My Casanova Shirt Proves Italians Do Do It Better

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Pirate blouse styling with black blazer and black pants. New Romantic inspired look. Fashion photography by Kent Johnson for White Caviar Life. Photoshoot on location in Venice.
My 'Casanova shirt', or as Kent calls it, my 'pirate shirt', a New Romantic blouse by Italian born French designer Renato Nucci. It was love at the first sight when I spotted this European court style creation in Taipei during the mid '90s. For a twenty-something young woman, this garment was quite a financial stretch, or an 'investment' as...

My First Cicchetti At Osteria Ae Forcoe, Venice

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Venetian cicchetti at Osteria ae Forcoe in Venice. Food post by White Caviar Life. Food photography by Australian photographer Kent Johnson.
As the Chinese enjoy 下酒菜 (snacks-served-with-liquor) and the Spanish love their tapas, Venetians have cicchetti. I first learnt about cicchetti through one of Rick Steves' Venice travel guide videos and I immediately loved the concept. Small snacks served in traditional cicchetti bars or osterie. From what I have seen, cicchetti is pretty casual as one can easily turn up,...

The Venice Of My Dream Is Real

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Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.
The gondola of my dream is real,Moored in front of me.Stepping on the lustrous black boat,A familiar dream I had many rehearsals.Aurelia and Aurelio my two golden hippocampi,Whisper to me:Signora, the ride has begun, here we go… In my black heels and honey shades,In my lush oriental coat,Floating away in awe.I surrender myself to La Serenissima,Queen of the Adriatic is...

Our First Venetian Dining At Ristorante Ai Barbacani

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Ristorante ai Barbacani food review by White Caviar Life.
One of the best things about being in Venice is that you easily become lost but end up discovering something interesting, something new. It was our second day in town and Kent and I were looking for a dry cleaner or a laundry nearby; Kent also wanted to find out the path to the Rialto Bridge from where we were...

Addio Fernando… The Truth Is, I Love Venice More

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Venice fashion story by White Caviar Life. Location shoot at the Piazza San Marco by Sydney fashion photographer Kent Johnson.
The woman in red left her last party of the night, and walked into the Piazza San Marco at dawn. She's too familiar with the overnight parties but not so familiar with the emptiness of the Piazza she knows so well… She meant to board a boat to be taken towards her upcoming wedding and a new home on...