Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The solitaire pearl necklace.

Hernan Herdez Everyday Pearl Necklace. | The solitaire pearl necklace. | Allegory of Vanity
Hernan Herdez Everyday Pearl Necklace.

Sprezzatura, allegory no. 4: the solitaire pearl necklace.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Lecce, 1988.

Ferdinando Scianna, Fashion and Baroque. Lecce, Italy, 1988. | Allegory of Vanity
Ferdinando Scianna, Fashion and Baroque. Lecce, Italy, 1988. | Allegory of Vanity
Fashion and Baroque, photographed by Ferdinando Scianna. Lecce Cathedral, Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption. Lecce, 1988.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sophia Loren's perfume.

Sophia Loren's perfume | Diva by Ungaro | Allegory of Vanity
Diva by Emanuel Ungaro (1983).


Diva was Emanuel Ungaro's first perfume and was created by Jacques Polge in 1983. Conceived as a fragrance dedicated to women, even its bottle was designed to evoke the curves of the female body. So of course, this perfume was loved and worn by Sophia Loren, one of the ultimate women.

Top Notes:
Aldehydes, coriander, mandarin orange, Indian tuberose, bergamont, cardamom.

Heart Notes:
Carnation, orris root, Turkish rose, ylang-ylang, Moroccan rose, narcissus, Egyptian jasmine.

Base Notes:
Honey, iris, amber, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, civet, vanilla, oakmoss, vetiver.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Sophia Loren, 1989.

Sophia Loren, 1989. | Sunday Mirror Magazine, March 5, 1989 | Allegory of Vanity
Sophia Loren on the front cover of Sunday Mirror Magazine, March 5, 1989.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Medieval decor.

Above the bed. | bedroom details, cross, medieval decor | Allegory of Vanity
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Little things.

Gucci bag | florals, romantic, baroque, rococo, Italy | Allegory of VanityDetails | putto, aesthetic angel, bathroom, decor ideas, baroque, rococo | Allegory of Vanity
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Sicily, 1987.

Marpessa Hennink at Solunto, photographed by Ferdinando Scianna for Dolce & Gabbana, Sicily, 1987. | fashion, places, Italy, Sicily, inspiration, vintage | Allegory of Vanity
Marpessa Hennink at Solunto, photographed by Ferdinando Scianna for Dolce & Gabbana. Sicily, 1987.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Armani suit.

Armani suit | style inspiration, via @luciazolea | Allegory of Vanity
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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Dolce & Gabbana Sicily 58 bag.

Dolce & Gabbana Sicily 58 bag | wish list, shopping, bag, accessories, Italy, Sicily, 60s, vintage, retro | Allegory of Vanity
My aunts all carried a bag just like this in the '60s. I think it's ultimate Italian lady handbag.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Putti with flowers.

Vintage pin | cherubs, vintage, angel, jewelry, romantic, feminine | via @dollymelancholy | Allegory of VanityCherubs depicting the four seasons, by Francois Boucher, 18th century for the Chateau de Fontainbleau | putti with flowers, putti with doves, cupid, cherubs, aesthetic | Allegory of Vanity
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