It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of Bulgari, and have been since I was quite young. Their jewellery and watches were so evocative of the 70's, 80's and 90's, so very present in my teen fashion fantasies. Bulgari, along with another favourite of mine, the Greek brand, Ilias Lalaounis, both used Roman coins in their jewellery and exotic snake designs. The Italian house also uses a riot of colour in their pieces, a flight of the imagination in preciousness. Check out Elizabeth Taylor's magnificent Bulgari collection.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is having an exhibition called Bulgari+ Rome, that follows the trajectory of the brand through the architecture and art of the city of Rome through the decades. The display will feature pieces from the Bulgari Heritage Collection, that show the subtle inspiration that connects the jewellery and the paintings, the Roman monuments, a true homage the eternal city.
If you happen to visit Madrid, it's on from the 30 th November to the 26 th of February.
Have a great day, it's Thanksgiving on the other side of the ocean,