Venice, never seem to get enough of it. Only my second year of carnival, but all together I have visited Venice for more than ten times. I did it all. From Biennale to Movie Festival, but somehow Carnival is my favorite.
It’s even more magical when I’m writing this blog entry in wonderful Dubrovnik, but let’s leave that for some other time. So, Venice. This time we have stayed for two weeks, yes, two weeks. Surly we were not partying every day, but maybe that was a mistake. 😉 As majority of people connects carnival with strictly masks, I’ll show you a little bit different carnival, the “powder” one. It is impossible to describe all the wonders of the “powder” carnival as it is more secretive and events are usually hosted in wonderful palaces. Surly, don’t even try to enter to some of them without an amazing costume and invitation. Parties usually start quite early, let’s say around 20h and they are full of animation from performance to live music. As the entrance for some of the official parties is quite expensive some people do parties in their accommodations which can be nice but nothing compares to a wonderful palace.
To catch best pictures and mask it’s quite important to wake up as soon as possible, but that’s not really my thing so I have only one picture from one wonderful mask.
Many of you ask me where do I get costumes from. Well, some of them are mine and most of them I get from my stylists. It is possible to rent costumes in Venice during the carnival but it is quite expensive.
My Cinderella dress was made by Christine & Aurelie Donnard and pink dress by Stefan Golubovic. All together I had five costumes but I wore only three of them as I was quite lazy this year. 😀
And for the end, if someone wants to know more about Venice, her’s a little bit of history.
It’s said that the Carnival of Venice was started from a victory of the Serenissima Repubblica against the Patriarch of Aquileia in 1162. In the honor of this victory, the people started to dance and gather in San Marco Square, and the festival became official in Renaissance. It was very famous during the eighteenth century. However, under the rule of the King of Austria, the festival was outlawed entirely in 1797 and the use of masks became strictly forbidden. After a long absence, the Carnival returned in 1979 and since then, approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year.