31 Dec 2010

Personal wishes and other

When I write a more personal post I never know if you could be interested or not. Therefore if you are not, stop reading the post :) and wait for the next one, otherwise click on these personal wishes.

Everybody: I wish you will spend the most AMAZING night of your life and the new year will be SPARKLING for all of us :)
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28 Dec 2010

The tourist

Hi dear,
After the first days of laziness what do you do in the freezing nights of these winter holidays? How are you spending these days :)?
Last night I went to cinema to watch The tourist, the movie with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Deep shot in Venezia, I was impressed by the set (I look forward to go to the wonderful Venezia and get lost among its calle :D) and by Angelina Jolie's dresses designed for the occasion by Ferragamo. The dresses and the suits she wears are glamorous and chic, timeless and very refined classics like in Ferragamo's tradition, love this style, have in mind to buy a pair of black long gloves like her one :).


By the way of Angelina Jolie's personal style I have to say she is always perfect. No eccentricity, she usually prefers feminine dresses with simple but sexy shapes, only one colour (white, black and pale pink) matched with black or neutral colours shoes. Sometimes only one statement jewel, I still remember the emerald drop earrings she wore in a red carpet, fabulous! She doesn't need much to be beautiful like a real diva. Great example of elegance, less is more is always a truth.

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26 Dec 2010

Happy Holidays

Hello guys,
hope you spent a super merry Christmas, did you find under the tree what you wished?

This year I have had a lot in material gifts but actually what I would like to receive is a year of peace, happiness and love for me and my family. This would be the biggest present I wish, I don't ask anymore. No clothes, no shoes or other things can replace the smiles, the happiness you have when you are surronded by beloved people. Ever like this year I have understood this thing.

Hence, the best gift I wish to you is that you will have a wondeful new year, full of good immaterial things.

All the best,
Diane


22 Dec 2010

ABOUT ME

Short post guys to tell you that answering some questions and making some little interviews to other people, I thought I needed to write something in my ABOUT ME page. You find it above, if someone is interested in reading it. I added some faqs. The page is not complete yet, will be under construction for a little so if you have something to ask, write a comment with your question here! I may answer :)
ASK-ASK-ASK!


Breve post ragazzi per dirvi che rispondendo a delle domande e facendo delle piccole interviste ad altri, ho pensato di scrivere qualcosa nella mia pagina ABOUT ME. La trovate sopra se qualcuno è interessato a leggerla. Ho aggiunto delle faqs. La pagina non è ancora completa, sarà in costruzione per un pò di tempo, così se avete qualcosa da chiedere scrivere un commento con la vostra domanda qui! Potrei rispondere :)
CHIEDETE!


21 Dec 2010

Frida on my mind

Dear readers,
I imagine in these days you are involved in Christmas shopping to find the last gifts for your friends and family, I saved you from giving a list of possible gifts because I think a present has to be very personal, talk about the person who will receive it and be chosen observing his tastes with a bit of care. Only a recomendation, let's try to limit our consumerism and think that sometimes the time is still the most precious gift.

Christmas is the time in which you come back home, the family gets together, you have more time to spend with old friends. For me it's also the time in which I can be lazy without feeling too guilty :), watch movies, go to cinema, read books, my copy of Vogue Italia, newspaper, yes not only online (I'm also a fan of paper), stay at bed and make simple things I don't have time to do before...like having a decent breakfast, going to hairdresser :) (oh, I made a long fringe in these days)!
How are you spending the spare time in these days before the big holidays? Is full time shopping killing you? In these days I'm reading a Frida Kahlo monograph by Taschen I bought recently to increase my collection, I'll talk about her soon.
And soon there will be a guest post on a smart and talented illustrator :-) whose drawings I love. So stay tuned!


Cari lettori,
immagino che in questi giorni siate presi dallo shopping di Natale per trovare gli ultimi regali da fare per i vostri amici e per la famiglia. Vi ho risparmiato una lista di possibili doni perchè penso che un regalo debba essere personale, parlare della persona che lo riceverà, essere scelto osservando i suoi gusti con un pò di attenzione. Una sola raccomandazione, cerchiamo di limitare il nostro consumismo e pensiamo che qualche volta il tempo è ancora il regalo più prezioso. 

Il Natale è il momento in cui si torna a casa, la famiglia si riunisce, si ha più tempo da passare con i vecchi amici. Per me è anche il tempo in cui si può essere pigri senza sentirsi troppo colpevoli :) guardare film, leggere libri, la mia copia di Vogue Italia, il giornale cartaceo, si, non solo online (sono anche una fan della carta), stare a letto e fare piccole cose semplici che non trovo il tempo di fare prima...come fare una colazione decente, andare dal parrucchiere :) (oh, ho fatto la frangia lunga in questi giorni)!
Come state passando il tempo libero in questi giorni prima delle grosse vacanze? Lo shopping a tempo pieno vi sta uccidendo? In questi giorni sto leggendo una monografia di Frida Kahlo di Taschen che ho comprato di recente per accrescere la mia collezione, vi parlerò a breve di lei.
E a breve ci sarà un guest post su un'illustratrice intelligente e di talento :-) di cui amo i disegni. Stay tuned!



19 Dec 2010

18 Dec 2010

GIVEAWAY winner

Hello Beauties,
I'm glad to announce that the giveaway goes to...drum roll :-)...Kristy Elena (Vogue Gone Rogue)!  Congratulations!!!!
She will be soon contacted and hope the present will arrive before Christmas :-)

Thank you everybody :-) and good Christmas shopping :-)

13 Dec 2010

I DIE for Miu Miu


Have you seen the Miu Miu 2011 Spring Summer Collection yet? The flashes of electric colours, yellow, blue, red, shocking pink in the dresses and in the accessories have captured me totally. The mary jane are super cute, what about having a shocking pair of shoes for next season? :) Miuccia Prada rocks always.
I know that it's very cold to think about spring summer but keep in mind the imperative of the next season: abandon the light colours and switch to psychedelic!

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10 Dec 2010

Dress Up with Topshop

Hi darlings,
first of all, I wonna thank you for your sweet comments and your participation in the GIVEAWAY, I  wouln't be expected so many comments :).
Hope you like my blog and as you know, it's open to your ideas and suggestions. Know I have the best and TRES CHIC readers of the whole blogosphere :).
I appreciate you like the GIVEAWAY, it is an experiment, and I tell you in advance there will be other one soon, so don't worry if you won't win :). Next time I will find for you something very special, so stay tuned!

Well, let's change subject, as you know, during holidays, we have more time to dedicate to ourselves, so we like to be more elegant wearing little dresses and defying the inclemency of the winter! Snow, rains and freezing temperatures don't scare if we want to be pretty. So have you decided what wear for X-mas?
Let's try not to dress over otherwise we could be confused with the X-mas tree :)).

Here you have a selection of my list of dresses I love at Topshop. Topshop is not exactly low cost but the dresses are fabulous and I really like anything from it! What's your favourite?

In order from the left: red dress 130£, knitted metallic dress 310£, sequin dress 118£, knitted dress 135£, sweetheart sequin dress 78$, silk tutu dress 410£, sequin spot tulle dress 250£, grey babydoll dress 110£.

8 Dec 2010

GIVEAWAY

Hi darlings,
X-mas is coming so one of you will find under the tree a gift from me and my blog :). Hope you like it.
It's a bag from H&M I liked very much. It's red roses decorated, a jacket similar to this bag was also worn by the The Blonde Salad. It can be elegant in a daily look worn with denim or with a fine dress in the night. I chose it red because as you know I love that colour.

Well, the rules for the giveaway:
1) you are free to follow the blog but I will be happy if you follow on Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin :D
2) write a comment under this post, specify if you follow the blog and how, and write your email address so I can contact you if you win.
3) the giveaway will close on the 17 of December and the winner will be chosen randomly.
4) good luck guys and dolls!



The Blonde Salad in red roses jacket

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6 Dec 2010

Pics from Milan

Hello Beauties,
the past week was really full of things to do...I went out, met some friends and did shopping in the city.
In the next post I'll show you what I bought and the giveaway for you!:D
In the meanwhile enjoy some pics from Milan on December, It was very cold with few sunny days and some days of snow and rains (I also went around by motorcycle to skip the traffic of the city in the morning, you can imagine how cold it was, I wonder how come I has not become sick yet :) ). If you have not visited Milan yet, come in but preferably in the good weather!

Il Duomo

Il Duomo
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26 Nov 2010

Giveaway is in the air

Hello darlings,
I will be in Milan from tomorrow, I hope to be able to post because I will go shopping a lot! :)


And...I think there will be a little surprise for you, my dear adorable readers...so stay tuned!

22 Nov 2010

Leopard mon amour!

If there is something cool, always trendy in every season is leopard print. When I wear leopard, I like matching it with a total black outfit or a touch of red or grey. It becomes more sophisticated, you need a delicate balace not to be vulgar, for example, I prefer wearing feminine shoes and not grunge boots  to smooth out the total effect. The red lipstick and tidy hairs could complete perfectly the look. Enjoy some examples!

Dolce&Gabbana
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20 Nov 2010

Chanel make up

New Purchases
In the picture: Natural Finish Powder (number 22), Blush duo effect tweed (number 17), Rouge Allure Insolence (number 65), Nail 547 pulsion, Nail 505 particulier (I already bought it), Rouge Allure Passion (number 14), Eye Pencil noir (number 61), Eyeshadows (number 46 and 12).

Yesterday was a very busy day but I could fit together all the things I had to do. As promised I show you all the things I bought yesterday at the Chanel make up appointment. I was already a Chanel fan but testing on my skin all the new products I was really enthusiastic.
I have to say that the visagiste was really good and he tried on my face the new limited edition make up which I'm gonna speak about. I was a Dior beauty addict with also a lot of products from Guerlain, Yves Saint Laurent and Lancome, all the French beauty maisons, but I was really surprised by all the news from Chanel.
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18 Nov 2010

Olivia Palermo for Mango


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Preview Chanel Make up


Hi guys,
Tomorrow is Friday (thanks God) and I tell you in advance you will see a post on make up, I think on Saturday, because I decided to book an appointment at a Chanel visagiste who will put on me a personal make up, and make me see all the last news in the Chanel make up. I'm not a super expert in make up but I am a Chanel fan, I love all the French beauty brands. I promise you will be brought up to date on my purchases, I will return at home with some Chanel products which I will not be able to say no!
Then, I hope to show you a piece from my wardrobe I love so much!
To my Italian readers: I'm sorry if sometimes I have not much time to post the translatation, hope you will forget me, I'm gonna try to do my best.



Ciao ragazzi,
Domani e' venerdì (grazie a Dio) e vi anticipo che vedrete un post sul make up, credo sabato, perchè ho deciso di prenotare un appuntamento da un visagista Chanel che mi truccherà e mi farà vedere le ultime novità nel make up Chanel. Non sono una super esperta di make up, ma sono una fan di Chanel e amo i marchi francesi di bellezza. Prometto che sarete aggiornati sui miei acquisti, prevedo che ritornerò a casa con dei prodotti Chanel a cui non saprò dire no!
Poi, spero di farvi vedere un pezzo dal mio armadio che amo molto!
Ai lettori italiani: mi scuso se qualche volta non ho tempo di postare la traduzione, spero mi perdonerete, cercherò di fare il possibile.

16 Nov 2010

14 Nov 2010

PARIS BEST ADDRESSES: le fleurs du mal

Hi darlings,
as promised this is the post of the best addresses in Paris from an ex-Parisienne who lived in the heart of the famous "triangle d'or", precisely in the 8th arrondissement. I think there will be other posts on the city. So the argument will not be depleted in only one post. I decided to give first the restos, bar, night, and cafè addresses. I will give you fashion shops and places in the next post on Paris. Among my adresses, some are discovered casually, some are the trendiest ones, some are cults you can't miss if you visit the city.


 

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8 Nov 2010

HATE/LOVE list

Maybe it could be useful to know something about me, I think there will be other HATE/LOVE very chic lists :)


 

Love:

dressing in a elegant way even to go out daily
feeling like Lady Gaga while I listen to her :)
my prior life and the good old days
stealing clothes from my sister's wardrobe (rarely)
meeting new people and old friends around the world
the childhood memories at the seaside
laughing and being moved by a movie
people who speaks about Art and Philosophy
having a coffee with old friends or new friends
Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo, Simone de Beauvoir



Hate:

men that tell white lies
women that don't show solidarity one each other
not being able to go on the moon :)
downdiness
not living in London to be able to see all the Tate exihibitions
arguing with my sister
not being an Art collector like Charles Saatchi :)
not being able to speak Japanese or Chinese language
the girls that wear like bitches (a bit of good taste, please)
when a dream is shattered


La traduzione in Italiano appena ho un pò di tempo (sorry!)

6 Nov 2010

On Paris

Hi guys,
brief post to say that I'm preparing a post on the coolest places in PARIS, so keep in touch!
From an ex-Parisienne! :) Have a good weekend!
PS: Thank you for your comments on the previous posts!


Ciao ragazzi,
breve post per dirvi che sto preparando un post sui posti più cool di PARIGI, quindi tenetevi in contatto!
Da un ex Parisienne! :)  Buon weekend!
PS: Grazie per i vostri commenti nei posts precedenti!

5 Nov 2010

My Accessories of the day: bloody croc bag


                                        
FURLA BAG

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2 Nov 2010

What I love: LANVIN FOR H&M

Hi guys,
I am still excited because of the Lanvin collection for H&M, I think it's really amazing!
I look forward to buy everything...so do you think I could ask for my Christmas' present a month in advance? :D
I love all the dresses and the shoes are fabolous. Hope to manage to buy at least one of the pieces I like! Here you have my selection of what I love! You think that we could try to survive at the struggle among all the fashionistas in the stores on the 23 of November?:D


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I want Lanvin not flowers!

The video of the collection designed by Lanvin for H&M!finally!

24 Oct 2010

Low Cost-High Style

Hi dear readers,
today you have my column on low cost-high style items, on cheap pieces I find they have a nice effect. I selected for you a pair of trousers for a daily simple look and a particular skirt you can use for a night out.
Hope you like them! Have a good Sunday!

Zara Trousers with leather inserts
Mango skirt

21 Oct 2010

My new purchase

Here you have my last purchases from Zara, I like this knitwear and the lace inserts, the effect is very nice because they make the shoulders glimpse, we could wear it with jeans and pumps, or with a flared skirt, is simple but seems sophisticated.


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18 Oct 2010

The BEST SHOES FALL/WINTER

In order from the left: Azzedine Alaia (BEAUTIFUL), Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte, Valentino Garavani, Charlotte Olympia boots
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14 Oct 2010

Do you want to wear a bit of Art?

Mondrian Bag by Sara Battaglia

This piece from the young bags designer Sara Battaglia is a really cool item that can't miss in a fashionista's closet. It's an original interpretation of the famous Mondrian work of art, a must-have for art lovers, cool to wear! Give a look at the pieces of her collection because she will go a long way!

PS: stay tuned because in the next post you will see the coolest shoes of the season!


Questo pezzo della giovane designer di borse Sara Battaglia, è un oggetto veramente cool che non può mancare nell'armadio di una fashionista. E' un'interpretazione originale della famosa opera di Mondrian, un must-have per gli amanti dell'arte, bello da indossare! Date un'occhiata ai pezzi della sua collezione perchè fara molta strada!


8 Oct 2010

Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2011

If you have 2 minutes check out this video, please.
It's really cute, a pleasure for eyes. I have a absolute love for Elie Saab creations. Elie Saab makes women sophisticated, so that wearing one of his dresses, they can feel real queens. Is this the purpose of fashion, isn't it?

6 Oct 2010

Valentino-Chanel Spring Summer 11

Wonderful collections from Valentino and Chanel, the most awaited catwalks. (Pictures from Style.it)

In Valentino we found a very delicate palette of colours, nude, black and white, big use of lace,  with a very modern effect. The Valentino urban woman doesn't give up being feminine also daily. Characteristic of the maison is the use of ruches in the jackets, in the dresses that express a light and very clean in the lines, romanticism. Maria Grazia Chiuri e Pierpaolo Piccioli did a good work in respect of the brand tradition.

In Chanel collection, we could see a triumph of feathers, everywhere, both in daily and nightly outfits matched with the skirt tailleurs, classics of the maison. Coloured flowers dresses, big use of tulle, black and white matched and mixed. In the catwalk there was also the presence of Ines De la Fressange, Chanel muse, among the models.
See more pictures below and keep in touch to see the best looks in Elie Saab collection in next post!:D



5 Oct 2010

Let's mambo! So Sophia...

Hi guys, 
As you know, cinema inspires our lives, our way of thinking and also fashion like those ones inspire cinema, so sometimes in this blog I would like to share with you some scenes of movies I really love.
Late Forties and Fifties were a fantastic period, a golden age for Italian cinema, for the presence of stars like Sofia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio De Sica, Silvana Mangano, Gina Lollobrigida, and directors like Fellini, Rossellini (who created a new way of acting and filming ispired to reality, the Neorealismo), it was also the period in which Italian comedy was born; the movies of these years contributed to the success of stars like Sophia who won the Oscar for her performance in "La Ciociara" and became an icon all over the world.
Well, I want to show you a piece of a movie directed by Dino Risi, "Pane, Amore e..." (1955), it's with Sophia Loren and Vittorio De Sica and the scene is a cult for the mambo dance in which Sophia expresses her curvy sensuality.
Nice way to start the day!


30 Sep 2010

New Talent: Hakaan

 

Today I would like to show you a new talent that is meeting success among celebrities like Kate Moss and attracting the attention by fashion editors all over the world: Hakaan. I love the emerging talents, overall Francesco Scognamiglio, and I think they have to be supported by buyers - by the way I like the Dolce & Gabbana's iniziative of opening a new space in Milan, Spiga2, to promote new talents, I'd like to dedicate a post in the future.
The Turkish designer Hakaan exalts the female form with strong shapes, short dresses with neutral colour, black and white especially, and sculptorial cuts. His style is clean but impressive. You can see the new catwalk of Paris fashion week and the last fall/winter collection. 
I think we'll hear of him a lot!
(Pictures from ELLE.com and style.it) 

29 Sep 2010

Milano Fashion Week

Milano Fashion Week has just finished so here you have my selection of what I loved.
(Pictures from ELLE.com)

Francesco Scognamiglio (absolute talent, my favourite ♥ )