraba and is in charge of collecting money in cash and regulating payments before the surgery itself.
Evidence that I was a patient of Dr. Samir Ghoraba: Invitation letter and discharge letter. Disclaimer: The published content is the full ownership of the patient and he has full legal right to publish it because this content is used for informational purposes.

My recovery is still ongoing, I am left with serious scars and half of my face is paralyzed, I am taking different types of medicine to be able to move my head without pain. I do not have any condition or co-morbidity that would cause this type of complication and it is very easy to prove, as I am not a smoker and I do not have diabetes, hypertension or any other chronic condition or medical treatment.

In consultation with my medical team managing my case, we came to the conclusion that it is necessary to do revision cosmetic surgeries after some time: face, neck and forehead lift, blepharoplasty, as well as new fat transfer, because the fat transfer done by Dr. Ghoraba and Dr. Yassin, the fat did not get accepted on my face, which is often the case with unprofessional doctors. The results of the cosmetic surgery performed by Dr. Ghoraba not good at all, the skin of the face and double chin is in bad condition. The skin of half of the face is sagging, as well as the skin of the double chin because liposuction of the double chin and neck lift were done in a wrong way. Since I am still recovering, my medical team is not sure when it is a good moment to have revision cosmetic surgery done again. I don’t know how familiar you are, but all revision cosmetic surgeries cost significantly more than when it is done for the first time and there are a small number of plastic surgeons who are willing to operate on such patients.

Dr. Samir Ghoraba has fake positive reviews in Google written by him and his team from fake profiles after I left a true negative review with evidence of his horrible work he did to me.

This is just one of the numerous reviews of the work of the Dr. Samir Ghoraba clinic. It’s interesting that when I leave a negative comment, some patient’s reviews appear who within 24 hours leave reviews about surgeries they had a long time ago. Disclaimer: the published content is already online published on the Internet and is publicly available. Since it is possible to delete and edit reviews on Google, recordings were made that prove the truth of the content. By publishing this photo, I do not bear any legal consequences because the content is publicly available, and if it is deleted or edited, there is a document that the content existed.

Dr. Samir Ghoraba operates on patients in the territory of Arab Republic of Egypt – Opal Aesthetics in New Cairo and UAE (Quttainah Specialized Hospital in Dubai and First Medical Center in Abu Dhabi). He also visits Middle Eastern countries, so pay attention and think carefully if you decide to have surgery with him. You make that decision at your own risk.

I just want to share my personal experience and Dr. Ghoraba is already informed about my case, he admitted his mistake and offered me shameful compensation which is not covering my surgery in Egypt, recovery expenses and all revision surgeries and he blocked me on social media, also he is deleting my review on Google review.

I want to mention that in the meantime I got in touch with a couple of former patients of Dr. Samir Ghoraba who had unsuccessful operations, bad experiences. Dr. Ghoraba did not offer revision operations to them or pay compensation, for the sake of all of us I decided to share my experience.

Evidence of facial paralysis

UPDATE April 2024: Buying fake positive Google Reviews

After the publication of this post on March 19, 2024, the growth of positive 5* reviews on the Google Business account of the clinic Dr. Samir Ghoraba. I assumed that the reviews were bought, but I had no proof. A few days ago I received several emails from people that they received messages on the Whatsapp application to write positive Google reviews for the work of Dr. Samir Ghoraba and that they will be paid depending on the number of reviews they write. In the picture below you can see the price list and the link to the Google Business account of Dr. Samir Ghoraba. This explains the sudden magical growth of reviews from 150 reviews and an average rating of 4.1 to almost 1500 positive reviews that make no sense and thus Dr. Ghoraba raised his average rating to 4.9.

In addition to showing my personal experience in this blog post, I want to express my sincere concern about the surgical skills and knowledge of Dr. Samir Ghoraba and his fellowship and clinical instructorships in plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine. If he behaves like the surgeon who operated on me, then I am really worried about what kind of knowledge and skills he can pass on to residents or specialists in Plastic surgery, ENT or Dermatology, Maxillofacial medical fields.

I am seeking compensation and I would not allow Dr. Ghoraba to operate on me ever again and I will not give up until I get the fair compensation I deserve.

Unfortunately, this is my story, but let’s do our best to raise awareness together for such events to not happen again, because today I was a victim of the ignorance of a cosmetic surgeon, and tomorrow it could be someone from your environment. If you find my story educational, feel free to share, so we can prevent unprofessional surgeons from destruction of someone’s health and appearance.

I reserve the right to edit this post with new updated information from time to time.

Best,

Ružica Tadic

FAIR USE NOTICEDISCLAIMER

This blog post contains personal medical experience of failed surgical facial rejuvenation that is contracted in advance. Both parties made an agreement for which there is a written record. This post is informative and contains sensitive content that the author of the post indicated at the very beginning. Most of the published content belongs to the authors of the blog Mr.M & Mrs. Mom – Marko Tadic and Ruzica Tadic with the use of publicly available content on the Internet that is available to everyone. This post is written for the purpose of informing and educating the general public about the potential risks that may arise as a result of plastic surgery. This post may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. In accordance with my informational, educational mission, on which I wanted to make available material for understanding the risks that may arise as a result of cosmetic surgery, as well as efforts to raise awareness of medical negligence that occurred during the contracted cooperation. I, Ruzica Tadic and other members of the Mr.M team are not responsible for the content of comments that will be posted in response to my personal experience, we are exempt from legal liability. Every individual has the right to express personal opinion and draw own conclusion. This is beyond our control and we bear no legal responsibility for the content of comments.

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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: GEMMI, Beauty of Fur Casual Elegance…

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my new fashion story on the pages of the Mr.M blog. I’m really glad that you like my take on fashion and that I inspire many women in their prime to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives.

Today I will present to you one of my favorite fur pieces that you have had the opportunity to see this season on the Mr.M blog. Gemmi is a new partner of Mr.M blog, a luxury brand of jackets and coats from Finland. All Gemmi pieces are painstakingly crafted in the Gemmi factory in Finland with the help of skilled and experienced craftsmen and tailors. The materials they use are natural and sustainable and selected for their quality characteristics and responsible production.

How did the Gemmi brand come about? The brand was born out of necessity due to extremely harsh winters in the north of Europe. The history of the Gemmi brand dates back to the early 70s when a factory was built in the small town of Loviisa, located in southern Finland. The vision of the founder of the contemporary Gemmi fur brand got a new life in 2014. I am truly impressed by the work of Ms. Susanne Stenfors and her team who put a lot of love and effort into making Gemmi products and are truly dedicated to each client individually. Gemmi has always created its own unique style of modern fur coats. Their team saw an opportunity to develop a line of fur products that were already well designed, high quality, functional and responsibly made, into a contemporary brand of fur jackets and coats with clearer influences from the Nordic design tradition.

Gemmi is a family company continuing the long tradition of clothing and fur production in Finland. Their fur factory is one of the few textile and fur factories in the Nordic countries, where the right attitude and proper clothing are needed to get through the long and dark winters. In addition, they equally need some kind of outerwear during all seasons. All Gemmi products are designed and handcrafted in Finland. The Gemmi team found inspiration for the new collections in timeless design archives and experimented with different materials to create new contemporary pieces for all four seasons.

OUTFIT

Wig: Ellen Wille

Fur Coat: GEMMI

Gloves: Artigiano Del Guanto

Turtleneck Sweater: Max Mara

Jeans: ESCADA

Sneakers: Max Mara

Gemmi various collections uphold the tradition of Finnish design aesthetics, combined with functionality and high-quality materials. The Gemmi team is constantly searching for new natural and sustainable materials suitable for making luxury outerwear. One of the latest discoveries is the Finnish tweed fabric produced by Saimaa Wool, using wool from Nordic sheep. This beautiful tweed fabric in striking colors complements Gemma’s timeless, classic design. Gemmi models are made for everyday use, and for weather and wind protection, they generally use wind and water resistant fabrics.

Windbreakers are now increasingly made from recycled polyester or nylon and the quality of these more sustainable technical fabrics is improving. Gemmi is known for lightweight, reversible fur coats, jackets and vests, which on the one hand look like a functional coat made of technical fabric, but when the reverse is a luxurious fox fur coat, jacket or vest. Gemmi fur jackets and coats are made from fur skins obtained at Saga Furs auctions from Finnish certified and regulated farmers. In this way, we know the origin of the materials used in the production of the fur coat.

In addition to making new fur coats, Gemmi can also revive your old ones and create new fashion masterpieces. I believe that through my previous fur fashion stories, you have become familiar with a number of fur facts that the most important thing to know is that natural fur is a long-lasting, warm material. Many of us have old jackets and coats made of fur that are hanging unused in our wardrobes, and this fact has inspired the Gemmi team to create a new service that will give old fur coats the opportunity to become new fur-lined parkas. This is a win-win combination that provides mutual benefits for many customers who use beautiful fur in a new form and for the Gemmi team a new opportunity because they can provide work for their expert team.

In today’s post, you have the opportunity to see a Reversible Fox Fur Coat in wonderful Bark color that is designed to be an oversized fit, but at the same time is the most comfortable jacket you will ever wear. The jacket is extremely warm and light. The hood and sleeves have a light padded lining. The jacket is designed and made in Finland. I must mention that Gemmi has limited stock, in order to minimize the level of unsold jackets and coats. Fur coats, jackets and vests ordered through the Gemmi online store are generally made to order and delivered within 2-3 weeks, assuming the Gemmi team has the required material in stock.

How can you buy Gemmi products? The Gemmi flagship store is located in the heart of downtown Helsinki, where you can experience the beauty of their fur jackets and coats in live. On the other hand, in the comfort of your home, you can use the services of the Gemmi online store, which has the widest selection of Gemmi products. Gemmi products can also be found in some stores in northern Finland and high-end department stores, fashion boutiques and fur shops in many countries in Europe and around the world.

If you want to stay updated and find out what all the novelties Gemmi has in offer for us this winter fashion season, follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

I am happy to have the opportunity to introduce you to the new friends of the Mr.M blog who have succeeded in bringing together exquisite luxury artisan crafts, Italian passion and exquisite Neapolitan craftsmanship. Artigiano del Guanto (ADG) is an artisan glove workshop active in the northern part of Naples, founded by Giovanni Ricciardiello, an experienced glove maker for 10 decades, a historical exponent of the tradition of the ancient Neapolitan glove makers. A few years ago, in 2016 to be precise, the laboratory was renovated and with it the brand was born: Artigiano Del Guanto.

Today, Artigiano Del Guanto is no longer a “simple” workshop of artisan gloves, but a family company in which the new generation of heirs Francesco, Mimmo and Flora, Giovanni’s children stand out, who, with the indispensable presence of their father, in addition to the brand, renewed the production chain with a completely new styles and models, connected with new modern communication channels, in order to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding customer. Over the years, the Artigiano Del Guanto collections have attracted the attention of very prestigious international high fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, MaxMara, Coccinelle and Pinko, with whom today the Ricciardiello family’s ADG artisan glove laboratory proudly collaborates as an official manufacturer.

What does a working day look like at the Artigiano Del Guanto craft workshop? The working day starts early in the morning between 6:30 and 7 am, when the doors of the ADG workshop are already open. The first word that rings out in the craft workshop is “Good morning”. At 07:30 the first morning coffee is already ready and at 08:00 the working day begins. The first bucket of leather softening water is already full and can be found under the marble counter that will soon be almost 45 years old.

The first stage of processing is in moistening the leather by wrapping it in cloth, previously immersed in a bucket of water for a few seconds, then we move on to laying the leather on the counter, strictly manual work, adopting the right criteria. Then, with the help of scissors, a leather rectangle is formed. From here, the technical processing begins, with the splitting of the leather, it begins to take the form of a glove. Once the desired shape has been obtained, the embroidery itinerary is followed, which through small pictures, blades, curved cuts and various molds bring the holes, leather stitching, weaving, straps, pleats to life.

Are we done making the glove? No, there’s still a lot to do! Now we are in the delicate stage of the seam, entrusted to a highly qualified staff who has been doing this work for about 35 years. Glove production machines differ depending on the type of seam. During the final stage of processing, the passion and frugality of those who sew exclusively by hand and create small works of art are not neglected, as someone described years ago.

After sewing, we move on to the “shocking” phase, that is, to the exact control of the seams, which precedes the installation. The coating is done using special wooden hands on which the coating is placed. Small, traditional gestures of our workshop of handmade gloves… A light veil of vegetable glue is spread over the fingertips, and then the glove is inserted. To make sure the lining is stuck, the glove is placed on the thermal hand which will increase its adhesion. The final stages of production continue with work that can be done by hand or by machine and we are almost at the end of the line in fact only two stops short! Handmade gloves are ‘shown’, or ironed on thermal hands, bonded with cotton and undergo a final inspection, before passing through to destination packaging.

In today’s fashion story, I will present you unusual gloves that are made of the finest lambskin. M.Smithson (GKJ-9456) is a women’s model of gloves with Swarovski stones, made of lambskin. The model is distinguished by the application of Swarovski stones on the back of the gloves and a small leather flap. The lining is made of 100% cashmere.

During this winter season, together we will discover the beauty of luxury artisanal craftsmanship, Italian passion and the extraordinary Neapolitan craftsmanship of Artigiano Del Guanto. If you want to stay updated and find out what new gloves models Artigiano Del Guanto has to offer us this winter fashion season, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

In today’s fashion story, I will present you some fashion pieces from my favorite Italian brand – Max Mara. Max Mara is a world famous Italian fashion brand. It was founded in 1951 in Reggio Emilia by Mr. Achille Maramotti. This legendary brand sponsors and awards the Max Mara Women’s Art Award. Achille Maramotti began creating wardrobes in 1947, and officially founded the Max Mara fashion house in 1951. How did the brand name come about?

The second word of the brand – “Mara” was derived from Mr. Maramotti surname, while “Max” referred to Count Max, a local legend, who was rarely sober, but always so classy and stylish! Mr. Maramotti was one of the first to see that the future of women’s fashion lay in the mass production of designer quality clothing. He also wanted to put his Max Mara brand at the top in front of the names of individual designers, although he hired Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez and Anne Marie Beretta. The company is still in the hands of the family and is one of the best family fashion businesses in the world.

The Max Mara group has 35 brands in its fashion empire, of which the Max Mara brand remains the heart of the company to this day. Other brands include Sportmax, Sportmax Code, Weekend Max Mara, Marella, Pennyblack, iBlues, MAX&Co. and Marina Rinaldi. An interesting information is that Marina Rinaldi is a brand founded in 1980 and named after the greatmother of Mr. Maramotti.

Max Mara is my favorite brand because it absolutely meets my criteria when it comes to wardrobe, which are: quality, interesting models and cuts, good selection of materials, as well as fine processing of materials. Today I decided to show you two iconic pieces: a timeless turtleneck sweater and unusual sneakers with mink fur details. The turtleneck sweater is made of the finest cashmere with metal details.

The sneakers are really unusual because they are made of a combination of cashmere and mink fur details. The color of these sneakers is amazing live and because of the neutrality of the pastel color, these sneakers go perfectly with any outfit! In a future post I will try to style them with a Max Mara bag and a coat that I got from my dear friends from Max Mara.

If you want to know more about the Italian fashion house Max Mara and discover what the Maramotti family has prepared for the new fashion season, visit their official online store and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

I have always admired women with longer and well-groomed hair, but unfortunately I have had short hair all my life, but with the help of Ellen Wille wigs (supllied by Perike In) I managed to fulfill my long-term dream and I am very happy about it. Wigs have become a trend today, because wearing a wig opens up a number of new possibilities for you to experiment and change yourself, without having to make any permanent changes to your natural hair.

Also in addition to the aesthetic transformation, wigs can provide you with good protection from frequent treatment and heat, keeping your natural hair healthy. The history of Ellen Wille began with a suitcase full of ideas. Ellen Wille is a self-made hair designer who built a global brand from a small company. After completing her studies in Paris, the company was established in 1967. The corporate philosophy is shaped by commitment to the highest quality, and this is what the Ellen Wille name stands for.

For over 50 years, Ellen Wille designs have been inspired by international fashion trends. Her passion for wig perfection is evident – she guides every meticulous detail and each Ellen Wille wig is unique. All aspects of an individual style, from the hair fiber to the coloring to the cap design, is about ensuring the most beautiful look, natural movement and comfortable fit. Ellen remains involved in every detail of design, from the first idea, to the finishing touches of each style.

The wig you see on me today is the Kimera Deluxe wig, a champagne color from the Stimulate collection that has soft and gentle layers that make this mid-length style absolutely perfect. This wig is designed to ensure a tight and secure fit for the woman wearing it. This wig is of medium length and is made of the highest quality synthetic fibers.

When someone thinks of having to wear a wig, most people get scared thinking that it will take too much time to maintain them. Fortunately, that is not the case at all. Ellen Wille wigs are very easy to maintain and there are many products that will make them last a long time and look the same as when you bought them.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. See you soon with some new and more interesting fashion stories. I will try not to take long breaks and I hope you understand the reason for my unexpected absence after failed cosmetic surgery in Egypt, but there will be time to make up for everything and I am sure I will meet your expectations.

Special note: All my photos from today’s post have been additionally and specially processed to meet the expectations of blog friends, as well as the readers themselves while respecting the aesthetics and guidelines of fashion photography. Unfortunately, the face and neck lifting operations did not go well and due to the negligence of the medical team from Egypt, I suffered serious aesthetic and health consequences. In agreement with my legal team, I will soon tell you the whole story so that you will fully understand the reason for my long absence from the blog, because you deserve to know the truth and all the details.

Best Regards,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the GEMMI, ESCADA, Ellen Wille (Perike In), Artigiano Del Guanto and Max Mara brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: Giorgio Armani, the Difference Between Style and Fashion is Quality

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my new fashion story on the pages of the Mr.M blog. I’m really glad that you like my take on fashion and that I inspire many women in their prime to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives.

Today I will introduce you to one of my favorite Italian designers, Mr. Giorgio Armani. Giorgio Armani S.p.A., better known as Armani, is an Italian luxury fashion house founded in Milan by Mr. Giorgio Armani that designs, manufactures, distributes and sells haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, accessories and home interiors. In addition to the Armani Prive couture line, Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani are the company’s ready-to-wear lines that are shown at Milan Fashion Week. Armani Collezioni, Armani Exchange and Armani Jeans are sold at lower prices.

Giorgio Armani (full name of the brand line: Giorgio Armani Borgonuovo) is a top brand specializing in men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, glasses, cosmetics and perfumes. This line is available only in Giorgio Armani boutiques, specialized luxury multi-brand stores and selected high-end department stores worldwide. The logo is a curved “G” ending in a curved “A”, forming a circle. In 2001, Armani created a joint venture with Vestimento to produce the Borgonuovo men’s and women’s line.

How was the Armani fashion empire created? Mr. Armani and his partner, the architect Sergio Galeotti, founded Giorgio Armani SpA in 1975. After years of success, in 2001, Mr. Armani commissioned architect Tadao Anda to transform the old Nestle chocolate factory in Milan’s Savona/Tortona area into the company’s headquarters. Also, in the early 2000s, Armani opened five megastores, starting with the opening of the Armani/Manconi store in Milan in 2000, which houses all of the company’s brands. Other such spaces are in Hong Kong (Armani/Chater House, opened 2002), Munich (Armani/Funf Hof, opened 2003), Tokyo (Armani/Ginza Tower, opened 2007) and New York (Armani/Fifth Avenue, opened 2009).

Like every woman, I am a big fan of large size bags made of exotic leathers and when I saw this bag in the Giorgio Armani catalog for the Spring-Summer collection, I could just imagine my new ideal outfits to wear with this perfect bag. a bag. Navy has always been an indispensable summer navy color that every famous fashion brand has in their spring and summer collections. The bag is made of real python skin, of exceptional quality, with a distinctive pendant featuring the recognizable Giorgio Armani logo.

In the following fashion stories, we will have the opportunity to see together how this bag fits perfectly with summer dresses and some bright colors, since the dark color is extremely simple and easy to combine, which eases small fashion troubles for all women in their prime!

If you want to know more about the Giorgio Armani brand, as well as other lines of brands from the Armani family, visit their official website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Loro Piana is an Italian company specialised in clothing and textile products. This fashion house is considered the largest producer of cashmere and also the world’s largest artisanal company processing the luxury fiber.

The Loro Piana company has three divisions (textile divisions): a division that deals with the production of high-quality materials using precious fibers such as cashmere and baby cashmere, vicuna, linen and merino wool, a division that deals with the creation of luxury fashion items (production and distribution of men’s, women’s clothing, footwear and fashion accessories) and the interior design department – production and distribution of interior design products.

In today’s post you have the opportunity to see three pieces from the latest women’s Loro Piana Fall – Winter 2023 collection, which is just a small fraction of my favorites this season because of its distinctive elegance and my love for red and navy colors. Red is the color of happiness and joy, that’s why I decided to complement the dark color with this fresh shade of red. The navy pants are perfect for all occasions and can easily be combined with other colors, they are made of pure baby cashmere, as is the navy scarf.

If you want to stay updated and find out which pieces the Loro Piana brand has in its offer, visit their official online store and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

OUTFIT

Wig: Perike In

Cashmere Coat: Loro Piana

Turtleneck Sweater: Max Mara

Gloves 1: Artigiano Del Guanto

Gloves 2: Artigiano Del Guanto

Scarf: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Bag: Giorgio Armani

Shoes: Tod’s

Today I will continue story about new friends of the Mr.M blog who have managed to bring together exquisite luxury artisan crafts, Italian passion and exquisite Neapolitan craftsmanship. Artigiano del Guanto (ADG) is an artisan glove workshop active in the northern part of Naples, founded by Giovanni Ricciardiello, an experienced glove maker for 10 decades, a historical exponent of the tradition of the ancient Neapolitan glove makers. A few years ago, in 2016 to be precise, the laboratory was renovated and with it the brand was born: Artigiano Del Guanto.

Today, Artigiano Del Guanto is no longer a “simple” workshop of artisan gloves, but a family company in which the new generation of heirs Francesco, Mimmo and Flora, Giovanni’s children stand out, who, with the indispensable presence of their father, in addition to the brand, renewed the production chain with a completely new styles and models, connected with new modern communication channels, in order to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding customer. Over the years, the Artigiano Del Guanto collections have attracted the attention of very prestigious international high fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, MaxMara, Coccinelle and Pinko, with whom today the Ricciardiello family’s ADG artisan glove laboratory proudly collaborates as an official manufacturer.

In today’s fashion story, I will present you unusual gloves Electra GKJ-02130. This model of women’s gloves is made of lambskin, with a heart on the back, applied using a matrix and hand sewing. The lining is made of 100% cashmere.

Because of the bright tones of this outfit, I decided to show you another pair of Artigiano Del Guanto gloves, which went perfectly with this outfit. Model T.Kuribayashi Gloves (GKJ-02126) are gloves with interlocking laces and knots on the back that intertwine at the wrist, completely handmade in the Artigiano Del Guanto laboratories from lambskin leather. Why did these gloves get an unusual name? The ADG team wanted to pay tribute to a great historical figure, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, a Japanese general known for commanding Japanese forces at the Battle of Iwo Jima. The lining is made of 100% cashmere.

As this is a purely artisan glove, made by hand, it is available in every size or color shown in the product listing. Sometimes the possibility of “Express delivery” is guaranteed for the color visible in the product photo. In order to receive a glove in one of the colors available on the company’s color card, the artisan production time with shipping included can take up to 15 days.

If you want to stay up to date and find out what new things Artigiano Del Guanto has in store for us this winter fashion season, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

This time I decided to complete my outfit with shoes from the Italian brand Tod’s. There is no person who has not resisted wearing shoes of this famous Italian fashion house, regardless of whether it is a person of female or male gender, Tod’s shoes are loved by the whole planet because of their refined elegance and incredible comfort. The shoes from today’s fashion story are an iconic model with a gold-colored T metal logo, while the shoes are made of dark-navy croco embossed leather.

In today’s fashion story, I will present you some fashion pieces from my favorite Italian brand – Max Mara. Max Mara is a world famous Italian fashion brand. It was founded in 1951 in Reggio Emilia by Mr. Achille Maramotti. This legendary brand sponsors and awards the Max Mara Women’s Art Award. Achille Maramotti began creating wardrobes in 1947, and officially founded the Max Mara fashion house in 1951. How did the brand name come about?

The second word of the brand – “Mara” was derived from Mr. Maramotti surname, while “Max” referred to Count Max, a local legend, who was rarely sober, but always so classy and stylish! Mr. Maramotti was one of the first to see that the future of women’s fashion lay in the mass production of designer quality clothing. He also wanted to put his Max Mara brand at the top in front of the names of individual designers, although he hired Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez and Anne Marie Beretta. The company is still in the hands of the family and is one of the best family fashion businesses in the world.

The Max Mara group has 35 brands in its fashion empire, of which the Max Mara brand remains the heart of the company to this day. Other brands include Sportmax, Sportmax Code, Weekend Max Mara, Marella, Pennyblack, iBlues, MAX&Co. and Marina Rinaldi. An interesting information is that Marina Rinaldi is a brand founded in 1980 and named after the greatmother of Mr. Maramotti.

Max Mara is my favorite brand because it absolutely meets my criteria when it comes to wardrobe, which are: quality, interesting models and cuts, good selection of materials, as well as fine processing of materials. Today I decided to show you a turtleneck sweater of this timeless Italian brand. The turtleneck sweater is made of the finest cashmere with metal details.

If you want to know more about the Italian fashion house Max Mara and discover what the Maramotti family has prepared for the new fashion season, visit their official online store and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. See you soon with some new and more interesting fashion stories. I will try not to take long breaks and I hope you understand the reason for my unexpected absence after failed cosmetic surgery in Egypt, but there will be time to make up for everything and I am sure I will meet your expectations.

Special note: All my photos from today’s post have been additionally and specially processed to meet the expectations of blog friends, as well as the readers themselves while respecting the aesthetics and guidelines of fashion photography. Unfortunately, the face and neck lifting operations did not go well and due to the negligence of the medical team from Egypt, I suffered serious aesthetic and health consequences. In agreement with my legal team, I will soon tell you the whole story so that you will fully understand the reason for my long absence from the blog, because you deserve to know the truth and all the details.

Best Regards,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the Ellen Wille (Perike In), Giorgio Armani, Loro Piana, Artigiano Del Guanto, Max Mara and Tod’s brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: Nello Santi, Refinement of Luxurious Italian Fur

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my first fashion story on the pages of the Mr.M blog in the new year 2024. I’m really glad that you like my take on fashion and that I inspire many women in their prime to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives.

I would like to take this special opportunity to once again wish you all the best in the new year, and leave all that was bad behind you and remember to fill the years with life, not life with years. I sincerely hope that you achieve everything you want in the new year, acquire everything you haven’t so far and save the most valuable things you need for true happiness. Happy New Year!

I love fur and love to wear it. This wonderful mink fur coat with an unusual cut has taken a special place in my wardrobe this winter season. I am always happy to give my trust to Italian furriers because of the exceptional quality of workmanship and unusual design. The fur coat that you have the opportunity to see in today’s fashion story is a true masterpiece of the Italian fur shop Nello Santi.

The story of this brand begins in the chilly autumn of 1943, when the inhabitants of the Italian town of Grosseto were anxiously awaiting the coming winter. It was a winter that swept the whole area with cold winds and white frosts, as it does every year. The capital of the Maremma region was badly affected by the Great War. The population was exhausted and battered by years of conflict and poverty, as well as their sad loss of offspring, misery and hunger.

A few years later, in 1960 to be exact, the war ended and great Italy finally experienced a revival. Those were the years of the “dolce vita” (Sweet Life), even in sun-drenched Tuscany, style and elegance and the label “Made in Italy” were becoming increasingly sought after. Women competed to show off in the most expensive and unusual furs. Furs were trending, and Nello Santi as a specialized workshop for prestigious, high-quality furs experienced its heydays.

Alessandro Santi, who grew up in the world of fashion and luxury furs, took over the family company and in a short time became famous throughout Tuscany for his distinctive style and the skill with which he took care of every detail, turning each garment into a unique fashion piece of great value and extraordinary beauty.

The gentle and elegant lines of Nello Santi fur have always been inspired by the authentic landscapes of sunny Tuscany. This unusual Italian fur shop experienced its turning point of success in the 80s, when the determination of the Santi family went one step further and conquered the international markets of luxury goods.

Thanks to the eldest son of Mr. Alessandro – Nello Santi, this brand is synonymous with quality, reliability and timeless elegance. Mr. Nello Santi is aware of the value of what he has inherited. He has a deep understanding of his company, which is why he always makes sure that his customers can come to Grosseto and visit the workshop that his grandfather created many years ago, in the country where he was born, where it all began.

Nello Santi fur collections are enriched with new notes, colors and lines that fit well with contemporary styles, while never neglecting the elegant cut of his original designs.

The combination of nature and craftsmanship, which the Santi family offers as a selfless gift to new generations today more than ever, in the face of the rise of mass production and the use of highly polluting synthetic fabrics, represents a practice of “green elegance” that must be protected and passed on. Fur has a history as ancient as the world itself. It has always been a part of the natural cycles of human life and in addition to being an exclusive and unique product, it is ecologically sustainable at every stage of production and does not cause pollution of the natural environment.
Producing, buying and wearing a fur coat is a gesture of love for tradition and nature and, like any gesture of love, it is capable of bringing beauty and pleasure into our lives.

If you want to know more about Nello Santi fur brand and discover what the Santi family has prepared for the new winter season, visit their official website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

I am honored because I had the opportunity to see for myself the quality and design of the sweater that the Aida Barni brand team gave my son, as well as the fantastic knitwear that I showed you on the blog last summer season. Aida Barni is synonymous with perfect softness and refined Italian processing of cashmere. Also, sometimes you need to make yourself happy with something new, maybe it’s a new hairstyle, and today I was happy with this beautiful dress from the new Aida Barni FW23/24 collection. Today I present to you this unusual elegant dress made of camel color cashmere, which is ideal for all occasions because of its beautiful work.

Aida Barni is a brand belonging to the Annapurna Group. Founded in 1978, the Annapurna Group has become one of the leading Italian and global manufacturers of high-quality cashmere knitwear with its two fashion lines for women and men under the names Annapurna and Aida Barni. Annapurna uses only the latest production techniques available on the market, from cashmere looms to the latest and most advanced machines for making knitwear of all sizes. The current production capacity is about 120,000 pieces per year.

It is important to note that the entire production cycle is carried out in Italy, more precisely in the company’s factory located in the city of Prato, which is also the center of the district of the same name located in the very heart of Italy (the central part of Italy). “Made in Italy” is more than a manufacturing concept, but this brand has proven that it is much more than the perfect cashmere sweater on the store shelf. It is love at first touch, an impression that is remembered.

OUTFIT

Wig: Ellen Wille via Perike In

Fur Coat: Nello Santi

Dress: Aida Barni

Gloves 1: Artigiano Del Guanto

Gloves 2: Artigiano Del Guanto

Boots: Gianvito Rossi via MYTHERESA

Aida Barni’s concept of women’s “sporty elegance” is simple and stylish, but rich in materials and subtle details that make this brand iconic because it represents the expression of uniqueness and special class. You can buy Aida Barni cashmere items in well-stocked stores throughout Europe and the world and through authorized online stores. When you give someone an Aida Barni piece, it’s more than respect and pure love, because you’re giving a piece that is woven with a love of tradition and a deep respect for art that isn’t given every day.

The dress you see in today’s post is from the latest Aida Barni FW23/24 collection, warm camel color and made of the finest cashmere. An iconic color for the new winter season, which you really need to have in your wardrobe!

If you want to stay updated and find out what new things Aida Barni has in store for us this fashion season, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Today I will continue story about new friends of the Mr.M blog who have managed to bring together exquisite luxury artisan crafts, Italian passion and exquisite Neapolitan craftsmanship. Artigiano del Guanto (ADG) is an artisan glove workshop active in the northern part of Naples, founded by Giovanni Ricciardiello, an experienced glove maker for 10 decades, a historical exponent of the tradition of the ancient Neapolitan glove makers. A few years ago, in 2016 to be precise, the laboratory was renovated and with it the brand was born: Artigiano Del Guanto.

Today, Artigiano Del Guanto is no longer a “simple” workshop of artisan gloves, but a family company in which the new generation of heirs Francesco, Mimmo and Flora, Giovanni’s children stand out, who, with the indispensable presence of their father, in addition to the brand, renewed the production chain with a completely new styles and models, connected with new modern communication channels, in order to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding customer. Over the years, the Artigiano Del Guanto collections have attracted the attention of very prestigious international high fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, MaxMara, Coccinelle and Pinko, with whom today the Ricciardiello family’s ADG artisan glove laboratory proudly collaborates as an official manufacturer.

In today’s fashion story, I will present to you unusual long gloves Hermione GKJ-05158. This model of women’s gloves is made of lamb leather, with the use of leather in different tones on the back with weaving and knitting. The lining is made of 100% cashmere.

I want to mention to you that the combination of colors is possible and that you can create your own gloves, just like I did when ordering this model of gloves. When ordering, it is necessary to specify the main shade of the glove when choosing a color and in the notes, add information about another shade to make a two-color version, if it is a two-color product.

Because of the pastel tones of this outfit, I decided to show you another pair of Artigiano Del Guanto gloves, which went perfectly with this outfit. Gloves model ZGK-8608 “Mr. Zeta” are gloves with Zip Opti, unisex model. The gloves are made of lambskin with Zip Opti application on the back with a leather anchor. The lining is made of 100% cashmere.

As this is a purely artisan glove, made by hand, it is available in every size or color shown in the product listing. Sometimes the possibility of “Express delivery” is guaranteed for the color visible in the product photo. In order to receive a glove in one of the colors available on the company’s color card, the artisan production time with shipping included can take up to 15 days.

If you want to stay up to date and find out what new things Artigiano Del Guanto has in store for us this winter fashion season, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

I have always admired women with longer and well-groomed hair, but unfortunately I have had short hair all my life, but with the help of Ellen Wille wigs (supllied by Perike In) I managed to fulfill my long-term dream and I am very happy about it. Wigs have become a trend today, because wearing a wig opens up a number of new possibilities for you to experiment and change yourself, without having to make any permanent changes to your natural hair.

Also in addition to the aesthetic transformation, wigs can provide you with good protection from frequent treatment and heat, keeping your natural hair healthy. The history of Ellen Wille began with a suitcase full of ideas. Ellen Wille is a self-made hair designer who built a global brand from a small company. After completing her studies in Paris, the company was established in 1967. The corporate philosophy is shaped by commitment to the highest quality, and this is what the Ellen Wille name stands for.

For over 50 years, Ellen Wille designs have been inspired by international fashion trends. Her passion for wig perfection is evident – she guides every meticulous detail and each Ellen Wille wig is unique. All aspects of an individual style, from the hair fiber to the coloring to the cap design, is about ensuring the most beautiful look, natural movement and comfortable fit. Ellen remains involved in every detail of design, from the first idea, to the finishing touches of each style.

The wig you see on me today is the Kimera Deluxe wig, a champagne color from the Stimulate collection that has soft and gentle layers that make this mid-length style absolutely perfect. This wig is designed to ensure a tight and secure fit for the woman wearing it. This wig is of medium length and is made of the highest quality synthetic fibers.

I promised to tell you more about wigs, so today I’m going to share with you how to properly care for wigs and toupees. In the previous post we learned how to properly wash and dry a wig, today I will try to explain to you how you can properly comb your wig, as well as other tips. When someone thinks of having to wear a wig, most people get scared thinking that it will take too much time to maintain them. Fortunately, that is not the case at all. Ellen Wille wigs are very easy to maintain and there are many products that will make them last a long time and look the same as when you bought them.

The wig should be combed only when it is completely dry. Otherwise, you will damage the hair or deform the shape of the wig. With adequate, previously used preparations (shampoo, balm, conditioner, spray), combing your wig will only take a few minutes. For detangling, it is best to use purpose-made brushes and combs. They will effectively style the hairstyle without breaking the hair unnecessarily.

The fact is that you can use any comb or brush to comb your wig. The problem is that inadequate accessories can permanently damage the hair. That’s why I strongly recommend you use special, purpose-made combs. Rounded teeth of different lengths will detangle the wig without pulling and pulling the hair. For the care of natural hair wigs, I suggest you a brush that has teeth with a rubber tip. They are designed to gently separate strands without affecting the base of the wig.

If you want to stay updated and find out what all the Ellen Wille has in offer, you can follow them on the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.

This time I decided to complete my outfit with over-the-knee boots from the famous Italian brand Gianvito Rossi in collaboration with the e-commerce shopping platform MYTHERESA. There is no person who has not resisted wearing shoes of this famous Italian fashion house, regardless of whether it is a person of female or male gender, Gianvito Rossi shoes are loved by the whole planet because of their refined elegance and incredible comfort. The boots from today’s fashion story are an iconic honey-colored model made of knee-length suede leather, which went perfectly with this elegant outfit.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. See you soon with some new and more interesting fashion stories. I will try not to take long breaks and I hope you understand the reason for my unexpected absence after failed cosmetic surgery in Egypt, but there will be time to make up for everything and I am sure I will meet your expectations.

All my photos from today’s post are additionally and specially processed to meet the expectations of the clients for the need of fashion photos. Unfortunately, the Face and Neck Lift operations did not go well and I suffered serious aesthetic and health consequences due to the negligence of the medical team from Egypt. In agreement with my legal team, I will soon tell you the whole story so that you can fully understand the reason for my long absence from the blog, because you deserve to know the truth.

Best Regards,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the Nello Santi, Ellen Wille (Perike In), Artigiano Del Guanto, Gianvito Rossi (MYTHERESA) brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: ADG, the Beauty of Wearable Luxury Italian Handicrafts

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my last fashion story on the pages of the Mr.M blog in 2023. I’m really glad that you like my take on fashion and that I’ve inspired many women in their prime to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives.

I would like to take this special opportunity to wish you a happy New Year and Christmas holidays, to spend them in peace and prosperity with those you love. I wish you all the best in the new year, and leave all that was bad behind you and don’t forget to fill the years with life, not life with years. I sincerely hope that you will achieve all that you want, acquire all that you have not so far and save the most valuable things that you need for true happiness. Happy New Year!

I am happy to have the opportunity to introduce you to the new friends of the Mr.M blog who have succeeded in bringing together exquisite luxury artisan crafts, Italian passion and exquisite Neapolitan craftsmanship. Artigiano del Guanto (ADG) is an artisan glove workshop active in the northern part of Naples, founded by Giovanni Ricciardiello, an experienced glove maker for 10 decades, a historical exponent of the tradition of the ancient Neapolitan glove makers. A few years ago, in 2016 to be precise, the laboratory was renovated and with it the brand was born: Artigiano Del Guanto.

Today, Artigiano Del Guanto is no longer a “simple” workshop of artisan gloves, but a family company in which the new generation of heirs Francesco, Mimmo and Flora, Giovanni’s children stand out, who, with the indispensable presence of their father, in addition to the brand, renewed the production chain with a completely new styles and models, connected with new modern communication channels, in order to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding customer. Over the years, the Artigiano Del Guanto collections have attracted the attention of very prestigious international high fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, MaxMara, Coccinelle and Pinko, with whom today the Ricciardiello family’s ADG artisan glove laboratory proudly collaborates as an official manufacturer.

What does a working day look like at the Artigiano Del Guanto craft workshop? The working day starts early in the morning between 6:30 and 7 am, when the doors of the ADG workshop are already open. The first word that rings out in the craft workshop is “Good morning”. At 07:30 the first morning coffee is already ready and at 08:00 the working day begins. The first bucket of leather softening water is already full and can be found under the marble counter that will soon be almost 45 years old.

The first stage of processing is in moistening the leather by wrapping it in cloth, previously immersed in a bucket of water for a few seconds, then we move on to laying the leather on the counter, strictly manual work, adopting the right criteria. Then, with the help of scissors, a leather rectangle is formed. From here, the technical processing begins, with the splitting of the leather, it begins to take the form of a glove. Once the desired shape has been obtained, the embroidery itinerary is followed, which through small pictures, blades, curved cuts and various molds bring the holes, leather stitching, weaving, straps, pleats to life.

Are we done making the glove? No, there’s still a lot to do! Now we are in the delicate stage of the seam, entrusted to a highly qualified staff who has been doing this work for about 35 years. Glove production machines differ depending on the type of seam. During the final stage of processing, the passion and frugality of those who sew exclusively by hand and create small works of art are not neglected, as someone described years ago.

After sewing, we move on to the “shocking” phase, that is, to the exact control of the seams, which precedes the installation. The coating is done using special wooden hands on which the coating is placed. Small, traditional gestures of our workshop of handmade gloves… A light veil of vegetable glue is spread over the fingertips, and then the glove is inserted. To make sure the lining is stuck, the glove is placed on the thermal hand which will increase its adhesion. The final stages of production continue with work that can be done by hand or by machine and we are almost at the end of the line in fact only two stops short! Handmade gloves are ‘shown’, or ironed on thermal hands, bonded with cotton and undergo a final inspection, before passing through to destination packaging.

In today’s fashion story, I will present you unusual gloves that are made of the finest pony hair. Dafne (GKJ-0818) is a model of women’s gloves collection made of calf leather, completely handmade. The Dafne is developed from bimaterials with a pony-effect calfskin part and a lambskin palm. The Dafne Handmade Glove is made from a hand-woven leather strap with covered buckles. The lining is made of 100% cashmere.

During this winter season, together we will discover the beauty of luxury artisanal craftsmanship, Italian passion and the extraordinary Neapolitan craftsmanship of Artigiano Del Guanto. If you want to stay updated and find out what new gloves models Artigiano Del Guanto has to offer us this winter fashion season, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Gemmi is a new partner of Mr.M blog, a luxury outerwear brand from Finland. All Gemmi pieces are crafted in the Gemmi factory in Finland with the help of skilled and experienced craftsmen and tailors. The materials they use are natural and sustainable and selected for their quality characteristics and responsible production.

How did the Gemmi brand come about? The brand was born out of necessity due to extremely harsh winters in the north of Europe. The history of the Gemmi brand dates back to the early 70s when a factory was built in the small town of Loviisa, located in southern Finland. The vision of the founder of the contemporary Gemmi fur brand got a new life in 2014. I am truly impressed by the work of Ms. Susanne Stenfors and her team who put a lot of love and effort into making Gemmi products and are truly dedicated to each client individually. Gemmi has always created its own unique style of modern fur coats. Their team saw an opportunity to develop a line of fur products that were already well designed, high quality, functional and responsibly made, into a contemporary brand of fur jackets and coats with clearer influences from the Nordic design tradition.

Gemmi is a family company continuing the long tradition of clothing and fur production in Finland. Their fur factory is one of the few textile and fur factories in the Nordic countries, where the right attitude and proper clothing are needed to get through the long and dark winters. In addition, they equally need some kind of outerwear during all seasons. All Gemmi products are designed and handcrafted in Finland. The Gemmi team found inspiration for the new collections in timeless design archives and experimented with different materials to create new contemporary pieces for all four seasons.

OUTFIT

Wig: Ellen Wille via Perike In

Fur Coat: GEMMI

Gloves: Artigiano Del Guanto

Turtleneck Sweater: Max Mara

Trousers: Loro Piana

Shoes: Brunello Cucinelli

Gemmi various collections uphold the tradition of Finnish design aesthetics, combined with functionality and high-quality materials. The Gemmi team is constantly searching for new natural and sustainable materials suitable for making luxury outerwear. One of the latest discoveries is the Finnish tweed fabric produced by Saimaa Wool, using wool from Nordic sheep. This beautiful tweed fabric in striking colors complements Gemma’s timeless, classic design. Gemmi models are made for everyday use, and for weather and wind protection, they generally use wind and water resistant fabrics.

Windbreakers are now increasingly made from recycled polyester or nylon and the quality of these more sustainable technical fabrics is improving. Gemmi is known for lightweight, reversible fur coats, jackets and vests, which on the one hand look like a functional coat made of technical fabric, but when the reverse is a luxurious fox fur coat, jacket or vest. Gemmi fur jackets and coats are made from fur skins obtained at Saga Furs auctions from Finnish certified and regulated farmers. In this way, we know the origin of the materials used in the production of the fur coat.

In addition to making new fur coats, Gemmi can also revive your old ones and create new fashion masterpieces. I believe that through my previous fur fashion stories, you have become familiar with a number of fur facts that the most important thing to know is that natural fur is a long-lasting, warm material. Many of us have old jackets and coats made of fur that are hanging unused in our wardrobes, and this fact has inspired the Gemmi team to create a new service that will give old fur coats the opportunity to become new fur-lined parkas. This is a win-win combination that provides mutual benefits for many customers who use beautiful fur in a new form and for the Gemmi team a new opportunity because they can provide work for their expert team.

In today’s post, you have the opportunity to see a Reversible Fox Fur Coat in wonderful Bark color that is designed to be an oversized fit, but at the same time is the most comfortable jacket you will ever wear. The jacket is extremely warm and light. The hood and sleeves have a light padded lining. The jacket is designed and made in Finland. I must mention that Gemmi has limited stock, in order to minimize the level of unsold jackets and coats. Fur coats, jackets and vests ordered through the Gemmi online store are generally made to order and delivered within 2-3 weeks, assuming the Gemmi team has the required material in stock.

How can you buy Gemmi products? The Gemmi flagship store is located in the heart of downtown Helsinki, where you can experience the beauty of their fur jackets and coats in live. On the other hand, in the comfort of your home, you can use the services of the Gemmi online store, which has the widest selection of Gemmi products. Gemmi products can also be found in some stores in northern Finland and high-end department stores, fashion boutiques and fur shops in many countries in Europe and around the world.

If you want to stay updated and find out what all the novelties Gemmi has in offer for us this winter fashion season, follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

I have always admired women with longer and well-groomed hair, but unfortunately I have had short hair all my life, but with the help of Ellen Wille wigs (supllied by Perike In) I managed to fulfill my long-term dream and I am very happy about it. Wigs have become a trend today, because wearing a wig opens up a number of new possibilities for you to experiment and change yourself, without having to make any permanent changes to your natural hair.

Also in addition to the aesthetic transformation, wigs can provide you with good protection from frequent treatment and heat, keeping your natural hair healthy. The history of Ellen Wille began with a suitcase full of ideas. Ellen Wille is a self-made hair designer who built a global brand from a small company. After completing her studies in Paris, the company was established in 1967. The corporate philosophy is shaped by commitment to the highest quality, and this is what the Ellen Wille name stands for.

For over 50 years, Ellen Wille designs have been inspired by international fashion trends. Her passion for wig perfection is evident – she guides every meticulous detail and each Ellen Wille wig is unique. All aspects of an individual style, from the hair fiber to the coloring to the cap design, is about ensuring the most beautiful look, natural movement and comfortable fit. Ellen remains involved in every detail of design, from the first idea, to the finishing touches of each style.

The wig you see on me today is the Kimera Deluxe wig, a champagne color from the Stimulate collection that has soft and gentle layers that make this mid-length style absolutely perfect. This wig is designed to ensure a tight and secure fit for the woman wearing it. This wig is of medium length and is made of the highest quality synthetic fibers.

How to properly wash a wig? Whether it is a wig made of natural or synthetic hair, there are steps to follow in order to maintain its appearance and quality. The whole process takes a short time and is essentially similar to washing your own hair. Place the wig in a deep dish, into which you previously poured lukewarm water and a little shampoo. After ten minutes, wash the wig thoroughly with gentle movements, then rinse it with lukewarm water. Then pour the conditioner into the clean water, insert the wig and leave it in the water for ten minutes. Then take it out and rinse with clean water.

I recommend that you use Ellen Wille shampoo and conditioner that are specially designed for wig maintenance. The gentle structure of these products will not damage the hair of the wig, and will successfully remove sweat and other impurities from it.

How to properly dry a wig? In order to last a long time, the wig must be carefully dried after washing. It must not be exposed to direct sources of heat, such as hair dryers or radiators, but must be dried naturally, in a ventilated place. The specially designed Ellen Wille stand allows the wig to dry easily and well after washing, keeping its shape.

If you want to stay updated and find out what all the Ellen Wille has in offer, you can follow them on the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. See you in 2024 with some new and more interesting fashion stories. I will try not to take long breaks and I hope you understand the reason for my unexpected absence after failed cosmetic surgery in Egypt, but there will be time to make up for everything in the new year and I am sure I will meet your expectations.

Best Regards,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the GEMMI, Ellen Wille (Perike In), Artigiano Del Guanto, Max Mara, Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: GEMMI, Nordic Luxury Outerwear

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my new Mrs. Mom fashion story on the Mr.M blog. I’m really glad you like my take on fashion and that I’ve inspired many women in their prime to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives.

I would like to take this special opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the many messages and well wishes during my recovery from surgery in Egypt. I must admit that I am delighted by your great interest in my health condition after the operation. Marko read all your messages to me and you can be sure that you made me happy. As for the outcome of the operation itself, unfortunately I am not able to tell you anything more at the moment, due to the new situation in which the state authorities of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Serbia are involved, so I would ask for your understanding. Rest assured that I will keep you updated on everything, as I have been doing so far and that I will share my experience with my surgical rejuvenation in Egypt as soon as possible.

I have to admit that I missed you and that I will try my best to write new fashion stories in accordance with my health possibilities, since currently the whole Mr.M team is helping me to fulfill my obligations. Your messages give me strength and optimism to continue my work.

Today’s story will be special because it will confirm a famous quote: “Life is not perfect but your hair can be.” I have always admired women with longer and well-groomed hair, but unfortunately I have had short hair all my life, but with the help of Ellen Wille wigs (supllied by Perike In) I managed to fulfill my long-term dream and I am very happy about it. Wigs have become a trend today, because wearing a wig opens up a number of new possibilities for you to experiment and change yourself, without having to make any permanent changes to your natural hair.

Also in addition to the aesthetic transformation, wigs can provide you with good protection from frequent treatment and heat, keeping your natural hair healthy. The history of Ellen Wille began with a suitcase full of ideas. Ellen Wille is a self-made hair designer who built a global brand from a small company. After completing her studies in Paris, the company was established in 1967. The corporate philosophy is shaped by commitment to the highest quality, and this is what the Ellen Wille name stands for.

For over 50 years, Ellen Wille designs have been inspired by international fashion trends. Her passion for wig perfection is evident – she guides every meticulous detail and each Ellen Wille wig is unique. All aspects of an individual style, from the hair fiber to the coloring to the cap design, is about ensuring the most beautiful look, natural movement and comfortable fit. Ellen remains involved in every detail of design, from the first idea, to the finishing touches of each style.

The wig you see on me today is the Kimera Deluxe wig, a champagne color from the Stimulate collection that has soft and gentle layers that make this mid-length style absolutely perfect. This wig is designed to ensure a tight and secure fit for the woman wearing it. This wig is of medium length and is made of the highest quality synthetic fibers.

I’ve always wondered if wigs made of synthetic hair look not so natural and artificial, since synthetic fibers usually have a high shine, but I’m surprised by the quality of the workmanship, even to the touch I didn’t feel that it was a synthetic hair wig. In the following fashion stories, I will share with you some more essential and important information that I have learned about wigs that you can find in Wigs In The Magical World.

If you want to stay updated and find out what all the Ellen Wille has in offer, you can follow them on the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.

The fashion part of today’s story will be dedicated to an unusual Nordic fur brand from Finland, which I’m sure you will like because during this cold period we all like to wear practical, light and warm things, meet GEMMI – the luxury fur world.

Gemmi is a new partner of Mr.M blog, a luxury outerwear brand from Finland. All Gemmi pieces are crafted in the Gemmi factory in Finland with the help of skilled and experienced craftsmen and tailors. The materials they use are natural and sustainable and selected for their quality characteristics and responsible production.

How did the Gemmi brand come about? The brand was born out of necessity due to extremely harsh winters in the north of Europe. The history of the Gemmi brand dates back to the early 70s when a factory was built in the small town of Loviisa, located in southern Finland. The vision of the founder of the contemporary Gemmi fur brand got a new life in 2014. I am truly impressed by the work of Ms. Susanne Stenfors and her team who put a lot of love and effort into making Gemmi products and are truly dedicated to each client individually. Gemmi has always created its own unique style of modern fur coats. Their team saw an opportunity to develop a line of fur products that were already well designed, high quality, functional and responsibly made, into a contemporary brand of fur jackets and coats with clearer influences from the Nordic design tradition.

Gemmi is a family company continuing the long tradition of clothing and fur production in Finland. Their fur factory is one of the few textile and fur factories in the Nordic countries, where the right attitude and proper clothing are needed to get through the long and dark winters. In addition, they equally need some kind of outerwear during all seasons. All Gemmi products are designed and handcrafted in Finland. The Gemmi team found inspiration for the new collections in timeless design archives and experimented with different materials to create new contemporary pieces for all four seasons.

OUTFIT

Wig: Ellen Wille via Perike In

Fur Coat: GEMMI

Necklace: Yoko London

Turtleneck Sweater: Max Mara

Trousers: Max Mara

Bag: Michael Kors

Shoes: Christian Louboutin via MYTHERESA

Gemmi various collections uphold the tradition of Finnish design aesthetics, combined with functionality and high-quality materials. The Gemmi team is constantly searching for new natural and sustainable materials suitable for making luxury outerwear. One of the latest discoveries is the Finnish tweed fabric produced by Saimaa Wool, using wool from Nordic sheep. This beautiful tweed fabric in striking colors complements Gemma’s timeless, classic design. Gemmi models are made for everyday use, and for weather and wind protection, they generally use wind and water resistant fabrics.

Windbreakers are now increasingly made from recycled polyester or nylon and the quality of these more sustainable technical fabrics is improving. Gemmi is known for lightweight, reversible fur coats, jackets and vests, which on the one hand look like a functional coat made of technical fabric, but when the reverse is a luxurious fox fur coat, jacket or vest. Gemmi fur jackets and coats are made from fur skins obtained at Saga Furs auctions from Finnish certified and regulated farmers. In this way, we know the origin of the materials used in the production of the fur coat.

In addition to making new fur coats, Gemmi can also revive your old ones and create new fashion masterpieces. I believe that through my previous fur fashion stories, you have become familiar with a number of fur facts that the most important thing to know is that natural fur is a long-lasting, warm material. Many of us have old jackets and coats made of fur that are hanging unused in our wardrobes, and this fact has inspired the Gemmi team to create a new service that will give old fur coats the opportunity to become new fur-lined parkas. This is a win-win combination that provides mutual benefits for many customers who use beautiful fur in a new form and for the Gemmi team a new opportunity because they can provide work for their expert team.

In today’s post, you have the opportunity to see a Reversible Fox Fur Coat in wonderful Bark color that is designed to be an oversized fit, but at the same time is the most comfortable jacket you will ever wear. The jacket is extremely warm and light. The hood and sleeves have a light padded lining. The jacket is designed and made in Finland. I must mention that Gemmi has limited stock, in order to minimize the level of unsold jackets and coats. Fur coats, jackets and vests ordered through the Gemmi online store are generally made to order and delivered within 2-3 weeks, assuming the Gemmi team has the required material in stock.

How can you buy Gemmi products? The Gemmi flagship store is located in the heart of downtown Helsinki, where you can experience the beauty of their fur jackets and coats in live. On the other hand, in the comfort of your home, you can use the services of the Gemmi online store, which has the widest selection of Gemmi products. Gemmi products can also be found in some stores in northern Finland and high-end department stores, fashion boutiques and fur shops in many countries in Europe and around the world.

If you want to stay updated and find out what all the novelties Gemmi has in offer for us this winter fashion season, follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

In today’s fashion story, I will present you some fashion pieces from my favorite Italian brand – Max Mara. Max Mara is a world famous Italian fashion brand. It was founded in 1951 in Reggio Emilia by Mr. Achille Maramotti. This legendary brand sponsors and awards the Max Mara Women’s Art Award. Achille Maramotti began creating wardrobes in 1947, and officially founded the Max Mara fashion house in 1951. How did the brand name come about?

The second word of the brand – “Mara” was derived from Mr. Maramotti surname, while “Max” referred to Count Max, a local legend, who was rarely sober, but always so classy and stylish! Mr. Maramotti was one of the first to see that the future of women’s fashion lay in the mass production of designer quality clothing. He also wanted to put his Max Mara brand at the top in front of the names of individual designers, although he hired Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez and Anne Marie Beretta. The company is still in the hands of the family and is one of the best family fashion businesses in the world.

The Max Mara group has 35 brands in its fashion empire, of which the Max Mara brand remains the heart of the company to this day. Other brands include Sportmax, Sportmax Code, Weekend Max Mara, Marella, Pennyblack, iBlues, MAX&Co. and Marina Rinaldi. An interesting information is that Marina Rinaldi is a brand founded in 1980 and named after the greatmother of Mr. Maramotti.

Max Mara is my favorite brand because it absolutely meets my criteria when it comes to wardrobe, which are: quality, interesting models and cuts, good selection of materials, as well as fine processing of materials. Today I am presenting you my favorite pieces from FW23 collection – cashmere turtleneck sweater and classic trousers made of the finest wool.

If you want to know more about the Italian fashion house Max Mara and discover what the Maramotti family has prepared for the new fashion season, visit their official online store and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Every woman who wants to achieve an elegant look must always have nice shoes. This time I decided on shoes from the iconic French brand Christian Louboutin supplied by MYTHERESA, which has been making quality shoes with unusual designs. The shoes you can see in today’s fashion story are made of black patent leather with gold accessories with Swarovski details. In addition to beauty, these shoes are comfortable, which is important when choosing footwear.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. See you in a few days at the same place, with some new interesting story. I will try not to take long breaks and I hope you will understand the reason for my unexpected absence, but there will be time to catch up.

Best,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the GEMMI, Ellen Wille (Perike In), Yoko London, Max Mara and MYTHERESA (Christian Louboutin) brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: Aida Barni, Italian Refinement on the Shores of the Persian Gulf

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my new fashion story on the pages of the Mr.M blog. I’m really glad you like my take on fashion and that I’ve inspired many women in their golden ages (50+) to change their minds and bring some novelty into their lives. My story today will be dedicated to a famous Italian knitwear brand, which I’m sure you’re familiar with because you’ve seen it in my son’s fashion stories.

Since I had the opportunity to see for myself the quality and design of the sweater that the Aida Barni brand team gave to my son, their proposal for cooperation surprised me, but also made me happy because they recognized my vision. Aida Barni is synonymous with perfect softness and refined Italian processing of cashmere. Also, sometimes you need to make yourself happy with something new, maybe it’s a new hairstyle, and I was made happy by the pieces from the new Aida Barni collection for Spring – Summer 2023. Today I present to you this unusual long elegant white dress, which is ideal for all occasions because of it’s beautiful and special knitted work.

I love the sea and sometimes I like to swim and sunbathe, but there is one activity that I am extremely fond of – walking on the beach while the sea washes over the sandy beach. That feeling when I walk barefoot on the beach brings me back to some carefree days of my youth and whenever I go to the sea I like to be alone and enjoy morning walks on the beach. That’s why today I decided to share with you my idyllic moments of peace and tranquility, but with style!

If by any chance you missed reading all the travelogues from Qatar or you want to remind yourself of some interesting things, take the opportunity to visit the following links:

  1. Doha: The city where the future has already arrived
  2. The Souq Waqif and Cruise: Relax and experience the oriental spirit of Doha
  3. The National Museum of Qatar: Explore rich Qatar’s culture and heritage

Previous fashion stories from Qatar:

  1. Story about Allemano, the unique Italian Timekeepers…
  2. Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: Fratelli Rossetti, the grand opening of first store in Doha
  3. Mr.M in Doha: An Iconic Combination of Elegance and Refinement…
  4. Aurélien: Smart Luxury in the Heart of the Middle East…
  5. Fashion Diary of Mrs. Mom: Aida Barni, Italian Elegance is priceless…
  6. AIDA BARNI: Summer Color Refreshment on the Coast of the Persian Gulf…
  7. ALLEMANO: An Indomitable Spirit of Adventure captured in a refined Timepiece

Aida Barni is a brand belonging to the Annapurna Group. Founded in 1978, the Annapurna Group has become one of the leading Italian and global manufacturers of high-quality cashmere knitwear with its two fashion lines for women and men under the names Annapurna and Aida Barni. Annapurna uses only the latest production techniques available on the market, from cashmere looms to the latest and most advanced machines for making knitwear of all sizes. The current production capacity is about 120,000 pieces per year.

It is important to note that the entire production cycle is carried out in Italy, more precisely in the company’s factory located in the city of Prato, which is also the center of the district of the same name located in the very heart of Italy (the central part of Italy). “Made in Italy” is more than a manufacturing concept, but this brand has proven that it is much more than the perfect cashmere sweater on the store shelf. It is love at first touch, an impression that is remembered.

Aida Barni’s concept of women’s “sporty elegance” is simple and stylish, but rich in materials and subtle details that make this brand iconic because it represents the expression of uniqueness and special class. You can buy Aida Barni cashmere items in well-stocked stores throughout Europe and the world and through authorized online stores. When you give someone an Aida Barni piece, it’s more than respect and pure love, because you’re giving a piece that is woven with a love of tradition and a deep respect for art that isn’t given every day.

The dress you see in today’s post is from the latest Aida Barni SS23 collection, crystal white color and made of the finest material. An iconic color for the new summer season, which you really need to have in your wardrobe!

If you want to stay updated and find out what new things Aida Barni has in store for us this fashion season, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Today I decided to re-combine an unusual and striking fashion detail – a fiery red Magenta bag from the new Fratelli Rossetti spring-summer 2023 collection that can change your view of the fashion world. Fratelli Rossetti leather goods and footwear is fantastic for the reason that this brand makes classic shoes that are elegant and simply unbeatable, shoes for all times!

What is the story of this brand? In the middle of the 20th century, more precisely in 1945, Mr. Renzo Rossetti started his story from scratch, where he worked alone to cut leather for several types of sports shoes. His shoes were sold at the famous Brigatti store in Milan, one of the few remaining stores of its kind in the city. After a few years, Fratelli Rossetti saw success, but, wanting to develop further, they transferred the brands and equipment for this special production to Atala Sport in Padua.

The story of the Fratelli Rossetti company is an inspiring story of a successful Italian family business that opened its doors in 1953. This is not just an ordinary business story, but a family story: the founder, Renzo Rossetti, and his wife, Lisetta, were dedicated to their work all their lives. The company Fratelli Rossetti is currently run by the second generation of the Rossetti family, the brothers Diego, Dario and Luca, who, due to their different roles and by developing their own different skills, have successfully brought their company to its 60th anniversary, always in search of quality and united by their passion with strict respect for tradition.

Fratelli Rossetti has a long tradition of “big little innovations”. In this company, tradition and quality have always gone hand in hand with insatiable curiosity and commitment to innovation. From the introduction of tassels and the invention of shoes designed to be worn without socks, to stylistic innovations and the launch of the “masculine” style, to the application of colors in unique chromatic shades. It was Renzo Rossetti who emphasized the importance of embracing new materials, styles and shapes: back in the 60s, he was already experimenting with different color combinations on leather. Today, the company continues its research and development activities thanks to the knowledge of its craftsmen and the creative spirit of the styling department.

Fratelli Rossetti in its collections for women and men has timeless classic iconic models that you can find all year in their offer, some of the women’s models are: Brera, Magenta, Estate and Hobo Sport.

In today’s post I present you one of the iconic Magenta handbags from the latest SS23 collection. A handbag is a special fashion detail that adorns every woman, that’s why I decided to combine this beautiful red Fratelli Rossetti red handbag from the Magenta line with my outfits this summer, which is made of soft smooth leather. The bag has a magnetic closure featuring the iconic Fratelli Rossetti gold-colored metal buckles. You can also carry this bag over your shoulder, that way the bag will get a look of sporty elegance. The main compartment of the bag is equipped with a small inner pocket with a zipper and a small pocket on the outer back.

If you want to stay updated and find out which models of shoes and accessories the Fratelli Rossetti brand has in its offer, visit their official online store and follow them on social networks Facebook and Instagram.

OUTFIT

Dress: Aida Barni

Bag: Fratelli Rossetti

Flat shoes: Dolce & Gabbana via MYTHERESA

Necklace: Cameo Italiano

Earrings: Cameo Italiano

Watch: Cameo Italiano

Sunglasses: Cartier via MYTHERESA

Silk Scarf: Loro Piana

Jewelry is perhaps the most important fashion detail that can say a lot about the woman who wears it. Today I will present to you a special cameo jewelry of an Italian brand that is famous in the world – CAMEO ITALIANO. What exactly is Cameo jewelry? A cameo is a material that is carved in raised relief, often depicting a profile of a face, a still life, or some special mythical scene. Cameos, hard or precious stones carved in relief, or imitations of such stones in glass and mollusk shells. Cameos are usually a gem (usually agate, onyx, or sardonyx) that has two layers of different colors, with figures carved in one layer so that they are raised against the background of the other. Cameo is the converse of intaglio, which consists of an incised, or sunken, engraving in the same class of material.

The history of this material goes back to the early Sumerian period (around 3100 BC) to the fall of the Roman civilization, from the Renaissance and from the Neoclassical period in the 18th century. Greek cameos, made of colored quartz, were purely decorative (as opposed to intaglios, which were used as seals) and reached a high artistic level. In contrast, Roman cameos, mostly made of sardonyx, onyx and glass paste, were usually carved with portraits and mythological scenes and were often signed by the artists. Due to the increased interest in classical civilization, the art of cameo engraving was perfected again in the Renaissance.

Cameos were used to mark personalities, as in ancient times. In England during the 16th century, cameos were made with the head of Queen Elizabeth to celebrate the victory over the Spanish Armada. In the 18th and 19th centuries, cameos adorned jewelry such as diadems, belts, brooches, and bracelets.

The history of the CAMEO ITALIANO brand begins in 1957 when Mr. Michele Di Luca opens the doors of his jewelry atelier. Thanks to his ability and creativity as one of the most talented master engravers, he realized his dream – to bring the uniqueness of the cameo shell to the international stage. Michele Di Luca’s great passion for creativity not only earned him a gold medal for his contribution to the economic development of the Campania region, but also inspired his children Gino, Anna, Pina and Marinella to join the company in 1980. In 2012, Gino Di Luca launched the brand that launched cameo as a contemporary gem: CAMEO ITALIANO.

Each cameo is a small, unique and unrepeatable masterpiece, precious thanks to the artisanal approach to production. CAMEO ITALIANO is part of a tradition that preserves techniques that have been passed down for more than two centuries in Torre del Greco, the only place in the world where shell cameos are engraved. A gem that symbolizes the values and authenticity of the “Made in Italy”.

After many years of experience and passion, the engravers of the CAMEO ITALIANO house were awarded the title of Master Engravers. In this type of art, the viewer is seduced by the love that the artist skillfully imprints into his detailed creation, a process that makes it unique, unrepeatable and therefore beautiful. In the rich offer of CAMEO ITALIANO jewelry you can find necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings and watches. CAMEO ITALIANO jewelry is divided into several collections, which I will present to you in detail in the following posts.

In today’s post I present you the earrings, necklace and watch that are part of the CAMEO ITALIANO collection.

The “Partenope” watch that you have the opportunity to see in today’s post is a special watch with a design engraved by hand on the shell and 925 sterling silver, cameo size 30mm. The watch is adorned by a dark blue – navy bracelet.

I chose this unusual set because it irresistibly associates me with my name and I love seeing rose motifs on clothes or jewelry. I am fascinated by the beauty of this jewelry, that’s why I want to invite all those who want to know more about the Italian brand of jewelry and watches CAMEO ITALIANO and discover what the Di Luca family has prepared for the new season, visit their official online store and follow them on social media channels Facebook and Instagram.

Of course, the piece that every stylish woman needs and that helps you “hide” from the world when you need a break – glasses! My favorite model of Panthère de Cartier sunglasses, it’s always in my bag during the summer because when you get to a certain age you don’t want to think about wrinkles around your eyes any more.

During my stay in the capital of Qatar – Doha, I had the opportunity to get to know the Qatari culture, heritage and tradition, and in addition, I attended the opening of the first store in the State of Qatar. Fratelli Rossetti celebrates its seventieth birthday with the expansion of its retail stores in Italy and abroad, celebrating the year 2023 with the opening of its first boutique in Doha in the most famous Mall of Qatar, a new store that proves a significant presence in the Arab markets in addition to the store in the United Arab Emirates in the Dubai Mall.

I would like to thank the Fratelli Rossetti team for the warm invitation to attend the opening of the first boutique in Qatar, as well as the wonderful gifts that marked my spring wardrobe. As part of this event, I had the chance to see for myself the art of handwork and the beauty of hand-knitted leather.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. Soon I will show you other outfits from Qatar that can serve as inspiration for the new summer season. See you in a few days at the same place, with some new interesting story.

Best Regards,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the Fratelli Rossetti, Aida Barni, CAMEO ITALIANO, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana via MYTHERESA, Loro Piana brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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