My dear fashionistas, welcome to a new fashion story on the Mr.M blog. I want to thank you for your wonderful words and numerous compliments on my work. 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 color into their lives. My story today will be dedicated to loafers because it is a fashion detail that is timeless, but sometimes the target of criticism due to the iconic design of the shoes. Some of my friends think that a woman puts on moccasins the moment she gives up her femininity, luckily that’s not true and I’ll do my best to break this crazy fashion illusion for you today.

Loafers (Moccasins) are a great shoe model for both genders and you can emphasize your femininity. These shoes are not necessarily designed for men, it is true that men may have worn this model of shoe more often throughout history, but luckily times have changed. People think that women who wear suits have somehow given up their femininity? It’s also one of those fashion assumptions that gives me a slight chill, but I’m comforted by the fact that women have become braver and more aware of their choices. Young girls today are not afraid to boldly show their choices whereas in my time when I was a girl it was strictly an unwritten rule that a real girl or woman had to wear a dress or a skirt at all since trousers were a piece of clothing that was exclusively reserved for showing off masculinity in men.

It was the same for shoes, women’s High-heeled shoes or ballet flats were worn, until loafers were a symbol of masculinity that might be forgiven for older women better known by the derogatory name “old biddy”, since it was considered that they were no longer women, but had long since lost their femininity… Fortunately, social norms changed over time, so “old biddies” got their chance to rejuvenate.

Yes, I am a woman and I proudly wear trousers and loafers in the 21st century and I am proud of those facts and I try to inspire other women of their golden ages to live their lives the way they want to. When you turn fifty, society considers that you have fulfilled your role as a mother and that it is time to realize yourself in the role of a grandmother, so you can peacefully go to the heaven and leave your descendants to enjoy… All this is beautiful, everyone should have their own life and it is natural that life goes on in its natural course, but it is necessary to change the rhythm of life with some new “exciting song”. This is something I like to point out to women because life doesn’t stop after 50s or 60s, my dear ladies life goes on and so should you!

Today I decided to show you an unusual and colorful fashion detail – Brera loafers from the special limited Spring – Summer collection of Fratelli Rossetti that can change your view of the world. Fratelli Rossetti footwear is fantastic for the reason that this brand makes iconic shoes that are elegant and simply unbeatable, shoes for all generations!

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 Brera models from limited Spring – Summer collection. How did this model get its name? Brera is the “art district” of Milan, where in the 60s sculptors, painters and writers tried to leave their mark, with new languages ​​and new forms. Its liberal and open atmosphere inspired the creation of the “Brera”, the fringed moccasin, a style revolution just beginning to rediscover its love of life. Like an artistic composition, Brera combines different materials and colors. This special mix of materials and shapes makes the moccasin one of the most successful chapters in Fratelli Rossetti’s history.

This model of Brera summer moccasins that you can see on me in today’s fashion story is made of leather and satin with leather details and a special embroidery that is found throughout the shoe. This model is the result of special high-quality Italian craftsmanship. These shoes have a leather sole.

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.


Top: Aida Barni

Trousers: Loro Piana

Bag: Fratelli Rossetti

Loafers: Fratelli Rossetti

Earrings: Cameo Italiano

Sunglasses: FOR ART’S SAKE

Today I’m showing you a timeless brand of exquisite knitwear that has become a favorite of Mr.M blog readers over the past few seasons because of my son’s clothing pieces. Since I had the opportunity to see for myself the quality and design of the sweater that Aida Barni provided 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 elegant blouse with the Aida Barni logo that can be worn on more different ways.

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 blouse you see in today’s post is from the latest Aida Barni SS23 collection, crystal white color and made of the finest cotton. An iconic refreshing color for the new spring season!

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.

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 that are part of the CAMEO ITALIANO collection.

This time I decided to complete my outfit with FOR ART’S SAKE sunglasses. There is no person who has not resisted a model of sunglasses from this famous British brand, the glasses of this brand are loved by the whole planet because of their refined elegance and unusual design. Glasses from today’s fashion story are an iconic model with a metal gold frame, oversized glasses that are an unusual shade that varies between blue and lilac.

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 Fratelli Rossetti store in the State of Qatar. Fratelli Rossetti celebrates its 70th 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 kind 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 woven leather master pieces of art.

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 spring season. See you in a few days at the same place, with some new interesting story.

Best Regards from Doha,


This post is sponsored by the Fratelli Rossetti, Aida Barni, CAMEO ITALIANO, FOR ART’S SAKE and Loro Piana brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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4 months ago

Dear Mrs. Rose, you look beautiful! You don’t look like an elderly person at all, honestly I wouldn’t say you are over 50 years old, congrats to your appearance. The colorful loafers and bag are amazing, I really wish I had the same as you!

4 months ago

Dear Rose, Your work is really impressive and you really deserve all the success! I am really glad that you were invited all the way to Qatar for the store opening of a brand like Fratelli Rossetti. Your outfit is great, I love the variety of colors!

4 months ago

This is real true style and elegance that I will always respect! Dear Mrs. Rose, you look divine as always! I love your top, sunglasses and these wonderful loafers!

4 months ago

Dear Rose, you don’t look like an old granny at all, well done for fighting age with dignity and style. I would love to look like you one day for sure!

4 months ago

I don’t remember the last time I saw such a unique and unusual outfit like yours! I really like the way you combined colors and prints. The moccasins are divine, I really like this cheerful and bright print from Fratelli Rossetti!

4 months ago

Dear Rose, before I start sharing my opinion, I must tell you that you look perfect! I am 55 years old and I look like your mother! It can be seen that you took care of yourself on time and that you went to the right medical experts and that you take care of yourself. As for your style, it can be seen that you have a refined taste that is not often seen!