This is the kind of look I'm happiest wearing - it's ladylike, it's pulled together and, of course, it includes a pair of 4 inch heels. I have long been a lover of pencil skirts and pussy bow blouses, and when I wear them together I feel like it's my birthday. Add a blood red lipstick (Lancome Rouge Absolu) and a pair of classic Christian Dior mules in black patent leather and I can conquer the world ;)
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Never mind the rural setting of my pictures, this post was inspired by her majesty Blair Waldorf herself. My new bodycon sweater dress by Blackfive was perfect for the occasion: it is sexy, but in a good girl kind of way, and the pearls I wore with it and its detachable sparkling white collar add a touch of everyday elegance. I rarely wear red - there is no particular reason why, I just don't - but I fell head over heels in love with the rich wine red color of this dress. I can already see it becoming one of my go to outfits this season. In the colder months I'm planning to wear it with one of my wool coats - it will look gorgeous with black, white or navy blue. So let me know what you think! Do you love it as much as I do?
Monday, September 22, 2014
Until recently I have not realized the importance of a good set of makeup brushes. They really do make it much easier to apply make up and they also make the result look much more professional. I have to admit that when Francesca Larovere sent me this fabulous set of natural hair makeup brushes, I actually had to google how to use each of them correctly... It was definitely worth my time though, because I have learnt a few tricks and I can definitely see the difference in my make up: my skin texture appears more natural, my eyeshadows blend perfectly and my make up is much less messy overall. I decided to share my newfound knowledge with you, I hope you will find it as useful as I did.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
|The Mont Blanc, Cocco and me|
This third and last post of my vacation photo diary features a very special guest: my best friend, Cocco. He's been part of our family for almost a year now and even though he's weight (7 kg at the moment!) is making it increasingly difficult to carry him around, he always comes with us everywhere we travel. Those of you who follow me on Instagram might be familiar with the improbable positions he assumes on my lap while riding in the car... He loved staying at the Auberge De La Maison in Courmayeur just as much as we did, and breathing some fresh mountain air definitely did him good!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
When it comes to make up I am a very picky girl. I use more or less the same products all the time and I don't like to experiment a lot. With that being said, I was really excited to try the mineral make up sent to me by Mineralissima cosmetics, because they are made of natural ingredients, have no chemicals whatsoever and are not tested on animals - and I'm so glad I did, because they didn't disappoint.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
I'm definitely not the kind of girl that you will see in sweatpants too often, unless I'm at the gym, but when one is in the mountains I guess it counts as a sort of athletic activity, so this kind of attire might be excused, or even considered appropriate. For a day at the lovely Auberge De La Maison hotel in Courmayeur I wore a pair of harem sweatpants, my new Blackfive sweatshirt with a raised pattern and my trusty studded high-tops. I accessorized with a jewelled leather baseball cap I got in Ibiza a while ago, a classic Missoni scarf and my brand new leather and steel bangle by Italian brand Maineli. It's a very unique and modern design that goes well with both casual and elegant looks and which I'm really happy with. Also, it's made in Italy, which is always a plus. Let me know what you think about this unusually sporty look and have an amazing weekend!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
As I told you a few posts back, I'm spending a few days in Courmayeur, right at the foot of Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in the Alps. It's a truly magical place with breathtaking views around every corner. The warm hospitality of the staff in our hotel, Auberge de la Maison, is definitely making our trip even more memorable. Just imagine waking up in the morning to a breakfast prepared with amazing local ingredient, fresh bread and homemade pies filled with jam made with the fruit that grows in the garden right in front of you and eat it all while looking at the sparkling white snow on top of the Mont Blanc. Oh yeah...
Saturday, September 6, 2014
You can't really go wrong with a pair of skinny jeans and a black T-shirt. I always keep these pieces ready for busy or lazy days - you can basically accessorize this look with whatever you want, it's a perfect blank canvas. For a day in Forte dei Marmi I chose and oversized silk scarf in a vivid burnt orange color, a pair of everyday heels with a cleverly hidden platform and piled on some vintage jewelry. Let me know what you think and have a great weekend! ;)