Sir Madame | Palais Lascaris

Imagine a home with its own song.  Envision a palace, a musical instrument museum with a collection of over 500 instruments.

Enter, into 17th Century grandeur of opulence, where baroque ceilings painted with images of fairies as Gods and Goddesses greet you, their stories brimmed in gold.   Climb the majestic staircase to the chapel filled with music inspiring part prayer, part poetry. Feel the warmth of rose painted halls, separating each room’s exertion of its own personality. Move from room to room of papered walls and 12-foot doors hanging on hinges, floating on the sounds of violin strings or piano keys, as if hoping to never cease dancing- withstanding the wear of time.

Marvel a boudoir, so magnificent one could only refer to it as a boudoir indeed, fit for a king, or queen; perhaps the home of its own passionate music.

A palace simultaneously modest, as it is grand, inspired a dress that could withstand its eloquence. Instrumental for the day’s theme, in vintage by Caprice, I channeled Stevie’s Wonder(ous) Sir Duke in celebration of sound, strings, and the Palace Lascrais.

~ FACEMAID

Bienvenue!

Details…

Amen.

‘An instrument is the sole and precious witness to music that was performed in the past.’

Perhaps a soiree of friends invited to sit in the salon listening to the melody of a harp.

String me along…

Boudoir…

When a dress meets its moment…

Madame.

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Nonna Roma | Grandma Rome

Rome is a Nonna, (Italian for Grandmother.)  The matriarch of all cities, where the world visits, and people flock to hear her first hand anecdotes of love and war, art and fashion, family and food, and tales of an emperor, or two.  She is stoic, weathered by thousands of years of life, and millions of stories found behind the beauty of piercing eyes.

Her grandeur is awe inducing.  Ivy lies artfully laced over buildings like fabric, with ornate details, as if each Basilica were adorned in her ‘Sunday’s Best.’  Bougainvillea blooms throughout the city, hanging like vintage artwork, accessorizing piazzas. And a family’s tomato sauce is protected by confessional, but tastes like heaven.

In all of her statuesque opulence, lies a rustic-ness wrought by warfare, yet she still bore the most iconic historical fruit, whose cultural impact reverberates centuries later. Where Caesar periled, Michelangelo painted, Valentino’s brilliance was born, da Vinci invented, well, everything; and then, there is you know, the Pope

Amore,

FACEMAID

In Awe.

In Awe.

Streets filled with tourists from all over the world, for Nonna.

Streets filled with tourists from all over the world, for Nonna.

My name is Gladiator.  A peek inside the Colosseum, completed in AD80 and home to contests, animal hunts, and executions alike.

My name is Gladiator. A peek inside the Colosseum, completed in AD80 and home to contests, animal hunts, and executions alike.

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Bougainvillea can be found throughout the city sharing its beauty and color.

Sweet eats at Paticceria Boccione in Rome's Jewish Ghetto.

Sweet eats at Paticceria Boccione in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto. Address: Via del Portico D’Ottavia, 1, 00186 Roma, Italy

The ceilings of the Vatican Museum are beyond words,

The ceilings of the Vatican Museum are beyond words,

The beauty of Ivy-laced Hotel Campo di Fiori, and my Roma 'Home Away from Home.'

The beauty of Ivy-laced Hotel Campo de Fiori, and my Roma ‘Home Away from Home.’

A gun invented by the mastermind himself, Leonardo da Vinci.

A gun invented by the mastermind himself, Leonardo da Vinci.

Delicious Simplicity.

Delicious Simplicity.

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I Have This Thing with Doors. :)  Dress:  The Jet Set Diaries Scarf:    Zara Earrings: Mercedes Salazar Shoe:     Miu Miu

I Have This Thing with Doors. 🙂
Dress: The Jet Set Diaries
Scarf: Zara
Earrings: Mercedes Salazar
Shoe: Miu Miu

 

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