Fashion & Style

Ghosts in Palermo

Ghosts in Palermo

The heart of a city. The soul of a city. The pride of a city. The historic district. Cities indeed tend to be proud of their historic districts, and this tendency has undoubtly spread worldwide. Yet, this was not the case with the Centro Storico of Palermo, at least for decades. All bad things must […]

Miss Italia 2013 ..

Miss Italia 2013 ..

There is a saying in Sicily that goes “Donna baffuta sempre piaciuta” which was obviously invented by a man and roughly translated means that if a woman had a hairy top upper lip she was more attractive to the opposite sex. Nowadays, beauty contests are scoffed at and a lot of women strongly protest when […]

Cum Laude: The Fashion Brand “Made in Sicily”

Cum Laude: The Fashion Brand “Made in Sicily”

May the 7th, 2013         In this Spring/Summer will come to life Cum Laude. The Fashion brand “Made in Sicily” wants to develop eco-sustainable fashion, balancing modernity and tradition, innovation and craftsmanship. In the coming months there will be a glamour event in Milan that will involve important personalities. During this event […]

Lampedusa: Tripadvisor votes Sicilian beach world’s most beautiful

Lampedusa: Tripadvisor votes Sicilian beach world’s most beautiful

The secret is out, fortunately and unfortunately! What was for most Sicilians a “Secret Lagoon and Beach” in the shores of the island of Lampedusa, primarily visited by the locals only – has just received by TripAdvisor international recognition as “Best Beach in The Globe.” On one hand, we are extremely proud – on the […]

All Roads for Driving Shoes Lead to … Sicily?

All Roads for Driving Shoes Lead to … Sicily?

   What do Vic Elford, Michael Keyser, Marco and Mario Andretti, Niki Lauda, Jackie Ickx and Mia Walsh have in common?   It turns out that a charming shoemaker from Cefalù, Sicily has won the hearts of each of these people.    Known as “il maestro” (the master), Francesco “Ciccio” Liberto has been making race […]

Underwear (Li Mutanni)

Underwear (Li Mutanni)

      In ancient Rome the forefather of the underwear was the subligatum (under ties), a piece of linen cloth tied around the waist and going between the thighs. It was used mostly by the dancers, athletes and gladiators, who in their work often unwillingly had their intimate parts showing during the exercises and the […]