The perfect spring outfit in Italy: light jacket, bright pants, and big shades! From tk tk

The perfect spring outfit in Italy: light jacket, bright pants, and big shades! From tk tk

This textile piece is called, "Silk Fragment with Scrolling Vines, Grape Leaves, Grapes and Birds." It is from Italy and dates back between 1325-1350 C.E. The fragment is made out of silk with a combination of two weaves: the plain weave and lampas. According to the museum, this silk fragment displays a revolutionary new fashion in Italian textile design, influenced by the exotic patterns from China, Byzantium, and Islamic countries of the Near East. Keeps its Italian look with the grapes…

This textile piece is called, "Silk Fragment with Scrolling Vines, Grape Leaves, Grapes and Birds." It is from Italy and dates back between 1325-1350 C.E. The fragment is made out of silk with a combination of two weaves: the plain weave and lampas. According to the museum, this silk fragment displays a revolutionary new fashion in Italian textile design, influenced by the exotic patterns from China, Byzantium, and Islamic countries of the Near East. Keeps its Italian look with the grapes…

Two-piece walking dress in wine-colored faille, Italian manufacture, c. 1900, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Two-piece walking dress in wine-colored faille, Italian manufacture, c. 1900, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Torrone Italian nougat candy ..."At a wedding celebration in Cremona, Italy in 1441, a delicious sweet made of nuts, honey and egg whites was featured. It was fashioned in the shape of the famous tower of Cremona known as "Torrione" ...hence the name torrone." (Recipe Link)

Torrone Italian nougat candy ..."At a wedding celebration in Cremona, Italy in 1441, a delicious sweet made of nuts, honey and egg whites was featured. It was fashioned in the shape of the famous tower of Cremona known as "Torrione" ...hence the name torrone." (Recipe Link)

1550 Eleonora de Toledo Reconstruction by King.it, for an exibition of Italian Historical Fashion in 2007(?).

1550 Eleonora de Toledo Reconstruction by King.it, for an exibition of Italian Historical Fashion in 2007(?).

Italian Cream Cupcakes - these are truly DIVINE! Toasted coconut and pecans in buttermilk cake batter topped with luscious cream cheese frosting!

Italian Cream Cupcakes - these are truly DIVINE! Toasted coconut and pecans in buttermilk cake batter topped with luscious cream cheese frosting!

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