Nina Polli

It’s still summer!

Posted in Inspiration, scarves by ninapolli on July 31, 2010

Too many shops are sporting their autumn clothes and its still July! I celebrate summer by presenting these amazing Damien Hirst art works, alongside a lovely Vintage Hermes scarf, called “Farandole” from Nina Polli Vintage Shop. Enjoy the sun and butterflies!

‘Designers make dresses, artists make dreams’ – Madeleine Vionnet

Posted in Bags, Inspiration by ninapolli on July 30, 2010

I would argue that Madeleine Vionnet was both artist and designer. Below are two beautiful bags which I feel encapsulate the quality and elegance of the late 1930’s and 1940’s…

A beautiful real crocodile 1940’s handbag, and a gorgeous chocolate brown corde clutch bag with original mirror and purse, both immaculate condition. See more of these at Nina Polli Vintage Shop.

Inspirational sketches by Deanna Staffo

Posted in Inspiration by ninapolli on July 29, 2010

Inspired by Antonio Marras’s sketchbook, I found these beautiful fashion drawings by illustrator Deanna Staffo. They make me want to draw again! Perhaps I could illustrate some of the things in the shop, could be interesting…watch this space, might even post some of my drawings from before..

Oh by the way, some nice Chanel pieces coming soon : )

Deanna’s website and her blog.

Antonio Marras.. Spring/Summer 2010

Posted in Shows by ninapolli on July 28, 2010

I am in love with this designer! Such delicate layering of contrasting fabrics, chiffon, tulle, lace…

Would you like to see his sketchbook? I found it online! Antonio’s sketchbook! It’s given me an idea for the next post : ) Oh and I love this one too!

Christian Dior Nautical Necklace

Posted in Costume Jewelry, Inspiration by ninapolli on July 27, 2010

So we are entering the height of summer and safe to say nautical never goes out of fashion. Above is a dress from Chanel Resort Collection 2010 and a gorgeous Manush jacket…

Then my new favourite designer which I will share more of soon! Antonio Marras Spring/Summer 2010..

I found this A-MA-ZING gold plated Christion Dior necklace in immaculate condition, a three strand necklace each a different size, with an anchor pendant attached.

To see more of this and other Christian Dior jewels click here.

Givenchy woodblock print scarf

Posted in Inspiration, scarves by ninapolli on July 23, 2010

Inspired by these beautiful Japanese woodblock prints, I found an amazing Givenchy, 100% silk scarf, with hand rolled edges. I love the design, much simpler and almost tribal compared to The Japanese prints, but I love how the theme is so similar… women with parasol under a tree…

This one could be yours… click here x

How do you tie yours?

Posted in Editorial, Photos, scarves by ninapolli on July 20, 2010

Apparently, according to this weeks Grazia, a ‘new’ trend is born. Headscarves! Bali Barret, art director of Herm├Ęs’ silks stated: “The headscarf is intimate, personal, an accessory you have a relationship with, in the way a woman doesn’t even have with a pair of shoes. It’s very feminine, textural, carries your fragrance, allows you to wear colours and patterns that you might not dream of wearing in your clothes. Its association with style icons makes it almost mythical.”

Here are some of my favourite Hermes scarves that have been in the shop recently:

Always new scarves coming… have a look here! Love Nina x

Ballet at its best..

Posted in Inspiration by ninapolli on July 19, 2010

Last night I saw the most beautiful ballet, it was by The Mikhailovesky Ballet. It was a Triple Bill, but the second act was called IN A MINOR KEY, by choreographer Slava Samodurov. It was utterly spellbinding and the dancers were out of this world!

I couldn’t find any images of this ballet to share so instead I discovered these images and videos of something similar and utterly captivating: Nederlands Dans Theatre dancing Petite Mort by Jiri Kylian.

Click here sit back and enjoy!

Love from Nina x


Posted in Shows by ninapolli on July 18, 2010

Chanel Haute Couture Fall / Winter 2010/11

Simply divine!

Love Nina x

Died and gone to Haute Couture heaven!

Posted in Photos, Shows by ninapolli on July 17, 2010

I just caught a glimpse of the Chanel Fall/Winter 2010/11 show and the only word to describe it is exquisite! the accessories blew my mind! A tangle of gripoix, pearls and chains..

I got all inspired and found these little more affordable vintage Chanel gems. Have a closer look here