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.
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.
Fur Coat: Nello Santi
Dress: Aida Barni
Gloves 1: Artigiano Del Guanto
Gloves 2: Artigiano Del Guanto
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!
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.
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.
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.