Bahahamas

DSC_0355 It’s finally vacation! The Bahamas are breathtaking and the sea is spectacular. This is the view from my room at the Cove Atlantis in Paradise Island. Matching with the panorama, is my outfit: blue, white and black. The evening here is a little cooler, so the cardigan on my shirt and printed shorts was needed. DSC_0339 DSC_0350 DSC_0353 DSC_0360 DSC_0354 DSC_0348 DSC_0338 DSC_0343 DSC_0352 DSC_0362 DSC_0341 DSC_0340 DSC_0345 DSC_0351

Shirt: Topshop

Bag: Kenzo

Shorts: from a cute little shop in Cannes

Ring: Giolina & Angelo

Sandals: Capri

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ROUGE Absolute

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Inspired by the iconic Valentino ‘red’. A desire shared by every woman: to transform their signature piece into a unique and personal item. Valentino “Red Absolute Signature” does just that. Red items can now be personalized with as many initials and symbols as you like. I am already fond of the entire collection, starting with the red leather studded bracelet I personalized with my initial “M”. DSC_0303 DSC_0320 16159-women-s-accessories-rouge-absolute-signature 16140-women-s-accessories-rouge-absolute-signature DSC_0312 16144-women-s-accessories-rouge-absolute-signature DSC_0306 16146-women-s-accessories-rouge-absolute-signature DSC_0316 DSC_0308 DSC_0315

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The Face is an Obsession

Kenzo iPhone covers were one of the topics of discussion today at lunch- I know, not a very profound topic, but since I’ll be flying to NY in a couple of days, it i best to know what small gifts my friends would like best. While talking to them, I just started to list all of the objects, whether clothes, accessories or shoes, that I own with the eye designed on it. It was quite amusing to look at their rather shocked faces… i can imagine them thinking “ok.. we’ve lost her…there must be something wrong with Marti”. Frankly, I’ve come to a reasonable conclusion: there is no reasonable conclusion. It must be a phase. But then again a pretty long phase to be honest. I am in love with eyes in very literal and figurative meaning of the word: who couldn’t be- “eyes are the window to the soul”. Anyway, this will not only be about eyes: we’re up to reach a whole new level- it’s the eyes and the LIPS together! Saint Laurent SS2014 has the perfect lips, Kenzo has the perfect eyes, and Delfina Delettrez has the perfect both.

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My Kenzo loves.

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Saint Laurent SS 2014

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Delfina Delettrez

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Maxxi-Mize My Day

foto 4 The national museum of the 21st Century Art: the Maxxi. The Maxxi is indeed a form of art itself; its architectural structure is unbelievable: tunnels that funnel light to whole rooms and labyrinths of stairs and corridors to explore exhibition by exhibition. The concept of art here is not the beauty and perfection of its figure, yet the crude and perhaps harsh conceptual reality behind each photograph, sculpture , canvas or installation. A friend and I decided to go to the Maxxi museum yesterday afternoon. There is no concrete reason why we decided to go there, just a strong drive to  go visit something new. And we were not disappointed. There was a lot to reflect upon, a lot to think about. The Maxxi, maximized my day and I could not have been happier.  foto 3 copia 4 foto 2 copia 2 foto 2

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I was wearing Jbrand jeans, Givenchy pandora bag, Bershka blazer and fur gilet.

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But first, let us take a #selfie

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Getting Ready

Some of you lucky people already have had, or are currently on spring break. I unfortunately still have two weeks of intense studying to go… However, eating like its the 25th of December is now out of the question. Most importantly, because I am going to the Bahamas and New York in two weeks (can’t wait!). Secondly summer is just around the corner. Healthy is just what I need. No drastic diet. No killer training. Just healthy, balanced lifestyle. Here are a couple of my favorite healthy foods and drinks:

1. Fruit smoothies are the perfect drink (without milk) . More so, carrot and apple smoothies, perfect to prepare your skin for intense tanning (I know it doesn’t sound as good, but believe me it’s delicious):

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At Ciampini in Rome

 

2. Water, ginger and lemon (helps for digestion and purifies the skin)

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3. Blueberries: are antioxidant

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4. Cous Cous with cooked vegetables (carrots, zucchini, eggplant ecc.) : the perfect carbohydrate for your diet with much less calories than pasta or rice.

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5. Fennel (has anti-bloating properties) , olive and orange salad

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6. Check out Rossella Catapano‘s instagram for some of her super-healthy #foodporn adorned with her jewelry! I also got inspired by her plates, and here are some of my favorites:

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Coffe, tepid water with lemon, corn cakes, almonds and chocolate with nuts

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Guacamole

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Cuttlefish, black rice, carrots, red beets and zucchini

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Dates, walnuts, green tea, pomegranate and dark chocolate

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Pink grapefruit, rice cakes, bananas and cereal

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I AM PORTER

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Who wants to be the covergirl girl for the coolest fashion magazine of the moment? I want to! And, I think I can answer for almost all of you. Yes, we all do. Then, why not?  As you might have noticed on Instagram Porter magazine has been issuing a challenge for twice now: download the app “I am Porter”, and issue by issue, create a cover of Porter magazine, as you wish.

Here are my two Porter covers so far, one for each issue:

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My mom, the covergirl

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In honor of Lady Gaga’s ArtPop issue out on Friday the 4th

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Green Green Everywhere

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“Green is the color of balance and growth. It can mean self-reliance. It also means learning and harmony. Green is a safe color. Grass green is the most restful color. It symbolizes self-respect and well-being”

Be it the weather, be it spring or be it for “growth”, “harmony” and “balance” that us teenagers are constantly trying to obtain, I have just realized that recently everything around me is green. From green grass, plants and tress, to green outfits and green bags. I am starting to get increasingly into using colors that add brightness to my looks, replacing the blacks and grays I’ve been using all winter long. Green is the new black.

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Topshop sweater, Jbrand skinny leather coated pants, Loewe bag.

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Outfit from Missoni event.

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New vintage Gianfranco Ferre clutch

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Wish list bag: M2Malletier

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Ciao Karlito Fendi

c0537cc7tw1ee4nzusejrj20go0go40mAs soon as mini Karlito made its debut on the FW 2014 Fendi runway, we all knew he was going to be the star of the show. Confidently strutting  alongside Cara, I fell in love with the new version of the now viral Fendi Bag bug: the ‘mini’ fur reproduction of the iconic Karl Lagerfeld. “Mini”, yet, not so small, Karlito is almost longer than Cara’s head. He makes a statement and can stand by itself. There is no need to add him to a bag, even though, he looks very well on a 2jours. Since I am obsessed with these Fendi fur goodies, I already started to research a little about where and when he will be available in shops. I found out Karlito will need to be pre-ordered at Fendi with a cost of 1200 euros (aproximately), and available in three colors: pink (as seen on Cara), green and red-orange. Karlito has just become the ultimate and most desirable of all Fendi bag bugs.XMTtjbm1pX2Ntc3BpY3R1cmU7aW1hZ2U7aWQ7NDk3NzE__W456H666R15BTRANSP___e58e8c89 Fendi-Buggie-Bag-Boy-Karlito-2-e1393272216877 un-omaggio-che-e-piaciuto-molto-a-kaiser-karl Fendi - Runway - Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014BhAbKuiIMAAKIKd W6vHW5hR1ESHiJqg BhkqkamCQAAbZT8.jpg-medium Cara-Delevingne-Karl-Lagerfeld-Fendi-Bag-Boy-Karlito-Milano-Fashion-Week sfilata-fendi-donna-ai-2014-15--look-1-150841_0x410 img-holdingfendibeauty_094733355617.jpg_article_singleimage

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Not a Colorless Night

martina montanari Lately there have been quite a few spring summer 2014 collection presentations here in Rome, and tonight, was in honor of Missoni. Missoni, with it’s colors, prints and geometrical shapes has inspired my outfit tonight. The dress (stolen goodie form my mother’s wardrobe), matched perfectly with the high belt with whom I experienced love at first sight. Tonight was not a colorless night, which reminds me that today was the first day of spring!! I selected the spider web bracelet, snake earrings and colorful dress to set my mood for this new season (hoping that my pollen allergy doesn’t get the best of me).

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Dress: Missoni

Belt and bag: Fendi

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Earrings: Marta Paolillo & Bracelet: Bernard Delettrez

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So Blue

DSC_0027 When the dress code is casual chic, I always tend to have some problems… is it more causal or more chic? How do you balance the two? I tried to mix… a simple semi-casual Topshop dress with a very very chic vintage Valentino pailettes jacket. Matching Fendi baguette, Stuart Weitzman heels and Marta Paolillo snake bracelet to wrap up the outfit. Bright, shiny black and bold electric blue, love the mixture.

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Marta Paolillo stingray snake bracelet

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Valentino jacket

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Usual #selfie

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