Mario Testino has the Midas touch

Mario Testino is the master at turning the most banal situation into the most glamorous and sexy image. He is famous for photographing well known celebrities and has worked with the best magazines in the world while shooting advertising campaigns for the most luxurious brands in the world. I think of him as having the Midas touch, turning everything he touches into Gold.Two other colors that create classic yet timelessness are gold and silver. Black, White, Gold and Silver are a palette that will rarely age. Most beautiful are the venetian mirrors in either finish. They have such a romantic feel and they are so undated that they will fit any style of interior; deco to contemporary. If in Paris, visit Home Prive, 7 Rue de Birague. In Sydney visit The Country Trader in Waterloo and Parterre Gardens in Woollahra.A classic garment that I think is one of the best inventions so far is the trench. Everyone must have one as part of their wardrobe. It is a dateless garment and the masters are Burberry. If you cant quite cope with the latest at retail you must persevere by looking through flea markets or vintage stores. The best vintage you can find in Paris is Le Depot-Vente de Buci-Bourbon, 6 Rue de Bourbon-le-Chateau, Metro: Mabillon. Cavalli & Nastri have two stores in Milano and they are so beautiful you will need time to ponder and wonder without being in a rush. http://www.cavallienastri.com . In London you need to rummage through the various vintage stores on Kings Road and visit Portobello markets on a Saturday. In New York  visit the flea market on Columbus Avenue on the 77th St. Here it is certain that you can find some really ChicFinds. X

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