AFTER THE TEARS DRIED AND HOPE VANISHED, SHE CHANGED HER NAME AND MOVED TO THE CITY WITH HER HEART STILL BURNING, TO AN ABANDONED HOUSE UNDER A MAGNOLIA TREE. THERE SHE STAYED AND THERE SHE PRAYED. EACH PRAYER A DRIED LEAF, FEEDING THE SACRED FLAME AND BURYING THE WOMANLY BLAME.
models SERENA AMIRANTE at IMG MILAN and ROCCO FASANO hair MARCO MONTAGNOLA using GIAMBERTONE EXTENSIONS and makeup LAURA CASATO both at SIMONE BELLI ACADEMY location GREYHOUSE, Rome
Immersed by rich and lustful Caravaggio tones, Serena is blessed by the pure light coming from above. The baroque ensemble by MARNI is comprised of a nude silk turtleneck with fox fur sleeves and a tweed skirt with velour applications, slashed by deep splits on both sides climbing her thighs. The long hair intertwines with the “Black on Black Memento” gold-plated ring with jets by IOSSELLIANI.
A shimmering cross made of Swarovski crystals emerges from her penitent heart, emblazoning the candid crêpe de Chine dress designed by LUIGI BORBONE, worn over the Leavers lace bra by ERES. Her fingers are enveloped by golden bronze rings by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI, plain or adorned by a scarlet sigilla. Soft as the hands that once washed her feet, a pair of velvet loafers with a golden memento by GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN comfort the look.
The restless soul floats through the stairs in a magnificent silk georgette gown by ATELIER PERSECHINO, draping into an endless plissé hiding the high-waisted silk culottes by ERES. The golden bronze necklace with pearls and the stack of silver rings with gems and pearls are by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI.
Close your eyes and you will see. A retrò chiffon onesie by ROSAMOSARIO is restrained by the velvet bustier by VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL, while the duchesse skirt with plissé ruffles and wide split by N°21 cascades to the side. The burnished silver “Sigilla” ring is encrusted with a small insect and is worn as an amulet. It belongs to the VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI collection.
Torn between hope and despair, she embraces herself in an irresolute monastic look comprised of a black viscose ensemble with detachable cape, revealing the slip dress worn underneath. All by CHANEL. The arms are veiled by the delicate lace sleeves by LA PERLA. The black suede belt tight in a knot is by ORCIANI. The thin bronze ring adorned by zircons is by FLAMINIA BAROSINI.
Dressed to meet the creator in a lace cape by ROSAMOSARIO and a multicolor lace gown by VALENTINO, Serena glows with devotion. Her fingers are illuminated by a triple ring with gems and a candid pearl
by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI, and a rosary decorated with quartzes by ROSANTICA.
Serena rests after the storm under the magnolia tree, her beauty is framed by the darkness of a mohair dress with see-through chiffon inserts by ALBERTA FERRETTI, and crowned by a beaded headpiece from AUGUSTIN TEBOUL. The perch-skin pumps by PAMELA COSTANTINI stand on their own reflection.
Serena hides her identity under a long khadi wool cloak by PHILOSOPHY BY LORENZO SERAFINI, worn over an embroidered chiffon and lace mini-dress by ALBERTA FERRETTI. The velvet loafers by GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN are emblazoned by a golden memento, while the golden bronze rings are by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI. Rocco rests in the silk embrace
of an ivory shirt worn with wool pants, both by MESSAGERIE.
Her crown is dipped in gold and tears and belongs to the LUIGI BORBONE collection. A regal damask coat by LUDOVICA AMATI gently falls from her shoulders, unveiling embroidered roses climbing on a delicate silk Georgette dress by FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO. Her remitting hands are still adorned with the rings by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI.
She once heard a song about the tears of hell, and how they served a purpose: to feed the earth so that a rose may grow. Devoid of prayers, Serena opens the window to allow the falling leaves to enter. She wears a pale velvet and lace dress by ANTONIO MARRAS. Her wrist is clenched by a golden cuff by CHANEL, while her fingers still carry a promise, in the shape of a ring with red gem by IOSSELLIANI and a triple gold-plated ring by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI.