Our atelier presents textile designs which mix the concepts of Renaissance stone,
akin to the Pietre Dure floral & nature themes, and hand-coloured silk velvets,
botanical living beauty like Mariano Fortuny did in layering pure velvets with colours & metallic motifs.
Our Constellation Blue Silk Velvet tunic inspired by the bodice of Eleonora de Medici's in the Palazzo Pitti gallery.
100% pure silk velvet hand-coloured with indigo, an ancient and versatile plant ingredient, layered with our Sunstar motif silkscreened in metallic gold.
A gorgeous remnant of Emerald Ocean, silk velvet hand-coloured with the botanical ingredients of fustic and indigo,
sewn with hand-marbled silk organza.
Floral & butterfly silkscreen motif of metallic gold on heavenly blue silk taffeta, adorned with our Marble Stone Silk.
Gold magnolias hand-painted on a panel of heavenly blue silk taffeta.
Colour sequence palette with pale blue magnolias on platinum silk habotai.
Blush silk habotai fragment with silver silkscreen of florals and constellation blue velvet embellishment.
Our gorgeous Firenze marble stone silk square on bronze card.
Beautiful pale bronze silk hand-stamped with a rhythm of vintage lace & facade motifs.
Amalfi Rosy Taupe silk strike-off and silk sash for ladies' couture choice.
Amalfi Marble Stone grey/lavender/cream silk printed variations.
A rare American textile artist handmade paper book of illustrations, watercolours, silk painting experiments,
hand-coloured velvets and motifs for couture designs.
With a great many Italian nobility and ancestors' from Ireland, Scotland, France, Sweden, Norway
and England in my lineage, I honour them through my life and work by making textile designs
to nurture you with a pure and stalwart sense of beauty.
I am thankful for my atelier and for the intense desire to produce the most glorious silks
for you to remember the true essence of who you are and live with joy and trust forever.
My Italian ancient royalty family inspires me with velvets and silks of the highest quality,
coloured with richly complex and versatile colours of the natural palette.
Henry Gastineau, an ancestor from England, achieved success with watercolours and engravings,
shown in London at the Tate Museum. I felt astonished to learn this after working with gold metallic silkscreen motifs,
vellum illustrations & pearlescent watercolours.
My French forebears inspire me with the blossoms and garden filigree motifs on pale blue silk taffeta.
Italy, Ireland, and Norway ancestors' inspire me with the rugged and colourful marble stone featured in my work.
In my valiant efforts to build an eternal legacy for my family,
I am inspired by my ancestor Matilda of Tuscany, la Gran Contessa, who ruled well her territory
with her extraordinary leadership and intelligent resilience.
This link takes you to her wiki page with more details about her life and achievements.
The light, textures, scents and sounds of the natural world always nurture my work with a lyrical poetic quality.
More especially, my fervent belief in eternal family guides my life with an intense dimension of love, light and joy.
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