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Gutteridge, the beautiful new men's shop in Florence. La Repubblica

Gutteridge, the beautiful new men’s shop in Florence.
La Repubblica

So, to cheer us all up during this awful cold wet weather, I’m going to talk about that wonderful world of Italian Fashion.  However, it’s the Men’s and children’s’ fashion that has caught my eye in the papers this last week.  In Florence Gutteridge celebrated the opening of their new Menswear shop in Piazza Della Signoria. Filled with beautiful top quality Italian designs and is also available for you to visit on-line.  The model in the picture is pretty lush too!

Italian chidren's fashion. La Repubblica

Italian chidren’s fashion. La Repubblica

The moment Italian children first see themselves in the mirror, they start getting fashion conscious.  Yes, the girlies do tend to be dressing much older than their years here, and black is a popular colour from a very young age.

But they do look great, particularly during the early evenings when they are out walking doing the ‘passeggiata’ with their friends and family.

The gorgeous body of Roberto Bolle, La Mia Danza Libera. La Repubblica

The fabulous body of the dancer Roberto Bolle, La Mia Danza Libera. La Repubblica

Now, last Thursday we were up in Fiano reading the papers over coffee in La Dispensa when I spotted this article about La Mia Danza Libera, which roughly translates to My Free Dance.  Performing at that event was and will be the incredibly gorgeous Roberto Bolle who at forty-one could knock the socks off some of his younger dancing colleagues.  so for you girlies and some of you guys, here is his amazing foto.  The event is being shown on television at Rai-uno (Rai 1).  Look out for it!

Meanwhile, back in Florence The beautiful historic church Santa Maria Novello attracted five thousand visitors on its open day last week, looking to raise funds for more restoration and upkeep.  Originally funded by Florence’s wealthy elite, it is now in need of further support.  for the best description of this amazing Dominican church, its art and museum collection go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_Novella

The real one and the copy of The Boy. La Republica

The real one and the copy of The Boy.
La Republica

Now here’s a thing.  I have just read an article about a Caravaggio painting that appears to be exhibited in both London and Florence.  According to Vittorio Sgarbi, a respected expert, the one in Florence is a copy!  Oh no, we say, so the National Gallery in London, England has the real one!  Called the Ragazzo (boy) it is a painting we all know quite well, but can you tell the difference?  I think that some of these fakes are so good they should remain on show and declared as being a copy, rather than take it down.  But what do you think?

OK, I must start thinking about my trip to England this week and getting this blog off to you.  Have a really great week and do visit my author site at http://www.amazon.com/author/junefinnigan, Oh and don’t forget to write!

Salute June x

'My Father, The Assassin'. Book one in the series.

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