While walking around the center of Rome, and while browsing the web in search of new trends that might possibly inspire you, I discovered that Jeffrey Campbell has recently launched an innovative platform sneaker selection, which has rapidly spread throughout the world, and is now becoming popular among fashionable teenagers. I love how this successful brand, known for its daring, pompous, chic heeled shoes, has now turned its attention to sneakers, which are most definitely more comfortable than pumps. Rather than designing just any other sneaker, the brand has chosen to incorporate their usual characteristic of giving height but this time through the use of a platformed sole, instead of using heels. These comfy sneakers come in several different patterns with various decorations, including my favorite style, with studs. I have found out that there are actually numerous places in Rome where you can purchase these sneakers, such as Bagheera Boutique, Lemlò, and Luisa Via Roma.
One of my favorite times of the year has come along with its shower of couture gowns, sparkling diamonds and overjoyed celebrities ready to present their movies at the Cannes film festival. Usually, this time of the year if pretty sunny in Cannes, but the festival was opened the other night with quite a storm. The opening movie of the festival was the long-awaited version of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo di Caprio (need I say more?). Anyway, this was quite a coincidence for me as I am reading the F. Scott Fitzgerald book now, I am on chapter 7, and I could not have imagined a better Mr. Gatsby than Mr. Di Caprio. I don’t know about the movie but I am loving the book and as soon as I finish it I am definitely going to see the movie. An additional reason why I want to go see the movie is that the costumes were all designed by the one and only Miuccia Prada. I have seen a couple of pictures of the dresses and I really look forward in seeing them in 3D. Apart form The Great Gatsby and the rain, Cara Delevingne particularly caught my eye, as she always does, with her innate sense of style and elegance wearing a to-die-for burberry dress.
Leonardo di Caprio, Carey Mulligan in Dior Haute Couture and Tobey Maguire
Cara was wearing a Burberry dress with Chopard jewels.
This weekend I went for a trip to the beautiful city of Genoa in northern Italy where I visited the most ancient and interesting parts of the city, had a ride on the famous ‘Bigo’ from where you can see all of the city, ate a lot and took advantage of my stay in the city to visit all of the amazing Andrea Morando shops in Genoa and in the nearby cities. Unfortunately the weather was not great, but I adored my stay in Genoa as I was and still am fascinated by the perfect combination of sea, history and urban life present. I really hope to go back soon! Here is a quick day by day photographic journal:
Me and my beautiful mom.
I was wearing: Urban Outfitters sweater (already seen here), Giorgio Armani bags (from the Andrea Morando shops) and Seven for all Manking jeans.
Day 2: Outfit #1
I was wearing: Etro blazer, Jimmy Choo clutch and Equipment blouse (All from the Andrea Morando shop)
I was wearing: Armani black and white shirt and gilet, Prada heels, Jbrand jeans and Jimmy Choo bag (from the Andrea Morando shop).
Day 3:In Santa Margherita
I was wearing: Gucci bag, Hich leather jacket (from the Andrea Morando shop), Jbrand Jeans and NSF sweater.
As you all know, I am quite obsessed with iPhone covers and have been collecting them for a very long time. I have recently discovered Puro, an all-Italian brand that produces simple yet high quality telephone covers for Androds, iPhones and tablets. I own two really cool Puro covers that I enjoy matching with my clothes so here they are:
1. Rainbow Cover iPhone 5 Red:
Rainbow Cover matched with: Chanel transparent bag (courtesy of mom’s wardrobe), Ysl red mini bag, Chanel fire nailpolish and Beats by Dr Dre
2. Skull Cover iPhone 5 Pink:
Skull cover matched with: Jimmy Choo bag and Mito sunglasses.
~ Cover up you iPhone Italian Style~ I encourage all of you to buy at least one!
I recently discovered a new fun fashion trend called Seapunk style, which distinguishes itself from most innovative fashion movements due to the fact that it predominantly favors the colors turquoise & green and themes that are maritime related, even including mermaids. A technicolor mixture of all articles of clothing, this unique fashion trend has been brought about lately by fashionistas such as Rihanna and Azealia Banks. Many well known fashion houses, such as Chanel, have also been inspired by this trend, as seen in the Chanel Resort 2013 collection. In honor of the Seapunk movement, performers such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani have also been dyeing their hair blue and green, while wearing tie-dyed articles of clothing. The seapunk trend also includes mirrored circled glasses, aquatic animal tattoos, and yin-yangs.
Here is an easy outfit I chose online that will definitely help you approach the sea punk trend this season, and yet, in this case, it is not overly flashy!
Current/Elliot Women’s Tie Dye Ankle Skinny Jeans, available at Jules; Seven London Pendant Necklace, available at ASOS; Proenza Schouler Tie Dye Cotton Jersey Top, available at Net-A-Porter; Ray-Ban RB 3025 Large Metal Aviator, available at Ray-Ban; Dezso Tulum Flamingo Sky Pouch, available at Latitude; Tabitha Simmons Early Suede Ankle Boots, available at MyTheresa.
Yesterday I was invited at Veronica Toscano‘s opening of her new shop in Rome. Veronica is a new roman designer who started creating her own collections in 2009. Now she has finally opened her very first shop in Rome at Via Cola di Rienzo after selling for a couple of years her collections at some of the coolest shops in Rome and all over Italy. I adored the way the shop was adorned, and it was clear how every detail had been carefully taken care of and each item meticulously selected.
Recently I am obsessed with black and white geometric outfits, so I used my new Reed Krakoff bag I recently bought in NY as an inspiration for my outfit. For the shop opening I was wearing: ba&sh black and white shirt I bought in Paris, Zara blazer, Jbrand high waisted leather coated jeans, Underground creeper shoes and Reed Krakoff mini Atlantique bag.
Me and my lovely dog posing before leaving for the opening.
Here are a couple of pictures of the Veronica Toscano shop:
This Saturday, I decided to take advantage of the spring weather and stroll around the center with some friends, after visiting the Helmut Newton exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. I have recently become a fan of the German-Austrialian fashion photographer and for those of you who don’t know, I myself enjoy taking pictures. His photos for many years filled the pages of major fashion magazines in Europe and in USA including Vogue, Stern, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire. After the show, I tried out this trendy restaurant in Via Borgognona that I recently discovered, called Ginger, an innovative approach to a french bistro. Then there was some time to enjoy the sunshine along the Tevere river walkway.
Here are some pictures I took during the day:
Model wearing a Yves Saint Laurent suit
Elsa Peretti in her apartment in NYC
I was wearing: Urban Outfitters top, LF high waisted shorts, Boden jacket, Lemlò boots, LF necklace, Anthropology silver ring, Zara bag & Mondelliani sunglasses.
Hey The Style Saviour followers, since my return from The Big Apple, a big change has occured: I have just today started a collaboration with the famous Andrea Morando shops in northern Italy and I will publish posts also on their blog twice a week, so make sure to go on http://www.andreamorando.it/blog/ to stay updated with the latest fashion news. I am so excited about this new collaboration!
I have in fact published today a post on the Andrea Morando blog today introducing myself, go check it out and tell me what you think about it!
I just landed today back home in Rome after spending spring break in New York City. The vacation was lovely as I adore spending time there. Here is a quick photographic journal of my week in The Big Apple.
Me and Ludo
New rings with Ludo.
Here are cakes shaped as iconic bags at the International Culinary Center downtown: I had to take a picture of this woman, her outfit was crazy, but somehow she managed to pull it off.
My lovely new mini green Celine matching the Starbucks logo.
Before going to the gym.
My apartment had the best paintings…
I also visited Columbia University (It would be a dream to go there for college.)