Friday, May 23, 2014

ROSINA FERRARA

Rosina Ferrara (1861–1934) was an Italian girl from the island of Capri, who became the favorite muse of American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent.
She was born in Anacapri, Capri, in 1861. Visitors to her native island, some of whom were famous artists, were captivated by her exotic beauty. She posed for a variety of 19th-century artists, including Frank Hyde, Charles Sprague Pearce, and George Randolph Barse (whom she later married), and is immortalized in paintings and sketches by them and other artists, which now hang in museums, art galleries, and private collections.                  Ferrara was described by various artists as an "Arab/Greek type," the type seen in classical art, such as that of Ancient Greece. Greek colonists settled in Capri in ancient times and left their mark in their descendants.

Monday, May 19, 2014

THE CAPRIS

Founded in 1906, La Parisienne is still the island's best source for the famous pants - you can legit get a made-to-measure pair within a day. You can even buy copies of the originals worn by Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot. It's like, do you even want to look like a sex siren of the 1950s and '60s?!