And yes, I am talking about the Chanel SS 2015 fashion show. Just last week, I found myself spending about 15 minutes listening to Emma Watson’s UN speech as the ambassador of a new campaign promoting gender equality, which honestly struck me. Then, I remembered that I am actually writing my 4,000 word essay for school in French about the role the fashion world played in the acquisition of gender equality in France in the 1900s. I am really into the topic lately and, when just two days ago, a legitimate fashion revolution took place on “Boulevard Chanel” where models hit the road strictly wearing head-to-toe Chanel and holding banners and slogans, I was confirmed that gender equality is a topic that is earning quite a great deal of attention lately. Well, the fact that the “He for She” UN campaign is promoted by Mr. Lagerfeld is quite a biggie- and I felt part of it, in my own way, through my hard-to-write-4000 word essay… And can’t wait to get my hands on one of those mini activist Chanel bags!
A cute little cocktail at the Chanel boutique in Via de Babuino here in Rome. Here is a glimpse of what was going on tonight, red atmosphere, cocktails and background Dj set. Such a pleasant time to spend surrounded by this elegant ambience, and by the shop windows displaying one of my favorite Chanel collections: the F/W 2014 ready-to-wear.
What if gold/silver tattoos were finally on the market? What if, you wouldn’t have to worry about the permanence of a tattoo and just have fun applying a ton on you? For the last summer days, gold or silver tattoos are my new favorite thing. Lulu DK, a New York based brand sells skin applications that last about 5 days (I tried them) in gold and silver. I am a hopeless tattoo addict and jewelry stacker, and I found Lulu DK’s designs as an innovative way to mix my two favorite “accessories”, if you may, together.
This summer was all about beautiful panoramas, selfies and just a pinch of sport. Nothing better than the new, addicting must-have GoPro camera to picture the best moments. The GoPro has just become the ultimate new gadget everyone wants to have, and I must say, it is well worth buying. I am usually not a big fan of underwater or mini cameras because I always get the feeling that I would never be using anything except my phone to take pictures. I was surprised by how much I got addicted to this cute little camera. If anything, it takes awesome pictures, it is so small it can easily fit in the palm of your hand, it has a wifi that connects and downloads the pictures/videos you have just taken onto your cell phone, it is indestructible no matter what (which for a clumsy person like me, it is more than useful), it can go underwater, and, last but definitely not least, it shoots epic selfies. Here are some of my favorite summer GoPro shots from Sardinia, Cortina, London and Panarea.
A quick throwback to the beginning of summer when I was in London for the CSM short course. Actually, the outfit I was wearing was inspired by the Rude Boy exhibition I have wrote about in my previous post. London’s vibe made me want to suit up and dress down mixing sneakers and a tailored jacket. What can I say… I am starting to get a little nostalgic with my early summer days. Who else is craving for an endless summer?
I was wearing: Topshop jacket, Adidas sneakers, Jbrand jeans, Uniqlo shirt, Goyard bag, Miu Miu sunglasses and Dior tribal earrings.
Ever since the course at CSM and the visit to this amazing photography exhibition “The Return of the Rudeboy” by Dean Chalkley at Somerset house, I have started to be more and more interested in menswear fashion and style. I have always seen men dressed amazingly during mfw, but I honestly never paid that much attention to them. I was totally wrong. Taking inspiration from menswear for outfits has just become my favorite thing. Blazers, suits, shirts, shoes, I just love everything, but mostly I love the way in which, the Rudeboy exhibition juxtaposed classic and elegant elements to street ones. Take look at a couple of pictures I took of the exhibition! -ℳ
My week studying at Central St. Martins is now over and it has been one of the best fashion learning experiences of my life. The whole of last week I have been attending the Fashion Styling course at the Granary square building in London where I have been busy making a fashion editorial with a group of five other girls. Initially it was quite hard to come up with outfits and ideas that we all liked, however in the end we worked as a team and had the best result!! I tried to do my best with my modeling…. haha, but anyway overall I am very proud of our first fashion editorial! Our theme was “Rude Girl/ Rude Boy”, which we renamed “Mandemulus”. Here are a couple of photos of my experience:
We were able to take advantage of the cam library: archives of all fashion magazines dating back to the 1800s! And here is the end product:
* Disclaimer: the cigarette was only a prop used for the photographs. No real smoking was taking place.
My day in Bologna: rain, dentist and shopping. The camo outfit definitely contributed to the whole idea of going to ‘war’, and, to a certain extent it was true. In was one very full day: from 9 am to 5pm, my mother and I were in Bologna on a mother-daughter errand day.We roamed around the center of Bologna until after lunch, checking out our favorite shop: Ratti, and some other cute places. Then, right after lunch, we went to the usual monthly dentist appointment and after that, we were back in Rome. Despite the weather we had fun: both ready to face the rain with our camo green outfits. Camouflage is one print that can have many effects, make you look sporty, comfy and confident at the same time.
Dior new piercing
Dior (top two)
I was wearing:
Jacket: Veronica Toscano
My mom was wearing: Valentino shoes, Goyard bag, Armani jacket
After having been locked up studying in my room for about two weeks, it is finally time for my exams to be over. I think that the past two weeks have been amongst the longest two weeks of my life. As soon as I was free, my friends and I were finally able to visit the brand new Andy Warhol exhibition here in Rome at Palazzo Cipolla, the name of the place is ironically uninviting, subject of a few jokes on my side…. Anyway, jokes aside, the Warhol exhibition was spectacular, the juxtaposition of colors, shapes and silhouettes mind-blowing and the realization that most of what we love about art today is inspired by Warhol and his aesthetic enlightening. Warhol was the first one to enjoy taking selflies, even before the word ‘selfie’ was coined, he was inspired by fashion, personal fears, God, death, consumerism and celebrities, and ultimately became the king of Pop and contemporary art. Here are a couple of pictures I was sneakily able to take, clearly not respecting the “you cannot take pictures” warning. The paintings, prints and photographs were just too beautiful, I absolutely could not resist taking a couple of shots.
It is never an easy task to find the perfect bikini: they are either too tight, too small, too big or too normal. Every body is different, and a bikini not only has the duty to be sexy enough, but also has the absolute obligation to improve and enhance your figure in some way. Well, when you finally find the perfect one, it’s the best feeling in the world. You officially feel ready for the best season of all! This year I was lucky enough to find a new swimwear line that proved to be just right for me: I was able to find innovative shapes, fun prints and bright colors. Be sure to have a look at Amani Swimwear, you might just be as lucky as I was and find your new summer’s bikini. Most pictures taken from @AmaniSwimwear instagram page.