Two precious forms of art and beauty weave in a symbolic dialogue that reflects the desire for freedom and elegance in motion at the heart of the new luminous and sophisticated show designs. How do art and fashion work together? Today I want to inspire you to be the artist in your world of fashion. How I wept with joy wondrous, running around showcasing my knitwear art here in Venice at Ca Sagredo palazzo.

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The 15th century Palace has been declared a National Monument. This particular ballroom has hosted so many nobles of the past. I meditate on how the dream of frescos was created into reality many centuries ago. Why did noble people do this? For mental happiness is why they did it.

I am wearing an elastic knitwear chunky cardigan. Which takes 6weeks to make all handcrafted, fatto a mano.

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It still preserves the untouched beauty of an ancient noble Residence. It oozes romance while the opulently frescoed ballroom and lounge echo epic events of the past. Just gliding up the imposing marble staircase; whilst resisting a tap on a cherub’s peachy cheek, feels positively regal.
Ca’ Sagredo’sis a palazzo that are storybook scenes of old.

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Happy Fashion

I wore all knitwear to nurture my mental health. Natural wool fibres are very important to my happiness during Covid 19.

The hotels have examples of classic Venetian styling. That no one else in the world can replicate. Fashion is what we can copy. But personal style is an art to be learnt.

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Airbrushing and Photoshop

Vogue and Social media condition us to look in a certain way. To buy into trends to we have a polished look. But style is worn with confidence and boldness to go against current trends. Instagram, Whatsup and Facebook were down for many hours. It was a moment in digital history that made anyone with social media addiction rethink life without social media.

Millennials and Generation Z have access to apps that mould themselves into unrealistic beauty. This virtual world has stifled creativity and personal style within the world of fashion.

Here is all about having creative fun showing my personal style. Being creative in the world of luxury is all about targeting ladies over fifty.

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Airbrushing and Photoshop and saw the exposés of flawless magazine cover stars who weren’t flawless at all. Instead of rejecting the falsehoods, they’re crafting idealised digital versions of themselves too. This ballroom dating back over 500 years, including the noble family fashion history.

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Painted art was then also a form of idealised painting of how the family wanted to be remembered. So are we really looking at the real family image? Or have they too been photoshopped using art? Art historically was the happy formula to survive the war.

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Fashion is a creative world made for dreaming, but I am learning real-life can be beautiful too.

” The next time you book a palazzo stay. Do your own style of photoshopping. get your existing wardrobe out and be happy.

The point is we humans have never changed regarding how we present ourselves in the world of image and fashion. be bold and embrace your personal style and what you deem as happy fashion.

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Exaggeration Makes Me Feel Happy

Exaggeration makes me feel strong and powerful, I wear a fashion that is extremely flashy and colourful and joyful. I choose to wear items that make no sense. Pucci prints are brilliant for attacking depression and lack of motivation.

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I am not a conformist, and I am never about fashion rules or dress codes. Clothes are my therapy. The clothing I had made, no one else in the world is teaming it together like I have, let alone wearing it. That is a pure luxury now. Not buying clothes from Vestiaire that a pre-worn and don’t stand out.

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Lockdown, the reality is tough. me dressing up in this palazzo shouldn’t have to reflect that. It’s a celebration I got Covid and survived.

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This cardigan is over 3kg in weight, an upcycling technique using elastic.

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The Art Of Personal Style

Personal style, it’s about what I feel when we’re presented with something truly beautiful. It gives me resilience to the everyday challenges of life. life is boring.

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This image was born from a desire to play with our perceptions, over 500 years ago. Interior design is all about expression of ones legacy like below.

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I use hotel reviews, as props highlighting the overwhelming emotions, I can feel in the presence of beauty, by using this palazzo as a background.

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Style and interior design go hand in hand. We don’t need to fake our existing props.

My objective is to convey this emotion serving the palazzo and its mysteries.”

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If only for a day or so. If I can inspire anyone to pursue peace during 2021 and survive. Is the key to daily living.