lunedì 31 agosto 2015

L'altalena del sorriso

I like crazy people, they scent of life.
I like strange people. Those who laugh without a reason and crying just because they feel like it.
I like those who say what they think, without sounding stupid. Those who can recount and choose words with taste.
I like those who dare and who are not afraid of what people think.
I like the special people. Those that you admire but do not know them. Those that stand out, but with elegance.
I like beautiful people, inside. And those who preserve the wonder of children.
I like those in black and white. Changing mood but then, at the end, choose to be happy.
I like strong people. Those who fall and get up, without too many problems.
I like people who laugh loud, and who can make me laugh. Those that fix you a long time and not know why.
I like real people. Those who dream and told it in the eyes. Those traveling without ever starting. Those who are with the mind elsewhere.
I like people who love and when they choose to love, they love to distraction. Those who live, really live.
And I like to think that it takes little to return children. A swing where rocking for hours with a sweet thought, that draws on the face that curve called smile.

giovedì 27 agosto 2015

5 trend per l'autunno/inverno 2016

I have avoided writing the article about the fall/winter 2016 trends like the plague, I admit. I turned around there for days, carefully analyzing all the trends (gipsy dresses, optical prints etc.), but in the end I refused. I will no make a list of all that "trash", the only word (granted) that I would say about it is: CIRCUS.
Really, I do not know what some designers have smoked to create collections so bad (this is my opinion of course) that, if I have to be honest, I would not wear even under the use of drugs.
So I simply draw a mini list of what I like

lunedì 24 agosto 2015

Sophia Webster Barbie Collection

If you have always dreamed of wearing the Barbie's shoes, the famous doll with soft blond hair all dressed up and rigorously in pink, that accompanied our childhood, now your dream will become reality.
The famous shoes designer, Sophia Webster, has made an ironic, romantic and strictly pink collection, for woman and child, born from the collaboration with the well-known brand of toys.
The key elements? But those of the Barbie's world, of course! Elegance and irony, glossy-plastic effect and the inevitable pink-pop.
The models range from ultra feminine décolleté to slip on and comfortable sneakers.
Heels that look like candy, pastel colors, black and white comics, and butterfly wings. A riot of imagination and creativity, as any creation of Sophia Webster.
The collection will be available from August 27 at the store Selfridges London. At this point it is better to schedule a week end in London... who come with me?! ;)

venerdì 21 agosto 2015

INSTA-SUMMER

Summer. What is summer? (And do not tell me a season!). An ice cream, a smile, a warm embrace, the scorching sun, the long dresses and fluttering skirts, a kiss, the palm trees, the nights spent talking, the stars. And then the sea, laughs, parties on the beach, sunsets that fall in love, the joy of living, the songs of the moment, dancing and belting as if this summer would never end.
Yes, it is the season of light-heartedness, the lightness of mind, that sometimes it really needs to go back to being free and light, the soul, like a butterfly in a field of corn (or sunflower).

mercoledì 19 agosto 2015

GUCCI Interlocking Shoulder Bag

I've never been a fan of Gucci handbags (and the brand in general, removed a few exceptions), I have to admit it, but when I saw the new "born" in the Florentine fashion house, it was love at first sight!
Interlocking is called and it is the new shoulder bag of pre-fall collection by Gucci.
The initials of the maison decorate the central part of this refined bag, enriched by a chain that makes more sophisticated any look.
Several variants, include the "basic" version in brushed leather polished, a more sophisticated suede with studs, a veiled python version and colored by hand and other models karung snakeskin. The hand finished edges are the ultimate in quality and sophistication, attributes that make GUCCI Interlocking Shoulder Bag a real gem. Not by chance has already won the reputation of It-bag, also it won a spot on my list of "bags to buy" (sooner or later).

lunedì 17 agosto 2015

Bucket List: cose da fare prima di morire

We only live once, and "this time" we have to make it a masterpiece. We have goals, desires, dreams to fulfill. So the other day, as I sipped my water and mint under the umbrella, by the sea, I started thinking about all that series of "things" that I would like to do before I die. The result was a list that does not include the wishes already made (it would come too long), but only those to be realized, so to keep them in mind and to try to begin to make "reality" even now.
Are you curious? Here is it:

1. Fall in love with Istanbul
2. See the lemurs in Madagascar
3. Write a book (work in progress ...)
4. Go to the airport and catch the first flight
5. Meditate before the immensity of the Rift Valley, Kenya

giovedì 13 agosto 2015

Christian Louboutin e il rossetto lussuoso

Christian Louboutin, the man most beloved by women, has made another of his.
Well yes, if last year he made us all fall in love with the nailpolish, whose packaging reminds its famous/ beautiful/high stiletto, this time he decided to make us lose the head with lipsticks.
The French designer, in fact, has just introduced a lipsticks line, available from next September, that each beauty addicted will long more than anything else in the world. A collection consisting of 38 shades of red declined in three different finish to satisfy any woman: Silky Satin, Velvet Matte and Sheer Voile.
A work of art, like all his creations however. So beautiful that it's almost a shame to use them.
Inspired by the Babylonian, the packaging, in fact, is designed to make them even more unique and inimitable: the gold becomes the protagonist, mixed to a game of slots, materials and textures, thus creating not only a visual experience but also tactile.
On the cap of the lipstick a ring, where to pass a tulle, satin and velvet tape, and wear it like a jewel.
The one and only Rouge Louboutin, declined in three different finish, it will differ for the packaging, which will not be gold but black.
"This precious object will be coveted and envied by others. It' ll think of a bag full of rare and precious stones, the same that we could find in the cave of Ali Baba and obviously will arouse lust and desire... and is done for be stolen." C. Louboutin

lunedì 10 agosto 2015

Sognavo l'Africa

Africa is the place where, in the evening when the sun sets and the air is fresh and filled of strange sounds, you can close your eyes and smile at peace, such as who has finally returned home.
Africa is in the sky, in the land and in the people. People of Africa moving slow but they stir your heart, they shake your soul.
However you are, iron or clay, Africa shapes you. Holding you or return you to the sender, with something you have not, but now you're missing.
Africa is the fear and certainty. The courage and recklessness.
I left my heart in Africa, I placed it under an acacia tree in the middle of the savannah. Since I left I have not heard of him. Sometimes, from here, I feel as if it had a scratch by a raptor. Sometimes I hear a bit, as if it had bitten by a lion.
I left my heart in Africa and the last time I saw it, from the airplane window, ran along with a gazelle.
Sometimes I feel a pain in the leg, as if it had hunted down by a cheetah but my heart is alive, because in Africa it is never afraid.
 My heart is safe, in Africa has found love. The real one.
I left my heart there, where I know I can come back.
Africa saved my life. Although it will take a few more years to "close" with this useless world and go back to my savannah, in my life full, I dream Africa with my African skirt created by the talented designer Stephanie Atieno, a skirt that comes to magical nights in the savannah, and I'm quiet, because I know where to go and I know I will get there. Again. Forever.

sabato 1 agosto 2015

Home: la casa al mare

The smell of salt air, the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks and the rays of a hot sun coming through the windows, through the white curtains. So Dalani made me imagine my sweet awakening, with the summer must have.
A dream that I always cradle: a beach house, all white and blue, reminiscent of Greece, with shells and red coral scattered. The home of relaxation and peace, magical nights watching the moon and look at the stars, evening dinners on the terrace with friends, including fluffy blue and white pillows in which "sink" with lots of laughter .
Lightweight fabrics, such as linen and cotton, speak of freshness, that the skin needs after being kissed, for hours, by the sun. Those kisses that have the taste of salt.
Seahorses and starfish, the essential elements to recreate the fascinating underwater world, where the night still echoes the song of the sirens, which always bewitch the sailors.
And I imagine myself there, on that terrace overlooking the sea, with white shorts and a white & blue striped shirt (style "sailor" will always remain evergreen all summer!), to sip a warm cappuccino in my cup with marine motifs designed, and to breathe life...with eyes full of wonder and love.