word of the day: sprezzatura

all milano photos via the sartorialist
One of my newest editorial obsessions is not even meant for readers of my gender. It's Gilt Groupe's editorial venture to reach today's fashion-savvy male: The Gilt MANual. (clever, no?) Not only do I admire the fresh, magazine-like layout, I'm learning new things about the metrosexual man's psyche and even some fabulous vocabulary. In their new series, Reply-All, I was introduced to the word "sprezzatura."

According to Wikipedia (another helpful obsession) "sprezzatura" is an Italian word that means, “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.”  ....Of course the Italian's have a word for this.

There is no style more appealing than one that appears to be totally effortless, yet is completely full of interest. I aspire to have a certain kind of sprezzatura in my daily wardrobe--but I just can't stop thinking long enough for that nonchalance to kick in! Maybe I need to spend a few months in Italy, Eat Pray Love style, to really connect with my personal style... Hmm, there's a thought!


Melissah said...

I just discovered you blog & loved it. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

vdcouture said...

fabulous pictures <3


Jen said...

I love your Italian influence today! Come to Milano con me, per favore?

Claire said...

these are all really pretty. I love the 2nd look.

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JD said...

I love neutrals mixed with bold colors... So much.

Janette, the Jongleur

Anonymous said...

Thanks sooooo much Wedy for the support! :)))
ppl like you made it happen!

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