Bella Donna

Apr 15, 2016

Those who have been following my ramblings for some
time know how much I love the Italian style (actually
more than the French ;-)

I find their way of dressing a little more creative, sassy
and more fun than their French counterparts.
"La moda" to the Italian woman is exuded from within.

Even though rich design is in their history, their style is 
still unmistakeable.

I have both French and Italian girlfriends. 
If I am meeting a French friend, I can more or less guess what she will be wearing 
(in terms of style). If I meet with one of my Italian girlfriends, 
I never know what she will be wearing, and it will always have the “wow” factor. 
By “wow-factor” I don’t mean over-the-top, in a cocktail/frou-frou kind of way. 
I mean “Wow, how can she look so damn good just wearing jeans, 
a t’shirt and a butter soft leather jacket with matching bag, and not a Hermés scarf in sight?” 
My Italian friends never fail to astound me with their style. 

Here are some quick tips to create "la moda Italiana"

In Italy you learn quickly that
"less is more". Women tend to stick to muted 
shades during the day.

Margarita Missoni (Getty image)

Smart casual pants, heavy cashmere sweaters,
cosy wraps and FUR for Winter. Classic, crisp
white shirts, tailored pants and lots of accessories
for Summer

Monica Bellucci (Getty Image)

Italian women have an expert eye for mixing budget with
luxury brands; a handmade bag with an unknown cashmere
sweater is how roll.

Giovanna Battaglia (Getty Image)

Who would have thought trainers could look so glam!

I personally think Italian women are less
severe and more adventurous than their French
counterparts. They are more daring with the
"bella figura". A capri pant and low cut cardigan
would hit the mark in Milan

La Bella Figura (Getty Image)

Italian women have a strong fashion sense without ever
becoming "fashionistas". They always wear the right clothes 
for their age.......and always impeccable.

Anna Dello Russo (Getty image)
Biana Balti (Getty image)

Rings available here
I would love to know if you agree (and even
better if you don't ;-)


Monochrome Magic

Apr 6, 2016

It seems my two favourite colours are back in vogue;
did they ever go out I hear you asking.

via Bloglovin

Black and white was all over the Spring/Summer catwalks.

Calvin Klein Resort 2016

Absolutely LOVE this monochrome bikini

Earrings here and here

Grown up boho with Alice Temperley (2016)

White bag: Hermés (currently on my Summer wish-list)
Top right: Python clutch by Gigi New York (absolutely love ALL their products
especially their stationary and travel accessories. If ever my 
Husband is stuck for what to buy me, he knows to go straight here ;-)
Bottom Right: Anya Hindmarch

Statement Ring: here
Pendant: here


Someone who has been embracing the
monochrome trend recently ;-)

Would love to know if you will be embracing
the monochrome look this Spring or are
you ready to start rocking your pastels.