Saturday, May 23, 2015

WHAT I LINK #66

A nice and easy way TO EMBELLISH YOUR JEANS. {on afterdrk.com}

Do you already know that Leonardo DiCaprio and Paris Hilton FOUGHT FOR A CHANEL FLAP BAG? It was for charity, of course. {on fashion.telegraph.co.uk}

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GYMS AROUND THE WORLD. {on yahoo.com}

INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN SKINCARE AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS, I know it's hard because they're almost everywhere, even in expensive products. Personally, I decided to get rid of oxybenzone, which means I quit using BB creams. {on hellonatural.co}

PLACES WHERE YOU PROBABLY DON'T APPLY SUNSCREEN, WHILE YOU SHOULD. {on shefinds.com}

This Tumblr blog WILL MAKE YOU HUNGRY, for sure. {on tumblr.com}

VANS + DISNEY, I'm looking forward to seeing (and having) the collection. {on vans.com}




CHANEL FLAP BAG IN NEOPRENE WITH CAMELLIAS
Chanel neoprene Flap Bag from Cruise 2015 collection
CALZONE WITH SPINACH AND RICOTTA
A yummy calzone with spinach and ricotta



PHOTOS: FASHION.TELEGRAPH.CO.UK, TUMBLR

Friday, May 22, 2015

BEAUTY FOR THE WEEKEND - Nude Nail Polishes

I used to be a girl who would have never gone out without painting the nails of her toes. Of course in spring and summer (or in any occasion that required bare feet, like a swimming pool, for example). I would have preferred to wear sneakers or brogues with 30°C / 86°F instead of showing nude nails. Is this crazy? Maybe, but I don't know... I would have felt kind of "naked", uncomfortable for sure.
When it comes to nail polishes for the toes, I've always preferred red and dark colors, like blue and black. But now, as summer is approaching, I'm definitely thinking about delicate, pale hues. Bare nails are still not for me, I need "to dress" my feet.
I started changing my mind very recently, after seeing some actresses at Cannes Film Festival. I thought "let's give nude nude nail polishes a chance".
For Beauty for the Weekend I chose some nude nail polishes I really like. Of course when it comes to a hue that matches well our skin, judging from a photo is not easy, but you probably may like some of picks. Some of their names are very cute and very long, sometimes I wish my job was finding lovely names for clothes, accessories and make-up products! 


Fino all'anno scorso non sarei mai uscita di casa senza essermi data lo smalto sulle unghie dei piedi. In primavera e in estate, ovviamente, o in qualsiasi occasione in cui sarei dovuta stare a piedi nudi, come in piscina etc. Sarei uscita con le scarpe chiuse con 30° piuttosto che portare scarpe aperte senza smalto sulle unghie. È da pazzi? Forse, ma non so... Mi sarei sentita "nuda", o comunque a disagio.
Per i piedi ho sempre preferito colori come il rosso, il blu e il nero. Adesso invece, con l'estate sempre più vicina, sto riconsiderando colori chiari e delicati. Le unghie proprio "nude", senza smalto, ancora non fanno per me.
Ho cominciato a cambiare idea molto recentemente, praticamente pochi giorni fa; dopo aver visto alcune attrici al festival di Cannes.  Ho pensato "diamo una possibilità ai colori chiari".
Per Beauty for the Weekend ho scelto alcuni colori che mi piacciono. Ovviamente è difficile capire da una foto se un colore si adatta alla nostra carnagione, ma probabilmente alcuni di quelli che ho scelto vi piaceranno. Hanno nomi davvero carini e mooolto lunghi, a volte vorrei che il mio lavoro fosse quello di scegliere i nomi di vestiti, accessori e prodotti di bellezza! 


NATALIE PORTMAN SHOES AND NUDE NAILS CANNES 2015
Natalie Portman
DIANE KRUGER JIMMY CHOO "MINNIE" SANDALS
Diane Kruger wearing Jimmy Choo "Minnie" sandals
ESSIE SPIN THE BOTTLE AND ROMPER ROOM
Essie "Spin The Bottle" (on the left) and "Romper Room"
DEBORAH LIPPMANN NUDE NAIL POLISHES A FINE ROMANCE MARNIE
Debora Lippmann "A Fine Romance" (on the left) and "Marnie"
OPI NUDE AND PALE PINK NAIL POLISHES
O.P.I. "So Many Clowns... So Little Time" (on the left) and "Coney Island Cotton Candy"
ZOYA NUDE NAIL POLISHES RUE TAYLOR ANA
Zoya "Rue" (on the left), "Taylor" (in the middle) and "Ana"
ZOYA CHANELLE NUDE POLISH
Zoya "Chanelle"

ZOYA NUDE NAIL POLISH SPENCER
Zoya "Spencer"

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 SHOES Part 2: BOOTIES

The second part of the posts dedicated to Spring/Summer 2015 shoes is about booties, my favorite shoes.
I know that the weather is becoming warmer (I'm sure that many of you are only thinking about flip flops and lovely sandals) but I think we all know that unfortunately it has become very crazy; in my country low pressure is arriving, and it should bring rain and colder temperature.
So, keeping a pair of beautiful booties handy is always a good idea!
These are my favorite ones, I hope you'll like them. Next time the post will be all about high heels, don't miss it!

La seconda parte dei post sulle scarpe per la Primavera/Estate 2015 è dedicata agli stivaletti, le mie scarpe preferite.
So che fa sempre più caldo (e sono sicura che molte di voi penseranno solo ad infradito e meravigliosi sandali) ma sappiamo che purtroppo il tempo è diventato pazzo; in Italia si aspetta l'arrivo di una perturbazione che dovrebbe portare pioggia e temperature più fresche un po' ovunque.
Avere a portata di mano un paio di stivaletti è sempre una buona idea!
Questi sono i miei preferiti, spero vi piacciano. Il prossimo post invece sarà tutto sulle scarpe con il tacco, non perdetevelo!







Sunday, May 17, 2015

FASHION CRUSH - Mango Beautiful Day Sweatshirt

If years ago someone had told me that one day I would have liked sweatshirts and considered them even stylish, I would have called him/her mad. But I was wrong. Or maybe at that time sweatshirts were just a garment that was to relegate to gym or home cleaning (for me, of course) while now even designers include them in their collections. 
Anyway, now I like sweatshirts, most of all if they're printed with some cute and stylish written/slogan so for this week Fashion Crush I chose MANGO BEAUTIFUL DAY SWEATSHIRT  (I guess the written in japanese says the same, or maybe it's chinese... please forgive my ignorance of oriental languages).
I think it's cute and the big plus is that the composition is 95% cotton and 5% elastane, which is great because usually high street brands barely use cotton.
Click HERE FOR US.

MANGO BEAUTIFUL DAY SWEATSHIRT
Se anni fa qualcuno mi avesse detto che un giorno mi sarebbero piaciute le felpe, l'avrei considerato/a pazzo/a. Ma mi sbagliavo. O forse a quei tempi la felpa era un capo da relegare (parlo per me, ovviamente) alla palestra e alle pulizie di casa, mentre adesso molti stilisti la includono nelle loro collezioni.
Le felpe mi piacciono soprattutto stampate con qualche scritta o slogan, come quella che ho scelto per la Fashion Crush della settimana, DI MANGO, con le maniche a 3/4. 
La trovo proprio carina e la composizione è un grosso punto a favore, dato che è 95% cotone e 5% elastan. Non so voi, ma io una felpa troppo sintetica non la comprerei mai e si sa, i colossi del low cost risparmiano molto sostituendo il cotone con le fibre sintetiche, ma dovrebbe esserci un limite!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

WHAT I LINK #65

FAMOUS AND BANNED FASHION ADS. I think it's not a matter of being prude or not, some are simply tasteless. {on dazeddigital.com}

A tip TO APPLY MASCARA. I tried and it's perfect if you're looking for a natural look. {on youtube.com}

Following the trend (well, maybe I should call it strategy) of hiring actresses with many upcoming movies, therefore red carpets, tv appearances, covers of magazines and so on, LOUIS VUITTON NAMED ALICIA VIKANDER THE NEW FACE OF THE BRAND. {on fashiontimes.com}

Talking about a beautiful and talented actress who is the face of a luxury brand, NATALIE PORTMAN WILL PLAY JACKIE KENNEDY in an upcoming biopic directed by Pablo Lorrain and produced by Darren Aronofsky, who successfully directed Portman in "Black Swan". {on fashionista.com}

SOME HISTORY ABOUT SUNSCREEN. {on yahoo.com}

An easy and very cute way TO GIVE YOUR WOODEN CHAIRS A NICE CHANGE. {on apairandasparediy.com}

If you have $6,1 million you can buy BYFLEET MANOR, FAMOUS FOR BEING THE MANSION OF LADY VIOLET CRAWLEY, Maggie Smith's character in Downton Abbey. The exterior of the house was also used in "Into The Woods", starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and many other actors. {on latimes.com}

A cute and plain t-shirt to TO PROCLAIM SELF-LOVE. {on wearyourlabel.com}


ALICIA VIKANDER AT LOUIS VUITTON RESORT 2016 FASHION SHOW
Alicia Vikander at Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 fashion show
Byfleet Manor, which is in Surrey.


PHOTOS: PINTEREST

Friday, May 15, 2015

BEAUTY FOR THE WEEKEND - Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex

This week, for Beauty for the Weekend I chose one of my favorite skincare products (ever).
I'm talking about TATA HARPER REPLENISHING NUTRIENT COMPLEX. When I first heard about this brand I immediately wanted to try something. Tata Harper is not famous in my country, but luckily there's Net-à-Porter and another online store that sells it.
Replenishing Nutrient Complex has been love at first... touch! It's an oil serum that improves the texture and the hydration of the skin and leaves it really soft.

It's a complex of 17 active ingredients: vitamins, minerals, lipids, amino acids, antioxidants and omega fatty acids, all derived from natural origin.
Among these ingredients there are: alfalfa, a very antioxidant plant rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and E, carrot oil, antioxidant and rich in betacarotene, borage oil, which improves the appearance of the skin, olive oil, rosehip mosqueta oil, very antioxidant and rich in essential fatty acids.

This blend of oils comes in a small bottle of glass with a roll-on, so you can apply it directly on your face, rolling a small quantity and then massaging it, neck included. It absorbs quickly and it's not greasy at all.
It has a pleasing and relaxing smell. I always smell my hands after applying it!
It's suitable for all skin types.
I'm using it as a night moisturizer but it's perfect for both daily and nighttime routine, so I think I will start using it in the morning, too, because it's brightening and protective (but it doesn't have SPF, so if you don't leave the house without a sunscreen you should apply one, once this oil is perfectly absorbed). Actually, I'm using it only as part of my night routine because it's so natural that I don't want "to pollute" it with sunscreen and make-up!

Tata Harper is the most natural brand I've ever tried. Its products are 100% free from synthetics, toxic ingredients, GMO, fillers, artificial fragrances and colors. It's also a cruelty free and certified vegan brand, suitable for celiacs.

As I wrote at the beginning of the post, Replenishing Nutrient Complex is already one of my favorite skincare products and I truly recommend it.


TATA HARPER REPLENISHING NUTRIENT COMPLEX

TATA HARPER REPLENISHING NUTRIENT COMPLEX
The ingredients
TATA HARPER PACKAGING 100% MADE FROM RECYCLED PAPER
The attention for environment is another plus.
L'attenzione per l'ambiente è un altro punto a favore di Tata Harper. Tutte le scatole sono realizzate con carta riciclata e stampate con inchiostro ecologico.

TATA HARPER IS MADE WITH LOVE IN VERMONT USA
Tata Harper is made with love in Vermont.
I prodotti Tata Harper sono fatti con amore in Vermont.


Questa settimana voglio parlarvi di uno dei miei prodotti di bellezza preferiti.
Ho sempre sentito parlare benissimo di Tata Harper, un brand americano di prodotti naturali ancora poco conosciuto in Italia. Volevo provare qualcosa e ho scelto REPLENISHING NUTRIENT COMPLEX. È stato amore al primo... tocco!

Si tratta di un olio-siero realizzato con un mix di ingredienti di origine naturale: vitamine, minerali, lipidi, aminoacidi, antiossidanti e acidi grassi. Migliora l'aspetto della pelle e la sua idratazione, lasciandola molto morbida.
Tra gli ingredienti attivi troviamo: alfalfa, una pianta erbacea ricca di vitamina A, B, C, D ed E (i suoi germogli si mangiano e sono molto nutrienti), olio d'oliva, olio di carota, antiossidante e ricco di betacarotene, olio di borragine, che migliora l'aspetto della pelle, olio di rosa mosqueta, antiossidante e ricco di acidi grassi essenziali.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS - FLORAL FASHION

April showers bring May flowers... I found this saying a perfect title for this post, dedicated to floral clothes and accessories.
I found so many beautiful ones that now I really want to wear something floral, which it's strange, since I love black, any tone of blue and grey. I know, some of you may think that I love boring colors, but I can't help!
Anyway, I hope you'll like my picks, I even found a gorgeous suitcase!

Un detto anglosassone dice "Le piogge di Aprile portano i fiori di Maggio" e io ho pensato che fosse un titolo perfetto per questo post, dedicato ad abiti e accessori a fiori.
Ne ho trovati di molto belli e adesso ho davvero voglia di indossare qualcosa a fiori ed è strano perché io praticamente indosserei solo nero, blu (in ogni tonalità) e grigio. So che penserete che mi piacciono colori noiosi, ma non posso farci niente!
Comunque spero che i vestiti e gli accessori che ho scelto vi piacciano, ho perfino trovato una bellissima valigia!



P.A.R.O.S.H. FLORAL SLEEVELESS DRESS

ZARA FLORAL SHIRT

PIERRE HARDY FLOWERS SANDALS

STEFFEN SCHRAUT STRIPED FLORAL TOP

VICTORIA BECKHAM PINK FLORAL TOTE

ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY FLORAL JACKET