December 23, 2012

Call Me

A personal piece of style history...

December 4, 2012

Art Attack: Twist

"Twist" Oil on Cotton 24" x 30" Triangulism 2011


November 15, 2012

Mushroom City...

My dad made some mushrooms for me. Literally.

November 4, 2012

Streetstyle: Hurricane Sandy

DIY umbrella skirt and cape

Martin Margiela — eat your heart out...

October 24, 2012

LIMI feu S/S 2013


LIMI Feu Spring/Summer 2013

Sorry to keep posting so many videos — this one is just too good to miss.
At once androgynous and feminine... very sexy...
Personally, I think it's time for the Yamamotos to do a family collaboration...

*Please watch full screen...

October 13, 2012

Yayoi Kusama : Fireflies On The Water

The Whitney Museum, NYC

October 12, 2012

Men In Skirts...

Adam Ant, 1977

Killing it...

October 5, 2012

Friends Forever...

Bags by Fendi and Chanel
Guess which one is mine...

October 3, 2012

REGULATION : Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto is delighted to introduce his new line:

A name connoting control, direction, order, supervision...
Indeed, this brand new line is playing with the theme of uniform, in order to deliver “clothes with discipline”.
A theme Mr Yamamoto is deeply familiar with, uniform being one of his favourite subjects: from military jackets and coats to clothes inspired from his early years, he definitely knows how to make the uniform desirable.
The line's label will feature the word “REGULATION” in capital letters, as if it were simply stamped on the original YohJi Yamamoto signature, announcing the simple and raw characteristic of this new line.
Around thirty styles will compose the REGULATION range for its first collection (S/S 2013). With lower prices and more casual style than the other two feminine lines (Yohji Yamamoto Femme and +Noir), REGULATION can satisfy women in their twenties, as well as women in their forties who might already be faithful customers of Yohji Yamamoto.
The exceptional nature and character of Yohji Yamamoto clothes have created a new kind of a uniform, the Yamamoto one, which the brand's believers wear in their own way.
Thus this appears as quite a logical result that Mr Yamamoto would eventually offer a collection considering uniform as a literal Leitmotiv.

Sign me up!

September 8, 2012

Life During Wartime...

One of the greatest album covers of all time...

September 6, 2012

PUNK : An Aesthetic

New book published by Rizzoli---
never before published photo of Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry, © Chris Stein, 1976 
© PUNK: An Aesthetic edited by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, Rizzoli, 2012

August 29, 2012

Back In Black...

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: "I don’t bother you - don’t bother me". 

― Yohji Yamamoto

"The Day the Earth Stood Still"
Photo by Paul Empson
Creative direction and styling by Allegra Colletti
Leather mini dress worn as tunic top by Gucci
Wool gabardine skirt by Yohji Yamamoto

July 30, 2012


Style is not what you wear, it's how you wear it.

– Alber Elbaz

Up, Down and All Around...

Eileen Fisher Lookbook
Photos by Martin Bone
Styled by Allegra Colletti

July 24, 2012

RUDDER : Consulting for IDEO

Fashion design direction —
Prop styling by Allegra Colletti
3D inspiration/mood board for major American fashion brand. Client confidential.

Play a little every day...

July 8, 2012

New York Style Hot Dog: Streetstyle @ the Met

Diamonds, pearls and Vanessa Bruno
Taken in the cafeteria of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

A fashion story waiting to happen. Where's Terry Richardson when you need him?!
Or Tommy Ton. Tommy can you hear me...?

July 7, 2012

June 13, 2012

Duck. Duck. Goose.

Adult Version...


Location: Iceland

June 9, 2012

June 7, 2012

Tiny Tasting...

Smoked Puffin

Yes, I did.

June 6, 2012



That was then...

This is now.



June 5, 2012

Haunted by Hitchcock...

Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland: View from inside the clock tower

May 31, 2012

Come with me...

to the sea...

May 30, 2012

Iceland air...

Reykjavik, Island (Iceland)

Fly by...

May 21, 2012

You do something to me...

Paul Weller, NYC

May 16, 2012

blue plexi hat by Phillip Treacy 
photo by Judson Baker

I'm proud and pleased to announce the launch of my personal website, featuring a tightly edited selection of my favourite

May 4, 2012

Remembering Keith Haring...

Grace Jones performing at Roseland Ballroom, NYC on New Years Eve: 1987
 wearing a towering skirt and body paint, both by Keith Haring

Today should have been Keith Haring's birthday, but we lost him too soon. Anyone who grew up in NYC during the eighties has lived with Keith Haring as part of the urban landscape, his public artworks appearing frequently on buildings, sidewalks and playgrounds. He was an artist who took graffiti to a new level and taught New Yorkers to embrace street art. I miss his work and continue to look for it on a regular basis. Whenever I come across a bit, usually in and around SoHo, I get the overwhelming feeling that everything is right with the world. That's one powerful gift he's left us.

Thank you, Keith. Wish you were here...

April 16, 2012

If you were some sort of sea creature...

What would you be? I would be a Vampire Squid. It may look intimidating, but it's really just an old softie. Plus, as my friend Jae observed, it has such a lovely skirt. The next best thing to a Yohji cape!

*Thanks to runner for the image.

March 26, 2012

Streetstyle: Leather leggings...

silk top with erased chalkboard print, A. F. Vandevorst
faux leather and lycra leggings, H&M
high heeled combat boots, Veronique Branquinho
aged silver compass on chain, Carol Christian Poell
crystal glass particle coated fiber ring,  Carol Christian Poell (not visible)
brushed steel handcuff, Helmut Lang (old school)

March 25, 2012


Chinatown, NYC at lunchtime. Zong zi: handmade rice balls, sold out of a cardboard box on the sidewalk. 
Achingly beautiful...

March 23, 2012

DIY...camel coat...

Giant safety pins nip in a vintage men's camel hair coat, lending some edge to a timeless classic.

March 20, 2012

True or False...

Is she?... Are you?...

March 19, 2012

The apple doesn't fall far...

My father studying abroad in Madrid, Spain (1963)

Dad moved from Sicily to Brooklyn, then Queens, with my grandparents, finishing high school in the NYC public school system. After college, he went back to Europe for a year of study in Spain and, later, received his Master's Degree in Foreign Language (Spanish) from Hunter College in Manhattan, where he met my mom, who had also moved here from southern Italy with her family. Mom received her Master's Degree in French. I was their first child — born and raised in NYC.

Dad's the one with the pinstriped jacket and the book. I believe he's even wearing an ascot; hence, my proclivity for nerdy, intellectual types.

March 15, 2012

Masculine + Feminine...

NYU, New York City

March 10, 2012

Are we there yet?...

brushed silver compass on chain, Carol Christian Poell

March 2, 2012

Kaiser Chiefs: Start the Revolution Without Me...

Preview the British band's new U.S. release in full


Photo via

Less than a year after releasing their fourth album, The Future Is Medieval, in the U.K., the band has significantly reworked the track listing for the U.S. market, retitling it Start the Revolution Without Me. The tracks toggle between the band's indie power pop and a distinct Kraftwerk/electronic influence on several tracks. Start the Revolution Without Me will be available on March 6th, but you can stream the album in full now.  

February 24, 2012


It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.

— Dame Vivienne Westwood

What lies beneath...

In both images: Toshiro Mifune
Same coin...two sides...

February 19, 2012

Streetstyle: How to wear ruffles...

grey merino t-nk, J. Crew
camo ruffled skirt, Junya Watanabe
dk brown boots w/black laces, Veronique Branquinho
brushed steel silver handcuff, Helmut Lang
silver chain earring, Metal Pointu's

February 18, 2012

m... m... m...

Swiss army surplus bag jacket, maison martin margiela

February 16, 2012

Gotye: Eyes Wide Open...

New music from Australia. Thx Leo...x

February 15, 2012

At the junction...

muslin petticoat, Marni S/S 2003
I like some of my edges raw...

February 13, 2012


mailer, FW 2011