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FIRST DATE: HOW TO DRESS AND BEHAVE
17 May 2016
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FIRST DATE: HOW TO DRESS AND BEHAVE
First date with a man, one of those situations that are able to make a teenager, but also a forty-years-old woman, go haywire, because this is when you will decide if you want to see each other again or if everything finishes that night. Being able to give a good impression is fundamental also from the very first moment. Even if there are many factors which contribute to make us look intriguing, the way we dress is the first thing we show and tells something about us, and this is the reason why choosing carefully what to wear is so important. This doesn’t mean you have to overdress like you’re going to a wedding, but you don’t even have to underrate the occasion by wearing the first thing you find in your wardrobe. After you’ve decided how to dress at your first date you have to concentrate about how to...
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SHORT AND LARGE PANTS, DO IT YOURSELF
10 May 2016
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SHORT AND LARGE PANTS, DO IT YOURSELF
Short and large pants, these are the coolest of the moment. It will be like that even this summer, and if you love them like I do, this is the perfect post for you. I had difficulties in finding the perfect model for me because the middle calf length that almost every brand proposes is a measure that doesn’t suit well to me; and if you’re tall it goes some centimetres up and makes you look like a clown. I prefer them to be some centimetres longer, exactly under the calf, but it’s difficult to find this length. I won't continue talking about how to combine the short and large pants, also called culottes, because here you can already find my guide, now I will tell you how you can obtain easily ...
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PLATFORM SANDALS: YES, BUT BE CAREFUL
5 May 2016
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PLATFORM SANDALS: YES, BUT BE CAREFUL
Platform sandals and huge volumes are the new trends for shoes and for the second year in a row the trendiest proposals are going this direction. I admit that, when I saw this trend on the catwalk, at first I got perplexed because I didn't feel like putting on my feet those shoes which looked like a hood because of their dimensions, and then, when I saw that the trend was gaining success among those teenagers with a boor style I definitely decided it wasn't for me. Nevertheless, despite my reasoned decision, an unknown force continued to work in my mind until last week when, after a moment of compulsive shopping, I surrendered and I bought a pair of platform sandals. And I love them. I can’t wait to wear them and I’ve already played in front of the mirror by creating some combinations that make them look chic and apt also for a...
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MIX TEXTILES: HERE THE METHOD
1 May 2016
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MIX TEXTILES: HERE THE METHOD
Mix textiles, the lighter ones that are typical of hot seasons and the tough ones of winter, this is the secret to dress in a glamour way during the mid-season. I guarantee that this is one of the most chic combination that can be done and it’s also apt for everyone because it’s enough to mix the summer wardrobe with the winter one. This year is perfect to test this kind of combination because spring is not really spring, there are cold temperatures in the morning and in the evening and it seems summer in the middle of the day. So, if you’ve followed my tips about how to reorganize the wardrobes without separating the clothes according to their season, you should have everything you need to begin immediately to mix textiles and make some experiments. My favourite combination is ...
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FIESSO D'ARTICO: LOUIS VUITTON OPENS
28 April 2016
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FIESSO D’ARTICO: LOUIS VUITTON OPENS
Fiesso d'Artico is a small town near Venice, situated just in the hearth of the Brenta coastline, where the Louis Vuitton jewels factory is located. It’s a huge parallelepiped made of cement and glass that was designed by the Swiss architect Jean-Marc Sandrolini. Here the production of elegant women shoes, mocassin, sneakers and classic shoes for men is concentrated and, around a wonderful courtyard, there are the style office, the manufacturing laboratories, the formation centre and an amazing gallery of contemporary art. On the 21st and 22nd of May, upon booking, it will be possible to visit these places for free, discovering what makes the Made in Italy so famous in the world. In this post I talk about Fiesso D’artico in a specific way, because, since I live in Veneto, it’s the nearer one, but actually the ...
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SILK SHIRT: 3 REASONS FOR BUYING IT
25 April 2016
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SILK SHIRT: 3 REASONS FOR BUYING IT
Silk shirt, or also blouse, it’s one of garments you need to have in your wardrobe and you should invest without caring too much about the money you need to spend, maybe you can buy it during the sales period or when there are some promotions. I write especially for those women who prefer to wear pants and don’t feel like wearing high heels every day to make an outfit more feminine. It’s a matter of fact, pants and flat shoes make you look sporty in the best cases, and in the worst ones you look like a tomboy. So, on the list of things that an organized wardrobe needs, the silk skirt cannot lack, for the following three reasons:
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SPRING WEDDING: DISOBEY TO BON TON
17 April 2016
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SPRING WEDDING: DISOBEY TO BON TON
Spring wedding, or whatever kind of ceremony, and it’s nerves crisis, at least for me. Fortunately all of my friends have never got married or had children, except for one, so I’ve received very few invitations to this kind of events. This year I’ve been invited and as the cherry on top, the event is in April, one of those periods known to be so variable that forecasting always goes wrong. So, how should a person who receives an invitation for a spring wedding dress? And especially, how can you organize in advance, if in this period there can be 25 degrees and a shining sun or also an unexpected snow storm? I found a solution, already verified some years ago, I was so satisfied with it that I will trust it even this time. The secret is ...
HIGH HEELS WITHOUT PAIN: HERE WHAT REALLY WORKS
14 April 2016
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HIGH HEELS WITHOUT PAIN: HERE WHAT REALLY WORKS
High heels, worn for hours without feeling pain or suffering. This is one of the most typed key phrases into the net and I don’t find difficult in believing it, every woman would like to know the secret to obtain that. Looking at the results given by Google, you will laugh a lot and I hope that the people who wrote some articles wanted just this reaction, otherwise I don’t know how it could be explained. There’s someone who advises to put the shoes into the refrigerator and someone who believes that putting some vaseline inside the shoes is miraculous. Apart from the fact that I don’t have a refrigerator big enough, I don’t think that my wonderful velvet shoes would like a treatment like that and not even my hand-painted ankle boots. And it’s now that I want to start with the first piece of advice that really works about how to ...
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JUNGLE PATTERN: FOR WOMEN WHO NEVER NEED TO ASK
10 April 2016
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JUNGLE PATTERN: FOR WOMEN WHO NEVER NEED TO ASK
Jungle pattern, when people talk about this pattern they usually refer to that kind of print which reminds of the luxuriant and wild vegetation that is typical of virgin forests. Sometimes, together with all those leaves, there can be also flowers and tropical animals, toucans and parrots are the most popular. Generally, these prints are very fancy and showy, they instil joy of living in the person who wears them and, thanks to their explosion of colours, they are perfect especially for summer. The jungle pattern is also a “grrrr” alternative for people who don’t like a lot the bon ton and romantic style of flowers pattern, but anyway they want to have the pleasure to dress colourful sometimes. Even if I’m often dressed in black, I wear it quite gladly, especially if staying away from the...
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LOOKING YOUNGER WITHOUT BEING RIDICULOUS
3 April 2016
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LOOKING YOUNGER WITHOUT BEING RIDICULOUS
Looking younger is everybody’s dream, both men and women, especially after the age of 40. This is the age when you start being hard to yourself and regretting your lifestyle, which is not very healthy maybe. A famous proverb says that when you’re 20 you have the face God gave you, when you’re 40 you have the one you deserve and if it’s true that DNA really matters on how you get older, also our behaviours, even regarding exercises, are able to keep us fit while looking younger. But no fear, if your lifestyle has always been the opposite from a healthy one, there are many small tips to follow which can help you. Here you won’t find tips to look like a....
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MID SEASON: ESSENTIAL GARMENTS
29 March 2016
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MID SEASON: ESSENTIAL GARMENTS
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LATEX: FETISH BECOMES TRENDY
22 March 2016
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LATEX: FETISH BECOMES TRENDY
Latex, fetish becomes trendy and I had expected it. Some years ago, while I was in Berlin, city I love, I went into a sexy shop with a friend of mine because we knew it had an entire floor dedicated to latex clothing. Since we’re both big lovers of leather pants and the contrast between polish and opaque knitwear, we thought about the latex as a natural evolution of this combination and we believed to find something with this combination which was apt to be worn even to go to work, as we were in the innovative Berlin, capital of fetish. Unfortunately, it was a big failure because there was just extreme club lingerie and trivial leggings, nothing we were looking for. I came back home thinking I was crazy and exaggerated in trying to be different and innovative. Then, in recent months, I've seen....
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LEATHER TAILCOAT: INTELLIGENT SHOPPING
20 March 2016
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LEATHER TAILCOAT:INTELLIGENT SHOPPING
Tailcoat, do you know that male jacket used for formal events with two swallow tails on the back? I have one, or better I have a black leather version of the classic male mode. Some weeks ago, while I was chilling and surfing the net, I entered Luna’s blog. She had just published an outfit post where she was wearing the tailcoat, combined with some cuissardes in a very gutsy way. I had an intuition because I remembered having one, which I had already worn and photographed, but without giving it the right importance. I put remedy with this post in which I will highlighted how it is intelligent to me to buy or invest in particular items, out of the schemes and especially that can’t be identified with a precise trend.
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URBAN PHOTOGRAPHY: HERE IS ANDREA
15 March 2016
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URBAN PHOTOGRAPHY: HERE IS ANDREA
Urban photography in Verona. Today I would like to talk about a brand new collaboration that started just a week ago, casually and unexpectedly. I imagine you’ve already understood that I’m introducing you to a new photographer, but not an ordinary one. When I told him “I hate romantic style, and also the twinkly one. I want a rock result” looked me in the eyes and understood me immediately. It’s not so simple, you know?! Who knows me, also knows my big passion for contemporary art, and so even photography, especially the industrial and urban style. I can’t do nothing, the grey glaze of smog, the chimneys of factories or steel mills, the cement details of the cities are able to ...
JEANS: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
10 March 2016
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BLUE JEANS: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Jeans, jeans e jeans again. I've used to wear them many times a week since I was a baby, and 30 years have already passed. I don’t know how many pairs I’ve bought, large or tight-fitting, short or long, dark blue or worn out blue, ripped or not, well I haven’t miss anything and I can say I have a pluriannual experience about both the purchase and the maintenance. Let’s start saying that the denim or the jeans canvas is a textile made of cotton and blue linen, while jeans is just the model of the pants, independently from the textile: copper rivets, central metal button and 5 pockets, the two on the back are attached on the cloth. During the years, the word jeans has begun to be used in the world to identify just different models of the denim pants. I will talk about these today, about which details you need to pay attention when you buy them and which tricks you should trust in order for them to keep their appeal throughout the years.
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LONG JACKET: SAVING MONEY IS FORBIDDEN
8 March 2016
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LONG JACKET:SAVING MONEY IS FORBIDDEN
Long jacket, here it is one of the garments we all need. When I saw the collections for this spring-summer season in September I noticed the presence of the long jacket on many catwalks: long until under the bum, often black or dark grey and double-breasted. Many brands have proposed it and the one who stroke me the most was by Acne Studios, worn as a short robe manteau, so during the sales period I bought one which has a beautiful cut, in fact the jacket is one of the garments on which you should never save money. With a bad cut you’ll look like if you were hunchbacked or hung to a coat hanger. As I always say, no one obliges us to do nothing, so you buy a high quality garment at full price or when on sale, maybe by giving up other things, it doesn’t matter how, or if you can’t afford it, it’s certainly better to avoid buying it. Why should we buy something that makes us look ugly? Did the doctor tell you to do that?...
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CHUNKY HEEL: GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
2 March 2016
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CHUNKY HEEL: GIRL’S BEST FRIEND
Chunky heel, squared, large, stable and not higher than 10 centimetres; the most popular is the middle one, but also high versions are very comfortable. I’ve always loved and worn very happy this kind of heels and I was happy when I saw this trend on the catwalks some seasons ago. The chunky heel is women’s best friend because it allows us to wear a high heeled pair of shoes comfortably, both during the day at work, and in the evening for happy hours or dinners with friends, practically a dream and a trend you can’t slip off. By now, the only one alternative to the stiletto were wedge heels and who doesn’t like them like me had a few possibilities. Instead, with the proposal of shoes and sandals with chunky heel we can ....
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HEM OF DIFFERENT LENGTHS: MODERN AND GUTSY
28 February 2016
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HEM OF DIFFERENT LENGTHS:MODERN AND GUTSY
Hem of different lengths. When you dress, there’s a very important detail in order to obtain a gutsy and modern result without exceeding, and this is the hem of different lengths. It’s fundamental to highlight small particulars if you love the minimal chic style like me. In fact, it’s characterized by simple and clean lines and the risk of looking trivial is always around the corner. The hem of the dress or the coat of different lengths is one of the things that makes the difference between a classical and old-fashioned look and a fresher and younger one. There are many women who, in order to look more modern and young, entrust the flamboyance, or eccentric clothes which are often not chic or risky combinations that are absurd, and there’s nothing more wrong because in the majority of cases you obtain....
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