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2017 sales: what to buy? 8 trendy items of clothing you will not want to lose

 2017 Sales: buy the right article intelligently.

Our mini guide for the 8 trendy items of clothing – and not only – to buy during winter sales: find out the hot articles that must be in a fashion victim’s wardrobe!


2017 Sales! On 5th January 2017, like every year, the race to the most awaited and beloved discounts gets started!


Are you already ready for extreme shopping sessions, compulsive buying, and a full immersion into the trends of the moment?


As in every real adventure, even the chase to the sales needs a checklist to be reviewed, so:

If you have already planned your exploration in the coolest boutiques, if you have already made your water and food provisions to face proving hours in the dressing rooms and, finally, if you have already chosen your trusted shopping companion and advisor, you just have to discover – in preview – the articles you will not want to lose, 8 items of clothing to buy today and love forever.



1.Velvet Mania

A nostalgic and super up-to-date shopping is waiting for you at the mythic afternoon rendezvous of Non è la Rai: velvet comes back more glamorous than ever. In the very intense and chic shades of blue, declined as a long dress to wear with sneakers, or for accessories with an iconic design. Whether it is a blazer, a pair of flare pants or a top, the important is that it is made out of velvet. The choice is yours!

2.  2017 Sales: Fur up!

What winter would it be without a warm, soft, and embracing faux fur? It has been on the crest of the wave for a few seasons now, and if you still do not have one, it is the right time to buy your own eco fur. Chose a plain colour, or let yourself convince by perfect colour patchworks for a super fashion touch. Mini, oversized or even waistcoat, i twill be the right purchase for the winter sales.



3. Maxi dress

We have already shown you how to wear it perfectly, but if this versatile item of clothing is still missing in your wardrobe, it is time to take action. With the winter sales, aim for a maxi dress, it will become the go-anywhere item of your outfit: in the office with a pair of bikers and at night with overknee boots, you will not be able to do without it! Its strong point? It really suits anybody, and after the Christmas feasts, it will be your best ally to hide your extra curves!

4. Bow Love

A little college and a little flower child, the bow was the new entry accessory of this season. Able to give that extra style touch even to the most classical white shirt, it is practically impossible not to love it. What to purchase? Chose a timeless article, in which the bow is a detail and not the main character. What do you think of this Compagnia Italiana FW 2016/17 retro blouse?



5. More Lurex

If Christmas was not enough for you, now is always a right moment to shine! Lurex: you have to add it to your toplist. This precious cloth is sparkling and perfect all day long. For the day, chose a trouser suit, practical and comfy. For the night, flaunt a feminine and sensual mini dress. Not convinced, yet? Rey on the details, a subtle lurex stripe to give a unique touch to the classical black trousers.


6. Accessori

Do not forget to complete your shopping with the correct accessories. We advise you to concentrate your attention on the head: chose a woollen hat, even better a wide brim one, and in one of the must-have colours of the season. You do not like hats? Opt for a maxi headband in velvet or in wool, you will immediately feel divine.


7. A coat forever

During the sales, there is no better purchase than a coat. For a seasonless fashion and a woman who loves to wear unique and timeless articles, chose a winter coat that can resist the trends, an item of clothing that will accompany you through many winters and countless occasions without ever boring you. Our piece of advice? The Compagnia Italiana eco-sheepskin maxi: total black, eco-fur neck and an impeccable design.

8. Animal prints

If you too cannot resist the exotic charm, take advantage of the sales and let yourself convince by the animal prints! A perfect wild attitude to face the days with the appropriate determination. What to purchase? Off with the middle ways, aim for an article that can define your outfits like a maxi fur or the spotted maxi-dress in the shades of green from the Compagnia Italiana capsule Daily.

Now you are ready to launch yourself into 2017 sales. We can only wish you: Enjoy your Shopping!


Last Minute New Year’s Eve Outfit: Eleonora Branca and the Compagnia Italiana style Suggestions

2017 New Year’s Eve Outfit. Get the Blogger look! 

Choose the 2017 New Year’s Eve outfit with the suggestions of Kaleidoscopic Mirror’s blogger Eleonora Branca. She is the protagonist of a special project dedicated to the most sparkling night of the year.

Find out now her Compagnia Italiana style pieces of advice.


Precious sparkles, shining lurex fabrics and super chic transparencies, the watchword for the 2017 New Year’s Eve outfit is to shine, to be oneself and welcome the new year with a unique and personal style. WOW!

In the middle of the Christmas season, now is the perfect time to start looking for the 2017 New Year’s Eve outfit. A true expert in style, trends and elegance will guide you. We have asked Kaleidoscopic Mirror’s blogger to pick for you the super shine pieces of clothing to welcome the new year with the Compagnia Italiana style.

Outfit capodanno

The outcome?

A special morning within the magical Christmas atmosphere of the most fashion and up-to-date Roman street for shopping, an intense purchasing session dedicated to 2017 New Year’s Eve together with Eleonora Branca in the Compagnia Italiana flagship store in Via del Babuino.

Can’t you even wait for a minute?

Find out now the 5 last minutes looks created for you by Eleonora Branca and prepare together with her for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve!



Kate by Laltramoda SS 2017 digital evolution

On Tuesday 6th December, the Kate by Laltramoda’s Spring Summer 2017 collection presentation took place.

In a completely new way, the employees and the public have discovered in preview the next season’s trends, interpreted by the brand in their typical young and super glam spirit.



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Following the most modern evolutions of digital communication and always more in harmony with the requirements of the fashion system and the market, the brand chose to introduce the online collection on their official Facebook page and their Instagram profile. On Tuesday 6th December, from 12 o’clock and for only 24 hour on the social media of the brand, more than fifty “must have” looks for the next season have been visible. 

An exclusive trip through the coloured, sparkling, super cool looks and a preview of the trends to come. 


KATE by LALTRAMODA Spring Summer 2017: digital presentation for the new collection

Unwanted Christmas presents: our tips to avoid receiving them

If your worst nightmare is to receive unwanted gifts this Christmas, do not miss our special guide on how to avoid them: many ideas starting points to lead your Him to the perfect present!


Unwanted Christmas prensents? Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year: we rediscover the pleasure to spend time with our loved ones, a unique opportunity for a holiday in magical snowy atmospheres and the possibility to make the people around us happy, with one-of-a-kind presents that put a smile on their faces.

Speak the truth, however: except the post-feast scale anxiety, for how many of you is the worst Christmas nightmare receiving unwanted gifts? That scarf with a “total fuchsia + glitter” combination that ends, after a second, at the bottom of the wardrobe, or that micro jumper that you could only have worn 10 years ago.

If this Christmas you want to avoid that unpleasant tradition, here are our pieces of advice to accompany your Him to the perfect gift: 3 ideas to suggest him with discretion – but only a little! – your wish list and, finally, find under the tree the presents you really wanted!



     1. OOPS…I did it again!



In the age of technology at all costs, in the century of the smartphone fever, there is no better way to communicate with the world if not through the social networks and the apps.

But pressing the wrong key between a traffic light and the other is really easy: how many times did the message intended to your sister arrive to your best friend? That happens, true?!

Here is our first tip, then! A brilliant plan to enact in three simple steps:

  1. Make a screenshot of your wish.
  2. Send it to your him – by mistake!
  3. Send a justification message in which you explain – with the exact dose of fainted indifference – that you wanted to show to your colleague that super glamour matching set with which you literally fell in love.

If he is smart… he will get the message! 


     2. The coffe is to blame




There it is, lying on the page of your favourite magazine: the mini-dress with precious embroideries that you are already imagining to wear for the New Year’s Eve. Simply perfect for you. How to get it? 

Considering that for us, women, multitasking is a piece of cake and that every morning, besides choosing what to wear, thinking about make-up and hair, we also do the laundry, the grocery list and review the presentation of the last project in our head, why not make a last effort and prepare a sweet breakfast for him?

A hot croissant, some biscuits, a coffee and…the magazine opened at the page of your Christmas presents. As simple as drinking coffee!



    3. God save Facebook

This is, without a doubt, the tip that will require the least effort from you and once again, technology will come to your help. You will be wondering how it is possible to have him, who practically only lives between smartphone and PC, understand that this Christmas, the only way to make you really happy is this maxi eco-shearling on which you lost heart and eyes?

Share, girls: post and share! Maybe an entire week should suffice: seven days of sharing your beloved eco-shearling on your Facebook profile, and, if you have time, some likes would help a lot.

Rest assured he will notice it! … And worst case scenario, do not forget that maybe someone else from your virtual friends list (brother, mummy, best friend) will not miss the chance to make you smile with perfect Christmas presents!



We did all we could do to make your way towards your perfect gifts as short as possible.

Now it’s up to you! 


Chistmas shopping in Rome: Via del Babuino, for the coolest gifts

Chistmas shopping in Rome. The most beautiful period of the year has arrived:

Are you ready to offer yourself an intense shopping session in the perfect Christmas atmosphere?

We take you through exclusive boutiques, super green breaks and many gift ideas.


Here are the coolest Christmas shopping places in Rome.




Two steps away from the most famous Roman shopping streets hides a destination for true fashionistas: Via del Babuino.

Far from the chaos of the well-known via dei Condotti, this street maintains its retro charm, offering starting points for a romantic walk and inspirations for the most exclusive Christmas shopping in Rome.

Natale 2016 Chistmas shopping in Rome


Christmas Shoes-time!

More than mere shoes, for them they are a true and proper passion, a reason to live, a great tradition. We are talking about BALDININI. Via del Babuino 150, here is your first shopping stop.

For this Christmas 2016, you will make your very glamorous fiancée’s or fashionista sister’s eyes shine with joy! Tradition and quality, but also innovation and attention to the trends make the Baldinini shoes a must-have in every shoes-addict’s wardrobe.

Christmas in Compagnia!

N.31, you cannot go past it! On Via del Babuino stop in the Compagnia Italiana’s flagship store. Are you ready to lose yourself in a unique shopping experience? All the trends of the moment reinterpreted according to Compagnia Italiana’s style and the season’s must-have items of clothing are waiting for you for the coolest Christmas presents.

And if you cannot resist it at all, we advise you to create now your personal wish list: what do you think of trying on this mini coat in fluffy boucle wool with an iconic design or to offer yourself a super glamorous dress for the parties of this time of the year?

Natale 2016 Chistmas shopping in Rome

Compagnia Italiana FW 2016/17

A very Green Christmas

It is now break time, a refreshing break to rest after the first unrestrained shopping hours. A few steps away from Via del Babuino, you will find Margutta Vegetarian Food&Art – Via Margutta 118- for a quick, healthy and green meal.

What to order? Do not let their tasty savoury mushrooms and lotus strudel get away or the tofu millefoglie accompanied with a refreshing fruit and vegetables smoothie. If you want to offer you a treat, try the choco-ice-cream parlour VENCHI, a few steps further – Via della croce 25- where you will be able to taste delicious chocolate desserts.

C like Christmas

If you think their company only produces drawing paper you are far from the truth. To choose original Christmas presents with a slightly retro look, you must absolutely drop in Fabriano Boutique. In Via del Babuino 173, the most famous ever entirely paper-dedicated store.

The year is about to end and it is time to start organising other 12 busy months – and not only! – here is the perfect Christmas 2016 gift for him or for a special person: did you know that the Fabriano agenda and note-pads can be customised with a thought, a unique sentence or a distinctive marking?


After a break for the body, you also need one for the mind. What Roman walk would it be, after all, without a little art? Before the end of your shopping session, stroll by the Art Gallery Russo – Via Alibert 20. A tour between priceless artworks, and a special gift for your eyes. Do not miss the opportunity to meet new rising artists and admire timeless works.

Precious Christmas

Hausmann&co, Tiffany, Rosato, Chopard, all the jewellery big names are located in Via del Babuino. For your extra luxury Christmas shopping, we chose a perfect location: do not fail to pay a visit to De Grisogono, in the wonderful and verdant garden of the exclusive Hotel de Russie – Via del Babuino 9. We are pretty sure that you will leave your heart and eyes on the precious and unique jewels of this boutique.


Are you ready to explore Via del Babuino for your Christmas shopping in Rome and let yourself conquer by its unique style and its timeless charm?



SINGLE AT 30: 3 tips to survive

30 and suddenly single after a long relationship? Do not worry girls, we will tell you a secret: life is starting now! 


Single at 30: if you think it is easier said than done, do not despair; because we guarantee you that every cloud has a silver lining!

You will realise that after the first moment of despair (the time varies from one person to another and everyone has their technique to overcome it) you will finally have time for yourself! A time as precious as it is underrated that you will need to learn to manage in the best way.

Here are our three tips to survive to the beginning of a new life: 30 and single!



As a first thing, a single woman needs at least a change in look, so, as you all know, the haircut is almost an obligatory step.

The bravest will decide without an afterthought or doubt to get free from the thick, plentiful and feminine mane; they will choose a cut with a boyish touch, a hairstyle with a strong personality that shouts “Well yes, I’m telling you: I have short hair and I am a woman!”

On the contrary, the shyest will opt for a less bold haircut, outlining a softer change or granting themselves a delicate colour bath, small but special transformations.

The tip? Whether you are part of the brave ones or not, think well before choosing your personal change: the hair grows back, and for some very fast, but every morning you will have to get out of the bed and look in the mirror. If you do not like yourself, facing the day might be harder than initially thought, not to mention the selfies! 

Hairstyling by Federico Faragalli

Hairstyling by Federico Faragalli



That is at that exact moment that our enchanting single woman will open her wardrobe and find out she has nothing sensual and feminine anymore, not even the shadow of the pieces of clothing of true “Femme Fatale”, mandatory in the wardrobe of a single that respects herself!

Over the years passed as a perfect fiancée, you will always have bought nice and fashion outfits, but also very comfy, starting from – of course! – the maxi fleece pyjamas.

That is precisely how you will start to dedicate the afternoon of every Saturday to unrestrained and compulsive shopping: a fierce chase after the perfect look, the one that will make you feel beautiful and desirable, something that shouts to the world: “Well yes, I’m telling you: I wear sexy outfits and I am a woman!”.

The tip? Also in this case do not exaggerate and try to take the best advantage out of you: avoid the outfits that, once the purchasing euphoria vanished, you will bury at the bottom of your wardrobe, a little ashamed of yourself.


Compagnia Italiana FW 2016/17

                                                                                                                                               Compagnia Italiana FW 2016/17


3. Single at 30: PLAY AGAIN

And finally, the hardest sentence to hear for a newly single: start anew, organize nights out with the friends, find out that the once trendy place does not exist anymore and find two new super cool ones in which – -thank Heavens – they serve sushi at the happy hour (is there a better way to forget a bad day?).

Then, whether you feel ready or not, the moment to make new acquaintances, to get ready for exciting first dates, and, why not, open hour heart again will come.

The tip? This time, there is none.


Simply pull out your best smile to make sure that who is looking at you understands: “Well yes, I’m telling you, I am a Woman and I want to be happy!” 








2017 Winter Trends: Maxi Dress, how to wear it all day long!

 The maxi dress and all the coolest outfits.

Overlengths, ample volumes, seventies’ inspiration and contemporary touches:

how to wear the season’s trend from the office to the party.


 It is a compelling feeling of freedom. A little flower children, a little Jane Austen. It also brings a touch of innate elegance. To wear a maxi dress is like jumping into the past, searching for the femininity of other times, the one that, for a while, we left in the wardrobe to show the strength and charisma of the independent modern day woman, the one who wears the trousers.

Now that we are conquering the world one small step after another, here we are feeling the need again to be what we want to be, to choose what to wear. So why not give in to the temptation of vintage ways such as raising an edge of the dress to ride the scooter or to run towards the day?

If you are already an adept of this thousand-faced item of clothing, you will be happy to know that this winter you can wear the long dress at any time of the day. It is a real season must have: in the office or for a special occasion. He we reveal all the coolest outfits to wear the MAXI DRESS.



OFFICE TIME! The clock’s hands go fast and to decide which look to choose to face the working day ahead seems to be an unsolvable dilemma. Pick an outfit that valorises you, that speaks of you and you personality and that – obviously – makes you feel perfect. Wear the maxi dress with sneakers or waterproof boots, for a comfy but trendy mood, choose a maxi bag, perfect to take with you all day long. The extra stylish touch? The woollen wide brim Fedora hat.

A VERY GLAMOROUS NIGHT! A dinner with the girlfriends in that super cool restaurant or a special cocktail: you want to be impeccable, feel beautiful, comfortable about yourself, and super stylish. Match the maxi dress with your favourite décolleté, a gioiello clutch for that sparkling and sophisticated touch. How to complete the outfit? Choose a leather jacket with feminine details for a perfect rock-chic mood. If on the contrary you prefer to lose yourself in the seventies, then opt for the eco-sheepskin maxi coat: you will give to your look the extra touch of grit and personality.

maxi dress


And you, are you ready to let yourself seduce by the coolest piece of clothing of the season and its infinite stylish outfits?





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We have been there, we have seen its streets and we have unearthed for you the coolest places to see, the not-to-lose shops, the tips for a superglamour nightlife: here are all the things to see in New York in a small guide of the Big Apple for true fashionistas.


  1. The most beautiful skyline in the world

At last in New York, a dream come true, but where to sleep? For our holiday, we have chosen a skyscraper outside of Manhattan: the Trump Plaza Residence, in Jersey City. Why? For its unique and unforgettable view on the most fashion island of the world, with the Statue of Liberty and the most beautiful and fascinating skyline on this earth.


  1. A little of Milan in New York: breakfast on Madison Avenue

The day cannot start without a stop at Sant Ambroeus: since 1982, this famous restaurant has been a regular stopover for names like Woody Allen and Steve Martin and still today, it has the same charm and the elegant Milanese atmosphere. What to order? Do not miss their cappuccino and if you want to feel like a real New Yorker, give in to their pancake with fresh fruit and cinnamon. At that point, you will probably be fully loaded to face a long, very long shopping morning. Ready? Go!


  1. Shopping and the City

There is no other city in the world where your shopping experience might be more electrifying and funny: from the small vintage boutiques to the more refined shops in which unearth the emerging designers and the big brands of fashion, New York knows how to satisfy the most hardened fashion victims.

If you are looking for a genuine it-bag to bring home, let yourself be conquered by the super glamour creations of Coach New York: the sophistication, the elegance and the character typical to the New York style give life to bags and unique accessories. Do not miss their boutique on Madison Avenue.

Do you like to mix different styles? Are you keen on studied retro touch? Do you like to wear personality-glorifying looks? Then, you will go crazy for New York Vintage. From Great Gatsby’s Art deco gowns to one-of-a-kind and priceless pieces such as the Paco Rabanne’s ’60 mini dress, this most exclusive shop will have you travel through the ages of fashion.

A walk in Soho is a must if you are in New York to succumb to shopping. Stop at 315 West Broadway ad enter What Goes Around Comes Around: a vintage shop where to lose your mind (and many hours of your life, too!), a true and proper wonderland for fashion lovers.

New York is second home to many great names of the fashion system, but why not allow yourself some exclusive shopping, making yours pieces of garment that you will not find anywhere else. Enter MILLY, a delightful place in which you can breathe the relaxed Paris atmosphere and the chic strictness of the Upper East Side. Young designer Michelle Smith, very much appreciated by stars like Beyoncé, creates very feminine gowns that are comfy and practical at the same time so that you can wear them all day long.

  1. Fast City- Fast Lunch

Is it lunch time already? Stop at Macaron Cafè –on the Madison as well – for a quick salad or a sandwich to savour in a soft, relaxing, exquisite atmosphere. In addition, if you want to grant yourself a special dessert (even if it is little American!), you will have plenty of choices, with more than fifty particular macarons to taste.


  1. Not only relax

Before going back to the discovery of the city, offer yourself some relax time. Where? Opt for a restoring nap in the green spaces of Central Park, or offer a beauty treatment to your hands. Make a stop at Paint-box in Soho for a special and uncommon manicure. You will be able to choose between an entire collection of nail polish and discover all the latest nail art trends. Do you need any other cuddle? Paintbox offers stations to reload your i-Phone, champagne to sip in the Paintbar while the nail polish is drying and, when the work is done, you can go to the Photobox: a professional station where to immortalise your manicure and take an extravagant souvenir home.


  1. Happy Hour with view

In New York, a new district appears almost every day, so why not give in a little to exploration. You do not need to go too far from the most famous areas to get to the Meatpacking District. Situated in the southeast area of the island, the Meatpacking District is today of the most glamour and trendiest areas of Manhattan, full of restaurants and exclusive places. For our hyper glam cocktail, we chose the Boon Boom Room, at the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel, right next to Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum. Unique design, good sound, excellent cocktails… What else? A breath-taking view on the High Line and the Hudson River.


  1. A trip into the trip

New York, it is known, is amongst the most cosmopolite and multicultural cities in the world and, visiting it, you can come across a piece of Italy, China, or Spain. That is the reason why for our New Yorker dinners we chose two places that tell, in a different way, the many souls and cultures of the city.

In Soho, between Lafayette and Centre, make a gift to your papillae by having dinner in the restaurant La Esquina. A traditional and relaxed place where to enjoy marvellous tacos – try the ones with shrimp -, grilled cobs and everything the Mexican cuisine has to offer. Obviously accompanied with rivers of margaritas!

Beyond the ocean – but only culinary speaking – do not miss a dinner at TAO. If the feeling to be in one of the cult places of Sex&TheCity and find yourself on front of the oversize Buddha would not suffice, know that a dinner here is an unforgettable sensorial experience: Japanese cuisine and fusion dishes mix up with a very glamour and worldly atmosphere. Do not forget to book your table; the TAO is one of the most beloved places of the New Yorkers and tourists.


Per la seconda edizione di seguito, sulla scia del successo della prima esperienza, il Brand Compagnia Italiana torna a firmare le Polo indossate dai giocatori nel match finale de “Il Polo del Sorriso”: un evento benefico a favore della Fondazione Operation Smile Italia Onlus, che dal 1982 si prende cura dei bambini nati con la labiopalatoschisi ed altre malformazioni facciali.

Nella splendida cornice dell’Acquedotto Romano Polo Club, come da consueta tradizione, si sfideranno le due squadre finaliste del torneo, con l’unico fine di intrattenere e divertire gli ospiti; a completare l’atmosfera un ricco brunch, giochi per bambini ed un’esposizione della Polizia di Stato, di alcune delle celebri auto, mitiche “volanti” e moto, dagli anni Trenta a oggi.

La solidarietà con stile è la chiave di questo evento capace di mixare il rilassante spirito country alle note chic dello stile equestre. E’ proprio questo spirito con cui, ancora una volta, il team creativo di Compagnia Italiana ha voluto contribuire alla manifestazione, disegnando e realizzando il capo di abbigliamento più cool della giornata.

Nasce così la polo limited edition per i giocatori che partecipano alla finale del torneo, e che sarà possibile acquistare. Inoltre, il brand ha messo in palio per la lotteria in programma un prezioso capo della stagione FW 2016/17 appena iniziata.

L’intero ricavato dalla vendita sarà devoluto in beneficenza all’Associazione.