By Jay Harris


We agree and disagree, gritted teeth sending us marching, headlong amongst the beauty and horrors that surround us.
A solitary figure making our way through terror and a constant threat. Alone yet accompanied by a similar figure feeling the same somewhere else, someplace upon our globe.
Our whole world seems volatile and ready to explode.

Thinking of volatility and explosion, a young Gia Giordano viewed almost daily during long, hot summers a mammoth threat that can be seen from almost every corner of the island of Sicily.
Mount Etna, fascinating and captivating.
Etna, Italy’s largest active volcano resides in Sicily, her looming height reaching a staggering 10,912 feet and covering an area of 459 square miles.
Only last month, Etna reared her head and unleashed her power, sending an erupting breath, a volcanic cloud reaching 11km into the sky, ash and debris falling onto the picturesque villages perched upon her slopes.



Historically, this powerful, natural beast began rumbling on March the 8th 1669.
Over the next few weeks, her anger wreaked havoc, multiple eruptions claimed the lives of more than 20,000 civilians and left thousands homeless.
This was not her first (or last) shout. In 1169 reports show that over 15,000 Sicilian’s perished from her ire.


Mount Etna is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and is in a constant state of activity. Sicilian’s call her MUNCIBEDDIE, meaning beautiful mountain. To appeal to her and appease her perhaps?
Who would have guessed that this breath-taking vision of epic capabilities would influence Gia’s young mind?



Intense images stained with mystery, wonder and fear. These thoughts and memories would remain cemented within her mind and would ultimately contribute to certain re-enactment’s, from art to material- splashes of fiery fervor entwined with the silkiest of garments.

I am beginning to understand just how observant Gia actually is, nothing escapes her vision or passes by unnoticed, every incident and memory is intrinsically remembered and by viewing these images, the fiery, ever-present danger that permeates from Mount Etna – has passed through Gia. These pieces of clothing do not just happen, they form a landscape, a visual journal superimposed and brimming with passion and beauty.



Etna is safe enough, it seems, not to reach inhabited areas because the eruptive lava cools down before wreaking havoc – but lateral eruptions can cause eruptive mouths to open along the volcanic slopes. This reason alone makes them all the more dangerous.




  • Sparks and flames
    Posted at 19:32h, 01 September

    Fabulous!! Mount Edna is both intimidating and powerful and that blonde model, she is something else! 🔥

  • Hit.N.run21
    Posted at 21:32h, 01 September

    Always wanted to go Sicily for Mount Etna alone.

  • Ben Wesson
    Posted at 21:34h, 01 September

    Superb blog and fantastic clothes! Well done 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • Sharon Loveridge
    Posted at 17:27h, 02 September

    Another great read! Thank you! Thoroughly enjoyed!

  • Sneakers N stuff
    Posted at 17:34h, 02 September

    Really good content well done Jay Harris and designer – the work is sublime

  • Ms Jabbs2448
    Posted at 17:36h, 02 September

    I’d hate to live next to volcanoes!! Scary shit!!

  • Emily Suddards
    Posted at 23:41h, 02 September

    As beautiful as it would be to view this spectacle i can happily say I am glad to not live next to that, I’d never sleep!

    Wonderful blog, wonderful art pieces.

  • Swainn.164-664
    Posted at 23:46h, 02 September

    Vibrant colours just like that of volcanoes. Put together very well. Didn’t know Etna erupted again last year either.

  • Sara Saint 99
    Posted at 15:34h, 03 September

    That orange dress is to die for!!!

  • Kevin A Stoke
    Posted at 15:38h, 03 September

    The danger always seems to draw us in all the more, the thrill of it. Magnificently intimidating.

    Mount Etna is beautiful, Sicily is beautiful. Enjoyed this blog, thank you : )

    Kevin Stoke

  • Andy Ross
    Posted at 12:43h, 08 September

    Must be scary to be situated right next to that? How do they sleep at night !!?

  • Valmore
    Posted at 12:45h, 08 September

    Such interesting facts cool blog

  • Ant-Zarias2000
    Posted at 12:47h, 08 September

    The fashion pieces work well with the blog, put together well, well done guys!

  • Cheeky Boy Tom
    Posted at 12:49h, 08 September

    Sexy black man!! Would risk a volcano for a bit of him !!!! 🔥

  • Will40
    Posted at 12:51h, 08 September

    Good content, a real good read 👍🏼👍🏼

  • Louise Birchenall
    Posted at 12:53h, 08 September

    Those garments are beautiful and with such meaning to them! You’d not have known unless u read this! Super!! xoxo

  • Madd dog
    Posted at 12:57h, 08 September

    “Mystery, wonder and fear” most definitely….. superb writing, took me away and held me there….. you don’t come across many blogs like this…. Well done 👏🏽

  • Ms.Golder-Hudson
    Posted at 12:59h, 08 September

    I bet it’s lovely to see but I wouldn’t want to live near it!!!! LOL

  • Full expression
    Posted at 15:30h, 08 September

    Sexy models!

  • Body aware 4 U
    Posted at 15:33h, 08 September

    I’ve read some very fatal things happened from Mount Etna and yet the Italians still have much respect for her as written here. Maybe keeping the right side of her? Interesting…..

  • L.Grove_loveislove
    Posted at 15:36h, 08 September

    Wouldn’t want to live underneath that despite how beautiful Sicily is!!!! I’ll stick to breezy Britain thanks lol

  • Casserole_Queen 94
    Posted at 15:45h, 08 September

    Love these prints!!!

  • M. T. DAVIS
    Posted at 15:46h, 08 September

    Interesting facts, must be scary but exciting to witness

  • Bletchley.56
    Posted at 15:50h, 08 September

    Fascinating but certainly intimidating. Very well written piece ,thanks for sharing : )

  • Everything_you-need.92
    Posted at 21:43h, 15 September

    Fire and brimstone, what a great read and really good garments 👏🏽

  • The Full Frankie
    Posted at 21:47h, 15 September

    Sicily is such a beautiful place 💐🌷🌹

    Posted at 21:54h, 15 September

    There has been explosions all over the world and we do agree and disagree that’s true some explosions may not be volcanoes but so many tragedies everywhere, that is life , good to see where the wrk is inspired from

  • tm4412
    Posted at 17:20h, 06 October

    Been Sicily before loved it, good blog well done 🙌🏼

  • Tina Bride
    Posted at 17:21h, 06 October

    That orange dress is sick!! Need it in my life!!!

  • Flowers By Ashley_@flowersbyashley
    Posted at 17:27h, 06 October

    Very well written.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Julie.L
    Posted at 17:30h, 06 October

    Beautiful to see but wouldn’t want to be too close!! Such vibrancy in those colours beautifu l

  • Voice Protection 482
    Posted at 17:33h, 06 October

    That’s such a shame over the thousands left homeless 😢😢…. Good blog makes u think

  • Coca-Cola_boy
    Posted at 17:28h, 08 October

    sexy Gia please see ur DM’s , I want you beautiful want you badly

  • bling is king 96
    Posted at 17:29h, 08 October

    The fearful is also what excites us, great blog

  • Eye.of.the.tigeress.Callie
    Posted at 17:32h, 08 October

    Fantastic clothes, that blonde model she is striking, seen her on the website gallery 😻😻 ; ) fabulous fashion!

  • Nelly 2021
    Posted at 17:34h, 08 October

    Really great blog content your subjects are so fascinating and can learn so much from

    Thanks for another cool blog!

  • Imperial guardsman 💂‍♂️
    Posted at 16:31h, 17 October

    Great work, really interesting read

  • Little Miss Cunty_84
    Posted at 16:33h, 17 October

    That orange dress is sublime!!!

  • Andy Ross
    Posted at 13:48h, 02 December

    Great words

  • Balmier VA
    Posted at 13:49h, 02 December

    Good piece. Love the fashion to well written

  • Bretty J P 87
    Posted at 13:51h, 02 December

    Love Sicily and Sicilian people 👏🏽👏🏽

    Brett J Pickering 87

  • Marcus Littlejohn (maccoLJ)
    Posted at 13:53h, 02 December

    Good blog 👍🏼

  • Biker_bomb 💣
    Posted at 13:54h, 02 December

    Enjoyable blog and sexy pictures!!!!

  • No_user_name___2002
    Posted at 13:56h, 02 December

    Read on train home, it’s so good read it twice over

    Thanks for posting!

  • BedswingerBC
    Posted at 13:58h, 02 December

    Them pics how the dress is blown up look sick! 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼

  • cosmeticaKourt-DPLG
    Posted at 14:02h, 02 December

    So readable some good stuff here, love the clothes too particularly that red chiffon number, all put together so well

    Good read xoxo

  • Mika
    Posted at 16:31h, 02 December

    Fabulouso!! 👌🏽