designers’ Xmas trees for charity “100 alberi d’autore”

Dear Shaded Viewers,

There was a big party tonight at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, the reason? A charity sale of designers’ Xmas trees called “100 alberi d’autore”

Beniamino Marini designed the leather button tree, next to him is Clorinda Covino, the company heiress.

Beniamino Marini’s leather Christmas tree (360 hand made buttons in leather and a base that is made of upholstered suede white soft leather). Beniamino created this for an italian fashion brand called .it (they also do a show catwalk during milan fashion week).

If you want to place your order, bids start at 2,600 EUROS and the money goes to cancer research for children.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.