Heels we love…

Nothing can turn on a woman charm better than a nice pair of heels.  Shoes can tell a lot about us, and high heels in particular are a real powerful tool in the game of seduction. So, girls, don’t forget  to stock up on stilettos , more than ever during these festive season, to be perfectly organized for every special occasion that will require you to be sexy and glamorous!
I absolutely love the elegant extravagance of Jimmy Choo’s creations : design, colors and  details never fail to impress me.  Ankle boots covered in studs and strass, just amazing!  Sky-high  heels  that turn heads!
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And how about these gorgeous pumps in lace with floral motifs?  The perfect  choice for  a special night, I would say….

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One of this season’s  most imaginative model  comes from Alberto Guardiani,  the exquisite Italian shoe brand.  I  am talking about the amazing Flutterby shoes,  designed by Lady San Pedro, who was the winner of the “Cinderthriller” contest  launched by Guardiani.  In red suede, these shoes feature heels in a surprising and beautiful shape of a butterfly, hand painted in black and white. I think they are absolutely gorgeous, and I love the contrast between the simple line of the “décolleté” and the complex motif on the heels,  altogether a  very glamorous concept. Have you ever dreamt about having wings ? Now you can wear them, on your feet!

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by Alessia Capone

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Best dresses of the year: and the winners are….

Are you ready to see the best dresses of the year? Of course the person who will judge is going to be…me!

 

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Since I love princesses and happy ending fairy tales, on top of my list I will put Kate Middleton in her beautiful dress by Jenny Packham. She definitely looks like a modern Cinderella, smiling gracefully while she walks on the red carpet in her long, light-blue gown, perfectly matching both the clutch bag and the earrings. Is she really pregnant, as reported by many UK magazines?  What a sophisticated mom she would make!

 

 

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This dress by Marchesa was photographed one too many times by the paparazzi, since it was worn by two of the sexiest Hollywood actresses, Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway.  Sorry Kristen, but this stunning black lace dress looks so much better on Anne. I love the ribcage design featured up the back, as well as the sheer lace skirt, although you must have really amazing legs to wear it!

 

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Taylor Swift looks stunning in this short sequined dress by Zuhair Murad. That’s how she stole the spotlight on the red carpet at the 2012 American Music Awards just a few days ago. The gold dress is amazing, and matches really well both the pulled-back hair style and the earrings. Red nail polish gives the final exquisite touch to this knock-out look.

 

 

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Described by the New York Times as the ultimate style icon, gorgeous model Miranda Kerr looks like a real diva even when she just takes a stroll. Her day dress by Victoria Beckham  becomes even sexier worn with the Lanvin dusty rose shoes.  The Prada belt is the must-have accessory in order to be fashionable in any occasion, and if it’s still sunny outside, the brown Miu Miu sunglasses will come in handy, matching perfectly the baby blue handbag by Prada.

What’s your favorite choice, ladies? Can’t wait to know!

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Bring on the camo!

I don’t think I need  to tell you how much camouflage prints are in fashion right now, surely you must have already heard that.  Army style is one of the main trends for this coming season,  although it is definitely not the first time that camo prints rise  from second-hand shops to high street fashion. Unfortunately camouflage prints are not so easy to wear, and don’t look good on everyone…In fact, beside being obviously very masculine, any camo prints can  easily tone down the rest of your outfit. This is the reason why the best way to wear camo is to  dress it up with a nice and elegant pair of heels. I also like the idea of combining army style with neutrals or delicate colours , like pale pink, and balancing the look with something very  feminine, like a short skirt. Last but not least, always use accessories to soften your army look; any gold accessory will match camouflage prints perfectly. Here you go,  now you are ready for the military trend … camo with no fears!

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I love trench coats!

Can’t wait for autumn to kick in so that I can start wearing my trench coat! I believe trench coats are really wonderful, definitely a must-have every woman needs in her closet…

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It’s an evergreen article of clothing and it’s very unique. Perfect at any time of the day, you can wear it with almost everything.

Weird destiny: created for the army, trench coats ended up on the world’s most famous fashion runways! Excellent for protecting from humidity, the first trench coats were in fact ordered to Burberry by the British army as an item of equipment.

Trench coats became fashionable thanks to many famous movies…Unforgettable the one wore by Audrey Hepburn in ” Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, which is actually my favourite trench coat ever!

Although Burberry is, no doubts, still the best and most well known designer when it comes to trench coats, there are other more affordable options by many different brands, and in different colours too!

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Don’t hesitate to wear this stylish piece….Whatever you ‘ll wear underneath, a dress, a suite, a pair of trousers, high hills or even ballerina flats, as long as you have a trench coat on, you will feel and look like a movie star!

Alessia Capone

Just the best from Milan

Oh, it’s fashion week again in Milan and again the city is bubbling with glamour, celebrities and parties everywhere.

Fashionistas from all over the planet have been waiting in expectation, eager to know in what amazing ways Italian designers will surprise them one more time. The shows are many, and many are the gorgeous  outfits that we have seen on the catwalk.

Very chic and sexy at the same time the short dresses presented by Byblos, definitely  I could do with one of each for next summer…

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Short length dresses and skirts are  going to be a must. Giorgio Armani ‘s version is as usual very classy, soft and feminine, absolutely lovely:

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Short pants too will still be a big trend. Here is a very cool, colorful outfit with shorts, by Roccobarocco.

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Another  amazing outfit  in total-white by the same designer:

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If you like the sheerness and translucency of lace  you will not be disappointed, there is going to be a lot of it next year. This sensual gipsy-inspired outfit is also by Roccobarocco:

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Lace also for Versace, who combines it with leather and silk to create very interesting, extravagant designs, dedicated to a woman who is both “strong and fragile”,  as Donatella declared. The total look, including knee-high gladiator boots,  is really sexy….

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But most of us will not go to this excess, right? Anteprima presented a very wearable collection, without failing to be sophisticated and stylish. These are my favourite outfits from Anteprima’s collection:

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September’s trend spotting: ankle boots and shorts

Mid -September, and the sun still shines like in August. Climate changes or just God’s grace, I am not complaining about this wonderful weather. I actually love it when the summer stretches out for so long, although it’s a little bit weird to see window shops displaying sweaters, coats, and scarves ( I promise you!)  when all you want to put on is still just a vest and a pair of shorts…  Talking about shorts, don’t be afraid to wear them with a pair of ankle boots, it’s really a hot trend right now. Make your outfit chic adding a  loose silky top or shirt, and complete the look with a large tote leather bag. Ankle boots and shorts are the perfect choice for this time of the year, especially if your legs are still tanned ….very sexy!

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Vogue Fashion’s Night Out in Rome

After New York, London, Tokyo, and Milan, tonight Rome as well will open its doors to Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, the yearly “happening” during which all the most fashionable shops will remain open till late.  The city will be sparkling with events related not only to the fashion world, but art, music and culture too. Obviously here in Rome we can’t wait for it, and we are getting ready to look fabulous and unique for this special date!

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Designers have created limited editions items that will be available tonight only, and many celebrities will attend, making it an absolutely glamorous event… The famous Italian shoe designer Cesare Paciotti will be in his boutique in Via del Babuino, meeting all the stylish ladies who are passionate about his creations . In the same street  Missoni’s boutique will  host a cocktail party with nothing less than a fortune-teller to entertain guests and passers-by!  Cocktail  party also at Pinko, where a limited edition bracelet collection will be presented. Another spot absolutely not to be missed  is Kiko, the really popular Italian make-up brand , where  clients will receive as a gift a mini make-up kit with eye liner, kohl and lip gloss.

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I love Fashion’s Night Out as it’s a great way not only to celebrate style and everything that belongs to the glamorous world of fashion, but also because it is an excellent  occasion to spend a night unlike any other, where everything seems magical and beautiful !

I am definitely looking forward to it!

(by Alessia Capone)