Just like in March, the Dior shop in Rome organized a presentation of their new collection for its clients. This time it was the cruise collection, ah how I adore the cruise! Cruise collections are like an exotic vacation during winter, like when, on a cold autumn/winter day, you are suddenly materialized on the roads of St. Tropez, or more so, on a Cruise to the Cote D’Azur. Dior’s 2014 Cruise Collection is definitely the emblem of what can be defined as chic, effortless and colorful. As always Simons never fails to fulfill my expectations. My favorite pieces from the collection are the suits, both in red and in electric blue, the multicolor Lady Dior bag and the earrings.
It is time for another form of art to hit the pages of The Style Saviour… The fine arts. Fashion is about visual aesthetics that convey personality, individualism. Fashion makes a statement. Throughout the centuries, people have used fashion to express their emotions, lead revolutions. Fashion reflects you. You as a person, your point of view. So do the fine arts. Expression through the fine arts is one of the most creative and effective, yet challenging forms of communication. Like fashion, completely spontaneous and personal. Here, on these pages, is another small piece of me, some of my drawings, watercolors, one print and a self portrait collage.
Watercolors:Collage (Self-portrait):“Earth” without “art” is just “eh”.
Bling Ring, a movie directed by Sofia Coppola that does in fact show “just how insane fashion can get”. Inspired by true facts, based on Nacy Jo Sales’s article on Vanity Fair: “The Suspects Wore Louboutins”. The suspects did indeed wear Louboutin, but, not only… Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Dior. All of the major fashion brands were worn by the 5 members of the “Bling Ring”, a group of teenagers who stole clothes from the houses of some of the most well-know celebrities in LA. Wild and irrational teenagers, luxurious outfits and ‘infamous’ burglaries are the three aspects that characterize the “Bling Ring”. The fact that it is based on a true story is what left me a little perplexed: five teenagers so desperate for luxurious clothing to steal in celebrities houses and get away with it for quite a long time. Anyhow I loved the outfits. Here is the trailer and a couple of pictures:
My last show of the season was yesterday evening at Trussardi SS 2014 as today I’m going back to Rome. The location where the show was held was absolutely gorgeous as it was out in the open, probably one of my favorite locations of the season. Almost right in front of us, on the other side of the runway, there was one of fashion’s most influential icons: André Leon Talley. He is just amazing! I really liked this season’s Trussardi collection. I loved the leather on every outfit!
I was wearing: Proenza Schouler ps1 bag, Alexander Wang boots, Urban Outfitters skirt, Zara bomber and Kenzo iphone cover.
This morning at 10:30 I went to the Emporio Armani SS 2014 show. Needless to say it was 40 minutes late, however, it was just so much fun to just walk around and spot some celebrities or amazing street style outfits, I didn’t mind. I always enjoy E. Armani’s classical style and simplicity. This season it was all about pastels.
I was wearing: Zara skirt and jacket, Alexander Wang Rockie bag, Mito sunglasses and lace body. After the show we met up with a famous blogger from Istanbul: Maritsa(photo below on the right)
Yesterday was my second day in Milan and I went to the Fendi Spring Summer 2014 fashion show. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing, Fendi shows are usually my favorites and this year I loved it even more than the last! I absolutely adored the sheered tops and dresses, the bags, the shoes and the leather jackets. The collection was colorful overall mixing rose-tones with shades of blue and black.
I was wearing: Fendi Baguette, SPACE dress, Fendi leather jacket and Alexander Wang boots.
Yesterday I arrived in Milan for the SS 2014 Milan Fashion Week. As usual I take the fist day as a ‘relax day’ to go around Milan. During the day I went to the lovely Kenzo shop here, at la Rinascente and Excelsior. In the evening I went with a couple of friends at the Teatro alla Scala for the Vittorio Grigolo show and later went to eat at ‘Il Panino Giusto’. It was such an amazing day! Milan during the fashion week is so much fun, mostly as you walk around and see people dressed in all kinds of ways.
I was wearing a casual outfit: 7 for all Mankind jeans, Vans in leopard print, Homies sweatshirt from Urban outfitters, Alexander Wang Rockie bag and Mondelliani sunglasses.
As the title of the post says, it has really been a long time since I last posted. I have been really busy with school unfortunately starting again and summer coming towards an end. However, here is what I have been up to lately: after France, I went to a really cute island called Panarea in the Eolie islands where sleeping clearly wasn’t a priority as we had something to do all day and almost all night. However it was great! Panarea is such a gorgeous island, the sea is breathtaking, but what struck me the most was the relaxed boho-hippy style its inhabitants possess. Picture it: walking barefoot on the hot ground wearing nothing more than a ‘pareo’ and a bathing suit, wet wavy hair and a straw bag. After Panarea, i spent some time in Tuscany at my beach house and later went to Cortina in the Dolomites for some healthy fresh mountain air. Aaand now I’m back to Rome, back to reality and obviously preparing for Milan Fashion Week! Stay tuned, I will be posting soon from Milan to show you as usual the best runway looks, street style and outfits.
Just back yesterday from my 15-day vacation in the French Côte d’Azur I wanted to share with you a quick photographic journal to keep you updated. During these 15 days, me and a couple of other friends spent time in Antibes, Juin-les-Pins and Cannes, beaching, tanning, improving our french skills and obviously shopping a little and visiting the cities. I really enjoyed France, here are some pictures I took:
The reason why I have not posted in so long is because I was taking part in a conference that lasted about 15 days in Washington D.C and New York City. There, I discussed, along with 400 other students global political, economical and humanitarian problems and looked for solutions. Speakers from well-renowned universities and diplomats came to speak with us. One of the speakers that stroke me the most was Liz. She is a journalism graduate student who, in 2008 went to Uganda and with time and hard-work started her sandal company, Sseko Designs, that hires secondary school graduated women for a nine month period providing them an income in order to help them go on with their education. She used fashion in order to “empower and educate women”. I was impressed and deeply marked by her story and the strong-willed, spontaneous woman she demonstrated to be by leaving everything to help other women achieve their dreams. I have recently been interested in a ‘useful’ fashion, the kind of fashion that is not only busy in creating new trends and styles to satisfy its customers, but also in aiding people in need. The industry is so powerful nowadays that it can make a change. I already ordered the sandals online, they are gorgeous and you can wear them is so many ways! Here are a couple of pictures to show you.
Liz and some women working at Sseko.
A quote that inspired Liz to pursue her dream of helping women in Uganda.