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C’est la V by Vittoria Bottasini

VITTORIA BOTTASINI Creative Director of C’est la V

“Ciao Trilly, sono Vittoria ho 28 anni, sono mamma di Theophile (chiamato da tutti Pitù) da poco più di un annetto…il mio compagno Mathieu è un fantastico cantautore parigino conosciuto nella magica Cadaques in una estate soleggiata hippy.
Fondamentale sapere che senza Theophile nulla di quello che ora faccio sarebbe mai potuto succedere… si perchè è grazie a lui che è nato tutto…Amo i pantaloni a zampa d’elefante da sempre, non posso vivere senza, sono la mia seconda pelle e in attesa del mio piccoloangelo. Con il pancione che cresceva mese dopo mese non riuscivo a trovare un negozio che vendesse dei pantaloni che facessero al caso mio … ed ecco così che è nato tutto…ho disegnato il mio caratamodello, sono andata a caccia di qualche stoffa poi ho trovato una brava sartina …ed ecco così ho dato vita al primo VPANTS. Me lo ricordo perfettamente il primo: era in pizzo nero, era tutto un gioco. Ora è il mio lavoro. I miei pantaloni come i miei abiti sono per la maggior parte capi in taglia unica fatti con cotoni elasticizzati: le fantasie disponibili sono tantissime, è questa la loro forza. I tessuti mi arrivano dalla Germania Italia America e Francia. Amo l’idea che un pantalone ti possa vestire nel senso che anche un golfone over o una banalissima t-shirt bianca una donna possa essere ugualmente sofisticata ed elegante e soprattutto HIPPIECHIC. Detto questo, spiegare come mai ho deciso di chiamare la mia linea C’est la V è inutile vero?
Ora divido uno spazio con un’amica in Via Molino delle Armi 13, lei fa borse bellissime.
Le ragazze vengono qui, si provano i panta, decidono le stoffe, chiacchierano e poi vanno via con il sorriso… rimangono affascinate da questo mondo hippieggiante sognatore che ruota intorno a C’est la V . E’ assurdo come nulla nella vita non viene per caso. Basta ascoltarla e fidarsi dei suoi segnali. Seguire il cammino del cuore e quasi sempre si va sulla strada giusta …insomma il merito di tutto questo alla fine va a luiiii….il mio nano …Grazie Pitù



Ann is alsways so helpful and kind! She is genuinely happy to see her customers. My favorite pieces she carries are her basics for childrens. Her new Topanaga store is straight out of a magazine! It’s a wonderful place to walk into!From the road one can see the bright rows of colorful women’s tops and frilly girls’ dresses fluttering in the breeze outside of the charming blue-and-pink- striped shop in Topanga.

A wood sign declares, “Clothes for Hip Women and Kids.”

Once inside, the abundance of cuteness overwhelms the senses — racks of colorful girls’ and boys’ clothes, soft baby things, colorful hats, toys and adorable gift items everywhere.

Down the steps in the back of the shop are rows of soft, chic and feminine looks for women, alongside unique one-of-a kind handbags, jewelry and hand painted scarves.

Even the name sounds happy, bubbly and very cool.

Pebbles, the eclectic women and children’s boutique that first opened in Santa Monica, now boasts a second location in Topanga.

“We love it here,” said Pebbles founder, Ann Lombardo. “It’s different from Santa Monica. People love the novelty, they find it a little more artistic.”

Lombardo emphasizes that in addition to her own line of children’s clothing, she also offers unique gifts, hand painted cards, unique picture frames, candles and jewelry by Topanga artists.

Pebbles in Santa Monica

With the support of her husband, Vince, Ann opened the original Pebbles as a small boutique on Main Street in Santa Monica in 2004

In the midst of it all, she had her son Lucas in 2004 and her daughter, Lucy, in 2005.

Inspired by her two children and her own sense of style, she quickly became the “go to” shop for stylish women and local celebs on the Westside.

It was then that Ann turned her success in picking style into her passion for creating it.

Happy and ebullient as her personality, her own designs show a love of vibrant color, whimsical embellishments and an unexpected mix of fabrics and embroidery.

Through word of mouth, Ann and Pebbles became famous in circles of stylish women around Los Angeles as an undiscovered treasure — but little did they know that word had traveled fast.

In fact, Pebbles can count Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Angelica Huston, Halle Berry and Robert Downey, Jr. among its loyal clientele.

Ann was at one time content with selling unique designs from around the world but in 2008 she launched her first line for kids and it was a huge success.

She says her soft, terrycloth rainbow- striped pants for boys are her number one best seller.

“At my store in Santa Monica I have a quote on my window that says ‘Always make it magical,’” Ann said. “When I see that it always makes me smile!”

Designing Woman

Ann got her start in retail and design early through the influence of her mother, Carol Ann Hokanson.

“She was the number one dealer in early American antiques in the Southwest and was extremely knowledgeable in Early American quilts and majolica, an early pottery from Spain dating back to late 17th century,” Ann said. “She had an antique store in Scottsdale, Arizona for many years named the “Neighbor Lady’s Antiques” and from an early age, “my mother and I would travel to various antique shows and flea markets around the country where I cultivated my love for unique treasures; that is why in my designs I try and make my clothing unique and colorful with a twist of whimsical.”

Pebbles in Topanga

Her husband, Vince, is just as upbeat about their newest canyon venture and helps come up with clever ideas to enhance the shop.

“We have lived in Topanga for nine years,” Vince said. “Ann thought at some point, a local Pebbles shop might be a fun idea, especially if she could offer after- school and weekend activities for small children.”

Certainly since opening six months ago, Ann’s cute roadside shop has become quite the attraction, offering hip, custom-made clothes for women and children, as well as handmade gifts and jewelry from local artisans.

Outside, in back of the shop is a charming wooden deck that sits just above the creek, a grassy yard, fairy crossings and a teepee.

“Topanga is a magical place. We want to have storytelling out here,” Vince said. “We want to have parties, a lemonade stand, children’s crafts and small kids types of events.”

Pebbles Topanga, 111 N Topanga Canyon Blvd Topanga, CA 90290, (310) 455-0909. Pebbles Santa Monica, 2400 Main St., A2, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 314-6472 or online at

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Lettre Thetrilly001

Woman -Artist- Mother -Photographer. In Love with Life .Amazing Gipsy and Freespirit .This is the first  personal project with analogic camera in black and white .It will be a book “Portraits de Tatoués”


“Make” by Mary Temperley

Amazing  project from a Bohemienne Mary Temperley. At Make Skincare they believe that what you apply to your skin should be safe enough to eat as much of it will be absorbed into your body. Take the worry out of your skincare with luxurious range of creams and oils as they have been created using only the most natural ingredients available.Hand made from  South Somerset England.

Trilly loves MAKE and Mary’s family 🙂

Jobee jo hand felted headwear

Jobee Jo Hand felted Headwear creates transormational head pieces for the animal in you!

Each piece is bespoke,simultaneously dreamt and sculpted by the hands of the  maker and the pure wools wich are used.

Welcome to the world of jobee jo site and the wild life wich awaits!

ITALIAN FOR ITALY made around the world



Free artist spirit in love with Ibiza

“I believe in diversification as the way to keep us true to ourselves.In hard times like these,we can fight the crisis going back to our roots,being faithful to our values, both human and material.The age of superficiality is over. It’s time for Authenticity”

-Paco Polenghi, Co-founder with Alessandra Colombo of ITALIAN FOR ITALY-

Le borse di ITALIAN FOR ITALY nascono dal gusto eclettico di Paco Polenghi e Alessandra Colombo .Lui collezionista e mercante D’arte lei amante della moda con una grande esperienza nel settore.

ogni borsa è un pezzo unico ,realizzata a mano da artigiani esperti che utilizza materiali speciali come kilim vintage,coperte militari e camere d’aria di auto e trattori .Coloratissime e seducenti sono già un must per le radical chic e gipsytrotter ibizan style.

la magica e incredibile  Ibiza è per Alessandra e Paco il punto di ispirazione e DNA della collezione .



Jeanne Balibar Actress by Le Sant Kathy

Le sant Kathy

Le Sant Kathy artist Parisienne the Trilly